Hints & Tips
The British seem to have taken to Black Friday with great enthusiasm and it’s hardly surprising when you see some of the bargains on offer.
Traditionally the day after Thanksgiving in the United States, the day is a holiday in some states and the term originated as it was impossible to get around easily due to the heavy post-holiday traffic.
Retailers used the extra holiday so fill in the sales period before Christmas and now it is a major date in the shopping calendar with spectacular bargains.
Many customers take advantage of this to buy presents before Christmas and the period from Thanksgiving to Christmas is now one massive spending spree.
And if it’s gardening bargains you are after then have a look at our terrific Black Friday deals for great prices on a huge range of garden machinery.
And to when your appetite we have chosen ten top Black Friday deals.
First, the Mitox 28 SK Kawasaki Long-Reach Hedgetrimmer with Free Brushcutter Attachment, a machine which saves teetering atop a ladder to trim hedge tops.
This gives a reach of around three metres and is a really well balanced machine with a 26.3cc Kawasaki engine giving 1.03hp environmentally friendly and easy to start.
It weighs 7.6kg and has a 40cm double-sided blade which turns through 150 degrees so hedge sides and odd shapes are easy to trim.
It can also be converted to a grass trimmer of brushcutter as the price includes a line strimming head and a three-toothed metal blade making it a great value piece of kit.
The recommended price is £329 but in out sale it is priced at just £199 with free delivery the next working day and a three-year warranty.
If you want a new lawnmower and one which leaves a striped finish, have a look at this.
The Morrison Oxford 48RS Self-Propelled Petrol Roller Lawnmower is a really solidly-built machine with an aluminium cutting deck to resist corrosion.
The power is from a Briggs & Stratton engine, a very easy starter and it has a heavy steel rear roller to leave the all-important striped finish.
Suitable for lawns up to around 1000m2 it has a cutting width of 46cm and cutting heights from a very short 10mm to 70mm.
It costs £449, an amazing £350 off the price recommended and is delivered free the next working day with a five-year warranty. And as a free gift from us toy also get a 10-litre jerry can.
Once customer summed it up like this. ‘First impressions it’s a well built, sturdy machine, hardly any plastic and frills, heavy but easy to manoeuvre, delivering a beautiful low cut with great stripes from the heavy roller.’
This lawn tractor from Germany is a really powerful and efficient machine and in our Black Friday sale is a tremendous bargain.
The Al-Ko T16-92HD Twin-Cylinder Lawn Tractor has a powerful twin-cylinder Brigg & Stratton engine and is made with areas around 6000m2 in mind.
It is fitted with a special Hi-Lift blade which creates strong air currents under the cutting deck making it an excellent collector of wet grass making it a good machine for the current conditions.
The 220-litre grass box can be emptied without leaving the driver’s seat.
And the cutting deck has small wheels to follow precisely the contours of the ground thus avoiding scalping. There are six cutting heights and hydrostatic transmission making it easy to drive, much like an automatic car.
As a special promotion we are offering a free trailer worth £199.
The tractor costs £1999, £700 off the recommended price and it has a five-year warranty.
Delivery is free the next working day to Wales and England if ordered by 39, and that includes Saturday delivery.
‘I’m very pleased with the performance of the Al-Ko. It’s much more powerful than the Simplicity ride-on I had before. It also gives a more even cut and mows wet grass well,’ said one customer.
Not all lawns are neat, regular shapes and this lawnmower is great for cutting areas where there are lots of circular flower beds or trees.
The Einhell LE-PM 51S HWT Comfort-Turn Lawnmower is exclusive to us at MowDirect and can achieve these cutting challenges thanks to its front castor wheel.
This lets you virtually turn on the spot to cut around trees precisely and will same loads of time constantly stopping and going back to cut the curving corners.
It has eight cutting heights and lets you discharge cut grass to the side and back as well as collect it. You can also mulch the clippings but this is best left to the dry summer months.
Einhell’s own 196cc engine provides the power and it has a 51cm cutting width and a 70-litre grass box. It is an ideal mower for areas up to 1400m2.
The grass box holds 70 litres and the cutting width is 51cm.
It is an absolute bargain at £229, £270 off the recommended price and it has a two-year warranty and free delivery the next working day.
‘Brilliant’ ‘Quality Mower’ are two recent comments on this machine.
If you’re after a strong chainsaw for felling trees and preparing wood for the fire, this one from Tanaka, a Japanese company and often the choice of the professional is a great buy in our Black Friday sale.
The Tanaka ECV 4501-18 Petrol Chainsaw with a 45cm Guide Bar has a 43cc engine and has been designed so that most dust and dirt is removed even bore it gets to the air filter.
It is also easy to start with automatic decompression so you use 70 per cent less effort when firing it up.
It weighs only 4kg and has an extensive anti-vibration system so you can use it for longer periods with undue stress.
It costs £349, £60 off the recommended price and has a five-year warranty, two years for professional use. You also receive a free safety helmet with visor and ear defenders.
Next working day delivery is free.
This next gardening tool is a real bargain.
The Einhell GC-PT 2538 IAS Petrol Grass Trimmer is just £69.95, £60 off the recommended price.
Great for cutting lawn and border edges it will cut close to fences and walls and trim the grass growing around trees.
It is powered by a 25.4cc engine and has a full crank shaft, a feature usually only seen on more expensive machines.
It is light and comfortable to use as it comes with a shoulder strap to ease the weight.
The shaft splits in two which means it first easily into the boot of the car and takes less room in the garden shed.
With a two-year warranty it is delivered free the next working day.
This one is a similar function but can hack through thick scrub and undergrowth as well.
The Mitox 33L Petrol Brushcutter is powered by a 32.6cc engine and is easy to use with a loop handle, anti-vibration mounts and a full shoulder harness.
When used as a trimmer it has a bump feed head – just bump it on to the ground to feed out more line. When used as a brushcutter a blade with three teeth will deal with even thick stubborn growth like beds of brambles and nettles.
It is just £89 in our sale, £120 off the recommended price and is delivered free the next working day with a two-year warranty.
‘Good Machine for the Money; said one recent customer.
The Einhell GE-BC 33 AS Low-Vibration Brushcutter is the type often chosen by professional gardeners as they insist on a comfortable machine to use for long periods, but this is at a much lower cost.
It has a double bearing-mounted crankshaft and a triple shock mount and a shoulder harness to make it possible to cover large areas with the cowhorn style handlebars.
A 32.6cc engine provides plenty of power and it fires up easily and at the business end a blade with three sharp teeth can rip though the undergrowth.
When used as a strimmer it has automatic line feed.
It has a split aluminium shaft which keeps down the weight and makes it easy to transport and store.
This exclusive machine is just £129.95 in our Black Friday sale and has a two-year warranty and free next working day delivery. The recommended price is £349.95.
‘Very Satisfied, Excellent Service, Good Product, Good Price’ was a recent customer’s comment.
If you need a new hedgetrimmer this one is currently a great buy.
The Tanaka TCH22E-BP2 (62) Petrol Hedgetrimmer has the company’s 21.1cc PureFire engine producing .87hp with low fuel consumption and emission figures.
It has 62cm double-sided double reciprocating blades and will cut even stubborn thorn hedging with little fuss – that’s why it is increasingly the choice of professional.
The rear handle twists through 180 degrees so it can cope with awkward hedge shapes and is also easier for left handers to use.
The exhaust from the engine is directed to the front and away from the user.
Delivered free the next working day it has a five-year warranty and costs £219, £130 off the recommended price in our current sale.
One customer commented ‘I bought this machine because I have a long pole model of the same name, which has always proved reliable over the years easy starting and so-forth. This model is no exception’
And finally, a machine which is much in demand at the moment, the Tanaka TRB-24EAP Hand-Held Petrol Leaf-Blower which produces a terrific 76 metres a second blast of air enough to shift even the most heavily trodden-down leaves.
The blasting power comes from a 24cc two-stroke engine from the company’s PureFire range to give maximum fuel consumption and minimum fuel use. It has a .52 litre fuel tank.
It weighs just 3.9 kg and has an extra-large throttle control for easier use.
It is priced in our sale at £169, £80 off the recommended price and is delivered free of charge the next working day with a five-year warranty.
These are just ten of our great Black Friday bargains, you can see the full list here.
And if you need more information about these products or anything on our site, please give us a ring on 03454 588905. We have years of experience in the garden machinery market and are here to advise you.