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  • Hi, interesting question, to me commercial use covers such a wide variety of paid jobs i would struggle to choose just one. For example at the moment trying to get final cuts of the year in with extreme water logging on some lawns I am forced to use a small 17 inch battery mower due to its minimal weight. Not ideal but needs must lol

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    Top of the range Pellenc...... I like cordless machinery for a variety of reasons and I think these are the only mowers currently on the market which are up to the rigours of professional work. 

    • Yes please I would like one of the Pellenc's also, Rasion 2 with the highest capacity battery. I have been using the Bosch Professional GRA53's for a few seasons which are great when the going is good but hopeless for trying to cut long wet grass short. Nice machine to use and well made but why do they have to be made so heavy. I got a massive discount and Bosch had a promotion where they gave out some free batteries. So I have 6 battery packs, it takes two at a time giving about an hour mowing time from each set.

      • is that 48 kg without the battery packs?? 

        • Not sure never weighed it but its a solid piece of kit, would certainly do oneself a dis service trying to lift it, i use a pair of metal ramps to put it on the back of the Hilux, and drive it up using the motor, which is independent of the one for the blade. it is good on the regularly kept lawns, a joy to use really. I keep an old petrol mower in the shed in case i get a new or one off type of job where the grass has been neglected. Or is awash with dog mess. But in practice I very rarely need to get the petrol one out. And now i've had the Bosch for a few seasons the batteries have about paid for themselves so my running costs going forward are negligible. The only servicing required so far has been blade replacement.

    • I wouldn't count on that Pellenc if someone gave it to me free... It's been tested and fails miserably in wet grass. Useless.

      Hard to look past a Lawnflite/Honda HS 4 wheeler. Hi lift blade and sped up engine. 

      • Those would get my vote too. I use Honda HR194s from the 80's as my everyday mowers. I've upgrade the engines to more modern GXV160s, but those things are tanks and just keep going. I like the look of the Cobra variant with the fan-assist collection.

        • The fan is brilliant,  I miss my Kaaz roller versions greatly! But they were not durable enough

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    I would like something which is as light as the old style Etesia Pro46, has excellent collection and mulching like a new style Etesia Pro 46, will stripe like a Honda Pro and lastly has a hydrostatic drive like an Etesia Pro53.......

    Failing that, an Etesia Pro46 with Kawasaki engine. Light enough to make it an easy 2 person lift in and out of a van, has an all day fuel tank, has a fast enough self propelled speed and offers excellent mulching when conditions allow.

    We did demo a battery Pro46 around 18 months ago and found it was excellent at cutting grass in all conditions but could not justify the cost of the batteries as one probably wouldn't "cut it" and the second looked like it might not travel well in the back of a van.

  • Honda HRH 536 HX hydrstatic for me.  We always buy new Hayter 48's and 56's plus the odd lighter four wheeled rotary, but we were offered a secondhand Honda HRH for £400, TEN years ago and it is almost indestructible, has done 1,000's of hours work and is still going strong, starts first pull.   

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