Hints & Tips
With Spring held back by the recent bitter weather, the grass is looking much more healthy as the snow melts and moisture penetrates the roots.
And if you have a larger lawn now is a great time to buy a garden tractor for the first Spring trim, especially as the prices of some models are actually going down.
Here are ten top deals on ride-ons and lawn and garden tractors so you can be ready for Spring and Summer when the growth really gets into its stride.
Remember, we are the country’s leading retailer of these machines with an unrivalled choice and expertise.
We appreciate that it is substantial purchase and you want to be sure you are buying the right machine for your garden so please give us a ring on 03454 588905 so we can make sure you purchase the right one.
And remember, garden tractors can be used all year round – just add a trailer and make life easier when carting wood or soil.
And imagine how useful a leaf sweeper can be, come the autumn.
If you have a lawn or grassed area around 2000m2, this is a great machine, especially as it is narrow enough to fit through most garden gates.
From a tried and trusted favourite company, the Mountfield 827M Compact Lawn Rider has a 66cm cutting width and is powered by the company’s own 224cc engine started with a key.
It has four forward and one reverse gears and a 150-litre grass box which can be emptied from the driver’s seat.
There are six cutting heights from 30mm to 80mm.
We deliver it free within 2-3 working days and it costs £1299, £100 less than the price recommended. And it has a two-year warranty.
You can also buy a tractor cover for £69 and a mulch plug for £99.
‘Value for Money. I’ve been able to put it to work only once so far (weather) and it did all I asked of it.’ That’s one recent customer’s opinion.
Here’s a lawn tractor which discharges cut grass to the side making it ideal for paddocks and orchards and it’s actually gone down in price.
The Lawnflite 380 XT-S Lawn Tractor has a 96cm cutting width and a tight turning radius and is fitted with large wheels to tackle more uneven areas.
Driving it along is a 420cc MTD engine with Shift-on-the-Go transmission which lets it return to the speed it was at when the brake pedal is released.
It has five cutting heights from 30mm to 95mm and has a pivoting front axle so it can handle uneven terrain.
You can buy a mulch kit and a twin bag collector if you want to use it to cut smooth lawns.
This machine costs £1499, £400 off the recommended price and we deliver it free within 2-3 working days with a two-year warranty.
‘Service from Mowdirect was excellent from answering my questions to delivering. This is the first time we have purchased a lawn tractor, we have a small, but bumpy meadow which was very overgrown, the Lawnflite 380 XT-S handled it no problem.’ said one customer.
This is another machine which has actually gone down in price.
The Lawnflite 603 XT-S Lawn Tractor has an MTD ThorX powerful engine with key start and a large fuel tank and is recommended for an area around 4000m2.
This one is an excellent collector of wet grass as it is fitted with a fan to force the cut grass into the collector which holds 200 litres.
With this one, you can discharge cut grass to the back as well as collect it and it has cutting heights from 30mm to 95mm and large tyres which will not scuff the lawn.
It also has an adjustable seat and a pair of headlights and shift-on-the-go Transmatic transmission makes it easy to drive especially as it has a tight turning radius.
It costs £1499, £400 off the recommended price and is delivered free within 2-3 working days with a two-year warranty.
‘A Cut Above’ commented one recent customer.
Here’s a really smart little machine, the Lawnflite 76-RDE Mini Rider with a 382cc MTD Thor engine and a 150-litre grass box.
This has six forward and six reverse gears and has five cutting heights from 39mm to 95mm and a cutting width of 76cm so it is suitable for areas around 3000m2.
It also costs £1499, £300 off the recommended price and can be delivered the following working day including Saturday for a small extra fee. Normal free delivery is within 2-3 days.
It has a two-year warranty and you can buy a mulch kit for an extra £79.
The Mountfield 1530M Lawn Tractor has twin blades and a cutting width of 84cm and has cutting heights from 25mm to 80mm.
The twin blades create a powerful air current under the cutting deck which make it a great collector when the grass is wet, always handy.
The grass box holds 240 litres and beeps when it needs emptying and can be emptied without leaving the driver’s seat.
The engine is Mountfield’s own 452cc model designed with an oil pump to give it a longer life and it has a six-speed gearbox. The fuel tank holds six litres.
It is a very comfortable tractor to drive with a high-backed adjustable seat which is fully sprung.
A deflector kit, mulch plug and tow bar are available separately.
Delivered free within two to three working days it costs £1749, £200 off the recommended price and it has a five-year warranty.
This next one from Lawnflite is made for lawns around an acre and a half, about 6000m2 and has just been reduced in price.
The Lawnflite 703 XT-S Lawn Tractor has a cutting width of 92cm and has a Direct Collect cutting system to make it a great collector for grass.
The 420cc MTD engine has six forward and six reverse gears so you can change gears on the move.
There are five cutting heights from 30mm to 95mm and it has a very tight turning radius.
It costs £1699, £500 off the recommended price and is delivered free within 2-3 days with a two-year warranty.
This next one from the same company is exclusive to us at MowDirect and is recommended for lawns around 6000m2.
The Lawnflite 903 XT-S Lawn Tractor has a 105cm cutting width and has a 500c engine with transmatic transmission so it drives much like an automatic car.
This affordable lawn-tractor with a large 105cm cutting-width has the looks and features to set it apart from the crowd.
It also has a Direct Collect system so it is an excellent collector grass wet and dry and the collector is simply and quickly removed for when you want to attach other equipment like a fertilizer spreader or leaf collector.
This tractor costs £1999, £400 off the recommended price and is delivered free of charge within 2-3 days with a two-year warranty.
You can also buy a mulch kit and rear deflector for cutting long grass as optional extras.
Now a couple of great value tractors from a German manufacturing company and with free garden trailers and free tow hitches.
The Al-Ko T16-92HD Twin-Cylinder Lawn Tractor is made with lawns around 6000m2 in mind and has a twin-cylinder 656cc engine from Briggs & Stratton.
This one has a Hi-Lift blade to create a powerful current of ait under the cutting deck to make I a good collector wet and damp grass.
It has a 220-litre grass box that can be emptied from the driver’s seat and is very easy to drive with the hydrostatic transmission so it drives just like an automatic car.
It has six cutting heights from 30mm to 90mm and the cutting deck has two small wheels at the front so it follows the contours of the ground without scalping it.
Plus it has a high-backed seat to make it comfortable to drive for long periods.
It costs £2299, £400 off the recommended price and is delivered free of charge within two to three working days with a five-year warranty.
Added to that there is a free steel tipping trailer worth £199 and a tow hitch worth £49 making it a great package.
This one is a similar machine but recommended for lawns around 8000m2.
The AL-KO T16-102HD Twin-Cylinder Lawn Tractor has a Briggs & Stratton twin-cylinder engine designed for a long life with a balanced crankshaft to minimise vibration levels.
It has a cutting width of 102cm and a 300-litre grass box which can be emptied from the driver’s seat and with hydrostatic transmission is a very easy machine to drive and has cutting heights from 30mm to 90mm.
It has wide profile tyres to give good grip.
Again, there is a free steel tipping trailer worth £199 and a free tow hitch worthy £49.
Delivered free within two to three working days it costs £2499, £500 off the recommended price and it has a five-year warranty.
And finally, another exclusive garden tractor, this one from Italy.
The Oleo-Mac OM125-23KH Garden Tractor with Electronic Grassbag Emptying has a 125cm cutting width and is recommended for really large areas, say up to 20,000m2.
It has a 724cc Briggs & Stratton twin-cylinder engine and has been designed so that the grass box, which holds 310 litres can be emptied just by pushing a button.
You can either collect the cut grass or mulch it or discharge to the rear and it is excellent at dealing with wet grass with the twin cutting blades creating powerful airflows under the cutting deck.
It is easy to drive with hydrostatic transmission and an adjustable seat and a free mulch kit worth £100 is included in the price.
It costs £3999 a massive reduction in the recommended price of £5499 and is delivered free within ten days.
But for an extra £40, it can be delivered on a Saturday.
These are just ten of the machines on our site, the full listings can be seen here.
And please give us a ring if you’re not sure which is the right ride-on or garden tractor for your needs, we have years of experience in garden machinery.
If you have a smaller lawn and need a more conventional mower, then see these pages for one of the widest selection in the country.
You can get us during normal office hours on 03454 588905. Our team of product advisors are always on hand to offer honest, expert advice.
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