Hints & Tips
This is the year when more people will be deciding to give themselves a break from trundling behind a lawnmower at least once a week and buy a ride-on or lawn tractor.
The choice is quite bewildering if you’ve never bought one before so to make life easier here are ten top ride-on mower deals to cover all sorts of lawns.
Ride-ons are particularly useful if you have larger areas of rougher grass like orchards and paddocks which need trimming if they are not to go totally wild. But they can also leave the main house lawn looking neat and pristine if used regularly.
The first is a great little basic machine, the Mountfield 727M Ride-On Lawnmower, dead easy to drive and at 66 cm wide ideal for getting along garden paths and around flower beds.
This machine recycles the clippings by mulching them, cutting them up really finely and returning them to the lawn as a valuable fertilizer once they have rotted down.
Four forward and one reverse gears and a 196 cc Mountfield engine as well as an electric start are features of this mower which has vyer low vibration levels and excellent petrol consumption figures.
Suitable for areas up to 2000 sq metres, it has a two year warranty from Mountfield.
It costs £1099, £50 less than Mountfield’s recommended retail price and we deliver it free and ready to use within two to three working days.
Another from the same stable is the Mountfield 827M Compact Lawn Rider with a similar cutting width and four forward and five reverse gears so you can set the working speed in accordance to the mowing task.
But this one has a 150 litre grass box with a lever which allows you to empty it from the driver’s seat.
There are six cutting heights from 25 mm up to 80 mm and Mountfield’s 196 cc engine.
Optional accessories include a mulch kit if you prefer to deal with the clippings that way and a tow hitch for converting it to an all-year-round garden workhorse.
You can also buy a rear grass deflector for use when cutting longer grass.
It costs £1199, £100 less than the RRP and has a two year Mountfield warranty. And delivery is free within two to three working days.
This machine made in Italy is ideal for keeping orchards and paddocks and rougher areas in trim.
The Oleo-Mac Tornado 95/11.5T Lawn Tractor has Briggs & Stratton 344 cc engine with electronic ignition and a specially designed lubrication system to give it a long life.
It is fitted with Transmatic shift-on-the move gear system, seven forwards and seven reverse and has a cutting width of 96 cm, but with a turning radius of only 46 cm.
Cutting heights are from 30 mm up to 95 mm easily controlled and it has been designed so that other accessories can be easily fitted.
There is a free mulch kit for use when you want to cut the main lawn.
It costs £1299, £400 less than the maker’s recommended retail price and is delivered within three to five working days. It has a three year maker’s warranty.
You can buy accessories at special prices when you order this machine, for instance a tow-behind dethatcher for £69.
The Mountfield T38M-SD Lawn & Garden Tractor represents great value as it is a really versatile machine coping with everything from paddocks and rougher areas to smooth lawns.
The tractor discharges to the side and mulches as well for formal lawns and it has twin-blade cutters which gives great results even when it’s a bit damp as strong air currents are created in the cutting deck.
Powering it along is a 432 cc Mountfield engine with five forward and one reverse gears and it has cutting heights from 25 mm up to 80 mm.
It is comfortable to drive with an adjustable seat and to clean it after use just plug in a garden hose to the cutter deck and let it clean itself.
And yet another great feature are anti-scalp wheels fitted under the cutting deck. Want another reason to buy this one. It has a pair of headlights for working in the murk.
A tow bar is supplied free of charge and e deliver it free withn two to three working days.
It is on very special offer at the moment at £1399 and we deliver it free within two to three working days with a two year maker’s warranty.
This American lawn tractor has the benefit of a large turbo to fan to help with grass collection.
The Lawnflite 603 RT Lawn Tractor has a heavy duty high-lift blade which physically throws the clippings into the grass collector.
It has a 76 cm cutting width making it suitable for grounds up to 4000 sq metres and can cope well with cutting right up to the edges as the cutting death is off set.
The speed is regulated by the throttle pedal, much as an automatic car.
At the moment there is a special offer on this machine with a tractor cover worth £59 and a dethatcher worth £89 both completely free.
It costs £1495, £250 less than the maker’s recommended retail price. We deliver it free within two to three working days and it has a two year warranty.
The Mountfield T30M Lawn & Garden Tractor has a cutting width of 82 cm and cutting heights from 25 mm up to 80 mm, a twin bladed cutter deck and won’t scalp the lawn.
The twin blades give excellent collection to the 200 litre grass box which emits a bleep to let you know when it’s full and can be emptied from the driver’s seat.
Mountfield’s own 432 cc engine has five forward and one reverse gears and seven cutting heights from 25 mm up to 80mm.
It has light –touch steering and a 140 cm turning radius and again there is a deck wash facility.
A rear deflector plate and mulch plug are available to make this a really versatile machine.
This one is on special offer and costs £1499, delivered free within two to three working days and with a two year warranty from Mountfield.
Here’s another from Lawnflite currently on special offer with great free extras.
The Lawnflite 703 RT Lawn Tractor is suitable for lawns and grounds up to 6000 sq metres with a 92 cm cutting width.
It has a Direct Collect cutting system for great clippings collection which allows the grass box to be removed very simply so that other equipment can be attached.
It has a 344 cc Briggs & Stratton engine and seven speed Transmatic drive system.
But this now and you receive free of charge a mulch plug which normally costs £99 and a free cover worth £59.
It costs £1699, £300 off the maker’s recommended retail price and has a two year warranty. We deliver it free the next working day.
Another from the same company is the Lawnflite LG175H Lawn & Garden Tractor, designed to deal with larger lawns and grounds and again has a free tractor cover and a free dethatcher, very useful at this time of year.
This has a hydrostatic drive with speed controlled by the throttle pedal and has large diameter wheels to give better grip where the grip when it gets muddy.
The clippings are either mulched or discharged to the side.
With a width of cut of 107 cm it can deal with lawns and grassy areas up to 10,000 sq metres and has a 46 cm turning radius and the floating cutting deck means it can deal with undulating lawns.
Cutting heights are from 30 mm up to 90 mm and the engine is from MTD and has a 344 cc capacity.
Delivery is free within two to three working days and there is a two year warranty from Lawnflite.
It costs £1799, £300 off the recommended retail price.
And this one from the same company, the Lawnflite 903 RT Lawn Tractor is made with really large gardens in mind as it has a cutting width of 105 cm.
This has a 500 cc Briggs & Stratton engine and with its Transmatic Drive system gives variable change of speed in each of its seven gears.
The Direct Collect system gives excellent grass collection even in wet conditions and has been designed to eliminate blockages.
The grass box can hold 24o litres and is easily removed making it fast and simple to fir other attachments.
This lawn tractor currently has a free cover and mulch kit and costs £2049, £300 off the makaer’s recommended retail price.
It has a two year warranty from Lawnflite and free next working day delivery.
And finally one from Germany, the Al-Ko T16-92HDH Special Edition Lawn Tractor, a machine made for lawns up to around 8000 sq metres.
This has aerodynamic Hi-Lift blades to give good grass collection and a 220 litre grass box and has hydrostatic drive for very precise speed control.
There are six cutting heights from 30mm to 90 mm and a 92 cm cutting width.
This too has a wash port for easy cleaning after use and large tyres so that driving along paths when it’s muddy is straightforward.
And at its heart is a 530cc engine from Honda.
It costs £2099, £500 off the maker’s recommended price and you receive a free steel tipping trailer and free tow hitch as well.
We deliver it free within two to three working days and has a five year maker’s warranty.
Remember you can always give us a ring if you want further advice – 08454 5888905 – and have a good browse on our lawn tractor pages where there is a huge selection.
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