Ten top garden tractors with finance available to help spread the cost

With the main grass growing season fast approaching this a great time to buy a lawn tractor thanks to our finance facility.

This enables you to spread the cost on a new ride-on over 12, 24 or 36 months paying as little as £38 per month.

We are the country’s leading retailer and largest supplier of ride-ons and lawn and garden tractor and our prices are the keenest you will find.

And you will be surprised how many jobs one of these machines can help with – with a trailer it will save hours of work carting firewood or compost for the vegetable garden.

And come the Spring, and it’s only a few weeks away, you’ll be ahead of the pack and ready to work on the first cut of the new gardening year.

Lawnflite 603 XT S Lawn Tractor
Wet clippings: Lawnflite 603 XT S Lawn Tractor

The first one to consider is from an American manufacturer .

The Lawnflite 603 XT-S Lawn Tractor is powered by a 420cc MTD engine started with a key and is a quiet and clean runner while being mean on fuel.

And this one has the advantage in that, should you decide to give the lawn an early haircut, it has a built-in fan in the cutting deck to blast the clippings clear.

It has five cutting heights from 30mm to 95mm and powerful headlights if you chose to venture forth in the current murky conditions.

With this one you can collect as well as discharge to the rear making it an all-round performer. And it has a super tight turning radius of 46cm.

As an added bonus you receive a free garden trailer worth £199 with this lawn tractor.

It costs £1499, saving you  £200 on the recommended price and has a two-year warranty.

`Our Premium Delivery Service is  FREE but for a small extra sum you can order up to 3pm on Friday and have it delivered on Saturday.

This next model has been a very popular machine and is from one of the country’s leading brands.

Mountfield 1530H
Popular machine: Mountfield 1530H lawn tractor

The Mountfield 1530H Lawn Tractor has an 84cm cutting width and twin cutting blades to give a neater finish.

It has a 452cc engine from Mountfield and hydrostatic transmission so it drives much like an automatic car and is easy to handle.

The airflow created by the twin blades makes it another excellent collector of wet grass – the collector box holds 240 litres.

There are seven cutting heights from 25mm to 80mm simply adjusted with a single lever.

The padded seat is adjustable, it is fitted with heavy-duty tyres to give it excellent traction and it has a pair of headlights as well.

It has an 84cm cutting width and the deck is easily washed out when you have finished using it by attaching a garden hose.

A grass deflector kit can be bought as an extra so you can cut really long grass.

The tractor has a five-year warranty and is delivered FREE with two to three working days with the option of receiving it on Saturday for a small extra fee.

It costs just £1,899.00, saving you the consdirable sum of £200 on the RRP plus FREE oil, and of course the FREE premium delivery service so it arrives at your door assembled, tuned, checked, and cleaned ready to go.

Back to Lawnflite for a garden tractor with a wider cut, suitable for larger lawns.

Lanwflite 903 Lawn Tractor
Bigger tasks: Lawnflite 903 lawn garden tractor

The Lawnflite 903 RT Lawn Tractor has a 105cm cutting width and Transmatic transmission similar to an automatic car.

It too has excellent collection of wet grass thanks to an in-built fan to blast the cuttings into the collection box.

This box can be quickly removed without reaching for the tool box for when you want to use other attachments.

And there is a free trailer worth £199 for carting manure or fertilizer or building material around the garden.

The tractor costs £1999, a cost-saving £200 off the recommended price and has a host of other extras at special prices – like a protective cover for £59 or a grass deflector for £119.

FREE delivery is within two to three working days and there is a two-year warranty from the manufacturer.

Now one on exclusive special offer from a leading European manufacturer.

The Oleo-Mac OM95-16KH Garden Tractor has a 95cm cutting deck designed to give the machine great stability and rigidity on uneven ground and to contribute to a very smooth finish.

The engine is from Emak, 452cc.

Olwo-Mac OM95-16KH lawn tractor
Great value: Oleo-Mac OM95-16KH lawn tractor

There are seven cutting heights from 30mm to 90mm and it has twin cutting blades which assist in efficient grass collection to the 310 litre grass box and also helps when cuttings are being mulched.

There is also a dashboard display to indicate engine performance and fuel levels.

Out front there is a heavy duty bumper – just in case – and it has a tow hitch fitted as standard.

This one is just £2099, an amazing £900 below the recommended price and is delivered FREE within three to five working days, assembled, tested, tuned and cleaned for FREE all part of the service. Plus FREE oil. Again, you can have it delivered on Saturday if ordered by 3pm Friday for a small extra sum.

There is a five-year warranty on this tractor.

Now over to Germany for a really well-engineered and designed lawn tractor and this one also has a FREE trailer worth £199.

The Al-Ko T16-92HD Special Edition Lawn Tractor is made with lawns around 6000m2 in mind and is fitted with a special Hi-Lift blade to create the all-important air flow in the cutting deck to help with collecting wet grass clippings.

It has a 220-litre grass box which can be emptied without leaving the driver’s  seat and hydrostatic drive for easy manoeuvrability.

Al-Ko T16-92HDH lawn tractor
Twin cylinder engine: Al-Ko T16-92HD lawn tractor

There are six cutting heights and the cutting deck has small wheels so that it closely follows the contours of the lawn without scalping it.

The engine is from world-leading company Briggs & Stratton.

It is priced at £2299, so you save £400 on the recommended price and has a five-year warranty. FREE Premium Delivery is within two to three working days but the Saturday option is again available.

This is a similar machine from the same company but with a wider cutting deck making it suitable for areas of around 8000m2.

The AL-KO T16-102HD Edition Lawn Tractor has a 656cc Briggs & Stratton engine and a 300-litre grass box with gas-assisted emptying.

Wide tyres give great grip when it gets slippery and there are six cutting heights.

Again there is a free trailer worth £199 and Premium Delivery with checks, testing and cleaning is FREE within two to three working days with the option of a Saturday delivery

It is currently £500 below the recommended price at £2499. There is five year warranty and it comes with FREE oil.

Back to Italy for the next machine which lets you collect clippings, mulch them or discharge them at the back – ideal for larger areas with different finishes.

Oleo-Mac OM105-20H garden tractor
Wider cut: Oleo-Mac OM105-20H Garden Tractor

The Oleo-Mac OM105-20H Garden Tractor has a 656cc Briggs & Stratton twin-cylinder engine and with its wide cutting width is suitable for areas up to three acres.

It is a very comfortable tractor with a comfortable seat and a large 310-litre grass box which can be emptied from the driver’s seat.

It has twin cutting blades to create that all important strong air current.

It is fitted with a two hitch and there are a number of useful attachments available at special prices when you buy this tractor.

It is priced at £2599, £1400 off the recommended price and has the Saturday delivery option. Our popular Premium Delivery Service is FREE and within three to five working days. There is a five -year warranty.

With this machine from a popular Swedish manufacturer you get superb and very precise manoeuvrability thanks to the rear wheel steering.

Estates and parks: Stiga Park 220 ride-on lawn tractor

The Stiga Park 220 Ride-On Lawnmower has the cutting deck at the front which means the grass is trimmed without being flattened by the wheels, producing a more even finish.

The cut grass is either mulched or discharged at the back and the 95cm cutting deck means it can tackle areas around 1.5 acres. The 344cc Briggs & Stratton engine is ultra reliable and it has ten cutting heights from 25mm to 85mm.

The tractor is is superior quality , is delivered FREE within five to eight working days and has a three-year warranty.

Striped finish: Simplicity Regent Garden Tractor

This one’s a cracker, the only lawn tractor to leave a striped finish.

The Simplicity Regent SLT250 Garden Tractor (with Striping Roller) has a five-step cruise control and a very tight turning radius to give excellent control.

And with a really wide 122cm cutting width it can handle really large formal lawns and leave an excellent finish thanks to the triple-bladed cutting deck.

The engine is a V-twin from Briggs & Stratton to give the machine real power and the ability to two the largest attachments.

The cutting heights are infinitely variable from 38mm to 102mm and the cutting deck is easy to remove.

It has a comprehensive dashboard display and even a cup holder as well as headlamps.

A mulch kit is included and is free.

This great machine costs £3499, a fantastic saving to you of £400 on the recommended price and is delivered within four to six working days. And it has a three-year warranty.

And finally a machine made for commercial gardeners or the owners of large areas of parkland or formal lawns.

Cub Cadet Tanksz Zero turn mower
Professional machine: Cub Cadet Tanksz Zero Turn ride-on mower

The Cub Cadet TANKSZ-60 Zero-Turn Ride-On Mower is made to work on all types of lawns up to a 20 degree inline and has infinite speed control and steering so it can zoom round obstructions with ease.

Driving it along is a twin-cylinder 853cc Kawasaki engine low on vibration levels and fuel consumption and it is fitted with a huge57-litre fuel tank.

It will mulch clippings and discharge them to the side, has 17 cutting heights and is fitted with an anti-roll bar.

Anti-scalp wheels protect the turf and a padded seat with arm rests and adjustable steering column mean it can be drive for long periods with undue fatigue.

It costs £10399, is delivered within five to seven working days – arriving  assembled, tested, tuned , cleaned and ready as part of our Premium Delivery Service, all for FREE  including a supply of oil and has a two-year warranty.

These pages contain a huge selection of ride-ons and lawn and garden tractors.

But please give us a ring if you are not certain which machine is right for your garden, we’re here to help.

 

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Dick Roberts

Norfolk journalist and countryman, now retired from daily newspaper life but still commentating and writing. Keen gardener, when dodgy back allows, and devout researcher of local ales and French wines. Married with two children who have flown the nest, but return regularly to empty the fridge. Living in listed country cottage which gets more expensive by the year to maintain. Retired but still writing regular columns and pieces for web sites.