At present I do a spot of grass cutting and garden maintenance for a few
folk. When i started out I was using a Mcculloch Mower that was self
propelled, it did an ok job but I got it for free and after a good bit
of use it was only good for the bin, it was good for up to a medium
So as an upgrade I searched around and got myself a Suffolk Punch (17")
cylinder mower. Its fantastic, for the money (i paid £100 for it)
however it does struggle very much with gardens that aren't completely
level and i am forever emptying the grass box. On one garden I emptied
the box 28 times, which is a bit of an irrotation.
To meet my needs half way I have been considering at the end of the
season buying a rotary mower with a roller on the back (for the
stripes). I have recently used a Hayter Harrier 48, it was nothing
short of superb, very quiet left an excellent finish on the lawn.
However they are mega money, even second hand.
Therefore I am looking a bit of advice of what to buy really. I have
seen a Mcculloch with a roller
and also a Mountfield M3.
The mower gets approx 4-6 hours of use per week, so if anyone has any
further suggestions please reply.