Hints & Tips
If you are lucky enough to have a large area of grass, you can’t get by without a lawn tractor.
That is unless you want to spend the weekend trundling up and down with a conventional mower for the lawn and a strimmer or old-fashioned scythe for the longer bits.
Or invest in a goat.
So here are two cracking machines from a leading German manufacturer of garden machinery – both on special offer and currently with a free garden trailer.
Al-Ko T16-92HD Special Edition Lawn Tractor has a twin-cylinder 656cc Briggs & Stratton engine and a 92cm cutting width making it suitable for areas around 6000m2.
As well as a large 220 litre grass box it is fitted with special Hi-lift blades which work to create a powerful air current in the cutting deck.
This has the effect of blasting the cut grass into the collecting box, especially useful when the grass is wet.
This box can be emptied without leaving the driver’s seat, another very useful feature.
Driving is much like using an automatic car so the speed can be adjusted by the foot pedal and it is also very comfortable with a high-backed driver’s chair.
There are six cutting heights from 30mm to 90mm and the cutting deck is fitted with two anti-scalp wheels so it follows the contours of the lawn without scalping it.
There is a wash port on the cutting deck so when you’ve finished you can attach a hose and clean it out.
This tractor comes with a free a free garden trailer which is worth £199 and also a free tow hitch worth £39. And you can also buy a rear deflector plate for £99 and a mulch kit for £89.
It costs £2099, £500 off the maker’s recommended price. We deliver it free within two to three working days and it has a five year warranty.
But you can order by 3pm Friday and have it delivered for the weekend for an additional charge, a unique service from MowDirect.
The AL-KO T16-102HD Edition Lawn Tractor is a similar machine but with a 102cm cutting width making it suitable for around 8000m2.
It has a 656cc Briggs & Stratton twin-cylinder engine which has the maker’s advance debris management technology to give it a long life. A well-balanced crankshaft keeps vibration levels low which not only makes it comfortable to drive but contributes to the engine’s long life.
It has similar transmission which allows very precise speed control and is fitted with a steel front bumper.
A rear grass deflector and mulch plug are again available at special prices and there is a free garden trailer worth £199.
You won’t realise how useful a garden trailer can be around a large garden unless you’ve tried working without one for any length of time.
This one costs £2999, £600 off the recommended price and has a five year warranty from Al-Ko.
Delivery is normally within two to three working days but remember you can have it delivered at the weekend for an extra charge if you order by 3pm Friday.
So order by then and you’ll be mowing Saturday!
These are just two of the lawn and garden tractors on our site a very full selection can be found on these pages.
And remember you can ring us on 08454 588905 for our advice on which machine is best your needs. We have years of experience with these machines and sell more than anyone else.