Hints & Tips
Many of you, we know, like to seek out tried and trusted manufacturers when buying garden machinery.
So this week, we are highlighting ten lawnmowers at the keenest prices from the world’s leading garden machinery companies.
These are brands with whom you will be familiar like Mountfield and Hayter, companies with solid reputations for designing and manufacturing reliable lawnmowers made to last.
The first is the Mountfield HP180 Petrol Rotary Hand-Propelled Lawnmower, a neat little machine currently on special offer.
This has a 45cm cutting width and is an ideal mower for a smaller garden with lawns around 800m2 and is easier to navigate around flower beds than one which is self-propelled. Larger rear wheels help with this.
It is a tough little mower with a steel cutting deck and a Briggs & Stratton 148cc engine to power the blades.
It will cut down to 20mm and up 70mm and has a grass box which holds 55 litres.
The handles fold down for easy storage.
It costs £199 and that’s a full £100 off the recommended price. We deliver it free the next working day.
Einhell is German engineering company making and designing a wide range of garden machinery and has been a popular brand in this country for many years.
One of theirs on special offer is the Einhell GC-PM 46 S-M Self-Propelled 4-Wheeled Petrol Lawnmower.
This robust machine has the company’s own 139cc engine and a 46cm cutting width making it suitable for small to medium-sized lawns.
There are nine cutting heights from 30mm to 90mm and a grass box which holds 60 litres. The box has an indicator to show when it needs emptying.
You also receive a free mulch kit with this mower. Mulching means that the clippings are held in the body of the mower and cut down to the size of tea leaves before being allowed to fall back to the lawn where they rot away.
The recommended prise for this mower is £219.95 but we have taken £80 off this and is now just £219.95.
Delivery is free the next working day and there is a two year warranty from Einhell.
Now a mower from an Italian company, a leading European manufacturer, and exclusive to MowDirect.
Also on special offer, the Oleo-Mac G53-TK Petrol Self-Propelled Lawn mower is another rugged mower and has a 159cc engine from Emak, the parent company
The engine is east to start, mean on fuel and noise and has fewer emissions.
It has a wider cutting width than the previous two mowers making it suitable for mediuym-sized lawns, say around 1200m2.
Cutting heights are from 28mm to 75mm and it has apowder-coated deck to resist the inevitable scratching and corrosion.
This one has a five year warranty fro Oleo-Mac, costs ££239.95, £150 off the price recommended, and is delivered free the next working day.
Now a mower new for 2016 and exclusive to us and is from a leading USA garden machinery company, MTD.
The MTD 53BS Self-Propelled Petrol Lawnmower has a Briggs & Stratton 150cc engine designed to keep the noise down and have a long life.
Built on a strong steel frame there are six cutting heights from 20mm to 90mm it has a 53cm cutting width and is made for lawns around 1000m2 to 1200m2.
This one has a massive grass box which can hold 80 litres.
It costs £249 compared with the recommended price of £369, has a two year warranty and free next working day delivery.
Now back to Einhell for a new machine for 2016 and yet another exclusive to us.
The Einhell GC-PM 46/2 SHW-E Hi-Wheel Self-Propelled Petrol Lawn Mower with Electric Key Start fires up just like your car –
just turn the key. And the battery charges itself as it moves a long.
This mower also has a front grass comb which smooths the grass before it is cut leading to a better finish.
This mower will collect or discharge the clippings at the back – handy where a tidy finish is not needed.
It has a 139cc engine from the manufacturers and a 70-litre grass box The cutting width is 46cm.
This one costs £299.95, a full £100 off the maker’s recommended price, is delivered free within two working days and has a two year warranty from Einhell.
Now one from an historic British company everyone recognises.
The Hayter Spirit 41 Petrol Push Rear Roller Lawnmower (Code: 617) is a great little mower for smaller areas and getting round trees and garden furniture.
This machine has a ribbed rear roller which leaves a striped finish – how parallel they are is up to the skill of the mower!
There is a 125cc easy-starting Briggs & Stratton engine powering it along and it has front fins to smooth the lawn, clear debris and give a better finish.
There are seven cutting heights right to down to 13mm giving a very tight finish and it is fitted with a friction disc to protect the engine in case you hit something really solid.
The cutting deck is aluminium to give it a long life and it is lined with plastic to keep the noise down and resist corrosion.
This one is priced at £319, £50 off the recommended price and has a three year warranty and free next working day delivery.
It also comes with a free bottle of engine oil and a three year warranty from Hayter.
Now another new machine for this year and one from Toro, a leading company from the USA in the garden machinery world.
The Toro 29732 Petrol Recycler Lawn Mower will collect clippings, mulch them and discharge to the side making it the sort of mower you want if you have rougher areas of grass to control as well as conventional lawns.
Discharge to the side is through an attachment to the exit chute and the mulch plug is built in to the mower.
Powering this along is a Briggs & Stratton 190cc engine, a really easy starter. It has a 53cm cutting width and a large 70-litre grass box. There are six cutting heights from 32m to 95mm.
It costs £339, £60off the recommended price, is delivered free within two to three working days of us receiving your order and has a two year warranty.
The Einhell GC-PM 52 SHW 5-in-1 Hi-Wheel Self-Propelled Petrol Lawn Mower is a great-value machine which can collect and mulch clippings on a smooth lawn but can discharge to the rear or side or just drop them in the less formal areas.
It also has the company’s Vortex technology combining a specially-shaped blade which brings each blade of grass upright before it is cut. This leads to a much neater finish.
Powering it along is Einhell’s 173cc engine designed to be easy to start with little effort.
It has a large fuel tank and higher wheels at the back to make it easier to steer.
The cost is £499.95 and it has a two year warranty and free delivery the next working day.
Here’s another new one from Mountfield and exclusive to us.
The Mountfield SP180R Self-Propelled Petrol Rear-Roller Lawnmower has Mountfield engine made to be easy to start.
And it has a rear roller to leave a neatly-striped finish which epitomises British lawns. It also makes it easier to mow close the path and garden edges.
It is fitted with a skid plate to stop it scalping uneven lawns and has a 55-litre grass box.
Cutting heights are from 20mm to 70mm.
This one has a five year warranty from Mountfield and is delivered free the next working day with a bottle of engine oil.
The Oleo-Mac G53-VK AllRoad Plus-4 Lawn Mower with Variable Speed Drive lets you set your own pace between 2.5 km/h and 4.5km/h.
It is fitted with a 196cc engine developing rear power while being an easy-starter and has a forced air-cooling system to keep the engine temperature down and give it a longer life.
With this mower you either collect or mulch the clippings or discharge them to the back or side depending on the conditions and the type of grass you are cutting.
The cutting width is 51cm and the grass box holds 70 litres. Cutting heights are from 28mm to 75mm.
It costs £419.95, a massive reduction on the recommended price of £599.95 and has a five year warranty. We deliver it free the next working day.
These are just ten of the mowers from our site from leading brands and manufacturers.
For a full list of top brand lawnmowers see these pages and give us a ring if you would like our advice before buying, we’re on 08454 588905.
This blog updated June 2016