Hints & Tips
Autumn is now in full swing, though it doesn’t feel like it as there has hardly been a frost yet and temperatures are unseasonably high.
All this means that the grass is still growing as if it were mid summer, especially given the recent soakings.
Even though you may like to start raising the cutting height of your mower, this late growth needs to be trimmed back and it is at this time of year that the mower which has served you well for the summer decides to give up the ghost..
So we have compiled a list of ten top mowers for the autumn which will cope with the longer damper grass.
All are on special offer and available for next working day delivery.
First is the Mountfield HP180 Petrol Rotary Hand Propelled Lawnmower, a robust hand propelled mower with a steel deck and a 125 cc Brigs & Stratton engine.
This engine starts very easily and its 45 cm cutting width makes it suitable for small to medium sized lawns.
Large rear wheels make it easy to navigate flower beds and garden ornaments and the 55 litre grass box means you would have to lose valuable mowing time with trips to the compost heap.
Cutting heights are from 20 mm up to 70 mm.
It costs £188, a full £100 off the maker’s recommended retail price and has a two year warranty. Delivery the next working day is free.
This next one is also from a major garden machinery manufacturer based in Italy with whom we have special purchasing agreements which enables us to bring you excellent mowers at special prices.
The Oleo-Mac G48-TK Petrol Self-Propelled Lawn Mower has an Emak 140 cc engine and a 46 cm cutting width and cutting heights from 28 mm to 75 mm.
It is a solidly-built mower with a steel deck and ball-bearing mounted wheels which will not stiffen over time.
It costs £219.95, £100 off the maker’s recommended retail price and has a three year warranty.
You can also buy a mulch kit for £20.
The Oleo-Mac G53-TK Petrol Self-Propelled Lawn Mower, still on special offer, is like the predecessor, exclusive to Mowdirect and has a powerful 159 cc Emak engine at its heart.
This mower trundles along at a pleasant 3.6 km an hour and has a 51 cm cutting width making it suitable for lawns up to 2000 sq metres. Cutting heights are from 28 mm to 75 mm.
The steel cutting has a powder-coated finish to resist scratches and give the mower a longer life.
It is currently priced at £239.95, £150 off the recommended retail price.
This one has a three year warranty from the manufacturer and we deliver it free the next working day.
You can also buy a mulch kit for an extra £20 if you prefer to deal with the clippings that way though care should be exercised doing this in the autumn when the grass tends to be wetter.
Back to Mountfield for this next one, a mower which has proved very popular this summer and is exclusive to Mowdirect.
The Mountfield SP180 Self-Propelled Petrol Lawn Mower is a great value mower for those with a small to medium sized lawn with a Briggs & Stratton 125 cc engine designed to give long-term reliability.
There are five cutting heights from 20 mm to 70 mm and a 55 litre grass box. And the handlebars fold down if space is at a premium in the shed or garage.
This one costs £249, £100 less than the maker’s recommended retail price and is delivered free the next working day. And it has a two year warranty from Mountfield.
This next one is from a British manufacturer and one of the nation’s favourite brands.
The Hayter Spirit 41 Petrol Push Rear Roller Lawnmower (Code: 617) is the perfect mower if you have a smaller lawn with difficult areas to trim.
Power is from a Briggs& Stratton 155 cc engine designed to be very easy to start.
This mower has a ribbed rear roller to give the neat striped finish which many gardeners prefer and has front mounted fins which smooth the lawn before it is trimmed.
It has seven cutting heights which go down really low – to 13 mm – and is fitted with a cutter bar friction disc which protects the mower should you hit something solid.
The chassis is made from aluminium to give it a long life and the cutting deck is made in ABS plastic.
It costs £285 compared with the recommended retail price of £359 and has a three year warranty. Delivery the next working day is free.
The Oleo-Mac G53-TK AllRoad Plus-4 Self-Propelled Lawn Mower (Special Offer) is a really versatile mower at a great price.
This mower lets you deal with the clippings in four ways.
You can either collect in the grass box or mulch or you can discharge them to the side or the rear.
This is especially useful when cutting paths or small orchards where the finish is not so important – larger rear wheels help when it comes to these areas.
It has an Emak 196 cc engine to give nags of power and has six cutting heights from 28 mm to 75 mm.
This one has £200 off the maker’s recommended retail price as it is just £299.95. Delivery is free the next working day and there is a three year warranty.
This next one from Mountfield has been one of our best sellers to such an extent that we sold out; but it is now back in stock and at the same price.
The Mountfield SP533 Self-propelled Petrol Lawn Mower has a 51 cm cutting width making it suitable for larger lawns say up to 2500 sq metres.
Mountfield’s own 160 cc engine powers it along and it has a 60 litre grass box and five cutting heights from 25 mm to 90 mm.
It has a powder coated finish to the steel deck to give a longer working life.
It costs £319, £130 off the maker’s recommended retail price and has a three year warranty. Delivery is free the next working day.
This next one is from an American manufacturing company which also produces machinery for large estates and golf courses.
The Toro 20950 Steel Deck Recycler Lawn Mower (ADS) is a really solid mower with the great advantage that you can convert it from being a recycling mower to a normal collecting one just by pulling a lever.
Toro’s own 159 cc engine is quiet in running and sips petrol while leaving fewer emissions.
It has cutting heights from 21 mm to 98 mm and has been engineered so that it will mow at the pace which you set.
It costs £345, over £100 less than the maker’s recommended retail price and it has a two year warranty from Toro. We deliver it free within two to three working days.
This next one is also USA made, the MTD A46SPKV-HW Hi-Wheel Lawnmower with Variable Speed.
This one has four ways of dealing with the clippings – either discharged to the side or back, mulched and returned to the lawn where they rot away or collected in the 60 litre grass box.
It has variable speed control so you can mow at the pace which is the most comfortable. And as it has high wheels it can mow the rougher areas of your garden as well as the lawns.
Cutting heights are from 28 mm to 92 mm and the engine is from Kawasaki.
It costs £349, £130 less than the maker’s recommended retail price and has a two year warranty. We deliver it free the next working day.
And this final one is also from the USA, the Lawnflite LR43-SPBR Self-Propelled Rear-Roller Lawn Mower.
The rear roller will give you a perfectly-striped finish with a Briggs & Stratton 140 cc engine designed to be very easy to start, mostly with a single pull of the cord and to have a long working life.
Cutting heights are from 15 mm to 65 mm, the grass box holds 55 litres and you can mulch with this mower as well.
The cutting deck is made from ABS polymer so it will not rust and the rear roller has a split differential to prevent it scalping the lawn.
It costs £349, £120 less than the maker’s recommended retail price and it has a two year warranty. We deliver it free the next working day.
Please give us a ring on 08454 588905 if you need further advice and take you time choosing the mower which is right for your garden.
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