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 ...
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Mine's OK But.....
I had a Kubota 21" self-propelled commercial mower for 25 years and when I sold it, I thought mowers would have improved. Boy was I wrong. Nothing compares to that mighty Kubota and I wish they sold their walk-behind mowers in Australia again. Anyway - I got the Australian-made Pro 560 with the B&S 650 motor. It's great! Starts first time every time. The extra 1" of cutting width does save time. Mine doesn't have that stupid shaft/blade brake which is a blessing. The snorkel air-cleaner is better than the engine-mounted type on the Kubo...ta. Keeps it out of the dirt. It has one handle height adjustment - Hallelujah! Mine mows wet grass no problems, just as well as dry grass in fact. Now for the bad bits. It's heavy. It has a plastic catcher which is low slung, hard to mount sometimes and prone to damage (mine's ok at the moment though), the mulcher is a pain to mount and I threw it away. Build quality seems good but, I can't see it lasting 25 years. Price for mine was $850 which was good compared to the $1300 they wanted for a top of the line Honda - which didn't seem to have great quality either. What we need is BMW to make good cheap commercial mowers. Mows wet grass easy, easy height adjustment, easy starting, powerful B&S 650 motor. Can't comment on the new Kohler motor. Don't particularly like plastic catcher. Heavy.
|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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