Hints & Tips
Many of you will probably remember the old scythe bar mowers with their massive cast iron driving wheels.
Once started – and that wasn’t easy – they would trundle along and were difficult to control and often left their user behind working through hedges and flower and vegetable gardens.
But machines like this had their uses and the modern versions and much easier to control and much safer.
If you have a large area overgrown with gorse and bramble, or fields of long grass and weeds this will do the trick, the Al-Ko BM 870-III Scythe-Bar Mower.
Both the wheels and cutter bar are driven by a 148cc Briggs & Stratton engine and it will easily deal with rough undulating ground.
The cutter bar is 34in wide – 87cm in old – money and it is fitted with a grass deflector so you don’t have to walk through the rubbish you’ve just cut.
The handles can be adjusted to suit the height of the user and there is a vibration damping system to make it more comfortable to use over longer periods.
You can also buy snow chains and a snow plough to fit to this machine so it has its uses throughout the year.
It costs £749 and is delivered fully assembled within two to three working days. And there is a two year warranty from Al-Ko, a leading German engineering company.
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