Hints & Tips
Allett makes excellent cylinder mowers, possible the best in the world. They are the machines you often hear puttering away on village cricket pitches and bowling greens and are used at some of the top venues in the UK – they cut the pitch at Manchester City’s football ground.
The company makes a range of top quality domestic machines which will give an unrivalled finsh to smaller lawns – you don’t have to own a football pitch to benefit from a perfectly striped lawn.
The first in their range is the Allett Classic 14L Petrol Cylinder Lawn Mower.
The engine is 87 cc which powers the five-bladed cutting cassette and the rear roller which gives the all-important striped finish.
With a 14 in cut it is suitable for smaller lawns, say up to 150 sq metres.
Cylinder mowers give a much shorter finish and this one has cutting heights from 9 mm to 25 mm.
You can also buy a scarifying cassette which will tease out dead grasses and moss and leave the lawn looking even better.
It costs £599, £40 less than the maker’s recommended price and has a one year warranty from Allett. It is delivered free the next working day.
A slightly bigger machine is the
Allett Kensington 17K Petrol Cylinder Lawn Mower, a more powerfull machine with a 35 cm cutting width.
But this one has a 98 cc Kawasaki engine and the cutting heights can be very precisely adjusted with an adjusting nob giving heights from 6 mm to 32 mm.
With six blades on the cassette it gives 79 cuts a metre to give a perfect bowling green finish due to the single section rear roller and zinc plated front one.
It also has an adjustable rake to smooth the lawn and deal with twigs and other debris, again another feature designed to ensure an unrivalled finish. You can also buy a scarif1er to keep the lawn healthy.
It costs £1089, £60 off the recommended price and has a two year warranty. We deliver it free the next working day.
A larger and more professional machine is the Allett Buckingham 20H Petrol Cylinder Lawn Mower, a machine made for larger domestic use, where a perfectly-striped rolling lawn is needed
Fitted with a 196 cc engine it has rollers front and back. The rear roller is split and covered in bonded textured rubber to give better grip.
This too has a front rake to lift the grass and give a better finish. And cutting heights are right down to 5 mm and up to 35 mm.
With this one you can also buy a trailing seat which follows the mower’s path exactly and makes it easier to cut larger areas.
A single bail arm controls both drive and the cylinder and handlebars are adjustable for greater comfort.
This one costs £2945 and has a two-year maker’s warranty and is delivered free the next working day.
And this one, the Allett Westminster 20H Petrol Cylinder Lawn Mower has a 20 in cutting width with a 12-bladed cassette giving up to 145 cuts a minute.
It is powered along by a 196 cc Honda engine and has front and rear rollers and you can cut right down to 2.4 mm making it suitable for bowling greens and formal lawns alike.
The traditional grassbox is light and easy to remove and holds 84 litres and adjustable handlebars make comfortable to use.
Moving the mower from one area to another is simple with the use of a wheel stand kit so it can be wheeled across paths and courtyard.
It costs £3390 compared with the maker’s recommended price of £3750 and has a two year warranty. We deliver it free the next working day.
For people who want an even better trim to their lawn, cutting cassettes with extra blades are available.
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