Scythe bar mowers, just the ticket for tackling the rough stuff

If you have a larger garden you may well notice that thick banks of weeds are growing up making the rest of the garden untidy.

Powerful brushcutters can cut through most heavy stuff like brambles and gorse but for larger areas the best tool for the job is a scythe bar mower.

These machines are not new but they are undoubtedly much safer than  the old ones with massive wheels made of cast iron were effective but could be lethal if you lost control – and this was easy to do given the weight of the machine.

Al-Ko scythe bar mower
Rough stuff: Al-Ko BM III scythe bar mower

Modern scythe bar mowers are much easier to use and equally effective and one of the most popular is the Al-Ko BM 870-III Scythe-Bar Mower.

This is a self-propelled machine with a 125cc Briggs & Stratton engine driving both the wheels and the cutter bar which has a working width of 87cm.

It is fitted with a grass deflector to push away they brush you have cut so you can see where you are going.

And it has adjustable handlebars with vibration damping to make it comfortable to use for longer periods.

For the winter you can buy a snow plough and snow chains to extend the use of the machine.

‘Fantastic to Help Overgrown Garden,’ ‘Strong Capable mower Easy to Use,’ are comments from previous customers.

It costs £799, a useful reduction on the recommended price of £879 and we deliver it free of charge within two to three working days with a two-year warranty.

If you are the owner of a small holding or market garden you may well need a machine like this one, the Bertolini 411/9H Heavy-Duty Scythe Mower.

Bertolini heavy duty scythe mower
Versatile: Bertolini heavy duty scythe mower

This one is powered by a 270cc Honda engine and has a cutting width of 115cm.

There are three forward and three reverse gears and it has a differential lock to give excellent traction letting you tackle slopes and muddy ground.

There is also a forward-reverse shuttle to give better control and handlebars with six adjustments which have an effective vibration system.

This is a very versatile machine as there are 25 attachments available to make it a real workhorse for the commercial gardener – and no tools are needed to fit them.

It costs £2749 compared with the recommended price of £3394 and is delivered free within three to five working days with a three year warranty.

A wide selection of scythe bar mowers are featured here and remember that they are all available to buy with our finance packages.

If you are not sure which is the right machine for your needs, please give us a ring on 03454 588905.


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