we've got an old lawnmower standing arund which needs maintainance. For the bit of lawn we have (the footpath) lawn I would prefer a hand push mower - but would the old mower perhaps be good for mulching? does this system work on the long run and does it chip twigs as well? I hate mowing with petrol mowers it is loud and stinky! But if we could use this old ting for both it would perhps be worthwile repairing it.