Hints & Tips
Many people buy lawn tractors as they have large areas of lawn and places like paddocks and orchards to trim.
Then they realise that they’ve bought a machine which will fulfil an amazing number of tasks throughout the year.
At the moment they are principally used for grass cutting but in the autumn there will be leaves to clear and wood and garden debris to cart.
And if you are looking to buy your first lawn and garden tractor these two Mountfield machines must be on your shortlist.
The Mountfield 1530M Lawn Tractor is ideal for lawns up to around 5000m2. It is an excellent grass cutting machine with twin blades to give strong air currents in the cutting deck which not only leaves a good smooth finish but will blast the cut grass into the grass box, even when it’s wet.
It will trim down to 25mm and up to 80mm and the 240 litre grass box bleeps when it is full. And you can empty it without leaving the driver’s seat.
Powering it along is a 452cc engine with a proper oil pump and it has a six speed manual gear box. The fuel tank holds six litre.
It is also a very comfortable tractor to drive with an adjustable and padded driver’s seat.
A pair of headlights light the way when it gets dark and deeply-treaded pneumatic tyres will give plenty of grip along muddy paths when the seasons turn.
This has been a popular tractor for many years but now, if you order it by 3pm Friday you can be mowing on Saturday, for an extra charge.
The price is £1599, £200 off the maker’s recommended figure and there is a five year warranty.
Normal delivery is free within two to three working days.
A wide range of attachments is listed on the main page on our site containing the tractor’s details.
The Mountfield 1530H Lawn Tractor is a similar machine with the same engine and other specifications but this one has hydrostatic drive – in other words in handles much like an automatic car.
This in turn makes it much easier to control around flower beds and the like.
Engine capacity and cutting heights and width are the same as the manual version above.
Similar special prices are available for attachments like aerators and fertilizer spreaders and leaf sweepers and rollers and garden trailers which extend the use of the tractor to the whole gardening year.
This one costs £1799, £200 off the list price and again, for an extra fee, you can order by 3pm Friday and be mowing Saturday.
Normal delivery is free within two to three working days and there is a five year warranty from Mountfield.
MowDirect is the country’s leading supplier of lawn and garden tractors and ride-ons and we have a wealth of knowledge on these machines. Just give us a ring on 08454 588905 if you would like our advice.