Bosch AdvancedRotak 36-660 Review – Cordless Lawnmower (06008B9571)

Bosch AdvancedRotak 36-660

9.7

Performance/Cut Quality

9.8/10

Features

9.8/10

Durability

9.8/10

Value

9.4/10

Warranty/Support

9.6/10

Pros

  • ProSilence Sound Reduction System.
  • LeafCollect blade cuts grass and collects leaves.
  • Ergonomic design.
  • One-touch height adjustment.
  • ErgoSlide handles.

Cons

  • Not the cheapest cordless lawn mower on the market.

Bosch AdvancedRotak 36-660 Review

Summary

Bosch AdvancedRotak 36-660 Review

The Bosch AdvancedRotak 36-660 is a cordless lawn mower that charges its batteries in around 65 minutes and produces 50 minutes of run time. It has a large 50 litre grass box, a 42cm cutting width and 7 cutting heights that range from 25mm to 80mm. The Bosch AdvancedRotak 36-660 Cordless Lawnmower is best suited to lawns up to 650m² in size.

This AdvancedRotak 36-660 is the bigger brother of the Bosch UniversalRotak 36-560 and these two new mowers from Bosch are almost identical. For this reason, I am not going to write a full review of this larger Bosch cordless mower, but direct you to the full review of the Bosch UniversalRotak 36-560 here. But before you go – you need to know what the differences are between these two mowers so you get the one that is best suited to you and your lawn.

Below I have outlined the small differences between the Bosch AdvancedRotak 36-660 and the Bosch UniversalRotak 36-560 so you know exactly what you are getting with both mowers. I have also created a comparison table so you can clearly see the differences between them.

So, let’s get on with outlining the differences…


Main Features – Bosch AdvancedRotak 36-660

  • Rating: 9.7/10
  • Covers areas reaching 650m² in size
  • Charge Time: 65 minutes
  • Free Run Time: 50 minutes (depending on conditions)
  • Battery: 36v
  • Grass Box Capacity: 50L
  • Cut Width: 42cm
  • Number of Cutting Heights: 7 (25mm to 80mm)
  • Weight: 16.5Kg

 


Differences between the Bosch AdvancedRotak 36-660 and the Bosch UniversalRotak 36-560

Before we go into more detail of the differences between these two models, I have summarised the differences below and created a handy comparison table:-

  • Deck Size
  • Features
  • Grass Collection Box Size
  • Weight

Below is a comparison table so you can clearly see the differences between these two Bosch cordless mowers.

Reaching 560m²
Bosch 06008B9577 Cordless Lawnmower UniversalRotak 36-550 (2X 2.0Ah)...
Reaching 660m²
Bosch 06008B9673 Cordless Lawnmower AdvancedRotak 36-660 (2X 2.0Ah) (2...
Lawn Mower
Bosch 06008B9577 Cordless Lawnmower UniversalRotak 36-550 (2X 2.0Ah)...
Bosch 06008B9673 Cordless Lawnmower AdvancedRotak 36-660 (2X 2.0Ah) (2...
Deck Size
38cm
42cm
Cutting Heights
6 (25mm to 70mm)
7 (25mm to 80mm)
Charge Time
65 min 80% charged in 48 mins
65 min 80% charged in 48 mins
Weight
15Kg
16.5Kg
Lawn Coverage
560m²
660m²
Grass Box Capacity
40 litres
50 litres
Rear Roller
ErgoFlex Handles
ErgoSlide
Fully Folding Handles
LeafCollect Blade
Customer Rating
-
Price
£497.99
£501.37
Prime Benefits
-
Full Review
Reaching 560m²
Bosch 06008B9577 Cordless Lawnmower UniversalRotak 36-550 (2X 2.0Ah)...
Lawn Mower
Bosch 06008B9577 Cordless Lawnmower UniversalRotak 36-550 (2X 2.0Ah)...
Deck Size
38cm
Cutting Heights
6 (25mm to 70mm)
Charge Time
65 min 80% charged in 48 mins
Weight
15Kg
Lawn Coverage
560m²
Grass Box Capacity
40 litres
Rear Roller
ErgoFlex Handles
ErgoSlide
Fully Folding Handles
LeafCollect Blade
Customer Rating
Price
£497.99
Prime Benefits
More Information
Full Review
Reaching 660m²
Bosch 06008B9673 Cordless Lawnmower AdvancedRotak 36-660 (2X 2.0Ah) (2...
Lawn Mower
Bosch 06008B9673 Cordless Lawnmower AdvancedRotak 36-660 (2X 2.0Ah) (2...
Deck Size
42cm
Cutting Heights
7 (25mm to 80mm)
Charge Time
65 min 80% charged in 48 mins
Weight
16.5Kg
Lawn Coverage
660m²
Grass Box Capacity
50 litres
Rear Roller
ErgoFlex Handles
ErgoSlide
Fully Folding Handles
LeafCollect Blade
Customer Rating
-
Price
£501.37
Prime Benefits
-
More Information
Full Review

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Deck Size

Bosch AdvancedRotak 36-660 Summary

The most obvious difference between these two Bosch lawn mowers is the size of the blade or deck. The deck size on the AdvancedRotak 36-660 is 4cm larger at 42cm compared with 38cm of the UniversalRotak 36-560.

AdvancedRotak 36-660 = 42cm

UniversalRotak 36-560 = 38cm

The larger deck size on this mower is why Bosch classify this mower as covering lawns up to 650m², that’s 90m² larger that the UniversalRotak 36-560. Remember, the size of a tennis court is around 260m², this should give you an idea as to how much more the AdvancedRotak 36-660 will cover on a single charge. The larger deck size simply cuts more lawn on every pass even though the run time of these mowers is the same.

But that’s not the only difference….

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Features

Whilst both these high end cordless lawn mowers are packed with features such as the LeafCollect, ProSilience etc, there is another slight difference between the UniversalRotak and the AdvancedRotak.

Bosch AdvancedRotak 36-660 Summary

The handles on both these mowers are Ergoflex but on the AdvancedRotak it goes one step further. The AdvancedRotak also has ErgoSlide handles that allow you to not only slide the handles up and down but also to fold the handles completely flat. You can see both the ErgoSlide and folding handles in action in my video review below (the video is of the corded version of this mower).

The only other slight difference with regards to features relates to the number and range of cutting heights.

AdvancedRotak 36-660 = 7 Heights – 25mm to 80mm

UniversalRotak 36-560 = 6 Heights – 25mm to 70mm

In summary, you have one more cutting height with this AdvancedRotak mower that allows a higher setting to 80mm. This is useful if the grass has been left to grow too long as it allows you to start at a higher setting and then keep reducing the height. Why is this important? Well, remember this is a battery powered mower and cutting thick long grass on a low setting will significantly reduce the run time of the mower.


Grass Collection Box Size

The other difference between these two mowers is the grass collection box size.

AdvancedRotak 36-660 = 50 Litres

UniversalRotak 36-560 = 40 Litres

So this AdvancedRotak 36-660 mower has a 10 litre larger collection box at 50 litres. This makes sense, as the larger deck size is going to collect the clippings quicker and you don’t want to keep stopping to empty it. Just remember, an almost full 50 litre collection box is going to add to the weight of the mower making it a little more difficult to manoeuvre.

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Weight

There really is not much in it, but it’s worth mentioning anyway.

AdvancedRotak 36-660 = 16.5 Kg

UniversalRotak 36-560 = 15 Kg

So naturally the larger AdvancedRotak is going to weigh slightly more than its smaller brother, however, 16.5 Kg is still very respectable and lightweight for a mower packed with features and compares well with other mower brands.


Full Review

Bosch AdvancedRotak 36-660 Summary

Now you know the differences between these two mowers, why not head over to the review of the smaller brother of this Bosch AdvancedRotak 36-660 to see a full review that covers all the areas listed below – Click Here for the Full Review 

  • Power System
  • Blades
  • Height Adjustment
  • Practicalities
  • Safety Features
  • Mulching
  • Pros and Cons
  • Conclusion

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Bosch AdvancedRotak 36-660 User Manual

You can download the Bosch AdvancedRotak 36-660 user manual guide here.


What’s Included in the box?

Inside you’ll find the Bosch AdvancedRotak 36-660 lawn mower, of course. Two lithium-ion batteries (36 V/2.0 Ah) pack and a charger. Make sure to give it a full charge before you take it out to ensure that the battery is correctly conditioned.

  • Bosch AdvancedRotak 36-660
  • 2 battery packs 36 V/2.0 Ah lithium-ion battery
  • Charger AL 3620 CV
  • User Guide

Pros and Cons

Bosch AdvancedRotak 36-660 Pro and Cons

Just like its smaller brother, this mower is an impressive machine, with a host of great features to make your life easier. Here are the pros:

Pros

  • ProSilence Sound Reduction System.
  • Powerful motor.
  • Cordless.
  • LeafCollect blade
  • ErgoSlide handles
  • Fold flat handles
  • A decent-sized grass box.
  • Ergonomic design.
  • One-touch height adjustment.

However as with all lawn mowers there is a con that you should take into consideration before pulling the trigger and purchasing your new Bosch lawn mower.

Cons

  • This is not the cheapest cordless lawn mower on the market. (You do get what you pay for and hey, this is the Mercedes of lawn mowers, and a Bosch after all)
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Should You Buy This Model?

Bosch have really done themselves proud with this mower. It has some great features that actually help to make mowing your lawn that bit easier and more enjoyable, not just gimmicks that add to the price. The ProSilence is my favourite feature as it allows you to mow earlier in the morning without annoying your neighbours; giving you more time in the day for you to enjoy your lawn and sip a glass of orange juice (or something a little stronger)!

Bosch AdvancedRotak 36-660 The Bosch AdvancedRotak 36-660 is a large cordless mower, but the fact that it all folds down so well means it takes up the same amount of space as smaller mowers. Yes, it’s not the cheapest mower on the market, but it is a Bosch and it is packed with features that justify paying that bit more.

All in all, you will not be disappointed with this Bosch AdvancedRotak 36-660. It is an investment that will just keep giving year after year, and put a smile on your face whilst mowing!

This mower is ideal for those that:

  • People with lawns up to 650m² in size.
  • Those who want the latest ProSilence Sound Reduction System.
  • Those that like to adjust the height of the handles to reduce backache.
  • People who like an ergonomically designed mower for increased comfort whilst mowing.
  • People who like a stripey lawn.
  • Those who like their mower to also collect the leaves whilst mowing.
  • People that appreciate a very easy central one touch height adjustment.
  • Their garden does not have very narrow strips of lawn.
  • People who require the ability to mulch the grass cuttings (optional extra).

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  • The Advanced garden tools from Bosch – most powerful for the highest demands and biggest projects
  • Quiet mowing: Pleasant garden work with the cordless lawnmower due to the reduced noise by up to 60 Percent and balanced acoustics thanks to the ProSilence Technology
  • Easily adjusted cutting height: Simply set grass length between 25 and 80 mm in 7 stages with just one click of a button
  • Comfortable mowing: Healthy working posture for every body size due to height adjustable ErgoSlide handles
  • Collecting and shredding leaves: Easily collect, shred and dispose leaves thanks to the LeafCollect Blade

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Bosch AdvancedRotak 36-660

Is the Bosch AdvancedRotak 36-660 self propelled?

No, this is a push mower.

How many cutting heights does the Bosch AdvancedRotak 36-660 have?

7 cutting heights - 25mm to 80mm

Can the batteries on this Bosch AdvancedRotak 36-660 be used in other Bosch tools?

Yes, these batteries are power share.

Does the height adjustment adjust both front and rear wheels?

Yes, all 4 wheels are adjusted from a single central height adjustment.


Additional Specifications


Additional Specifications
Working Area 650m²
Cutting width 42cm
Cutting height steps 7
Cutting height max 80mm
Cutting height min 25mm
Cutting height adjustment Central
Collector volume 50L
Battery Type 2 x 36V 2.0 Ah batteries
Typical Charging Time Charge time: 65 minutes
Typical Mowing Time 50 minutes (650m²)
Vision Window No
Right or left start switch Left and Right
Foldable handles Yes
Battery power indicator Yes
Grass bag filling indicator Yes
Roller Yes
Handle type “Ergoflex-System & ErgoSlide”
Weight 16.5Kg

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