One of the British sounds of summer is the chattering mower moving up and down country house lawns or village cricket pitches. In fact it would have fitted in perfectly with Danny Boyle’s first part of the Olympic opening ceremony.
And the machine which epitomises this scene is the Allett Buckingham 20H Petrol Cylinder Lawn Mower.
It is self propelled and designed for a precise cut right down to 5 mm and has a trailing seat to make life easier should you have a large lawn to tend.
There are two rollers, one at the front and one at the back and the cutting action of trapping grass on to a cutting blade to trim it provides that all important precise close-cropped result.
The rear roller has a bonded textured covering to provide the drive and gives more torque and avoids slipping. The cutting width is 20 in.
Allett have included a rake at the front to lift lateral grass to increase the smoothness of the cut and you can set the height of this rake separately.
The grass box can take a massive 84 litres, important if there are large areas to be cut.
A bale arm controls both drive and cutting action and the handlebars are adjustable.
This classic mower is £2545 and you can but the trailing seat for £519.
Delivery is free the next working day and there is a one year manufacturer’s warranty.
The Allett Buckingham 24H Petrol Cylinder Lawn Mower is similar but has a wider 24 in cutting width and costs £2725, while the Allett Buckingham 30H Petrol Cylinder Lawn Mower has a 30 in cutting width and infinitely variable cutting height and costs £2915.
Allett mowers are among the best when it comes to looks and performance but see our pages to find the right mower for your garden and if in doubt please call 08454 588905 for more advice.