The runners will shortly be taking their place on the Olympic track and while our own little garden tractor, the MD Sprint Lawn and Garden Tractor, won’t quite match the speed of Usain Bolt, it is still a very nippy little machine.
This machine has infinitely variable speed change through each of its seven gears making it really manoeuvrable around flower beds and restricted areas of the garden but it is also really efficient at the simple task of mowing the lawn.
Briggs & Stratton powered with technology to dampen the vibrations it has a specially designed cutting deck combined with fan assistance to make grass collection effective even when it’s wet.
Plus there is a deflector flap to push the longer grass to one side if you don’t want to use the grass box.
The front axle pivots to help smooth the ride and the step through design makes it easy to get on and off.
The frame is steel for a longer life and there are even twin headlights fitted so you can use it when dusk settles in.
The price is just £1499, a saving of £400 on the manufacturer’s recommended price, there is a two year warranty and delivery is free within three to five working days.
But as we said this is a real garden tractor with a host of uses and when you buy one there are attachments offered at special prices.
There is a steel tipping trailer for £99, steel roller for £129, two behind leaf sweeper for £149, broadcast spreader for £69 and a dethatcher for £69.
And while it won’t quite match the speed of a 100 metre runner you will find it sets the gold standard when cutting the lawns.
After a brief glimpse of summer the rains have returned and we need to take every opportunity to keep the garden in trim and the latest garden equipment is now more essential than ever.