Atrocious build quality
Routinely stops when pushing through thick buffalo grass. Catcher is very difficult to empty grass gets stuck all the time. Throttle control never fit fell off and was destroyed. Terrible.
Can't get parts!!
Bought it about 2 years ago is good for me having back and knee issues.
BUT YOU CAN'T GET PARTS!!!!
Fuel cap split can't get a replacement anywhere makes it useless now!
Terrible would never buy another one
Height adjustments are not good, won't cut properly, hard to maneuver, even on short grass it bogs down, catcher too small in general not a good product at all would never buy another one
Cheap and has limitations
Bought at Bunnings in December 2018. Easy to assemble and started immediately. Good for small well kept lawns, minimal power and small cut. On a few occasions the handle snapped back and bruised my stomach, then this weekend it did it again and snapped the accelerator handle right through and bruised my wife’s stomach! Took it back to Bunnings at Wonthaggi where The Manager Chris was fantastic and contacted the manufacturer. No joy as I
it was out of warranty, but Chris issued a credit voucher so we could buy another.
Certainly WILL NOT buy a Yardking again, probably get a Victa self propelled. Thank goodness for Bunnings and Chris...
Purchased in December 2018 at Bunnings Bayswater for A$229.00.
Great little yellow machine
Bought the 138 after christmas. Easy to assemble. Did have to go get some oil. But for price i wasnt worried. Doesnt use much fuel. Starts easily. Mentioned to brother. He went and bought one. Feels the same.
Budget, Light Weight Mower
I bought a 138cc Yard King Push Mower Dec 2019.
Obviously can't comment on longevity BUT so far....
I own a 1230sqm Block & use a mower to cut in around gardens ect prior using my Ride-On.
Took around 30mins to assemble & add Fuel & Oil and check everything so I was happy prior start.
Note: Doesn't come with factory oil, need to purchase.
Started 3rd pull from new, "Used 3times since", same same.
Love how Light Weight it is, easy push on short lawns coming from a larger Victa mower.
Actually seemed quiter than my old Victa....
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Absolute Garbage. Doesnt even run for 20 sec
Bought 13/10/19 from Bunnings and it took me whole day to setup. No online material provided . Never worked for more than 30 secs . Thankfully bunnings has good returns policy. Get a better brand which is in the market for a long time otherwies it will be a cost centre.
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New lawn mower
My new yardking is so easy to use, its light and easy to push. Very easy pull start and essy to clean. Fantastic price. Highly recommend this mower, bought from bunning.
Purchased in September 2019 for A$140.00.
It's cheap and won't last but the warranty is great and will probably save you.
Bought in Nov 2018 and took ours back today. The handle had sheared off the locking pins and is only help on by one bolt each side. As a result the handle falls to the ground or flips over the front of the mower. The catcher is a flimsy material one that doesn't take long to fill (as you'd expect from a $199 mower). Thankfully I had the reciept and took it back to Bunnings for a refund and upgraded to Masport. If you want a cheap mower to get you by for a few months (they have a good 12mth warranty) then go for it as you only need to use it 4-5...times to cover the cost of getting a mower service to do your lawn. Just make sure you inspect it after each use as they leak oil out of the muffler. It's really lightweight and would be easy to use for someone who's not very strong, starting it was fairly easy too and it was very economical on fuel. Would I get one again? Nah.
Very heavy. Difficult to use. Too fast on self propelled mode. But the worst feature was that it leaked copious amounts of petrol that could not be stopped or fixed. Dangerous! Poor catcher. Fortunately Bunnings quickly refunded the purchase price. Bunnings is excellent for this. Bunnings sold me a Masport mower that did exactly what I wanted.
So far so good. It does the job for medium yard
I purchased the mower from a demo shop. It worked well and was petrol efficient : I managed to run the mower for a good 45min with the petrol that was already in it (so not much). The catcher could be bigger but it does the job for a medium yard.
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Petrol Cap Failed within 2 weeks - OK Mower for Medium to Small Yards.
The mower is ok for small to medium yards. The build quality of the mower chassis is strong. The petrol cap like the other parts of the mower are plastic and prone to breaking. The mower only has a 12 month warranty for the engine only, so as the petrol cap is not consider the 'motor' I had to order and pay Yard King $25 for a new petrol cap.
worst lawn mower ever
Need to restarting it 30-40 times for just 100sqm lawn, too easy to make the engine stop: thick lawn, full catcher, uphill etc. Catcher is tiny and not catching properly, without catcher the blade stucking in every 10metres.
Do not buy it unless you enjoy the fitness for keep pulling starter.
It's really easy to use
First of all, the price of this mower is very cheap, suitable for all kinds of families. For the moment, I have used it for two years. I feel that he is very powerful and saves a lot of energy during the use. I have not encountered any problems, of course, it is indispensable for normal maintenance. I will clean it once a month.
The yardking mower is very light and can used by anyone. Its quieter than most mowers and very easy to use and start. The only fault i have is the catcher. It doesn't seem to catch grass properly. I am not sure if it is to do with the catcher being material or mine is not right, so its a little frustrating, however i am otherwise very happy with this mower
all good and happy until you need a new blade. Bunnings don't keep them. they'll say they do but have had to return 3x types (lawnking and Ryobi) today. the spacing for the 2x keeper notches are either too close or too far apart. i'll dig out the receipt and return it.
New from Bunnings, Seized after 5 minutes.
It was all going so well, easy to assemble, I put oil in the crankcase "correct amount on dipstick as per instructions", Filled the fuel tank, Started it up and it started first go. Cut like a champ. Ran for 5 minutes and then died, couldn't for the life of me work out why until I saw the front of the mower.
All the brand new oil I'd put in it had blown out of the exhaust and dribbled down the front. I couldn't see it when I was pushing it. Only after inspection when it died did I realise what happened.
I'm guessing poor ring clearance pushed oil past the piston and into the head.
Back to Bunnings this weekend to buy a better known brand.
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Great little mower
Great little lawn mower. I’m a woman so it’s light and easy to push . Easy to start and fill . Love the catcher how easy it is to detach, empty and reattach . Is a very reasonable price for a lawn mower . Defiantly not disappointed with this one
Value for small money & small lawns.
At under $200 this mower is easy to start with one or two pulls and maneuvers easily around trees etc. Smaller catcher but easy to lift and refit. Only had three uses but can't fault it yet as it gives a very even cut and noise level is below most petrol mowers.
Rubbish don't waste your time.
Got this mower for $199 at Bunnings, thank god they have an easy returns policy!! It doesn't collect many of the clippings as the chute just blocks up, the motor doesn't rev high enough and they make it hard to adjust the throttle witha strange screw type on the adjuster. It surged from the second use and on about the 6th use it died....Going to buy a rover I reckon....
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