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Bosch Rotak 40 Electric Rotary Lawn Mower

by Bosch
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (374 customer reviews)
Price: 159.95
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  • Featuring unique grass combs that allows you to cut right to the edge
  • 1700 Watt Hi-torque 'PowerDrive' motor offers superb cutting and collection
  • 40cm Width of cut, with high speed steel blade, 10 Heights of cut (20-70mm)
  • Lightweight and manoeuvrable, full width safety switch
  • Rear collect grassbox (50 litres)
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Technical Details
Part Number 0600881C70
Item Weight15 Kg
Product Dimensions77.6 x 48.8 x 47 cm
Item model number0600881C70
Power SourceElectric
Plug FormatG - 3 pin British
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 30,227 in DIY & Tools (See top 100)
Shipping Weight31 Kg
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Date First Available19 Feb 2007

Product Description

Box Contains

  • 1 x Lawnmower
  • 1 x Grassbox

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    185 of 186 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars Bosch Rotak 40 Electric Rotary Lawn Mower 30 July 2008
    By Barry
    I have used this lawn mower since last year, It has been as described by all.But the motor has just broken, On inspection the cover over the motor has vents in it but these were blocked with grass hence the motor over heated and sized up. So if you have one take of the top cover by undoing the two screws, so you can clean of the cover over the motor, or it will happen to yours.
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    210 of 212 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Rotak 40 Electric Rotary Mower 24 May 2007
    I don't write reviews unless something comes along that redifines anything before it. This is only my 3rd review on Amazon. And yes, its only a lawnmower so whats the big deal? Well, I love my garden, but am not too keen on the inevitable hard graft required to keep it looking good. I have a medium sized to large lawn, most of which is even, but parts which are not, and like it or not, its me that has to mow the darn thing.

    I've tried several mowers over the past 5 years, including Flymo hover types (despite all the marketing hype, and several different models, proved to be very little grass collected for lot of hovering ) and a couple of cylinder mowers ( the best one being a Qualcast all metal mower, which works OK on flat areas but scuffs on uneven parts and is heavy to manouver ) this is the mower I used last season and which I'd had the best results with........until I saw the lawn cut with friends Rotak 40.

    So I bought one.

    If I hadn't seen what this mower can do, I would never have paid 119 for what basically looks like a cheap plastic mower designed for a postage stamp lawn. And I have to admit, I have my reservations as to how long it will last ( has a year guarantee though ). Its all plastic for goodness sake !! But the results this machine produces are simply stunning. I like my grass cut short, and use this at the minimum cut of 2cm. The lawn almost looks like a bowling green, at this setting. It only takes one mow to cut, and is easy and lightweight to manouver. It has 2 carrier handles built into the mower, which makes it easy to pick-up for transport. The flimsy looking grassbox, does its job admirably, the grass collected being compacted, means it holds at least twice as much as my conventional Qualcast cylinder grassbox.
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    274 of 277 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Better Buy Bosch 6 May 2007
    The reviews on the Rotak 40C, I think are actually for the 40, particularly as one reviewer quite rightly notes that you can pick one of these up from Homebase for 119.00 and Homebase doesn't stock the 40C!!

    I have bought one of these for my Medium to Small garden after my Flymo burnt out. I have to say that I have been missing out. The Flymo was hard work, hacked the grass, rather than cut it and wasn't even very good on my steep front lawn! This BOSCH blows it out of the water. Its powerful, easy and produces an excellent cut, even across steep ground. You can easily adjust the cut height and the grass collector really compacts the cuttings, meaning I can do the whole lawn without emptying. I was going to buy a Petrol Mower this time, but the Bosch is so light and relatively maintenance free, I don't think you'll find much to justify purchasing one of the competition.

    One of the best bits of kit I have bought for exceeding my expectations. Great value for money!
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    53 of 53 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars This is an immense product 25 July 2007
    I found this lawnmower on a review of flymo 330, and was swayed by the reviews and manufacturers description.

    I have never written a review before, but the performance of this product has prompted me.

    I had a 9-year old qualcast 6000, which didn't pick up the grass properly, was heavy and cumbersome. I thought it was normal for my medium-sized back lawn to take two hours and a lot of energy to cut.

    That was until I bought this. I've just cut my grass for the second time. It was about 4-6 inches long, damp, and I cut it in little over 20 minutes. That includes a steep slope at the back, which I just rolled the mower along the side of!

    It was a little above my budget, but more than worth it.

    The only thing which is a little frustrating is that you have to empty the collector so quickly - this is purely because it cuts the grass so quickly!!!

    So all-in-all, this is a fantastic product - I strongly recommend it.
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    104 of 105 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Superb mower. I'm a convert 11 July 2007
    By ND1234
    My previous mower was a petrol-powered Hayter. Not a cheap-end machine, but the suspension collapsed and it was over 10 years old - so time for a replacement.

    I thought long and hard before going for an electric mower. Not had one before, and the thought of a weedy engine really put me off. So I looked around for a powerful electric rotary and found this one. Bought it online and saved loads, so I thought if I didn't get along with it I could eBay it.

    Reasonably impressed with the instructions and box contents, although putting the grass collector together could have been easier. Also I am slightly unsure of how sturdy the grass box will be after a season of use but it seems ok at the moment. Cable management, a real bugbear for some electric mowers, seems good as it coils neatly onto integrated clips on the handle. Two sturdy carry handles make light ;-) work of moving the little beast.

    While my lawn isn't colossal, I end up cutting around 3000 sq ft each go including a communal area at the front. I also normally use the mower to pick up after I've deadheaded roses and cut back other plants so it gets a workout!

    My old petrol machine was smelly, noisy, heavy, unwieldy, and so vibratory my hands felt numb afterwards. This Bosch Rotak cuts well, is light, manoeuvrable, superbly powerful, smooth, and good at collecting clippings - even on slightly damp grass. Obviously it's going to cut well with a new and sharp blade, but it'll be easy to keep it sharp because it's not too heavy.

    Now I've got used to flicking the cable out of harm's way and the best way around the garden without crossing over, I actually think it's much easier than a petrol machine.

    Thoroughly recommended.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars Working well - now in it's seventh year
    I started using this instead of my petrol mower even though my lawn is a bit large for it.

    What I like:
    Stripe effect
    Ease of use
    Fairly quiet
    Can be... Read more
    Published 2 months ago by TF
    4.0 out of 5 stars Neat, sharp cutting without sweating; let down slightly by an awkward...
    I used to own a Flymo, and as one other reviewer put so well, it was like dragging a dead Labrador around the garden. Read more
    Published 2 months ago by tastyfish
    5.0 out of 5 stars Good reliable product
    I've had this for a few years now and it has stood the test of time it is easy to use, easy to empty and has a safety shut off device which is really handy. Read more
    Published 3 months ago by Peakaboo
    5.0 out of 5 stars Best lawn mower
    I have had Bosch lawn mowers for many years and when my son got his own property I bought this one for him. He is really satisfied with it and is now a convert.
    Published 3 months ago by beed51
    2.0 out of 5 stars POOR DESIGN
    Published 5 months ago by S. AOLLEY
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great Lawmower
    Had a while now and cannot fault this mower. I was fed up of the stones jamming in a cylinder mower eventually wrecking its bearing. Read more
    Published 6 months ago by Newbaker
    5.0 out of 5 stars Grass is greener
    Easy to use no hard pushing it along keeps grass at the right length and looking good would recommend it
    Published 7 months ago by Tia Mon
    1.0 out of 5 stars mower already broken
    mower is just over a year old. I've looked after it well and only used it a total of 20 times. it just died on me. not happy.
    Published 11 months ago by mark
    5.0 out of 5 stars Years of use
    Forgotten I'd bought this several years ago and it's still going strong. A real workhorse of a mower. Suggest getting a spare blade when you buy, even though I didn't.
    Published 12 months ago by Patti
    4.0 out of 5 stars Prohibative Repair Costs
    Bought from Amazon in Aug. 2008, it served pretty well (much better than previous Flymos) till cable fault at starter control. Read more
    Published 12 months ago by H. S. Martin
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