Perfect for anyone who likes the idea of lightweight garden machinery that performs above and beyond, the Rotak 40 Ergoflex is a triumph of design. A high-performance electric motor and ergonomic handlebars ensure grass will get cut in comfort and ease.
Some electric lawnmowers are only really designed for use in the smallest gardens and many of these will have their limitations cruelly exposed if you try to mow a larger lawn. But at the same time some gardens which are a little too large for your standard electric lawnmower still don’t justify all of the extra expense and hassle which comes with running a petrol machine, especially in densely populated towns and cities where the noise and fumes that petrol lawnmowers produce can be particularly unwelcome. What is needed in such circumstances is a powerful electric mower with a working width large enough to tackle routine lawn maintenance in medium sized gardens with ease, yet which is lightweight and user-friendly enough that mowing never becomes a hassle.
Luckily, this description fits Bosch’s Rotak 40 Ergoflex like a (gardening) glove. Its 40cm (16”) cutting width will make mowing in smaller gardens seem entirely effortless, while even slightly bigger lawns can be maintained with pleasingly little fuss. Its hardened steel rotary cutterblade, moreover, has been specially engineered to produce a cleaner cut and boost airflow through the cutting deck, which helps to ensure that up to 99% of clippings are gathered in the Rotak 40 Ergoflex’s 50 litre grass collector.
A range of additional features are also included to improve quality of cut. The addition of grass combs, for example, helps to prevent scalping and ensures great results even when mowing alongside walls and lawn borders. To ensure a precision cut in a wider variety of grass conditions, meanwhile, the Rotak 40 Ergoflex comes with six positions of variable cutting height adjustment (with settings available from 20mm to 70mm) controlled via a single user-friendly lever. Even better - and something which definitely marks out the Rotak 40 from some of its competitors - is Bosch’s “LeafCollect” functionality; this system uses the airflow produced by the cutterblade to gather leaves and other loose debris from the surface of your lawn, ensuring a brilliantly tidy finish all year round. The Rotak 40 Ergoflex thus offers a level of performance which far outstrips most electric lawnmowers.
It can do this in part thanks to the consistently high levels of torque delivered by its 1700W Powerdrive electric motor, which works to ensure top grass cutting results in a wide range of conditions. Having an electric motor also means that Bosch’s Rotak 40 Ergoflex is quieter and cleaner running than any petrol lawnmower, as well as being easier to maintain and operate. The Rotak 40 Ergoflex is therefore perfect for use in residential and urban settings where noisier petrol equipment can cause headaches and general aggravation for all in the vicinity, helping you to maintain the peace with your neighbours at the same time as maintaining your lawn. Being mains-powered also means you can simply plug in and set straight to work, with no time lost to refuelling or any of the other demands placed upon you by a petrol lawnmower.
This concern for convenience is evident throughout the Rotak 40 Ergoflex’s design, not least in the shape of Bosch’s brilliant “Ergoflex System”, with the cleverly designed handlebar AGR-certified to reduce muscle strain and improve working posture while you work, as well as providing unimpeded access to all controls. The Rotak Ergoflex’s lightweight design (only 13kg) and smooth-running, rubber-coated wheels, meanwhile, make this nippy little hand-propelled mower reassuringly manoeuvrable. These features mean that you will always remain comfortable and in control while you mow your lawn, with an integrated carry handle and a folding handlebar included to facilitate transportation and storage once you are done.
Driven by a high-torque 1700W Powerdrive electric motor for consistently excellent grass cutting results in a wide range of conditions
Ideal for use in built up residential and urban areas thanks to quiet, fume-free performance, offering a great alternative to noisy petrol equipment
Efficiently cuts grass and leaves a tidy finish on lawns in small to medium sized domestic gardens with its 40cm (16”) working width and high-capacity 50 litre grass collector
Hardened steel rotary mower blade has been engineered to cut cleanly and boost airflow through the cutting deck for outstanding collection performance every time
Also featuring a six-position variable height of cut system controlled via a single easy-to-use lever, with settings available between 20mm and 70mm for superb precision
Fitted with built-in grass combs for a cleaner cut when mowing along lawn borders, while “LeafCollect” functionality helps to ensure a tidy finish all year round
AGR-certified “Ergoflex System” handles, smooth-running, rubber-coated wheels and lightweight build combine to ensure ease of handling and comfortable operation
Delivers superb convenience from the word “go” thanks to Bosch’s new QuickClick handle system, which enables straightforward, tool-free assembly with zero fuss
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20mm - 70mm
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Since the humble beginnings in Stuttgart, 1886, when Robert Bosch formed his own business manufacturing electronic components, the ‘Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering' has become one of the biggest and best known manufacturers of domestic and industrial electrical products in the world. The willingness to improve on established designs started almost immediately and it is this ethos that has kept Bosch GmbH and Bosch lawnmowers ahead of their rivals ever since. This innovation is quite apparent in the present range of Bosch lawnmowers and garden products that include tools no other garden machinery manufacturer produces.
Whatever size your garden, there is bound to be a Bosch lawnmower to suit it. The Rotak electric and cordless mowers exemplify the company’s willingness to innovate with features such as grass combs that enable mowing up to the edges of lawn borders and rechargeable lithium-ion batteries with virtually no drop-off in performance after extended use. Aside from Bosch lawnmowers, notable inventions are the Ciso Cordless Secateur and Isio Cordless Shrub Shear, tools that allow users with physical weaknesses to carryout day-to-day gardening tasks without discomfort. There is no doubt that if a garden tool can be improved upon, Robert Bosch GmbH is probably designing its successor already.
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