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Supaswift Big Bob Series

Supaswift Big Bob Series

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4.2
16 reviews
  • Build Quality
    5.0 (3)
  • Value for Money
    5.0 (2)
  • Ease of Use
    5.0 (3)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.5 (2)
  • Product is used
  • Noise Level
    3.7 (3)
  • Safety
    5.0 (1)
  • Wet / Damp Grass Performance
    4.5 (2)
  • Fuel Efficiency
    4.0 (3)
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Jorgejio
Jorgejio
  • 32 reviews
  • 23 likes

"It works" (updated)

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Purchased in at Mitchell Lawnmower Centre, Mitchell, ACT for $680.

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Greg
GregSouth East Queensland, QLD
  • 34 reviews
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Seems sturdy

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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!

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Reuben
ReubenWide Bay-Burnett, QLD
  • 6 reviews
  • 2 likes

Supaswift Big Bob with Kohler XTX Series Engine

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Purchased in for $699.

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eanie
eanieIllawarra, NSW
  • 5 reviews
  • 9 likes

Makes mowing a breeze!

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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
Chris
  • 2 reviews

Strong, reliable mower

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JUST RESTORING BIG BOB

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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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John Chapman
John Chapman

I put 4 flat new blades on it for a big bob mower ,,,it about 21 inch cut going ok...chappo

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Robert
RobertBallarat, Victoria
  • 8 reviews
  • 2 likes

Big Bob is definetly up to the Big Job!

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Ruthie
RuthieTamborine

Bloody awesome old mower

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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

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Kaemann
Kaemann
  • 6 reviews
  • 4 likes

Money Making Machine

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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.

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John B
John BGAWLER
  • 4 reviews
  • 4 likes

Blades and disc may give problems.

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loulou2
loulou2Murray Mallee, SA
  • 3 reviews
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Chassis is cheap and nasty

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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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loulou2
loulou2

An update on the Big bob mower, we finally just gave up on it and took it to the tip. Ended up buying some $200 mower from masters, and have had no trouble.

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Excellent

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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.

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Best mower I have ever purchased

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I purchased my Big Bob in 1992 from Rex at Wauchope mowers NSW. It is now 20 years young and it is still the best mower I have ever owned. I am up to my second set of wheels, second grass exhaust cover, and numerous blades as it has tamed a few bush blocks and only just had the rope pull thingy replaced. That's it and to be honest it may only have been serviced every second year. Admittedly it is looking tired but so does the owner.
When it does finally die (it or me) I would not even hesitate to purchase the latest model.
Reliable every time and light weight.
Maybe some soft padding on the handles for some comfort.

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Just what's needed for the job, but chassie not robust enough

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Honda motor one of the best smooth and quite, but chassie is not robust enough, lower handles crack and brake at first rear mount point on chassie, weak wheel axles bend easy poor quailty wheels, we run 4 mowers and all are the same disappointed for the money, need to improve.
GYC and Allpower have been very helpful and has repaired under warranty

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Karl Downard
Karl DownardMELBOURNE

Part of the family.! Still with us well after 30 years of loyal service.

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My ol'man bought our Big Bob around 1980. Originally marketed under the Vulcan label in Australia. Green body, black handles with a white 4 horse powerhead. She's had a new pull starter, fuel tank, cylinder head, cutter disk and the odd wheel replaced over the years. Pushed that ol'girl up and down Dads bush block from the age of 12. She was given to me upon leavin home. Can't bring myself to toss the ol'girl and it is my intention to restore her to her former glory. Hope i can find the parts i need! Irreplacable is how i'd describe her. Cant buy that kinda quality these days...
Tough and dependable with a gauranteed smooth cut everytime, wet or dry, grass or scrub.
Sticky throttle cable. Sticky height adjustment. (age related)

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Questions & Answers

Roger
Rogerasked
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?

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Les B
Les Basked
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 fasked
Big Bob 653KP

what spark plug to use?

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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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Supaswift Big Bob Series

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CategoryPetrol Lawn MowersPetrol Lawn MowersPetrol Lawn MowersPetrol Lawn Mowers
Price (RRP) $599.00$799.00
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 Name4.2hp Kohler XT-7Honda
BrandKohlerHonda
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