Posted: 27/01/2015 at 03:39
Hi did quite a lot of grass cutting contracts for the council in recent years until they started cutting back most of the garden are only cut once a month. Lately I been using a Hayter heavy duty 21 '' excellent machine kawasaki fj180v engine - 21inch cut - fast to use - good size grass bag - does pick up wet grass. It is heavy though like most commercial mowers and more cutting heights would be useful. They is also Toro model exactly the same, its is or were a £1000+ machine new but you can pick up 2nd hands ones for £300 - 400.
The lawn mower I used the most for going on 10years is a john deere jx85, kawasaki engine again its 15years old now it been used 30+ hours every week during the season and its still going never ever been a problem just wear and tear bits needed replacing. John deere dont make them now. But John deere do make an excellent lawn mower
You could try looking for a little Etesia, I use a Etesia pro51K kawasaki engine again and it is without doubt the best mower I used for picking up wet grass, they do make a few 18inch mowers what might be some use for you, they are very well made and you can normally pick the engine you want kawasaki - honda - briggs statton.
With any lawn engine I go with the Kawasaki from personal experience. They is only the Honda what would could come close to reliability, briggs and stratton are very good engine but not as good as the kawasaki and defiantly not as reliable.
When you buy a decent lawnmower as long they are maintained properly they will last years.
Just keep you eye on ebay - gumtree - local adds for a well known brand mower and try and stay away from the thrown away mowers I like to call them