As its name suggests, the Lawnflite 76-SDE Mini Rider is compact machine, and as such is perfect for lawns where there are narrow access routes and/or awkward corners to deal with (it has a 76cm cut and a 46cm turning-circle). It’s both mulch and side-discharge capable, with a large-capacity grass collector available as an accessory; and it features a floating cutter-deck that has been offset so you can mow flush to lawn edges. This high-performance ride-on is fitted with a powerful 11.6hp engine with an electric starter for trouble-free starting every time. There’s also a five-position height-of-cut for enhanced flexibility-of-use; and a Transmatic drive that allows for smooth control of the grounds-speed with no need to stop to change gear.
With its super-compact 60cm cutting-width – not much wider than that found on the largest walk-behind mowers – the Lawnflite 60-SDE Ride-On will come into its own on grass areas with awkward corners and restricted access. It boasts a six-speed change-on-the-move transmission that works with its compact design and tight-turning radius to optimise manoeuvrability. Power for this model comes from a high-performance 196cc OHV unit from MTD.
A compact 76cm cut works with a side-discharge- and mulching capabilities to make the US-designed Cub Cadet LR1MS76 ideal for smaller, access-restricted lawns where collection isn’t required. Its 6 speed transmatic gearbox and tight 46cm turning-circle combine to deliver superb manoeuvrability; while its wide-ranging five-step cutting-height means you can adapt to and manage the conditions facing you on any given day. This model is driven by a high-capacity 382cc Cub Cadet OHV engine can be paired-up with an optional grass-catcher.
The impressively well-built and equipped Mountfield T42M-SD Lawn Tractor comes-in at a surprisingly low price, thanks to this MowDirect promotional deal. It offers both mulching and side-discharge modes as standard, so it’s as comfortable on a fine, formal lawn as it is on lengthy paddock- and meadow-grass; and it employs Mountfield’s ContraFlo twin-blade technology, whereby the powerful under-deck airflow created by the action of the blades ensures a superior finish and outstanding mulching capability. The expansive 98cm cutting-width on this model will see you cover a large area in quick-time (it’s aimed at areas up to 6000m2). A very high-performance 432cc Mountfield engine delivers its ample power cleanly and efficiently; while a six-speed manual drive provides an effective forward speed for a variety of surface types and grass conditions.