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Easy to use, light to manouevre and very effective on typical domestic lawn: great value but failed on 2nd use
on 17 April 2016
Finally bowing to the limits of health and energy, I gave in and bought what seemed like the best value lawnrake to deal with a small mossy ornamental lawn and larger area of grass in a small orchard. Firstly, it was delivered very speedily. Secondly the instructions for assembly were abysmal, so I was fortunate that my husband managed to make sense of all the bits and assemble them correctly. Thirdly, it works brilliantly. In one session of working on the second highest setting, thus not very drastic a treatment, working across the lawn then at right angles to it, within 45 minutes I had numerous full loads of thatch and moss to dispose of...10 times more volume than I could ever have managed with my usual spring-tine hand rake and broom. The lawn does not look quite as bad as I had feared and will perk up quickly, especially after an Aftercut dose with some grass seed. It was very light to manouevre even with my physical limitations, easy to empty and simply cleaned with a soft brush before storing. For occasional domestic use it is absolutely fine, but I would say it may not be robust enough for professional use on a far more regular basis as so much of the product is plastic. UPDATE MARCH 2017: unfortunately after just one use the machine will not start and I have had to make an 80 mile round trip to the nearest repairer.