Hints & Tips
Nothing typifies the British garden more exactly that a perfect green lawn with parallel stripes running along its length.
You lawns should now be coming into their best after the drenching winter rains and mild temperatures giving really strong growth the last few weeks, indeed temperatures were so mild that most lawns never stopped growing.
But to achieve that striped finish you need a mower with as rear roller and these are more popular than ever this year.
So if you are considering buying on here are ten top machines with a rear roller to make your selection easier.
The first is from a British company steeped in history, the Hayter Spirit 41 Petrol Push Rear Roller Lawnmower (Code: 617).
For a smaller lawn this is a great little mower with a 155 CC Briggs & Stratton engine, really easy to start and with a 410 mm, 16 inch cutting width.
For a better cut this mower has front fins to smooth the grass before it is cut leading to a neater finish.
It will cut right down to 13 mm and with a plastic lined cutting deck is quieter when working and has a longer life. The grass box can hold 55 litres.
It costs £285, a useful reduction on the maker’s recommended retail price and has a three year warranty from Hayter. Delivery is free the next working day.
Now one from a favourite manufacturer. The Mountfield HP46R Petrol Rear-Roller Lawnmower has a 100 cc engine from Mountfield gives plenty of power and is suitable for lawns up to 1600 sq metres with its 46 cm cutting width.
As there is no self-propulsion it is ideal for pushing around flower beds and garden furniture and with its rear roller can cut right up the edges of the lawn.
Cutting heights are from 20 mm up to 70 mm and it has a 55 litre grass box. It costs £299, a full £100 of the maker’s recommended retail price. There is a two year maker’s warranty and we deliver it free the next working day.
Over to the USA number three, the Lawnflite LF43PBR Push Rear-Roller Lawnmower. A Briggs & Stratton 140 cc engine is at the mower’s heart, and it has a large recoil mechanism to make it very easy to start.
It has been designed to more efficient when it comes to collecting damp or wet grass and has a 55 litre grass box.
The cutting height on this one goes down to 15 mm and up to 65 mm and with such a low cutting height and a rear roller it will leave lawn edges looking really neat.
The rear roller is split making it easier on the turns and the poly deck gives it a light weight and a long life.
There is also a mulch plug if the prefer to deal with the clippings this way.
It costs £299, again £100 off the maker’s recommended retail price and there is a two year maker’s warranty. Delivery the next working day is free.
Staying in the States for this next one, the McCulloch M46-140RR Self Propelled Rear-Roller Lawn Mower.
A Briggs & Stratton 140 cc engine has been designed to fire up quickly and this mower has three way of disposing of the clippings, either discharged at the back, useful for less formal areas, mulched and returned to the lawn where they rot down or collected in the 50 litre grass box.
A handy feature on this mower is the hosepipe fitting so you can simply attach the garden hose to clean the underside of the steel cutting deck which will give it a longer life.
This mower costs £349 and is delivered free the next working day. It has a two year warranty.
Here’s another top machine from Lawnflite, the LR43-SPBR Self-Propelled Rear-Roller Lawn Mower.
With a powerful 140 cc Briggs & Stratton engine which is dependable and powerful it starts very easily usually on the first or second pull.
The cuttings heights are right down to 15 mm and up to 65 mm and it has a 55 litre grass box and a 43 cm cutting width – 17 in.
The polymer deck keeps the weight down and the handlebars are adjustable to suit the height of the user.
The mower costs £349, £120 less than the maker’s recommended retail price. We deliver it free the next working day and there is a two year warranty from the manufacturer.
The Mountfield S421R PD Self-Propelled Petrol Rear-Roller Lawnmower is a real bargain with Mountfield’s own 100 cc engine designed to keep noise and vibration levels down and be mean on fuel.
There are five cutting heights from 20 mm up to 70 mm changed with a single lever and a 55 litre grass box. And with a 41 cm cutting width it is suitable for medium sized lawns where a neat striped finish is wanted.
There is a 55 litre grass box so fewer trips to the compost heap and more time spent mowing.
It costs £359, £40 less than the manufacturer’s recommended retail price. It has an extra-long five year warranty and free next day delivery. It comes with a free bottle of engine oil and will have been inspected before delivery.
Back home for this next one, the Hayter Spirit 41 Petrol Autodrive Rear Roller Lawnmower (Code: 619).
This has an aluminium cutting deck to give it a long working life and has a 41 cm cutting width. The rubbed rear roller will leave a great finish and will cut right down to 13 mm.
The front fins smooth the grass before it is trimmed to give an even better finish.
This is a really well-built British mower and has a 125 cc Briggs & Stratton engine. The cutting deck is plastic lined to resist corrosion and to give an even longer working life.
It costs £399, £60 less than the maker’s recommended retail price and has a three year warranty from Hayter. Plus there is a free bottle of engine oil. Delivery is free.
This next one, the Mountfield SP425R Self-Propelled Petrol Rear-Roller Lawnmower, has a 140 cc Briggs & Stratton engine, easy to fire up with its automatic decompression so it needs far less effort on the starter rope.
There are five cuttings heights from 20 mm up to 70 mm and a powder-coated steel deck will prolong the mower’s life. This deck has an inlet into which a garden hose can be plugged to clean all the debris which accumulates after use.
The grass box can hold 55 litres and has an indicator to show when it’s full.
It costs £429, £300 off the recommended price and has a five year warranty. We deliver it free the next working day.
Now fasten your seat belts for a trip across the pond for the Lawnflite LR48-SPBR Self-propelled Rear-Roller Lawn Mower, a wider cut model with a 161 cc Briggs & Stratton engine.
The polymer deck will give a longer life and helps to keep the overall weight down. There are six cuttings heights from 15 mm up to 65 mm and with the 70 litre grass box it can take on larger lawns – it has a 48 cm cutting width
The handlebars can be adjusted to suit the height of the user and will also take up less space in the garden shed.
It costs £469, £160 off the recommended retail price and has a two year manufacturer’s warranty.
We deliver it free the next working day.
And for the final one it’s back to one of Britain’s favourite brands.
The Mountfield S461R-PD Power-Driven Rear-Roller Lawnmower has a cutting width of 46 cm and a steel deck to give a really robust mower.
The full-width rear roller will let you cut right up to the edge and give a perfrect striped finish.
Cutting heights are down to 20 mm and up to 70 mm and it has a 55 litre grass box.
It costs £469, £30 less than the maker’s retail price and has a five year warranty. It is inspected before delivery and comes with a bottle of engine oil to get you started.
These are ten of our top roller mowers designed for those of you who prefer a neatly-striped finish to you lawn with a lower neater finish.
And remember with a mower like this you can cut right up the edges of the borders.
If you want a fuller selection see these pages on our site. And remember you can always give us a ring on 08454 588905 if you would like our personal advice.
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