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  # 1892584 30-Oct-2017 13:28
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Batman:

 

MikeAqua:

 

The 'non-rust' part is the alloy cutting deck.  Steel cutting decks can rust quite quickly if left with wet grass clippings stuck to the inside surface.  Depends on where and how the mower is stored. 

 

Many mowers have a little hole for garden for a hose on the top surface of the deck, just run it for 30 seconds with water squirting in and it self cleans.

 

 

Had my $299 ?mitre10 mower for 6 years now, it's defintiely not alloy nor plastic, so i think steel, never cleaned any wet grass off it (or maybe I only mow when it's not too wet because of boggy ground?), no problems. just getting hard to start.

 

 

If you aren't cutting wet or long grass and you store your mower somewhere dry, you are unlikely to have a problem with rust. The deck on a new mower generally has a protective coating as well.

 

RE getting hard to start - the spark-plug and air filter are easy things to check/clean.  The filters are often foam rubber and easily blocked by dust etc. I wash my filter out with water followed by methylated spirits once each year - wearing gloves of course and allowing the meths to evaporate before reinstalling it.

 

A dirty air filter will often cause the plug to foul.   I use an old tooth brush and carb-cleaner to clean the plug. 





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  # 1892809 30-Oct-2017 20:11
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Pick yourself up one of these, got one off Trademe just for the fun of it! you'd be done in 5 mins so mow them twice a week and you don't need to catch the clippings.

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  # 1892813 30-Oct-2017 20:20
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Here is a quite good and short guide to what your options are etc which I found recently.

 

 

 

It might help

 

http://bobsmowers.co.nz/index.php/news


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  # 1893517 1-Nov-2017 10:46
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Batman:

 

 

 

I think the flymo will explode. It comes with a cord doesn't it? If I don't get electrocuted before it explodes that is. The lawn itself is 500m2 I think (no more than 7-800m2 probably). My petrol Briggs and Stratton already struggles with the grass alone before meeting the other stuff on the lawn. (twigs, cabbage tree leaves, other long leaves, etc that i didn't manage to clear)

 

 

Cabbage tree leaves, flax leaves and palm fronds are a big ask for any mower.  Even shredders don't deal with them. Green-waste places typically refuse to take them too.

 

You are regularly cutting and catching normal tree and shrub leaves and you have said you have a 500m2 lawn.  I think you actually need a reasonably heavy duty mower with plenty of power. 

 

I would be looking from something with a 180cc - 200cc engine and choosing with the narrower cutting deck available for that engine size and a strong deck. If a couple of cabbage tree fronds wind around the blade that will put a lot of torque into the deck.

 

Personally I would shell out the $$ on a commercial grade mower and look after it.

 

 





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  # 1893540 1-Nov-2017 11:51
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Have you considered second hand? Go to a local mower second hand shop, and you might find a quality mower for very cheap. I got mine from a guy who can put good motors on a different body etc for around $200. 




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  # 1893548 1-Nov-2017 12:00
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How is a commercial grade mower different? Thanks





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  # 1893555 1-Nov-2017 12:13
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Batman:

 

How is a commercial grade mower different? Thanks

 

 

Bigger engine.  Heavier deck.  Higher volume catchers.  For example check out Masport's contractor range.





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  # 1893590 1-Nov-2017 12:34
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Do mitre10/bunnings stock these (commercial grade ones)?





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