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Last week we highlighted ten top lawnmowers from £50 to £500 to give you a glimpse of the wide range of mowers on our site and help you choose which one was right for you garden.
Now this week will highlight ten premium quality lawnmowers from £450 upwards for those with medium and large sized lawns.
The choice can seem bewildering so we hope this article can guide you in the right direction and make the choice easier. You can give us a ring on 08454 588905 if you are still undecided or want more information.
Now the first and it’s from a major Italian manufacturer, the Oleo-Mac Max-53 TK All-Road Petrol Lawnmower with Alloy Deck.
The aluminium cast deck gives it a really long life and the Emak 196 cc engine designed to be easy to start and to be mean on fuel, and trundles along at a comfortable 3.6 km/hour.
As well as collecting the clippings – it has a massive 80 litre grass box – you can also mulch them and return them to the lawn as a useful fertilizer.
Cutting heights are from 28 mm up to 75 mm with five options and the cutting width is 51 cm making it suitable for medium sized to larger lawns.
The handlebars are adjustable with three positions and with its larger rear wheels it is easier to use on the rougher, undulating areas.
It costs £449, £150 less than the maker’s recommended retail price and it has a three year warranty. We deliver it free the next working day.
Across to the States for the next one, the MTD A53SPKV-HW Self-Propelled Hi-Wheel Lawnmower, solidly built to tackle larger areas.
This one has four ways of dealing with the clippings – discharged to the side or back, mulched and returned to the lawn, or collected in the 70 litre grass box.
Large drive wheels give excellent grip and for dealing with turns and slopes and a great advantage is the variable speed drive letting you mow at the speed which best suits.
Cutting heights are from 28 mm up to 92 mm with six options selected with one lever. The power comes from a 180 cc Kawasaki engine.
It costs £479, £60 less than MTD’s recommended price and it has a two year warranty from the firm. Delivery is free the next working day.
Mountfield has been a firm favourite with the British for years and this one has an extra-long warranty.
The Mountfield SP535-HW-4S 4-Speed Petrol Rotary Lawn Mower has a 51 cm cutting width and four mowing speeds and has six cutting heights from 25 mm up to 90 mm.
Large 28 cm rear wheels make it easy to use especially around the rougher areas which every large garden has. The grass box holds 60 litres.
This is a sturdy mower with a pressed steel chassis.
It costs £539, £40 off the maker’s recommended retail price. Delivery is free the next working day, it is inspected before delivery and comes with a bottle of engine oil.
And don’t forget the five year warranty.
Now here’s one engineered in Germany by a company with a reputation for making top quality, long-lasting mowers.
The Al-Ko 473VS Highline 4-in-1 Petrol Lawn Mower (Variable-Speed Drive) has four ways of disposing of the clippings – to the side or back, mulching or collecting.
And you have infinite control over the speed at which you mow which is really useful when mowing around trees and garden ornaments.
A 190 cc Briggs & Stratton engine gives great power and is designed for a long life with excellent lubrication and the sort of air filter you’d find in cars.
The cutting deck is domed to increase the airflow and this leads to excellent grass collection – no mounds left on the lawn even when it’s damp.
Cutting heights are from 30 mm to 80 mm with seven options and the cutting width is 46 cm.
It costs £525, has a two year warranty and we deliver this mower next working day at no extra charge.
Well we’ve been around the world looking at mowers so now it’s back home and an iconic British machine.
The Hayter R53A Power-Driven Recycling Lawn Mower VS ES (Sens-A-Speed Transmission, Aluminium Deck) (Code: 449) can mulch clippings, discharge to the back or side or collect them.
The transmission design means you can mow at the speed which suits you best and with a Briggs & Stratton 190 cc engine which starts with a key rather than a rope it is made for a long life.
Cutting heights are from 25 mm right up to 114 mm so it copes with the longer wilder areas of the garden. And the handelbars are adjustable to suit the person mowing.
It costs £629, £110 off the recommended retail price and there is a three year warranty from Hayter. Free next working day delivery.
Our world tour on a lawnmower so now it’s off to the other end of the world, to New Zealand.
The Masport Rotarola RRSP-22 Rear-Roller Self-Propelled Lawn Mower (Special Offer) is exceptionally well built and has a 22 in cutting width.
And with a full width steel rear roller it will leave a striped finish which will be the envy of your neighbours as it can cut right down to 10 mm.
A 190 cc Briggs & Stratton engine gives plenty of power, isd easy to start and quiet when running.
It has a full width chute at the back to give great grass collection when it’s wet, which it often is in Britain. And the mower is designed so that you can mow right up to the lawn edges.
With an aluminium deck and 70 litre grass box, this is the mower for large formal lawns
This mower is currently on special offer at £720, has a three year warranty and free next working day delivery.
Now for a mower designed for large lawns and rougher areas, the Toro 20975 TimeMaster Twin Cut Lawnmower.
This mower has a twin-blade cutting system designed to mulch the clippings which are forced into the lawn by the airflow created under the cutting deck.
If you want to bag the clippings this airflow ensures very efficient collection; and you can also eject the clippings to the side.
A Briggs & Stratton 875-Series engine uses the company’s ready start system which has a ‘Two-pull or Less’ guarantee.
The transmission matches the mower’s speed to the user’s walking speed and for rougher ground you can engage Traction Assist.
Another handy feature is the blade-brake clutch so there is no need to stop the engine when emptying the grass box of crossing gravel paths.
It costs £879, £120 off the maker’s recommended retail price and is delivered free within two to three working days. It has a three year warranty.
Back home for another British made mower, the Hayter Harrier 56 Autodrive Lawnmower with Variable Speed (Code: 560).
This is a mower made for really large lawns with a 56 cm cutting width and a dependable Briggs & Stratton 190 cc engine.
This has a rear roller to leave the lawn with a striped finish and has a lined cutting deck to guard against corrosion and dampen noise.
Cutting heights are from 13 mm up to 60 mm and with a 70 litre grass box you can keep mowing for longer.
Hayter have a cutter blade friction disc so that if you hit something solid it will not cause serious engine damage.
You can set the speed at which you know to the pace which suits both you and the terrain on which you are working.
Hayter’s recommended retail price is £1149 but we are selling it for £979. It has a five year warranty and a free bottle of engine oil.
And there is also a free steel jerry can worth £24.95 as a free gift. Delivery is free the next working day.
This next one is made for intensive use over large areas of ground.
The Lawnflite Pro 553HRS-PROHS Rear-Roller Lawnmower has a massive 53 cm cutting width and two speed transmission and has cutting heights from 15 mm up to 77 mm.
It is fitted with a blade brake clutch which can be engaged when crossing paths and drives.
It has a Honda 163 cc engine which has a long working life and contributes to a machine made for the professional gardener who needs reliability.
It costs £1099 compared with the recommended retail price of £1349 and has a two year warranty. We deliver it free within three to five working days.
And it’s back home for the final one, the Allett Kensington 20K Petrol Cylinder Lawn Mower.
This is the brand of mower chosen by groundsmen for cricket pitches and tennis courts and croquet lawns.
It oozes class and history and is a British-made classic, rollers front and back and capable of cutting right down to 6 mm.
The cutting width is 20 in and attachments are available to turn it into a scarifyer to keep the lawn healthy. If you want an even finer cut a 10-blade cutting cylinder can be purchased.
This mower costs £1185 and has a two year warranty from Allett. We deliver it free the next working day.
These are just ten of the top mowers chosen from our site which give either a closer trim or are made for home owners with large lawns.
Nothing epitomises British houses like a neatly-trimmed lawn and these are ten of the best to make your house stand out from the crowd and be the envy of your neighbours.
See there pages for a huge selection of lawn mowers.
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