Hints & Tips
It’s a jungle out there.
Not the state of that rough patch which used to grow vegetables and is now used to dump hedge and grass trimmings, but the vast selection of lawnmowers which can be bewildering when you come to need a new one.
Most people plump for a rotary mower – the ones where a revolving blade trims the grass under a steel or plastic deck and where clippings are collected in a box at the back.
So to help you chose a rotary mower which is ideal for your lawn, here are ten top machines chosen by us from the large selection on our pages.
And if you’re still not sure which is the best for your garden, then simply give us a ring. We’ve years of experience in garden machinery and can quickly direct you to the right one to get you mowing in no time.
Number one on our list is new and exclusive for this year offering great value for money for lawns around 600m2.
The MowMaster 43PD 3-in-1 Self-Propelled Petrol Lawnmower has loads of features and offers excellent value with three ways of dealing with the clippings – mulch, collect or drop back to the lawn – and is self-propelled with a 40-litre grass box and a 123cc engine.
Cutting heights are from 20mm to 70mm with five settings and the width of cut is 43cm.
It has larger wheels at the back to help cope with rougher areas and a grass box indicator to show when it needs emptying.
And it has a port for taking a garden hose so you can clean blade and the underside of the cutting deck when you’re finished to give it a longer working life.
A previous customer said ‘This is a First Class Product.’ ‘Great little Mower,’ ‘Love it, said others.
It’s great value at £179, £70 off the recommended price, with a two-year warranty and free delivery the next working day.
The next one’s for lawns around 1400m2 and is engineered in Germany.
The Einhell GC-PM 46 S-M Self-Propelled 4-Wheeled Petrol Lawnmower is exclusive to us and is another self-propelled machine with a 46cm cutting width with a 139cc engine.
There are nine cutting heights and a free mulch kit is included. The grass box holds 50 litres.
‘Great Mower at a Great Price,’ Excellent Purchase’ said recent customers and ‘Great Service’ said another.
It is priced at £199.95, a full £100 off the recommended price, we deliver it free the next working day and there is a two-year warranty.
Here’s another for a small to medium-sized lawn, this one made in Italy by a leading European garden machinery company.
The Oleo-Mac G48-TK Comfort-Plus Petrol Self-Propelled Lawn Mower has a five-year warranty and is powered by a 140cc Emak engine.
It has a cutting width of 46cm and cutting heights from 28mm to 75mm.The grass box holds 60 litres.
A mulch plug can be bought as an optional extra.
‘Great Value Mower,’ Great Product and Service’ are two of the recent comments. Other reviews are here.
It costs £219.95, £100 off the recommended price and is delivered free the next working day.
Suitable for smaller lawns, say about 600ms, the Hayter Motif 41 Push 4-Wheel Lawn Mower (Code: 437) has an ultra-reliable 150cc Briggs & Stratton engine powerful enough to deal with thicker areas of grass as well as smooth lawns.
It has a steel cutting deck and a crankshaft protecting friction disc just in case you hit something solid – the crankshaft has a lifetime guarantee against bending.
There are eight cutting heights from 25mm to 55mm and a 50-litre grass box.
This long-time British favourite costs £239, £160 off the recommended price and it is delivered free the next working day with a bottle of engine oil.
It has a three-year warranty.
Now a new and exclusive mower and one which we helped to develop using the latest battery technology.
The Redback E137CQ-2Ah Cordless Lawnmower (Special Offer) is very light and easy to use with a 2Ah battery cell which will re-charge in 70 minutes.
It has a cutting width of 37cm making it suitable for smaller lawns around 400m2. It has a 40-litre grass box and five cutting heights from25mm to 75mm.
And to show you how much charge is left in the battery, an indicating dial is fitted on the handlebars.
Both battery and charger are included in the price of £229, a handy reduction on the recommended price of £347.
It has a three-year warranty and free next working day delivery.
This one is from the same stable, the Redback E142Q-4Ah Cordless Lawnmower.
This has a 40V lithium-ion battery back and a cutting width of 42cm and has cutting heights from 25mm to 70mm with five settings. And it has handlebars which are adjustable.
The grass box can take 40 litres of clippings and has an indicator to show when it is full.
Also new and exclusive, it is priced at £299 compared with the recommended £449 and has a three year warranty.
And we deliver it free the next working day.
Back to Italy for the Oleo-Mac G53-TK Comfort 3-in-1 Petrol Self-Propelled Lawn Mower.
Another exclusive mower this one has a wider 53cm cutting width suitable for lawns around 1200m2 and has a 158cc Emak engine.
This mower lets you collect the clippings, mulch them, or drop them at the back of the machine. The grass box holds 60 litres.
It has cutting heights from 28mm to 75mm and the cutting deck is powder coated to resist scratching and corrosion.
Previous purchasers have really rated this mower. ‘Value for Money,’ ‘Nice Sturdy Machine,’ ‘A Good Buy’ are other recent comments. Others can be seen here.
It costs £239.95, £160 off the recommended price and we deliver it free the next working day. Plus there is a five-year warranty.
The MTD 53BS Self-Propelled Petrol Lawnmower is one on exclusive special offer and has a 150cc Briggs & Stratton engine, a very easy starter and made for a long working life with excellent fuel consumption figures and low vibration and noise levels.
It has six cutting heights from 20mm to 90mm and a really large, 80-litre, grass box.
With a cutting width of 53cm it can take on lawns around 1000m2.
It costs £249, £150 off the recommended price and has a two-year warranty with free next working day delivery.
And finally two more from Einhell, the first new and exclusive to us and ideal for lawns where there are loads of obstructions like bushes and garden seats.
The Einhell LE-PM 51S HWT Comfort-Turn Lawnmower achieves this by a front castor wheel which gives very tight turns which will not scuff the surface and is very easy to use.
It has eight cutting heights from 30mm to 80mm and has four ways of dealing with the cut grass.
You can either discharge it to the side or rear or mulch when conditions allow. O you can collect in the 70-litre grass box.
There is plenty of power from a 196cc engine.
It costs £269, £230 off the recommended price and it is delivered free the next working day with a two-year warranty.
And the final one is for lawns up to 2000m2 with five ways of dealing with clippings.
With the Einhell GC-PM 52 SHW 5-in-1 Hi-Wheel Self-Propelled Petrol Lawn Mower you can mulch or collect the cut grass or discharge to the back or side or drop it under the mower where it is cut.
It is fitted with specially-shaped blade which forces each blade of grass upright before it is cut. This gives an excellent finish and leads to better collection of cut grass when it’s damp.
Cutting heights are from 25mm to 70mm and the grass box holds 80 litres.
The 173cc engine is an excellent starter and is fired up by a cord mounted on the handlebars.
Larger wheels at the back mean it is very easy to manoeuvre especially in rougher areas, making it a great all-purpose mower.
‘Stunning Machine,’ ‘Excellent’, are a couple of recent comments. Others can be seen here.
It costs £279.95, a full £220 off the recommended price. We deliver it free the next working day and there is a two-year warranty.
We’ve all had a good soaking recently and lawns are starting to grow quickly again.
If conditions stay like this the grass will need cutting at least once a week and preferably twice to encourage vigorous new stems which give the lawn a neat, verdant appearance.
We have a huge range of garden equipment on our site including hedge trimmers and brush cutters.
But please ring us on 03454 588905 if there is something specific you are looking for.