Hints & Tips
The old Victorian saying urged us ‘Never a borrower or a Lender be’.
But there can’t be a gardener in the country who has not borrowed a gardening tool at some stage, so here are ten top essential pieces of equipment which you certainly need at some time but might not have in the shed.
The first is the MD Saw Horse with Chainsaw Attachment, a neat little device which makes sawing wood with a chainsaw a much safer and easier task.
Some people are nervous using a chainsaw and this log horse with the attachment allows you to fix the chainsaw on to a special sleeve.
This is particularly useful when sawing up large quantities of logs for the fire. The Y-shaped, grooved horse holds the wood to be cut – simply slide it along to the pivoting chain saw and you can speedily prepare the logs to the size you want.
It can take wood up to 20 cm diameter and it folds flat for easy storatge at the end of the day. And as you can visualise this is one piece of kit many gardeners would crave.
It costs only £49.95 and is delivered free the next working day. There is a two year warranty.
The Einhell Petrol Chainsaw with Free Starter Kit is on exclusive special offer.
And has a 41 cc engine which will last and be easy to start with a high chain speed and a 35 cm long chain bar with an industry leading chain from Oregan. It will deal with logs 20 cm to 25 cm in diameter.
It has automatic chain lubrication and weighs only 4.5 kg. And it has an inertia-operated chain brake should the saw kick back when in use.
With this saw you receive a free safety helmet with ear muffs and visor, free work gloves, fuel mixing bottle and a spare chain.
It costs £139.95, £60 less than the recommended price, is delivered free the next working day and has a two year warranty from Einhell.
Another machine which is a handy piece of kit is a log splitter and here is a simple, easy-to-operate machine on special offer.
The MD 4-Ton Electric Horizontal Log-Splitter is a robust machine which will save a lot of effort swinging an axe as it exerts four tons of pressure by forcing the logs against a splitting wedge using hydraulic power.
It can handle logs up to 25 cm diameter and 37 cm long and has a 1600 Watt electric motor.
Both hands are needed to operate it, a useful safety feature and it has transport wheels so it is easy to move around.
It costs £149.95, £100 less than the maker’s recommended price and has a two year warranty. Delivery the next working day is free.
Now one which is one of our best sellers and essential if you want a healthy lawn.
The Einhell BG-SC 2240P Petrol Lawn Scarifier on special offer is the lowest cost petrol-powered scarifier in its class.
Engineered in Germany it employs 18 double-sided steel blades which tease out dead grasses and flat weeds which prevent nutrients and moisture penetrating the roots of the plants.
It will also lift out moss from the lawn but it is best to treat this first with chemicals.
It is a 118 cc engine and sic working height settings. The working width is 40 cm and it has a catcher for the debris.
Handles fold away so it is easier to store.
You can save £220 on the maker’s recommended price as it costs only £279.95 with a two year warranty. Delivery the next working day is free.
Now a machine which will save hours of hard work with a tined rake and what’s more it’s 50 per cent off the recommended retail price.
The Mighty Mac LB8-EZ EX Leaf Blower is on exclusive special offer and has an 8hp Briggs & Stratton engine.
The 38 cm impellor develops a 298 km/hour blast of air to shift matted leaves and even pine cones and other debris.
A castor wheel on the front makes it easy to move around and handles fold down to take up less storage space.
The recommended retail price is £699 but we have it for sale for only £299. Itr has free delivery and a two year warranty.
There’s no getting away from it, winter’s on its way and this little machine could be the answer to shifting snow.
The Oleo-Mac Artik 52 Single-Stage Petrol Snow Blower has a 163 cc engine designed for the cold weather and is easy to push along with the snow entering the cute at the front and blasted clear.
The exit chute is adjustable in directing and you can also adjust the range at which the snow is thrown clear from two to eight metres.
It costs only £299, £100 less than the recommended retail price and we deliver it free the next working day.
It has a three year maker’s warranty and free delivery the next working day.
Remember last winter’s floods? A water pump could well have proved its weight on gold.
The Loncin LC80ZB35-4.5Q 3″ Petrol Powered Water Pump can pump 48,000 gallons of water an hour and is particularly useful when you want to empty a swimming pool or cellar or help with garden or allotment irrigation.
It has a 163cc engine with low vibrations and is a centrifugal style pump which can give a lift of 20 metres and a suction of six metres.
It is housed in a strong steel frame but is mevertheless light and resistant to corrosion.
Remember never to use a pump in a restricted area or without adequate ventilation.
It costs £199, £50 less than the maker’s recommended retail price and has a two year warranty.
We deliver it free the next working day.
The other piece of equipment which was much in demand last winter was a generator and this one, the Loncin LC3000-AS Generator is an efficient machine, easy to use and ideal if you live in an isolated area where power cuts are frequent.
It has a 4-stroke engine and produces 2.3 to 2.4 Kw of power and will provide electricity for 15 hours on one 18 litre tank full of petrol.
It has an automatic voltage regulator and a low oil level system protects the engine.
Generators should not be used inside buildings – and remember you will need cables to run the power to where it is needed.
It costs £369, £90 less than the recommended retail price and is delivered free the next working day and has a 2-year maker’s warranty.
As we said winter’s on its way and here’s a package we have put together if you have a large area to keep clear.
The Pro Winter Snow & Ice Treatment Package consists of a salt and ice-melt spreader from Agri-Fab, 20 10kg bags of LNT Magic Ice Melt and five Large Canadian Snow Shoverls/Pushers.
Ice Melt is the same product used by airports and railways throughout the world as it is a non-corrosive product which won’t harm grass or plants.
With this package you can buy all you want to fight the winter snows in one handy package and ensure your business won’t be one of those forced to close.
The whole lot costs just £549 and you can buy additional spreaders, Ice Melt and shovels at special prices.
Delivery is free within two to three working days.
And finally a snow blower made for really harsh conditions.
The Oleo-Mac Artik 56 Dual-Stage Snow Blower (Manual Start) has two stages in dealing with the snow.
First harsh metal augurs drag it into the hood and then a powerful impellor takes over to blast it up to 12 metres clear. The discharge chute is adjustable.
Power comes from a 182 cc Loncin engine designed for freezing conditions and it is fitted with deep tread Snow Hog tyres.
It has five forward and two reverse gears and adjustable sliders on the front hood. It has a 56 cm working width and the front hood intake height is 51 cm.
It costs £479 compared with the recommended price of £699 and it has a three year warranty. Delivery is free the next working day.
These are just ten top machines which any gardener would be pleased to have in his shed. Browse our site for a massive selection of every type of garden machinery imaginable.
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