Ten top mowers for 2014 with four ways of dealing with the clippings

With the rain still bucketing down in most areas of the country the grass is growing really quickly and with a forecast predicting warmer and drier weather in a few weeks, the first time you cut the lawn will be a bit of a struggle.

That’s where a strong 4 in 1 mower will help as it has three ways of disposing of the cuttings and lets you cut longer areas as well by discharging to the side and rear.

A work of advice – don’t use the mulching function on these mowers for a while.

Mulching trims the cuttings to the size of tea leaves and puts them back on the lawn where they rot away to form a valuable fertilizer.

But if you mulch when the grass is wet you’re likely to end up with a lot of green gunge and leave the lawn looking a bit of a mess!

Grdeenworks g-max cordless lawn mower
Clean power: Greenworks g-max lawn mower

So here’s ten top machines to consider and the first is the Greenworks G-MAX 45Li-40V Lithium-Ion 4-in-1 Cordless Lawnmower (25357) using the latest battery technology to provide a versatile machine which is light and simple to use.

This mower is suitable for areas up to the size of two tennis courts with a battery which will give you up to 60 minutes cutting time. And the mower is supplied with the battery and can be re-charged in only two hours.

It can cut down to 20 mm and up to 70 mm and has a cutting with of 45 cm – 18 in. Longer grass can be discharged at the back or side.

It costs £279, £200 off the maker’s recommended retail price and has a two year warranty. We deliver it free the next working day.

Now one from Italy and a mower exclusive to us.

The Oleo-Mac G53-TK AllRoad Plus-4 Self-Propelled Lawn Mower on special offer is a

Oleo-Mac TK-AllRoad Self propelled mower
Powerful engine: Oleo-Mac TK AllRoad lawnmower

and represents outstanding value for money.

This has an Emak 196 cc engine which gives terrific power even at low revs.

It has a cutting width of 51 cm – 20 in – and cutting heights from 28 mm up to 75 mm which are very easily adjusted and can tackle longer grass with its excellent power and side and rear discharge.

This mower has a really large grass box – 70 litres.

And extra-large wheels make it easy to navigate on longer, rougher grass.

This mower is currently £200 less than the recommended retail price as we have it for just £299.95. Plus there is a three year warranty from the maker’s and free next working days delivery from ourselves.

Hard worker: Einhell RG-PM 51s lawnmower
Hard worker: Einhell RG-PM 51s lawnmower

This one is from a top German engineering company and is another that is exclusive to Mowdirect.

The Einhell RG-PM 51S 4-in-1 Hi-wheel Self-Propelled Petrol Lawnmower benefits from a 190 cc Briggs & Stratton190 cc engine and has a 51 cm cutting width.

Cutting heights are from 30 mm to 75 mm and the 60 litre grass box has an indicator to show when it’s full.

Sheet steel construction and a powder coated finish contribute to the robustness of this mower.

This mower is at £280 less than the maker’s recommended retail price at only £299.95. We deliver it free the next working day and there is a two year warranty from Einhell.

The Al-Ko 46BRA Power-Driven 4-in-1 Petrol Lawn Mower comes from a German company with a reputation for top machinery and it has Al-Ko’s own 140 cc engine to give excellent fuel consumption and few emissions and very easy starting.

Al-Ko 46 BRA lawn mower
German special: Al-Ko 46 BRA lawn mower

The 46 cm width steel cutting deck is designed for the four ways of dealing with cuttings and has cutting heights from30 mm to 75 mm.

The grass box can hold 65 litres and has an indicator to show when it’s full and .large wheels make it easy to navigate over rougher areas and slopes.

This one costs £335 and we deliver it free the next working day.There is a two year warranty from Al-Ko.

Now a 4-in-1 machine from one of  Britain’s favourite brands.

Mountfield HW511 lawn mower
Best seller: Mountfield HW511 lawn mower

The Mountfield HW511-PD 4-in-1 Self-Propelled Lawn Mower has the company’s own 160 cc engine with large rear drive wheels to give excellent grip.

The 51 cm cutting width means it is suitable for larger lawns and it has five cutting heights from 25 up to 90 mm – this longer height makes it suitable for the rougher areas of the garden.

This mower is fitted with an anti-scalp plate which stops the lawn being damaged when it is on its lowest setting – a very useful feature.

This one costs £369, £50 less than the maker’s RRP. Delivery is free the next working day and there is a two year warranty from Mountfield.

The Efco LR55-VBX 4-in-1 Hi-Wheel Petrol Lawn Mower with Variable Speed Drive, currently on special offer, comes from an Italian company making great garden machinery.

Efco LR55VBX lawn mower
From Italy: Efco LR55VBX lawn mower

This one has four different mowing speeds between 2.5 and 5 km/h and combined with the four methods of dealing with the cut grass makes it a really versatile mower.

A Briggs & Stratton 650 Series 190 cc engine gives loads of power and the 53 cm cutting width and 80 litre grass box makes it ideal for the larger lawn. The box has an indicator to show when it’s full.

It has six cutting heights from 25 to 82 mm and costs £399 compared with the maker’s recommended price of £550.

There is a three year warranty and free next working day delivery.

Another from Al-Ko and this one has been voted one of the best by Which?

Al-Ko 520 BRVE lawn mower
Top machine: Al-Ko 520 BRVE lawn mower

The Al-Ko 520BR Premium 4-in-1 petrol rotary lawn mower has a 190 cc Briggs & Stratton engine is easy to start and gives the power you need when cutting thick wet grass.

With a 51 cm cutting width and cutting heights from 30 mm up to 80 mm with seven options easily adjusted it is made to take on really large lawns especially with the four ways of dealing with the cuttings.

It has a massive 70 litre grass box so more time can be spent mowing.

It costs £489, has a two year warranty from Al-Ko and we deliver it free the next working day.

Now we’re getting into some of the best lawnmowers made and the Toro 20956 ES Steel Deck Recycler Lawn Mower (ADS / Electric Start) is packed with top features.

Toro 20956 ES lawn mower
Electric start: Toro 20956 ES lawn mower

You can start this one at the push of a button, so now tugging on a rope and you can switch to recycling simply at the touch of a button. The recycling system has a veneered cutter-blade and clipping accelerator to give great grass collection when used in that mode.

It has Briggs & Stratton 190 cc 675 Series engine and has a 55 cm cutting deck.

Cutting heights are from 25 mm to 102 mm so it can deal with all sorts of mowing challenges.

It costs £499 compared with the maker’s recommended price of £589 and has a two year warranty. Delivery is free the next working day.

Now another top machine packed full of features and this one is from a British company.

Hayter re-cycling mower
British machine: Hayter R53A Recycling mower

The Hayter R53A Power-Driven Recycling Lawn Mower VS ES (Sens-A-Speed Transmission, Aluminium Deck) (Code: 449) has been designed to mow at the speed you set which makes it very easy to work your way round garden obstacles.

This too has a Briggs & Stratton 190 cc engine started with a key and has cutting heights from 25 mm for a smooth flat lawn right up to 114 mm.

The handlebars are adjustable which makes it more comfortable for the user to use on larger lawns.

This top notch machine costs £559, a substantial reduction on the recommended retail price of £729.

It has a three year warranty from Hayter and we deliver it free the next working day.

And finally, the Stiga Turbo Excel 55SQ-B BBC Self-Propelled Lawnmower, a mower loaded with top features.

Stiga Turbo Excel 55 sq mower
Top machine: Stiga Turbo excel 55SQ turbo mower

Like all the mowers we have featured this has four ways of coping with the cuttings and has a massive 75 litre grass box for when you’re collecting.

The Briggs & Stratton 190 cc engine gives excellent power and easy starting and it has a blade brake clutch so you don’t have to stop the engine when moving across hard surfaces.

A 53 cm cutting width and cutting heights right down to 22 mm and up to 95 mm add to the versatility of this mower.

It costs £699, £50 less than the recommended retail price and has a two year warranty. We deliver it free the next working day.

A quick browse on our site will show the huge selection of mower we stock and please give us a ring if you want personal advice.

You can get us on 08454 58890508454 588905 office hours Monday to Friday.

 

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