Hints & Tips
With spring feeling more like winter there are still a host of jobs to be done in the garden even if it’s still difficult to give the lawn its first trim.
So here are three great value for money garden trailers to make life easier carting fertilizer and plants around.
The first is a really solid little number, the MD 180T Steel Tipping Trailer, which has been built to take a load of 400 lb.
This trailer can be used with any ride-on or lawn tractor provided it has a hitch pin attachment, and has wide pneumatic tyres to handle rough conditions.
A simple foot-operated pedal makes it easy to dump materials, handy if you’re carting sand or soil.
This trailer is great value at just £119. It is delivered free the next working day and has a two year manufacturer’s warranty.
It is also very simple to assemble.
Our second is another on special offer as currently you can save £70 on the manufacturer’s recommended price.
The MD 272PT Tow/Push Dump Cart is a really handy device as it can act as a tow-behind trailer and as a push along garden cart as well, replacing the trust wheelbarrow.
The body is rust free polypropylene and has a slanted end to make tipping easier. It can take loads of 500 lb as it is mounted on wide pneumatic tyres and has a strong axle to aid stability.
And it has the added benefit of being light and easy to move around.
The internal dimensions of the cart 30.5 in wide by 41 in long and it is 11 in high.
This trailer can be used with any ride-on or lawn tractor with a hitch pin attachment.
It costs £129, comes delivered free the next working day and has a two year manufacturer’s warranty.
And finally a trailer which can take much bigger loads and has side railings as well.
The MD 454T Heavy-Duty Steel Tipping-Trailer (with Side-Railings) can take up to 1200 lb loads and is easily put together – it arrives in a big box.
It is built using top quality steel and can take a fair bit of heavy, rough work. It has a powder coated finish, in orange not black as our illustration shows.
It has a low centre of gravity and wide tyres to help deal with rough ground and is fitted with a foot pedal to make it easy to tip and unload.
A hitch pin is included to make it compatible with virtually all lawn tractors and ride-ons.
The manufacturer’s recommended retail price is £449, but we have it for sale for just £249.
It has a two year maker’s warranty and free next working day delivery.
And if you still have a few logs you need splitting then the MD 4-Ton Electric Horizontal Log Splitter (Code: THLS-4) could be the answer.
This is a simple-to-use machine which uses a hydraulic ram to force the wood against a triangular splitting wedge.
It can deal with logs up to 25 cm in diameter and 37 cm long and is safe to use as both hands are needed to operate it.
Transport wheels make it easy to move around.
It costs £159.95 compared with the maker’s recommended price of £279.95, has a one year maker’s warranty and a is delivered free the next working day.
An optional stand so you can operate the machine at waist height costs an additional £40.
Keep an eye on our site over the holiday period for special Easter prices on top brand lawnmowers.
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