Hints & Tips
February’s here with the customary chilly weather and rains – not for nothing was the month known years ago as February Fill Dyke.
And as many of you will be considering buying a new mower for the Spring here are ten top early bird deals on petrol rotary mowers across a huge price range.
Take time and care when choosing a new mower as they all have different qualities and capabilities and you want to get the right one for you depending on price, lawn size and other considerations.
So here’s the first, the mower to choose if you have a small ‘ inner city garden’ with a small lawn and not too many rough bits to trim and it’s the MD 40P petrol push lawnmower.
This is light and easy to push and has a 150 cc engine made in Italy which was engineered so it was easy to start. Petrol power means you’re not limited by trailing electric cables.
The deck is lightweight, made of polypropylene, resistant to the odd bump with garden furniture and has cutting heights down to 25 mm and up to 75 mm. You’ll work out by trial and error which height is best for your lawn, but don’t be tempted to cut too short to start with.
The cutting width is 39 cm and the grass box holds 4o litres. And it has a dead man’s handle as a safety device.
The Italian manufacturer’s recommended retail price is £179.95 but we have it for sale for only £129.95.
We deliver it free the next working day and there is a two year maker’s warranty.
Next is a little self-propelled mower, again exclusive to us, which is ideal for smaller to medium sized but takes the effort out of pushing it along.
The MD 41SP Self-Propelled Petrol Lawn Mower has been selected because it provides plenty of features at a keen price. A single lever adjusts the cutting heights from 27 mm up to 72 mm and it is powered along by a 118 cc engine with a one litre fuel tank.
The cutting width is 41 cm – 16 in – and it has a steel cutter deck to give the machine strength.
The grass box holds 40 litres and it has large wheels mounted on ball bearings to make it easy to move around on rougher surfaces.
It costs £169.95 compared with the maker’s recommended price of £249.95 and we deliver it free the next working day. There is a two year warranty.
Now the Oleo-Mac G48-TK Petrol Self-Propelled Lawn Mower, exclusive to Mowdirect.
This Italian company manufacturers really top quality equipment and is a very popular company throughout Europe combining Italian style with great engineering.
This mower has an Emak K600 140 cc engine giving plenty of power both to drive the mower along and turn the cutting blade but it is an engine mean on fuel and with excellent emission figures.
The 46 cm cutting width and cutting heights from 28 mm to 75 mm make it suitable for medium sized lawns and grassy areas and with its starting cord on the handle and smooth running wheels it is easy and very comfortable to use.
You can but it now with a saving of £130 on the maker’s recommended price as it is only £219.95. Also you can buy a mulch kit for £20 if you prefer to deal with the clippings this way.
This one has a three year warranty from the makers and free next working day delivery from us.
Another from the same company is the Oleo-Mac G53-TK Petrol Self-Propelled Lawn Mower, currently on special offer.
Suitable for slightly larger lawns – medium sized and a bit bigger, say up to 2000 sq metres – it has an Emak 159 cc engine and can handle the rougher areas of the garden.
This one has a 51 cm cutting width and can get through larger areas more quickly as a result.
Cutting heights from 28 mm to 75 mm and a powder-coated paint coated finish and a 60 litre grass box combine to make this a top mower.
As it is currently on special offer it is excellent value with £200 off at £239.95. A mulch kit can also be bought for an extra £20.
We deliver it free the next working day and there is a three year warranty from Oleo-Mac.
Now a mower from one of Britain’s favourite brands and exclusive to us at Mowdirect.
The Mountfield SP180 Self-Propelled Petrol Lawn Mower has a Briggs & Stratton 450 Series engine to give reliability and a long life.
The 148 cc engine has plenty of power to deal with thicker, longer grass as well as a smooth lawn.
Cutting heights are down to 20 mm and up to 70 mm and the grass box can hold 55 litres. This box is made of canvas to assist airflow and pack in the cuttings but has a hard top to keep dust to a minimum.
The cutting width is 45 mm – 18 in.
This great mower costs £249, £100 less than the maker’s recommended retail price.
We deliver it free the next working day and Mountfield give a two year warranty.
Now back to Oleo-Mac for a really versatile mower.
The Oleo-Mac G53-TK AllRoad Plus-4 Self-Propelled Lawn Mower has four ways of disposing with grass cuttings.
This type of mower is becoming increasingly popular, for with this type you can discharge the cuttings at the back, or side – useful for when cutting orchards or paddocks – mulch to return them to the lawn where they rot away and become a useful fertilizer, or collect in the extra large 70 litre grass box.
It has a large 196 cc Emak engine to give nags of power and has cutting heights from 28 mm up to 75 mm.
It is fitted with extra-large drive wheels to handle rougher areas, another sueful feature on this great mower.
It costs £299, £150 less than the maker’s recommended retail price. We deliver it free the next working day and there is a three year warranty from the makers.
Another from Mountfield on special offer is the SP533 Self-propelled Petrol Lawn Mower, reliable and with a 51 cm cutting width, ideal for a larger lawn say around 2500 sq metres.
It has a 160 engine, easy to start and with the power to tackle a variety of lawns.
The 60 litre grass box will really pack the clippings in as it has canvas sides to let the air generated by the cutting deck through and will collect clippinghs even when the lawn is a bit wet.
Cutting heights are 25 mm up to 90 mm, useful for the longer straggly areas.
It is on special offer at £319 and has a two year maker’s warranty. We deliver it free the next working day.
Now one from across the pond in the USA, the McCulloch M53-160DW High-Wheel 4-in-1 Self-propelled Lawn Mower with a Honda engine.
This one too has four ways of dealing with the clippins – to the rear or side, mulched or collected.
With a 53 cm cutting width and a 71 litre grass box it is made for larger lawns. And this one has the power drive to the front wheels which many find easier when working around tighter areas like flower beds and flower borders.
Cutting heights are from 25 mm up to82 mm.
This one costs £349, £150 less than the maker’s recommended retail price. Plus there is a one year warranty from McCulloch and we deliver it free the next working day.
Now a really top notch machine from Italy. The Efco LR55-VBX 4-in-1 Hi-Wheel Petrol Lawn Mower with Variable Speed Drive, currently on special offer.
This mower is packed with special features like the variable speed control which lets you mow at four different speeds to suit your pace and surface you’re cutting.
This one too has the four ways of dealing with the clippings and the engine is a Briggs 7 Stratton 190 cc 650 Series one, giving great torque at all speeds.
The cutting width is 53 cm and the specially shaped cutting deck gives excellent grass collection to the massive 80 litre grass box.
The high wheel design makes it easy to manoeuvre across any type of ground – cutting heights are from 25 mm to 82 mm through six options.
The handlebars have a soft grip covering to make the mower more comfortable to use.
It costs £399, over £150 off the maker’s recommended retail price and has a three year warranty. Next working day delivery is free.
And finally back home for a British favourite
The Hayter R53S Power-Driven Recycling Lawn Mower VS ES (Sens-A-Speed Transmission) (Code: 448) can mulch, collect or discharge clippings at the back with cutting heights down to 25 mm and up to 114 mm.
With this mower you can set the exact speed at which you walk, a really useful feature when cutting around garden obstacles.
Power is from a 190 cc Briggs & Stratton engine and there is a key start to make life even easier.
It has a steel cutting cut and is very robustly built and all in all this is a really top quality, British mower.
It is £130 less than the maker’s recommended retail price at £499 and you also receive completely free a steel 10 litre jerry can worth £24.95.
Delivery is free the next working day and there is a three year warranty from Hayter.
We hope this selection of ten top mowers helps if you are looking for a new mower, but you can always give us a ring on 08454 588905.
And see our site for a huge selection of all types of lawn mowers.
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