Flymo Speedi-Mo 360C Review

Flymo Speedi-Mo 360C Review
Flymo Speedi-Mo 360C
Performance/Cut Quality
88
Features
84
Durability
80
Value
92
Warranty/Support
86
What I Like
Great value for money
Little work to assemble the mower
Lightweight and easy to move
Trusted Flymo brand
What I Don't Like
No grass box level indicator
86
My Overall Rating

Flymo Speedi-Mo 360C Review

When you think of Flymo, you probably think of their signature hover mower. However, they have designed a wheeled mower called the Flymo Speedi Mo 360c, which is ideal for first-time lawn mower buyers. With its 1500 watt motor, it provides enough power for both small and larger lawn sizes, making it suitable for more experienced gardeners as well.

Flymo lawn mowers have been a trusted name in homes across the UK for many years, providing good value for money. But how does it compare to other brands like Bosch and Worx? In this article, we will detail all the features and functions of the Flymo Speedi-Mo 360C, both good and not so good, so you understand exactly what you’re getting for your money.

The Flymo Speedi-Mo 360C is a corded mower with a 10-metre power cable that needs to be connected to a mains socket. It has a respectable 1500-watt motor and good build quality. The mower comes with a 40L grass box that compacts the grass clippings extremely well and is easy to remove and attach to the mower. The metal blade used on the Flymo 360C provides a good cut and can be sharpened if needed. The 36cm cutting width and deck size are perfectly suited for medium to larger lawns without taking up too much storage space when not in use. There are five different cutting heights, ranging from 20mm to 60mm, which is adequate to ensure you are not scalping your lawn while being able to adjust the height for longer lawns.

Now, let’s take a closer look at the Flymo Speedi-Mo 360C and some of its not-so-good features.

Main Features

  • Medium to Large lawns (suitable for small lawns but would recommend a 30cm – 32cm deck size)
  • 1500 watt corded mains power
  • Blade length: 36cm
  • Number of Cutting Height: 5 (20mm-60mm)
  • Grass box capacity: 40 L
  • Carry handle for transportation and storage
  • Foldable Handles

 


Power System

The Flymo Speedi-Mo 360C is a corded mower powered by a 1500-watt motor and comes provided with a 10 metre power cord.
Flymo Speedi-Mo 360C There is a downside however.

As with all corded mowers you are somewhat restricted by the length of the cord and don’t have the freedom of a cordless lawn mower, you may need to use an extension cable for larger lawns. Having said that, the Flymo Speedi-Mo 360C is easy to manoeuvre and again as with all corded mowers care needs to be taken to ensure the cord is clear of the blades at all times.

On the plus side, this mower is more powerful than its cordless counterparts in this range/size and you won’t be running out of power half way through cutting your lawn.

If you would like to compare the Flymo Speedi-Mo 360C with the cordless equivalent of the Flymo Mighti-Mo 300 then click here.

Also the power system is completely electric so it produces zero emissions and works extremely quietly.

 


 Blades

The Flymo Speedi-Mo 360C is equipped with one Flymo 36cm metal mower blade that gives them two very effective benefits…FLY069 30cm Wheeled Mower Blade

  1. Metal blades generally wear less quickly than plastic blades which results in you needing to replace the lawn mower blade 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 blade on the Flymo Speedi-Mo 360C can be sharpened when needed unlike plastic blades.

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

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


Height Adjustment

Flymo Speedi-Mo 360C Review

In order to combat the changing season and to continually improve the look of your lawn, you can adjust the height at which the Flymo Speedi-Mo 360C cuts at. This is done very easily using the large lever located on rear side of the mower.

It lets you choose to cut from anywhere between 20mm to 60mm with 5 separate cutting lengths. Just make sure you don’t set it at the shortest setting when the lawn has significant growth, instead start at a much higher setting and gradually work your way down. This allows the areas of small grass the ability to catch up with the long, resulting in a more even garden.

Is 5 separate cutting lengths better than the competition? Well no not really. This is pretty much standard for lawn mowers at this price point.


Cutting Diameter

The cutting diameter of this mower (36cm) seems ideal, not too small and not too large. Now, compared to its counterparts with widths of up to 43cm and as small as 30cm, this medium width might be seen a potential disadvantage; however, it could also be beneficial if it’s to be used in a smaller areas and lawns with narrow strips. Also, this cutting width will not be too small for larger lawns and will not to take up too much storage room. Therefore this deck size is a great choice for most gardeners.

When you need a mower that’s light in weight and going to get in the smaller areas of your lawn, this may well be the best option for you. Yes, it will take longer to mow the entire area of larger lawns, but if it fits, and hey there’s no rush then the Flymo Speedi-Mo 360C could be the mower of choice.


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Grass Box Capacity

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

The grass clippings are compacted into the grass box very efficiently and is comparable with other mowers at this price point.

The grass box on the Flymo Speedi-Mo 360C is very easy to remove and the grass clippings empty from the box with no obstructions.


Practicalities

The light weight, smaller size and fold away handles make this mower excellent for medium lawns or lawns with smaller strips of grass whilst still being powerful enough to cut through the most demanding lawns.

Flymo Speedi-Mo 360C Review

This Flymo Speedi-Mo 360C really will make lawn care much easier and will make the entire experience much less dependent on you struggling with a heavy oversized mower.

As with all corded lawn mowers, being tethered by the cord does mean you may require an extension cable for larger lawns and care needs to be taken not to accidentally cut the cable whilst mowing.

We do prefer the height adjustment to be located central to the mower for ease of use, however the height adjustment on the Flymo Speedi-Mo 360C  is a single lever located to to rear. Does this make it difficult to adjust the height? Well, no not difficult, just a little more awkward than mowers with central adjustments.

Does this make it more practical the it’s closest  competition? Well, yes I think it does for people with smaller lawns, limited space for storage. There is also a very handy and well positioned central handle that makes carrying the almost 11.5 kg  mower to the garage or shed very easy.


Safety Features

There are no removable safety keys as available with most cordless mowers. There is a standard central safety button that must be held down before the mower can be started from either one of the starter handles, so requires two hands to be started. This is standard for mowers in this range.


Mulching

As with most lawn mowers in this class and at this price range, there is no mulching facility with this Flymo.


Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Great value for money
  • Little work to assemble the mower
  • Lightweight and easy to move
  • Trusted Flymo brand
Cons
  • No grass box level indicator
  • No mulching option
  • No rear roller for striped lawn

 


What’s Included in the Box?

  • The mower itself
  • 10-metre power cable.
  • 40 L grass box
  • Carry handle
  • Instruction Manual

Downsides

  1. The two left and right power trigger seem a little difficult to keep depressed for long periods of time. They are not the most ergonomic design such as the Bosch Ergoflex range.
  2. There is no grass box level indicator as with some of the other models.

Now the above may sound trivial and are common to most mowers but should be taken into consideration anyway. They are part of the package and it’s better being aware of them before a purchase than after.

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Conclusion

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In general, the Flymo Speedi-Mo 360C is an excellent mower that offers most of the standard features you would expect at this price point. When looking for a mower, you want features that will help you achieve a beautiful lawn with minimal effort. The Flymo Speedi-Mo 360C is proficient at cutting varying lengths and thicknesses of grass, despite its small and compact size. By cutting the grass regularly and avoiding very long or wet grass, you can avoid putting too much strain on the mower, although the 1500 watt motor and metal blade can handle longer and more challenging grass.

What sets the Flymo Speedi-Mo 360C apart is its deck size. The 36cm deck size works well for both smaller and larger lawns and does not take up too much storage space. Flymo has done an excellent job with this mower.

However, when compared to its closest competitor, the Bosch Rotak 34 R Electric Rotary Lawn Mower, the Flymo Speedi-Mo 360C falls short in terms of functionality. Nevertheless, the Flymo offers exceptional value for money, currently priced at under £110, compared to the Bosch at almost £130. Both mowers cut equally well, so if you can live with fewer features that you probably won’t need, then the Flymo is a great choice.

At this price range, the Flymo Speedi-Mo 360C offers excellent value for money and has impressive build quality. Overall, I highly recommend this mower to anyone looking for a simple, efficient mower that gets the job done quickly. In fact, I believe it is the best value wheeled corded mower you can purchase right now!


Should You Buy This Model?

Well 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 is a list of the categories they would fall under:

  • People with a medium sized lawn (200m² to 350m²).
  • Those that want a powerful 1500W motor for longer/thicker lawns.
  • People who require a large grass collection box of 40L and a 36cm blade.
  • People who want a compact mower where storage is limited.
  • Those that want quick and simple assembly of the mower.
  • People who want to purchase a good quality mower and do not want to spend over £100.

Of course this is open to interpretation, so if you don’t fall under every single one then don’t worry I’m sure you’ll still love this product.


Where Should I Purchase This Model?

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Specifications


Additional Specifications
Working AreaMedium to Large lawns (ideal for lawns from 200m² to 450m²)
Cutting width36cm
Cutting height steps5
Cutting height max60mm
Cutting height min20mm
Cutting height adjustmentRear Left
Collector volume40 L
Battery TypeN/A
Cable Length10 m
Motor power1500W
Vision WindowNo
Right or left start switchLeft and Right
Foldable handlesYes
Grass bag filling indicatorNo
RollerNo
Height102cm
Product size, folded handle height41cm
Length106cm
Product size, folded handle length99cm
Width41cm
Product Size LxWxH(L x W x H) (cm) 106 x 41 x 99
Weight11.5 kg

Lawnmower Product Expert, Reviewer and Author at EasyLawnMowing.co.uk | 01284 615144 | info@easylawnmowing.co.uk | Website | + posts

As a seasoned expert in the field of garden power tools, I have dedicated over a decade to working with and reviewing a wide variety of lawn mowers. My extensive experience has allowed me to gain a deep understanding of the benefits and limitations of different types of mowers and garden tools.

Over the years, I have honed my skills in writing informative articles and creating helpful videos for various blogs and publications. This has given me the ability to not only recognise what makes a good lawn mower, but also to help you choose the perfect garden tool for your specific needs and requirements.

With my wealth of knowledge and expertise, I am confident that I can provide you with valuable insights and recommendations when it comes to selecting the right lawn mower for your lawn. So, whether you're looking for a battery cordless, electric, petrol, or robotic mower, you can trust in my expertise to guide you towards the best option for your garden.

7 thoughts on “Flymo Speedi-Mo 360C Review”

  1. Hi Mark,

    Just placed purchase order for this mower. Somewhat unsure as to how this differs from the 360VC model. Any insights helpful.
    Thanks

  2. The machine is light and shoddy. What do you expect for the price?
    Firstly a machine that cuts grass which this does not do because as soon as the grass box reaches a certain point the weight at the rear lifts the front and even on the lowest setting the blade misses the grass. Wife asked if I had “done” one area. I had. Solved by putting a bag of sand on the mower near the front! Not brilliant

    1. Hi

      Thanks for your feedback and sharing your experience of this Flymo mower.

      Was the grass damp when you experienced it lifting and not cutting the grass?

      Thanks
      Mark

  3. Stephan batterham

    Hi Paul I’ve just got a flymo speedimo 360c but the grass box is incomplete,, it has two left hand sides casting instead of left and right .do you know where I can get aright hand side for it ?

  4. Hi Mark, very helpful review, many thanks. I went ahead and bought the 360VC Model today in fact, as I had a Flymo before and found it was very good for the price.
    My only gripe with this model is that it doesn’t have the grips/hooks on the handle that the old one did where the cable could be very neatly wrapped and stored after use. This makes for an untidy finish when the mower is not in use. I’m totally baffled at this omission. On page 8 of the manual it in fact states that the cable can be wrapped around hooks for storage but I can find no hooks in my (sealed) box. Did they come with your machine can you say?
    Many thanks,
    Paul (Dublin)

    1. Hi Paul

      Thanks for your comment.

      I can confirm that my Flymo Speedi-Mo 360C mower did not come with a cable tidy. I can understand your frustration as you have to wind the cable around the bars, not ideal.

      Many thanks
      Mark

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