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Supaswift Big Bob Series

Supaswift Big Bob Series

653HP, 653GP, 653KP, 653XP
4.2 from 13 reviews · View Statistics

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13 reviews

    eanieIllawarra, NSW

    • 4 reviews

    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.

    Date PurchasedMay 2017



    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

    Date PurchasedFeb 2007
    1 comment
    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


    RobertBallarat, Victoria

    • 8 reviews

    Big Bob is definetly up to the Big Job!

    Date PurchasedDec 2016
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    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



    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.

    Best mower I have ever purchased


    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.

    Karl Downard

    Karl DownardMELBOURNE

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


    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

    Sue F.

    Sue F.asked

    Big Bob Series

    Can someone tell me if the Big Bob and Little Bob have pressure oil lubrication method or splash method? I can't find this information anywhere and the dealer near me didn't know either. I have some steep sections on my block and would like to know prior to purchase. Sue

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    Greg E

    Greg Easked

    Big Bob Series

    How many mls of oil does the Ryobi RLM 461 7ME use. would it be about 600mls ??

    2 answers
    John Chapman
    John Chapman

    Yes aprox

    Greg E
    Greg E

    Thank you John.



    Big Bob Series

    Where can I get a Superswift, secondhand: a good one?

    2 answers

    I wrote a review. Mine was bought brand new. Can't help with 2nd hand apart from suggesting gumtree


    There seems to be quite a few floating around on Ebay and gumtree, ive bought 3 in the last few years and just restored one for my own use. i am in victoria though.

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    CategoryPetrol Lawn MowersPetrol Lawn MowersPetrol Lawn MowersPetrol Lawn Mowers
    Price (RRP) A$599.00A$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
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