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Rover Regal

Rover Regal

Mulch N Catch, Key Start, 11A-E1LB333, etc...
3.5 from 25 reviews

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3.5

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  • Build Quality
    2.5 (2)
  • Value for Money
    2.5 (2)
  • Ease of Use
    3.5 (2)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.5 (2)
  • Product is used
  • Noise Level
    3.5 (2)
  • Safety
    3.5 (2)
  • Wet / Damp Grass Performance
    2.0 (2)
  • Fuel Efficiency
    3.0 (2)
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Very good

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Works well, starts every time , couple of pulls no priming, Doesnt like long grass and blocks . but after about 4 years was stuck in gear. traced it to a mechanism behind a shield where the grass box fits. Was full of old cuttings and corroded the lever, Even though cleaned after every use. Spent about 1 hour with wd40 and moving the lever back and forth until released fully the packed grease round it. would suggest every season doing this to prevent siezure. Blades cheap from ebay and easy to change, although if handy I refinish them. a good mower. Bit expensive BUT an alloy body so no rust, damp grass blocks easily.

Purchased in March 2017 for A$499.00.

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scottt

scottt

  • 3 reviews
  • 7 likes

Built cheaply

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Mower is just over 2 years old and this happened. Just built so cheaply- would not recommend. Frustrating to spend a lot of money and it is not reliable and breaks down so easily.

Purchased in February 2017 for A$550.00.

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Chockies

ChockiesHawthorn

  • 4 reviews
  • 4 likes

Always starts - no worries at all

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I am a definite mistreater of mowers. I don't like gardening but I live in the suburbs so I have no choice!! This means that there are long period where this mower doesn't get used until my wife makes me (lol). It always starts, usually first time too. Its solid but still easy to move around and has a plastic bumper bar at the front which does a good job of absorbing impacts. I cant really fault this at all. The only improvements I can think of would be to do away with the run saftey bar - it just annoys me and perhaps a better catcher design because i always end up with fine grass blown on me with the present one.

Date PurchasedMar 2017
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55Fury

55FuryMelbourne

  • 4 reviews
  • 4 likes

Great Mower Cuts Nicely

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I have had this coming on a year now and get a little kick out of using it every time. It always starts easily and runs very smoothly. Apart from changing the oil I have done no maintenance at all to it. I get a lovey clean cut with this and it feels like it could run all day. The catcher works well and all in all lawn day is easy with this mower.

Date PurchasedFeb 2017
Silvers57

Silvers57Melbourne

  • 4 reviews
  • 2 likes

Very Reliable Mower

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This always starts no matter what. I am extremely impressed with it. It runs at fixed revs which I don't love but it works OK. I get a good consistent cut from it and it chomps through overly long grass without too many problems too. I occasionally have to manually clear the chute to the catcher but thats it for issues. It is a reliable workhorse and I am pleased with it.

Date PurchasedFeb 2017
frosty_1

frosty_1Melbourne

  • 4 reviews
  • 2 likes

Good mower - Need One Or Two Improvements

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This mower has been a reliable since they day we got it. Starts first time every time and consistently does just what I expect. I am careful to use fuel stabiliser though as petrol sitting in a mower's tank is the biggest cause of problems.
One thing that disappointed me from day one and that was the catcher. I can't believe they use these cheaply constructed versions compared to the solid old Victa style I grew up with.
Its about three years old and I do get a puff of oil smoke when starting if left sitting for a long time but it always starts. It cuts well although I would like to be able to set it one step lower than available.
This is a reliable, well built mower that just needs a few improvements to be excellent

Date PurchasedSep 2015
Albinus

AlbinusDarling Downs, QLD

  • 31 reviews
  • 18 likes

Robust, but does have some shortfalls

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I originally purchased this mower when I had a lawn mowing business and one of my main ones was awaiting parts. Was only ever planned to be a temporary addition and stopgap but this model surprised me. Even though I no longer mow lawns for a living I still own it.

Good: Stupidly simple mechanically, reliable and easily maintained engine. Starts easily and effortlessly. Four blades give a very nice cut. Mulching plug is a nice option. Spares readily available.

Bad: Plastic cowling deteriorates quickly. Annoying safety bar, can't empty catcher while on unless you override the mechanism (I've modified the throttle). Extremely heavy for its size and engine output that makes mowing sloping blocks challenging.

Date PurchasedDec 2015
larrya

larryaSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 31 reviews
  • 22 likes

Rover Mulch & Catch - easy start and lots of power

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We are very happy with this pull start mower - lots of power, easy starting and burns very little petrol compared to my old Victa 2 stroke! I like the mulch feature which works well. Still very happy after 2 years of using it, we've had no problems at all.

Early days had for 3 months , so far great mover , no key start but has self propelled feature, happ

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Great so far had 3 months purchased new here in Adelaide for $599 no key start just self propelled, great size catcher and happy with warranty offered on mower ..
Happy with cut , mower easy enough to manoeuvre, and of course self propelled makes life mowing easy as ... Would recommend....

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Bitterly disappointed.

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I purchased this mower to help me continue to mow my own lawns and nature strip in my retirement instead I now have bilateral shoulder pain much worse than my previous "pull start shoulder". I am upset with myself for being so stupid to believe that this mower would be a breeze to use and I could expect to mow my lawns for many years to come. Wrong! I will have to retire and maybe pay someone to use the mower but it surely won't be me.

bob

bobIllawarra, NSW

  • 2 reviews
  • 2 likes

Have had 3 rovers before, bought key start. mulcher 800.

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A very badly balanced mower, too much weight on rear wheels so if you mow up very slight incline you bust your back pushing. Also no adjustment on push handle key start switch is crap as they are so flimsy (cheap). Purchased mower from Days mowers NOWRA, they said they needed 3 days to fix under warranty, to drop off and pick up required 120 km return trip bought new switch fitted in 5 mins that lasted 3 weeks. No more rovers for me!

absolute rubbish really not happy.

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i picked up my brand new rover regal keystart self propelled mower today, bought it home and yes it wont propel. now I am stuck with it and you have to pump the air into it just to start the mower. at 750 dollars is just not worth the money, starting to wish I bought the dearer Honda. Oh and rover why don't you advertise it was made in china.

From New

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The key start has never operated from new. Each time I have tried to use it the fuse blows. The mower is 12 months old and I would replace tomorrow if I could afford to in addition it has a hose connector fitted which allows a hose to be used to wash the underside after use. However you cannot fit a standard hose connector to it as it is too close to the fuel tank. The drive cable has now broken at the control end where it has worn through so back to the agents for repair. My advice, get a different brand.

Started good, but after 7 months it wont start.

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Felt like a quality lawnmower when I bought it. Now after about 7 months it wont start. Still trying to figure out what is wrong with it. If it was just a little problem that is easy to fix like a spark plug I would recommend it . But I think I am going to have to take the whole thing apart.

jjacer

jjacerForest Lake

  • 24 reviews
  • 25 likes

Best mower ever.

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The Radar King

The Radar KingParis, France

  • 6 reviews
  • 2 likes

Rover Regal - Catch-N-Mulch, throttle controlled - unlike most versions

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bertiej

bertiejqueensland

  • 2 reviews
  • 2 likes

Rover 800 self propelled key start

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Bought this mower recently after my last excellent experience with a Rover Mower which I did have for 15 years
Only cut the grass twice but very happy with it

Kevin

KevinBella Vista NSW 2153

Bitterly Disappointed

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Bought key start as I can't start conventional type. After less than 6 months key start won't start. Dealer reports long delay in sourcing parts. Had I known this I would have bought another brand. Can't use it as is- useless! I would be happy to return it with refund.
Cuts well when it goes
Won't start

Steve3333

Steve3333PERTH

  • 3 reviews
  • 2 likes

Avoid at all costs - Don't buy new or second hand.

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Excellent

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The best mower I've ever had. Cuts evenly & cleanly. Economical. Not too heavy.
Worth the little extra I paid for it.
I've had this mower for 4 years & it has never let me down.Used on big lawn weekly. Easy to start & still on original battery. $ stroke so no mixing.

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Questions & Answers

Ails

Ailsasked

Regal Mulch N Catch

How do you connect a hose to clean the underside. Too close to the machine body to connect any hose attachments

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Tarbet B.
Tarbet B.

simple use standard adaptor on the market for any attachment for a hose to spray etc. Hoselock style. works well at tick over and full water pressure. You will also have to turn it in its side to finish the job also the drive mechanism has to be cleaned by taking off the plate hosed dried and greased these seem to seize after about 5 years causing the lawnmower to stick in drive. use WD40 and work at the mechanism to free it the water proof grease needs to be done every two years to keep it right

Ails
Ails

Thank you for your response.

John Ross

John Rossasked

Regal Key Start

What charges the battery. Keeps going flat

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Terry

Terryasked

Regal 11A-E1LB333

I need new blades - What part number do I get?

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