Hints & Tips
There’s a foot of snow outside, the roads are deadly and little traffic is moving what with drifting snow through gaps in the hedge and the wind from the east is absolutely bitter.
What better time to talk about lawnmowers.
The weather is due to improve at the end of the week and into next – depending on where you live, Britain is rather a big country – and so let’s look forward to blooming flower beds and perfect lawns rather than back to impassable village lanes.
So here are ten top lawnmowers which will serve you well as soon as this wretched white stuff disappears.
The first is a machine exclusive to MowDirect which is a real bargain mower.
The MowMaster 43PD 3-in-1 Self-Propelled Petrol Lawnmower lets you collect the cut grass, mulch it or discharge to the side.
There are five cutting heights, from 25mm to 75mm and large rear wheels for added grip and manoeuvrability and a 40-litre grass box.
The 123cc engine provides plenty of power for handling uneven and sloping lawns.
The grass box has an indicator to show when it needs emptying and the cutting deck has a port which takes a garden hose to make it easier to clean at the end of the day.
It costs £219 and we deliver it free within seven working days with a two-year warranty.
From one of Britain’s favourite brands comes the Mountfield SP180 Self-Propelled Petrol Lawn Mower, another of our exclusives.
This has a reliable and easy-starting 125cc Briggs & Stratton engine and can handle slopes and thick areas of grass with its five cutting heights from 20mm to 75mm. The grass box holds 55 litres and the machine is made for lawns around 800m2.
The steel cutting deck gives a width of cut of 45cm and gives the mower great rigidity. It costs £249, £100 off the recommended price and has free delivery the next working day with a two-year warranty.
‘Very good product, good value and easy to assemble’ is a recent customer’s opinion.
This next mower is from a German engineering company and is started with a key rather than a recoil rope.
The Einhell GC-PM 46/2 SHW-E Hi-Wheel Self-Propelled Petrol Lawn Mower with Electric Key Start is powered by a 139cc Einhell engine.
The battery to start the engine recharges as the mower is in motion.
It has a large fuel tank and a powder-coated chassis to resist corrosion with fins at the front to smooth the grass before it is cut, leading to a neater finish.
This machine lets you collect the clippings in the 70-litre grass box or discharge them to the back.
Large wheels at the back give excellent grip and the handlebars are adjustable to suit the height of the user.
With its 46cm cutting width, it is ideal for lawns around 1200m2.
It costs £329.95, £170 off the recommended price and has a two-year warranty with free delivery.
Pre-order now as new stock is due soon in March. ‘Great mower, great price and easy people to buy from’ is one customer’s comment.
The Racing 5073T 4-in-1 Hi-Wheel Self-Propelled Lawnmower is another new for this year and exclusive to us offering very high specification and a very low price.
The 173cc engine develops 4.3hp and has loads of power to tackle sloping lawns and rougher grass areas.
There are six cutting heights from 20mm to 70mm and it lets you collect the cut grass in the 65-litre grass box, mulch them or discharge to the back or side.
It has a steel cutting deck and a throttle control so you can vary the revs according to the inclines or the thickness of the grass.
And when you’re finished, there is a wash port for cleaning out ready for next time.
With this mower, you receive a free spare blade and a cover, worth together £50.
The mower costs £299, £100 off the recommended price and it has a two-year warranty and free delivery within seven days.
Back to Mountfield for another exclusive a one which has proved a best seller.
The Mountfield SP533 Self-Propelled 3-in-1 Petrol Lawn Mower has a 51cm cutting width and is suitable for lawns around 1200m2.
The power is from Mountfield’s own 160cc engine and cutting heights are from 25mm to 90mm and it has a 60-litre grass box.
The cutting deck is powder coated to resist corrosion and the free mulch plug means you can deal with the cut grass than way if you prefer.
With free delivery the next working day, it costs £329, £130 less than the price recommended and has a three-year warranty.
‘Very pleased with mower and at the special price it is very good value which is unbeatable for the cut width and engine size.’ That from a recent customer.
And talking of best sellers, have a look at this exclusive mower from a leading European maker.
The Oleo-Mac G53-TK AllRoad Plus-4 Self-Propelled Lawn Mower is a powerful mower with a 196cc engine made to tackle all manner of grass cutting from small orchards and paddocks and paths to smooth lawns.
You can either collect or mulch the cut grass or discharge it to the back or side.
There are six cutting heights from28mm to 75mm and really large rear wheels mean it can handle rougher areas.
The grass box holds 70 litres.
It costs £349.95, a full £200 off the recommended price and we deliver it free the next working day with a five-year warranty.
‘The machine works well and is good value for money. It gives a nice wide cut and I particularly like the side discharge. I have a 3-acre field with rough grass that I cut but just leave the grass in the field to mulch.’ That from a recent customer.
The Lawnflite 21 SPW-ES 4-in-1 Self-Propelled Petrol Lawnmower with Electric Start is another MowDirect exclusive and has a 173cc Lawnflite engine which starts with a key.
You can collect or mulch the cut grass or discharge it to the back or side and the aluminium gearbox and steel cutting deck give it great strength and durability.
It has a cutting width of 52.5cm making it suitable for lawns around 1800m2 and has a 60-litre grass box with an indicator to show when it is full. And it has eight cutting heights.
It costs £349, £150 off the recommended price and has a two-year warranty with free delivery within seven days.
Here’s another mower new for this year and exclusive to MowDirect and made for larger lawns.
The Herkules LMG53SHL-C 4-in-1 Variable-Speed Lawnmower lets you mow at the speed which best suits conditions and is much easier to use as you are not being dragged around corners where you’d prefer to move more slowly.
A 173cc engine provides the power and you can either collect the cut grass – there is a 65-litre grass box – or mulch it or discharge to the back or side.
It has large drive wheels to make it easy to control and to give plenty of traction and it has a cutting width of 53cm so you can cut large areas more quickly.
There is a wash port on the cutting deck to make it easy to clean and a carrying handle at the front to make it easier to load into the car boot.
It costs £359, £140 off the recommended price and has a two-year warranty and free delivery the next working day.
Finally, a couple from leading German manufacturer Al-Ko.
The Al-Ko 51BR Comfort Power-Driven Petrol Combi Lawn Mower is a really well-engineered machine with a 190cc Briggs & Stratton engine and lets you collect, discharge cut grass at the back or mulch.
This has the company’s ULTRAMOW cutting deck to increase the air currents and improve collection of the cut grass and make mulch more efficient.
It has cutting heights from 27mm to 75mm and a 65-litre grass box to show when it is full.
Delivered free of charge the next working day it costs £369, £110 less than the recommended price and has a two-year warranty.
And this next one from the same company is packed with top features.
The Al-Ko 5250HWS Easy Mow ‘Vari-Speed’ High Wheeler Petrol Power Driven Lawn Mower has a 160cc Honda engine and a cutting deck reinforced with aluminium.
The Ultimow cutting deck gives greet collection of even damp grass by optimising the flow of air and it has seven cutting
heights from 30mm to 80mm.
It has a 70-litre grass box but you can also mulch the clippings or discharge to the back or side.
The handlebars are adjustable and it has a hand grip so it is easy to put into the car boot.
Delivery is free the next working day and there is a five-year warranty and it costs £499, £200 off the recommended price.
And if you are looking for a ride-on or lawn and garden tractor, we are the country’s leading retailer of these and you can see our full selection here.
Please give us a ring on 03454 58805 if you have any questions about the ten mowers above or have any other questions about garden machinery.