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Lawnflite Pro 19"

Evening all. Apologies but another mower question.

There are plenty of comments on here re hayter and weibang 48 mowers, but is anybody using the lawnflite / kaaz / cobra Pro 19 " roller mowers? Any thoughts, good or bad ? Collection, speed etc etc 

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    I got brand new cobra in a job lot of stihl items I bought off a gardener who had had to give up due to car crash where he broke his back.

    im yet to use it but this guy had changed all his mowers to cobra he said parts were cheap compared to Honda, he said he wouldn’t use any other brand now.. 

    im yet to use it I’ll keep it as a spare I expect.

  • Glen, I ran the 21" Kaaz rollers for a few years. I don't think I'd get one again.

    Performance was superb. Truly. I fitted super hi lift blades, upped the revs and kept the bags clean and they would cut and collect any long wet grass you could imagine. They are easy to use, good balance, relatively light on the handle. 

    BUT, gearboxes, rollers and shafts wear out/break far too quickly. I always push the machine before engaging gears and they still needed hefty repairs done barely a year old. 

    • Thanks for that Dan. I was aware of the gearbox etc issues. Do you think it would still be such an issue on the smaller machines?

      From what I have read of your posts you do a lot more mowing than me, so my wear and tear is much less. I am looking to replace a Honda hrx476 which has served me well but is now 8 years old and I was hoping the lawnflite would be a bit quicker and better at collecting.

      I like the look of the the Weibang 48 (I have one of their scarifiers) but they are just that bit more expensive, and I'm struggling to justify the cost with the amount of grass cutting I do. I have been offered the lawnflite at a good price. 

       

    • Dan, am I right in thinking that you run Weibang mowers? How long do you expect them to last? 

      • It's got a 3 year pro warranty so I expect 3 years without major costs. I'll sell it at 3 years then buy another new.

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    We have retired a 19" Lawnflite which was cheap as chips new but lasted about 1.5 seasons. Very slow and not always easy to start  - ours had the autochoke on the subaru engine.

    • Thanks Nick. What 19" mower are you running now and how long do you expect it to last? 

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