Bosch Lawnmower Reviews UK

Thanks for taking the time to read our UK reviews of the best Bosch lawnmowers that are currently available on the UK marketplace. Bosch are a very well known brand for gardening tools and indeed for other tools and household products.

When it comes to lawnmowers they make the following models and options:

  • One push cylinder mower
  • Six different models of electric rotary mowers
  • Five cordless lawnmowers.

We have listed all of those below, and included a summary review on each of them.

There are a lot of very well known gardening brands in the UK. There are also lots of very well known tool brands. When it comes to buying garden tools, and especially power garden tools then Bosch are one of the better known brands.

They are part of the Bosch Group and they make a wide range of tools and home appliances. In the article below we summarise all of their mower options, so as you can see what the different models are like, and how much they cost, and most importantly how buyers rated the mower once they had bought and used it.

Bosch Lawn Mower UK Reviews

The Bosch Brand (Gardening)

Bosch are of course a very well known tool brand. Aside from their high quality tools, they also make a wide range of gardening tools. These range from lawnmowers, lawn rakers, verticutters, trimmers, hedge cutters, chainsaws, leaf blowers shredders and multi-tool systems.

They are a German brand and their garden products are very popular with many UK gardeners. They have 40 locations spread across the UK with over 5,000 employees. In the UK they generate annual revenues of around £3.5 Billion, with the UK being their second largest market.

As previously mentioned Bosch make a range of different types of lawn mowers and these include:

  • The Manual Cylinder Push Mower - this is the type that you have to manually push to cut your lawn
  • A wide range of Rotary Mowers - these are by far the most popular choice for UK gardeners
  • A Range of Cordless Mowers - Many UK buyers are making the move to cordless mowers as they are more portable and can be used anywhere without having to plug them in. They are still expensive but are dropping in price compared to when they first came out.

We have split these into three sections below which we believe make it easier to find the particular type of mower that you are looking for.

Best Bosch Cylinder Push Mower

Bosch only make one manual or push mower and that is the Bosch AHM 38 G Manual Garden Lawn Mower. Just below you will find a summary review.

Bosch AHM 38 G Manual Garden Lawn Mower

  • The width of cut is 38 cm
  • The height of cut can be adjusted between 15-43 mm
  • It is a 5 blade cylinder mower with a rear roller
  • It has a 25 litre grass box collector
  • The side wheels are high geared

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Manoeuvrability

It is light in weight and easy enough to move around, and the larger geared wheels do make the overall pushing pretty easy.

Cutting quality

Overall buyers were happy with the cutting and they were very pleased with the stripes that this manual mower could produce

Value for money

Most buyers agreed that this AHM 38G model is very good value if you can buy it at around the £50 price point.

Best Bosch Electric Rotary Mower

As we have mentioned Bosch make a wide selection of electric rotary motors. They make 6 different models of this type of lawnmowers, and quite a few of them are really big sellers online.

We have listed these below and then completed a summary review of each one of them. (There are some older models which we have not included as parts are no longer available)

You will see a percentage number in brackets. That number refers to the average online buyer rating that each lawnmower has been given by real life buyers. The higher that number is the better and that rating has been scored out of 100%.

  1. Bosch Rotak 32R Electric Rotary Lawnmower (86%)
  2. Bosch Rotak 34 R Electric Rotary Lawn Mower (88%) - Best Seller
  3. Bosch Rotak 36 R Electric Rotary Lawn Mower (84%)
  4. Bosch Universal Rotak 550 Electric Rotary Lawnmower (86%)
  5. Bosch Advanced Rotak 650 Electric Rotary Lawnmower (84%)
  6. Bosch AdvancedRotak 750 Electric Rotary Lawnmower (82%)

The main differences in these models is the size of the motor, the cutting width and the cutting depth. We have shown those in the comparison table below. Larger motors are essentially more powerful. A larger cutting width is better suited to a larger garden. By clicking on any of the model numbers in the table, you can read our summary review, or you can simply scroll down to see all of the models.

Bosch Electric Rotary Mower Comparison Table

Product Name

Motor

(Watts)

Cutting Width

Cutting Depth

1200

32 cm

20-60 mm

1300

34 cm

20-70 mm

1350

36 cm

20-70 mm

Rotak 550

1300

37 cm

20 - 70 mm

Rotak 650

1700

41 cm

25 - 80 mm

Rotak 750

1700

45 cm

25 - 80 mm

Bosch Rotak 32R Electric Rotary Lawnmower

  • This mower is suitable for small to medium sized gardens up to 150 square metres
  • Has a cutting width of 32 cm, and adjustable cutting heights from 20 - 60 mm
  • Has a 31 litre grass box, a grass comb, a 1200 watt motor and a 10 metre cable length

Manoeuvrability

Its size and weight makes this one a very popular choice with many UK buyers. Easy to assemble and very easy to move around the lawns.

Cutting quality

Overall buyers were happy with the cut as it was fast, the mower was easy to use, light in weight and the grass box worked well.

Value for money

Most buyers agreed that this 32R model is good value for money when compared to other similar models on the UK market.

Bosch Rotak 34R Electric Rotary Lawnmower

  • This mower is a huge seller online and remains a firm favourite option for many UK buyers
  • Uses 1,300 watts of power and has a smart motor that can but even in wet grass
  • It has a 34 cm cutting width so a good choice for small to medium sized lawns (up to 300 square metres in size)
  • Cutting height is 20-70 mm and is adjusted by a single lever
    The handles fold over for storage and the grass box is also stackable for storage, and it has grass combs which are perfect for taking care of the edges of the lawn
  • Has a 40 litre capacity grass collection box and a sharp steel rotary blade

Manoeuvrability

Its size and weight makes this one a little bit heavier to move around than some of the other Bosch models, but it is still easy enough.

Cutting quality

Overall buyers said this gave a nice clean cut, and it mowed quickly, even with wet or longer grass.

Value for money

Most buyers agreed that this 34R model is good value for money when compared to other similar models on the UK market.


Bosch Rotak 36R Electric Rotary Lawnmower

  • This model also sells pretty well online and in many garden centres in the UK
  • Uses 1,350 watts of power and is a lightweight mower for use on small to medium sized lawns
  • It has a 36 cm cutting width so a good choice for small to medium sized lawns (up to 300 square metres in size)
  • Cutting height is 20-70 mm, with grass combs, an integrated rear roller for stripes, a fold-down handle and stackable grass box for easy control and storage
  • Has a 40 litre capacity grass collection box with carrying handle

Manoeuvrability

Its size and weight makes this one a little bit heavier to move around than some of the other Bosch models, but it is still easy enough.

Cutting quality

Overall buyers said this gave a nice clean cut, and it mowed quickly, even with wet or longer grass.

Value for money

Most buyers agreed that this 36R model is good enough value for money when compared to other similar models on the UK market.


Bosch Universal Rotak 550 Electric Rotary Lawnmower

  • This model is newer to the UK market, and so far sales seemd pretty consistent.
  • Uses a 1,300 watt motor and suitable for use on small to medium sized lawns
  • It has a 37 cm cutting width so a good choice for small to medium sized lawns (up to 350 square metres in size)
  • Cutting height is 20-70 mm - The Bosch ergoflex system allows you to maneuver your mower with ease and achieve your task quickly while being kinder to your back.
  • Has a 40 litre capacity grass collection box with carrying handle

Manoeuvrability

Buyers say this mower is particularly easy to use and move around. The power drive makes this one a great deal easier to move around.

Cutting quality

Overall buyers said this gave a nice clean cut, and it mowed quickly, even with wet or longer grass. Picks up leaves easily and collapsible grass box

Value for money

The biggest complaint about this second generation mower is the £200+ price tag, which will put many people off as there are cheaper models


Bosch Advanced Rotak 650 Electric Rotary Lawnmower

  • This model has over 300 online reviews and is a popular choice for many UK buyers - it is also one of the quietest mowers on the market.
  • Uses a very powerful 1700 watt motor which does cut through the toughest of grasses
  • It has a 41 cm cutting width so a good choice for medium to larger sized lawns (up to 400 square metres in size)
  • Cutting height is 20-80 mm, and uses a 7 step simple to adjust system for the various heights
  • Has a large 50 litre capacity grass collection box with carrying handle

Manoeuvrability

Its size and weight makes this one a little bit heavier to move around than some of the other Bosch models, but it is still easy enough.

Cutting quality

Overall buyers said this gave a nice clean cut, and it mowed quickly, even with wet or longer grass.

Value for money

Most buyers agreed that this 36R model is good enough value for money when compared to other similar models on the UK market.


Bosch Advanced Rotak 750 Electric Rotary Lawnmower

  • This model has over 200 online reviews and is their most advanced and most expensive rotary mower, made for larger gardens
  • Uses a very powerful 1700 watt motor which does cut through the toughest of grasses
  • It has a 45 cm cutting width so a good choice for medium to larger sized lawns (up to 400 square metres in size)
  • Cutting height is 25-80 mm, and uses a 7 step simple to adjust system for the various heights, and also has grass combs for neater edges
  • Has a large 50 litre capacity grass collection box with carrying handle

Manoeuvrability

This is their biggest rotary mower, but buyers say the design and ergonomics make it very easy to use and move around

Cutting quality

Almost all buyers say this delivers an excellent cut, especially right up to the edges, and they are very pleased with that cut.

Value for money

The big downside of this mower is the high price point of just under £300, and that will put many potential buyers off.


Best Bosch Cordless Lawnmowers

Cordless lawnmowers are most certainly rising in popularity. The simple fact that you no longer need a lead attached to a power supply is enough to make most gardeners make the change to a battery operated mower. The newer Lithium-Ion batteries have made this possible, as they are very powerful, last for a good length of time and are fast to charge.

Bosch do a number of different models for these cordless mowers. We have listed those below, and then completed a summary review of each one of them.

You will see a percentage number in brackets. That number refers to the average online buyer rating that each lawnmower has been given by real life buyers. The higher that number is the better and that rating has been scored out of 100%.

  • Bosch Citymower 18 Cordless Lawnmower (94%)
  • Bosch 0.600.8A4.572 36 V 4.0 A 43 LI Rotak Ergoflex Rotary Mower (84%)
  • Bosch Cordless Lawnmower Rotak 32 LI 291 reviews 82%
  • Bosch Rotak 37 Li Ergoflex 36v Cordless 37cm Lawnmower 84%
  • Bosch EasyRotak 36-550 Cordless Lawnmower (90%)
  • Bosch Rotak 430 LI Cordless Lawnmower 169 reviews (86%) - (best seller)

Underneath we have done a summary review of each of the cylinder lawnmowers in the table shown above.

Bosch Citymower 18 Cordless Mower 

  • This 43 LI model is a lightweight mower that uses a single 18V battery
  • It comes with a charger and is fully charged in 4 hours (80% charge in 2 hours)
  • It has a 34cm cutting width so a good choice for small urban gardens (up to 250square metres in size)
  • Cutting height is 30-50 mm with 3 positions and grass combs
  • Has a 31 litre capacity grass collection box with carrying handle
  • Uses Bosch power drive which gives great torque in all conditions

Manoeuvrability

This mower is a cordless option best suited to small city gardens. It is light so easy to move around and easy to lift.

Cutting quality

The majority of buyers were surprised by the cutting power that this very quiet mower can actually deliver, and cuts quickly with its steel blade

Value for money

This is the most affordable of the Bosch cordless mowers as it is small and only uses one battery. At just under £225, still an expensive buy.

Bosch 43 LI Rotak Ergoflex Cordless Mower 

  • This 43 LI model is the Bosch best selling cordless mower and uses two 36V batteries for the power
  • It comes with a charger and is fully charged in 2 hours and 20 minutes (80% charge in 70 minutes)
  • It has a 43 cm cutting width so a good choice for medium to larger sized lawns (up to 400 square metres in size) and uses a hardened steel blade
  • Cutting height is 20-70 mm, and it has a comb cut for close edges
  • Has a 50 litre capacity grass collection box with carrying handle
  • Uses Bosch power drive which gives great torque in all conditions

Manoeuvrability

The power drive, which is unique to Bosch really does help make cutting a great deal easier, and also makes the handling very good.

Cutting quality

The majority of buyers were impressed with the cutting power of this mower, and also with the speed of the battery charging.

Value for money

At close to £400, upgrading to this type of cordless mower will not be for everyone's budget, and for many people not affordable.

Bosch Rotak 32-LI Cordless Lawnmower

  • This model is suitable for urban gardens (up to 150 square metres) and uses a 36 Volt battery to do the cutting
  • The charge time for the battery is 70 minutes (80% charge in 40 minutes)
  • It has a 32 cm cutting width so a good choice for small lawns
  • Cutting height is 30-60 mm, with grass combs
  • Has a 31 litre capacity grass collection box with carrying handle

Manoeuvrability

A just over 10 Kg in weight this mower is very easy to move around, and without any cords to worry about, it is easy to handle

Cutting quality

Overall buyers said this gave a very good cut and the combs ensured that you also had a nice finish to the edges

Value for money

Like all cordless mowers, they are still pretty new to the UK market, and at over £300, this model is no exception.

Bosch Lawnmower Conclusion

As you can see the German based Bosch company make a number of good quality lawn mowers. Their best sellers remain the electric rotary style mowers, though it is worth mentioning, that many UK gardeners are now making the switch to the cordless variety of those rotary mowers.

The Lithium-Ion battery technology have allowed this to happen. That technology really does keep getting better and better, and Bosch are a key player in making that happen.

One of the major complaints with all brands of electric lawnmowers is the length of the electric lead, and the fact that it is never long enough. There is the added risk of accidentally cutting this lead, so most gardeners have to drape this over the shoulder.

The cordless finally does away with that, and of course it can be used in locations where no electrical power sockets are available.

No matter which mower you decide to go with, hopefully this article on the Bosch lawnmowers has helped you understand what is currently available on the UK market.