Hand Push Lawn Mowers!

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Since I became a homeowner, a few decades ago, I’ve bought several lawnmowers. I’ve always bought the rotary hover type, because the adverts make it look so easy. They apparently glide effortlessly across the grass. Of course, mine have never done that. It’s always been a matter of just heaving it around as well as I can. I did occasionally consider getting a hand push cylinder mower, but memories of the ancient and badly-maintained monstrosity that my father used to make me push around have always put me off.

However, a few days ago, I decided to bite the bullet and treat myself to a nice new hand push mower. I plumped for a Qualcast, since it was a name I was familiar with. The hardest part was deciding whether to go for the 30cm or a 38cm model. I was a little worried that the wider model might be hard to push.

I could not have been more wrong. I have to say that this wonderful little mower is the best thing I’ve bought in a long time. The first thing you notice is how light it is to pick up and move around. The next thing you notice is how quickly you just put it down and start mowing. No cables to unravel and plug in. The next thing is how wonderfully easy it is to cut the grass. The thing almost seems to glide along. I even persuaded my mother to have a go, and she was amazed to find that even she could use it. When you’ve finished, the grass is beautifully cut, there are no cables to wind up, and you don’t have to scrape any compacted grass from the underside. Oh, and you don’t need to brush the drive, because it doesn’t blow grass everywhere. Same thing goes for the bottoms of your trouser legs.

All in all, I love it, and I can’t wait to use it again. Why did I wait so long?

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