Hints & Tips
Many of us have given the lawns their first gentle trim of the year or are promising to do it the next dry day, when the time is right, when it’s been serviced, after the weekend internationals on the television.
Choose your own excuse.
But if you are the owner of really large areas you really should cut lawns and grass as soon as you can, that is if you don’t want to make hay.
Modern lawn tractors and ride-ons are much easier to use and can get even large lawns trimmed much more quickly than older machines and here are a couple with great manoeuvrability to work around trees – even those blown down by dear old Doris and not yet sawn u and cleared away.
If you need a new mower for a large area here are a couple of crackers, the first, the Toro ZS4200T Timecutter Zero-Turn Ride-On Mower.
This mower literally turns on the spot with transmission which allows you to control the speed of each drive wheel and steer the machine with absolute precision.
It is driven by a 708cc V-Twin Toro engine and has a 107cm twin-bladed cutting deck with side discharge and a mulch kit. Collecting the clippings with an optional bagger kit is possible. Cutting heights are from 38mm to 114mm.
The cutting deck has small wheels to follow the ground closely and prevent scalping and with its top speed of 7mp you can cut large areas very quickly.
Once finished, you can clean out the cutting deck by simply attaching a garden hose.
It costs £3299 compared with the recommended price of £3759 a massive saving of £460, and has a three-year warranty with free delivery within three to five working days.
A wide range of optional extras are available – there’s even a sun shade.
And here is another machine for larger areas and on special offer at a very keen price.
The Simplicity Contender SZT550 Commercial Zero-Turn Ride-On Mower is from a major US manufacturer and has a 724cc Briggs & Stratton engine. fuel efficient and made for a long life.
With its front castor wheels it can turn on the spot and is designed for really large areas with its 132cm cutting width.
This is another side-discharge machine with cut grass laid out to the side. For a more formal finish there is a mulch plug which is easily fitted.
As it is made for large areas it is very comfortable to drive with a high-backed seat, cruise control and arm rests.
There are 12 cutting heights selected via a foot pedal and it has a front bumper – just in case.
It is delivered free and ready to use within three to five working days. The price is £4999, an amazing £3000 off the recommended price and it has a two-year warranty.
Have a look at these pages for a full list of ride-ons and lawn tractors and remember you can call us during normal office hours on 03454 588905 if you would like our advice – we have year of experience in garden machinery of all types.