Electric Lawn Mower Test: Garden Master FRM 1842

The garden master electric lawn mower FRM 1842 in the test

Electric Lawn Mower Test: Garden Master FRM 1842: test

Loved by some and cursed by others - depending on the weather, the lawn needs to be mowed weekly or at intervals, from spring to fall. Since it is understandable only if "man" wants the perfect lawn mower. There are many variants and also the size of the land plays a decisive role. According to the general recommendations, an electric lawnmower is suitable for areas up to 600 m². However, the garden master specifies 800 m² for his FRM 1842. Whether that is justified?

We took a closer look at the garden master electric lawn mower FRM 1842 and experienced some surprises. Whether you need a Bezinrasenmäher for a lawn over 600 m² or even a quieter and much cheaper electric lawnmower is sufficient, you will learn in our test.

Contents: Gartenmeister Electric lawnmower FRM 1842 in the test

  • Technical specifications
  • A lawnmower packaged small and built quickly
  • An informative instruction manual
  • The first impression does not convince in all points
  • Best practical test result
  • Our conclusion to the garden master electric lawnmower FRM 1842

Technical specifications

manufacturer's instructions

  • 1800 watts
  • 420 mm cutting width
  • 50 liters of fishing bag
  • metal knife
  • robust polipropylenedeck
  • Front wheels: 170 mm / rear wheels 250 mm
  • 6-fold cutting height adjustment from 20 mm to 70 mm
  • folding handle with quick release
  • integrated transport handle
  • Two hand safety switch

A lawnmower packaged small and built quickly

"Small packaged" can be seen relatively. With 83 x 53 x 38 cm, the box has a stately size and with 19 kg a considerable weight. But let's imagine that this includes a lawn mower with a cutting width of 42 cm and a 50 liter catcher, we may call the box "small". However, anyone who buys a lawnmower should think about transportation. With the bike impossible and even the car needs a suitably large trunk. Online shopping and mailing is therefore a good alternative.

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No waste of space

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Low construction effort

The relatively small carton size is achieved by a simple arrangement and the absence of unnecessary packaging materials. Even without polystyrene inserts, safe transport will be ensured and the lawnmower garden master FRM 1842 will surely reach its destination: the editors of lets-rebuild.com.

Now you might suspect that the small footprint requires a disassembly into many items and a high construction effort, but far from it - the items are kept within limits and after four screwed and an infected handle, the lawnmower is ready to use ready.

An informative instruction manual

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Understandable instructions

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Explanation of warning signs

As a user manual, the tested mower is accompanied by a booklet in A5 format. What stands out is the small thickness and actually on the cover sheet only a manual in German and English is promised. Absolutely sufficient and thus no more waste than necessary is produced.

In the garden or the workshop manuals with glossy paper prove to be very useful. These may also be used with dirty fingers and then wiped off. But also the content can convince. Following the usual safety instructions you will find information on the structure and use of the FRM 1842. In between, however, there is something interesting. Everyone knows about these small stickers on electrical appliances and has been pondering on the importance of so many. Gartenmeister does not only write down the safety instructions, they also explain the meanings of the stickers. This will earn you an extra plus.

The first impression does not convince in all points

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Incorrectly adjusted cutting height adjustment

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Slight correction of the cutting height adjustment

After a quick and simple construction, the first inspection of the mower FRM 1842 takes place. The first attempt - thecentral cutting height adjustment - does not fall to the full satisfaction. Although the cutting height can be slightly adjusted, it does not snap into the holes provided in the upper area. The mistake, however, turned out to be a small attitude problem. The hole rail for height adjustment can be adjusted by means of grooves and clamping screws, as can be clearly seen in the second picture. So it takes less than two minutes and all cutting heights can be locked perfectly. What we lack, however, is a small indication of which of the six possible cutting heights is currently set. A simple imprint of the numbers 1 to 6 would be helpful here and would simplify the setting of the correct cutting height.

There is nothing to complain about in terms of processing. All surfaces are smooth and the edges are clean. Even the extremely smooth surface in the area of ​​the knife is very noticeable. This allows the lawnmower to be easily cleared of the clippings later on. Likewise, the plastic looks stable and valuable. He also has, because the garden master FRM 1842 offers a special feature: a handle in the middle of the lawnmower to facilitate transport. Of course, this does not make a lawnmower flyweight either, but that makes it easy to carry from one person to the basement. If you can only bring your lawnmower to the place of use and back via stairs, you will appreciate this grip.

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Smooth surfaces make cleaning easier

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Good workmanship and practical carrying handle

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Pinched cable

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safety switch

Pros and cons are in the electrical operation, because it should be paid attention to where the cable is when unfolding the handle bar. Sometimes it can happen that it jams unhappily between the lower and upper part. However, this point only needs to be considered when setting up.

Very positive, however, surprised the safety switch. In the well-known version of the switch bracket can not be lifted without an extra pressure on the side safety switch. If you try it anyway, you press on the appropriate lock in the switching mechanism and loaded it. Unlike the garden master FRM 1842. Here, the control bar is completely loose and can be moved without locking up and down. Even without pressing the safety button, there is no noticeable resistance. Nevertheless, the lawn mower can only be switched on by pressing the safety button. This has in this case no unlocking, but a moving function. This is well thought out and minimizes wear and unnecessary loads.

Not quite the suspension could convince us. The wheels are suspended individually and without further bearings on round profiles and therefore can not convince by an easy run. On a flat surface a certain braking effect is felt. Whether the small rolling resistance on uneven surface is relevant later remains to be seen.

The discharge flap proves to be very practical. With a large design and a good grip, it not only opens easily, it also covers the handle from the grass catcher and protects against soiling. The grass catcher is also generous with 50 liters and can be quickly hooked in and out with a good grip.

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Safe hold and good coverage of the collecting basket

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Perfectly balanced knife

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Special holes prevent incorrect use

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Simple wheel mount

The knife also proves to be very good. For the test it was solved and hung only on a screwdriver. It remained in every position and did not turn on its own. This shows a perfect balancing and guarantees a quiet run. Incidentally, this test should be carried out after each grinding. Differently shaped holes prevent the knife from twisting and correct installation is guaranteed at all times.

Best practical test result

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The practical test

Even though the garden master electric lawnmower FRM 1842 was not 100% convincing in the run-up, he delivers a perfect result in the practical test. He is agile, the low rolling resistance in the field imperceptible and he mows just great. The 1800 watts engine is hardly impressive and every blade of grass lands in the collection basket. The special thing is that there is no such strong air flow. Dry soil was only whirled up to a small extent and yet the grass clippings were transported to the rear end of the basket. The basket filling is absolutely convincing. The picture shows this at the point when the first blades of grass were no longer taken up and remained lying. Fuller the collecting container can not be filled. A perfect result.

Also interesting is the weight distribution. If you initially have the feeling that he can tilt bad, because he is heavier than the front front, this changes as soon as the basket is filled. The fuller the basket is filled, the easier it is for the FRM 1842 to tip forward. Only when the basket is full to the brim, the point is reached, at which the mower lifts almost alone at the front and makes a uniform cut difficult. Perfectly, the weight can not be distributed.

Even the near-edge cut does not have to hide. With the exception of a minimum of stiffening, everything is mowed exactly even with side obstacles. Especially with such curves, as here with the example of a pool, the maneuverability of the mower pays off. He lets himself easily lead around the round pool and leaves a perfect cut.

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The FRM 1842 in its field of application

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Close to the edge mowing by the pool

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A uniform cut

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Collection basket is filled to the brim

Our conclusion to the garden master electric lawnmower FRM 1842

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1800 watts, 42 cm cutting width and a catcher with a capacity of 50 liters, which are used to 100%, say it clearly - the garden master FRM 1842 also copes well with lawns over 600 m². Limits are only set by the length of the supply line. He also cuts higher grass without any problems and delivers an exact cutting result. The carrying handle proves to be very practical and the ease of use leaves nothing to be desired. Except for an indication or numbering of the cutting heights, we did not miss anything.

Unfortunately, there is a trigger in the B-Note, because the cutting height adjustment was not set correctly and the wheel can be improved. But if the handle bar is set up without a clamped cable and the FRM 1842 is ready for use, it will not hold up so quickly. He vigorously cuts through every grass and leaves a clean cut even near the edge. There is our buy recommendation and four out of five stars.

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