Hints & Tips
Feeling generous this Christmas?
Then one of these ride-ons or garden tractors from our Christmas gift pages will make a useful present remembered for years to come.
And while you may have to wait a while before you use it for grass cutting, lawn tractors are a year-round garden friend with a host of attachments to keep your garden shipshape.
Let’s start with a ride-on, suitable for lawns around 3000m2.
From one of the country’s leading garden machinery providers, the Mountfield 827H Compact Lawn Rider has a 66cm cutting width and the company’s own 224cc engine started with a key – no heaving on a starter rope.
It is easy to drive as it has hydrostatic transmission so it much a like an automatic car and it has a 150-litre grass box which can be emptied fro the driver’s seat.
There are six cutting heights from 30mm to 80mm and you can buy a mulch plug of you prefer to deal with the clippings this way.
This would make a cracking present for anyone with a large lawn to keep in trim, especially people who find it difficult to get about.
Delivery is FREE within five to seven working days, there is a two-year warranty and it costs £1499.
For lawns around 6000m2 the Lawnflite 903 XT-S Lawn Tractor would be a cracking present.
With a cutting width of 105cm it can whip through large lawns quickly giving more leisure time and it is a Transmatic Drive system and is an excellent collector of grass when it is wet with the company’s Direct Collect system – so no blocked discharge chutes.
There are five cutting heights from 30mm to 95mm so it can leave the finish you prefer and the cutting deck has anti-scalp wheels so it follows the contours of the lawn without scalping it.
This one costs £1999, £400 less than the price recommended and is delivered FREE within two to three working days.
Plus there is a two-year warranty.
And the third machine for large areas from our Christmas list is the German engineered Al-Ko T16-92HD Twin-Cylinder Lawn Tractor, another for areas around 6000m2.
This one has a Briggs & Stratton 565cc twin-cylinder engine and is fitted with a special Hi-Lift blade to give strong air currents under the cutting deck which leads to efficient collection of grass even when it’s wet.
It has a 220-litre grass box which can be emptied from the driver’s seat and drives much like an automatic car, so you have exact speed control and no gear changes to worry about.
There are six cutting heights and it is fitted with a high-backed seat making it comfortable to drive.
This is another machine with wheels on the cutting deck to follow the contours of the lawn.
“Excellent machine, prompt service and quick delivery” said one of our customers.
It comes with a free tow hitch worth £49 and is delivered FREE within two to three working days but if you order by 3pm you can have it delivered the next day, even on a Saturday.
The price is £2299, £400 off the recommended price.
These are three special presents for people with larger lawns and on our Christmas gift pages you will find much less expensive gifts – for instance a really handy Garden Multi-Tool from Wilkinson Sword which costs £25.
If you can’t see what you want on our Christmas pages then have a look on our main site where there are hundreds of pieces of garden machinery all top quality and at keen prices.
And please ring us on 03454 588905 if you have any questions you’d like answered.
“Fantastic customer service.” J. Ormerod