Flymo Hover Vac 250 Review – Electric Hover Collect Lawnmower, 1400W, Cutting Width 25 cm
The Flymo Hover Vac 250 is an ergonomically and simple to use hover lawn mower with a respectable 1400 Watt motor designed for small to medium sized lawns. It has a 25cm cutting width and is lightweight at just 6.5Kg and is supplied with an integrated 15 Litre grass collection box. The Flymo Hover Vac 250 has a metal blade for a neater cut that is of good quality and will last longer. There are 4 steps cutting heights from 11mm to 31mm and a 10 metre power cable.
Flymo’s Hover Vac 250 is the smallest of the family in terms of blade size but retains a powerful 1400 watt motor for more challenging and difficult lawn conditions.
- Rating: 9.5/10
- Lawn Size: Small
- Power: 1400 Watt
- Cable Length: 10 Metre Cord, Mains Power
- Blade Length: 25 Cm, Metal
- Number of Cutting Heights: 4 (11mm to 31mm)
- Grass Box Capacity: 15 L
- Weight: 6.5 Kg
Using the same motor as the larger bladed 280, the Flymo Hover Vac 250 will have the same torque and thus greater cutting power. A 1400-watt motor powers the blade and runs off the mains supply connected via a power cable supplied with the unit.
The power cable is 10 metres in length and comes attached to the mower. The end of the cord has a pre-installed moulded plug for safety and breakage prevention. This is within the bounds of an acceptable length, considering the size of lawn it is intended for.
The blades are made from hardened steel, coated in a special material to prolong the sharpness of the blade. One advantage of a smaller blade on this Flymo Hover Vac 250 is that it takes less effort to spin; therefore, there is less strain on the motor.
A smaller blade will also weigh less and cope with the unevenness of a garden better.
Flymo Hover Vac 250 Video
To give you a visual representation of how the Flymo Hover Vac 250 and other hover mower work, please watch the video below:
To adjust the height, spacers are used to push the blade closer to the motor or the floor. There are 4 cutting heights in total that range from 11mm to 31mm. Each spacer adds 5 mm in height.
On this Flymo Hover Vac 250 the blade is a relatively short 25 centimetres resulting in a small 0.065 metre square cutting area per rotation. Which is why you would only want to use this mower on a smaller lawn or a lawn with narrow strips.
If you are in no rush to get the job done and prefer a smaller, lighter and easy to manoeuvre lawn mower then yes, the 25cm deck size is the machine for you. Remember this mower will also take up less storage space in your shed or garage.
There is no striper or roller on this model. And the reduced weight means that it will be less effective in producing a striping effect than the heavier Flymo Hover Vac 280 model.
Grass Box Capacity
The size of the grass box has been reduced to 15 L in comparison to the Flymo Hover Vac 280, in the same way that the blade is smaller – 25cm.
The smaller grass box and blade gives you an idea of the size of the lawn this mower is intended for.
Weighing 6.5 kilograms, anyone that can push this mower will have the strength to lift it up. The size is not reduced by a large margin despite having a much smaller blade. There is nowhere to store the cable on the mower, so most users will end up wrapping the cable around the handlebars.
You have to tip the Flymo Hover Vac 250 upside-down to release the blade bolt that adjusts the height. Some owners will consider this an unwanted hassle, but then this is for petite gardens, and changing the cutting height will most probably be a one-off process.
Flymo Hover Vac 250 Safety Features
Apart from the safety switch that activates the throttle, there are little in the ways of safety measures. The deck is made from ABS plastic; this is not an issue due to the small size of the blade.
The entire perimeter is lipped to help prevent catching the power cable, however all electric lawn mowers must be used with a safety power breaker.
The Flymo Hover Vac 250 does NOT have the ability to mulch grass, but it does cut fine. The vacuum suction design compacts the grass into the collection box to make the most of the space.
Flymo Hover Vac 250 User Manual
What’s Included in the Box?
- Flymo Hover Vac 250
- 10 Metre Power
- Cable Spacers
- Spacer Tool
- User Manual
- Lightweight Hover Mower for Ease of Use
- Quiet Operation
- Simple to Use
- Small Machine
- Budget Low Cost Option
- Small Blade
Flymo Hover Vac and Easi Glide Comparison
I have created a comparison table below to show the differences between the range of Flymo Easi Glide & Hover Vac mowers to assist with your choice.
Last update on 2020-09-19 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API
Should You Buy this Flymo Hover Vac 250?
This mower’s ideal for those that:
- People with small sized gardens (200m² or less) with narrow strips.
- People that require lightweight, quiet and easy to use hover mower.
- Those that are looking for a trusted brand that is reliable and good value for money.
- Those that require a small compact sized 25cm cutting width.
- Requires a respectable 1400W motor for longer/thicker lawns.
- Those that require a dual (left and right) handle control switch lever.
- Those that require a foldable handle mower for compact storage.
- Those that require a mower that collects and compacts the grass clippings.
- People that want an electric hover mower that will promise this level of quality at such good value.
For a basic mower, to make your life easier, rather than using a none-powered mower that you would need to rake up the dead grass, there is not a better option.
Flymo is more about giving the operator something that is easy to use. An owner of a Flymo is someone that does not want to spend hours getting their mower running after months in winter storage. This mower is ready to go the moment it is plugged in, and there is comfort in knowing that fact.
The rest of the Flymo Hover Vac 250 is simple, and the blades are easy and cheap to replace. The only issue with this model is the size of the blade and the fact that Flymo’s needs more than one pass to cut a patch of grass.
The final decision on whether to buy the mower may be more to do with where it will live. If you have the indulgence of a big garage, you may as well purchase one of the 250’s bigger brothers such as the Flymo Hover Vac 280 or even the large Flymo Easi Glide 330VX models. If you want to put it up on a storage rack or even in the attic, then the Flymo Hover Vac 250 is going to be the best choice.
Where should I purchase this Flymo Hover Vac 250 Electric Hover Mower?
- Compact and lightweight, this hover mower is ideally designed for smaller gardens so you can mow your lawn in comfort
- Utilises a 1400 W motor so you can tackle gentle slopes and bumpy gardens with ease
- Comes with a 25 cm cutting width and 11-31 mm cutting height, as well as a 15 Litre grass box to ensure a neat and tidy finish to your lawn
- Equipped with a 10 m cable so you can cover the length of your lawn without an extension cable
- Supplied with a metal cutting blade for premium cutting performance
Last update on 2020-09-20 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API
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