Bosch Rotak 43 Rotary Cordless Lawn Mower UK Review
Thanks for taking the time to read our UK review of the Bosch Rotak 43 Rotary Lawnmower. This is an electric corded mower and one of the most popular choices for many home owners in the United Kingdom.
This particular Bosch model is at the higher end of the price point for this type of mower. There are certainly plenty of buyers for this both online and off line.
This Rotak 43 model has a 43 cm cutting width, and that type of width is ideal for small, medium or large sized gardens. Buyers also said this mower is really good at getting close to edges along walls, flowerbeds and lawns as it has what is called an extended grass comb. We explain what that means in more detail, later in this article.
The leaf and grass container work well as air pushes the cuttings back and into the grass collection box. It also has a hardened steel blade which cuts really well.
Now let's have a detailed look at this Bosch model, which we believe to be a very good choice for larger sized lawns.
This mower also comes with a 2 year guarantee that can be extended to 3 years when you register online. That is the standard Bosch warranty.
This Bosch Rotak 43 rotary mower sells well online and overall gets very good reviews from those online buyers.
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.
How Buyers Rate the Bosch Rotak 43?
- Overall buyers gave this Bosch rotary mower a buyer satisfaction rating of 85% which is considered to be a very high rating
- 57% of all buyers gave this one a 5 star review
- 7% of all buyers gave this mower a bad review
What Buyers Say About the Bosch Rotak 43?
The RRP for this mower is around £243.49, but you can usually find this cheaper online, if you search around. We also know that around 2 out of every 3 buyers rate this mower very highly.
There are over 400 online reviews for this Rotak 370 online, so we have some very useful information available to find what buyers had to say about this Bosch branded mower.
We have summarised those below in an easy to read pros and cons section.
PROS:- Buyers said this mower performed really well and also worked well on wet grass. Buyers also said that the motor didn't struggle with long grass and there were no cutting out issues
Buyers aid the mower does cut close to the edges and collects all the grass it cuts quickly and completely.
Many buyers said that it worked quickly and effectively on larger gardens and that saved them time.
CONS:- Some buyers said that they received a faulty product. A few other buyers said that they believed the mower was a poor design and simply did a bad job of cutting. Some buyers also said that the mower's grass collection was poor.
Top 5 Features
Just below we explain what we believe to be the top 5 features about this Bosch mower.
Feature 1 - Quick Assembly
According to buyers this mower will take you about 30-45 minutes to set up. This includes opening the box, reading the instructions and then getting the mower setup.
Like many of these garden tools the instructions are just OK. In the main they are images, and a few words would have helped make the assembly a little bit quicker.
A few buyers mentioned that the hardest thing to assemble was the great box. That comes in 3 pieces of clip-together plastic, and they can be tricky to put together. A little patience is required but you will get there.
Feature 2 - The Mower Itself
According to most buyers, this machine is well made but just be aware that like most mowers these days, the outer parts of the mower are made of hard plastic. That is just the way almost every single rotary mower is made.
It is a light mowers with an overall weight in 15 Kg. Most comparable models weigh around 15-22 Kg.
This electric mower has an 1,800 watt motor which is plenty powerful, but has the disadvantage of being noisy. Again all rotary mowers have a certain amount of noise with them, and they are pretty much all the same.
The manufacturer states that this mower is ideal for larger lawns up to 600 m².
Feature 3 - Leaf and Cuttings Collection
Almost every single rotary mower has a collection box which is usually either plastic or a plastic/mesh combination. This one has a plastic 50 litre box which is a big box and will hold a lot of cuttings before it needs to be emptied.
This Bosch model also uses air to help blow the cuttings up and into the collection box. That means all of the grass any other garden waste can be quickly removed from the garden.
That of course means less tidying up for you.
Feature 4 - Cutting Capability
Again like any rotary mower this one also has a metal blade. The whole purpose of any blade is to spin really fast and as such cut the grass rather than rip it or tear it up. This is often referred to as "chewing the grass."
You certainly never want that to happen, and a sharp blade, spinning at a very fast speed. The quality of this blade is excellent and it is sharp. Like all blades they will eventually start to go blunt after a few years.
These can be sharpened if you have the skills, or you can get them sharpened by an expert if you are lucky enough to find one. Most people though will simply buy a replacement blade, and the one good thing about Bosch is that they will always have parts on hand.
There are several cutting heights ranging between 2 cm-7 cm. It also has grass combs that ensures a clean cut right up to the edge of your lawn.
Feature 5 - Warranty & After Service
All Bosch lawnmowers and gardening tools come with a 2-year warranty. This can be extended to 3 years if you register your mower with them online.
With anything Bosch branded, there is a good after service. They have a good standard of quality service.
Bosch Rotak 43 Lawn Mower Specification
In this section we like to include the full specification.
- Measures 47.8 x 44.6 x 79.8 cm
- Weighs 15 Kg
- Hardened steel blade with a cutting width of 43 cm
- 1,800 watts of power
- Uses a grass comb and wheels to get through the grass
- Will cut right up to the edges
- Height of cut can be adjusted between 20-70 mm
- 50 litre grass box
- Cable is 10 metres long
Our Verdict on the Bosch Rotak 43 Lawn Mower
This remains one of the most popular rotary mowers online, and many UK buyers trust and like the popular Bosch brand.
This one has been out for a few years and has certainly stood the tests of time. It is a reliable electric corded mower with a powerful 1,800 watt motor, that gets through the grass easily.
Buyers liked the way that it cuts right up to the edges of the lawn, and many commented on ow very effective it was at collecting all the grass.
It gets solid high buyer reviews and sells really well.
There are not a great deal of complaints, and any that we read, were covered by a solid warranty. Buyers also liked the fact that when you registered online the warrant was extended to 3 years.
Buyers do like the Bosch brand and they do always have parts available, a solid warranty and good customer service.