Hints & Tips
Autumnal colours are just beginning to show themselves as the leaves on the maple trees are now a russet red and other leaves have lost their lush green look.
The ash and oak will keep theirs for some time yet but other trees are starting to shed their leaves, and the time for sweeping and collecting has started.
So here are three great machines from Agri-Fab starting with a simple little leaf sweeper which will save hours of back-breaking raking, and probably a few curses as well.
To give it its full name, the Agri-Fab 26″ Push Lawn & Leaf Sweeper (45-0218), on special offer, is a remarkably efficient piece of garden machinery.
As you push it along, the revolving wheels turn a series of brushes to sweep leaves and debris into the 200 litre collector.
As it runs on semi-pneumatic tyres it is easy to push, especially as they have a deep tread to grip on wet grass. It weighs just 13.5kg.
You can clear large areas quickly with this machine as it has a width of 55cm. The height is also adjustable.
The special offer price is £159, a saving of £30 on the recommended price and it has a five-year warranty.
We deliver it free the next working day.
Larger lawns can be an even bigger bind to keep looking pristine and here are a couple of pieces of kit which work with a lawn tractor to do the job,
The Agri-Fab 44″ Towed Lawn & Leaf Sweeper (45-0492) works in a similar fashion with 25cm with wide brushes sweeping the leaves into a 255 litre collector.
It will work equally well on gravel drives and hard surfaces as the working height is adjustable – just set it down low for solid asphalt drive areas like car parks and set it a higher for gravels drives and lawns.
It can be hooked up to any lawn or garden tractor as it is fitted with a universal hitch-pin.
The collector, which can be emptied from the driver’s seat, has a shield to stop collected material bring blown out.
Large wheels give plenty of grip and it is geared so that the brushes will not turn when you are reversing.
It costs £369, £90 below the price recommended and has a three-year warranty with next day free delivery. Here’s what our customers have been saying about it… “Good performance, good value for money“, “Excellent” and “Super Sweeper”. A very handy extra you can buy with this machine is a dethatcher kit, which is fitted to the front of the lead sweeper and will clear dead grasses, flat-growing weeds and moss from the lawn. This costs £79.
A very similar machine is the
. This is very robust and made and designed in Great Britain to a high standard.
This has a wider clearing width –91.5cm if you prefer metric – and is made with really large gardens and small estates in mind.
This one costs £949, more than £85 below the recommended price, has a one-year warranty and free next working day delivery.
These pages have a really full selection of leaf clearing equipment from little hand-held electric blower vacs for small lawns to industrial self-propelled machines.