Sceptical, but impressed.
I used this mower on my back yard for the first time. 220 square metres of level Buffalo lawn. By the time I got to mow it it was about 40 - 50mm long. On a couple of the thicker areas I had to back up and have a second go, but still, it didn't take much longer than with my Honda mower and did a comparable job. I don't use a catcher when I mow, so I can't comment on the Greenlines catcher. Although the handle is flimsy it didn't come apart like others have reported. I think a couple of diagonal braces would help alot. At $70 what do you have to lose?
Purchased in November 2019 for $69.95.
Do not buy
As a regular Aldi customer, I bought this model push mower from Aldi BUT like other customers have reported, I cannot use it due to the handle not staying connected to the body. Every time I push it, the handle separates from the mower. The bolts and arms do not provide a secure fit which is a major design fault.
Lift your game Aldi as your quality control measures are non existent and you are leaving it up to your customers to find out it doesn't work as it should. You should stop selling them or fix the problem!
Other customers have had the s...
Purchased in November 2019.
A good solution for small lawns
The lawn area I have to mow is quite small, approximately 16 square metres. I also have limited storage space in my garage. I wanted a reasonable finish for a reasonable price, and didn't want to keep buying petrol, or charge batteries, or have a power cord to run over or not be long enough. I found this mower second hand on Facebook Marketplace for $50. It has been discontinued by Aldi, but there are plenty out there for sale. It's very light, ergonomically designed, quiet, and doesn't take up much space. It comes with a catcher as well, but i...f you leave the catcher off the clippings help to fertilize the lawn, and you don't need to fill up a bin with clippings. The only downside is that twigs and sticks and gum nuts will jamb the blades, so you will need to pre rake first. My lawn has lots of overhanging gum trees, so there's lots of debris. It can also be a bit of fun, the novelty of an old school mower coupled with modern light weight materials. It may also struggle with really long grass. It has adjustable height settings, so for long grass several passes may be required, with the height adjusted after each pass. I tried using a whipper snipper before I bought this lawn mower, but my arms and back hurt, and the result was poor. It's impossible to hold the whipper snipper at a uniform height. So in summary this is a good lawn mower for small areas, but be aware that pre raking may be required if there are a lot of twigs and sticks on the lawn.
Purchased in October 2019 at Facebook Marketplace for $49.00.
I do like the fact that it is much easier to use that a petrol mower. when my lawn was quit new it worked perfectly but as the grass grew and became much thicker the wheels started to slip and in turn does not turn the blades , due to this I have no option but to use my petrol mower even though I try and mow as often as possible, not sure if this is my unit or a common theme ?
The handle keeps coming off each time it is vertical, unable to use, very frustrating!!! Have other users sorted out how to keep the handle on the bolts without it coming loose. I even tried to assemble in reverse but to no avail. There must be a solution to keeping the lugs in the holes.
Bought the Aldibhand mower also same problem with a he handle we did manage the put in for all of 10 mins
Resulting in it coming off in my hands I near fell because of it
I would of taken it back but tossed the docket out
In the shed in 2 pieces handle won't fit on
- Gardenline Push Mower (Oct 2018, Nov 2019)
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Hand Push Mower Aldi
I bought the Hand Push Mower from Aldi. Got it home and there was no way that I could put the handle on! I rang the help line but they couldn't help, they said someone would get back to me. I'm still waiting. Waste of money. I am very disappointed.
Quiet, no petrol fumes or use if electricity
Used it when first got it home, went to use it again, the handle has come off, any chance of any one letting me know how it goes back on, pity it has been discontinued, the price was brilliant, I would recommend this to all who ask about it, as it is a good machine, very good for the environment
Fantastic - No noise, no smell, just as quick as the petrol mower AND a better cut!
Bought one recently and very happy so far. It even tackled parts of the lawn that had gotten a little long. The cutting action of these mowers is more like scissors and gives a better cut than a petrol mower which pulls at the grass. I understand they have plastic gears which can wear out, but it has a 12 month warranty and at $40 the week after it was in the catalogue I'll be happy to get 12 months out of it. Very heartened to see another reviewer has gotten 6 years of of theirs!
I am already finding the stink of the neighbour's petrol mower annoying!
I have cooch grass and a big beautiful tree that drops endless twigs. While I've only used my mower once I am extremely happy. Yes, I need to rake up they larger twigs because they get stuck in the blades...However, the little extra effort is well worth not stinking like petrol after mowing, not having to worry about oil, or running out of petrol, mowing early in the morning because I don't have to consider noise restrictions, AND helping the planet.
The mower cuts beautifully (the catcher really isn't required because the clippings disappear ...
Perfect for people with small gardens
I took mine out of the box, put it together and it has been brilliant. Takes me about the same time to do my yard with this mower as it does with a conventional mower, as long as I mow regularly.
Cost me $50. A brilliant investment. Sits on the side of the step in my garage, ie, takes up no space.
Review number 2 talks about the air filter clogging up. Obviously this does not relate to THIS mower! We are talking about a person powered push mower here, not a fuel powered one with an air filter...
Cheap, good exercise, environmentally friendly, easy to store
Wouldn't be without it
This has been fantastic. I've used it for about 6 years on our garden without fail. Sometimes hard in long thick grass, but with a bit of patience and effort it seems to keep going. However, yesterday the roller broke so i am desperately looking for a replacement. No point getting rid of the whole thing just for the want of a roller, anyone know where i can get one?
Light weight, easy to transport, good catcher
Some grass types cause a challenge, but with patience and effort it will cut everything
Questions & Answers
How to change height,lower, higher.?
The wheels move backwards but not forwards. Still in assembly stage. Is there a guard or a brake that I'm missing? The blades aren't turning because the wheels aren't turning. Thanks.
Maybe you've assembled it the wrong way around ? When I use mine, the opposite happens-it doesn't work going backwards.
It takes more effort to push it forward than drag it backward. The forward action drives the cutter reel which takes more effort. If the wheels don't turn then, perhaps, the tension on the cutter reel needs to be backed off a touch by loosening a couple of adjustment screws underneath.
How do you put on the habdles
If yours is the same as mine you need to hold the handle vertically, squeeze the ends of it together and align the holes in it with the lugs in the body, and release. It takes a bit of effort to squeeze and align them.
I agree with Dennis. I don't have the Owners Manual. The handle came off on one side at the base of the mower. It's a matter of aligning the pin into the hole. The pin is specially shaped to prevent it coming out, as is the hole. The two must be aligned. If you have an assistant to hold the handle upright that might help.
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