Design and Build
The Bosch Rotak 32 R is a compact and well-designed lawnmower that’s built with urban gardens in mind. Its lightweight structure, coupled with a streamlined green and black plastic chassis, makes it both visually appealing and easy to handle. The fold-down handle and stackable grass box are thoughtful touches that cater to those with limited storage space.
With a 1200 W Powerdrive motor, the Rotak 32 R delivers a precise cut, which I found to be highly effective on my urban lawn. It’s engineered to handle tall and damp grass with ease, thanks to its hardened steel blade and innovative grass combs that ensure a clean cut right up to the edge. For its size, the mower packs a punch and doesn’t bog down easily.
Engine and Fuel Efficiency
As an electric mower, the Rotak 32 R offers quiet operation and doesn’t require fuel, making it an eco-friendly option. The efficiency of the electric motor stands out – it’s ready to go at the push of a button and requires minimal maintenance, with no oil changes or fuel top-ups to worry about. This makes it an ideal choice for those looking for convenience and a smaller carbon footprint.
Ease of Use
Weighing in at just under 7kg, the Rotak 32 R is incredibly easy to maneuver around small gardens. Its ergonomic handles provide a comfortable grip, and the simple height adjustment allows for quick changes between the three cutting heights. Additionally, the integrated carry handle makes it easy to lift and transport, an essential feature for multi-level gardens.
The 31-liter grass collection box is adequate for the mower’s intended use in smaller gardens, meaning less time is spent emptying it mid-mow. Its design complements the overall compactness of the mower, and its docking mechanism is both secure and easy to handle when it comes time to empty the clippings.
One of the Rotak 32 R’s standout features is its quiet operation. It’s significantly quieter than petrol alternatives, which is a huge plus in suburban or densely populated areas. This reduced noise level contributes to a more pleasant mowing experience and is less likely to cause disruption to neighbors.
Despite its many advantages, the Rotak 32 R is not without its downsides. The corded design, while eliminating the need for a battery or fuel, does limit mobility and requires careful handling to avoid cutting the cable. Also, the lightweight plastic construction, while aiding in its maneuverability, may raise durability concerns over time with frequent use.
Overall, the Bosch Rotak 32 R Lawnmower is a superb choice for those with small to medium-sized lawns looking for a mower that’s easy to handle and store. Its environmental edge, ease of use, and efficient cutting performance are hard to beat within this category. While it may not suit expansive or complicated garden layouts due to its corded design, for the right setting, it offers outstanding functionality and convenience.