I am really very keen on an old cylinder mower - I Iove vintage machinery, bikes and so on - I restore vintage watches, so mechanics are no concern for me.
We are lucky to have a reasonable size garden - it's about an acre in total, although there's lots of paving, but the lawn is still a decent patch.
My plan is to keep my current rotary mower for the first couple of cuts of the season, but would like to use a traditional style cylinder mower for most of the cuts thereafter. The lawn isn't dead flat, but it isn't like the Somme either.
Am I fooling myself? Is this just a pipe dream? Will I struggle with an older mower or is my plan realistic?
Also, because of the size of the garden, I'd like a self-propelled mower, presumably I can tell those which are by looking for a clutch lever?
Thanks for any help and advice you are able to give.