Hints & Tips
Autumn is the time when the garden needs a bit more attention than you might find during high summer.
Flower beds need weeding, especially after the recent rains, hedges need a trim especially if you have trailing bramble stems growing through them, and the vegetable garden needs harvesting and tidying up.
But lawns and paddocks and orchards are where our attention is probably needed most as the grass is growing really quickly. Again that’s due to the late summer deluges of rain.
So here are ten top mowers and garden tractors on special offer to help you keep your own domain looking good for several weeks to come.
And you may well find that leaving the lawn a little longer will help its appearance at this time of year.
So the first mower is the Castel S48BR Petrol Rear-Roller Lawnmower, a machine designed to leave neat stripes.
Powered by an easy-starting Briggs & Stratton engine it will cut down to 20mm and up to 70mm and being a rear-roller mower you can cut right up to lawn edges.
The steel cutting deck is powder coated to give a longer life and resist corrosion and it also has a front grass-comb which contributes to the neat finish and helps prevent scalping on uneven lawns.
It costs £249, £110 less than the recommended price and has a two-year warranty and free next working day delivery,and there is also a free gift in the form of a 10-litre Jerry Can worth £24.95.
Next comes a cracking bargain from German engineering company Einhell.
The Einhell RG-PM 51/1S 4-in-1 Hi-wheel Self-Propelled Petrol Lawnmower has a 190cc Briggs & Stratton engine and with its 51cm cutting width is suitable for lawns up to around 2000m2.
With this one you can discharge the clippings to the side or rear, handy for when cutting small paddocks and orchards, and you can also mulch them and return them to the lawn where they break down and make your grass greener and healthier.
Plus there is a 60 litre grass box if you prefer to collect the clippings in the traditional way.
High wheels make it easier to manoeuvre and handle when cutting rougher areas. Cutting heights are from 30mm to 75mm.
This is a rugged, hard-working mower with a powder-coated steel deck.
It has a two-year warranty, free next-working-day delivery and costs £299.95, well over £200 off the price recommended. There is also a free ten litre steel Jerry Can.
This next mower is a from a favourite manufacturer and is started with a key – so no tugging on a starter cord.
The Mountfield S461-PDES
Power Driven Petrol Lawn Mower has the manufacturer’s own 160cc engine and a 46cm cutting width, wide enough to cope with a good sized lawn and yet narrow enough to pass through most garden gates.
Cutting heights are from 25mm to 75mm and the grass box holds 60 litres.
With this mower you receive a free bottle of engine oil so you can get mowing straight away.
Delivery is free the next working day, there is a five year warranty from Mountfield and it costs £399, £130 less than the recommended retail price.
Now an advanced mower from the USA which lets you mulch, collect and discharge the clippings.
But with the Toro 20955 Petrol Recycler Lawn Mower (ADS) you can switch from collecting to mulching just by pulling a lever – there is no need to attach a mulch plug as you do with most other mowers.
And it also has a special blade to make mulching more effective.
This has a 190cc Briggs & Stratton engine designed to give first-pull starts.
It also matches your walking speed to its working speed up to a maximum of 4mph.
Cutting heights are from 25mm to 102mm and the grass box holds 74 litres.
It costs £399, £130 less than the recommended price and has a two-year warranty. We deliver it the next working day with a free bottle of engine oil.
This next one is also from Toro but has the advantage of being started by a key rather than a rope.
The Toro 20956 ES Steel Deck Recycler Lawn Mower (ADS / Electric Start) has a similar Briggs & Stratton 190cc engine giving loads of power and again lets you switch between collecting mulching just by flicking a lever.
This one also lets you discharge cut grass to the side and well as the back, less messy if you’re cutting larger areas.
And once fired up it will match your walking speed.
It costs £469, £130 beneath the recommended price and it has a two-year warranty. We deliver it free the next working day complete with a bottle of engine oil.
Now let’s move on to lawn tractors, machines which can earn their corn throughout the year when fitted with specialist tools.
And this one, the Lawnflite RF125 Lawn & Garden Tractor, comes with a free trailer worth £169. Imagine the use you could put that to carting wood and manure during the autumn and winter.
A 96cm cutting width and 46cm turning circle and is powered by a Briggs & Stratton 344 cc engine.
It also has shift-on-the-go transmission to make driving it simple.
Built as a side-discharge machine it can also mulch and collect clippings with the appropriate attachments.
Cutting heights are from 30mm to 95mm and anti-scalp wheels on the deck stop damage to the lawn.
It costs £1349, £150 less the price recommended, has a two-year warranty and is delivered free within two to three working days.
Now a neat little ride-on which has proved to be a best-seller.
The Mountfield 827H Compact Lawn Rider is made for lawns up to around 3000m2 with a 66cm cutting width.
It has Mountfield’s own engine,a transmission system which works much like an automatic car, and it is started by a key.
The grass box holds 150 litres and there are six cutting heights from 25mm to 80mm.
A mulch kit and trailer hitch are available.
It costs £1399, £100 off the price recommended and we deliver it free within three to five working days. It has a two-year warranty.
The Mountfield 1530M Lawn Tractor has an 84cm cutting width and is fitted with twin cutting blades to give the lawn a smoother finish.
These blades also have the effect of creating a powerful air current in the cutting deck to assist in the collection of grass, ever when it’s wet.
Cutting heights are from 25mm to 80mm and it has a grass box which holds 240 litres and bleeps when it is full.
Mountfield’s own 452cc engine provides the power and there are six gears.
It is delivered with a free mulch plug worth £105m free row bar worth £63 and a free front bumper.
It costs £1599, £200 off the price recommended and we deliver it free within two to three working days. And it has a five year warranty.
The Lawnflite 703 RT Lawn Tractor is made for lawns around 6000m2 in area and has a Direct Collect cutting system with a turbo assist to blast the clippings through a wide chute directly into the grass box.
It also has a fast attach system so that trailers and leaf sweepers and the like can be fitted without recourse to the tool box.
It has a Briggs & Stratton 344 cc engine and Transmatic transmission and a turning circle of just 46cm.
Buy this and you also receive completely free a free trailer worth £169.
It costs £1699, £200 less than the price recommended and is delivered free within two to three working days with a two year warranty.
And finally one on exclusive special offer.
The Murray EMT2242RDF Garden Tractor has a Briggs & Stratton 724cc twin cylinder engine and hydrostatic transmission and a turning radius of only 36cm.
Four anti-scalp wheels on the cutting deck eliminate gouging on uneven surfaces; the grass box holds 350 litres.
It also has an adjustable seat to make it more comfortable to use over longer periods.
And with a 107cm wide cutting deck it can tackle really large areas up to 12,000m2.
It costs £2599, £1200 off the recommended price. Delivery is free within two to three working days and there is a two year warranty.
We know that buying a lawn tractor is a substantial investment so please get in touch if you would like to discuss your needs with is before deciding. We’re on 08454 588905.
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