When was the last time you saw a lawn rake that compacted what you were raking? Yeah, we hadn’t either until we came across the Flymo Lawnrake Compact 340 this morning. Don’t let the looks fool you: it’s not a mower. it’s a vacuum for your yard.
It draws a few familiar parts — such as the casing and the 600W electric motor — from a standard mower, but that’s where the similarity ends. The heart of the lawn rake is actually a cylinder with 42 tines that comb through the lawn to collect moss and thatch, thrashing and compacting it at the same time. A sight window at the back of the collection attachment lets you gauge how full the compartment is as you “vacuum.”
It also features a 12 meter power cord that we’re guessing doesn’t come in a US plug configuration since — sadly — Flymo sells their products primarily in the UK.
Street pricing is around £ 79 UK — or about $154 US.