we do not have a huge lawn but big enough (plus nature strip) and have used this mower maybe 5 times as winter meant less grass growth.
Suddenly it started belching out balck smoke and cutting out. The start up is very hit and miss. The mower is 5 months old.
Took it to a Rover service agent who tried to tell me it was due to 'old fuel'. Working in petro chemicals, i know that standard quality unleaded fuel (ie without ethanol) stored correctly does not go off. They use this as a catch all excuse
A service check will take at least 5 weeks. so no mower during spring and $600 wasted.
Next time I'll buy the more reliable $200 Millers Falls Billy Goat. That was fine for 5 years cutting huge tracks of grass over imperfect terrain
MTD/Rover 560 pro cut with 910 engine - - yuch
I swore 10 years ago i would never buy another Rover 560 Pro Cut; but in a weak moment I purchased the all new MTD version with the 910 motor. The drive mechanism is still the same load rubbish it always was nut now it has this stupid engine cut out for OH&S instead of a blade brake like the new Honda. It still clogs up too easily and there is no discharge chute available, As a contractor with some 15 years experience I still have and use my 11 year old Honda 216d and it is more reliable than the Rover BY FAR. I now have 4 Honda SP mowers. The ...only saving graces of the 560 are its mulching ability and the new 910 engine which SEEMS to be much easier to start than that heap of rubbish from B&S which first powered the 560 in around 2000. SO if you want a reliable self propelled mower get the Honda - if you are concerned about price get Chinese knock on and be prepared to chuck it out ofter of years commercial use. Personally I'll pay the the money for the real deal every day. I finally took my "new" Rover/MTD 560/910 back to the selling when it's left hand drive wheel fell off and told them It's a load of rubbish which I never want to see again. I would rather write off the purchase price than put up with it's stupid drive system and other weaknesses. Engine start; Mulching quality, Drive; cut out; clogging; poor control handle arrangement;
Don't waste your money.......
Every thing has broken on this mower . Been a contractor for 8 years now and this would have to be the worst mower I have ever got . You would think for $1000 aus you would get a lot more .
It was back to the shop 7 times in 14 weeks please don't waste your money on The new rover there not made like they used to be
Fell apart and rover will not give me a refund or replace it they said they will keep fixing it up for me at no cost but the down time without that mower is no good to me . No mower no money .
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|Category||Petrol Lawn Mowers|
|Features||Mulching Capability, Self-Propelled and Side Discharge|
|Cutting Deck Material||Aluminium Alloy|
|Cutting Width||560 mm|
|Number of Blades||4|
|Manufacturer Warranty||4 year(s)|
|Engine / Motor|
|Engine Name||Rover OHV 910|
|Engine Type||OHV (Overhead Valve)|
- GTIN12: 931328110790
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