Hints & Tips
The leaves will soon be tumbling to the ground, a time of hard work for gardeners clearing them all up. So to make life easier we have listed our top ten items of garden machinery designed to make dealing with the autumn clear-up easier.
MD Sweep 26: Our own value for money push sweeper designed to brush leaves and othr garden debris into a large easy-to-empty collector. Ideal for small lawns but can also be used for drives, patios and clearing debris in garages and barns. Very quiet compared with mechanised blowers and vacs. And at just £89.95 we know it is unbeatable value for money.
Sanli BEV2400 Electric Blower Vacuum Shredder: Great little electric blower vac shredder which is massive value for money. Really powerful 2400w motor designed to blower leaves into a pile and then vac them up and shred them with metal blades them into a 40 litre collection bag, ready for using as garden mulch or putting on to the compost pile where they will more easily rot down. Just £59, a saving of £10 on the manufacturer’s recommended price.
Warrior EB260V Petrol Blower-Vac: Top quality value-for-money machine which will blow leaves into a pile before sucking them into a large bag and shredding them at the same time. Hard-wearing metal blades will also deal with pine
cones and twigs and the mulch collected can then be used either on the shrubberies around annuals or emptied straight on to the compost pile. Easy to start and lightweight the machine costs just £119.95, a great saving on the manufacturer’s recommended price.
Einhell BG-PL 26/1 Petrol Garden Vacuum / leaf blower: German engineered high performance machine with the best specification in its price range. It allows you to switch from blowing to shredding and vacuuming by flicking a lever and will shred leaves to one tenth their original volume. It also separates out harder items like fir cones. It also comes with a free wheeled kit for use on drives and patios. And as a special offer you also get a free mixing bottle and free oil. At £129.95 it is £70 under the manufacturer’s recommended price.
Einhell BG-PB33 Backpack Leaf Blower: Easy to use backpack blower with fingertip controls making it easy and comfortable to use. Longer blowing tube can be accurately directed and is handy for using in nooks and crannies around paths and drives. Powerful engine produces very low emissions, the blower shows a saving of £50 on the manufacturer’s recommended price and is offered at an exclusive price of £149.95 and with a two year manufacturer’s guarantee.
Agri-Fab 45-0337 Lawn Sweeper Exclusive to Mowdirect, the perfect answer for clearing larger lawns when you have a garden tractor. Can be used on almost any grassy area as the sweep height is fully adjustable. It has a 76 cm working width and a 190 litre bag container and comes with a hitch which can be hooked up to any garden tractor. At £169 it is £100 off the manufacturer’s recommended price.
Tanaka THB-260PF Commercial-Grade Handheld Petrol Blower-Vac Designed as a superior high quality tough machine for homeowners or commercial use, it is made to last and is known for its very high blowing ability. And as a special offer it comes with a fee vacuum shredder kit worth £65 making it an even better buy. The 25 cc engine is clean running and fuel efficient and very easy to start. It is light in weight and comfortable to use with an auxiliary handle and soft grip. The machine costs just £218, a £150 saving on the manufacturer’s recommended price and has a five year consumer and two year commercial warranty.
Sanli BSB60 Backpack Leaf Blower Terrific blowing power from a 3.3 hp two-stroke engine will move leaves and other garden waste very quickly into piles. The engine produces 431 kmp stream of air and will clear waste quicker than electrically-powered blowers. It is also powerful enough to deal with waste in barns and outhouses. The backpack style has padded shoulder straps for even weight distribution which makes it more comfortable to use over longer periods. At £229 it shows a £60 saving on the manufacturer’s recommended price.
Al-Ko Hurricaine 750B Lawn Vacuum / Leaf Sweeper (Briggs Engine) Really robust machine which can clear large areas, perfect for clearing debris and other garden rubbish. The 75cm width and 4 hp Briggs and Stratton engine make it the ideal solution for lawns and grassed areas, patios, drives and tennis courts. It has a huge 200 litre collection bag which is easy to empty and has four adjustable heights depending on the surface to be cleared. Comes with a 24 month manufacturer’s warranty and is only £459. An optional hose kit can be bought for £129.
Mtd-Yardman 060 3-in-1 Shredder-Chipper-Vac with On-Board Hose Kit The new Yardman Shredder Van from MTD is a really versatile machine suitable for larger gardens and parks letting you to suck up and shred leaves and other debris and twigs easily and quickly. But it can also be used to turn small branches and twigs into a mulch for use around the garden. Its 60 litre dust free collection bag also incorporates a self-cleaning screen. The machine comes with free safety goggles and an optional hose kit for reaching to the backs of flower borders and other difficult areas. At just £679 it shows a £150 on the manufacturer’s recommended price.
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