Hints & Tips
It’s at this time of the year that manufacturers launch their new models for the coming grass-cutting season and here’s one from a leading European manufacturer.
The Einhell GC-PM 46/2 SHW-E Hi-Wheel Self-Propelled Petrol Lawn Mower has a powerful 139cc engine developed by Einhell and is started simply by turning a key.
The battery which provides the initial power is charged by the engine so there is no need to remove it and plug it in to re-charge.
But just in case there is a problem it can also be fired up by a starter cord mounted on the handlebars.
Large rear wheels give bags of grip and it has a 46cm cutting width and cutting heights from 30mm to 80mm.
You can collect the cuttings in the conventional fashion in the 70-litre grass box or mulch them when conditions allow.
For the longer areas you can discharge them at the back of the mower where finish is not so important.
To help achieve a perfect finish on formal lawns there is a grass comb which smoothers the grass before it is trimmed.
The steel deck is powder coated to resist corrosion and give it a longer working life.
Suitable for an area of around 1400m2 it costs £299.95, a full £100 off the maker’s recommended price. There is a two-year warranty and free next working day delivery.
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