Lightweight yet robust
Easy to operate
Effortless to clean and maintain
Charger prone to breaking
Expensive item to have failed.
Mower will sometimes not start or stops during use. On/off switch replaced by repair shop....no need... switch was good. Battery in good condition and charging successfully and making good contact. Strongly suspect the heavy duty flat connector to the motor under the electronics module, but seem seated firmly. Base of electronics module has 3 motor rotation detect sensors... are these functioning properly? Relay in electronic module can be heard to click but again is it actually switching power to the motor? The electronic module would be too ...costly to replace just to see... and the motor is a special phase rotation field winding with no brush gear so difficult to test. Has anyone else found further information on what appears to be quite a common problem. Thank you
Perfect, best thing I bought ever
I owned every type of lawnmowers before, but this Bosch battery powered is the best I ever had. Light, cuts beautifully, doesn’t make dust, picks up everything, and looks awesome cute . With a spare battery I’m always finish my average size lawn.
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Good product for small size lawn!!
This Lawn mower is very handy for small size lawn. I bought it for my old man who lives in two bedroom apartment and has no grass at the front but small lawn at the back. He absolutely loves it.
Although he is in love with this but when i tried this on my average size backyard it was struggling to mow. So would only recommend this product to people who have small yards.
A full charge batter can last for about 15 to 20 mins.
Purchased in September 2015 at Bunnings Warehouse for $599.00.
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Great little mower for small yard
I purchased this little mower for my front small yard. It does a great job, I mow regularly so am able to leave the catcher off. My only criticism is that the 2 mainonoff switch needs to be held in for the duration , which requires both hands to do so. This makes life difficult since one has to continually stop the mowing process in order to move the electric lead out of the way. A bit of a nuisance to say the least. You could get the job done in half the time with a more thoughtful design hre
Very happy. Use it to do around the pool and path edges. But inlove it so much i use it for the entire yard over winter as it is so ligt and easy to use. Struggles a bit in long thick sir walter but still cuts fine. Highly recommend. Great
This is perfect! Cannot live with it !
I'm very happy with this movers' cutting results. It is very easy to maneuver the mower. This brand mower is easy to operate and maintain. It is also not heavy to women so that I can operate with ease. It is also flexible to collect and clean. Overall, i'm satisfied with it.
- Rotak 43 LI
Still working great after a year use
Great electric lawn mover.
- Battery still running good after an year use. I can use it for my whole big backyard, decent size front yard and nature strip.
- Powerful enough to cut through the grass
- Great customer support
- Light weight and easy to clean
- Wheel axle started rusting
- Pricey option compared to others
- Rotak 37 LI
Excellent Quiet Light Mower!
This mower is very powerful and easy to use though it's only a battery operated one. I had to change from petrol to the battery operated one because it's easier to use for my dad. It's very light to maneuver. To start you just need to press a button. Very easy to clean and maintain too.
- Rotak 37 LI
Good powered Electric mower
I bought this from bunnings along with trimmer that came in the box.
This is powered by wire, which trains most people off- but I don't like petrol mowers due heir maintenance requirements.
For this, you just plug in and go.
It is just about very simple learning curve of how not to mow over wire.
This unit is pretty powerful and does the job. I have about 300m2 lawn and face no problem even with knee length grass. Price was $200 combined mower plus trimmer.
Motor spins a few times then stops,give it a month maybe two and it starts again sales and services
Motor keeps stopping then spins a couple of times then stops again.give it a month or two then it works fine again.dont know if Bosch are aware or not but the grass keeps growing!sales and service pathetic no wonder they lost the war with machines like this,tanks would only fire on certain days.
Great Lawnmower but not AL 3640 CV Charger
I had exactly the same problem as the previous reviewer (Roger on Nov 23 2016) - the AL 3640 CV charger suddenly stop working after 4 years while the lawnmower is going just fine (the lawnmower is not that often used over the 4 years). Followed Roger's comments and located the original article (http://galooph.com/blog/2015/11/13/repairing-a-bosch-al-3640-cv-charger/), I have managed to replace the 1W 180k resistor and got the charger working again! $0.25 instead of $190 for new charger is something unbeatable. Agreeing with Roger that Bosch should have better solutions/warnings on this problem for their customers. Thank you Roger and gallooph for sharing your tips/solutions!!!
Great mower - shame about the charger
I've had this mower for quite a few years now and it works brilliantly all the time. I don't have much lawn to mow (and even less now that I built a new house) but the one thing I'm hearing a lot of is the under-engineered battery charger dying...and considering the faulty part bringing your mowing to a halt is a 25 cent 180k resistor I'm not impressed with Bosch's engineers on that count. However there is a well written article by a guy called galooph who explains really well how to fix it (though I think his wattages were wrong and I replaced the resistor with a 1W 180k-ohm resistor and all is good again. Maybe I should start a service for repairing chargers in Melbourne ;)
This is a great mower. I upgraded to this from a electric cord one on a different brand. The frame is sturdy and solid.
I love the fact it's battery operated so no need to drag cords around or remember to have petrol on hand to start the motor.
It's easy to operate, and cuts well. Just don't cut it when the grass is wet otherwise the mower cuts out and you need to give it a few secs to restart.
Only gripe would be the battery doesn't last long enough. I use it to mow my 700m2 block, but if the grass goes longer than 3 weeks without mowing...
Grass jams the edge of blade
I really like Bosch cordless power tools but unfortunately this time, I am a bit disappointed. It's not a problem with Bosch, rather the overall electric mower is still rather under powered. I had high hopes for the mower but it regularly jams due to grass being stuck against the blade and the corner where it egresses into the collector. This mean constantly turning it over, to clear it by hand - or cutting in 2 passes, gradually. The blade is also extremely light weight and easily dents.
The concept is great however, very light and easy to ...maneauvor around but I think it just isn't mature enough to handle grass we have here. A more powerful motor and battery combination, might resolve the problem but I think this is suitable for most suburban flat light lawns however stuff we have around the sub-tropics and farms, needs a lot more grunt.
Served me well
I was happy for 4 years then all of a sudden battery would only last 5 minutes after charging so bought a new battery, not cheap nevertheless cheaper than a new mower, new battery appeared to change but zilch power, was told the charger had died rather than the battery.
Questions & Answers
I have just received my Bosch rotak 35 r. Blade goes round but no grass is cut. Adjusted to the lowest cut but still does not cut. Any help?
My Rotak 410 l1 ergoflex when I press the start runs for 2 seconds then cuts out and only when I switch off and on again starts to runs for 2 seconds then cuts out battery reads full charge but there is a clicking inside engine compartment and as it click it cuts out. Any ideas?
Get an answer from our members and Bosch Power Tools representatives
- The latest push mower in the Bosch Rotak LI Series is the Rotak 32-12, a battery-powered mower with a 1200W Powerdrive motor and 13Nm of torque that’s suited for small to medium-sized lawns.
- The height of cut for this mower is between 20 to 60mm, so you can mow to a length that suits you and your yard.
- It has ErgoFlex handles to help reduce stress placed on your back and arms, so you can easily mow with a good posture. It’s also adjustable so you can customise the mower for it to be comfortable and suited to your body.
- The mower can cut your lawn right up to the edge, so you don’t need to go in later with a different garden tool to clean up the sides.
- Weighing only 6.8kg makes this mower easy to move and push around the lawn.
Points of praise:
- Most reviewers found that the Bosch Rotak 32-12 was lightweight yet surprisingly robust and powerful.
- They also found that the mower was easy to operate and push around their lawn.
- According to reviewers, cleaning and maintaining the machine was simple (partly thanks to its battery operation).
A point of pain:
- For some reviewers, the charger for the mower wasn’t as durable as expected, and needed repair or replacement after just a few years of use.
|Category||Battery Lawn Mowers||Battery Lawn Mowers||Battery Lawn Mowers|
|Power Source||Battery (Removable)|
|Catcher Capacity||50 L|
|Cutting Deck Material||Plastic|
|Cutting Width||430 mm|
|Height of Cut||20 mm to 70 mm|
|Number of Blades||1|
|Noise Level||70 dB|
|Charging Time||2.3 hours|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)||2 year(s)||2 year(s)|
|Engine / Motor|
|Engine Name||36V 4.0Ah lithium-Ion Motor|
|Engine Type||Lithium-Ion Battery|
|Release date||Nov 2009|
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