Hints & Tips
With just a hint of summer lawns the grass is growing quickly and you can now lower the cutting height a little.
If you are one of those gardeners who likes regimented straight lines which would make a Sergeant Major’s moustache quiver with pride you need a rear-roller mower.
And here are three from a popular manufacturer, long time favourite of the British gardener.
All are new for this year and exclusive to MowDirect.
The first is the Mountfield HP180R Petrol Push Rear-Roller Lawnmower is made for smaller lawns and is easy to navigate around flower beds and garden benches as it is pushed along rather than being self propelled.
It has a 100cc engine to power the blade under the steel cutter deck and has a skid-plate to stop the mower from grounding and scalping the surface.
The cutting width is 46cm and the grass box holds 55 litres and it has an indicator to show when it is full. Cutting heights are from 20mm to 70mm.
It costs £319 and is delivered free the following working day with a five year warranty.
Another new and exclusive machine, the Mountfield SP42R Self-Propelled Petrol Rear-Roller Lawnmower has a similar 100cc engine and is recommended for lawns up to around 500m2.
There are five cutting heights down to 20mm and up to 70mm and it has a 55-litre grass box with a plastic top and canvas sides. The solid top keeps the dust down in dry weather.
The cutting width is 42cm.
It costs £349, £50 off the recommended price and has a two-year warranty. We deliver it free the next working day with a bottle of engine oil to get you mowing straight away.
And third third new and exclusive machine is the Mountfield SP180R Self-Propelled Petrol Rear-Roller Lawnmower.
It too has an easy-starting Mountfield RS100 engine and is fitted with a metal plate to prevent scalping the lawn.
The cutting width is 46cm so it is suitable for a medium-size lawn and the grass box holds 55 litres with an indicator to show when it is full.
Ball-bearing mounted wheels make it easy to use and turn and won’t stiffen with age as happens on some machines.
Cutting heights are from 20mm to 70mm with five settings.
This one costs £379, £100 off the recommended price and has a five-year warranty. Delivery the next working day is free.
More and more gardeners are turning to a rear-roller mower and for a full selection have a look at these pages.
And please give us a ring during normal working hours on 08454 588905 if you’d like our advice before buying.