Need a new ride-on? Maybe a hydro is the answer

Lawn and garden tractors and ride-ons are much easier to drive if you have a hydrostatic transmission.

If you’ve driven an automatic car, you’ll understand.

Slow down, ease your foot off the throttle. Speed up, apply a little more pressure.

This makes it easier to manoeuvre along paths and around garden borders, no need to worry which gear you’re in. If you’re used to a gear change lever, don’t worry, you’ll soon find driving an automatic a piece of cake.

Mountfield 827 H
Great machine: Mountfield 827H compact lawn rider

These three from Mountfield are best sellers and benefit from this company’s reliable and sturdy engineering.

First is the Mountfield 827H Compact Lawn Rider, designed for lawns around 3000m2 with narrow paths and gates.

It has a 66cm cutting width and Mountfield’s own 224cc engine started with a key.

There are cutting heights from 30mm to 80mm and a grass box which holds 150 litres which can be emptied from the driver’s seat.

You can also buy a mulch plug for £99 and a tractor cover for £69.

The ride-on is delivered FREE OF CHARGE within five to seven working days and costs £1499, £100 below the recommended price. And there is a two-year warranty.

This one is a proper lawn tractor made for cutting larger areas and although primarily a side-discharge machine for use on small paddocks and orchards it can cut formal lawns by using the mulch plug, with its 98cm cutting width.

Mountfield 1538H-SD lawn tractor
Side discharge: Mountfield 1538H-sd lawn tractor

The Mountfield 1538H-SD Lawn Tractor is ideal for areas around has a 452cc Mountfield engine and again has hydrostatic transmission making it simple to drive.

This one has seven cutting heights from 25mm to 80mm and has a free mulch plug.

There is also a free tow bar and you can buy a tipping cart from Agri-Fab for £199 to make your tractor far more useful as the busy Spring garden programme approaches.

It costs £1699, a £250 saving on the recommended price of £1949 and it is delivered FREE within five to seven working days with a five-year warranty.

Have been operating it for 7 yrs now with no faults whatsoever. I would highly recommend it and have used it always on mulching and easy to clean. 10 out of 10,’ says a recent customer.

Mountfield 1530H
Popular machine: Mountfield 1530H lawn tractor

And this third hydrostatic drive machine from Mountfield which we are highlighting is the Mountfield 1530H Lawn Tractor.

This has twin cutting blades to give a really neat finish and a very efficient 452cc engine with a six-litre fuel tank.

With its twin blades, it is a very good collector of wet grass in the 240-litre grass box. Cutting heights are from 25mm to 80mm.

Heavy pneumatic tyres mean it can tackle muddy conditions with ease and it has a deck wash port to make it easy to keep the underside clean and give it a longer working life.

The cutting width is 84cm and it has been designed with areas around 5000m2 in mind.

It costs £1999. £150 off the recommended price and has a five-year warranty with delivery FREE within five to seven working days.

We are the country’s leading retailer of ride-ons and lawn and garden tractors and you can see our full list here, but if that is a bit bewildering then give us a ring on 03454 588905 and we’ll point you in the right direction. Our experts are always ready to offer impartial advice.

Excellent Service…Service and advice were excellent, the team’s product knowledge is second to none‘ STUART




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