Bosch Rotak 34R

Bosch Rotak 34R electric lawnmower

Bosch Rotak 34R electric lawnmower

PRO’s: excellent cut, picks up almost all cuttings

CON’s: can’t see into grass box

VERDICT: upholding the Rotak tradition. Another brilliant lawn mower

OUR RATING ★★★★☆ 

TODAYS BEST PRICE: £94.99 from Amazon

Sitting at the lower end of the Bosch Rotak family the Bosch Rotak 34R is a four wheel rotary mower designed for small gardens yet shares many features from the bigger mowers in the range.  So how does it fair ?

Styling-wise the Bosch Rotak 34R looks towards the bigger mowers in the Rotak range although it lacks the Ergoflex ergonomic handle.  To have these would be nice but since the mower is fairly small and lightweight at 11 kg the extra hand positions that the Ergoflex handle offers aren’t needed.

And because of its lightweight and thanks to its built-in carry handles, it’s easy to carry from your shed to the garden and even up and down banks and steps.

Like the larger models there are inset front wheels and grass combs which work together to direct grass into the blades thus allowing the mower to cut right up to the edge of the lawn or against walls.

The rear roller leaves a pleasant stripe although it fades within a day or so – to get a longer lasting stripe requires weight and the Bosch Rotak 34R just doesn’t have it.

Thankfully its inherited the cutting height adjustment system from the lawn mowers higher up the range as the system found on the lower spec Bosch Rotak 32R is fiddly as it requires the mower to be turned upside down.  Instead the Bosch Rotak 34R, like the others in the range, uses a lever which varies the cutting height between 20 mm and 70 mm in five steps.

The metal blade is driven by a 13oo Watt electric motor via a gearbox to maintain a constant blade speed of 3600 rpm regardless of what you try to cut.  Bosch calls this their PowerDrive system and it works well, even on longer wet grass.

The motor is powerful enough to really pack the cuttings into the grass box and this is generously sized at 40 litres but, like all Bosch grass boxes, you can’t see inside it to see if it needs emptying.

Not surprisingly, the quality of the cut from the Bosch Rotak 34R is right up there on a par with other mowers in the range.  The cut is excellent and extends right up to the edge of the lawn and there are barely any grass cuttings left behind.

Overall this is, like the rest of the lawn mowers in the Bosch Rotak family, an excellent buy.

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