3Supaswift Big Bob Series

Supaswift Big Bob Series

3Supaswift Big Bob Series
3.9

19 reviews

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Build Quality
3.4
Value for Money
3.8
Ease of Use
4.4
Cleaning & Maintenance
4.0
Noise Level
3.8
Safety
3.0
Wet / Damp Grass Performance
3.7
Fuel Efficiency
3.8
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19 reviews
James A.
James A.4 posts
  653HP
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Adrian B.
Adrian B.
  Verified 653KP
Ken S.
Ken S.16 posts
  Big Bob

reasonably lightweight 21" cut quiet motor

surprisingly powerful mower plenty of torque at low rpm..for me its a much better mower than the overpriced Honda GXV 160 which it will now replace .. the big bob powers through tall tuff grass where the honda was as useful as a wet fart ..sometimes it's hard to go past aussie ingenuity. all this for $50 2ndhand Show details
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mario 1968
mario 1968Greater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC5 posts
  653HP

Bad design / frame cracking at chassis

Frame fractured at bolt fixings to chassis
Clearly evident of design flaw
Hopping they can at least provide free part to rectify problem
Why should I pay $100 for a design flaw
Hopping on a part replacement from super swift Show details
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Greg
GregSouth East Queensland, QLD69 posts
  653HP

Seems sturdy

Was just given this by an old relative that doesn't use it anymore. It had sat idle for years...I cleaned it, replaced the sparkplug, checked the oil, and it started after a few pulls. At low revs it is very quiet (compared to my Rover) but at higher revs it is about the same. Sparkplug is a PITA to get access to though...buried up under the pull starter and the lead doesn't clear the cowling so it is fiddly to get access...definitely need a long tube spanner! Side eject so not really ideal for urban yards...aimed more at acreages where clippings not important...she who must be obeyed doesn't want grass clipping walked into the house! Show details
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Reuben
ReubenWide Bay-Burnett, QLD20 posts
  Verified 653KP
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eanie
eanieIllawarra, NSW18 posts
  653HP

Makes mowing a breeze!

For larger lawns, the BigBob with the Honda GXV160 engine is superb. Do install 2 sets of blades to make cutting easier and faster (1 pair flat and one pair 'low lift' to assist discharge). No catcher means you just keep going and the clippings mulch into the turf. The trick with utility mowers (side discharge) is to cut the grass a little higher and more often so you are not trying to cut down more than 3-5cm at a time. That way there is no trail of clippings and you get great results. The large ball bearing wheels and light weight deck make mowing a stroll in the park. It even works well on damp grass subject to the above operating style. I can do my 1/2 acre lot plus street front in 40 minutes.

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Chris
Chris3 posts
  Verified 653GP
John Chapman
John ChapmanAU4 posts
  Big Bob

JUST RESTORING BIG BOB

Picked up BIG BOB with other mowers on EBAY it has a BRIGGS STRATTON MOTOR..I cleaned carby maneto and adjusted changed plug.....took a while but final started let it run for awhile it struggled rattles etc final came good now running nice and smooth ..has 2 flat blades can take 8 blades it has a green base and red brown colured motor...has a sticker saying width 5 on it the rest is missing on front super swift on side plate saying made by Jetfast Industries would anybody know how old this mower is?..chappo

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Robert
RobertBallarat, Victoria12 posts
  653HP
Ruthie
RuthieTamborine
  Big Bob

Bloody awesome old mower

I have an old Supaswift lawnmower I picked up on Ebay for $26...not sure how old but pretty old....It goes like a trooper...handle broke about 3 years ago as it had previously been welded back on...Just got it out of the shed put another handle on it, cleaned up the jets and carby and off she goes again....starts first pull...I got on to this site as I was looking for a new push mower...read come of the Supaswift reviews and thought "stuff it" I'll get this old thing out again....not gonna bother with getting another one now...If they still make em as well as they did back then, they are excellent mowers

Kaemann
Kaemann7 posts
  Big Bob

Money Making Machine

I have used the Big Bob commercially since 2008 and it is easily the best, most versatile lawn mower I have used. It's a basic side discharge unit, so there is no catcher. The frame feels a little flimsy though but this machine makes up for it by powering through tall weeds. I have used more expensive machines, some twice the cost, but they don't match the Big Bob. I use it for slashing tall grass and for regular cuts of rough lawns and it does a very good job of it.

John B
John BGAWLER9 posts
  Big Bob
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loulou2
loulou2Murray Mallee, SA8 posts
  Big Bob

Chassis is cheap and nasty

Years ago we had a little bob lawnmower which seemed to go for ever. Years later when we needed to buy a new mower we decided on a big bob, thinking it would be like the little bob we had. We have had it for about 4 years now, but probably after 2 years the frame started to fall to bits. Every time we mow the lawn lately part of the frame snaps. It has been welded everywhere, one welder said it was real cheap steel, which was useless and definitely inferior. Next thing is to see if we can pickup a frame to take the motor. The place where we bought the mower does not deal with them anymore, seems like cutting costs has really ruined what once were good mowers, avoid
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The chassis is made from cheap junk
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mmaccca
mmaccca
  Big Bob

Excellent

After three years of mowing my acre Big Bob hasn't missed a beat. I just changed the blades today - well overdue - they were each at least 1 cm shorter so i have been making work for myself - only cutting 19 cm.
Big Bob is so easy to start and light on for maintainance.
Little bit fragile on some items. Bent the throttle cable and broke the throttle handle.

Questions & Answers

Roger
Roger · Big Bob Series

How do I replace a front wheel? Axle is broken. I can replace the the front axle assembly,but need to get rthe wheels on?

Les B
Les B · Big Bob Series

I am looking for service and parts information for a Big Bob mower with 13 hp Honda motor and about 26” cut. It has a 4 speed forward/ neutral/ reverse motion system with what appears to be large coil springs enclosing the rear (driving) axle. There is a drum-like enclosure against the rhs of the chassis. The drive motion appears to be slipping; it drives weakly in low gear but nothing in the higher gear selections.

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maurice f
maurice f · Big Bob 653KP

what spark plug to use?

Greg
Greg  
Reuben
Reuben  

In my experience, most mowers and brushcutters take a generic spark plug available from most mower stores. If you have a copy of the manual, it may give you a specific spark plug to use in it.

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CategoryPetrol Lawn MowersPetrol Lawn MowersPetrol Lawn MowersPetrol Lawn Mowers
Price (RRP) $799$599
Power SourcePetrolPetrolPetrolPetrol
FeaturesSide Discharge
Catcher Type NoneNone
Cutting Deck MaterialSteel
Cutting Width533 mm533 mm
Manufacturer Warranty2 year(s)2 year(s)2 year(s)2 year(s)
Engine / Motor
Engine NameHonda4.2hp Kohler XT-7
BrandHondaKohler

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