Powerful, hard-working engine
Works well on hills
Not as effective on manicured lawns
Unlike any other ride on .. can go over most terrains & steep angles .. has revolutionised my business ..easily operated by my wife & makes the most difficult jobs safer , quicker and more profitable
Purchased in April 2021 for $20,000.00.
Great machine. My property has big slopes and thick lantana which had been untouched for years. The Razor Back ploughed through it without missing a beat. It is also very capable on the steep slopes.
Had a small issue with large thorns puncturing my tyres but with advice from the razor back staff the issue is being sorted so I will now have trouble free mowing.
Purchased in February 2021 for $16,000.00.
Out of this world amazing. In the lawn cutting business it will make coffee
Its hard to explain this amazing machine. What it can do defies logic. It literally can climb a wall while cutting grass. It will go through thick shrub 2 m tall with ease. If you think it to expensive at first you will think its to cheap once you use it and see what it can do. Don't waste it on normal grass and lawn, take it to the bush and the steepest mountain you can find. It is best at home there.
Purchased in February 2021 at Murwillumbah mowers for $26,500.00.
I have owned the cmx186 for 3- years now and thought I would share our experiences good and bad, it is absolutely awesome on slopes can mow much steeper than stated if you are game. It’s biggest enemy is rocks and unfortunately when you are clearing you don’t know they are there, so far I have broken 3- rotors (arm that holds the blades) and they aren’t cheap to replace. I have had 7- flat tyres, 6 rears 1 front, they take tubes that are an odd size but have found oversized tubes work fine, Lantana is the biggest enemy for flat tyres. The cmx18...6 is an 18hp motor and I find it slightly under powdered for heavy duty clearing and if I had my time and I would by the 23hp model. The recommended rpm is quite low and even with the deck set on the highest level the engine will stall when cutting long grass, this is an easy fix by just increasing the rpm to the maximum but unsure what long term effect this could have on the motor. (None yet). The most concerning thing I have found is that none of the bolts have spring washers or locktite and they come loose and even fall out, unfortunately recently I didn’t notice that the bolts that hold the front axle to the front diff had come loose then sheared off and the front axle collapsed, I have lost front wheel drive either broken the axle or destroyed the diff. So check the nuts and bolts regularly! Summing up although I have had a fare few issues I still rate the Razorbacks, it’s amazing how quick you can reclaim your land and climb steap terrain. I would definitely buy another.
Purchased in July 2017 at Murwillumbah Mowers and Chainsaws .
Great for rough terrain and hard work
Great mower well worth the price. Mows through bushes, small trees and rough terrain on our 10 acres of hilly, rocky land. Does the job our previous mowers couldn’t cope with. It does what it claims. Not may be the smoothest cut for a pristine lawn but for hard going areas it has proved its worth. Very happy with our Razorback.
Purchased in October 2018.
A Mixed Bag
I purchased my CMX227 second hand. The seller was a commercial operator. He claimed "no expense spared on maintenance". It had 700hrs on the clock, but I was hoping that a commercial machine should be good for at least thousand hours.
Then reality set in.
We put the machine to work. It worked well. It is indeed a ride on brush cutter. I rode happily (slowly) through blackberries up to two metres high. It dealt with slopes up to 30 degrees.
The lack of design to keep trash and dust out of it makes a lot of work. The air cl...
Hard yakka made easier
Good Bye Whipper snipper - HELLO CMX 227! Two days of hard yakka reduced to two hours - wow! Finally got snooze time! Rough and ready easily steered, compact and manoeuvrable Razorback ate everything in its wake leaving fresh mulch in a single cut. Tackled the 35 deg pitch rocky, slippery landmass with two ft high grass and spat out dead branches bigger than my biceps - with ease. Sun was going down and didn't want to stop. Got cocky and decided to give it more hard yakka but didn't survey the land as recommended in operators manual before mo...wing. Got stuck when the front wheels went over the edge and the cutting deck suspended over two foot pile of dirt. I didn't panic. Ten minutes later, the trusty Razorback Winch sang the redemption song! Don't buy the razorback without this beauty. Always read the Manual before using! Salesman tried to save me money by talking me out of double wheels. He had surveyed my property a week before and concluded they weren't needed. Bloke had no taste for suaveness, sophistication and sexy looks! Double wheels added the gutsy 'bite me look' and the 'feeling safe' on the steep whether mowing up down or sideways! So far, nothing mechanically wrong to speak off and don't expect any either. Before buying a Razorback, do your homework, read the engineering and mechanics of it and get a demo done- at your property. Two hours of hard yakka - fuel gauge hardly moved. Razorback is expensive but you pay for what you get - quality! Have Fun!
Purchased in March 2020 for $16,000.00.
55 hours old and has died
I'm over here in G.B. Bought my CMX227 2.5 years ago. Has been a brilliant bit of kit until recently, have about 4 acres of assorted sloping terrain, up to 45 degrees on the real bad bits, grass/scrub, this machine is used once or twice a year on the real nasty bits to keep it looking trim. Now the crunch, mine has the Subaru Robin EH65D 22hp engine. If you take off the air cleaner/filter you will see 3 x M6 screws that hold the filter base to the carburetor. well you guessed it one of the screws vibrated loose and as having no where to go, tra...pped inside the air filter, chose the only route possible, down the carb. Good news it got stuck in the valve seat against the open inlet valve. If it would have gone further in would have played ping pong with the piston, head and bore, scrap engine!. There is no sign of locktite on the other screws and I cant believe there is no lock tap on the M6 pins. So other Subaru engine owners be warned, pull your filter off and check these bolts now, I think I'm right as all the Subaru engines are the same in design. Oh and dealer says out of warranty, pulled it apart, fixed the valve, but 3 weeks and waiting on gaskets that are coming from Japan with no predictive delivery date. 55 hours old, machine cost 12,500 GBP that 275 for each hour. Expensive machine!
Purchased in January 2017 at Canycom UK for $24,000.00.
Great mower goes anywhere on our 10 acre hilly property - rides down the sides of the creek bed as long as I hang onto the side handles - even managers the smaller surface rocks ok - have owned it for several years (I was probably the first in the Kingston Tasmania area to buy one) and only reversed the blades once. Sometimes have to lock the rear diff to get out of the soft ground after heavy rain - once had to pull it out with the winch on the 4wd but that was my fault. If we had purchased this before the Chinese 45HP 4wd tractor with slasher we would not have purchased the tractor - have sold the slasher and never use the tractor for mowing as it could not handle the turns on the sides of the hills. Would be better with larger tyres.
Purchased in November 2013.
- All Terrain CMX186
A workhorse! But with small faults.
This is a machine! Effectively you're riding a slasher in 4wd go-cart form. It goes practically anywhere and not just slashes but mulches. Even small saplings and rocks that you don't intend to run over. Very economical too. Fires fire goes on one tank. Small issues with small parts failing and it collects dust quickly which affects running and needs cleaning but it eats bushes and ground flora and makes small work of a paddock and acreage.
I cant believe how this thing climbs
This machine is even better than i expected we have a hilly 4 acres that we had to cut with a brushcutter but since getting this it has made life so much easier it just cuts really thick grass lantana small trees sags and stuff like with ease that the brushcutter wont cut as it just tangles up on them the only negative thing i have got is be careful with big sticks in long grass as they can get caught in the tyre tread and come around with the tyre and jam up in between the tyre and body and fuel tank . But the panels are really good in the...way they can get a big stick jammed in there and bend it right in and pop straight back into place when stick is removed and the price very expensive but they are worth every cent very happy with mine cant recommend enough but check your air filter very regularly and blow grass away from on top of deck and the fans
It's been great ...but !!
It's been very safe and has been able to mow just about anywhere. I have had it for about 5 years and have used two sets of blades. It cuts the lawn around the house very well despite not having a floating deck. Recently a few problems have reared their ugly head . The chassis has cracked in two places, the blade belt idler pully bracket snapped. It is cutting too low even on the highest setting and is struggling to go up hills at any sort of pace. It has been serviced regularly by the local dealer. Various plastic parts are cracking and showing signs of fatigue.
A fantastic AWD mower
We’ve just purchased this mower as we own a rural property that has steep and unstable terrain. It mows the lawn like a dream! First day we got it, we were able to mow in the rain and had no issues sliding on the wet grass or mud. It is pretty good on fuel, and very comfortable to ride. It is easy enough to operate, particularly the reverse gear which was always a struggle on our old ride on. The mower has made maintenance of our land safe and easy.
Great Little Mower for the hills but not he best for manicured lawns
I spent 12 months doing my research as I have a split block half flat and half a mountain goat would like to live on.
This little mower goes up hills and angles you might be scared to walk on
It will cut through anything and you do have to worry about collecting fallen branches it just chews them up.
It doesn't matter if the grass is 3 inch or 3ft it just keeps going.
It feels really safe and really easy to control on hills
The hill and back paddock look amazing what used to take me 5 hours now I can do in two.
The Trailer option is a godsend for lugging gear around the acerage highly recommended.
Perfect for hilly country
The build quality and service received has been exceptional. So far, the machine has delivered on the expectations with the ability to mow all areas I previously only considered with a brush cutter and even on steep slopes, feels solid enough to take on the task. For those with steep country and arm pit undergrowth, I think you will be pleased with the outcome with one of these machines.
Questions & Answers
I have a 1402 with 3000ish hours on it. I tried starting today and nothing. There is power but it's like the motor can't turn over. When I go from off to ignition, I hear a solid clunk and that it. I think it's a starter problem or maybe the spark plug but not certain, any clues?
It sounds like some fuel might have slowly leaked into the cylinder and created a fuel lock. To rectify, remove the spark plug & try start the engine (it wont start) for about 2 seconds – this will expel the excess fuel. Replace the spark plug and it should be good to go. To prevent this happening again, turn the fuel tap off when not using the engine for a period of time or if transporting the machine.’
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Hi. New Razorback cmx1402(6 hrs old). Nasty clattering noise from transmission, no drive forward, OK in reverse. Hi gear also OK. I'm guessing it's a cable adjustment problem, intermittent ( twice). I'll contact the local dealer, but is there a more comprehensive workshop manual available so I can get my head around this unit? Nigel
Thanks for reaching out regarding your Razorback.
We cant provide you with any more information through a workshop manual, however the Dealer should be able to help identify the problem.
If you cant get it sorted please give us a call on 1800 088 567.
I have a CMX 1808 and have constant problems reversing up hill which renders the machine useless for my needs as I am on a hilly block. I have repeatedly delivered it back to the dealer in my area at my cost and time and once home and in use again I am still needing to use the winch to get out of trouble. Can’t reverse even with the AWD and Dif/Lock on. I have thought it may have been from the grass being damp but there is no wheel spinning. Is this problem common with the new canycom hydro gear. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated as the way it works now is not the all terrain mower I thought I was buying. It will reverse down hill and mow driving forward up hill in the same places it can’t reverse, however not every situation allows this. I don’t mow in reverse and I lift the cutting blade to 150mm when reversing.
Thanks for reaching out regarding your Razorback. It would be best if our Technical Manager could have a chat regarding the issues you are having. Can you please give us a call on 1800 088 567 or reply with your number and ill have Jamie call you. Can you also please confirm where you are located?
Thank you - The Team at Razorback Australia.
Get an answer from our members and Razorback representatives
The Razorback All Terrain riding mowers are available in 4 models. The two entry-level models can be paired together, due to their similar features, just as the two premium mowers in the range can be discussed together.
CM1401H and CMX1402H
- The CM1401H is the entry-level ride-on mower from Razorback with a 2-wheel drive, whereas the CMX1402H is the entry-level model in a 4-wheel drive.
- The CM1410H has a maximum speed of 13.2km/hr, whereas the CMX1402H features a max speed of 14km/hr.
- Hydrostatic transmission, and choice to operate hydrostatic drive train by hand or foot.
- Capable of operating on steep angles up to 25 degrees.
- Cutting width of 975mm or 38.4 inches.
- 6.1-litre fuel capacity.
- Adjustable cutting height up to 150mm.
- Uses a shaft drive deck, high and low ratio gearbox, and safety system, which includes a drum brake.
- Comfort features, including ability to move the steering wheel forwards or back, an adjustable steering angle, an adjustable seat position (front and back) and seat-back angle.
CMX1808 and CMX2302
- The most premium model in the range, the CMX2302, also has the most horsepower - 23 hp, whereas the CMX1808 has 18.3 hp.
- Can choose between 2WD or 4WD.
- 20L fuel tank.
- Foot control for forward and reverse movement.
Common features with 2 entry-level models
- Shaft driven cutter deck train.
- Can be ridden on a 25 degree angle.
- Max speed 13.8km/h.
Points of Praise
- The Razorback All Terrain ride-on mowers are highly effective in cutting thick, overgrown grass and shrubs on sizeable and steep slopes.
- Operates smoothly and safely on angled land.
- Extremely effective for heavy-duty jobs, the outstanding performance of these all-terrain mowers made the high price point worth it for reviewers.
Points to consider
- While these mowers works a treat on hills and bushy areas, they often don’t work as effectively on manicured lawns.
- Rocks and thorns can puncture tires and break the rotors, which incurs increased maintenance costs.
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|Category||Ride-On Mowers||Ride-On Mowers||Ride-On Mowers||Ride-On Mowers|
|Features||Deck Clean-out Port|
|Cutting Deck Material||Steel||Steel||Steel|
|Cutting Width||957 mm||957 mm||957 mm||957 mm|
|Height of Cut||0 mm to 150 mm||0 mm to 150 mm||0 mm to 150 mm||0 mm to 150 mm|
|Weight||320 kg||340 kg||360 kg||450 kg|
|Horsepower||11.7 hp||11.7 hp||18.3 hp||23 hp|
|Max Speed||13.2 km/hr||13.2 km/hr||13.8 km/hr||13.8 km/hr|
|Dimensions||900 x 1020 x 1980 mm||900 x 1020 x 1980 mm||885 x 1020 x 1997 mm||905 x 1020 x 1997 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)|
|Engine / Motor|
|Engine Name||Honda GX390||Honda GX390 11.7 HP 389cc Engine||Vanguard||Vanguard 23 HP V-twin Cyclone 627cc Engine|
|Engine Displacement||389 cc||389 cc||653 cc||627 cc|
|Release date||Feb 2019||Feb 2019||Feb 2019|
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