Hints & Tips
This wonderful early Spring has awakened the mowers from their winter slumbers and many of you will be giving the lawn its first tentative snip.
Remember, don’t be tempted to cut it as low as you would in mid summer.
The perfect British lawn is smooth and neatly striped, but to achieve those stripes you must have a mower with a rear roller. An ordinary rotary mower simply won’t achieve the same results.
So here are ten top rotary mowers for you to consider if you want those wonderful stripes, selected from our huge range of lawnmowers. Choosing a new machine for some is not that simple so remember, give us a ring if you want more advice. We’re on 08454 58890508454 588905, nine to five Monday to Friday.
The first is from one of Britain’s favourite garden machinery manufacturers.
The Mountfield S421R HP Petrol Rear-Roller Lawnmower has a 100 cc engine, easy to start and mean of fuel.
Cutting heights are down to 20 mm and up to 70 mm, adjusted by a single lever. The cutting width is 41 cm and grass box can hold 55 litres.
This is a hand propelled lawn mower made to cut areas of around 400 sq metres and has a full width rear roller enabling you to cut right up to the edge and saving work later with a strimmer.
Mountfield’s recommended price is £339 but we have it for sale for £299, delivered free the next working day and inspected before despatch.
It is sent out with a free bottle of oil and has a five year warranty from Mountfield.
This next one is British made and a favourite brand for years.
The Hayter Spirit 41 Petrol Push Rear Roller Lawnmower (Code: 617) has a cutting width of 41 cm and is powered by an ultra-reliable Briggs & Stratton engine.
This engine is easy to start with the manufacturer’s own priming system and has a full width ribbed rear roller. There are front fins which give a better finish as the longer grass is smoothed out before the cutter gets to work.
The engine has a cutter bar friction disc which protects the crank should you hit something solide.
This too is a push mower designed for smaller gardens and has a 55 litre grass box.
Cutting heights go right down to 13 mm and up to 65 mm for a really close finish.
It costs £299, £60 less than the maker’s recommended retail price, and has a three year warranty from Hayter.
It is delivered free the next working day after an pre-delivery inspection and comes with a bottle of engine oil.
Back to Mountfield for the Mountfield S421R PD Self-Propelled Petrol Rear-Roller Lawnmower.
This one has cutting heights from 20 mm up to 70 mm and has Mountfield’s own 100 cc engine with great fuel economy, low vibration levels and easy starting.
It has a 55 litre grass box and the handlebars fold down so that it takes less room in the shed or garage.
It costs £359, £400 less than the recommended retail price, is inspected before we deliver it the next working day and comes with a bottle of engine oil.
And it has an extra-long five year warranty from Mountfield.
Now the Hayter Spirit 41 Petrol Autodrive Rear Roller Lawnmower (Code: 619), a 41 cm width of cut machine designed for a smaller lawn but self-propelled to make the job easier.
The aluminium cutting deck is designed for a really long life and the full width rear roller will give an excellent striped finish.
Cutting heights are down to 13 mm and up to 65 mm and has a full width rear roller to let you cut right up to the edge. And it has the front fins as on the earlier model to smooth the grass before cutting.
Power is from a Briggs & Stratton 155 cc engine and the cutter deck has a strong plastic lining to dampen noise and assist in grass collection in the 55 litre grass box.
And it too has a friction disc to save engine damage in case you hit something solid.
It costs £399, and that’s £60 off Hayter’s recommended retail price. It is inspected before delivery and we include a bottle of engine oil.
There is a three year warranty.
Now on from the USA. The Lawnflite LR48-SPBR Self-propelled Rear-Roller Lawn Mower.
This is another mower aimed at giving an excellent striped finish, right down to 15 mm and up to 65 mm and has a 48 cm cutting width making it suitable for larger lawns.
It is fitted with a 161 cc Briggs & Stratton engine and has a polymer cutting deck to resist corrosion and impacts. And with that power it can happily deal with slopes and banks.
The grass box can hold a massive 70 litres and the rear roller is split for easier turning around the flower border edges.
It has a massive £160 off the maker’s recommended price at is costs only £469. It is delivered free the next working day and has a two year warranty from Lawnflite.
Now one for a medium sized lawn, the Mountfield S461R-PD/ES Power Driven Rear-Roller Lawnmower
Powered by a 160 cc engine it has cutting g heights from 20 mm up to 70 mm and has a 55 litre grass box.
This one is started with a key, so no tugging on a rope, and trundles along at 3.6 km/h a comfortable walking speed.
It is delivered free the next working day and has a really long five year warranty from the manufacturer. It is fully tested before despatch.
It costs £569, £30 less than the maker’s recommended retail price.
Now another one from Hayter, and this one has a free 10-litre steel jerry can worth £24.95 with it.
The Hayter Harrier 48 Autodrive Lawnmower with Variable Speed (Code: 490) has a 48 cm cutting width and has a 190 cc Briggs & Stratton engine, a top machine which needs just a light pull on the starter cord to fire it up.
Cutting heights are 13 mm up to 60 mm and the cutting deck is lined to keep noise down and to prolong life and has a cutter bar friction disc to protect thje engine from damage if something solid is hit.
It has a massive 70 litre grass box made from fabric to allow air to escape to give efficient collection.
It costs £799, £100 less than the maker’s recommended retail price.
Delivery, complete with engine oil, is free the next working day and there is a five year warranty from Hayter.
Down to New Zealand for this next one, the Masport Rotarola RRSP-22 Rear-Roller Self-Propelled Lawn Mower, a machine currently on special offer.
This one is suitable for larger lawns as it has a 22 in – 56 cm – cutting width and has full width steel rollers to give a beautiful finish.
This will cut right down to 10 mm and heights are adjusted by a spring-assisted single lever.
A Briggs & Stratton 190 cc engine gives nags of power and is easy to start and the mower is designed with a full-width ejection chute for excellent grass collection in the wet and dry.
The wheels are inset to allow the mower to cut right up to the very edge of the lawn and the maker’s Quick Cut blade improves the mower’s performance.
The cutter deck is made from cast aluminium so it will never rust and it has a massive 70 litre grass box.
The mower costs £720, £100 off the maker’s recommended retail price. There is a two year warranty and free next working day delivery.
Another from Mountfield, and this has a massive cutting width making it suitable for lawns up to 3000 sq metres.
The Mountfield SP555R Power Driven Rear-Roller Lawnmower with a recoil start has a 4-speed change on the mover transmission so you can mow at the speed which suits and adjust it to get around the more difficult corners.
Driving it along is a Honda 160 cc engine and it has heights from 18 mm up to 65 mm. The aluminium deck has a 20 year anti-corrosion warranty and gives the mower great strength.
With a 65 litre grass box this is a mower for sterner tests on large lawns – and it has a five year warranty.
It costs £729, £50 off the maker’s recommended retail price and we deliver it free the next working day.
And finally a mower which is aimed at the very keen amateur or professional gardener.
The Lawnflite-Pro 553HRS Rear-Roller Lawnmower, which is on special offer, has a Honda engine designed for a rigorous use and yet emits few vibrations and uses little fuel.
This mower is shaft driven rather than with a belt to give better power transfer and has a 75 litre grass box.
The grass collection is fan assisted so grass can be collected even in the wet and it has a blade brake clutch to disengage the blades when crossing paths.
It costs £1059 compared with the maker’s recommended retail price of £1249 and has a two year warranty.
It is delivered free within four to five working days.
Have a look at these pages for a full list of mowers with a rear roller designed to make your lawn the envy of friends and neighbours.
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