Hints & Tips
Lawnmowers might not be the most glamorous present at Christmas but they are among the most practical.
For youngsters moving in to their first house they are not at the top of the most wanted list.
For the more mature, a new mower might have been on their wish list for some time but as the old faithful machine kept chugging – when it started – a new mower would not be a priority.
We know that many people put a mower on their list at Christmas as a present, indeed many have already been piled up next to Santa’s sleigh ready for despatch.
So if you are thinking of a mower as a present, take a look at our ten top mowers for Christmas, all from top manufacturers and at keen and often unbeatable prices.
The first is from a major German engineering and manufacturing company and is ideal for a smaller garden.
The Al-Ko 42.5 Special Edition Hand-Propelled Petrol Lawnmower has a 42cm cutting width and an excellent Ultramow cutting deck made from a single sheet of steel.
With this one you can cut and collect clippings or discharge them at the rear where finish is not so important.
There are seven cutting heights from 25mm to 75mm and it is very easy to clean and maintain.
It has large rear wheels to make it easy to turn and use on rougher ground and a 65-litre grass box.
Powering it is a 123cc Al-Ko engine.
This mower is £10 less than the recommended price at £189 and has a two-year warranty.
We deliver it free the next working day.
That first mower was one which you push along, this one is self propelled.
From a favourite manufacturer, the Mountfield SP454 Self-Propelled Petrol Lawn Mower has a 140cc Mountfield engine to drive the cutting blade and the rear wheels with enough power to tackle rougher ground and inclines.
There are five cutting heights from 20mm to 70mm and a 545-litre grass box.
The cutting width is 45cm and the cutting deck is made from steel.
This has been a best-selling mower for some time and has a and has a 4.5 star rating.
It costs £249, £100 off the recommended price, plus a two-year warranty and free next working day delivery.
This next one is also from a leading manufacturer and has a host of favourable reviews.
The Einhell GC-PM 46 S-M Self-Propelled 4-Wheeled Petrol Lawnmower (Special Offer) has the manufacturer’s own 139cc engine, a very easy starter and boasts a powder-coated steel cutting deck to resist scratches and corrosion.
The cutting width is 46cm, the cutting width you want for a medium to large-sized lawn – think a full-sized tennis court.
Nine cutting heights range from 30mm to 80mm and it has a 50-litre grass box.
It also has a mulch kit which holds clippings in the cutting deck for longer before dropping them back to the lawn where they rot away. But don’t use this unless the grass is dry.
This one costs £249.95, has a two-year warranty and is delivered free the next working day.
The Redback EC137CF-4Ah Cordless Lawnmower relies on the latest Japanese Li-Ion battery technology.
These give great power, charge very quickly and won’t lose their power when not in use.
It is supplied with a 4Ah battery and charger which fit other equipment in the range making it far less costly to buy and great value over all.
It has a running time of 50 minutes, and with a cutting width of 37cm and a weight of only 15.5kg it is a great little mower for a smaller lawn or for a medium sized lawn or someone struggling with the weight of conventional mowers.
And it is especially easy to navigate around flower beds and along lawn edges.
There are five cutting heights from 25mm to 75mm and there is a dial on the handlebars to who how much charge is left.
This mower complete with battery and charger costs £299, over £150 saved on the recommended price and there is a three-year warranty. We deliver it free the next working day.
Here’s another on special offer and this one is from an Italian maker.
The Oleo-Mac G53-TK AllRoad Plus-4 Self-Propelled Lawn Mower gives four ways of dealing with the clippings.
You can either collect them in the 70-litre grass box, mulch them, or discharge to the side or back, useful for when you have rougher ground which needs trimming.
This is a lot of mower for your money. It is powered by a 196cc from Emak, the parent company, and has cutting heights from 28mm to 75mm. This large engine means it can easily cope with sloping lawns and uneven ground – the large rear wheels make this even more simple.
The mower is priced at £299.95, a full £200 off the recommended price and has a five-year warranty.
Described by one of our customers as “Top Notch Machine, Outstanding Value” and by others as “FANTASTIC!” and an “Excellent Mower. Great Value for Money ” with a customer rating of 5 stars, we deliver it for free the next working day.
This next one would make a great gift for anyone who struggles starting a mower with a starting cord.
Another from Einhell, the GC-PM 51/2 SHW-E 4-in-1 Hi-Wheel Self-Propelled Petrol Lawn Mower (with Electric Start) is fired up by just turning a key, like your own car.
And as the mower trundles along it automatically re-charges the battery.
This one has a wider. 51cm cutting width and a roomy 70-litre grass box.
And at the front of the cutting deck is a grass comb to smooth the grass before it is trimmed leading to a more even finish.
German designed and engineered it has four ways of dealing with the cut grass, either discharging it to the side or back, mulching or collecting it.
The engine is 173cc model from Einhell, reliable and mean on fuel.
A five star rated mower, you can see the enthusiastic reviews of the mower here.
It costs £399.95, a huge saving compared with the recommended price of £459.95, has a two-year warranty and free next working day delivery.
Now another from Mountfield.
The SP555V Variable-Speed Combi Lawn Mower (Honda Engine) can collect, discharge and mulch the clippings.
It has a 53cm cutting width making it suitable for larger lawns and an aluminium cutting deck to make it lighter to use and resist corrosion.
There are seven cutting heights from 25mm to 77mm but the variable speed transmission means you can set the pace which suits you and the conditions. The grass box holds 70 litres.
It also has a Twinclip blade which cuts the grass twice and creates a terrific air flow in the cutting deck to help collect wet clippings and pack them in the box.
This mower costs £629, a massive £50 discount on the recommended price and has a five–year warranty.
Delivery the next working day is free complete with a bottle of engine oil to get you started.
Now a mower for those of you who like neat parallel lines on their lawns – much like you see at Wimbledon.
On exclusive special offer, the Mountfield HP42R Petrol Push Rear-Roller Lawnmower has a 100cc engine and is aimed at lawns around 500m2.
Cutting heights are from 20mm to 70mm and the width of cut is 42cm. The grass box holds 55 litres and has an indicator to show when it is full.
This is a great mower for small lawns and will cut right up to the edges of borders without slipping into the flowers.
The price is £299, £80 off the recommended price and it has a two-year warranty. Delivery the next working day is free.
And the last two are from a British company with a long and proud history of manufacturing some of the best mowers you can buy – they would certainly make a brilliant present for the keen gardener.
First, the Hayter Spirit 41 Petrol Autodrive Rear Roller Lawnmower (Code: 619), a perfect mower for the smaller lawn.
It has a cutting width of 42cm and again will leave that iconic stripe which sets British lawns apart.
There are seven cutting heights right down to 13mm and the aluminium cutting deck has fins to smooth the grass before it is clipped.
The engine is from Briggs & Stratton, 125cc and the cutting deck has a plastic lining to resist corrosion and keep the noise down. The mower is fitted with a cutter bar friction disc to minimise damage should you hit something solid. The grass box holds 55 litres.
This great little mower costs £399 compared with the recommended price of £469 and has a three-year warranty.
We deliver it for free the next working day with a bottle of engine oil.
And finally a really great machine, a classic which will give an excellent finish on medium to larger-sized lawns.
The Hayter Harrier 48 Autodrive Lawnmower with Variable Speed (Code: 490) has a 48cm cutting width and a 190cc Briggs & Stratton engine which starts very easily with the lightest pull on the starter cord.
Cutting heights are from 13mm to 60mm and again the cutter deck is plastic lined to reduce noise and corrosion.
The cutter bar friction disc will minimise damage of you hit a solid object and the whole mower is designed around an aluminium chassis .
This mower has a free 10-litre jerry can worth £24.95 and also a free bottle of engine oil.
The mower costs £765, over £130 off the recommended price and we deliver it free the next working day with a five-year warranty.
These are just ten of the great mowers on our site. If you would like to see more Christmas gift suggestions have a look here.
And if you would like our advice, please give us a ring during normal office hours on 08454 588905.