Flymo Speedimo Lawnmower Reviews – With FAQ’s & Comparisons

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Hello and many thanks for taking the time to visit. If you are interested in buying a Flymo Speedimo Electric Lawn mower in the coming days or weeks, then please make sure to check out this brief but useful Flymo Speedimo review which will outline all you need to be aware of before you buy.

This review will focus on outlining all the main features, positives (pros) and negatives (cons) in an easy to read and follow format so that you can easily decide for yourself if indeed this is the right lawn mower for you or not. We will also do our best to outline several frequently asked questions that will be of interest to you that should answer most of the queries that you may have plus a comparison table is outlined at the end of this review to compare against several other Flymo models to add further clarity of what you can expect to get.

Again, please be aware also that guide prices can only be outlined at the time of this review as prices can change slightly from week to week or month to month depending on local discount activities so please make sure to view the price checkers outlined below to ensure you have the most accurate up to date price information.

Lawn Mower Review Overview

Brand:Flymo
Model:Flymo Speedimo 36cm Electric Lawn Mower 1500W
Warranty:12 months
Orders Online:Yes, with hassle free home delivery
Price Range:£85 to £110 (at the time of this review)
Cheap Place to Buy:Argos UK – View Stock Availability Here
Support:Helpline is available at 0344 844 4558

Frequently Asked Questions for the Flymo Speedimo:

Q. Can an extension cord be used for the cable?
A. Yes, you can use an extension cord but you need to ensure you have the right fittings
Q. Can it give the striped effect?
A. No, as it has no rear rollers, it cannot give the striped effect (look for Visimo instead)
Q. Is there a belt for driving the blade?
A. No, there is no belt as the blade is driven from the motor
Q. Is there much assembly work and tools needed?
A. No, it is more or less ready to go straight from the box – extend /attach the handles and plug in (5 mins)
Q. How does the grass collection perform against the Hover models?
A. On average, there is a lot less grass to be tidied, swept or raked up afterwards when comparing to the Hover (from our experiences)
Q. What are the dimensions for this mower?
A. The dimensions are 106cm by 41cm by 99cm
Q. Where are these Flymo lawn mowers actually made?
A. They are made in the UK from Flymo who have over 50 years experience
Q. Can it cut right and tight to the edges?
A. Yes it can cut tight to the edges but you will still need a clipper or a strimmer for a final finish
Q. Can you use it without the grass collector box?
A. Yes but wear suitable footwear for the cuttings that come out
Q. Does it need to be plugged it or can you use batteries?
A. Yes it need to be plugged in for power (no batteries or chargers included)
Q. Do the blades need to be sharpened?
A. Yes, ideally at the start of each mowing season should suffice for optimum cutting results. Get a local specialist to do the job if you do not have the expertise
Q. Can the cable be replaced with a longer one?
A. No, you cannot remove the cable as it is built in and won’t be covered by the warranty if removed

Flymo Speedimo Electric Lawn Mower Review:

Flymo Speedimo 36cm Electric Lawn Mower 1500W

 

Main Features Available:

  • Rotary electric mower with a 36cm mow path and power of 1500W
  • Designed for medium and larger type lawns
  • Provides 5 different mow height settings which range from 2cm to 6cm
  • Includes a decent size grass collection box with a 40L capacity that can compact grass.
  • Handles can be folded when not in use for more convenient storage
  • Useful carry handle enables you to transport with ease where needed
  • Size when assembled is 106cm by 41cm by 99cm
  • Includes a vision window so you know when it’s time to empty
  • In terms of cost, the price when last seen on sale with Argos was in the £85 to £110 region which of course can be double checked below if you are interested in taking a closer look

Further images are outlined below for the main features:

  • Folds for Easy Storage

 

Main Pros Outlined:

  • Much easier to adjust the height with the single lever as opposed to removing /adding spacers when using Hover collect lawn mowers.
  • Compacts the grass internally in the grass collector so you need to empty it a lot less than one would expect, this means more time can be spent mowing
  • Removing the grass box is really easy to do and getting it back in place also when it’s time to start again is also quick and easy
  • Includes a solid and robust blade that won’t warp, bend or rust.
  • Grass collection is a lot better than the Hovers models with a lot less grass to be tidied up or cleaned up afterwards
  • No charging or batteries to worry about and no need for additional batteries if they needed to be replaced down the road
  • Noise level is significantly lower than the petrol mowers and you have no fuel, oil or maintenance costs to worry about either which is a major plus.
  • Good range of mow heights are available from 2cm up as far as 6cm across 5 settings
  • Folds up easily which is perfect for people with limited space in their sheds.
  • You also get a very useful carry handle which makes transporting it around your garden so much easier
  • Superior power levels to the Visimo and also the Easimo which helps get the job done better, cleaner and quicker
  • Overall, we found this to be a very reliable piece of equipment – its light and easy to work with and collected the grass in a satisfactory manner
  • The price level that tends to be available gives excellent value for the amount of money you have to pay and can be bought for less than £90/£100 when last seen on sale

Main Cons Outlined:

  • Limited mow area available due to the short cable so if required, you will need to get an extension cord which is an added expense (but generally affordable)
  • Lowest mow height is 2cm which won’t be low enough for some gardeners were the Hovers can go as low as 1cm
  • Lacks the extra power associated and available from petrol gas lawn mowers for dealing with heavy, damp, wet or tall grasses.
  • Will struggle with the first cut of the season when the grass has not been mowed for a long period of time or if you let the grass untouched for a long period of time where it has got out of control.
  • For difficult lawns with tall thick grass, you will have to start at a higher setting (example 6cm) and then go over it a second time to your desired lower setting
  • No rear rollers are included which give a striped effect that is available under other models
  • For very large lawns, this mower will take far too long as you would be better off with a wider mow path of 40cm+
  • You need to master a technique of avoiding the cord on your mow paths as you work
  • Not self propelled so if you have steep hills or slopes then your work load will be a lot more difficult
  • No mulching capability either so you cannot cut into fine cuttings for composting back into the soil
  • Minor cases or issues with the motor burning out, the grass lid fitting, problems with bolts and the blade have been reported which are isolated and is certainly not something that we came across but should be noted anyway as a warning.

To compare the Flymo Speedimo against other Flymo models such as the Easimo – then take a quick look also at the comparison table provided below…

Feature:Flymo SpeedimoFlymo VisimoFlymo EasimoUltraGlide Hover
Mow Width:36cm32cm32cm36cm
Power Level:1500W1200W900W1800W
Grass bag Size:40L Capacity29L Capacity29L Capacity30L Capacity
Height Settings:5334
Mow Height Range:2cm to 6cm2cm to 6cm2cm to 6cm1.3cm to 3.2cm
Vision Window:AvailableAvailableAvailableAvailable
Warranty:12 months12 months12 months12 months
Cable:12m long10m long10m long15m long
Rear Roller:Not availableAvailableNot availableNot available
Mulching:Not availableNot availableNot availableNot available
Safety Switch:IncludedIncludedIncludedIncluded
Weight:11.5kg8.9kg7.92kg12kg

In addition - to compare prices elsewhere in the marketplace, make sure to take a quick look also at the options provided below…

If at the end if this review you are still undecided – then take a look at further reviews outlined as follows:

  1. Flymo Easi Glide 300 Hover Lawnmower Review - Take a Look Here
  2. McGregor Lawn Mower Reviews - Take a Look Here
  3. Spear & Jackson Lawn Mower Reviews – Take a Look Here
  4. Bosch Lawn Mower Reviews – Take a Look Here

Have you any previous experience of using a Flymo Speedimo 36cm Lawnmower in the past? If so, please educate the UK community by leaving your feedback good or bad in the comment section provided below – So that they can learn also! (any personal data is kept strictly confidential)

Finally, many thanks for taking the time to read this review and best of luck with your final decision

Kind Regards

Paul

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6 Comments

  1. Wow! Thank you for sharing such thorough information with the Speedimo as I have been unsure if we would invest in one or not. I love the frequently asked questions section too as it has answered 4 questions that I had!!! There is great information here to make a REALLY informed decision and this has truly helped my husband and I out in a big way – thanks for going to the trouble of writing your review

  2. I have been in 2 minds about the Speedimo from Flymo as I have heard mostly good but some poor reviews also. I have been reading reviews and researching for the past week, this review from the lot I have seen elsewhere is excellent, a lot of work has gone into this and all the info I needed was right here, I only wish I came to this review earlier in my research.  The reason is I’ve been searching for lawn mower as a gift to my dad as he is a keen gardener and likes the Flymo brand also. Thank you very much for detailing the comparison table and all the frequently asked questions as it answered 3 things I did not know about.  Thank you for the work in this review and the additional useful information 🙂

  3. This is a really helpful electric mower review and this Speedimo mower looks great and affordable too (and lightweight as I cannot work with heavy lawnmowers). I have not used a Flymo before but is great to know that it is a UK brand which is important when it comes to supporting your own ahead of Brexit. Thanks for going to the trouble of outlining all the FAQ’s also as it has answered 4 questions I had in the back of my mind. Finally, thanks also for helping me with my decision and hopefully it can sort out my own garden for the next few years – good work here to be fair to you

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