Bosch Rotak 34 Rotary
The Bosch Rotak 34 is the smaller version of the Rotak 40 rotary mower. The 34 refers to the 34cm cutting width of this model.
Bosch Rotak 34 Assembly
This Bosch mower is relatively easy to put together - the most difficult bit was the grass box which can be a little fiddly to get right but the whole thing should only took ten minutes or so. It's very easy to use and extremely lightweight - can be lifted up easily with one hand by most people.
Anyway on to the cutting - the Bosch Rotak 34 like the bigger version is simply a joy to use - the lawnmower is so light it is simple to push even on the lower cuts. When you are cutting all sorts of grass including wet and long grass it just feels like you are vacuuming your lawn. It is light and manouverable which makes it ideal for awkward shaped gardens
THe Bosch Rotak 34 cuts really well - easily as good as much more expensive mowers - nice stripes and you'll probably find a strimmer redundant as the Rotak 34 has a little comb device which allows you to cut right up to the edges. . The grass collector works very well - the grass seems to be compacted somehow so it holds a reasonable amount - although this compaction means emptying is a little harder than normal (but not much!)
Bosch Rotak 34 Cons
So what are the cons with the Bosch Rotak 34 - well I must admit there's not much wrong with it but the grass level selector can be a little fiddly to adjust. The build quality is pretty good but it is definately mainly plastic so it will be interesting to see how it holds up. If you're not used to having a lead connected then it takes a little getting used to.
Overall no complaints - it is a superb mower - does what it's supposed to do quickly and simply - mowing our medium size lawn is now more of a quick job that an afternoon of turmoil. The Bosch Rotak 34 rotary is really designed for a smallish garden if you have an average garden you'll probably find the Bosch Rotak 40 a better buy.
As for Amazon their delivery and service was excellent - the price was the cheapest I could find and I didn't have to battle my way around the DIY centre with a huge cardboard box containing your Bosch Rotak 34.