Hints & Tips
If you have an ordinary lawn, say about the size of a tennis court or a bit smaller, you’ll now be cutting it at least once a week.
The first, vigorous flush of Spring grass means regular mowing is now essential.
Cutting the grass leads to more lively and healthy growth and that means you’ll have a beautiful-looking lawn all through the summer, except in a heatwave.
If you have a larger garden then grass cutting can be a chore, but with modern ride-ons and lawn tractors this need not be the case as they are comfortable and simple to drive.
Many even have headlights and cup holders and most have seats which are padded and adjustable.
So if you are thinking of buying a machine for a larger garden, here are ten top deals on lawn and garden tractors.
And remember that for many of the machines on our site you can order on Friday by 3pm and be mowing on Saturday for a small extra cost.
Plus every ride-on delivered benefits from FREE OIL and our Premium Delivery Service. This means your ride-on is delivered assembled, tested, tune, cleaned and ready to go. All for FREE
The first to look at is an all-time favourite, the Mountfield 827M Compact Lawn Rider, ideal for areas where access is difficult.
This one has a cutting width of 66cm, can fit through most narrow gateways, has a 224c Mountfield engine started with a key and is cheap to run.
It has a five-speed gearbox and a 150-litre grass box – this can be emptied without leaving the driver’s seat.
Cutting heights are from 30mm to 80mm with six settings and you can buy a mulch kit if you prefer to deal with the clippings this way, but remember only to use this when the grass is not too long and dry.
This one costs £1199, £100 off the recommended price and it has a two-year warranty.
Delivery is free within two to three working days.
The next is a neat little machine from an American manufacturer, the Lawnflite 76-RDE Mini Rider suitable for areas around 3000m2.
This has a slightly wider 76cm cutting width and has a grass box which holds 150 litres but you can also mulch them when conditions allow.
The MTD engine has a capacity of 420cc and 12-speed change on the move Transmatic transmission – four forward and four reverse – which makes it very easy to drive. It also has a tight turning circle.
There are five cutting heights from 38mm to 95mm and there is a fuel gauge to make sure you don’t run out of petrol.
This one costs £1369, £180 below the maker’s recommended price and has a two-year warranty.
Delivery is free within two to three working days but you have the option, for an extra fee, of having Saturday delivery.
Next is the MTD 2-in-1 Combi Lawn Tractor, an ideal machine if you have areas like small paddocks and orchards to keep trimmed and maintained as well as a proper lawn.
From an established USA manufacturer, it has a 420cc engine designed for reliability and a long life and is easily started just by turning a key – some tractors are still fired up by pulling on a recoil cord.
With its 96cm cutting deck it is suitable for lawns up to 6000m2 and has a pivoting cutting deck so it will not scalp the lawn and it also has wide tyres to assist with traction when it’s wet.
The turning circle is a very tight 46cm, ideal for getting round garden furniture and trees.
Cuttings are discharged to the side but you can fit the mulch plug when you want a tidy finish.
This one is priced at £1299 and has a free mulch plug which normally costs £79.
Delivery is free normally within two to three working days but again, Saturday delivery is possible even if you order by 3pm on Friday.
There is a two-year warranty with this model.
Now another from Mountfield, a best seller and long-time favourite.
The Mountfield 1538M SD Lawn Tractor, on special offer, with a 452cc engine, a side-discharge machine which can also handle lawns by fitting a mulch plug – and this is supplied free of charge.
A tow bar is included with this machine, a very useful addition as there is a huge variety of equipment which can be towed – imagine how useful a leaf sweeper would be in the autumn.
Twin blades produce powerful air currents which help when mulching a discharging cut grass and cutting heights are from 25mm to 80mm.
It has five forward and one reverse gear and is fitted with wide-profile tyres to help on wet ground and headlights for evening work.
It costs £1399, £200 under the recommended price and is delivered free within three to five working days. Plus there is a five-year warranty from Mountfield.
Here’s another from Lawnflite, and another top seller.
The Lawnflite 603 XT-S Lawn Tractor has more power thanks to the 420cc MTD ThorX engine, started with a key and with a larger fuel tank – it holds 3.8 litres.
And with this one there is a FREE trailer worth £199.
This, and other machines in the series, is a great collector of wet grass, a handy attribute given British weather. Cut grass is blown into the grass box which is very closely mounted to the cutter deck.
It will both collect grass clippings and discharge them at the back for rougher areas. And has five cutting heights from 30mm to 95mm.
Wide tyres give excellent grip when it gets wet or in muddy conditions.
It has a turning width of 46cm and a mowing width of 76cm.
It costs £1499, £200 less than recommended retail price, and has a two-year warranty. Delivery is free within two to three working days.
This one from the same stable is a great value-for-money machine.
The Lawnflite 380 GT-X 2-in-1 Lawn Tractor has a Briggs & Stratton Series 3 engine, 344cc with few emissions and an anti-vibration system to give it a longer life.
This has hydrostatic transmission which works I much the same way as an automatic car and with a turning circle of just 46cm is very nifty at getting round obstacles like trees and garden furniture.
Cutting heights for this side-discharge mower are from 30mm to 95mm with five settings and with its cutting width of 96cm it is suitable for lawns around 6000m2.
A comfortable seat, tow hitch and anti-scalp wheels are standard, as is a mulch plug and you can buy a 240-litre grass box as an optional extra.
It costs £1549, a £250 saving on the recommended price and there is a free garden trailer worth £199 as well.
Delivery is normally free within two to three working days although the super-fast delivery is available on this model. Plus ther eis a two year warranty.
Now a model that is exclusive to us, on special offer, and new for this season but already proving very popular.
The MTD Bolens Lawn Tractor has a 92cm cutting width and a 240-litre grass box and is suitable for lawns up to 6000m2.
Another great collector of wet grass, with its two contra-rotating blades, the collecting box can be emptied without leaving the driver’s seat. There are five cutting heights and a mulch plug is available also.
The power comes from a Briggs & Stratton 344cc engine and it features Transmatic transmission through seven gears for easy driving.
A pivoting front axle prevents scalping the lawn and twin headlights keeps you mowing in the evening.
With this one there is also a free garden trailer worth £199 for a limited period. This trailer can take loads up to 295kg.
This is a great buy as it costs £1549, giving you a £250 discount on the recommended price, is delivered free within two to three working days and has a two-year warranty. Saturday delivery is also an option on this one.
Now back to a top manufacturer for the Mountfield 1530H Lawn Tractor.
Another long-time favourite, this one has an 84cm cutting width and twin blades for efficient grass collection.
Very comfortable to drive with a hydrostatic transmission and is powered by a 453cc Mountfield engine which too ten years to develop.
The grass box holds 240 litres and the cutting heights are from 25mm to 80mm with five positions.
After use the cutting deck is simply cleaned by attaching a garden hose.
With a comfortable seat and twin headlights it’s easy to see why this tractor had become a best seller.
It costs £1799, a saving of £200 on the recommended price and has a five-year warranty. Delivery is within two to three working days with the option of a Saturday for an extra payment.
The Lawnflite 420 GT-XII V-Twin Lawn Tractor is another exclusive to MowDirect and has a powerful 656cc Briggs & Stratton twin-cylinder engine.
Hydrostatic transmission makes it simple and precise to drive and it has a turning circle of just 46cm.
The driving seat is comfortable and adjustable, a handy feature when you consider that this model has a cutting width of 107cm so it can happily take on areas up to 10,000m2.
Anti-scalp wheels stop it cutting in to the turf and give plenty of grip when tackling rougher areas like paddocks. Cutting heights are from 30mm to 95 mm with five positions.
And you can wash to cutting deck with a garden hose thanks to a special fitting.
It comes with a tow hitch and costs £1999, £400 off the recommended price. Plus there is a free garden trailer worth £199.
Delivery is free within two to three working days and there is a two-year warranty.
And finally one from a German manufacturer.
The Al-Ko T16-92HD Special Edition Lawn Tractor is made for lawns up to 6000m2 and has a Briggs & Stratton 656cc engine powering a Hi-lift blade to power the grass into the collector which holds 220 litres.
The grass box can be emptied from the driver’s seat.
It has a hydrostatic drive which gives very precise speed control via the accelerator pedal and, with its six cutting heights and 92cm cutting widths, it is an ideal machine for larger lawns.
It costs £2099, £500 less than the recommended price and is delivered free within two to three working days with a free garden trailer worth £199. And it has a five-year manufacturers’s warranty.
There are also special offers on a range of extras and attachments and there is a free tow hitch.
These are just ten of the huge range of lawn and garden tractors on our site, from small ride-ons right up to professional machines used by owners of large estates.
With the addition of a tow hitch, garden tractors have their uses throughout the year, towing everything from trailers to lawn rakes and you will find a wide range of equipment on our pages.
Buying a lawn tractor is a large purchase for anyone, so please give us a ring on 08454 588905 for a chat if you would like more in formation.