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Ride On Mower

Postby Geoff » Tue Jun 01, 2021 6:14 pm

I have a ride on mower that is approaching end of life, or at least it sounds like it, and I am having difficulty deciding what to buy.
My current mower, Hayter 13/30, has a lightweight lift-off grass catcher which I can carry and empty into my compost heap as long as I don't overfill it with damp grass. I don't compost all my clippings but it is good to be able to move some this way.
The problem I have is most of the mowers now have a more solid grass catcher that you empty by tipping rather than lifting off and the layout of my garden means I can't tip near the compost heaps. I want a cutting width similar to my current 30", the few mowers with lift-off bags achieve this with a single blade and I would prefer a twin bladed model (I have had bending issues with the single big blade and the twins are supposed to pick up better in damp conditions).
I am wondering if it is practical to buy or make one of those garden refuse sheets, put it somewhere I can tip then carry it to the compost heaps. I am asking if anybody else has experience of working this way. Any machine advice would be most welcome too!
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Re: Ride On Mower

Postby Kayburton » Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:57 am

Maybe you should pay attention to the lawn mowers in this review? I'm not sure if lawn mowers are now available with a removable grass container. My lawnmower does not pick the grass, I then pick the mow by hand. Of course, it is not so convenient, but the lawn mower cost me less.
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