Written on: 19/07/2010
We purchased the Bosch Rotak 34 Lawnmower a couple of months ago and used it about 6 times. Accidentally clipping a manhole cover in the lawn has stopped the blade spinning, and upon inspection broken a plastic part internally. Bosch's response is that this is not covered by warranty, and due to precision manufactoring something will break if the blade hits at high speed. We have had a Champion for about 7 years and caught the manhole cover several times and it still works. Bosch's answer was that if you have an obstruction then the cheap alternative blade will just skip and keep on going. Therefore cheap is much better if you have an obstruction!