Hints & Tips
It may take a few rolls of paper to wrap and will be a challenge for Santa to get down the chimney, but garden tractors have recently been increasing in popularity as a really useful present.
Sales of all types of ride-ons increase every Christmas and we have selected three models to consider to give a keen gardener the ultimate gift.
The cheapest ride-on, we think in the country, is the McCulloch LRV 2-in-1 Ride-on Mower which you can but delivered to your door for £899.
This great little machine will save hours of traipsing behind a conventional mower and is easy to drive with three forward and one reverse gear.
It has a 66 cm cutting width and is powered by a reliable Briggs & Stratton 223 cc engine with an electric key start.
It discharges cuttings to the side and comes with a mulch kit although a grass collector is available as an optional extra.
Four cutting heights are available and it has a comfortable high-backed seat and heavy duty pneumatic tyres.
It has a one year manufacturer’s warranty and can be delivered to your door within three to five working days.
Its slightly bigger brother, the McCulloch LRV 3-in-1 Ride-on Mower which is suitable for those with a lawn of over half an acre to keep in trim.
This model has three cutting options enabling you to cut and discharge to the side, mulch the cuttings or collect them in a twin bag collector which has a capacity of 150 litres.
As the engine is to the rear, as with the previous machine, precise cutting is easier enabling you to get close to the edges of borders and paths.
This model costs £999 and is £200 less than the retailer’s recommended price. And it too has a one year manufacturer’s guarantee.
The third lawn tractor for your consider as a really super Christmas present is the MTD 125-96B Lawn & Garden Tractor which costs £1199, £600 less than the manufacturer’s recommended price.
This machine is a versatile tractor with MTD’s shift on the go transmission so there is no stopping for gear shifts.
It has five forward and five reverse gears and gives a really smooth ride and can be used with other garden machinery like rollers, trailers and lawn sweepers.
In fact if you order this tractor you can buy an MTD towed leaf sweeper for just £150.
Briggs & Stratton powered, it has a steel body and is designed to have a small turning circle with large solid pneumatic tyres.
A proper garden tractor with uses throughout the year in orchards, paddocks and lawns.
A really great Christmas present for any keen gardener.