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See the Best Ride-On Mowers in 2019 as rated by Australians on ProductReview.com.au.

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Randeep Singh

Randeep SinghGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

Bad design. A money suck!

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Bad design. Mower belt keeps popping out & is impossible to put it back in place without professional tools. Seat is too slippery and throws you off on turns.Problems from day one.

Purchased in October 2016 at Mortons machinery for $3,200.00.

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David

DavidSouth-Eastern Region, NSW

Teething issues

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Purchased two mowers in Bega February 8th. The dealer offered to deliver them next day and all looked rosy. Used the ride on for about 2 hours on level flat lawn and it performed ok. On second use cutting deck belt snapped when engaging the blades. I rang the dealer and was told they had the belts in stock and the price and to pick one up and fit it. I asked how hard they are to fit and was told I have never done one so not sure. On second call mower is being collected and resolved today. A good outcome in service.

Purchased in February 2019.

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Poor preparation

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Battery went flat after 4 starts, just said bring it in, over 60km round trip. Jump started it checked voltage not charging. As we bought two mowers i expected some help from dealer to pick it up maybe in a month or if we're out that way. Farmers center keith would not deal there again. Would not buy rover rideon again poor workmanship, very disappointed.

Date PurchasedDec 2018

piece of crap 120 hrs on mower heaps of trouble ring rover never get back to you they are full of sh

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replace bearings all time spindles expect to last lot longer close to 1500 spent on repairs with 120 hrs on clock use it roughly 40hrs a year what a joke once again rang them they never ring you back but say they will cant recommend by something else if you are looking for a ride on

Date PurchasedJul 2013

Businessbattler

BusinessbattlerNorth Queensland, QLD

  • 2 reviews
  • 2 likes

Great mower Great value

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Great mower, the hydro on the handle is great no foot cramping just like a cruise control, very good finish on the lawn. Blades are cheap. That engine has awsome power! and who can beat 5 year warranty. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a reasonably priced mower.

Date PurchasedJan 2017

Musso-rific

Musso-rific

  • 18 reviews
  • 29 likes

So Far, so good

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Date PurchasedOct 2016

This is garbage

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Paid a lot of money for a Rancher. Absolute rubbish broken more times than it works. Simple don't buy a Rover.
Absolute crap. The biggest heap of garbage I have ever owned. Never buy a Rover product again. Just had it repaired again and after 10 hours of use something else broke. Not happy.


Don't!

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I'd heard that this was once a reliable and robust Aussie made brand that was once popular. But typically this brand is now made in China and that has pretty much put paid to their chances of retaining any qualilty. The steel is rubbish (rusted shaft mounting after a couple of years, the repair shops all report that it chews through belts and the motor has juts blown up. In short this Is another example of a once good brand now turning into a piece of Chinese made junk. Don't even consider.

Peter Cahill

Peter CahillBobin NSW

Very disapointed with MTD And dealer support

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I bought new my Rancher 20-42 from Barberie Machinery Taree about 3.5 years ago. After only 64 hours domestic use , a grinding noise started.[Name removed] diagonised two hubs which they replaced. Also replaced were 3 drive pulleys ( why). Total cost $605.62. Not being happy considering the low hours, I contacted MTD and explained that quality control appeared to be lacking and the cost to me was excessive considering such low working hours. They rejected my claim and refused any help. My advise- Think twice before buying from MTD dealers. Look at other brands!!! Peter Cahill

Needed a little tender loving patience

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i thought i had bought a real lemon but after three trips to the dealer and being told things that just didn't add up i spent an hour or two looking at the deck set up. It became very obvious that the quality control at the manufacturer ( assembly ) was the cause of all the problems. I took the mower to another dealer who adjusted the deck and re-aligned the belt pulleys and belt guides. Perfect. My only minor gripe is that the battery could do with a bit more grunt. Brilliant motor


Mark S

Mark SSydney

  • 2 reviews
  • 4 likes

Ok till so etching goes wrong

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Had 13 hp selector drive for 8 yrs . Works well mowing 1.5 acres but when something goes wrong very hard to get detailed instructions on how to fix. Example now broke for 2 weeks as electrics suddenly cease, brakes virtually useless. If I hadn't spent so muchon it , I would dump it. But good when working.

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Mark S

Excellent

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Very competent mower. I have the 15.5hp automatic and never had a problem with it. I have used John Deere and Husqvarna ride-ons and I would rate the Rover higher.
Good solid construction, easy to start and maintain. Very easy to operate.
No real dislikes.


Happy2510

Happy2510AU

  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Great

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Well priced machine and ideal for domestic use on our 3 acres of lawn. Wouldn't take it into the paddock though. The after sales service was great.
Ideal domestic machine, well priced to purchase and to maintain and service and the people we bought it from were great.


Excellent

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natural

naturalAU

  • 19 reviews
  • 13 likes

Robust and reliable

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mondaylotto

mondaylotto

  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

competent cheap ride on

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My first modern Rancher was the 2003 18HP autodrive . It gave heaps of trouble and had fiddly or impossible adjustments.
After the deck rusted out I figured I needed a basic one 12HP with proper gears and a dual cutter deck. I figured I was losing horsepower with all the expensive extras and I was right. Although not as sturdy as the old Rancher I had in the 70s this one is the pick of the rideons available today- and it's Australian.
It always starts, you are in command, you know what gear you're in, and it cuts grass too. Get it bogged and it's a one man job to push it out.
Economical, cheap to buy and replace, proper gears make it easy to use
smallish wheels


n28267

n28267Australia

Terrible

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greg000

greg000

  • 3 reviews

Bad

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jrs

Good

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I like this mower.My dad gave it to me.mower is 10 years old and still going strong, just need to learn how to be able to adjust the clutch. everything else is good.
Good cutting, easy for a woman to use.
It is hard to do any work on them due to small space, no manual to tell you how to adjust the clutch, etc.


Good

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I just luv em, good ozzie worler for our conditions, mine just says gimmie more when I have finished our 1/2 acre block.
So good to ride, cuts well, tuff machines, I just bought another one 7 years old 11.5 HP, I couldn't kill the 5 HP it just keeps going, slowly but does a fantastic job. Great brand, old workhorses!
The older ones you can't get parts for now.


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Questions & Answers

Graham

Grahamasked

How to change the v belt

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Darren H

Darren Hasked

Hi ,
I was cutting thick Kikuyu grass ( with my Rover Rancher 547/38) and the mower cut out and the cutting plate has stopped turning. The engine still runs. Is there a quick fix solution? The mower is brand new.
Thank you in advance ,
Darren

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Kera

Keraasked

Belt wedged and come off

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