Have you ever heard of a Japanese manufacturer called Orec?

I am interested in its new commercial grade lawn mower -- the GRH 537 -- with hydro drive. It has a high-lift blade, a fan and next to the ejection chute it features a plastic duct connected with the engine air intake to improve airflow into the bag. I am also looking at the new AS Motor collection mower 531 with two-stroke engine. Should I stick with the Orec?

You have done your homework, and I am not sure whether I can fill in the gaps or not. I know Orec. I like this manufacturer’s kit, especially the little ride-on mower/brushcutter called the "Rabbit". But I have not used any of the walk-behind rotaries for a long time. A new distributor has been appointed in the UK — FGM Claymore of Warwickshire.

Regarding the AS Motor 531, because of the two-stroke engine, I think this could be a good machine if you have a lot of bank work to do but again I have no experience of this particular model. It is likely that a two-stroke engine will produce a different noise and unless it is stratified, can produce more emissions and use more fuel.

Just to confuse the issue more, I would throw another make into the debate. I am impressed with
the Chinese-made Weibang WB536SK ALV PRO BBC with 53cm cutting width. It is a supplied in the UK by Rochford Garden Machinery.

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