Updated 29 Sep 2016

Sanli

LaserCut LCS400

Snapshot: The Sanli LazerCut LCS400 is a catcher-only petrol mower that weights 28kg and has a cutting width of 42cm. But is it a smooth operator?

LaserCut LCS400
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$359

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Test results

Overall score
70
Catcher cutting
?/10
Long grass cutting
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent catcher cutting.
  • Good long-grass cutting.
  • OK to use.
  • OK to manoeuvre.
  • Comfortable handle.
  • Engine starts fairly easily.

But

  • Fair amount of handle vibration.
  • Adjusting the cutting height requires considerable effort.

How we test

Overall score comprises performance (50%) and ease of use (50%).

Performance scores are based on cutting:

Short (30mm) grass to 15mm
Medium-length (approx. 75-100mm) grass to 30mm
Long (approx. 300-400mm) grass on the highest cut setting

We run the short and medium-length grass tests with the mower in both catcher and mulching modes where applicable. Neither the catcher nor the mulcher is used for the long grass test.

Ease of use is assessed on:

Vibration (20%)
Pushing/manoeuvring (20%)
Handle comfort (20%)
Controls (10%)
Cutting height adjustment (10%)
Catcher convenience (10%)
Ease of starting** (10%)

Key data

Model

Type
Catcher-only
Avg price
$359

Specifications

Noise (dBA)
69/87
Weight (kg)
28
Cutting height range (mm)
18-70
Starter
Pull
Run time (minutes)
n/a
Charge time (minutes)
n/a
Cut width (cm)
42
Handle height (cm)
98
Closeness of cut to vertical edge (front/right/left) (mm)
112 / 35 / 20
Chassis
Steel
Engine
Sanli 140cc
Voltage
n/a
Battery size tested
n/a
Battery cost
n/a
Starter location
Motor

Features

Console (skin)/battery cost
n/a
Self-propelled drive
×

More Info

Notes
-
Availability
-

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