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I Do A Bit Of Grass Now Then

Reviewing: Qualcast Panther  |  Rating:
Glen Smith By Glen Smith on
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I am the proud owner of a very old push mower, one I got from a car boot sale for Five Pounds Sterling. I actually bought this quite a few years ago, about ten come to think of it. I do remember stripping it down, oiling it, sharpening the blades, and then even repainting it before assembly. The paint job has stood the test of time, as apart from wear & tear, I would say the condition is good.

Over the years I have blunted the blades, broken a front roller, and bent the grass box, but all these things were repaired with no trouble. This says a lot for the mower, and there is no reason why I should be using it in another ten years.

Qualcast is a renowned maker of mowers, they make a wide range of push mowers, electric ones, Petrol motor mowers, and a few ride-on jobs. They do a very good after sales service, and all spares are easily available if required. The chain on mine was very rusty, and it required a lot of thin oil before it would go round the sprockets.

I have also remembered another reapair that was needed, the handle snapped at the weld, so it was a simple job to get it welded again, this reair, as with all others, is still as good as the day it was done.

I can vouch for the quality of these mowers, but I would also like to recommend them for another reason, this is the fact that using a push mower is actually very good exercise, as long as you don't overdo it. I see neighbours using very light electric ones, and they derive no benefit from mowing. These mowers are a lot better for the environment too.

I would estimate the age of my Qualcast, at about Forty years, and there are not a lot of mowers around that old. Yes I certainly do recommend these.