Flymo are well known in the garden industry, and in today’s review I’ll be taking at look at their Chevron 32VC lawnmower.
First off, there is some assembly required before you can use it. The handles come in several parts and these need to be connected together, as well as to the lawnmower itself. I was able to do this in just under 5 minutes; it really is that easy.
One thing that isn’t as impressive though is the grass box. As is the case with many lawnmowers now, the grass box is a bit tricky to assemble, and it took me just under 10 minutes to put it all together. Whilst it isn’t a deal breaker at all, I can see why some people would get frustrated with it. Having said that, after it’s put together, you’ll never need to worry about it again, and it certainly wouldn’t stop me from purchasing the same model again in the future.
For a modestly priced lawnmower, the feature list is really impressive. When it comes to the aforementioned grass box, it has a capacity of 29litres. My front garden 15 square metres and when the grass hadn’t been cut for a few weeks, it just about filled the box. Bearing in mind as well that I used a high quality feed on the lawn to make it thicker and stronger, this is pretty impressive.
Despite the grass box initially being a bit tricky to put together, it was really easy to remove it and re-install it back into the lawnmower after it had been emptied. It securely locks into the unit so there’s no chance of it detaching itself part way through a cut. I’m sad to say I’ve seen others spend a large sum of money on a lawnmower, only for the grass box to come away during the cut. Thankfully, Flymo know how to make a proper latching system.
There is also a Perspex window on the grass box as well so you can see how full it is.
The total length of the blade is 32cm and coupling that with a 1200 watt motor means that you’re getting an extremely efficient cut out of it, making light work of the job in hand. The lawnmower is powered from the mains, meaning that you won’t ever need to worry about the battery dying on you mid cut. The cable that is used is 10m in length, which is ample for most people. It isn’t detachable, so you do need to mindful that you don’t cut it when you’re cutting the grass!
There are also various cut heights you can choose from by simply pushing the lever up or down. The height can be adjust from it’s lowest at 20mm to it’s heighist at 60mm. Generally speaking in the summer I cut the lawn once a week anyway so having it at 60mm means that I’m not going too far down and damaging the lawn.
With respect to the chevron in the title, the unit has a roller on the back of it. That was actually one of the things that drew me to this lawnmower over the other ones (more of that below in the results section).
Overall, the lawnmower feels like a quality item. I’ve been using it for two years now and I’ve not had any issues with it at all. The wheels are still freely turning, as is the blade. Flymo have done a great job with this in terms of the quality of materials that they’ve used on it.
Regardless of the length of the grass, each time I have used this lawnmower, the quality of the cut has been nothing short of excellent. Above I made reference to the roller on the back of the lawnmower. This is actually to put stripes in the lawn as you’re cutting it. I was a bit dubious at first about it, but was also curious to see it, which is why I opted for this model.
The quality of the stripes that this makes, as well as the overall quality of the lawn itself after it has been cut has prompted neighbours to ask what lawnmower I used. They were shocked to learn that this was achieved with a lawnmower just over £100 (especially when some had spent double that and got a poor cut from it).
These results are easy for anyone to emulate, especially since the lawnmower isn’t cumbersome or overly heavy to use. I’m able to cut my lawn in under ten minutes with this, and each time the finish is flawless. I would say though that if you’ve got a bigger garden then you would be best served going for a unit with a larger grass box (unless you don’t mind emptying the box more often).
- Utilises a powerful 1200W motor and 32cm cutting width so you can tackle your lawn with ease
Last update on 2023-02-02 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API
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The Flymo Chevron 32VC is a fantastic, cost effective lawnmower at a modest price point and is highly recommended.
Great quality cut
Very modestly priced
Cuts the grass quickly
Larger gardens will require more frequent emptying, or a larger lawnmower