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Bosch Rotak 34 Electric Rotary Lawn Mower

“Useless is the best description”

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

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Bosch Rotak 34 Electric Rotary Lawn Mower

“The mower broke on first use simply don.'”

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

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Bosch Rotak 34 Electric Rotary Lawn Mower

“aaagh!”

Written on: 01/07/2013

Not managed to cut grass at all, handles keep coming off. Had tp use 12 year old £25 flymo insred, hate tjis new mower!… Read Full Review

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Janebloggs's Comment

Written on: 13/08/2013

Hi,
Sorry to ask, but have you made sure that the handles are fixed firmly?
I had to put it together myself from the box when I bought mine about 4 years ago, but I can honestly say it's the best mower I've ever had, and I've never had any problems with it. Hope this will help!

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Nevill's Comment

Written on: 24/04/2014

Many customers complain about how much force and in some cases the two handle bottom screw to mower deck L/R side are to drive fully home but the complaint has fallen on deaf ears which tells me customer are classed as being moaners,if Bosch was not so expensive then a problem `might` be accepted but when the company's slogan is "Invented for life" it should practice "Invented for humans" to be able to assemble.

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★★★★★
Bosch Rotak 34 Electric Rotary Lawn Mower

“The perfect lawnmower for the less than perfect lawn”

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

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Bosch Rotak 34 Electric Rotary Lawn Mower

“grassbox design flaw”

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

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Bosch Rotak 34 Electric Rotary Lawn Mower

“ The Rotak 34 while being a cheap purchase at £89.00...”

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

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Vanistica's Comment

Written on: 28/03/2011

The small holes in the box are for air flow through the box otherwise the grass gathers at the front of the box!

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Tropi's Comment

Written on: 17/07/2012

Responding to Vanastica: You are absolutely right :-).

I could not figure out what was wrong, other than confirming the grassbox assembly was correct, as it fitted perfectly on an identical mower. It's obvious that this fault is not unique and I therefore expected that the Bosch Technical Advice Line would have a solution. But they simply offered to collect and replace or repair, which I declined.
The supplier replaced the mower, on the spot, no quibble, and the replacement did not have the leaky lid problem.
I fully concur with the reviewer's comments regarding awkward emptying of the grassbox due to its internal reinforcement fillets and the really balky height adjustment.

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Vanistica's Comment

Written on: 16/07/2012

I would take it back as there is an obvious fault. Mine is now over a year old and I have none of these problems. Gives the best cut of a fair size lawn that I have ever had

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Tropi's Comment

Written on: 14/07/2012

Some confusion here about 'air vents'
Yes, the grass box is perforated to promote air flow.
But that is not the point.
The grass box lid is so badly designed that there are significant gaps around the edges and rear, through which clippings are blown all over the mower and the person using it. This is entirely unacceptable.

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★★★★★
Bosch Rotak 34 Electric Rotary Lawn Mower

“After much trepidation I opted to buy A Bosch Rotak 34...”

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

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Bosch Rotak 34 Electric Rotary Lawn Mower

“bought a Bosch 34 Mower to replace my broken...”

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

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Bosch Rotak 34 Electric Rotary Lawn Mower

“Včera som zobral star Cina kosačky, Rotak 34 skončil...”

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

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Bosch Rotak 34 Electric Rotary Lawn Mower

“We purchased the Bosch Rotak 34 Lawnmower a couple of...”

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

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Bosch Rotak 34 Electric Rotary Lawn Mower

“I bought this lawn mower thinking that the make bosch...”

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

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Bosch Rotak 34 Electric Rotary Lawn Mower

“I bought this mower because it was light and easy to...”

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

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Bosch Rotak 34 Electric Rotary Lawn Mower

“Great light lawn mower that cuts beautifully up to the...”

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

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Bosch Rotak 34 Electric Rotary Lawn Mower

“Bosch Rotak 34 Electric lawn mower ”

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

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Bosch Rotak 34 Electric Rotary Lawn Mower

“Bought this Bosch Rotak 34 this afternoon and...”

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

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Bosch Rotak 34 Electric Rotary Lawn Mower

“Bosch Rotak 34 - great product, great price and a...”

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

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Bosch Rotak 34 Electric Rotary Lawn Mower

“I am really disappointed with this mower. It looked...”

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

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Bosch Rotak 34 Electric Rotary Lawn Mower

“The Bosch Rotak 34 is the best mower I have ever...”

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

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Bosch Rotak 34 Electric Rotary Lawn Mower

“I had Flymos had cylinder mowers before this Bosch...”

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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Bosch Rotak 34 Electric Rotary Lawn Mower

“Liked my Bosch Rotak 34 Electric so much, I bought my...”

Written on: 03/09/2008 by lsukada (1 review written)

Liked my Bosch Rotak 34 Electric so much, I bought my son one, and a colleague at work bought one also. The great things are that it is lightweight, does excellent cutting on long and short grass. Additionally it also leaves lovely stripe effect and finally it picks up every bit of grass cut… Read Full Review

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