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.
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.
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
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
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.
Rover Rules in Queensland, great machine Rover 560 Pro Cut.
Hello mowing men, I have had the current 560 Pro Cut in South Western QLD for the past 12 months and the older version for years before this, it has managed to maintain 1.5 ac's of yard from chunks of buffel around the sheds to green lush areas with a great finish up to the house patio. The Kholer is one pull start every time and has handled the dry,hot duty conditions without a problem giving great fuel and handling with no bogging out, but as mentioned a retainer to hold the engine on idle is required during catcher removal, it is a great pro...duct with an Australian name we all trust. Please don't be fooled by the bad comments, talk to the guys at Toowoomba Mower Center who sell real mowers to real men! and remember cleaning/servicing of your mower is the key to a great Lawn, after 20 years of maintaining the local golf club and clients lawns Rover still out ranks Honda with a proven product and great reliability. Go Rover!
There's probably no perfect mower but this is a good all rounder. I use these at work and have one at home. They are a workhorse - at work they get used on up to 17 lawns a day 5 days a week in Summer.
The full size chute allows you to cut wet or long/thick grass with little or no clogging of the chute. Mowers with a half size chute tend to clog when mowing wet or long/thick grass so you have to stop to unclog the chute. The downside with the Rover is that it has a smaller catcher so you have to empty it more often.
Mine came standard wi...th a Briggs 190cc engine that starts within 2 pulls. The current Pro Cut 560 comes standard with a Chinese built Rover OHV 910 engine which I haven't used. You get a big 22 inch (560mm) cut that lessens your mowing time but it's a big, heavy machine (just under 40kg I think) with long handles so it can be awkward to manoeuvre in tight spots. The self drive is very handy. Spare parts are readily available.
great machine for the price, simple to use
hi guys in my every day and job i have used nearly every brand of push mower on the market and brought the rover 560 pro-cut mulch an catch mower after using a toro super bagger which by the name should have been a good catcher mower it wasn't!! the toro ran an atomic blade which for mulching was great catching was shocking but the drive and Honda motor and blade brake were top points. So I brought the rover with a 8HP Kohler motor and it has by far the most power of any machine ive used only bogs down in thick couch if mulching but hasn't st...alled out has a large catcher and it really packs in the grass even if its wet! has 22'' cut and high handle bars, isn't very heavy and great on fuel, has throttle control on handle bars and mulches the grass better then the toro or the Honda. I paid $750 for it new and would be more then happy to recommend it to other home owners or lawn mowing contractors. the only complainant I have is the engine brake but to save it from stopping every time I empty the catcher I used a bit of Velcro to hold it in place. overall I couldn't justifier spending $1500 on a Honda which by my account these days is just paying for the name and if I had to choose again I would by the rover cheers
Everything is garbage these days
I have owned many Rovers over the years, used in contractor environment. I remember running these mowers into the ground. I had one that was consistently used for 10 years or more before it started blowing oil smoke. I then owned 2 of these pro cuts and under pressure they both died. I than went to the more expensive Honda HRU216, to which i am extremely satified with the motor and gearbox but everything else is garbage.
Downtime is a major problem, when you have spent more then a $1000 and up to $1700 for these mowers. My ultimate would be...a Rover base, with a Honda motor and gearbox. Wheels on both are weak for contractor mowers, Handlebars on ther Honda have snapped 3 times in a couple years. While on the job this is very annoying time consuming, frustrating and costly. Very thin metal, Honda catch chutes are pitiful, when mowing heavy grass, Rover excel in this area by far. Catching grass is what the customer wants. The Honda blades are pathetic and very costly, with down time. The clutch on the Rover is bad and the motor can kill your arm if you need to start it, compared to the Honda, that just starts, mostly with one pull. The drive cable for the Honda breaks all the time. The disc blade D spacers on the Honda need to be the same as the Rover and stamped to the bolt shape. Have replaced disc already because of wear from bolts. Overall the rover cuts nicely but in heavy conditions, there is no way to keep revs up but slow speed, unless you push. Both being heavy mowers, this would be backbreaking for a lot of people. Handlebars on the Rover, to me sat nicely when you got used to the height. Honda sit far too low in my opinion. The mulch plug on the Honda is far superior. I haven't used the new Rovers but can imagine that they a cheaply made now. I paid more then $1200 for mine and now they are $800 to $900 depending on motor. I like the idea of 8hp Kohler but whether it actually is and can handle being bogged down is another story. The drive belt on the Rovers is a poor design and gets caught up with grass. In the old days it was brilliant but because of the poor quality stuff we get these days, i imagine this belt would just slip all the time. I don't know about anyone else here but i would rather pay a bit more than to have to go to the repair shop all the time. I am sick of faults that you have no choice but to repair, leaving half a yard etc. Good deck air flow and chute Poor clutch, no avenue for keeping revs up while slowing speed. Poor motors but have put a Honda motor on one before, which takes care of that dilenma. Drive system for wheels is poor design.
Going back to the honda
Have owned it for 7 months, been in shop 3 times.All with problems wiyh the drive belt. Which is not good for a contractor. Would not buy another rover.Stay away from belt driven self propelleds.With the money you spend it's not worth it, would rather spend the few hundred dollars more and get a reliable mower.
Good cut. Good in wet weather as grass goes into catcher but that's it
Belt drive is no good
Best all round contractors mower on the market for money spent
22 inch cut, wide drive wheels for better traction and weight distribution with less turf marking in wet conditions,very powerful easy start briggs and stratton engine-no choke or priming, best catching mower in wet conditions, quiet exhaust in comparison to honda, much lighter and easier to maneuver. Great for cutting long grass with or without catcher,as the clutch drive system doesnt reduce chute exit size being mounted atop deck resulting in high clipping flow without clogging and even spread particularly if mower is pulled back over the cu...t.We have a unique grass deflection system fitted on our rovers to eliminate the need to clean out debris from inside the rear drive wheels at all.Keep multi holed metal vacuum screen in catcher clean with wire brush for best results when catching grass, particularly when wet Less expensive than some other brands at under $1000 Requires regular basic maintenance for best ongoing results..a can of inox for cables and drive components is a must
Works well but let down by poor quality. I understand the are built in Australia and China. Mine was built in China.....
Does a great job, nice finish to the lawn
Poor quality. Within 6 months of ownership, drive cable broke, catcher handle broke, rear wheels spin inside tyres, roll pin through drive axle broke, rear wheel bearings collapsed, original star washers which hold the wheels on kept working loose - replacements hold good, and blades are expensive
great machine, has nice wide wheels for muddy conditions,omly real downside for contractors is the small fuel tank,catches great in wet conditions
flail blades last 2-3 mths,easy start with honda,
small fueltank,drive pulley wears as gets grass all around it
|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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