Bosch ALR 900 Metal Tine Lawn Raker 320mm
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Bosch ALR 900 Metal Tine Lawn Raker 320mm
Why use a Lawn Raker or Scarifier?
When you cut your lawn there is a gradual build up of dead grass also known as thatch - which congregates just on top of the soil below the grass tips. This will impede drainage and stop air reaching the grass.
Moss builds up on damp or lawns in the shade and will again affect the grass in a similar way.
A Scarifier will help to remove moss & thatch but will also cut through the surface of the lawn. This has a number of benefits such as aerating the underlying soil & splitting the grass into lots of separate plants thus thickening the turf and encouraging a healthy lawn.
Use a Scarifier once a year either in autumn or late spring when the grass is growing well.
A Lawn Raker will remove moss, thatch & leaves. This will help to keep a nice tidy lawn whilst encouraging growth as old dead material is removed which would otherwise stifle this growth.
Use a Lawn Raker every 1 - 2 months while grass is growing well.
Read 51 Customer Review(s)
Have only used this twice but for quite a long period on a very bad moss filled lawn. Extracted 7 very large garden bags of debris. Started on the second highest setting then used the second lowest setting. Has done exactly what i bought it for. Excellent price and service from tooled-up - arrived the day after ordering as expected.
It appears to be ok but a tad too early to comment.
I have a large moss ridden garden, and wish i had bought this lawn raker years ago. the main feature for me is the gathering box, i used to spend a huge amount of time gathering up after using my old scarifier - which is a toy by comparison. highly recommended.
A first class piece of kit. Really powerful and does the job well. The box holds a lot of moss etc. having tried to do with a competitors machine for many years i realise now i should have made the change years ago. My lawn is over half an acre and this machine copes with it well. If folds neatly and is easy to store.Highly recommended.
I like this lawn raker very much, it has a much bigger box than my last one and it is also lighter to use.All in all very happy with my purchase!!
I chose the bosch even though there were cheaper makes available, as i have a number of bosch tools. this one didn't disappoint. usual build quality; easy to assemble - but using pictorial instructions; just as easy to use. only used once so no mark for reliability - don't think this will be an issue with bosch. mine came with a free set of replacement tines (supplied by tooled-up) which were inside the box, necessitating the bosch seals being broken. at first i thought the product had already been used. not so, but something for tooled-up to be aware of. very satisfied with whole transaction from tooled-up.
This machine is so superior to my old qualcast one - does the job easily, effectively and quickly !!!! Well done bosch !
Seems to do exactly as promised. Easy to use.
Having previously had a 'cheap' lawn raker that broke beyond repair, i decided to invest in a bosch. the difference in build quality is immediately noticeable. the bosch feels much more robust. performance at removing moss is excellent. my front lawn is predominantly in the shade and was very thick with moss. On its lowest setting the rake is quite aggressive. i gave the lawn 4 rakings around a week apart. each time i removed far more moss than i ever had grass cuttings! the lawn now looks far healthier than it ever has. you do have to be careful not to 'turn' the raker with the tines in contact with the lawn, otherwise it shaves the top. just push it in a straight line and lift the tines to turn. my previous 'cheap' raker never threw the raked grass into the collection bag porpoerly and needed to be pushed in every few metres. this bosch throws the raked grass right into the back of the box meaning you can keep raking until the box is virtually full. another nice feature is the collection box that easily separates into two halves and fit in each other, saving a lot of storage space. i can recommend this lawn raker, it does an excellent job at raking, is well built and has some good design features
An excellent investment. Lawn rakers may not get much use, but after one session, my lawn has been transformed. the bosch alr 900 was easy and efficient to use and folds away neatly for storage - and all at a fair price. i would thoroughly recommend this tool.
Used the lawn raker several times, did the job perfect as i would expect from a quality manufacturer.It collected the moss without clogging, up and compacted it well, easy to use and empty and folds away for easy storage.The free tine set was a bonus which i have not needed as yet.Good value and fast delivery.
I chose this model having read the previous favourable reviews. Delivery was less than 48 hours - excellent. i have now used the machine 3/4 times and have found it to perform very well. unlike my previous qualcast model which required emptying every 20 yards, the alr 900 really packs away a substantial amount of moss and grass thatch. The compact foldaway of the machine is very useful in a crowded shed.
I previously had a cheap lawn raker, which was a nightmare to use. you had to stop about every 2m to push the moss into the bag. it also broke very soon after the guarantee ran out. the bosch alr900 is a much superior machine. the collecting box is filled up before you need to empty it and it really does get the moss of the lawn. i must have collected 8 boxes off my front lawn and i think there is more to come. overall an excellent machine and much better value than the cheaper ones.
First class piece of equipment. Delivered as promised.
My rear and front lawns are consumed by moss. We have only done the rear garden so far which is approx 30m x 30m. We got 6 large garden bags of moss. Very powerful suction, used setting 2 and it sucked it all up very easily, storage container compacts debris well and easy to empty out. Also got a spare pack of tines plus the 2 spare that came with the lawn raker which was a bonus. Would recommend to others. We also own a bosch rotak 43cm lawnmower, the plastic on the lawnmower, this seems a better and sturdier quality in relation to the plastic collection box to the lawn raker but don't let this retract from making a purchase 8/10 so far.
It does exactly what it says on the box i was initally nervous about buying shuch a low powered machine, but it has performed very well and more importantly, effortlessly.
From order via internet to delivery was very quick and painless. The delivery was excellent, and the package arrived within 30 minutes of your estimate. Thank you for a very efficient service. The rake itself works well, and has done a very good job so far. Thanks for an excellent service.
Light, robust, easy to manouver, different hight settings for tines, highly efficiant,and easy to store. Best i have ever used.
Simple to assemble; very efficient; good value the service from tooled-up was faultless
My husband has been well satisfied with bosch products we have bought before, so we are hoping that this purchase will prove equally reliable. although it has had limited use to date, so far it has lived up to our expectations.
A very easy machine to assemble and simple to use. although of light weight construction it feels quite solid.
Hi folks, fist class service from you, 2 days delivered machine works very well, would buy again, hope the bosch is durable and reliable as most of bosch products are, thank you
I have recently used my 900 metal tine lawn raker when i took it out of the box i dident think it would be up to the job but it proved me wrong. It is too early to say yet but it could turn out to be a very good purchase.
Very happy with the alr 900,it done all i hoped it would and the delivery was exactly on the hour that i was e mailed it would be, wonderful service hoped it would.
Arrived the day after ordering to my surprise. Picked this machine after a fair amount of research and having found bosch products to be pretty good. I was not disappointed it makes short work of moss and collected a large quantity of material. Just the job.
Arrived the day after i ordered it. perfect for what i wanted it for. it has made a big difference to my lawn and would recommend it. not the most sturdy of machines but it does the job no problems. easy to assemble and easy to use. very satisfied with my purchase.
I did a lot of market research before settling on this machine. i do not have a large garden but as i garden on a clay soil which is very moisture retentive, moss is an ongoing problem. A number of scarifiers/rakes on the market priced at around £50-£70 look very flimsy and their reviews non too promising either. I put my trust in bosch mainly because i have other stuff made by them (white goods)all of which is giving good and reliable service and so i decided to invest just a little bit more for the bosch alr 900. i hadn't previously orderede a lot via the internet but i found the tooled-up website easy to negotiate and ordering very simple. the bosch was keenly priced and the delivery from tooled-up straightforward and very fast. it takes about 10 minutes to assemble the rake and not at all complicated. whether you have or have not used a lawnraker before you will find this one easy to use. the grass box is very easy to detach for emptying and takes quite a load - good job its robustly made and well designed for ease of use as it is phenominally good at raking up the moss even in the very moisture retentive conditions i put it through. This is a machine that is very fit for purpose.
For small to medium sized lawns this machine is ideal it is easy to put the handles and the collection box together. performance wise it does not disappoint. This was the first time i had scarified my lawn which was laid seven years ago. For the first time i did not put it on its lowest setting but it still managed to clear seven full bags of moss and thatch from the lawn i had previously treated the lawn with moss killer. The lawn looks tidier and the grass is beginning to grow back. A good buy!
Was very happy with this lawn raker. easy to put together and light and very easy to manoeuvre. particularly impressed in the way the scarifications stayed in the box and no "leavings" on the lawn. could have done with a longer cable though.
Delivered quickly and performs well
Quick delivery. Used twice and performed verry well. Pleased with product.
The alr900 was bought to replace a previous bosch lawnraker i had for over 20yrs so it has a lot to live up to. So far so good, it has a powerful motor and the hieght adjustment option is a useful addition although its lowest setting acts like a rotivator so be careful. The folding handle is also a nice feature although it is still quite a bulky machine, similar in size to a lawnmower. The grass box is also a good size. Overall even though i have only recently bought it i have used it several times and i am very happy with it, hope it lasts as long as the last one !
Only used it once so far but it proved how much my lawns needed raking! Quiet, efficient with good adjustment. Very good service from tooled-up
do not like the buttrefly nuts at the lower handle attachment points. They protrude to far from the main body of the machine.
Fine bit of machinery, does an excellent job and as the blurb says packs what it collects very effectively - the collection box was so packed its moderately heavy and the bits don't just fall out - needs a fair shake to dislodge. I like bosch stuff!
Assembly instructions could be clearer machine does exactly what it says very efficiently. Tines appear to be much stronger than my previous machine (power devil).
I was reading some forums about how to improve my lawn and came across lawn raking. I have a medium size uk lawn so decided to buy an automatic machine to make the task a lot easier. I eventually decided on the bosch. Building the machine was straight forward - attach handles, few clips and that was it. I followed the guides to start from the highest setting (4) and then work down to (2). I cut the lawn on the lowest setting first (1 bag front lawn, 1 bag back lawn). My front lawn has a lot of moss in it, so after going over the lawn 3 times (height 4, then 3, then 2), i ended up with 7 bags of dead grass, moss and thatch - absolutely amazing. The back lawn was about 4 bags but then it has a lot less moss and rubbish. One area i was worried about was a review that said the tines broke easily. I can assure you that's rubbish. I have a large oak tree which drops twigs and acorns like no tomorrow. The bosch picked all this up no problem and even when it hit some stones didn't have any problems. The machine gets dirty fairly quickly due to the debris it picks up so i just blowed off at the end with a compressor. I believe that "tining" shouldn't be done regularily so not a problem. So overall, really pleased. Good solid machine.
Good value machine which is a significant improvement on previous lawnrakers i have used. Generous 50 litre collection box means you don't have to empty it every 2 minutes. 4 settings useful to ensure you don't rip the lawn up on first use and can build up gradually to full on lawnraking action. Build quality looks reasonably good. I would recommend this product.
Most impressed by this lawn raker, especially compared to the qualcast rubbish i had before. Power is king when it comes to lawnraking as my last two machines have burned out under normal working conditions. Great service from tooled-up.
Having tried my neighbours qualcast scarifier i wasn't impressed, it did the job but the grass collection was rubbish (they use a split box and flap design.) as i own various bits of bosch kit that have never let me down i chose this lawnraker on the strength of their reputation and wasn't disapointed. out of the box, assembly was easy, i set the level of the wheels and was off. Not particlary noisy or 'whiny' like the qualcast, robust, light and a really excellent and well designed grassbox. had my front and back lawns done in no time, pulling out loads of thatch and moss easily. the clever thing about this raker is the way it folds down for storage, do make sure you unscrew the screws fully, these are a clever two stage design, you unscrew to the end of the first stage, the second stage prevents any loss of the screw. the grassbox splits in two and sits on top of the raker. Job done. A doddle to use, light, powerful, made by bosch. Buy it!! You won't regret it.
ALR 900, only used twice so far, found to be very good. Extremely good service, from this company. Would use them again.
very good service,easy to fit up. the lead could be longer. the only down side to this product is having to adjust BOTH WHEELS for height adjustment!! but light and easy to use. good size grass box as reliability,its a bosch so it will be ok
Arrived in good order, used it twice alresdy delighted with results.
BRILLIANT MACHINE VERY RELIABLE GOOD PERFORMANCE
Very good product, easy to assemble with a folding collection box. Best of all It collects a huge amount of moss. I found that after a few minutes of use, I had to empty the large moss catcher. Strongly recommended!
Does what it says on the box. We have a large lawn with a lot of moss that needed raking out after treating with ferrous sulphate. The thicker patches needed three or four passes to rake it all out. I ended up with about 1 cubic metre of moss in the compost bin after about 3 hours of raking.
Good product, does the job really well. The build quality is good. Poor instructions on how to assemble.
Ihave used it 3 times and it seems to do agreat job
only used once, too early to say. pleased with what it did, very satisfied with speed of delivery.
I already own a bosch rotak 40 lawnmower and was expecting a similar level of design and build quality. however, while perfectly adaquate, it isn't on the same level as the lawnmower. the grass box is considerably smaller and is difficul to fit. at 50l capacity, i have to empty the grass box every 2 or 3 passes - it is an adaquate size but only just so. I would not consider going for anything with a smaller grass box capacity. 320mm width is also suprisingly narrow, going any smaller would make scarifying the lawn avery slow job. the folding handle for compact storage is a none starter - yes you could do it - but the same is also true of every other electric lawn mower and scarifier on the market. good points - it is suprisingly light to carry, runs very smoothly, the tines would be easy to replace, scarifies the lawn well and is eaasy to operate. this is a perfectly adaquate lawn rake - but if the same level of thought and manufacturing quality had been applied to it as the bosch rotak lawn mowers - it would have been a great piece of equipment
At first it looks like a very strong and well built m/c , in fact its quite flimsy , there's a lot of movement in the start-up handle and the grass box is a bit awqward at times . Ajusting the extended handle is also a pain compaired to the flymo , look at both befor you buy..
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