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With all the sluicing rains followed by milder weather lawns are growing very rapidly for this time of the year and many people are currently looking to buy a new mower for the coming Spring and Summer.
So here are ten top petrol lawnmowers for you to consider selected from the huge range of products we stock.
When choosing a mower remember to take into consideration the size of lawn you are cutting – the bigger the area the wider the cutting width you’ll need – and the length of cut you want to finish with. The size make make of engine may also be a consideration.
This week, all the machines we’ve mentioned are wheeled rotary mowers. See our blog next weekend for our top ten roller mowers for Spring if you prefer a lawn with traditional stripes.
So the first is the one you should consider if you have a smaller lawn.
The MD 40P Petrol Push Lawn Mower is a light simple to use but still punches its weight with a 150 cc GGP engine.
The cutting heights are from 25 to 75 mm and the width is 39 cm ideal for a small garden where there are narrow paths and gates to negotiate. The grass box can hold 40 litres.
The handlebars fold down to take less room in the shed or garage.
The maker’s recommended retail price is £179 95, and we have take £50 off that as we are selling it for £129.95.
There is a two year maker’s warranty and we deliver it free the next working day.
This next one is a self-propelled machine, great value for money and is self propelled.
The MD 41SP Self-Propelled Petrol Lawn Mower is a made with smaller to medium-sized lawns in mind with cutting heights from 21 to 72 mm and a cutting width of 41 cm – 16 in.
It has a 118 cc engine and a collection box which can hold 40 litres of clippings
To give to plenty of robustness the cutting deck is made from steel which also contributes to a longer life.
Large wheels are mounted on ball bearings which won’t stiffen with age.
It costs £169.95, £80 less than the maker’s recommended retail price. Delivery is free the next working day and there is a two year manufacturer’s warranty.
Now another hand-propelled machine and this is from one of Britain’s favourite companies when it comes to garden machinery.
The Mountfield HP180 Petrol Rotary Hand Propelled Lawnmower is currently on special offer and has a Briggs & Stratton 148 cc engine and a tough steel deck.
This one has a 45 cm – 18 in – cutting width and is designed with people who have a lawn of around 1600 sq metres to keep in order.
The grass box can take 55 litres and it has excellent grass collection thanks to its cutting deck designed to increase airflow.
There are five cutting heights from 20 mm up to 70 mm and the handles fold down for easy storage.
It costs £199, and that’s a full £100 off the maker’s recommended retail price. We deliver it free the next working day and there is a two year warranty from Mountfield.
Now one from a leading garden machinery manufacturer based in Italy and exclusive to us at MowDirect.
The Oleo-Mac G48-TK Petrol Self-Propelled Lawn Mower has a 46 cm cutting width making it suitable for medium sized to larger lawns and cutting heights from 28 mm up to 75 mm adjusted by a single lever.
The engine is 140 cm from Emak is easy to start and gives a mowing speed of 3.6 kph and it has a 60 litre grass box.
This is a solid mower, very good looking and easy to use.
This mower is currently on special offer and what’s more it has a three year warranty.
Delivery is free the next working day and it costs £219.95, £100 less that the maker’s recommended retail price.
Now another from the same company and this one has £150 off the recommended retail price.
The Oleo-Mac G53-TK Petrol Self-Propelled Lawn Mower, another on special offer, has a 159 cc Emak engine.
Cutting heights are from 28 mm up to 75 mm and a powder coated steel deck to give a longer life and with a cutting width of 53 cm – 20 in – it can take on medium sized lawns with ease.
You can buy a mulch kit for £20 with this mower if you prefer to deal with the clippings this way.
Again similar styling from Italy gives this mower a great appearance and with a three year warranty it is excellent value.
It costs £239.95 and we deliver it free the next working day.
Now one we believe to be one of the bargains of the year and on exclusive special offer.
The Mountfield SP180 Self-Propelled Petrol Lawn Mower, on exclusive special offer has a Briggs & Stratton 148 cc engine and can handle all manner of terrain.
There are five cutting heights from 20 mm up to 70 mm and a cutting width of 45 cm – 18 in.
And with a grass box which holds 55 litres and a tough steel deck it is ideal for medium sized lawns.
It costs just £249, a great price for a machine of such quality. Free next working day delivery and a two year warranty from Mountfield are included.
A great value for money mower next, and it’s the MD 51SP 3-in-1 Hi-Wheel Self-Propelled Petrol Lawn Mower.
This one has three way of disposing of the cuttings. They can either be collected in the 65 litre grass box, mulched and returned to the lawn where they rot down and become a usfeul fertilizer, or discharged at the back, handy if you’re cutting longer grass.
It has a powerful 163 cc engine and the high wheel design means it can handle undulating ground more easily.
It has a two year warranty and we deliver it free to arrive the next working day. It costs £269.95 The maker’s recommended retail price is £399.95, so that’s a huge reduction.
Back to Oleo-Mac for another great special offer.
The G53-TK AllRoad Plus-4 Self-Propelled Lawn Mower is a great machine with four ways of dealing with the clippings. They can be discharged to the side or back or mulched and returned to the lawn or collected in the 70 litre grass box.
Powering it along is a 196 cc engine from Emak with excellent fuel consumption and minimum vibration levels and there are six cutting heights from 28 mm up to 75 mm.
This mower is made to tackle large areas of varying types of grass and has 28 cm wheels for easy steering and has soft-touch control levers to easier use.
This mower costs £299.95, £200 less than the maker’s recommended retail price. We deliver it free the next working day and there is a three year warranty.
Now another special offer from Mountfield, and it’s their SP533 Self-propelled Petrol Lawn Mower a mower for the medium-sized lawns, say up to 2500 sq metres.
It has a 51 cm cutting width and cutting heights from 25to 90 mm and has ball bearing mounted wheels which will not stiffen as it gets older.
A powder-coated steel deck gives this mower great strength and combined with a 60 litre grass box makes this a great value mower.
It costs £319 and that’s £130 off Mountfield’s recommended price. Next working day delivery is free and there is a two year manufacturer’s warranty.
And finally a cracking mower packed with top features and one for larger lawns and discerning owners.
The Oleo-Mac Max-53 TK All-Road Petrol Lawnmower with Alloy Deck has a 196 cc engine delivering loads of power and yet producing few emissions and using little fuel.
With a 51 cm cutting width and cutting heights from 28 to 75 mm and a grass box which can hold 80 litres this is a machine capable of tackling larger areas of varied grass
including the rougher thicker bits often found around the edges of lawns. A mulching plug is also available.
Larger rear wheels are mounted on ball bearing to give a longer life and there is a front bumper with a handle to make the machine easy to move around.
The mower costs £499 – the maker’s recommended price is £599 – and it has a three year warranty.
We deliver it free the next working day.
We have a huge selection of mowers on our site so have a browse before you decide and give us a ring if you would like personal advice.
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