Hints & Tips
Many manufacturers are about to announce their autumn price increases so now is a good time to buy a new mower.
And with the lawns so lush and needing cutting at least once a week, many an old faithful machine is starting to show the signs of a long and hard life.
Mountfield is a long-established and well-respected company making solid value-for-money mowers and here are three machines which should feature on any shortlist.
The first is a great little mower, on exclusive special offer, and ideal for smaller to medium-sized lawns.
Mountfield SP180 Self-Propelled Petrol Lawn Mower has a Briggs & Stratton 125cc tried and trusted engine with five cutting heights from 20mm to 70mm selected with a single lever.
The engine is tough enough to take on all manner of grass cutting including those areas you’d rather people didn’t see.
The handlebars fold down to take less room in the garden shed and the grass box holds 55 litres.
And with a cutting width of 45cm it has proved a popular mower for some time – see these reviews from previous customers to see what they thought.
It costs £249, £100 less than the maker’s recommended retail price and is delivered free the next working day after we have received your order.
Plus there is a two year warranty from Mountfield.
Another one from the same stable which has proved very popular with past customers is the Mountfield SP533 Self-propelled Petrol Lawn Mower, on special offer.
A 160cc engine made by Mountfield gives bags of power and the steel cutting deck is powder coated to give it a longer life.
The cutting heights are from 25mm to 90mm with five settings so it too can tackle all sorts of grass cutting challenges and it has a grass box which holds 60 litres.
It trundles along at 3.6km/h, a comfortable mowing speed.
This one costs £319, £130 off the recommended price and has a three-year warranty. It is delivered free the next working day.
And if you want a lawn with a neat striped finish, this one will certainly deliver.
New and exclusive to us at MowDirect for 2016, the Mountfield SP180R Self-Propelled Petrol Rear-Roller Lawnmower has an easy-starting Mountfield 100cc engine which has been designed to keep vibrations and noise to a minimum.
The rear roller will deliver the stripes but also means you can cut right up to lawn edges without fear it will topple into the flower bed.
It is fitted with a skid plate to stop it scalping the lawn and has a 46cm cutting width and 55-litre grass box which has an indicator to show when it’s full.
Cutting heights are from 20mm to 70mm.
This mower also has a fitting to let you attach a garden hose so you can wash the cutting deck after use much more simply.
It costs £379, £100 off the recommended price and it has a five year warranty from Moutfield. We deliver it free the following working day.
And if you’re not certain which mower is right for your garden please give us a ring on 08454 588905. We’ve years of experience and are here to help.