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flymo mowers

Postby bebilja » Sat Jun 06, 2009 12:44 pm

A number of years ago I had a flymo hover with a two stroke engine which was great for cutting steep banks.I have moved to a house with a steep grassy slope and I was wondering if these machines still exist? I think a four stroke engine would seize because of the angle of the slope would mean that the oil would was only at one side of the engine
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Re: flymo mowers

Postby oldherbaceous » Sat Jun 06, 2009 12:56 pm

Dear Belbija, i know the four stroke ones can be used on banks of up to 45degrees.

I'm not sure if they still make two stroke ones or not.
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Re: flymo mowers

Postby richard p » Sat Jun 06, 2009 1:23 pm

there are loads of electric ones about.. use a thick(2.5mm) extension lead with a rcd circuit breaker and you shoud have no problems. or even use a cheap generator if the leads too long.
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Re: flymo mowers

Postby Clive. » Sat Jun 06, 2009 3:35 pm

I am out of touch with things Flymo...but as an alternative the former Allen range of air cushion mowers are now with Hayter.. http://www.hayter.co.uk/info/allen.html
http://www.hayter.co.uk/products/homeow ... rol-mower/
With 4 stroke engines that, in a quick check of their site, seem to be listed for use up to 45 degrees on the larger models....although the first model seems to list 20 degrees.

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Re: flymo mowers

Postby sally wright » Sat Jun 06, 2009 10:56 pm

Dear BB,
I have used both and imho the allen is the better machine. A trick we used to do in the early eighties (in those days before the birth of 'Elf and his annoying chums) on very steep banks was to tie off the deadman's handle with rope and dangle the machine on another rope and swing it like a pendulum on the bank whilst staying safely on level ground at the top. The snag was that if the rope came undone it could scalp tourists on the path below or come to rest in a flowerbed or at the bottom of the cliff. Oh those were the days.... It has reminded me just why I moved to the flattest area of the country I could find!
Regards Sally Wright.
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