Hints & Tips
We are marking the arrival of our new site with ten unbeatable deals on lawnmowers, some exclusive to us and all at the keenest of prices.
With all the rain of late, a slight rise in temperatures will see the grass sprinting away.
Don’t be tempted to cut it too short for the first cut of Spring – even if that means you having to go round twice. Remember that a sharp frost will knock back new growth on freshly cut lawns and leave them looking a bit sad.
So the first is a great little hand propelled mower ideal for smaller lawns.
It’s great value and new and exclusive to us.
The MTX Mercury 40P Hand-Propelled Petrol Lawnmower is ideal for lawns around 400m2 and has an economical 98.5cc engine and a 40cm cutting width.
With a narrow width like this it is easy to shoot around flower borders and along paths and through garden gates.
It is nevertheless a solid little mower with a steel cutting deck and cutting heights from 25mm to 75mm.
The grass box holds 45 litres and the handlebars are adjustable.
This little mower is just £139, £60 off the recommended price, has a two year warranty and is delivered free the next working day.
Mountfield has been a favourite British brand for years and this one has been one of their best sellers.
The Mountfield HP183 Petrol Rotary Hand-Propelled Lawnmower is another mower which you push yourself and is a machine of real quality with a 148cc Briggs & Stratton engine designed to be very easy to start.
This one too has a steel cutting deck but a slightly wider cutting width of 45cm and is fitted with larger rear wheels which makes it easier to push around corners and provide better grip which will not damage the lawn.
Grass collection is enhanced by a cutting deck to increase the airflow – the grass box holds 55 litres. If you prefer to mulch the clippings there is a free mulch plug included – this normally costs £20.
There are five cutting heights from 20mm to 70mm.
It is delivered free the next working day with a two-year warranty and costs £199, £100 off the recommended price.
Now one from a leading German manufacturer.
The Einhell GC-PM 46 S-M Self-Propelled 4-Wheeled Petrol Lawnmower, is currently on special offer.
This is a very solid mower with a powder-coated cutting deck to resist corrosion powered by the company’s own 139cc engine.
The cutting width is 46cm and the grass box holds 60 litres. This has an indicator to show when it’s full.
It has nine cutting heights from 30mm to 90mm and also comes with a free mulch kit.
It costs £219.95, £80 less than the recommended price and has a two year warranty and free next working day delivery.
And from Germany to Italy for the next one, the Oleo-Mac G53-TK Petrol Self-Propelled Lawn Mower, another on special offer.
Exclusive to MowDirect it is fitted with a 159cc Emak engine and has been designed to give a ground speed of 3.6 km/h.
This has a wider cutting width of 51cm and a large grass box which holds 60 litres and is ideal for lawns around 1200m2.
Cutting heights are from 28mm to 75mm and the steel cutting deck is powder coated to give the mower a longer life.
It costs £239.95, and that’s £150 off the maker’s recommended price and what is more it has a five year warranty. Delivery is free the next working day.
The next is from the USA and is a new model and exclusive to MowDirect.
The MTD 53BS Self-Propelled Petrol Lawnmower is another exclusive to us and gives great value for money with an easy-starting 150 Briggs & Stratton engine at its heart.
There are six cutting heights from 20mm to 90mm and a steel chassis to give it strength.
This one has a huge 80 litre grass box and with a cutting width of 53cm is an ideal machine for lawns around 1000m2 in area.
It costs £249, £120 off the price recommended by the manufacturer, has a two year warranty and free delivery the next working day.
The Mountfield SP180 Self-Propelled Petrol Lawn Mower is aimed at people with a medium-sized lawn and has a 125cc Briggs & Stratton. The cutting width is 45cm.
Cutting heights are from 20mm to 70mm selected with a single lever ands it has a 55 litre grass box.
Have a look at these pages to see what previous purchasers thought of this mower.
It costs £249, a full £100 off the recommended price and has a two year warranty from the manufacturer and free next workiung day delivery.
For this next long-time favourite it’s back to Italy.
The Oleo-Mac G53-TK AllRoad Plus-4 Self-propelled Lawn Mower gives you the option of collecting the clippings, or mulching them for the formal lawn.
When you get to the rougher areas like small orchards or paddocks or that bit hidden away behind the shed you can discharge the clippings from the back or side.
The engine is from Emak and is a really powerful 196cc model to give it plenty of power.
Cutting heights are from 28mm to 75mm and it has extra-large rear wheels to handle rougher gground and make turning easier.
We think this is a great bargain at £329.95, an amazing £170 off the recommended price.
Added to that it has a five year warranty and free next working day delivery.
Mountfield SP533 Self-propelled Petrol Lawn Mower on special offer has a 51cm cutting width making it suitable for lawns up to around 1200m2.
The 160cc engine is an easy starter giving enough power to cope with all sorts of mowing challenges.
With a 60 litre grass box and cutting heights from 25mm to 90mm this robust mower from a favourite brand will provide years of service especially as it has a powder-coated steel cutting deck.
It costs £319, £130 off the recommended retail price and has a three year warranty and free next working day delivery.
Here’s another from Einhell and new for this season and this one has five ways of getting rid of the clippings.
With the Einhell GC-PM 52 SHW 5-in-1 Hi-Wheel Self-Propelled Petrol Lawn Mower they can be either mulched or collected in the massive 80 litre grass box.
For the rougher areas you can discharge them to the rear or side or simply drop them back to the ground.
With a specially-designed steel cutting deck and cutting blade each piece of grass is brought to an upright position before it is cut leaving a much neater and more even finish.
Power comes from a 173cc engine and there is a large fuel tank to keep you mowing longer.
And it also has high wheels to make it easier to manoeuvre. It even has a carrying handle and it is delivered free the next working day complete with a 10-litre jerry can.
It costs £349, £150 off the list price and has a two year warranty.
And finally, an all-time British-made favourite.
The Hayter Spirit 41 Petrol Autodrive Rear Roller Lawnmower (Code: 619) is the one to consider if you have a smaller lawn but want to leave it with perfect stripes, like Wimbledon.
It has an aluminium cutting deck and a full-width ribbed rear-roller to leave the iconic striped finish.
It will cut right down to 13mm and has front fin on the cutting deck to smooth the grass before it is cut, leading to a better finish. The cutting deck itself is lined with ABS plastic to resist corrosion and dampen the noise.
The power is from a Briggs & Stratton 125cc engine and the grass box holds 55 litres. And it is fitted with a cutter-bar friction disc so that should you hit something really solid, like a careless tree, it won’t damage the engine crank.
It costs £399, £70 less than the recommended price and has a three year warranty and a free bottle of engine oil to get you started quickly.
These are ten top mowers for the average British garden.
We’ve got a huge selection of lawn and garden tractors if you are lucky enough to have a larger lawn and remember you can always ring us on 08454 588905 if you want our advice before buying.