Hints & Tips
An increasing number of people are looking for a lawnmower which is as simple to start as a car without the trouble of tugging on a starting cord.
There are a number of top spec lawnmowers which now come with this facility so here, to give you an idea of what’s available, are five top mowers for the shortlist which can make mowing the lawn an easier job.
First is the Einhell BG-PM 51SHW.
This one has a generous 51 cm making it ideally suited to larger gardens and has a handy grass comb at the front.
Once fired up with the electric key start it has four ways of disposing of the cuttings – either to the side or rear, or collected in the 65 litre grass box or mulched and returned to the lawn.
Rear and side discharge are very useful when dealing with longer grass.
Higher wheels make it suitable for rougher areas and these wheels are mounted on ball bearings. And the engine is one of Einhell’s own low emission models, 163 cc to give plenty of power.
There are six cutting heights from 30 mm up to 90 mm and folds-down handles for easy storage.
It costs £369.95 compared with the maker’s recommended price of £519.95. It has a two year warranty from Einhell.
The next in our electric start suggestions is the Al-Ko 470BRE Premium 4-in-1 Petrol Rotary Lawn Mower (Self-Propelled) and has the same four way of dealing with the cuttings – discharge to the side or rear, mulching or collecting.
Cutting heights are from 30 mm up to 70 mm making it suitable for dealing with longer damp grass.
This one has a 190 cc Briggs & Stratton engine with a carefully-designed cutting deck especially designed for efficient collection and mulching.
There is a 70 litre grass box meaning it can tackle substantial mowing tasks and large rear wheels give excellent grip and are mounted on ball bearings to give a longer life.
This one costs £469 and delivery is free the next working day.
There is a two year manufacturer’s warranty.
Now one from a favourite brand and leading manufacturer.
The Mountfield S461-PD/ES Power Driven Petrol Lawn Mower (Electric Key-Start) has a 160 cc Mountfield RM55 started with a key, just like a car, and has a 46 cm cutting width, ideal for medium sized gardens and nippy enough to negotiate paths and nip round flower beds.
It has six cutting heights from 25 to 75 mm and a grass box which can hold 60 litres and a solid steel chassis and powder coated deck help prolong the mower’s working life.
This mower has a recommended price of £519 but we have it for sale for £449.
Delivery is free the next working day and there is a two year warranty from Mountfield.
Toro is a top brand from the USA and their Toro 20952 Steel Deck Petrol Recycler Lawn Mower (ADS/Key-Lectric Start) is certainly one for the short list.
With this model you can switch between cutting and collecting and mulching simply by pulling a lever.
Another great feature on this machine is that it mows at the speed at which you are comfortable, so you can walk at a faster pace along the neat lawns and then slow up when ti comes to the rougher, longer bits around the edges.
It has a 48 cm cutting width and Toro’s own 159 cc engine started at the turn of a key.
A steel deck gives the machine a longer life and the grass box holds more than 60 litres.
Cutting heights go down to a very low 21 mm and up to 98 mm.
Another neat feature is the wash port so you can attach a garden hose a clean out the cutting deck.
This one costs £469 compared with the maker’s recommended price of £549. There is a two year warranty from the manufacturers and free next working day delivery.
And finally one from an all-time favourite British manufacturer.
The Hayter R53S Power-Driven Recycling Lawn Mower VS ES (Sens-A-Speed Transmission) (Code: 448) has the option of collecting, mulching or discharging the clippings and can cut down to 25 mm and up to 114 mm.
This one has Sens-a-Speed transmission and a 190 cc Briggs & Stratton engine. And of course the all-important ele4ctric key start.
This is a solidly-built mower with a steel deck and a 55 litre grass box and a 53 cm cutting width.
The handles are adjustable to suit the height of the operator.
And currently there is a free 10 litre jerry can with this mower.
It costs £533 compared with the recommended price of £629 and there is a three year manufacturer’s warranty.
Delivery is free the next working day.
For a massive selection of every sort of lawn mower see our site or give us a ring on 08454 588905 if you want further help.
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