Hints & Tips
If you are lucky enough to have a really large lawn you will need a lawn tractor to keep it trimmed and these two machines from a top German manufacturer should be on anyone’s shortlist.
Aimed at lawn up to 8000 sq metres, the Al-Ko T16-92HD Special Edition Lawn Tractor is especially suited to British weather, as it has special hi-lift blades which create a very powerful airflow to force the clippings into the grass box.
This means that even when you’re cutting wet lawns the tractor will collect the clippings in the 220 litre grass box and won’t leave unsightly clumps on the lawn.
This lawn tractor is powered by a twin cylinder Briggs & Stratton engine and has very precise speed control with no gears to change – much like an automatic car.
The cutting width is 92 cm and the cutting deck is fitted with anti-scalp wheels so it will follow the contours of the lawn and won’t leave unsightly gouges.
It costs £2099, £500 less than the maker’s recommended retail price and has a two-year warranty and free delivery on the British mainland within two to three working days.
With this lawn tractor you receive a free tow hitch so you can turn your machine into an all-round garden workhorse.
You can also buy a grass deflector for £99, useful when cutting longer grass, and a mulch kit for £89.
A more powerful machine is the AL-KO T16-102HD Edition Lawn & Garden Tractor with a twin cylinder 656 cc Briggs & Stratton engine and suitable for 10,000 sq metre lawns.
This has a wider cutting width and is comfortable to drive, with a high-back driving seat.
It has wide profile tyres and a front bumper to minimise damage in case a tree jumps out in front!
This one costs £2299 – £600 off the recommended price – and has a two year warranty and free delivery within one to two working days. You can buy a mulch kit and grass deflector for the same prices and the tow hitch is again free.
See these pages for a fuller list of garden tractors and remember you can give us a ring o 08454 588905 if you would like our advice before buying.
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