Ten top roller mowers to give your lawns the traditional Wimbledon stripe

The sacred lawns of Wimbledon and hallowed turn of Lords both have one thing in common – perfect parallel stripes.

You can only achieve that traditional British finish with a mower fitted with a rear roller rather than a pair of wheels.

The roller leaves that striped finish but also levels the ground for a more even look over a period of time.

So here are ten top mowers to give your lawn the Wimbledon look even though your backhand might be a bit dodgy.

The first is the Mountfield Princess 34 Electric 4 Wheel Roller Lawnmower, ideal to give the smaller garden a perfect look with a 34 cm cut and at a very keen price.

Mountfield Princess 34 lawmower
Smaller lawn: Mountfield Princess 34 lawnmower

Cutting heights are from 25 mm to 75 mm and it is powered by a 1400 Watt motor.

The grass box holds 35 litres and has a hard top to keep down the dust it dry weather.

A bail arm starts the blades turning when you’re ready and stops them instantly when released, a useful safety feature.

It costs just £99, £10 off the maker’s recommended price and has a one year warranty. We deliver it free the next working day.

Another electric machine comes from a top manufacturer, and it’s the Hayter Envoy Electric Rear-Roller Lawn Mower (Code: 100). And this one’s on special offer.

HAyter Envoy lawn mower
Rear roller: Hayter Envoy lawn mower

This is a great looking little mower with a light cutter deck and seven cutting heights from 13 mm to 60 mm.

It has a cutting width of 14 in and a 1400 Watt motor with a split rear roller. And it also has fins at the front of the deck to smooth the lawn before it is cut which gives a better finish.

Ideal for as lawn about the size of half a tennis court, it costs £169, £30 less than the maker’s recommended price and has a two year warranty. Delivery is free the next working day.

Now another great manufacturer. The Mountfield HP46R Petrol Rear-Roller Lawnmower has a 100 cc Mountfield engine easy to start and the mower is easy to manoeuvre as you push it along.

Mountfield HP 46 R lawn mower
Easy to use: Mountfield HP46R hand propelled lawnmower

The cutting width is 46 cm and it has cutting g heights from 20 mm to 70 mm. The grass box can hold 55 litres. This one is suitable for lawns around 1600 sq metres in area.

It costs £299, £100 off the maker’s recommended price and we deliver it free the next working day. It has a two year warranty.

Now another from leading British manufacturer, Hayter

Hayter Spirit 41 lawnmower
British made: Hayter Spirit 41 lawnmower

The Hayter Spirit 41 Petrol Autodrive Rear Roller Lawnmower (Code: 619) is a self-propelled machine with a full width, ribbed rear roller which means you can cut right up to the edges of the lawn.

The cutting width is 41 cm and it has an aluminium cutter deck which resists corrosion and gives a longer working life and is lined to minimise noise.

The cutting heights are right down to 13 mm and up to 65 mm and this too has front fins to enhance the finish.

The 125 cc Briggs & Stratton engine is reliable and easy starting and the grass box can hold 55 litres.

It costs £390, nearly £70 off the recommended retail price and has a three year warranty. We deliver it free the next working day.

Now one from another great manufacturer from the States, the Lawnflite LR48-SPBR Self-propelled Rear-Roller Lawn Mower.

This one has a 161 cc Briggs & Stratton engine and is well built around a polymer deck which minimises weight and corrosion.

Lawnflite L48SPBR lawnmower
Bigger lawns: Lawnflite L48SPBR lawnmower

Cutting heights are from15 mm to 65 mm and the grass box can hold a massive 60 litres. The cutting height is 48 cm – 19 in. The rear roller is split to make it easier when turning.

It costs £469, a huge reduction on the maker’s recommended price of £629 an there is a two year warranty from Lawnflite. We deliver it free the next working day.

Mountfield SP555R Lawnmower
Earn your stripes: Mountfield SP462R Lawnmower

Back to Mountfield for this next one, the SP465R Power-Driven Rear-Roller Lawnmower.

This has a full width 46 cm rear roller and is powered by a Honda GCV135 engine making it suitable for lawns around 1600 sq metres.

The cutting deck is powder coated for a longer life and there are five cutting heights from 20 mm up to 70 mm. The grass box holds 55 litres.

This is a comparatively light mower and easy to move around trees, borders and the like.

It costs £529, £40 off the recommended retail price and has along five year warranty. We deliver it free the next working day.

Now for the classic mower, as British as cricket and cream teas.

Allett Classic cylinder mower
Truely British: Allett Classic lawn mower

The Allett Classic 17L Petrol Cylinder Lawn Mower.

This company provides mowers to all the great sporting venues and due to its cutting action it can cut right down to 6 mm.

It is fitted with an 87 cc engine and is ideal for lawns around 250 sq metres. And to achieve an excellent finish it also has a front roller as well as one at the back.

And as an added bonus you can buy a scarifying cassette to remove dead grasses and let nutrients into the lawn roots. This is very easy to fit and will make all the difference.

It costs £619, £80 off the maker’s recommended retail price and has a one year warranty. We deliver it free the next working day.

Now a really well-built machine from New Zealand.

Masport RRSP 22 rear roller mower
Top build: Masport RRSP 22H Rear Roller mower

The Masport Rotarola RRSP-22 Rear-Roller Self-Propelled Lawn Mower which is on special offer and also has a free 10-litre jerry can worth £24.95 as a free gift.

This machine has a really wide cutting width – 22 in – making suitable for larger lawns. And it has a really low cutting height, going right down to 10 mm.

Powering it along is a 190 cc Briggs & Stratton engine with great fuel efficiency

The machine has been designed with inset wheels at the front and these with a steel rear roller means you can mow right up to the lawn edge.

It also has specially-developed blades which the manufacturer says will reduce mowing time by 15 per cent.

This mower costs only £699, a special offer showing a saving of £121. There is a three year warranty and free next working day delivery.

Hayter Harrier 56
Top machine: Harrier Harrier 56

This one from Hayter, the  Harrier 56 Autodrive Lawnmower with Variable Speed (Code: 560) is another made with large lawns in mind.

It has a 56 cm cutting width and a 190 cc Briggs & Stratton engine and it has an aluminium cutting, polymer lined, deck made to resist corrosion.

Cutting heights are from 13 mm to 60 mm and has a 70 litre grass box.

Fitted with variable speed power drive it will mow at the speed to suit the operator.

It costs £959, a large reduction on the manufacturer’s recommended price of £1149 and comes with a free ten litre jerry can.

It also has a free bottle of oil and has been fully inspected before delivery. It has a five year maker’s warranty and we deliver it free the next working day.

And finally the quintessential British mower, just a look at the photograph and you can hear the gently puther of the engine.

Allett Kensington lawn mower
British perfection: Allett Kensington lawn mower

The Allett Westminster 20H Petrol Cylinder Lawn Mower has a 12-bladed cutting cassette with a 20 in cutting width and delivers an unbeatable cut, perfect for the large country house or estate lawn.

The twin rollers are both heavy metal and an adjustable rake is fitted between the rollers to lift thatch and moss so it can be cut.

The cutting height is right down to 2.4 mm and is adjusted right up to 19 mm with a simple knob.

The handlebars can be adjusted to suit the height of the mower.

It costs £3390. A saving of £180 on the maker’s RRP, is delivered free the next working day and has a two year warranty.

These are ten top rear rollers mowers featured on our site, see these pages for the full list. And remember , you only get a lined finish with a mower like these.

Give us a ring on 08454 588905 if you need any help making your choice.



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