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Mayday! Mayday! The lawn’s in a mess and I need a new mower.
Don’t panic, as Corporal Jones would say, while panicking. MowDirect are here with ten top bargains to deal with the problem.
We’ve every sort of mower from little hand-propelled ones for small lawns right up to large lawn tractors for grand estates and country houses and everything in between.
Many are exclusive from world-leading manufacturers so we can provide the best equipment at the most competitive prices, and here are ten top Mayday bargains to give you an idea of what’s on our site.
The first is new and exclusive mower is the MowMaster 43PD 3-in-1 Self-Propelled Petrol Lawnmower with a cutting width of 43cm and a grass box which can hold 40 litres, but you can also mulch the cut grass.
The grass box has an indicator to show when it needs emptying.
There are five cutting heights from 25mm to 70mm and it is fitted with large back wheels so you can tackle thicker grass and sloping lawns easily.
It has a 123cc engine and is a rugged mower with a steel cutting deck. This deck has a wash port to make it easy to clean after use – just attach a garden hose and briefly run the blades.
It is a bargain at just £199, £50 off the recommended price and it has a two-year warrantry.
We deliver it free the next working day.
This next one is another new and exclusive to us and a mower we helped to develop.
Using the latest battery technology, the Redback E137CQ-2Ah Cordless Lawnmower relies on a 2Ah battery which will re-charge in 70 minutes and is suitable for lawns around 400m2.
This is a hand-propelled mower which is easy to steer around bushes and flower beds and it has a 40-litre grass box.
Cutting heights are from 25mm to 75mm with five options.
The handlebar folds down for easy storage and has an indicator to show how much charge is in the battery. And it is a very light and easy mower to use with no heavy engine to move around.
Once you have the charger and battery you can but other machinery in the range as the one battery fits all the other appliances.
It costs £249 compared with the recommended price of £347 and is delivered free the next working day. There is a three-year warranty.
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Chances are you will need a trimmer for the grass edges and the Redback E312D Cordless Grass-Trimmer uses the same battery as the mower and costs only £69, £30 off the recommended price.
This trimmer has a cutting head which tilts so you can reach awkward corners and give a sharp finish to lawn edges.
The aluminium shaft can be adjusted to suit the height of the person using it.
To feed out more strimming line, just bump the head on the ground and it has a protection device to save you cutting off flower heads.
It has a two-year warranty and is delivered free the next working day.
You can also buy a power belt which goes around your waist to hold the battery and make it easier to use. This costs £29.
Now, a mower which has been a favourite for some time and is from a leading British company.
The Mountfield SP180 Self-Propelled Petrol Lawn Mower is on exclusive special offer and is very reliable with its Briggs & Stratton 125cc engine.
Made for lawns around 800m2, it has five cutting heights from20mm to 70mm and has a grass box which holds 55 litres.
The cutting width is 45cm.
It costs £249, £100 off the recommended price and has a two-year warranty. Next working day delivery is free.
See what previous customers thought of the mower by clicking here. One said ‘Purchased the Mountfield SP180 after recommendations from 2 neighbours. I was very pleased with this mower right from delivery. It was easy to set up [30 min including filling with petrol and oil] and I was ready to cut my lawns.’
Now if you have a lawn around 800m2 but want a striped finish, this could be the one.
The Lawnflite 18SPR Self-Propelled Petrol Rear-Roller Lawnmower is from a leading USA manufacturer and is very keenly priced for a rear-roller mower.
With its split rear roller it is very easy to navigate and can cut right up to the lawn edges without sliding into the flower beds.
It will also give you a very tight finish with cutting heights right down to 17mm.
The grass box holds 60 litres and has an indicator to show when it is full.
It costs £299, £100 off the recommended price, has a two-year warranty and free delivery the next working day.
If you need a mower for a larger lawn, say around 2000m2, this had proved to be very popular and reliable.
The Oleo-Mac G53-TK AllRoad Plus-4 Self-Propelled Lawn Mower is made by a leading manufacturer of garden machinery and is a robust and versatile machine.
With this one you can collect the clippings – it has a 70-litre grass box – or you can mulch them.
For the areas of lees form al grass where appearance is not so important, like orchards, cut grass can be discharged to the back or side.
It has a huge 196cc engine giving bags of power and has cutting heights from 28mm to 75mm with six settings.
Large rear wheels mean it can handle rougher ground with ease.
One recent reviewer said ‘It’s made mowing easy instead of a dreaded fortnightly chore bordering on marathon levels of exertion.’
Other reviews are here.
The mower costs £329.95, £170 off the recommended price and has a five-year warranty with free next working day delivery.
Now three lawn tractors for those of you who have large gardens and these are available for next day delivery for a small extra charge and can be delivered on Saturdays if you order by 3pm Friday, a unique service.
The Lawnflite 603 XT-S Lawn Tractor is a powerful machine with a 420cc MTD engine and a key start.
This one has a fan to force cut grass into the collection box so you can cut the grass when it’s damp and still achieve a great looking lawn.
It has an adjustable seat and a pair of headlights and five cutting heights from 30mm to 95mm. You can also discharge the grass to back where appearance isn’t everything.
It has a tight turning radius of 46cm and shift-on-the-go transmission
It costs £2499, £300 off the recommended price and has a two-year warranty. And as a special offer you can buy a garden trailer for just £99.
One new and exclusive for this year is the MTD Direct-Collect Lawn Tractor which has twin blades to give a neater finish to create a powerful air current in the cutting deck to give excellent collection of wet grass.
This one has a 420cc engine started with a key and has a large fuel tank – more mowing less filling up.
It has a 92cm cutting deck fitted with anti-scalp wheels to follow the contours of the law without damaging it and a 240-litre grass box.
Transmatic transmission and a 46cm turning circle make this a very easy tractor to drive. There are five cutting heights and attachments can be bought which let you mulch the cut grass or discharge is at the back.
This one costs £1599, £300 off the recommended price and it has a two-year warranty.
Delivery is free within two to three working days and next-day and Saturday deliveries are available for an extra fee.
And this one from Mountfield has been a favourite for some time.
The 1530H Lawn Tractor has a cutting width of 84cm and twin blades to give a neater finish.
With a 452cc engine and automatic transmission it is easy to drive and has been engineered for reliability and a long life.
Cutting heights are from 25mm to 80mm with seven settings and the grass box holds 240 litres. This is another excellent collector of wet grass thanks to the airflow created by the twin blades.
This is another comfortable tractor to drive with a padded and sprung seat.
Heavy duty tyres given great grip when it gets wet or muddy and it has twin headlights.
And there is a wash port on the cutting deck to make it easy to clean once you’ve finished.
You can buy a deflector kit as an optional extra if you have a lot of long grass to cut as well as a mulch kit and tow bar.
This tractor costs £1899, £200 off the recommended price and it has a five-year warranty.
Standard delivery is free within two to three working days but you can have it delivered the next day or Saturday for little extra.
There are some areas where a tractor can’t cope like thick banks of nettles of dock or infestations of brambles and this machine can soon cut them back.
The MTD SBC26 Petrol Brushcutter has a 25.5cm cutting blade driven by a 26cc engine giving plenty of power to do the job.
The engine has a full crank for reduced vibrations and to give it a longer working life.
It also has a nylon line strimming head for keep lawn edges neat.
Cowhorn handles make it easy to use in a sweeping side-to-side motion so you can cut large areas quickly and a shoulder harness enhances this.
It costs £229 and is delivered free the next working day with a two-year warranty.
We have years of experience in the garden machinery market so please give us a ring on 03454 588905 if you need any advice before buying.