Good not great - starts easily
I got this two years ago at Masters and chose it mostly based on the name, but also took advice from the sales staff. It ALWAYS starts, never failed to start or been difficult. The weighting is a bit weird with a heavy body and relatively thin handles, meaning there is a but of creak and movement when I turn. It has fixed blades which is fun if you hit a rock. The thing I don't like is the catcher. It's just no good compared to the older design. Still runs like a clock though, so I am giving it 4/5..
Very good mower - always starts 1st time
I don't know what kind of ignition system this has but its pretty amazing. I only mow when suburban guilt makes me (lol) so it can be along time between starts sometime but once I prime her up, she roars to life every time. The only servicing I have done is fill the oil up as recommended and check it once. Apart from that nothing and it always works. The blade control is easy to lift up and down and the catcher is easy to empty, Simple and good mower that has worked perfectly and still does!
Super Reliable Mower
I have really not taken care of this but it has been and absolute champion of reliability. It quite literally starts every time, usually first pull. I find it quite easy to push up and down and easy to empty the catcher. It can gum up in the chute between the blades and the catcher if the grass is long or at all damp but it just takes a second to clear. Its a super reliable machine and has been excellent so far
Rover Pro Cut 560 is a GREAT mower.
Everything is still working great. Being self propelled with our small incline out the back makes mowing quite easy.
My previous mower was a Rover 21 inch cut but I now need self propelled to make the mowing easy for me. My old Rover and not self propelled and lasted a long time so was time for a Rover self propelled.
I am still very pleased with the new Rover.
I have been impressed with the sheer reliability of this mower over the past three years. Has started first time every time and runs on even old petrol when its been left sitting. It just works. Apart from checking the plug and topping up the oil, it has need no maintenance.
Its maneuverable enough to easily do my front and back yards even when overgrown without any fuss, The catcher is very easy to remove and empty. My only area of dislike is the safety bar, it just annoys me but apart from that its a great and very reliable machine
Absolute BEAST !
I purchased this mower as a back up to give my Honda a rest ! I have had it 4 years now and it has more power than the Honda ,a wider cut,catches in the wet without clogging up. The blades seem to last forever ! I paid $650 for the pro-cut compared to $1500 for the Honda weigh up the amount of return on the Rover if it dies now I will threw it away and buy a new one or keep it for spares !
Starts first time and every time!
My mower has the Kohler 8.0, 173cc engine. It starts with one pull of the cord, each time and every time. This was one of the selling points why I paid the extra money for the Kohler engine; my wife and I wanted an easy to start mower and one which was self propelled. Most of the time we use the mulching plug. The cut is always fine, whether it be on lawn or cutting weeds. I am still yet to replace the original blades. I purchased the mower in October 2013; it has done 60 hours of work. Overall a great mower; but if one was lifting it in and out of a car boot they might find it a little heavy.
Perfect for my garden
I have got this mower few months ago and it has been working well since. Use friendly and easy start, you don't need to mix the oil, just add petrol and oil sepatmrately. it worths the money totally. if there is any negative that I have to say, that will be the catch, which is a little bit too small, however. It more depending on the size of the garden.
Fine lawns fine cut
It is a solid unit and powerful
Excellent cut, only 2 things that bug me
It is a heavy unit. I feel it on hills and mobility
Also it be good if it had more height adjustment
Over all great mower and at a good competitive price point
The Kohler engine is extremely good Efficient and powerful
Very good mower
While the Rover mower was cheaper than the Honda I think it is good value for money. Honda are overall better mowers but the premium you pay for the name makes it debatable whether they are worth it or not. Maybe I will get a Honda next time - not sure. I guess with many things you have to wonder whether the quality is till there like it used to be. That seems to apply to just about all products today.
sick of it
Bought the rover lawnmower from bunnings warehouse in north Wollongong . at first it was alright then next thing is known the bolts get loose then the air filter top fell off - about a year lately the air filter broke down the lower end and now the thing that changes the level is broken which likely going to cost too much money to fix
Conclusion : my advice is to buy a better mower
best mower I've used
just started a small but busy gardening business in Ireland. been through two honda mowers in a year and just recently bought this rover procut 560 second hand from a guy i know. wow! amazing mower beats any honda i used hands down. half a pull on the cord and she's away, my ninety six year old grandmother can start it and she has one foot in the grave. apparently the mower is two and a half years old but she is sound. the guy has never serviced her since purchase because as he says he has never needed to. she just goes and goes and goes.... first time i used her it had been pissing down all morning and just dried up which is typical in ireland. lawn was like a bog and grass was wet but the mower just ploughed through it like a hot knife through butter. i am buying a brand new one once things get running properly again this year they are 50% more expensive than your typical honda over here but in my opinion worth every penny
Great when its working ....
I purchased the old version 560 in 2016 with the Briggs & Stratton engine.
Right from the outset the unit was difficult to start, and despite returning it to the dealer and servicing it regularly, this problem has never been overcome.
Add this to the list of multiple other items:
- Throttle Cord Snapped (replaced Under Warranty)
- Drive wheels broke off - the plastic that holds them on is so thin, despite the mechanism being held within the wheel. Very poor design.
- Broken Rip Cords (may be a result of trying to taking 10-20 pulls every ...
Yes unleaded fuel has a shelf life of 2 months
old mate unleaded fuel has a short shelf life that is why the sell fuel conditioner, you need to apologize. And this is from a small engine mechanic who sees the same thing weekly.
You must use conditioner or drain your fuel if storing over winter. That engine has a warranty i suggest you need to allow the mechanic to correct the issue as that is what he is paid to do.
Great mower. Did have a problem with clutch plate but was immediately repaired under warranty from Pat's Mowers in Coffs Harbour. Also, later on, had a broken drive pin in the self propelled system - again - repaired by Pat's Mowers in a few days, also changed the oil & replaced the clutch cable at no cost. Very happy with Rover & Pat's Mowers.
Questions & Answers
|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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