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Battery roller mower

Hi all , having used a stilh battery mower for around 4 years now and still going strong, I was wondering if anyone have or used a battery roller mower and if so what brands and if any good,

many thanks 

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  • hi, there aren't many battery roller ones. and due to the (usually) light weight design of such machines the roller is plastic and only leaves a faint stripe. But some of the Bosch ones have them although only a 43Cm width cut, i use them all the time

    • hi billybop, there's a mountfield one with46cm cut weighing in at 31kg , steel deck but plastic looking roller . But not sure if there's enough weight on the back of that one

      • Crikey that sounds a beast, the bosch 43Cm ones weigh less than half that... I have the Bosch Pro ones as well which are heavy (need ramps to put on the truck) Sadly due to the position of the self drive motor on those they weren't available with a roller but would have been ideal for it otherwise as they are 53Cm and an absolute joy to use on the well kept lawns in particular

        • It's an expensive bit of kit as it is over £600 plus over £300 for an extra battery, but runtime of around an hour so need to think carefully 

          • Yes you also might find it somewhat different to the Stihl. Maybe they are improved but I have a Greenworks one with what looks a very similar Motor unit to those Mountfields. Despite my one being 80 volt I was disappointed with its performance in less than ideal conditions, compared to some other battery machines. I only paid £200 for it body only brand new so no great loss and I might still use it occasionally. It's worth keeping an eye on ebay etc for very lightly used one you are interested in, as the more expensive high end type can be difficult to sell and end up being heavily discounted. And if you can, take the opportunity to try one out first to see if it suits

            • I did manage to find an at one mower on you ride which is the mountfield in green , it does stripe but it didn't look great so am thinking, back to petrol , now which one .....

  • If your mower is ok, what about one of the roller add-on units, such as below. I've never used one of these though, so don't know how good they are to use - end of line turns might be difficult?

    https://www.mowermagic.co.uk/acatalog/Toro-Lawn-Striper-HA20601.html

    Toro Lawn Striper - Striping Kit Roller to attach to most mowers (20601)
    Create patterns like the pros with Toro?s Lawn Striping System. Easily attaches to most walk-behind mowers and can be used with and without the bagge…
    • Hi Ian , that looks like a great idea, I not sure whether it would be any good professionally, and I wouldn't work on the stihl as it has the hard grass box as opposed to the collapsible one  and the funny one Handle  but thanks for the idea

  • Ego Power make roller add-ons for some of their battery mowers. 8kg steel roller, so should produce decent stripe.

    • Cheers for that Ian ,  that looks ideal,I've used the ego stuff before, quite good, a few issues but on the whole good for professionals, I will definitely investigate further 

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