Hints & Tips
This spell of warmer weather wafting here from Spain – or so we are told – has certainly made the garden grow.
The lawns are now quite lush and the Spring flush of grass has started in earnest and many of you will be looking for a new mower.
But it is important to buy a mower suited to your lawn and this is where we are in a unique position to help as we have a huge choice of mowers on our site, from simple hand-propelled models to wide-cut self-propelled mowers made to tackle all types of grass.
So here are ten top mowers with one for every size of garden and every type of lawn. And if you still can’t make up your mind which one is best for you then ring us on 08454 588905 for our advice. We’re on this number between 9 and 5 every weekday. This first one is the type many of you have almost certainly used at one time or another.
The Webb H12R Hand-Propelled Cylinder Lawn Mower uses a chain drive from the front roller to the blades and will give a neat, tight finish to smaller lawns – it will cut right down to 13 mm.
Light, easy to uses and with no engine noise or petrol fumes to worry about, it will leave a striped finish across its 33 cm cutting width and let you cut close to lawn edges.
It costs just £85.95 and is delivered free the following working day with a one-year warranty.
The Mountfield Princess 38 Electric 4 Wheel Roller Lawnmower is another self-propelled mower but this one has a 1600 Watt electric motor and also has a rear roller top give a striped finish.
And with this one you also receive a mulch plug so that the clippings are shredded and allowed to decompose on the lawn where they provide a valuable fertiliser.
This one is suitable for lawns of around 15 sq metres and has cutting heights from 25 mm to 75 mm.
Another light and easy to use mower it has a working width of 38 cm – 15 in – and has larger rear wheels to make it easier to turn.
This has been a popular mower for years and costs £129, £30 less than the recommended price and is delivered free the next working day with a two year warranty.
Now the first one from Germany, the Al-Ko 42BA Hand-Propelled 3-in-1 Petrol Lawn Mower with a 140 cc engine and a 42 cm cutting width.
With this mower you can either collect the clippings in the 65 litre grass box, mulch them or discharge at the back where you have rougher, longer grass.
Cost is £199, the warranty is two years and delivery the following working day is free.
And the final mower which you have to push along is the iconic Hayter Spirit 41 Petrol Push Rear Roller Lawnmower (Code: 617).
Made for smaller lawns this has a 125 cc Briggs & Stratton engine designed to be easy to start and has a rear roller for a striped look and front fins to smooth the grass before it is cut and give a better finish
Cutting heights are right down to 13 mm and the engine has a friction disc so the crank will not be damaged if you hit something solid.
This one has a three year warranty and is delivered free the next working day with a complimentary bottle of engine oil. It costs £285, over £50 off the recommended price.
Now one from another German manufacturer and this one is on special offer and the first of the self-propelled mowers.
The Einhell GH-PM 46/1 S Self-Propelled 4-Wheeled Petrol Lawnmower has a 135 cc engine to move it along and power the blades and has a 46 cm cutting width making it suitable for medium sized to slightly larger lawns.
Cutting heights are from 32 mm to 70 mm and it has a grass box which holds 60 litres.
It costs £219, £100 off the recommended price and is delivered free the next working day with a two year warranty.
Here’s another on special offer – you can save £150 on the recommended retail price.
The Oleo-Mac G53-TK Petrol Self-Propelled Lawn Mower is made by a leading Italian manufacturer and is exclusive to MowDirect.
A really strong machine it has a 159 cc Emak engine which gives loads of power so it can tackle lawn slopes and rougher areas of grass easily.
It has a 51 cm cutting width and is designed to cut lawns of around 1500 sq metres.
Cutting heights are from 28 mm to 75 mm and with this one you can buy a mulch plug for an extra £20.
The mower costs £239.95 and has a three year warranty and free next working day delivery.
Another mower aimed at medium to large-sized lawns is the Einhell GC-PM 56SHW Hi-Wheel Self-Propelled Petrol Lawn Mower, a rugged machine with the benefits of German engineering.
And this one has four ways of disposing of the clippings. You can either discharge to the back or sides, mulch or collect if in the 75 litre grass box.
It has a 56 cm cutting width and is made to tackle a range of grass types from orchards, paths and paddocks to flat formal lawns.
There is a powerful 173 cc engine and a large fuel tank and with this one you can disengage the drive if cutting around trees, garden furniture and the like.
It costs £339.95, £230 less than the recommended price and has a two-year warranty.
Yet another on special offer, and this one from Efco, a top Italian company.
Their LR55-VBX 4-in-1 Hi-Wheel Petrol Lawn Mower with Variable Speed Drive has a wide cutting width and lets you chose the speed at which you work with four ground speeds up to 5 km/h.
This one too has mulching and collecting features and side and rear discharge for long grass.
A Briggs & Stratton 190 cc engine provides the power and it has a giant 80 litre grass box with a box full indicator. There are six height options from 25 mm to 82 mm.
It costs £399 (over £160 off the recommended price), has a three year warranty and free next working day delivery.
Now a cracking British-made mower, a favourite for years.
The Hayter Harrier 56 Autodrive Lawnmower with Variable Speed (Code: 560) has a 190 cc Briggs & Stratton engine, a 56 cm cutting width and is the one you want for large lawns where striped finish is wanted.
It cuts right down to 13 mm and up to 60 mm, has a 70 litre grass box and with its rear rollers you can cut right up to the edge of the lawn. It costs £919, £230 less than the recommended price and with this one you receive a top-quality, classic 10-litre steel Jerry Can completely free.
It also carries a five year warranty, comes with a free bottle of engine oil and we deliver it free the next working day.
And finally a machine to rival lawn tractors. The Toro 20975 TimeMaster Twin Cut Lawnmower has a cutting width of 76 cm and twin cutting blades to shred clippings down. But you can also collect them if you prefer.
It is designed to create a really powerful current of air in the cutting deck and give excellent grass collection even when it’s wet. Cutting heights are from 32 mm to 108 mm.
A powerful Briggs & Stratton engine is easily started – with a ‘two pulls or less’ promise.
The mower follows your walking pace and lets you engage traction assist for more difficult areas.
And there is a blade-brake clutch which lets you disengage the cutting blades when you are crossing paths.
It costs £849, over £100 less than the recommended price, and is delivered free within two to three working days. It has a three-year warranty and comes with a free bottle of engine oil to get you started.
These are just ten of the mowers from our site, so there’s bound to be one suited to your lawn.
Oh, and here’s a tip from me. The lawns can be wet in the mornings still, so delay mowing until the grass is dry, that way you’ll get a better finish.
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