Qualcast Elan 32 Review

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Ciaran2's review of Qualcast Elan 32

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Qualcast Elan 32

“I purchased the Qualcast Elan 32 in June 2004, and...”

Written on: 28/11/2004 by Ciaran2 (1 review written)

Good Points
Length of cable
Capacity of collection box -31 litres

Bad Points
Cutting quality

General Comments
I purchased the Qualcast Elan 32 in June 2004, and wish I hadn't.

My gran had a Qualcast for nearly 20 years, and an ex. landlord had one for over 10 years with no problems, which was my reason for purchasing.

The Elan 32 is a cylinder mower, which is regarded as giving the closest, neatest cut- not so.

The machine cuts some blades of grass and leaves others flattened by the stupid bar at the front of blades (so the bar flattens the grass so the blades do not cut it). If the grass to be cut is over 3 inches long - you have no chance; the 350W motor can't handle it and rips the grass out by the root..

Other factors can't be to blame. I only cut in dry conditions, lawn is new and flat and blades are kept clean.

The machine is new so the blades do not need sharpened or re-aligned.

I just wish I knew this before buying, and would buy a rotary one.

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Paulhogg's Response to Ciaran2's Review

Written on: 02/05/2005

The elan uses a scissor cut action with the bar is the second blade. Clyinder mowers are only for top class fine lawns

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Jrussell9's Response to Ciaran2's Review

Written on: 08/09/2005

Yes but the Elan pulls the grass out by the roots, chokes if it is too thick, cuts unevenly, the roller drops out its flimsy plastic holders and the cutting height keeps dropping. I don't know how Bosch can sell this as a mower, it's more like a malfunctioning toy.
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<br>Fortunately the motor on mine is on its last legs after a year, so I can throw it out with a clear conscience and buy a Honda. Hooray!

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