Bosch Rotak 37 LI

9.4

Performance/Cut Quality

9.5/10

Features

9.4/10

Durability

9.6/10

Value

8.6/10

Warranty/Support

9.9/10

Pros

  • Very Good Build Quality
  • Mulching Option
  • Grass Box Capacity: 40 L
  • 6 Cutting Heights
  • 80% Charge in Only 70 Minutes

Cons

  • Assembly a Little Tricky
  • A Bit Pricey

Bosch Rotak 37 LI Ergoflex Review (Bosch Rotak 370 LI Ergoflex Review)

The Bosch Rotak 37 LI Ergo-Flex Cordless Lawn Mower is the bigger brother of the Bosch 32 LI and covers an additional area of 100m² (total 500m²), has a larger cutting deck of 5 cm (total 37 cm), a 9 litre larger collection box (total 40 L) and 3 more cutting heights (total 6 heights from 20mm to 70mm) than its smaller brother.

I would say, that it competes very well with the likes of the WORX WG779E.2. They are all very similar in terms of deck size and cover a similar amount of ground but are they all as good as each other?.

By the end of this review you’ll know exactly which one is the perfect mower for your garden.

The Bosch Rotak 37 LI Ergo-Flex is indeed packed with features found in more higher end cordless mowers and certainly has the ability to cut a lawn up to 500 metres square (roughly the size of 2 tennis courts), but it needs to be compared to its nearest rival, the WORX WG779E.2, to judge how good this mower really is.

This Bosch mower is built in the UK. Why does this matter? Well, customer service, warranty, quality and the availability of spare parts are second to none.

Below I’ll be detailing all the features and functions of the Bosch Rotak 37 LI Ergo-Flex, both good and not so good and then comparing to the WORX WG779E.2 so you understand exactly what you’re getting for your money.

Main Features:

    • Rating: 9.4/10
    • Covers areas reaching 500m² in size
    • 370 Li = 2 x 36 V 2 Ah batteries – (37 Li = 1 x 36 V 4.0 Ah battery)
    • Blade length: 37 cm
    • Roller for stripey lawn
    • Weight: 13.2 kg
    • Number of Cutting Height: 6 (20mm – 70mm)
    • Grass box capacity: 40 L
    • Charge time: 140 minutes (80% charge in only 70 minutes)
    • Free run time: 35-40 minutes

 

To give you a visual representation of the Bosch Rotak 37 LI Ergo-Flex please watch the video below (this video is for the 43 LI but they are very similar in design):

 


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  • Ergonomics thanks to ergoflex handles with AGR certificate
  • 40-Litre collecting box for greater capacity and fewer work breaks for emptying, the new quick-click system for easy tool-free initial assembly
  • Motor power: 1.400 W

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Power System

Before we look at the batteries on this mower, it’s important to know that Bosch lead the way with lithium ion battery technology and continue that development to this day.

Like many cordless lawn mowers, the Bosch Rotak 370 LI is powered by a Lithium-ion battery (36V) and electrical motor which will charge in around 70 minutes per battery (total: 140 min). The mower (370 Li) is supplied with TWO 36V 2.0Ah batteries that are charged and used independently. The battery is removed from the mower for charging and storage.Bosch Rotak 32 Li Battery Change

The Bosch Rotak 37 Li has a single 36 V 4.0Ah battery and charges in around 140 minutes.

Bosch Rotak 370Li = 2 X 36 V 2.0 Ah Battery – 100% Charge time = 70 min each total 140 minutes.

Bosch Rotak 37Li = 1 X 36 V 4.0 Ah Battery – 100 % Charge time = 140 minutes.

140 minutes charging in itself is a little slow when you compare it to the 120 minutes for its rival the WORX WG779E.2, however the Bosch is capable of charging 80% of the total power (both batteries) in just 70-80 minutes, believe me this is a great feature that provides outstanding convenience to the average gardener.

Two fully charged 2.0 Ah batteries or a single 4.0Ah can mow up to 500 m² or around 30-40 minutes run time depending on length and condition of the lawn. Again, this is comparable to the WORX WG779E.2.

The Bosch Rotak 37 LI also has a feature called “Efficient Energy Management” that Bosch claim will extend operational time by up to 15%. This system adjusts the power delivered to the rotary blade to conserve power when not needed. Again a nice feature on a mower at this level.

Bosch Rotak 32 Li Battery ChargerThe charge to mow time ratio is really very good for a cordless mower at this price range. Ideally you will choose a mower that has enough run time to mow your entire lawn or lawns, but this mower allows you to have a tea break, recharge the battery in 45 min and then continue. If your lawn is less than 500 m² then this is not going to be an issue or a feature you will use, but with a 70 min charge time (to 80%) this mower is still an option for larger lawns.

Also the power system is completely electric so it produces zero emissions and works extremely quietly. Which is quieter between the Worx and Bosch mowers? Well there’s not much between them but I would say the Bosch Rotak mower is slightly quieter due to the “Low-noise design” that Bosch claim makes their mower barely audible from 10 metres.

The great thing about these mowers is that you can set out to work at anytime you want without it annoying you, your family or your neighbours and with zero emissions it looks after the environment as well.

Please note: there is an option to purchase this mower with a single 36 V / 4.0Ah battery (37 Li), I personally prefer to have 2 batteries than a single 4.0Ah battery as it extends the life of the battery as I have a smaller lawn that can be mowed on a single 2.0Ah battery. For larger lawns between 300m² to 400m² then the 4.0Ah battery would be a better choice and somewhat cheaper.


Assembly

This mower can be assembled in around 10 minutes, assembly is relatively simple with no tools required. The instruction manual is a little short on instructions and relies on pictures to guide you, this can be a little difficult if you have not assembled a mower before.


What’s the difference between Bosch Rotak 37 LI and Bosch Rotak 370 LI?

The 370Li is the version of this mower with two 36V 2.0Ah batteries, while the 37Li has ONE 36V 4.0Ah battery. Both models have the same design and features. The 370 Li can also hold a 4.0Ah battery.

The newer Bosch Rotak 370Li has a black front/lid and the older 37Li has a silver front/lid.

Bosch Rotak 370Li = 2 X 36 V 2.0Ah Battery

Bosch Rotak 37Li = 1 X 36 V 4.0Ah Battery


Model Comparison









Features
  • Lawn Coverage
  • Noise Level
  • Mowing Time
  • Charging Time
  • Cutting Width
  • Weight
  • Grass Box Capacity
  • Cutting Heights
  • Rating
Bosch-Rotak-370-LI

Bosch Rotak 370 LI

  • 400 m²
  • 75 dB
  • 40 minutes (400 m²)
  • 140 minutes (80% charge in only 70 minutes)
  • 37 cm
  • 13.2 kg
  • 40 L
  • 6 (20mm – 70mm)
  • 9.4/10
  • 400 m²
  • 68 dB
  • 35 minutes (400 m²)
  • 120 minutes
  • 34 cm
  • 13 kg
  • 30 L
  • 6 (20mm to 70mm)
  • 9.4/10

Blades

The Bosch Rotak 37 LI is equipped with one 37cm (hence the model no. 370) metal mower blade that provides two effective benefits…

  1. Metal blades generally wear less quickly than plastic blades which results in you needing to replace the lawn mower blades less often.
  2. Metal blades are generally sharper and provide a cleaner cut to the grass blade, resulting in a neater, tidier and superior finish to your lawn and garden. The metal blades on the Bosch Rotak can be sharpened when required unlike plastic blades.

This again does not necessarily put it ahead of competitors but it’s good that Bosch have taken advantage of what is clearly the most effective cutting system in the market.

As well as being able to sharpen the blades, it is also possible to purchase a replacement blade. Replacing the blade is relatively easy for anyone with basic DIY skills and tools.

Replacement blades can be purchased here – click the image below.

 


Height Adjustment

In order to combat the changing season and to continually improve the look of your lawn, you can adjust the height at which the Bosch Rotak 37 LI cuts at. This is done very easily using the lever located at the central side of the mower.

You have the option to cut from anywhere between 20–70 mm with 6 separate cutting lengths. Just make sure you don’t set it at the shortest setting from the when the lawn has significant growth, instead start at a higher setting and gradually work your way down. This allows the areas of small grass to catch up with the long, resulting in a more even garden.

This mower does come with a built in comb that helps prevent scalping your lawn if the setting is a little low or there is an uneven patch. This is a nice touch not found on other mowers in the class. The comb also helps to ensure you get a good cut right up to the edge along flower beds, fences and walls.

Centrally mounted height adjustment levers are always easier to adjust than front or back mounted ones, this Bosch does not disappoint and with 6 height adjustments is superior to its smaller brother (32 LI) that only has 3 height adjustments. How does this compare to the WORX WG779E.2, well they are exactly the same, so no clear winner as yet!


Cutting Diameter and Height

The cutting diameter of the mower may seem a little on the small size with only a 37 cm mowing capability, but that is 3 cm larger than its rival the WORX WG779E.2 (34cm). Now, compared to its other counterparts with widths of up to 43 cm, this might be a potential disadvantage; however, it could also be beneficial if it’s to be used in smaller areas and lawns with more narrow strips. Bare in mind that the Bosch Rotak 37 LI is the middle brother between the 32 cm of the Bosch 32 LI and the 43 cm of the Bosch 430 LI mowers, so this may just be the middle ground sized mower you’ve been looking for.

When you need a mower that’s light in weight and going to reach the smaller areas of your lawn, but not too small for your lawn size, this may well be the best option for you.

As mentioned above this Bosch has combs on either side that guide the grass into the path of the blades, meaning you really are getting the full 37 cm cutting diameter. These combs reduce the amount of trimming required around the edges when the mowing is done.


Roller (stripes)

Do you like a stripey lawn? Well good news! Like its smaller brother the 32 LI the Bosch Rotak 37 LI does have a roller for a nice stripey lawn.


Grass box capacity

As with all smaller cordless lawn mowers the grass box is not going to hold as much its larger counterparts, however 40 litres is comparable for a mower of this size. 40 litres allows longer periods of use without needing to empty grass clippings as often.

The grass box on the Bosch Rotak 37 LI is very well engineered and very easy to remove, the grass clippings empty from the box with no obstructions.

There is also a fill level indicator on the grass box that indicates when the grass box needs to be emptied.

What sets this mower out above the rest is the incredible performance in collecting 99% of the grass clippings. Does this make it better than the Worx? Well, no not really as the Worx also performs extremely well collecting the clippings. The Bosch Rotak 37 LI will not disappoint when it comes to collecting and emptying the grass clippings.

The grass box on the Worx is only 30 litres, that’s 10 litres less than the Bosch 37 LI.


Practicalities

The Bosch handle design is ergonomically shaped, adjustable and multi-functional allowing for a better body posture and reduced muscle strain. Bosch named this their new “Ergoflex System” and it really does assist in making mowing the lawn that bit easier.

The light weight, compact size and fold away handles make this mower excellent for smaller lawns or lawns with smaller strips of grass. There are 4 power buttons on the grip (2 on the upper and 2 on the lower bars) with one central safety release button. Only one button needs to be pressed, to power the mower, making it easy to manoeuvre with one hand round corners, for example.

This mower will make lawn care much easier and really makes the entire experience much less dependent on you struggling with a heavy oversized mower.

As with all cordless lawn mowers, not being tethered by the cord not only makes it easier to mow the lawn, but safer, quieter and more environmentally friendly.

Does this make it more practical than its closest competition? Well, yes I think it does for people with smaller lawns and limited space for storage. There is also a very handy and well positioned central handle that makes carrying the almost 13.2 kg  mower to the garage or shed extremely easy.

Storage

The 37 LI has a relativity small footprint.The red clips on the side of the handle are quick release and allow for the top handle to be mobile and fold down. This could be folded inside or out, care is needed not to pinch the wire (which runs from the start button to the motor).

Also, there are two quick click buttons at the end of each arm, that allow the whole handle frame to be removed for even smaller storage. This is a nice touch from Bosch as most other mowers (including the 32 LI) are secured by screws and require tools to remove.

Warranty

This mower comes with a 2 year warranty directly from Bosch, but you can extend it to 3 years at https://www.bosch-do-it.com/gb/en/diy/mybosch/login.jsp if registered within 28 days of purchase.


Bosch Rotak Key

Safety Features

What I really like about the Bosch Rotak 37 LI is the addition of a removable safety key that disables the lawn mower to help prevent accidental starting. This is a nice feature not always found on similar cordless mowers that provides peace of mind around children.


Mulching

Well there’s good news and bad news! The bad news is that this mower does NOT come with a mulching facility out of the box, however there is an option to add mulching functionality by purchasing the Multi-Mulch for Rotak Lawn Mowers.

The Multi-Mulch insert can be purchased or you can check current pricing by clicking the image below.


Bosch Rotak 37 LI User Manual

You can download the Bosch Rotak 370 user manual guide here

 


What’s Included in the box?

  • The mower itself
  • 2 x 36 V 2 Ah batteries
  • Instruction Manual
  • Charger
  • 1 x 40 litre grass box

Downsides

  1. This mower can be a little tricky to assemble first time as the instruction show diagrams only and are lacking any written detail on assembly.

The above point may sound trivial and is common to most cordless mowers but should be taken into consideration anyway. This is part of the package and it’s better being aware of this prior to a purchase than afterwards.


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Bosch Rotak 370 LIConclusion

Overall this is an excellent mower, due to its light weight, portability, good build quality and array of features.

I really struggled to find any major downsides to this mower; it even comes with a 2 year warranty that can be extended to 3 years if you register the mower directly with Bosch. You simply won’t receive this with any other manufacturer.

The extra features like the removable safety key is a nice touch, but one that you most probably never use. Besides you want features that will help you achieve a lovely looking lawn with the least amount of work and effort.

The Bosch Rotak 37 LI is very proficient at cutting varying lengths and thickness of grass for such a small and compact cordless mower, this is very impressive. It’s worth mentioning that by cutting more regularly and avoiding very long or wet grass this should avoid putting too much strain on the battery. Remember to always keep the battery charged and in a dry place over winter.

This is not the cheapest mower on the market when you compare the size and battery life to cheaper alternatives, however you are getting a Bosch product and although it may feel a little flimsy the build quality is what you would expect from Bosch. Bosch need to keep the weight of the mower down so they are deliberately using thinner plastics etc. Also, the functionality that comes with this mower is fantastic.

But do I think this mower is better than its closest competitors?

Well, it depends!

At this price range this really gives great value for money and you would be very hard pressed to find a cordless mower that performs this well, has as much functionality and has such a good build quality for this price.

But having said that the WORX WG779E.2 is cheaper and the quality of the cut is as good as Bosch. No, the build quality is not up to Bosch’s standards and no, the grass box is not as large but you can insert both batteries into the Worx and both can be charged at the same time.

It really is too close call between these two mowers. Both would be equally as good purchase as the other.

To get the best out of both these mowers you will need to cut your lawn more regularly and not let the grass grow too high or dense as it may struggle to cut it, this is however common with all cordless mowers at this price point and specification.

Overall, I think the Bosch is a fantastic mower and I encourage everyone with a garden under 500 m² to purchase one. In fact, I think it’s the best mower at this level you can purchase right now!


Bosch Cordless Lawn Mower Range Comparison

 Bosch Rotak 32 LIBosch Rotak 37 LIBosch Rotak 43 LI
Rotak 32 LI ErgoflexRotak 37 LI ErgoflexRotak 43 LI Ergoflex
Recommended Lawn SizeFrom 150 m 2  - 300 m 2  (Up to 1 tennis court)From 200m 2  - 500 m 2  (Up to 1.5 tennis court)From 300 m 2  - 600 m 2  (Up to 2 tennis courts)
Width of Cut (cm)323743
Power36 V Lithium-Ion battery36 V Lithium-Ion battery36 V Lithium-Ion battery
Number of Batteries112
Battery Charge Time90 mins (80% power in 45 mins)60 mins (80% power in 45 mins)60 mins (80% power in 45 mins)
Height of Cut (mm)30-6020-7020-70
Height of Cut Positions366
Cable Length (m)N/AN/AN/A
Size of Grassbox (L)314050
Weight (kg)10.213.213.9
Ergoflex HandlesYESYESYES
Grass CombsYESYESYES

Should You Buy This Model?

Bosch Rotak 32 LiWell there are a few factors to consider first, whether or not you purchase this model really depends on your garden and situation.

To give you some guidance on which type of customer would suit this model best, below I’ve listed the categories they would fall under:

  • Their garden is about 500 m² in size.
  • Like the convenience of having no power cord or have limited or no access to a power source in the garden.
  • Their garden is split into different areas, with smaller strips of lawn.
  • They don’t mind cutting the lawn regularly and do not allow the lawn to grow too high.
  • Storage is limited.
  • Wants an option for a stripey lawn.

Of course this is open to interpretation so if you don’t fall under every single category then don’t worry I’m sure you’ll still love this product. It has loads of great features that I’m sure you will make use of even if you’re not its perfect customer.

 


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  • Enhanced cutting performance thanks to hardened steel blade and innovative air flow technology
  • Ideal finish: The new power drive li and system delivers consistently high torque in all conditions
  • Ergonomics thanks to ergoflex handles with AGR certificate
  • 40-Litre collecting box for greater capacity and fewer work breaks for emptying, the new quick-click system for easy tool-free initial assembly
  • Motor power: 1.400 W

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Additional Specifications
Working Area 500 m²
Cutting width 37 cm
Cutting height steps 6
Cutting height max 70 mm
Cutting height min 20 mm
Cutting height adjustment Central
Collector volume 40 l
Battery Type 2 x 36 V 2 Ah batteries
Typical Charging Time Charge time: 140 minutes (80% charge in only 70 minutes)
Typical Mowing Time 35-40 minutes (500 m²)
Vision Window No
Right or left start switch Left and Right
Foldable handles Yes
Battery power indicator Yes
Grass bag filling indicator No
Roller No
Dimensions 79.2 x 39.7 x 49.1 cm
Weight 13.2 kg