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Terrible; Dusty and hard to start
Very disappointed by this mower. It is very hard to start and refuses to start if there is the least bit of moisture in the air. Will start if placed in sunlight to completely dry out. And I'm storing it under cover.
Ironic as my biggest problem with the mower is that the catcher has uncovered wholes where dust, seed and grass comes out when mowing to the degree that I have to wear a mask when moving. Bought from Bunnings who contacted Ryobi NZ who couldn't help. Bad design.
So in summary: unreliable (impossible to start) and catcher is poorly designed.
Competent, but sometimes hard to start and some bits feel flimsy
Great mower once it gets going. I only use the mulching feature and don't use the catcher. Engine and surrounding plastics are of good quality. The rest of the mower seems to be quite flimsy such as the handle bars, wheels and throttle control - nothing broken yet. It is one tough unit, I do not treat this mower with any special care other than good engine oil (I use automotive engine oil) and premium 98 unleaded. Wet grass, long grass, grass with bits of tree branches. I use it for my own residence, multiple properties I own and some extra sid...e income - has never missed a beat. The one bad thing about this mower is that is can be quite hard to start in cold weather (adding an extra 2 to 5 primes gets it going - basically guessing) and the instructions regarding priming (regardless of weather) is slightly off. I noticed giving it one extra prime ontop of what the instruction says gets it running 1st time every-time. Pros: - Good on fuel - Robust - Not overly loud - Cuts with ease even on damp grass. - No problems so far in terms of things breaking or rendering the mower useless.
When it was time for a new mower I wanted one where the catcher actually hooked on to the frame. My last mowers catcher set-up relied on the outlet flap to hold it in place. The spring broke after a few years and the catcher wouldn't stay on so a new spring was required or as I did, just used a bungee strap. You wouldn't call my yard a lawn, there's just a number of greenish plants including grass holding the dirt together. I did want 4 blades though which meant a step up from the base Ryobi mower. Assembly was easy and you have to buy the oi...l as well. It starts easy enough and does the job. I've seen others say it is a bit heavy, I would agree with that although it doesn't affect my use. I managed to bend the front right wheel axle when I hit a garden edge a bit hard, it's a bit flimsy but was easy to straighten by taking the wheel off and bending it back. I've done it twice so far and expect I will again. In short it's an okay mower. Would I buy another one? Maybe but I would look around for another possibility that has the catcher set-up I like.
Best thing!Do not hesitate!
Best machine I have ever had more satisfaction than the most sold best German chain saw brand ever provided, unbelievable power for a little mower.I’had many big expensive brands they don’t come near this machine it feels unkillable dose not struggle even in the thickest weeded grass as long as you can push the mower init it does the job without choking! you waisting your money on anything else!
Must have got a lemon
The engine on this mower is a beauty. As per previous reviews - tons of cutting power, quiet operation, very easy to start etc. The frame is not too flash but the engine is so great I'm prepared to overlook its flaws.
Why the 1 star rating? Because every approx 7 hours of operation it starts to backfire and then refuses to start. I have read other reviews and a few other people seem to have had the same problem. The only solution that worked for me has been to install a new spark plug. But then in another 7 or so hours we go through the same...routine. I was hoping it was a bad batch of spark plugs (they have been purchased from a variety of stores) but have now resigned myself to the mower being a dud. Less than 30 hours of operation and 4 spark plugs later I'm going to sadly have to return it.
cheap and nasty
Had a good mower I'd been using for 15 years but my adult children thought I needed a new mower so they bought me a new Ryobi mower. This Ryobi is nice and shiny and cuts OK but is a piece of junk compared to my old mower.
The Ryobi blows smoke when first started and then the height adjustment arms and blade base rattle and vibrate like crazy.
You know with all the vibration things are going to start breaking and falling off - probably as soon as the warranty runs out. Anyway can't take it back to Bunnings because it was a gift but will keep my old mower to use when the Ryobi falls to bits.
Also the catcher is difficult to use and poor quality.
I advise you to pay a bit more and get a decent mower.
Ask for an old fella
Goes any where
Starts good @ easy to change oil @ clean filters I found folds up well to transport to other relations place they intend to buy one when they move out of rental property to there new place so I'll be mowing theirs till then (free of charge)
It's an easy job.
Takes a beating
Purchased from Bunnings mid 2014. I have not attempted to look after this mower at all. Never checked oil or air filter or spark plug. Never bothered to sharpen or replace blades. It starts first time every time. Coming into winter now so I've decided to give it it's first service after 4 years of abuse in a thick Sir Walter buffalo lawn.
4 years of trouble free mowing so far.
Lawnmower does the job very well
Ryobi mower with a Subaru motor.
Starts very easy and runs very well.
Never had a problem
Solid clippings catcher with mulching plug
Mulches very well.
Four swing blades
Very frugal on fuel, 4 stroke.
Had mower about 12 months now.
I Recommend this lawn mower for domestic and commercial use. Its a cracker.
Not worth the money
Mower catcher is the worst for actually catching anything.
After 4 months the ignition coil has given up.
Needs refinement before they get a good name.
Purchased from Bunnings and they had a salesman there convincing people to buy these mowers.
About to return mine tomorrow and hopefully let them know what a POS it is.
Not worth $500 bucks
Had this mower for 2 months and from the first use it had a slight backfire once it heated up and when it hit thicker grass. The engine progressively got worse and started to smoke alot on start up. The catcher design is poor as you basically need to lift the flap on the catcher all the way up to remove the catcher resulting in a face full of grass clippings. I have used loads of mowers and cut loads of lawns and never had so much grass in my face when removing a catcher. Bunnings were great on return of the mower gave me a store credit and i s...wapped it over for a masport 486. Once the ryobi mower is refined and made more user friendly it will be a good machine, have a good look at what else you can buy for around the same money. More power doesn't mean a better mower.
Great lawnmower, plenty of power
Has a subaru motor and 4 cutting blades. Easy valve start and runs very well cutting with ease. I would have given this mower 5 stars if not for the high amount of dirt and dust that blows out the top of the catcher. The catcher need to allow high air flow but it kicks up a lot of dust. If the lawn didnt have any bare patches might not be so dusty. Apart from that its a very good mower if a tad heavy but not a deal breaker
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Pricy but good
Bought from bunnings a year ago and going strong. Much better than the electrical wired mower I used to own. Just make sure you check the petrol and oil level each time...Price is a bit steep and hopefully it last for a few years (warranty is good for ryobi product).
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Ferrari engine in a Leyland chassis
Subaru 190CC engine is a ripper. Starts first crank and has unbelievable torque yet runs very quietly. Mower body is a bit of a let-down however. Catcher is hard to remove and feels flimsy, as does the rest of the body, push handle and wheels. Still happy with the overall package however. Expect this mower to last me many years as I treat my tools with great care.
Very easy to use!
I was skeptical on purchasing this as it had a Subaru engine and Dad had always told me to buy Briggs&Stratton lawn mower but I can't fault this!
Starts on the first pull every time.
The mulching capability is awesome!
I don't think the hubby has mowed the lawn since we've purchased this! :)
I have bought this one before six months no complaint s yet,easy to use n fast as well no fuss
cuts the grass in equal size and maintain s correct grass size a ND this is an wonderful lawn mower for a healthy and gerat looking lawn.. would strongly recommend to anyone,less oil goes long way..
Whats the point of the catcher?
Brand new mower EA175V, only brought a small one as my lawn is extremley small. Sales man at bunnings said its a great mower and I purchased the line trimmer as well.
Got home and assembeled and set up etc and it started like a dream but first line on the lawn which is short and I notice grass left on the ground and find that the catcher has a handfull of grass in it and the rest is in the shoot going onto the ground? I tried adjusting the height etc but still no good so tried the mulcher I had to order as the store do not keep in stock which ...
This is a great mower
Great and easy to use mower. Like how you don’t have to mix the oil and petrol together. Very easy to use for females. It also comes with a mulcher if you don’t want to use the catcher. I live this mower over most of them. This mower has a great Subaru engine
Good but not Amazing
What I don't like about it is, The back lip juts out a bit too much past the back wheels. So going down steps the wheels don't reach and the metal at the back screeches down the front of the step. Other than that. It starts every time and runs super smooth.
Questions & Answers
My mower is not collecting the grass in the catcher, it sits in the body or spreading all over the grass, what do i do the mower is only 1 year old
Has the mower ever collected the grass or is this a recent problem?
If it's been like this from day one then I know this sound like a silly question but do you have the mulching plug fitted? If you have the mulching plug fitted then remove and it should be okay.
If the problem has only just recently appeared then check your blades. Ensure they're the correct ones for the model, aren't worn out, and that they're free to swing out when the mower is running.
When you're mowing, go in a clockwise direction or have the uncut grass on the right hand of the mower.
The blade spin clockwise (when viewed from above) and the grass chute in on the right side of the mower.
Could also be wet grass that does clump but there should still be some grass going into the catcher.
I have a 190c EA190V RLM4619SMB model, it suddenly wont start
I find the mower is sometimes hard to start if it's been sitting unused for a few months (e.g. over winter).
Topping up with fresh petrol and cleaning the spark plug usually results in the mower running correctly again.
If it has been sitting it will take a few pulls of the starter cord to fill the carb with petrol so it won't start immediately.
|Category||Petrol Lawn Mowers|
|Features||Foldable Handle and Mulching Capability|
|Catcher Capacity||50 L|
|Cutting Deck Material||Steel|
|Cutting Width||460 mm|
|Height of Cut||10 mm to 75 mm|
|Number of Blades||4|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)|
|Engine / Motor|
|Engine Displacement||190 cc|
|Engine Type||4-Stroke and OHV (Overhead Valve)|
|Engine Name||Subaru 190cc 4-stroke|
- MPN: RLM4619SMB
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