Hints & Tips
The first autumn leaves of the trees and hedges are starting to flutter down and now is the time to make sure you have the right equipment to keep lawns and paths tidy.
So here are ten top tools from out massive selection of equipment to clear away the leaves and other garden debris and keep things looking shipshape all year long.
First is the MD Sweep 26 Lawn and Leaf Sweeper, our top selling simple little device which will save hours of work with a tined rake.
This is a simple machine is cleverly designed so that the revolving wheels power strong brushes to sweep the debris into the collector at the back.
This collector is simply detached and fits through the handles for emptying on to compost heap.
The sweeper has a working width of 66 cm and the sweeping height is simply adjusted depending on the surface – it is particularly useful cleaning paths and the floors of larger garages and barns.
And it will collect paper debris as well as acorns and pine cones making it a truly versatile piece of equipment. This is currently on special offer at £89.95 compared with the maker’s recommended price of £179.95.
It is delivered free the next working and has a two year guarantee from the manufacturer.
Now a great little machine perfect for the smaller properties.
The Toro 51593 Super Handheld Electric Blower-Vac will blow the leaves into a pile and vac them up and all that is needed to do this is the removal of the blower tube and snapping the vac tube into place.
It has a 1450 Watt motor and a powerful fan with two speeds so you can chose the most appropriate – a lower speed for when clearing leaves from the gravel for instance.
It has a 53 litre shoulder bag and with its shredding vans will reduce the debris being collected to a tenth the original volume.
It costs just £99 and has a two year warranty from Toro. Delivery is free the next working day.
Now a great leaf blower powered by a battery giving really great results.
The Greenworks 24v Cordless Two-Speed Leaf Blower (24127A)
is extra light and simple to use and will run for 25 minutes continuously.
It provides a great blast of air and holds its charge when not is use. And the battery and charger which can be wall mounted, are included in the price.
The battery and chargers wit other Greenworks machines which can be bought at great prices at the same time as ordering.
This blower costs £109.95 including the battery and charger.
This one comes from a German engineering company with a reputation for producing great machinery at excellent prices.
The Einhell BG-PL 26/1 Petrol Garden Vacuum / Leaf Blower, currently on special offer, has been designed so that you can switch from vaccing to blowing just by the flick of a lever, saving switching tubes and reconnecting collection bags.
It will shred the leaves down to a tenth of their original volume and pack them in to the 55 litre collection bag.
It has a carrying strap to make it more comfortable top use over a longer period. And it comes with a free wheel kit worth £12.95 for use on hard surfaces.
It also has a free wheel kit, which normally costs £12.95, so that it can be used on hard surfaces. And there is also a free fuel mixing bottle.
This great machine has £80 off the maker’s recommended price as it costs just £139.95.
Delivery is free the next working day and there is a two year warranty from Einhell.
And here’s another from the same company with a more professional design.
The Einhell BG-PB 33 Petrol Backpack Leaf Blower, also on special offer, has an extended blowing tube to make clearing leaves much more accurate and easier subsequently to collect and is designed with larger drives and lawns in mind.
It costs £149.95, £50 off the maker’s recommended retail price. It is delivered free the next working day and has a two year warranty from Einhell.
The Oleo-Mac BV270 Pro Leaf Blower with Free Vac Kit is exclusive to us at Mowdirect and is another on special offer.
This machine has a commercial spec with a 30.5 cc engine with little vibration and can blow leaves, pine cones and all manner of debris to a pile.
This has an impellor with four steel blades to shred the rubbish and pack it into a 35 litre collection bag when using the simply fitted vac tube.
The shredder vac kit normally costs £40 but is included free and the machine is delivered free the next working day. It has a three year warranty.
The maker’s recommended price is £229.95 but we have it for sale for £199.95.
Now a machine which is often the choice of the professional.
The Tanaka THB-260PF Commercial-Grade Handheld Petrol Blower-Vac
is a robust machine with a 25 cc engine made to use little fuel and to produce fewer emissions.
This has a high volume fan and comes with a free vacuum attachment which normally costs £69.
Light in weight and with a handle to make it easier to use over longer periods it costs £228 compared with the recommended retail price of £368.
It has a five year domestic warranty, two years for commercial use and is delivered free the ext working day.
Now machines easier to use and made for larger jobs and areas.
The Al-Ko 75BA Hurricane Wheeled Vacuum has terrific power with a 140 cc engine and a 75 cm working width.
There is a selection of working heights depending on the surface you’re working on like lawns as well as harder areas like tennis courts.
You can also buy a hose kit to reach the difficult corners for £120.
It has a two year manufacturer’s warranty and is delivered free the next working day. It costs £375, £15 less than the maker’s recommended retail price.
Now a real powerful machine for larger commercial areas or very large lawns.
The Billy Goat F601S Force 6 Push Leaf & Debris Blower delivers massive force and can blast all manner of debris away like paper waste, twigs and pine comes as well as leaves.
It has a 170 cc Subaru engine powering a 16 blade fan and gives more than twice the power of a back pack blower.
The fan keeps noise levels down to a very low level and and the user can direct the fan using a swivelling nozzle. Plus it is very easy to navigate on uneven surfaces thanks to special pneumatic tyres.
The maker’s recommended retail price is £649 but we have it for sale for £619.
Delivery is free within three to five working days and there is a one year warranty from Billy Goat.
Now a machine from the same company made to clean really large areas.
The Billy Goat KV600 Estate Series Lawn Vacuum, currently on special offer, is aimed at the home owner with around an acre to keep tidy it can deal with all manner of waste, even glass bottles and cans.
This has a Briggs & Stratton 6 hp engine and has a working width of 68.5 cm and a huge 151 litre collector. The machine weighs 51 kg and has extra wide wheels making it easy to use. The working height can be adjusted to suit the surface being cleaned.
The five bladed impellor has serrated edges to deal with all manner of debris.
There is an optional 2.25 metre on board hose kit available as well for those difficult-to-reach corners.
It costs £799 as against the maker’s recommended price of £849.99. There is a one year warranty and free delivery the next working day.
As autumn draws in keep an eye on our site for the latest offers on leaf sweepers and blowers to help keep your garden neat and tidy in the weeks and months to come.
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