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brocken filter cover probably from the heat
brocken grass collector clips that hold it not very durable
brocken plastic holder for the collector not strong enough
its a cheap line made for profit not durability or not to last long not looking after the client looking after there pockets.
Self propelled stopped working after 3 months. Way too heavy to use without it and only useful when going in straight line on flat ground. Wheels spin when on uneven ground. Catcher doesn't collect the grass very well and clogs when half full. Returned for a full refund.
I have never had any problems with it. Have used it dozens of times. easy to start and starts every time, unless some. I am very happy with it. Never had to recharge the battery yet, had it over a year.
Purchased in January 2019 for $299.00.
Wheel fell off
Thought it looked easy to use with the electric start button. Very heavy to manoeuvre The wheels dig into grass. Then wheel fell off and doesn’t go back on. Took into their warranty place to get fixed but said there is no part for this. Rang the 1800 number again and after complaining they said to take back to Aldi for a refund. The design is very poor. Obviously the designers don’t read the reviews so they can change the design.
Purchased in March 2019 at HURSTVILLE for $299.00.
Seems well built and strong... but way too heavy
Purchased few days ago from Aldi for only $299, was not too difficult to put together, but the assembly instructions did have some obmissions. My biggest complaint... the mower is way too heavy at over 40Kg, and very difficult to manoeuvre. Also, I expect a lever to control the speed, this unit does not have one, it runs at one speed only - no mention in the user's manual about that.
Easy to put together and starts easily for the price. It doesnt cut well and it's heavy to push. The catcher doesnt fill up completely and needs to be emptied regularly even though its not full. Very bad design.
Excellent so far
Bought it Saturday 1st of March & used it the same day.
Everything seems good so far.
It’s fairly quiet & excellent accessories.
The electric start is great.
Haven’t used the other accessories yet.
Will give more feedback later.
Bad just bad
The key start is the only good thing about it, its to heavy to manoeuvre, It nose dives in to grass, Fatigue quickly when pushing it poor front design not suitable for shorter people,it cuts well tho
Not really suitable as a lawn mower
I purchased one of these mowers for $299 last year but I didn't manage to use it because of the terrible dry. The lawn just didn't grow. With the recent rain the grass greened up and started growing again. I have used it 3 times since and it is just unusable. The mower digs into the grass and its very hard to push. The electric/battery starter is a bit of novelty and once the novelty runs out its just another way of starting the mower. The grass sticks under the mower as the gap between the mower and the catcher box is so small it gets blocks s...traight away. All the clippings just falls under the wheels which makes it even harder to push. I called Aldi and credit to them they told me to takes it back to the store and get a refund. The lady I spoke with knew the problem straight away. She said that it is because the mower is too heavy which makes it dig into the grass. They must have had a lot of complaints. Not going to buy another Aldi lawn mower (or other motorised product) again. I wish I had a penny for every time I said that to myself
Purchased in March 2019 for $299.00.
What a wonderful mower.Light and easy to use.Blades too far up in cowling . Blows lots of blue smoke on start up.
I couldn't cut my lawn because the blade was to far up inside the body .
Now that's sorted . What a mower. Nice to handle, easy to start and runs smooth.
Purchased for $149.00.
Aldi Raptor Mower
I purchased a Raptor mower and it's a lemon. The front of the mower continuously jams against the grass and if i raise the mower it barely cuts. Given that it comes with a 5 year warrantee has anyone returned it for a full refund given that the design is flawed and obviously not tested prior to release.
Purchased in January 2019 for $299.00.
drive belt problems
starts well mows well hard to push when drive belt comes off .2 issues found
1. spring tensioning gearbox pulley jumps out ,result no self drive .
2. drive belt comes off same pulley even when spring still tension in place.
User manual should show how to replace.refit belt pulley back onto pulley,no service manual available .which would be helpful in regard to for mentioned problems.
What was I thinking of!
At the beginning I used to buy quite a bit from Aldi. However, progressively I have been buying less and less because the quality of most things is simply terrible, even some lines of food.
I bought from Aldi a Ferrex Lawn Mower in around $149 on 14 Octber 2019. The Model is DM46P-DO160, and the Product Code is 10852 10/2019. Engine: 161cc and Weight: 26 Kg.
We managed to use it just 3 times on a lawn of around 150 sqm. On the fourth time we attempted to start it, it just simply refused to do it despite plenty of oil and fuel in the...machine, and despite following all the strict recommendations to start it. (Because this mower is actually very special, and thus needs very strict guidelines for starting it !!! Managed to take the spark plug out to check it, but nothing appeared unusual. I'll buy a replacement spark plug, probably tomorrow, and try to start it again with the new spark plug. By the way, every time we managed to start this mower was with great difficulty, and when it did it always threw lots of blue smoke at the beginning. For some silly reason we can't find the receipt, so probably we lost the $149. NEVER! but NEVER again I will buy anything from Aldi. How can Aldi be allowed to operate here in Australia?
good mover cut finely with less noise and efficiently will buy other one for my nxet gift to some one ,for the safety wise it is good product which stop when it jam
Purchased for $149.00.
Easy to start,cuts well, top catcher holder fills with clippings small amount of oil added every 2nd mow. Economy great on my couch and Qld carpet grass about 300 sq metres of flat lawn.
Purchased in December 2018 at Aldi for $139.00.
- Gardenline 196cc Self Propelled Electric Start 4-Stroke Petrol Lawn Mower (Aug 2018) (NSW, QLD, & ACT only)
Excellent mower with a couple of small issues
The mower model is MS196-52E (product code 61866). This mower works very well on a large lawn area. My garden is close to an acre and I find this mower easier to use and far cheaper than a ride-on mower. It is on the heavier side but it has a strong self-propulsion which makes the mowing job much easier especially on an incline. It also makes use of a Li-ion battery for starting, which again is a big plus for this mower. After stopping the mower for whatever reason, restarting is a breeze.
One small issue is the design of the grass outlet on th...
good enough for the price
ive used this once so far. i live in a dry area so lawn isint very thick. its a bit gutless if you do have a thicker lawn. motor would die down a fair bit if I hit a thick patch. for $150 you can't complain too much. easy enough to maneuver. and done a good finish. didn't like starting while warm but started fine when it was cold. noise is fair. would recommend if you don't have a big lawn and don't want to pay much.
Never found a mower that started so easily
Just purchased so long term usage I can't comment on but it immediately impressed me, unlike the previous 14 other mowers purchased in my lifetime when I could start it first time without the usual effort (and bad language). Thinking it was a fluke, I started it up a further 3 times until my wife told me I was obsessed ( and possibly senile to boot),
I wish I had read these reviews before buying this
I wish I had read these reviews before paying money to buy this mower. Very heavy to push especially if the grass is a little too thick. The front wheels just get stuck in the grass and the mower wont move. Aldi have done a great job of making this lawn mover like the rest of their electrical equipment. Totally useless. I keep saying to myself that I wont be buying another non-food product (especially electric ones) from Aldi but I forget every time I see the cheap stuff in the shelves. This lawn mower is junk.
Awesome Specs ... not so great in practice.
Original impression of the quality and inclusions was very high - especially at this price point. Assembled, oil added, fuel added, turned the key and it fired right up. Then, I mowed ...
It's big and heavy ... but I knew that.
There are 2 downward-facing protrusions near the rear of the chassis. These do a great job of catching on grass runners and ripping them up. So, after mowing, the lawn is dotted with pieces of debris. (This may not be an issue with couch lawns.)
The rear suspension bar is mounted very low just inside the wheels, ...meaning ground clearance is just a few millimetres. This means that very slight undulations in the yard surface transform the suspension linkage into a race jack, lifting the rear wheels from the ground. With drive engaged, the wheels just spin in the air and trying to push on is difficult. (This may not be an issue if the surface it table-top flat.) These issues occurred with the mower set on the third height setting. I imagine that would mean the lowest 2 settings are useless. And, if you use the fourth or higher settings, the issues may not be as apparent.
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Questions & Answers
Blades are to far up the cowling I have to put it on lowest setting but then the front of mower digs in.Any way I can fix this ??
Just purchased a second hand 43668 that has broken pull start cord. I have many times to reassemble the pull start recoil mechanism and problem seems the screw holding spring mechanism in the housing keeps unscrewing.
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