Hints & Tips
The tail end of hurricane Gonzalo left the gardens looking a bit of a mess with leaves and small branches littering the lawns and drives and bigger branches blocking the roads.
So here are our ten top tools to help with the clear-up and keep everything tidy as autumn winds get into gear before the frosts and snows of winter.
First is the Einhell BG-PL 26/1 Petrol Garden Vacuum / Leaf Blower, one of our best seller and still on special offer.
This is a great little machine for smaller gardens as once you have blown the leaves into a neat pile you can vac them into the collection bag just by flicking a lever.
Other machines which have this feature are between 30 and 60 per cent more expensive.
It also has a shredding fan which shred the leaves and other debris making them ready for the compost heap or you can put them straight on to the flower beds around the roots of shrubs.
It has a 2-stroke engine and a carrying strap making it more comfortable to use over longer periods.
It costs £139.95, has a two year warranty and is delivered free the following working day.
For bigger gardens, and even if you are a professional gardener, this next one may well fit the bill.
The Tanaka THB-260PF Commercial-Grade Handheld Petrol Blower-Vac is made for long periods of use with a 23.9 cc engine designed for easy starting and a long life.
It comes with a free shredder vac, worth £69, to complete the job and produce a valuable garden mulch.
It weighs just 4.1 kg, has an auxiliary handle to let you use it with both hands, has an automatic throttle setting and a soft-grip handle.
The recommended price is £368 but we are selling it £100 cheaper for £268. It has a five year warranty, two years for commercial use and we deliver it free the next working day.
This next one is a backpack machine, the style often preferred by professional gardeners who have larger areas to clear.
The Mitox 65B Backpack Leaf Blower is designed with parks and large gardens in mind and has a 63.3 two-stroke engine with blasts of air up to 331 km/hour, enough to deal with twigs and drink cans as well as leaves.
The shoulder harness has padded shoulder straps for comfortable use over longer periods.
It costs £299 and has a two year warranty from Mitox. We deliver it free the next working day.
This one is for larger areas and offers a convenient way of clearing leaves, hedge trimmings and twigs.
The Cub Cadet CSV-060 Wheeled Chipper-Vac has a 159 cc 4-stroke engine and has one blade which chips the branches and eight flail blades for dealing with leaves and the like.
It has a special chipper chute into which you can feed small branches up to 38 mm diameter and a 60 litre bag to hold the debris.
It also has a two metre hose for getting in to the awkward garden corners.
The recommended price is £699 but we are selling it for £100 less at £599. It has a three year maker’s warranty and free next working day delivery.
Now if you have trees or saplings that have either blown or be cut down you’ll need a machine to get rid of the small branches and wood you can’t use on the fire and this machine is the answer.
The Earthquake CS6V Petrol Chipper-Shredder which is on special offer is a US-manufactured machine which can deal with branches up to 5 cm diameter.
It has two chipping knives and the branches are pulled into the body of the machine once introduced into the cone, a great labour savour.
It is highly efficient, reducing the wood to a 20th the original volume.
There is a 6 hp Viper engine and a 70 litre collection bag and you can move it around easily as it is mounted on a pair of large wheels.
You can even buy an optional vac kit.
It costs £675 and is delivered free within two to three working days. There is a two year manufacturer’s warranty.
If you’ve had any trees blown down you could well need a chain saw to clear it away.
So here’s a great one from a German engineering company, the Einhell Petrol Chainsaw with Free Starter Kit exclusive to us and on special offer.
This has a 41 cc two-stroke engine, an easy starter even when it’s cold, with a 35 cm guide bar with automatic chain lubrication and a centrifugal clutch. It weighs 4.5 kg and has an inertia chain brake as a vital safety feature.
It is designed with a claw grip underneath to make sawing logs easier.
With this chain saw you receive a free Forest safety helmet which incorporates a visor and ear muffs, heavy duty work gloves, spare chain and a fuel mixing bottle.
It costs £139.95, £60 less than the maker’s recommended retail price and has a three year warranty. We deliver it the next working day.
And this one too has free safety kit and also a three year warranty.
The Oleo-Mac GS44 Pro Petrol Chainsaw with Free Starter-Pack is on exclusive special offer and comes from a major European manufacturer of garden machinery.
It has a 45 cm guide bar and has the power for felling medium-sized trees as well as dealing with fallen branches.
It has a 42.9 cc two-stroke engine, easily started and produces less pollutants than many similar machines.
There are also low vibration levels and you can adjust the amount of oil on the chain depending on the toughness of the wood you are cutting.
With this machine you receive a free safety helmet with a visor and ear muffs, free two-stroke and chain oil and a free fuel mixing bottle. There are also a number of extras at special prices available when you order this saw.
The maker’s recommended price is £479.95 but we have it for sale for £329.95. We deliver it free the next working day.
Once fallen branches and trees are cut to length you may well need to split the logs, and wielding an axe is a sure passport to a damaged back.
So this little machine, the MD 4-Ton Electric Horizontal Log-Splitter is the lowest priced machine in its class and is easy and safe to use.
Log splitters work by forcing wood against a splitting wedge by using hydraulic power, and this one generates it via a 1500 Watt electric motor.
It can deal with logs up to 25 cm in diameter and 37 cm long and is powerful enough to deal with most garden woods.
Both hands are needed to operate it, a useful safety feature.
It has transport wheels to make it easy to move around and a comfortable handgrip.
The recommended retail price is £249.95 but we have it for sale for £149.95. It has a two year warranty and free next working day delivery.
Its bigger brother is the MD 5-Ton Electric Log-Splitter on special offer and capable of tackling closer-grained woods which take more force to split.
It can handle wood 25 cm in diameter and 52 cm long and has a 1500 Watt electric motor and again both hands are necessary to operate it keeping them out of the way of the splitting mechanism.
It costs £179.95 compared with the recommended price of £299.95. Deliver the next working day is free and there is a two year warranty.
And should the worst come to the worst and your houses is flooded, you may be grateful for a water pump.
The Loncin LC80WB30-4.5Q 3″ Petrol Powered Dirty-Water Pump is made to handle water from drains or ditches and has a lift of 26 metres and can pump 45,000 litres an hour.
Made from aluminium alloy it is light in weight and has a 196 cc engine and a powder-coated frame to guard against corrosion.
The pump is self-priming and has a double impellor and all the mechanical sealing is ceramic.
Water pumps should never be used in an enclosed or partly enclosed space and must have adequate ventilation.
It costs £299, £85 less than the recommended retail price and has a two year warranty. Delivery the next working day is free.
Keep browsing our site for the best deals available on a huge range of garden equipment and remember you can give us a ring on 08454 588905 if you have any questions.
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