Hints & Tips
The autumn leaf fall is starting to get into gear which for householders is yet another job for the gardener.
But imagine of you have a large garden or small estate to keep clean and neat through the winter.
So here to make the job easier are ten top pieces of equipment designed for much larger areas.
The first is the Mighty Mac LB5-EX Leaf Blower on special offer and showing a huge reduction on the recommended selling price.
This is designed in the USA for clearing large areas around public areas like car parks and schools where fallen leaves can easily become slippery. And it’s also excellent for large lawns as well.
It has a 5 hp Briggs & Stratton engine and has a 38 cm impellor that creates a 257 km/hour blast of air which will shift heavy clumps of matted leaves. The direction of the blast is easily adjusted with a deflector plate.
It has a front castor wheel and pneumatic tyres at the back and is light and easy to push along.
We have this for sale for £199, £300 less than the maker’s recommended retail price.
Delivery is free the next working day and there is a one year warranty.
Here’s one on special offer and exclusive to us at MowDIRECT.
The Oleo-Mac BV270 Pro Leaf-Blower with Free Vac-Kit comes from a leading European manufacturer in Italy and is fitted with a 30.5 cc engine producing a 234 km/hour blast of air.
It is light to use, quiet in running and an ideal machine for debris clearing as it can shift not only leaves but pine cones, cans and cartons with ease.
When used as a vac it has steel blades to shred the debris into a 36 litre collection bag – the vac shredder kit worth £40 is included in the price.
It costs £199.95, £100 less than the recommended retail price and is delivered free the next working day. And there is a three year warranty from the manufacturer.
If you have a larger garden chances are that you will have a ride-on or lawn tractor and this handy device could be the answer to falling leaves.
The Agri-Fab 38″ Towed Lawn & Leaf Sweeper (45-0331) is a highly efficient machine with a sweeping width of 96.5 cm.
The working height of the sweeper is adjustable so you can clear drives and gravel paths as well.
Leaves and debris are swept into a 255 litre collector which can be emptied with the driver leaving the seat.
It is also fitted with a device to stop the brushes turning when reversing and large diameter wheels mean that it can work on wet ground.
As a special offer you can also buy a dethatcher kit which fits on to the front on the sweeper for £79.
It costs £249, £80 less than the recommended retail price. We deliver it free the next working day and there is a fine year warranty from Agri-Fab.
Professional gardeners and park keepers often prefer a back pack machine and we think this is one of the best.
The Efco SA2700-BP Backpack Leaf Blowerhas a 1.2 hp engine with low emissions and quiet when running and it gives a 234 km/hour blast of air.
And most importantly it weighs just 6.4 kg so it can be used comfortably for long periods. It can also be used in dry conditions as it is fitted with an extra-large air filter.
It costs £209 compared with the recommended price of £319 and it has a three year warranty from Efco.We deliver it free the next morning day.
Now another Mighty Mac machine with a massive reduction on the recommended retail price,
The Mighty Mac LB8-EZ EX Leaf Blower (Special Offer) has a Briggs & Stratton engine and is a machine which will interest professional gardeners and local authorities.
The engine produces 8 hp and has electronic ignition and splash lubrication to give it a longer life.
This gives a massive 298 km/hour air blast which will shift not only matted leaves but bottles, cans and other debris.
The castor wheel at the front can be locked if you need to keep to a straight line.
The recommended retail price is £649 but we have it for sale for £299. Delivery the next working day is free and there is a one year warranty.
Now another towed leaf sweeper.
The Agri-Fab Smart-Sweep 44″ Towed Lawn & Leaf Sweeper (45-0492) has a wider sweeping width than its small cousin and is fitted with a device which stops it ‘skipping’ where the sweeper can jump from the ground.
It has a high torque gearing with a heavy duty brush and comes with a huge 710 litre collector which can be emptied from the driver’s seat with a single lever.
It costs £339, £110 less than the recommended price and it has a five year maker’s warranty. We deliver it free the next working day.
Another backpack machine now, this from a leading Japanese company and engineered in the US.
The Tanaka TBL-4600 Backpack Leaf-Blower currently on special offer, has a 44 cc engine producing 322 km/hour blast of air.
This engine has been designed for a long life and has a two litre fuel tank and an electronic ignition system.
The frame and carrying straps are well padded and the total weight is 9 kg.
It costs £399 compared with the recommended price of £549 and we deliver it free within three to five working days. It has a two year warranty.
This next on, the Al-Ko 75B Hurricane Wheeled Vacuum is a German engineered machine with a 140 cc engine fitted with the maker’s Quick Start system for easy starting.
It has a 200 litre nylon collection bag and has four working heights so it can tackle drives and paths as well as lawns. The working width is 75 cm.
You can buy a hose kit which makes it easier to clean narrower areas and to take leaves from flower beds. This kit costs £120.
We deliver it free the next working day and there is a two year manufacturer’s warranty. It costs £429.
This next one is a clever machine from a popular brand, the Cub Cadet CSV-060 Wheeled Chipper-Vac.
It has a 159 cc engine and is fitted with one blade for chipping branches and eight flail blades for dealing with leaves and softer material.
A special chute makes it easy to feed it branches up to 38mm diameter and reduces the volume by 10 to 1.
It comes with a two metre hose and has a 60 litre mulch bag and a set of goggles.
It costs £599, £100 less than the maker’s recommended retail price, is delivered free the next working day and has a three year warranty.
And this final one is designed for people with large areas to keep clean and can handle both hard surfaces and lawns.
The Billy Goat QV550 QuietVac Outdoor Vacuum (Push) has a six-bladed impellor and can handle all manner of heavy rubbish.
It has a 225 litre collection bag and shreds the rubbish at a ratio of 12 to 1.
It has front castor wheels and is very easy to steer and has a 205 cc Briggs & Stratton engine to provide the power. The working height can be adjusted to suit the surface.
You can also buy a 3 metre hose kit for reach more hidden parts of the garden.
It costs £1599, £100 less than the maker’s recommended retail price and is delivered free the next working day. There is a one year maker’s warranty.
Leaves can be a problem for local authorities and owners of large estates but modern equipment has made this autumnal task much easier.
See these pages for a huge selection of leaf clearance machinery – you’ll be bound to find one to suit your purposes.
If you would like our advice please give our team a ring on 08454 58905.
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