Ten top mowers for lawns a tennis court in size or less

Only a fortunate few have rolling lawns of an acre or more, carefully striped, with strawberries and cream served in the shade to visiting vicars.

Most of us have smaller lawns which we still want to look their neatly-trimmed best for summer parties.

So here are ten top mowers for lawns the size of a tennis court or less, designed with the smaller lawn in mind.

The first is from a favourite brand, the Mountfield 46B Petrol Rotary Hand Propelled Lawnmower, currently on special offer.

Mountfield 46 B lawnmower
Great value: Mountfield 46B lawn mower

This is a tough little mower with a Briggs & Stratton 140 cc engine complete with rugged steel deck and suitable for lawns up to 1600 sq metres in area.

The cutting width is 18in – 45 cm – and as it is self propelled it is easier to push around flower borders – especially so as it has larger rear wheels.

The deck is designed to help airflow and this in turn makes it aq great grass collector. And the grass box holds 55 litres. Cutting heights are from 25 mm to 70 mm adjusted by a single lever.

It costs £199, £100 less than the maker’s recommended retail price and has a two year warranty. Next working day delivery is free.

Now one with the benefit of German engineering.

The Einhell GH-PM 46/1 S Self-Propelled 4-Wheeled Petrol Lawnmower is a really solid machine which will handle rougher areas as well as manicured lawns.

Einhell GH-PM lawn mower
German engineering: Einhell GH-PM mower

The 135 cc engine decompresses to make it easier to start and it has an 18 in – 46 cm – cutting g width.

Cutting heights are from 32 mm to 70 mm with five options making it ideal if you have taller patches of grass to control.

It costs £219.95, £100 less than the maker’s recommended retail price and has a two year warranty. Deliver is the next working day and free.

The next one is from Italy, the Oleo-Mac G53-TK Petrol Self-Propelled Lawn Mower, on special offer.

From the country’s leading manufacturer of garden machinery, this is a powerful little mower with a 159 cc Emak engine which is cheap to run and produces fewer emissions.

Oleo-mac lawn mower
Italian style: Oleo-mac lawn mower

The cutting width is 20 in -51 cm and it has cutting heights from 28 to 75 mm.

You can buy a mulch plug for an extra £20 with this mower, but remember you can only mulch dry, shorter grass.

Currently you can save £150 on the maker’s recommended price as we have it for sale for £239.95. And it has a three year warranty. Delivery is free the next working day.

Now another from Mountfield, and this one is exclusive to Mowdirect.

Mountfield SP180 lawnmower
Great value: Mountfield SP 180 lawnmower

The Mountfield SP180 Self-Propelled Petrol Lawn Mower (Exclusive Special Offer) had a Briggs & Stratton 148 cc engine, five cutting heights from 20 mm up to 70 mm and a cutting width of 45 cm – 18 in.

It is a very efficient grass collector with a 55 litre grass box and has a steel cutting deck to give it a long life and great strength.

It costs just £249 compared with the maker’s recommended price of £349 and had free next working day delivery. There is a two year warranty from Mountfield.

Now a top British manufacturer with a reputation for making lawnmowers which just last and last.

The Hayter Spirit 41 Petrol Push Rear Roller Lawnmower (Code: 617) is ideal for the smaller lawn with a 41 cm cutting width and yet has bags of power thanks to it 155 cc Briggs & Stratton engine.

Hayter Spirit 41
Neat machine: Hayter Spirit 41

This engine has been designed to start very easily while the ribbed rear roller leaves the traditional striped finish emblematic of the British lawn.

It is designed with front fins to smooth the grass before it is cut leading to a better finish.

It also has a cutter bar friction disc to protect the crank should you hit something solid.

It has seven cutting heights from a very low 13 mm up to 65 mm. And the cutting deck is ABS  lined to reduce noise and enhance airflow and prevent corrosion.

It costs £285 compared with the maker’s recommended price of £359 and has a three year warranty from Hayter.

We deliver it free the next working day.

Oleo-Mac Max-53 TK lawn mower
Biggest lawns: Oleo-Mac Max-53 TK All Road Petrol Mower

Now another from Oleo-Mac, the G53-TK All Road Plus 4 Petrol Self-Propelled Lawn Mower currently on special offer.

This is another exclusive to MowDIRECT, strongly built and with a 159 cc Emak engine.

It has a cutting width of 51 cm and is suitable for a lawn up to round 2000 sq metres. Cutting heights are form 28 mm to 75 mm and you can but a mulch plug for an extra £20.

Y0u can currently buy this mower for £239.95 as it has £150 of the recommended retail price.

It has a three year warranty from Oleo-Mac and we deliver it free the next working day.

Now a mower which must be one of the best buys of the year, the Mountfield SP533 Self-propelled Petrol Lawn Mower.

Mountfield SP 533 lawn mower
Special price: Mountfield SP533 lawn mower

This one has a cutting width of 51cm and is made with lawns around 2500 sq metres in mind.

It has the maker’s own 160 cc engine on board and has cutting heights from 25 mm to 90 mm with five settings, so you can tackle longer grass more easily especially as it has larger rear wheels.

The steel deck is powder coated to give it a longer life and guard against corrosion.

It costs £319 against the recommended retail price of £449 and has a three year warranty. Next working day delivery is free.

Now a rear roller mower made in the USA to deliver the traditional British striped finish.

LAwnflite L43-SPBR
Stripes galore: LawnfliteL43-SPBR rear roller mower

The Lawnflite LR43-SPBR Self-Propelled Rear-Roller Lawn Mower has an easy-starting Briggs & Stratton 140 cc engine and six cutting heights from 15 mm to 65 mm.

The cutting width is 17 in – 43 cm – and has a large 55-litre grass box. The cutting deck is made from ABS polymer to resist corrosion.

The drive is to the rear roller which has a split differential to make it easier to handle and reduce the risk of scalping.

It costs £349, £120 less than  the RRP, has a two year warranty and free next working day delivery.

Another from Italy, this one a truly versatile machine with an alloy cutting deck.

Oleo-Mac Max-53 TK all road lawnmower
Aluminium deck: Oleo-Mac Max-53 TK All Road lawn mower

The Oleo-Mac Max 53TK AllRoad Self-Propelled Lawn Mower can handle all types of cutting challenges .

With this mower you can either discharge to the side or the back or collect in the huge 80 litre grass box, and you can also buy a mulch plug where the clippings are chooped dow to the size of tea leaves and let back on the lawn where they rot awy an for a valuable fertilizer.

A massive 196 cc Emak engine gives plenty of power while being quiet when running and keeping vibration levels down.

The six cutting heights are from 28 to 75mm and the large drive wheels give excellent traction when it gets a bit sticky.

You can save £250 on this mower as it is currently on offer at ££349.95 There is a three year warranty and free next working day delivery.

This final machine, the Efco LR55-VBX 4-in-1 Hi-Wheel Petrol Lawn Mower with Variable Speed Drive on special offer, is packed full with features and represents excellent value for money.

Efco LR55VBX lawn mower
From Italy: Efco LR55VBX lawn mower

The advantage with this machine is that you can set the speed at which you mow with four options from 2.5 to 5.0 km hour.

This one also has the four cutting options – side discharge, rear discharge, mulching and collecting.

The power is provided by a Briggs & Stratton 190 cc engine to give plenty of cutting power and with its specially shaped cutting deck it is an excellent collector of cut grass.

Cutting heights are from 25 mm to 82 mm with six options. And another hand y feature is an indicator which shows when the grass box is full.

It costs £399 – the maker’s recommended price is £565 – and it has a three year warranty. We deliver it free the next working day.

A well trimmed lawn is arguably the most important part ofg any garden no matter what its size and remember you can give us a ring on 08454 588905 if you want personal advice.

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