Bosch AVR 1100 Metal Blade Lawn Raker 320mm
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Bosch AVR 1100 Metal Blade 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 66 Customer Review(s)
Pleased with the purchase. Have scarified the lawn twice, started on 1 setting the least then used 2. Will continue on to the next setting. It did get a lot of moss but also some grass out. The collection bin was of reasonable size. The only draw back is the electric lead that could be a little longer, we used it with an extension lead also but you had to keep moving that and our lawn isn't big, but it wouldn't stop us from buying it. Ordering and delivery spot on.
Great performance only used it on the top setting so far but I am amazed how much moss and thatch the machine can remove. I looked at the reviews for this machine before I purchased it and found them very useful in making my mind up. I did wonder about it being plastic but this proved to be a good point because it makes the machine very light to use and the build quality is very good . The old saying that it does what it says on the tin is very apt. I would recommend it to anyone
Excellent product, does exactly what it says on the tin. A bit fiddly to assemble and it takes a little while to master it, but the raker removes tremendous amount of moss and debri from the lawn. Do not let it spin while standing still, or else you end up with a hole in the ground! The only negative comment concerns frequent thermal cut-out of the motor.
Did the job. Impressed with ease of use, and how light the machine is. Good at collecting the removed material. A tip, though - make sure you are pushing the machine before you start the scarifying action, and continue to push for a few seconds after switching off. If you don't, you will dig a hole in the lawn.
Very pleased with performance
Only used twice but so far so good. It does everything it was purchased for.Very pleased with product and service from tooled-up
Seems to be doing a splendid job so far.
Great bit of kit will be interesting to see how long the blades last does a brilliant job as long as the ground is not too wet
So pleased i bought this machine. Appears well built and yet light to use. Got over 50 black bins bags full of moss off in first use. Wish i had bought such a machine years ago.
Asolutely brilliant piece of lawn kit. i got 4 full (1 tonne size bags of moss) not weight, out of my lawn in first day. Because of so much i left the collector cover off and collected it all with running over it with my petrol mower- it was so much easier than having collector on and off as it filled so quick. i shall do at least twice a year from here on, now onto airiation and some reseeding for the first time- excellent!
Excellent product, good power to get through thick moss. Amazing how much it picks up. Made our lawn look much better.
Looks good and seems to work okay, used it for the first time last week, it did a good job
First class piece of equipment much better than the original b&d lawn scarifier.
Have recently used the lawn raker and the amount of moss and weed removed was unbelievable! Medium setting quite adequate. Very sturdy and well designed. Be prepared to empty the box very frequently or leave it off and rake up afterwards. An excellent product and would highly recommend it.
It simply does exactly as described, a very good lawn raker and/or scarifier.
Great product for the price especially when compared with petrol models, surprisingly powerful so use carefully, but gives great results.
I found this unit easy to set up and use. It performs very well on all settings and is the best electric model i have used to date. The only downfall is the grass box and that is because it is to small and fills very quickly. I used it without the box and collected the grass after. It is best to start off on the lowest setting and increase untill you find the right level.
I only use it on the highest setting pulls out all the thatch and moss,could do with a bigger grass box though as it soon fills up
Very good pulling out the moss, and clearing dead grass, but sometimes almost too powerful and can damage the grass roots, use with care and it's very good.
Only used it the once so far, but seems very robust. certainly more impressive than others i'd seen in most shops. Made very light work of the job in hand - very impressed. Would echo some earlier comments re using it on the highest setting to start with, and only lower it on well established lawns. everything present in the box, and quite easy to assemble. Does exactly what it says on the tin! Recommended.
works well so far. Does a very good job of collecting everything and packs it into the grassbox. Surprisingly lightweight being constructed almost entirely of plastic so important to avoid any roots or hard objects protruding form the ground. Unsure if it's possible to replace metal cutters when neccessary? Overall it does a good job and leaves a very clean finish.
Only used the once,wanted to completely de-thatch the lawn ready for re-seeding. Used on the low setting and it made light work of the task. If using on a larger garden (like mine) i found it was best not to use the collection box and rake up the thatch then suck up debris with the lawn mower. Well impressed and recommended.
Have used once, and i was very satisfied with it's performance. Used it on the highest setting and it worked very well, but i would be careful not to set it too low, as it could cut up the lawn. When assembling, i fount it a bit frustrating as the screws could have been a bit longer which made it a bit dificult to screw up! But so far it's done everything it's supposed to.
Bought this as it had the best reviews and i was not disappointed. Easy to assemble and use. Was surprised at the amount of thatch it removed. Filled the collection box 5 times whilst set at height 3. Will use height 2 in late summer. Hope to give a reliability review next year.
Did a great job on my lawns. Am very pleased with result.
This is a premium priced electric lawnraker, and does perform well, in particular is good at getting the scarified material into the collecting box and not clogging up, which was a problem with a previous lawnraker i had. one major criticism is that the upper handle securing knobs (orange plastic moulded objects with a steel female thread in them) were unable to grip the threads on the bolts supplied as the metal threads were too far recessed into the plastic. I fixed this by grinding off some of the plastic, but one really shouldn't have to do this on a brand new premium priced tool!
Good machine, easy to use. I have a lot of moss which filled the box very quickly, could not believe how quick it removed the moss. It works well and i am more than happy with it, also very happy with delivery to northern ireland. Two day delivery, delivered in a day and a half. Would use tooled-up again. thanks
A brilliant machine.It does exactly what it should.Well made and easy to assemble.I didn't realise just how much 'rubbish'was 'lurking' in my lawn. excellent service from tooled up and the carriers dpd. Ordered monday evening, delivered wednesday morning and used wednesday afternoon. overall a very happy customer. Thanks
Product excellent. Makes a tiring and time consuming job very easy. service was absolutely brilliant. Would use tooled-up again, without hesitation. thanks very much.
Super piece of kit came promptly and easy to assemble. its extremely good,ive only used it on the highest setting and the amount of thatch it shifts is amazing. highly recommend it and tooled-up for their excellent service will use them again.
Only used it once so far, but worked really well (100m2 of lawn). Does exactly what it says. easy to assemble and packs up compactly.
Prompt delivery received in good order. this is a very good piece of kit - fitted together quite easily and once you gain the knack of slotting the collection box on the back and under the flap this is no problem. I worked my way down through the settings from 4 to 3 and then 2 and found that moss/thatch collection was very impressive on both 3 and 2. Leaves a very professional looking finish on the surface. Level 4 is more of a rake i would say. i have not tried level 1 yet as i did not want to be too severe on the surface on the first outing. a very good buy which i have no hesitation in recommending. My tip would be to take your time, empty the box frequently and let the motor do the work without forcing/labouring it.
Brilliant performer and boy does it shift the thatch from the lawn. I have previously owned a 'spring tine' scarifier and the bosch is far far superior in every way. Definitely a great buy and would recommend highly.
Easy to assemble and use. Robust in action and shifts big volumes of moss and thatch. service and delivery were excellent, particularly given it was to a remote location
Delivery from tooled up spot on,arrived when they said it would,exactly.Machine easy to assemble and easy to operate.It does a fantastic job.I did my small front lawn which was full of moss and thatch, and on setting 3 i had a full wheelie bin. Next job is my big side lawn which with this machine will be no problem.Highly delighted with it and would recommend it to my friends.Only downside is the collection box a bit flimsy but no problem. Best money i have ever spent.
Works extremely well. It is light to use but powerful.If you haven't scarified the lawn before then frequent emptying of the collection box will be needed.
I have only used this machine on its highest setting so far and have managed to remove nearly all the thatch from my two lawns after two runs.Terrific quantity of thatch/grass was removed.The blades are far superior to the tines on my previous scarifier. The lawn is recovering well after this drastic scarifying,despite the recent very dry spell of weather.
I am very pleased with machine and with ordering over net
Quite pleased with first use of approx 2 hours. machine managed to remove a particularly troublesome weed which resists weedkiller and previously had to be removed by hand. so am very pleased with that aspect. feel that the grassbox is a bit flimsy; the handle came adrift during first use period; managed to knock it back into place. bit disappointed with that.
A great piece of kit. the cutting blades are far superior to the type of lawn rakes that use tines. my moss was very thick and it has done the job well. i have every confidence that the grass will grow well when it has had time to recover. the jet action of taking the moss to the back of the collecting box worked very well.
Excellent piece of kit. Box bit small as pulls up hell of a lot of thatch/moss. No complaints though as that's what i wanted it for!
Clears lawn very well of moss. Collection box needs emptying very frequently ,but then again i had more moss than grass. Lawn has several bald patches now ,but that was down to the state of it before i started, it also seems to cut at the same time so mow first or you will need an apprentice to keep emptying it, its easy to use, and nice and light, but well made. I would certainly recommend this it doesnt have spring tines that want to snap & need replacing regulary so go ahead & treat yourself and the lawn.
The problem i had before scarifying was that after mowing, there were always areas of brown. Apparently this is because the "thatch" part of the lawn is too thick and after my normal cut, the topmost green part of lawn was removed leaving only the thick brown thatch underneath. i bought this product as part of a process to try and get the lawn healthy again. i'm pleased with the avr1100 and i think its worked well in getting the moss and thatch out of my 1/3 acre lawn. it seems to have cut the grass as well so make sure the lawn has been recently mowed before you scarify or you'll be filling the box too quickly as you go. using the top most setting, i was filling the box every 20 feet or so. in really bad areas of moss, i only went about 8 feet before it was full. it took about 8 hours and i filled 12 "builders sand" bags in the end (!). the machine leaves grooves in the ground(verticutter?). These lines soon dissapear and i understand it makes sure that air can get to the grass roots which is supposed to be a good thing. not all lawn rakes do this and this was one of the deciding factor for me with buying this machine. the lawn now looks quite bare but after a few days (and a bit of rain), i can already see the green coming back through and i'm quietly confident that it will look great in a month's time and easier to mow. i don't think a lesser powered machine would have worked for me. If the motor and box had been any smaller, i think the job would have been a nightmare and may not have performed as well on what was once a severely neglected lawn. looking good - a thumbs up :)
My initial impression is favourable. It is clearly man enough for the job which, considering the state of my lawns, is a major consideration for me. As my main problem is moss i would probably have preferred a system that was more discriminating - if it has a fault it is that it removes a fair amount of grass at the same time - but i would imagine that is a feature common to all scarifiers.
Clears lawn very well of thatch & moss. collection box very good, holds much more than my previous make of lawnraker. easy to use, very light. i would certainly recommend this, particularly if you have a large lawn.
Far better than i expected at tackling deeply embedded moss in a poor quality lawn. Scarifying function more impressive than expected even on hard dry soil and raking performance adequate. Very easy to use. Collects extremely well until box get nears full but with practice you know how long till emptying avoiding spill. I would give the product a high rating as it did a better job than the petrol version used by my neighbours professional gardeners and clearly costing a lot more. Not noisy, great! Compacts well for storage. Would be easy to overdo a lawn; i suspect twice a year is more than adequate. I found a criss cross approach was very effective at making progress on my neglected lawn and followed by lawn sand the moss is nearly all gone.
Brilliant verticutting be carefil not to go too deep as you wont have any grass left. saves damaging your back raking out the thatch. best bit of garden kit i have bought for years
I have used this 3 times so far on a lawn about 80m square, and it has performed very well. It works really well as a scarifier (esp. on the lowest setting) and pretty well as a lawn rake, although I think the ones with the spring tines probably work better at raking thatch and moss out (I had a Qualcast lawn rake before, but this broke after about 3 years). It is very effective at collecting everything it rakes up, which does mean that the collection box has to be emptied often. Fitting the box back on is a bit fiddly at first, but once I got the knack, it became easy. I'm not completely convinced about build quality; the collection box in particular is quite flimsy, but I suppose time will tell. Oh, and the power cable is far too short - that's the only major gripe. Overall, I'm very satisfied, and the price was good.
Purchased after looking at several alternative machines. Initially sceptical of the build quality compared to metal Cylinder scarifiers but after positive fedback from a friend decided to take the plunge. To sum up - a very impressive machine. I was amazed at the amount of thatch / moss it picks up , and that was on setting 2 out of the 4 available. Yes the basket fills up quickly, thats the price you pay if the machine is doing its job well !!
Very very pleased with this bit of kit. Had other scarifiers before but none as good as this one. You better be prepared for the ammount of rubbish this thing is going to clear from your lawn. Its amazing. The build and quality of the lawnraker is excellent. It feels solid and able to do the job as soon as you start. The collection box is okay once you have got in to the method of fixing back in place each time. As for 'tooled up'excellent service and mega fast delivery. My order went in late at night and within a day and half i was using it in anger. 10/10
good product, really effective in giving a fresh look to the garden. takes all the debris away, but as far as clearing the weeds is concerned it is still a struggle. Can clear the moss upto 80-90%. Verticutter action is good if you want to sow the grass seeds, but make sure soil is soft. Recommend it
Although the collection box would appear to be a little on the flimsy side, this product leaves other products of a similar price standing. The moss and thatch removal was extremely impressive and although I dont have a massive lawn, I quickly ran out of space in my green bin! It's a little bit aukward in tight gardens or where a fence runs along the edge of the lawn, but the overall results are excellent and the product comes highly recommended by me.
Perfection machine either you need to get the loss/thatch or rubbish cleared off from the garden or need to aerate the ground using 10mm cutting into the ground with this verticutter. After doing the verticutting you can plant the grass seeds if necessary. It completely gives a new brand look to the garden. Small 10m lead is not a big issue if you have extension lead.the whole garden looks neat as if it has been hoovered at the same time also had its 'hair cut'. Highly recommened.
With a 600 Yard lawn and being a 80 year old Ifound Bosch AVR1100 a very good product,so easy to use,well worth the money.By the way Tooled Up are very Efficient at their job too.
brilliant. I have the bosch rotak lawnmower and as such am a convert to bosch. this scarifier has reenergised my front lawn which was like a mattress from the amount of moss build up over the years. lawn was 5Mx5M and I managed to get 9 bags of moss and thatch out of it in not time at all. easy to put together and collection box is fine for what it needs to do. the cable is short, yet my extension lead solves that. very light and very easy to use - highly recommneded
Good product, works well. Worth the money. Produces so much moss that I prefer not to use the box, but rake up afterwards. If only it could magic away the mounds of moss as well!
Bosch tools have always been my favourite This lawnraker is so easy to use. Downside is that it does its job too well a lot of thatch to get rid of. Choose the day you use the raker ideal when slightly damp.
To date I have used the scarifier only once and I am very pleased with its performance. My only adverse criticism is that the cable is a little short and is not adequately supported where it enters the operating switch. I very much like the design of the centrifugal cutters instead of fixed blades which my last machine had. Extremely light and easy to use.
The machine has done a good job of lifting the surface rubbish, the collection system is very good, lifting and packing is very efficient. The structure of the waste storage holder is a bit suspect considering the amount it can carry,(it picks up earth as well as grass). Unevan surfaces are a bit difficult if the lowest levals are to be cleared which takes the surounding surfaces off, I think the option of tynes as well would make it a more rounded machine
Good quality product. Very effective at removing moss and dead grass. Light and easy to operate. Simple to adjust scarifying height. Good, efficient service from Tooled-Up.
Super delivery service have used the unit on two lawns but could not do the big lawn yet too dry really much better than the springs ones !
excellent service from company, quick delivery and follow up. machine highly recommended and easy to use, extremely efficient to use and cleaned up lots of moss, the lawn looks brillant, very, very, happy.
Happy with this lawn raker so far, unfortunately it came with 2 missing bolts to fit the handle. Got 2 from Bosch after about a week's wait. Does the job it was designed for very well.However the grass collecting box keeps coming apart very easily as it comes in 2 sections out of the box.I am going to have to watch this to make sure it dosn't keep happening, otherwise i'm not going to be very happy. Good solid machine though and it's worth getting one.
received to house within 3 working days easy to use very effective did exactly what i wanted would highly reccommend this product and service to anyone
The Bosch AVR1100 scarifier seems well built and powerful. I used this on my lawn which hadn't been raked in about 15 years and was so full of moss that my petrol mower had trouble cutting it. This machine very effectively picked up so much moss, thatch and weeds that I was only able to do about a third of the lawn before I had nowhere to put any more. I recommend this scarifier for its build quality and effectiveness but be prepared to dispose of mounds of compostible material.
On the second time of using i inadvertently caught the rotating drum on my lawn edging stones and it instantly shattered. So, although the machine works quite well, it is actually too light and fragile and, in my case, had a very short useful life.
Customer Questions & Answers
Q : I have had previous lawn rakes and all have suffered a fairly high rate of tyne wear and have become unusable after a couple of years.I suspect that this is due to gritty soil. I am considering buying this machine but would like to know if replacement tynes are available as I am sure I will have the same problem. Thanks in anticipation. A.
A : I have looked into your enquiry and this lawn raker has 14 rotating BOR steel blades on the drum and unlike the ALR900 which uses replaceable spring steel tines, these blades do not appear to be replaceable.
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This product carries a full 3 year manufacturers warranty covering both faulty materials and faulty workmanship, it does not cover general wear and tear or damage, batteries, blades, bulbs and other consumables. In the unlikely event of a fault the item returned is subject to fair wear & tear and must not have been used beyond the scope of it's design. Please note that cordless products will normally have a shorter warranty of just 1 Year for the battery and or charger supplied. Some manufacturers will offer a direct repair or replacement service (as applicable) which will often resolve your problem more quickly. We will exchange or refund within the first 30 days if a manufacturers fault is found with this product. Thereafter a repair or exchange as appropriate will be offered. After the first year any warranty claims should be resolved with the manufacturer directly. To claim the full warranty a registration form may need to be completed - please check the paperwork enclosed with this product when purchased.
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