I recently moved house from a place with a fairly small square of fla
lawn to one with about twice the flat area and - more problematically
some very steep grassed banks between the flat spaces, and one muc
shallower bank up the side of the garden.
I used to get by with a small flymo (a "mow n vac" model) which ha
proved hopelessly inadequate to the task in hand. So I need a new one
and have a few questions I'd appreciated being answered.
My initial assumption was that I'd be best off getting
top-of-the-range flymo. This leaves me with a choice of two models
the "Turbo Lite 400" which is lightweight and has a 1500 watt motor an
a 40cm blade, and the "Vision Compact 380" which is much heavier
collects grass, and has a 1700 watt motor and a 38cm blade.
* First up, has anyone had an experience of using both these models an
impressions as to which is "best"?
* I'm a little concerned about the weight of the heavier mower sinc
even good flymos don't tend to "fly" terribly well. Is there any goo
reason - besides the cosmetic look of the lawn - why I'd be better of
having a mower which collects and removes the cut grass over one whic
leaves it behind?
* The advantage of a wider cutting blade is obvious. But for standar
lawn cutting, is there any advantage of having a 1700 watt motor over
1500 watt one?
* I have assumed that using a wheeled mower on steep banks is prett
dangerous. So, does that mean I'm best off with another flymo or woul
the combination of a wheeled mower for the flat and shallow banks and
good strimmer for the steep banks be a better idea?
* Are there other manufacturers/models available (in the UK) I ought t
consider? I don't mind paying more to get a tool which gets the job don
as quickly and as easily as possible!