Hints & Tips
If you thought cutting a family-sized lawn was a burden with all this rain then larger areas of grass are presenting an even bigger problem.
For there is terrific growth this year because of the rain, about the only blessing of this miserable summer so far.
But vigorous growth leads to healthier plants and, when regularly cut, the appearance of lawns will be excellent, even if you can’t get out much to enjoy them.
For those of you with bigger lawns which need lawn tractors to keep them in trim here are three best-selling lawn tractors which should be on anyone’s shortlist.
The first one is MTD 2-in-1 Combi Lawn Tractor is from a leading manufacturer in the USA and powered by the company’s own 420cc engine.
The cutting width is 96cm and the cutting deck pivots so it will not scalp and uneven lawn.
Here’s what a few of our customers said of this machine…”Great!“, “the best ride on mower we’ve had” and “Fantastic machinery…would definitely recommend this mower.”
It has been designed so you can use the free mulch plug to deal with the clippings on smooth lawns and switch to ejecting them at the side where the grass is left long and finish is not so important.
Cutting heights are from 30mm to 95mm and it has a very tight turning radius of 46cm.
Large tyres and a comfortable seat make this an easy and comfortable tractor to use.
It costs £1299 and that includes a mulch plug which normally sells for £79.
Delivery is free, and within two to three working days, but for an additional sum you can order by 3pm Friday afternoon and be driving the tractor the next day.
It has a two-year warranty from MTD.
The next is from a British favourite brand and a best seller.
Mountfield 1530M Lawn Tractor has a cutting width of 84cm and has two blades to give an excellent finish even in the wet and excellent collection of the clippings. Cutting heights are from 25mm to 80mm.
Our customers have said some nice things about this product…”Excellent Product“, “Really good buy… well built…I’d definitely recommend it.”and “Great Product”
The grass box holds 240 litres and bleeps when it needs emptying.
Power is from Mountfield’s own 452cc engine designed for a long life and to keep vibrations and noise to a minimum. It has a six speed gear box – five forward and one reverse and the fuel tank holds six litres.
This is another very comfortable tractor to drive with a padded, high-back seat.
You can buy a deflector kit for the longer areas of grass and a mulch plug if you prefer to deal with the clippings this way.
You can also buy a tow-bar which extends the use of the tractor into an all-round garden workhorse.
It costs £1599, £200 off the recommended retail price and is delivered free within two to three working days with a five year warranty from Moutfield.
Again, if you order by 3pm Friday we can deliver it the following day for an extra fee.
And the final one is from a German manufacturer and has a free garden trailer worth £199 as an added bonus.
Al-Ko T16-92HD Special Edition Lawn Tractor has a powerful 656cc Briggs & Stratton engine. Our customers have responded warmly to this machine and given it a thumbs-up… “Excellent machine…get one if you can“, “a pleasure to use”,”Quality and design combined…the build quality is to be commended.”
It is fitted with a High-Life blade to create powerful air currents in the cutting deck which leads to very efficient collection of wet grass – certainly a welcome feature this summer.
There is a 220-litre grass box which can be emptied from the driver’s seat and the transmission is much like an automatic car which gives precise control around flower beds and restricted spaces.
Additionally, the cutting deck has small anti-scalp wheels which follow the contours of the lawn and prevent scalping.
You can buy a range of attachments at special prices when order this tractor, so extending its use throughout the year.
It costs £2099, £500 off the recommended retail price and is delivered free within two to three working days.
And don’t forget the free trailer and tow hitch.
This tractor can also be delivered on a Saturday if ordered by 3pm Friday for an extra cost.
We are Britain’s biggest retailer of lawn and garden tractors and ride-ons and to see our full listing have a look at these pages.