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Written on: 25/07/2014
Took delivery of a Bosch Rotak 34R yesterday assembled it OK until I got to what Bosch call the "Grass Box". What a load of cheap jack rubbish! It is clipped together by two red clips,one either side. These clips join the top and the bottom together. The problem is, the two pieces don't really join together and the whole box wobbles about and is the worst bit of design and production I have ever seen in a lawn mower. There is no rigidity in the box and no support structure to keep it steady… Read Full Review
Written on: 30/06/2014 by 481Barker (1 review written)
Brought this to replace a Qualcast that we have had for 8 years as the brushes had worn out. The cutting sizes go from 1mm upwards but this machine will not even take off daisy heads 15mm high. The collector box handle will not stay clipped to the top so emptying requires you to hold it at the top and bottom. I would rename this machine Botch Rotak as it is total rubbish… Read Full Review
Written on: 07/05/2014 by Braylenq311 (1 review written)
This mower was a rotten lousy waste of money. The bracket for adjusting the cut heigh broke the very first time I got it out of the box. Don't do it to yourself. I know it was cheap but really it should have done our small lawn one time before packing up. Seriously steer clear of this design catastrophe. I don't think we are going to keep it for longer than a week. Really can not think of a positive word to say about it. yuck yuck yuck. yuck yucky yuck… Read Full Review
Written on: 22/05/2013 by lhawk (1 review written)
I recently bought the 34cm cutting width Rotak (however it was the model with the 'ergoflex' handles, which is not the model shown here). It cuts my uneaven, funny-shaped lawn beautifully because it is light and maneuverable and cuts edges perfectly. The key aspect for me is the power and torque it puts to its blades so that it cuts well through wet and rough grass - I have included the full technical specification of the range and a video demonstration… Read Full Review
Written on: 21/05/2013
Bought £89 bosch rotak 340er lawnmower from b & q store after seeing it on their website. Big mistake! Assembled the mower and was surprised just how flimsy and badly made the grassbox is--two plastic halves have to clip together and a handle clips into the top. The very poor quality construction means the grassbox does not fit well into the mower and even the b&q manager struggled to get it to fit. Also the grassbox angles down so you spill grass cuttings when removing the box and in use… Read Full Review
Written on: 25/09/2010
The Rotak 34 while being a cheap purchase at £89.00 in my view is not a great lawn mower. There are many faults in its design. The grass box has to many awkward shapes that retain the grass when emptying and worse still the sides are open with air vents which lets the small grass blades out what the idea is makes you wonder?, The grass height selection lever in plastic can be difficult to move simply because the spring mechanism is far to large and the lever in plastic is strong but flexes… Read Full Review
Written on: 17/08/2010 by Bornacoola (1 review written)
After much trepidation I opted to buy A Bosch Rotak 34 after my Qualcast cylinder mower expired. The new mower arrived and within ten minutes of opening the box I was mowing. Set on the shortest cut the machine gave as neat and close trim as my old cylinder mower. No "scalping", no digging-in just a nice close cut. I was so impressed I decided to take the mower and tackle a council maintained verge outside my home. This "green" area consisted of dandelions and long scrubby grass. Leaving… Read Full Review
Written on: 04/08/2010
bought a Bosch 34 Mower to replace my broken Hover-Mower. The first thing I noticed when I took it out was the weight! Compared to most lawn mowers it is very light, when putting it together lots of other reviewers said it took a long time. LIE! From the moment I got it out the box to when I turned it on took about 10 minutes, 2 screws put the 2 pieces of the handle toghether and the other 2 to join the whole handle to the mower. When mowing the lawn it took a Hover-Mower 30 minutes whereas… Read Full Review
Written on: 20/07/2010
Včera som zobral star Cina kosačky, Rotak 34 skončil .
Doln ložisko sa zohrialo posunulo plastovom asi o 7 mm .
Kosačka je neopraviteľn , pretoze oprava JE nerentabiln , motor asi treba vymeniť.Z ruka skončila .
Na Slovensk cena kosačky 200 euro 2 t ždeň mzda ..
Nikdy Kosačka Bosch !… Read Full Review
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… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/07/2010
I bought this lawn mower thinking that the make bosch would be of high quality, durable and last many years as stated in their leaflet. The machine stopped working and when i gave it to repair i was told it was the motor. How can a lawn mower which has an occasional usage just stop working. I rang Bosch customer services who just stated that they only cover for 2 years and if product fails to work then tough luck basically. i would never recommend any of their make products to anyone… Read Full Review
Written on: 29/05/2010 by madras (1 review written)
I bought this mower because it was light and easy to lift no flex which was good as my garden is on two levels.
However I am now on my third replacement in two years. The fault being that the mower does not start even although the battery is fully charged.
This product is a complete dud and not fit for the purpose. Do not buy this under any circumstances you will have nothing but trouble with it… Read Full Review
Written on: 22/03/2010
Great light lawn mower that cuts beautifully up to the edge... overall I've used mine for 3 months cutting every other week and had no problems.
Only down side was that it was a bit tricky to put together, but managed it in the end… Read Full Review
Written on: 12/08/2009 by Nigelb1965 (1 review written)
Bosch Rotak 34 Electric lawn mower
I bought this mower for 69.99 incl del - on sat, arrived today 14/8/09
I previousely used a hover, which was hard work and gave a poor cut.
This is total the oppersite, light, easy to operate, gives and v.good cut.
its hight adjustable so you decide the hight of your grass. the lawn looks totally different, i feel proud of it, i just wished i'd not been a tight sod and bought this years ago.
The motor has an overload facility so you sould not burn the motor… Read Full Review
Written on: 20/05/2009 by ronquek (1 review written)
Bought this Bosch Rotak 34 this afternoon and assembled it within 30 minutes and ready to mow my lawn immediately. The height adjustment is quite unfriendly and delicate with the plastic handle - can be better designed to make it slide easily. The grass comb did not work very well for trimming grass along the wall - still need a separate strimmer to cut it clean. Have to set to height setting 2 for my carpet grass and it cuts beautifully and evenly throughout. Clearing the grassbox is easy and… Read Full Review
Written on: 20/04/2009
Bosch Rotak 34 - great product, great price and a great finish. Easy to put together and a bargain at £79 from Homebase!… Read Full Review
Written on: 24/03/2009 by lilhoo (5 reviews written)
I am really disappointed with this mower. It looked great, had a powerful enough motor and after my old mower gave up the ghost I decided to go with Bosch. I wish I had gone with Flymo. The mowers grass box is nothing short of infuriating. The cut grass goes in easily enough but getting it out is a real hastle. The sides seem too close together so if the grass box is full (which it usually is) you are forced to pull the grass out yourself. Other than the grass box the height adjuster seems… Read Full Review
Written on: 22/09/2008 by Bainie (1 review written)
The Bosch Rotak 34 is the best mower I have ever owned, it cuts through grass knee high. I have just moved house and the garden was overgrown, not a problem for Bosch, highly recomended… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/09/2008 by nomenoyou (1 review written)
I had Flymos had cylinder mowers before this Bosch Rotak 34 Electric. All been good but all went wrong. Bits hard to get reasons for the Bosch was I could get at any shop and they all do repairs or send them away for repairs.
What more can customers want? I had a Atco costing 350 for two weeks it went wrong and for a repair they wanted postage and 25 for parts now that's pants!… Read Full Review
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