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California Trimmer RC190-BS550 Reviews
Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 5
Pros
Light Weight (5)
Easy To Use (4)
Exceeded Expectations (4)
High Quality (3)
Easy To Store (3)
Cons
Expensive (2)
A little awkward to move... (1)
80% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Cass F.
Franklin, OH
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/24/17
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
JUL.
17
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Perfect Mower For Slopes / Hills!
Love it, I have very steep slope that runs into a creek. I would normally use a regular lawn mower with a pulley and rope. That was time consuming and exhausting! This trimmer moves from side to side with little effort. I won't give it up.

Recommend that the grass needs to be kept short for best performance. If grass gets high air escapes easily and may be a little frustrating to use. With that said, I've been very happy so far. I also made my own cart to move around the yard for about... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Light Weight, Exceeded Expectations, Easy To Store
Cass Recommends This California Trimmer Mower
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Darren F
Charleston, WV
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 2/26/17
REVIEWED
MAR.
20
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Like Mowing On Air...literally!
Due to the crazy weather, I've only been able to use the mower once since it arrived. But that experience has me excited for the Spring. I have an extremely steep front yard, which has been difficult to mow with a conventional rotary mower. After unpacking the hover mower, it started right up and I was amazed with its ease of use. I was able to cut the front yard in about 1/2 the time with about 1/4 of the effort. The grass was high at the bottom, but that seemed to be no problem for the mower.... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Light Weight, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Expensive
Darren Recommends This California Trimmer Mower
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Peter F.
Wichita, KS
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/25/17
REVIEWED
OCT.
13
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Machine
I grew up with a hover mower in the late 80's early 90's (Flymo XL 500). I missed having a hover mower. Moved to a new place, needed to buy a lawn mower and went for the "treat" of having a hover mower again. Those 4 wheeled mowers drive me nuts.

This mower works great,runs smooth does a great job cutting thick/heavy grass and keeps up with the mulching. Hills are a breeze. Our lawn is a bit uneven so the mower does get caught up a few times in the small dips.

Just watch out... more
Pros: High Quality, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
Peter Recommends This California Trimmer Mower
Peter's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great experience. Easy to navigate website. Mower arrived in excellent condition (i.e. great packaging)."
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Clifford A.
Hayden, AL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/21/17
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
SEP.
12
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Should Have Bought One Years Ago!
For years, I have struggled to keep steep banks around my 3/4 acre pond trimmed and neat. I researched the Hover Mower and decided to make the purchase. I'm glad I did.

The mower is easier and faster than a self-propelled walk-behind or a string trimmer. The extended handle broadens the area reached without extra steps and the light weight allows cutting from side-to-side or forward and back. It's much easier to pull back up the hill than the walk-behind.

The Briggs engine has... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Light Weight, Exceeded Expectations, High Quality
Cons: A little awkward to move - get the wheels!
Clifford Recommends This California Trimmer Mower
Clifford's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Clear, concise descriptions, lots of available information. No unknowledgeable box-store salespeople wasting your time - it's quick and easy. No sales tax - yay!"
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Timothy J.
Bentleyville, PA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/4/17
REVIEWED
JUN.
26
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
My First Hover Experience!
I was not familiar with a hover mower until a week before I ordered the mower. A mower floating on air was quite an experience for me. A great product!
Pros: Easy To Use, Light Weight, High Quality, Easy To Store
Cons: Expensive
Timothy Recommends This California Trimmer Mower
Timothy's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Easy to order with a fast delivery!"
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Carl F.
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/26/17
REVIEWED
OCT.
31
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Trimmer Does Job As Advertised
Very easy to use. Mows along ditches where a walk behind mower can't go.
Pros: Light Weight, Exceeded Expectations, Easy To Store, I'd Buy It Again
Carl Recommends This California Trimmer Mower
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John K.
Anchorage, AK
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/19/16
Total Helpful Votes
12 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
13
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Great Mower But Beware Of Limitations
I have used the mower a couple of times now and am generally pleased. We have a terraced boulder wall which was hard to maintain with a push mower.

I like the way the Hover mower can cut in and around the boulders (much better than any push mower) around tight turns better than a zero turn mower.

I also like that there are no issues with wheel marks leaving strips of uncut grass.

On the top of the boulder wall the slope goes from fairly gentle about 3 or 4 feet out from the wall to... more
John Recommends This California Trimmer Mower
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Edward G.
Andover, MA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/30/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
22
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Banks And Ditches
I purchased this mower because of several small rises, banks and ditches around my property. The weed whacker was taking far too long and was not leaving a good clean finish with the grass at an even height. This mower does the job perfectly. Amazingly it starts up on the first pull without using a choke or primer bulb.

In addition to the banks and ditches I am also using it to replace the weed whacker around bushes and under fences. The mower does not weigh very much either so it is easy to... more
Edward Recommends This California Trimmer Mower
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Garry B.
Panama City, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/22/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
AUG.
14
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Handle Weak Point On Mower
I tightened handle knobs down well. However, one came loose while cutting and i lost bolt and washers. Impossible to find replacement. Please send bolt to go through handle. No instructions that if cable line is not pulled just the right way you will never get mower started because the shaft will not be released to start.

The mower does not make clean cuts. You have to go over the same area several time in many case to get grass cut. This makes the process more exhausting than it's worth.... more
Garry Does Not Recommend This Mower
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David M.
Hartford City, IN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/16/16
REVIEWED
APR.
08
2016
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Not Worth It
It doesn't not work like it should
David Does Not Recommend This Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
David,
Sorry about your experience can you explain what the issue is?
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