Makita DLM431Z Twin 18v LXT Lawn Mower Body Only Cordless Lawnmower £92.99 Delivered @ Toolden
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Makita DLM431Z Twin 18v LXT Lawn Mower Body Only Cordless Lawnmower £92.99 Delivered @ Toolden

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Makita DLM431Z Twin 18v LXT Lawn Mower Body Only Cordless Lawnmower £92.99 Delivered
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Makita DLM431Z Twin 18v LXT Cordless 36v Lawn Mower

FEATURES

  • Delivers up to 30 minutes of run time using two 18V LXT 5.0Ah BL1850 batteries (sold separately)
  • Makita-built motor delivers 3,600 RPM for faster and powerful cutting
  • Easy to operate lever for quick adjustment of 13 cutting heights (20-75mm)
  • Soft start suppresses start-up reaction for smooth start-ups and longer gear life
  • 430mm (17") cutting width for optimum performance
  • Aerodynamic cover and built-in ball bearings help reduce the required push force
  • Grass level indicator is located on the top of the grass catcher bag
  • Grass catcher bag holds up to 50 Litres of grass
  • Weighs only 18.3 Kg with batteries for reduced operator fatigue
  • Extreme Protection Technology (XPT) is engineered for improved dust and water resistance for operation in harsh conditions
  • Rubberized soft grip handle bar for added comfort
  • Electric brake for maximum productivity
  • Compatible with Makita 18V Lithium-Ion batteries with a Star symbol

SPECIFICATION

  • Mowing width: 430mm/17"
  • Cutting heights: x13 (20mm - 75mm)
  • Mowing area: 500-1000m²
  • Grass box capacity: 50L
  • No load speed: 3,600 rpm
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shadow_boxer11/10/2019 15:55

How do you explain half the time to cut a lawn unless it's a very small …How do you explain half the time to cut a lawn unless it's a very small lawn?



Before I got my Worx cordless mower and strimmer I'd have asked exactly the same question and I still can't quite believe it but it's true IME. You'd be amazed how having a cord to mess about with slows you down compared to no cord.

And that's actual cutting time, not even accounting for the time wasted having to get the extension socket out and plug it in, unwind the cord and plug in them wind it back when you've finished. Now I just wheel the mower out of the shed, insert the batteries and away I go. It's very liberating and changes a chore into a pleasure hence my lawns get more frequent cuts and have never looked better.

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shamus197511/10/2019 23:47

You can hardy compare it to driving in a nail with a sledge hammer lol


Oh, but you can. In fact, it's a perfect description.

A 2lb sledge hammer is, what?, about four or five times heavier and bigger than a framing hammer.

Most purchases of petrol mowers are easily four or five times the uneccesary overkill for their purpose. In many cases purchased with the same type of vainglorious idiocy that compels large 4WD purchases for performing the 2 mile city school run.

So, yes. Pushing a big petrol mower about anything but a very large lawn is exactly the equivalent of the Chelsea Tractor housewives and driving a nail with a sledgehammer, and should be regarded as equally ridiculous.
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Hope it's got a lengthy guarantee as it'll be in the box for a while!
ThunderBolt11/10/2019 11:39

Hope it's got a lengthy guarantee as it'll be in the box for a while!


True but should be 3years If like their other LXT tools, providing you register with Makita within 30days of purchase.
Edited by: "fubar888" 11th Oct
Still 20 in stock according to website
'30 minutes of run time using two 18V LXT 5.0Ah' - blimey, is that standard for a cordless mower?
This would only be good for small lawns, despite a 17" blade !
LazyDonkey11/10/2019 12:57

'30 minutes of run time using two 18V LXT 5.0Ah' - blimey, is that …'30 minutes of run time using two 18V LXT 5.0Ah' - blimey, is that standard for a cordless mower? This would only be good for small lawns, despite a 17" blade !


Most people who get these already have various Makita tools and batteries and it's only 45min charge times. I myself have 6x 5.0ah batteries and have the cordless strimmer and blower. Wouldn't go back to corded stuff again.
LazyDonkey11/10/2019 12:57

'30 minutes of run time using two 18V LXT 5.0Ah' - blimey, is that …'30 minutes of run time using two 18V LXT 5.0Ah' - blimey, is that standard for a cordless mower? This would only be good for small lawns, despite a 17" blade !




Sounds pessimistic to me but all depends on the state of the lawn. Plus you are forgetting or not realising that with a cordless mower actual mowing time is cut in half (at least) compared to a corded one. IME.
Edited by: "bellboys" 11th Oct
Cracking price,these are great
About £55 per battery and £147 for the dual battery charger.

I have a different cordless lawnmower and it's probably halved the time I spend mowing.
Would love to get a smaller version (which is still quite large with 38cm blade!) for this price
bellboys11/10/2019 14:35

Sounds pessimistic to me but all depends on the state of the lawn. Plus …Sounds pessimistic to me but all depends on the state of the lawn. Plus you are forgetting or not realising that with a cordless mower actual mowing time is cut in half (at least) compared to a corded one. IME.


How do you explain half the time to cut a lawn unless it's a very small lawn?
shadow_boxer11/10/2019 15:55

How do you explain half the time to cut a lawn unless it's a very small …How do you explain half the time to cut a lawn unless it's a very small lawn?


Just speaking for myself - the lawn is not massive but I still need to unplug and move an extension lead if using a corded mower. With a cordless mower you go straight out of the shed and move it to a different area easily. You probably dont realise how long that all takes until you get a cordless.

If your only lawn is one neat tiny bit reached easily from one socket it isnt going to save you as much time.
Great price. Defo gets some heat! I have the Bosch 43cm rechargeable and that uses a single 36V pack. As others have said, I wouldn't go back to corded or petrol! I get 45mins-ish run time from my Bosch (depending on grass length and how wet it is) and that's only got a 4Ah pack. I'm quite surprised that this Makita would only give 30mins with the 5Ah packs, and assume that's pretty conservative? Very tempted by getting this as a spare as I already have the packs. Damn HUKD!

p.s. Anyone know why Makita don't do a cordless pole hedge trimmer? They do a petrol, but not an LXT one that I can find. Their regular LXT hedge trimmers are excellent, so why not a pole one too?
18 in stock according to website
18 in stock according to website
shadow_boxer11/10/2019 15:55

How do you explain half the time to cut a lawn unless it's a very small …How do you explain half the time to cut a lawn unless it's a very small lawn?



Before I got my Worx cordless mower and strimmer I'd have asked exactly the same question and I still can't quite believe it but it's true IME. You'd be amazed how having a cord to mess about with slows you down compared to no cord.

And that's actual cutting time, not even accounting for the time wasted having to get the extension socket out and plug it in, unwind the cord and plug in them wind it back when you've finished. Now I just wheel the mower out of the shed, insert the batteries and away I go. It's very liberating and changes a chore into a pleasure hence my lawns get more frequent cuts and have never looked better.

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Edited by: "bellboys" 14th Oct
bellboys11/10/2019 19:53

Before I got my Worx cordless mower and strimmer I'd have asked exactly …Before I got my Worx cordless mower and strimmer I'd have asked exactly the same question and I still can't quite believe it but it's true IME. You'd be amazed how having a cord to mess about with slows you down compared to no cord.And that's actual cutting time, not even accounting for the time wasted having to get the extension socket out and plug it in, unwind the cord and plug in them wind it back when you've finished. Now I just wheel the mower out of the shed, insert the batteries and away I go. It's very liberating and changes a chore into a pleasure hence my lawns get more frequent cuts and have never looked better.[Image] [Image]


Now that's impressive
bellboys11/10/2019 19:53

Before I got my Worx cordless mower and strimmer I'd have asked exactly …Before I got my Worx cordless mower and strimmer I'd have asked exactly the same question and I still can't quite believe it but it's true IME. You'd be amazed how having a cord to mess about with slows you down compared to no cord.And that's actual cutting time, not even accounting for the time wasted having to get the extension socket out and plug it in, unwind the cord and plug in them wind it back when you've finished. Now I just wheel the mower out of the shed, insert the batteries and away I go. It's very liberating and changes a chore into a pleasure hence my lawns get more frequent cuts and have never looked better.[Image] [Image]


Now that's impressive
FWIW, Amazon also stock this and according to the 3 camels the cheapest it's ever been there is £99 (with a high of around £400!).

There's a good review here - easylawnmowing.co.uk/mak…ew/

Hot!
buzzard11/10/2019 15:53

About £55 per battery and £147 for the dual battery charger.I have a d …About £55 per battery and £147 for the dual battery charger.I have a different cordless lawnmower and it's probably halved the time I spend mowing.




You could always go the compatible route and pay approx half that. I've done this with my Worx garden tools and no regrets so far....
buzzard11/10/2019 15:53

About £55 per battery and £147 for the dual battery charger.I have a d …About £55 per battery and £147 for the dual battery charger.I have a different cordless lawnmower and it's probably halved the time I spend mowing.


Just to clarify, it’s £55 per battery and £147 for two batteries plus a dual charger. Thanks to hukd I managed to get both my 5Ah for considerably less though, worked out around £35-40 each.
bellboys11/10/2019 21:51

You could always go the compatible route and pay approx half that. I've …You could always go the compatible route and pay approx half that. I've done this with my Worx garden tools and no regrets so far....


Makita is not cheap but the range of LXT tools is unrivalled.
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bellboys11/10/2019 14:35

Sounds pessimistic to me but all depends on the state of the lawn. Plus …Sounds pessimistic to me but all depends on the state of the lawn. Plus you are forgetting or not realising that with a cordless mower actual mowing time is cut in half (at least) compared to a corded one. IME.


Petrol all the way
shamus197511/10/2019 23:02

Petrol all the way


Fact is, though, for 80 odd percent of scenarios, the battery powered route is now far superior when all is said and done.

Same as has happened for the plug in drill, and has all but happened for most other tools.

Same as has happened for vacuums... And is happening for cars.

Cordless mowers are simply now doing the same for petrol ones.

For most people, buying a petrol mower over a modern cordless electric is now essentially the equivalent of buying a giant catering tea urn instead of a kettle for their kitchen.

People are coming to realise the truth that it's incredibly stupid to drive in a nail with a sledgehammer.
nickyjg11/10/2019 23:32

Fact is, though, for 80 odd percent of scenarios, the battery powered …Fact is, though, for 80 odd percent of scenarios, the battery powered route is now far superior when all is said and done.Same as has happened for the plug in drill, and has all but happened for most other tools.Same as has happened for vacuums... And is happening for cars. Cordless mowers are simply now doing the same for petrol ones.For most people, buying a petrol mower over a modern cordless electric is now essentially the equivalent of buying a giant catering tea urn instead of a kettle for their kitchen. People are coming to realise the truth that it's incredibly stupid to drive in a nail with a sledgehammer.


You can hardy compare it to driving in a nail with a sledge hammer lol
fubar88811/10/2019 22:45

Makita is not cheap but the range of LXT tools is unrivalled. [Image]





Sorry,I was talkin compatible batteries for the Makita, not suggesting Worx as an alternative. Just that both brands are so popular in the marketplace that a thriving compatibles market is available.
Edited by: "bellboys" 12th Oct
bellboys12/10/2019 05:56

Sorry,I was talkin compatible batteries for the Makita, not suggesting W …Sorry,I was talkin compatible batteries for the Makita, not suggesting Worx as an alternative. Just that both brands are so popular in the marketplace that a thriving compatibles market is available.


Good point, never seriously considered the third party batteries, I’m sure there are good ones out there though but it’s feels like a bit of a lottery.
fubar88812/10/2019 06:35

Good point, never seriously considered the third party batteries, I’m sure …Good point, never seriously considered the third party batteries, I’m sure there are good ones out there though but it’s feels like a bit of a lottery.




Agreed but got mine for the Worx via Amazon Prime (supplied by exmate but Fulfilled by Amazon) so should anything go wrong a refund should be forthcoming. Got some 5AH for 33 quid each whereas Worx charge 60 quid for their 4AH ones so a substantial saving.
Edited by: "bellboys" 12th Oct
still plenty left
shamus197511/10/2019 23:47

You can hardy compare it to driving in a nail with a sledge hammer lol


Oh, but you can. In fact, it's a perfect description.

A 2lb sledge hammer is, what?, about four or five times heavier and bigger than a framing hammer.

Most purchases of petrol mowers are easily four or five times the uneccesary overkill for their purpose. In many cases purchased with the same type of vainglorious idiocy that compels large 4WD purchases for performing the 2 mile city school run.

So, yes. Pushing a big petrol mower about anything but a very large lawn is exactly the equivalent of the Chelsea Tractor housewives and driving a nail with a sledgehammer, and should be regarded as equally ridiculous.
Is there any way to make worx or guild batteries compatible with this?
nickyjg12/10/2019 11:32

Oh, but you can. In fact, it's a perfect description.A 2lb sledge hammer … Oh, but you can. In fact, it's a perfect description.A 2lb sledge hammer is, what?, about four or five times heavier and bigger than a framing hammer.Most purchases of petrol mowers are easily four or five times the uneccesary overkill for their purpose. In many cases purchased with the same type of vainglorious idiocy that compels large 4WD purchases for performing the 2 mile city school run. So, yes. Pushing a big petrol mower about anything but a very large lawn is exactly the equivalent of the Chelsea Tractor housewives and driving a nail with a sledgehammer, and should be regarded as equally ridiculous.


LOL
nickyjg11/10/2019 23:32

Fact is, though, for 80 odd percent of scenarios, the battery powered …Fact is, though, for 80 odd percent of scenarios, the battery powered route is now far superior when all is said and done.Same as has happened for the plug in drill, and has all but happened for most other tools.Same as has happened for vacuums... And is happening for cars. Cordless mowers are simply now doing the same for petrol ones.For most people, buying a petrol mower over a modern cordless electric is now essentially the equivalent of buying a giant catering tea urn instead of a kettle for their kitchen. People are coming to realise the truth that it's incredibly stupid to drive in a nail with a sledgehammer.


So if you drink a lot
Of tea how many times do you have to fill up the kettle and top up the water, if you have a lot of tea to serve or go through litres a day, Cost you more in time as well.
Cheers. Picked one up.
The ride on had died and was replaced with a robot mower. Still need a small mower for the bits the robot can't get to though. Perfect timing. Really appreciate it OP.
Still showing 9 available on website
bellboys11/10/2019 19:53

Before I got my Worx cordless mower and strimmer I'd have asked exactly …Before I got my Worx cordless mower and strimmer I'd have asked exactly the same question and I still can't quite believe it but it's true IME. You'd be amazed how having a cord to mess about with slows you down compared to no cord.And that's actual cutting time, not even accounting for the time wasted having to get the extension socket out and plug it in, unwind the cord and plug in them wind it back when you've finished. Now I just wheel the mower out of the shed, insert the batteries and away I go. It's very liberating and changes a chore into a pleasure hence my lawns get more frequent cuts and have never looked better.[Image] [Image]


How did you grow grass over the man hole?
How did you grow grass over the man hole?
David_Adlington14/10/2019 09:37

How did you grow grass over the man hole?




I didn't, it's been covered by a half whisky barrel (genuine as well, smelt gorgeous when it arrived!) with strawberry plants planted in it. The man hole (ooerr) was a real eye sore

PS the 'ruts' you see in pic 1 were made by a mecahnical digger the landscaper used for our side garden (only way of accessing it was via the front lawn, sadly!).
Edited by: "bellboys" 14th Oct
bellboys11/10/2019 19:53

Before I got my Worx cordless mower and strimmer I'd have asked exactly …Before I got my Worx cordless mower and strimmer I'd have asked exactly the same question and I still can't quite believe it but it's true IME. You'd be amazed how having a cord to mess about with slows you down compared to no cord.And that's actual cutting time, not even accounting for the time wasted having to get the extension socket out and plug it in, unwind the cord and plug in them wind it back when you've finished. Now I just wheel the mower out of the shed, insert the batteries and away I go. It's very liberating and changes a chore into a pleasure hence my lawns get more frequent cuts and have never looked better.[Image] [Image]


That made me laugh as it looks like the before/after photos you get from cosmetics surgeries - the after photo has nicer weather and nicer plants and flowers in full bloom!

Undoubtedly the lawn is much improved though. How often did you cut it? And did you treat the lawn with anything? And water it?

Our lawns have the typical new build problems - insufficient drainage and loads of builder's materials left in the soil. I spent an entire spring aerating, weed killing and seeding it and it made almost no difference
edanfalls14/10/2019 09:50

That made me laugh as it looks like the before/after photos you get from …That made me laugh as it looks like the before/after photos you get from cosmetics surgeries - the after photo has nicer weather and nicer plants and flowers in full bloom!Undoubtedly the lawn is much improved though. How often did you cut it? And did you treat the lawn with anything? And water it?Our lawns have the typical new build problems - insufficient drainage and loads of builder's materials left in the soil. I spent an entire spring aerating, weed killing and seeding it and it made almost no difference



LOL. Yes, I see where you are coming from with the different angles &better weather shown but not intentional. Yes, I swear by Miracle Gro Soluble Grass Feed *(expensive and this cheapskate has tried several cheaper alternatives all with far inferior results). NEVER used a weed and feed type product on it though as I'm retired now so can simply cut them out and reseed (far more effective IME). Only water it when it really needs it (certainly haven't watered it in over a month now, obviously). a month ago was cutting it maybe twice a week as it's so quick with the cordless mower but obviously doesn't need cutting anywhere near that amount now.

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(the above pics aren't my lawn but taken froman amazon user review)

Never lived in a new build so hard to to give advice but if I was experiencing poor drainage I would go deeper with my holes than an aerator allows. Time to get out the large metal pole and give it a right whack in as many places as you (safely) can!! Plus, please don't think i'm taking the you know what here but introducing a lot of worms to the area can have a great effect as they are nature's aerators (i remember Man Utd doing this on their often waterlogged pitch in the days before Desso almost perfect playing surfaces were even heard of let alone used so widely on football grounds. )

Good luck, have to say there's a great feeling of satisfaction when a lawn you've worked solely on starts looking great.
Edited by: "bellboys" 14th Oct
I agree with cordless, the amount of time you save not having to get the extension out and I have a outside socket and faffing about moving it out of the way the cable so you dont cut it. I have a small lawn takes me about 10 minutes tops and the lawn is quite awkward shape and on a slight gradient. I also have the worx and strimmer
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