Hints & Tips
Large areas of grass and lawns are starting to look a bit scruffy. The grass has continued to grow through most of the warmest winter on record and we know some of you have been out with the mower.
But if you have a larger lawn or paddocks and orchards, chances are that they have been left uncut and now need trimming back to produce a strong flush of new grass.
If you are looking for a lawn tractor, this one from a favourite manufacturer should suit the bill.
The Mountfield 1530M Lawn Tractor has an 84cm cutting width and, importantly, twin cutting blades.
These non-overlapping blades give a smoother finish to lawns and also create a very strong air current in the cutting deck.
This leads to better collection of grass clippings, especially when it’s wet.
There are seven cutting heights from 25mm to 80mm for the rougher areas and the grass box, which holds 240 litres, emits a loud beep when it needs emptying.
Power for this machine comes from a 452cc Mountfield engine which has a proper oil pump to maintain efficient lubrication and to give the engine a longer life.
There are five forward and one reverse gears and the petrol tank holds six litres.
As well as being efficient it is also comfortable to drive. The seat is padded and adjustable and the deck is electronically controlled.
Tyres with a deep tread give excellent grip, there are headlights to keep your working in the gloom and there is a tight turning circle.
You can also buy a deflector kit for use when cutting longer grass and there is also a mulch plug for use on smooth lawns in the summer,
Extend the use of the tractor with a tow bar and you will have a new best friend in the garden which will work for you all year long.
This tractor is delivered free within two to three working days and has a five years warranty from Mountfield.
It costs £1599, £200 off the recommended price, and we think is a really great buy.