Powerful little leaf blowers to cope with the autumn debris

The one piece of kit a gardener needs at this time of year is a good machine for clearing leaves, as this job needs to be done regularly.

Don’t be tempted to leave it until the trees are bare, as the grass will discolour and moisture will not get through to the plants’ roots.

Here are a couple from a top manufacturer, Mitox, and the first is the perfect machine if you have a small to medium-sized garden.

Mitox 26b-SP leaf blower
Small yet powerful: Mitox 26B-SP handheld leaf blower

The Mitox 26B-SP Handheld Petrol Blower has a 25.4cc engine and weighs only 5.6kg and can be used for lengthy spells without too much effort.

It gives a 250km an hour blast of air and is ideal for blowing the leaves and other debris into a pile making it easier to pick up.

Use two pieces of flat wood to do this, it makes the job much easier and the leaves can then be dumped into a wheelbarrow ready for the compost heap.

It has a flat nozzle which makes it easy to direct the air current.

It is priced at £99, £30 less than the price recommended and has a one year warranty and we deliver it FREE the next working day with FREE oil.

And the Mitox 26BV-SP Handheld Petrol Blower-Vac is similar but has been designed to vacuum the debris as well through an impellor which shreds it and leaves only about one tenth the volume.

This is deposited in to a 50-litre collection bag and can then be deposited on to the compost heap. You can even use it as a mulch around the edge of tender over-wintering plants or dig it straight into the vegetable patch.

A 25.4cc Mitox engine develops .9hp and 250km an hour blast of air.

It has a large fuel tank and weighs 6.2kg with a fuel tank which holds 0.6 of a litre.

It is priced at £129, £40 below the manufacturer’s the RRP and has a one-year warranty. FREE delivery and FREE oil.

We have a huge selection of leaf clearance equipment right up to large machines for the professional and you can see more on these pages.

And if you’re not sure which is the right one for your needs please ring us on 03454 588905.

MowDirect are knowledgeable, approachable, unhurried and friendly without sales hassle, and next day delivery after I made my choice.” D. LEEDHAM

 

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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.