Hints & Tips
This is the weekend when lawns get their first trim of the year when that smell of new-mown grass penetrates the air for the first time.
Old faithful mowers are dragged from the back of the shed, covered in dust and cobwebs, and bullied into life again. Or maybe not.
Many of you will think that now is the time to buy a new one as the old faithful has wheezed its last and if you are looking for a modern and efficient machine you’ve come to the right place.
Here are ten top petrol rotary mowers for Spring, chosen by our experts from our unrivalled selection, and all with free delivery. Many are exclusive to MowDirect.
So have a browse through these ten mowers we’ve selected for you, chances are you’ll find the exact one you need for your garden.
The first is from one of Britain’s favourite brands and this is exclusive to us.
The Mountfield HP180 Petrol Rotary Hand-Propelled Lawnmower is fine for lawns up to around 800m2 and has a Briggs & Stratton 125cc engine.
The cutting width is 45cm and it weighs only 25kg and being a mower which you push along is ideal for working around right curves on the lawn and winding paths.
It has a 55-litre grass box and is a good collector of clippings when they are a bit damp.
It has five cutting heights from 20mm to 70mm. ‘This is an excellent lawnmower for the price. Only need to assemble the handlebars and the grass collection container. Recommend.’ That from a recent customer, other reviews are here.
It costs just £199, a full £100 off the recommended price and is delivered the next working day with a two-year warranty.
This is another exclusive designed specifically for British lawns.
The MowMaster 43PD 3-in-1 Self-Propelled Petrol Lawnmower lets you collect the cut grass, discharge it at the back or mulch it, but be wary of using the mulch function until the lawns are a bit drier.
There are five cutting heights from 25mm to 70mm and a cutting width of 43cm.
The 123 cc engine has plenty of power so you can tackle rougher areas and sloping lawns and the grass box holds 40 litres and has an indicator to show when it is full.
It is a very solid little mower made for medium-sized lawns with a cutting deck with a wash port to make it easy to clean when you’ve finished work for the day. This will give the mower a long life as it helps prevent corrosion.
One customer summed it up like this ‘The machine is excellent, easy to start, has dealt well with thick grass on our allotment, and the powered rear wheels make the uphill sections much easier. The cavernous grass collector is also much appreciated. Great price.’ Other reviews are here.
It costs £219, is delivered free of charge the next working day and has a two-year warranty.
Yet another exclusive and this is from a leading European manufacturer.
The Oleo-Mac G48-TK Comfort-Plus Petrol Self-Propelled Lawn Mower has a 140cc Emak engine, mean of fuel and emissions and has a cutting width of 46cm making it ideal for a lawn around 800m2.
The grass box holds 60 litres and it has cutting heights from 28mm to 75mm. You can buy an optional mulch plug for £20 if you want to deal with the cut grass this way.
‘Good Value Mower With Excellent Features’ was one recent customer’s opinion. Other reviews are here.
It costs £269.95 compared with the recommended price of £399.95 and is delivered free the next working day with a five-year warranty.
Many people prefer a striped finish to the lawn and this mower from a British company is ideal for the smaller lawn if that’s the look you want.
The Lawnflite 18SPR Self-Propelled Petrol Rear-Roller Lawnmower has a 46cm cutting width and can tackle lawns around 800m2.
The full-width rear roller is split so it is easier to turn and also means you can cut right up to the edge on the lawn without the worry it will topple into the flower border.
It has a throttle control so you can control the revs and has seven cutting heights right down to 17mm.
The grass box holds 60 litres and there is an indicator to show when it is full.
‘Good Mower For The Price’ was one previous customer’s opinion. Others can be seen here.
It costs £329, £170 less than the recommended price and is delivered free the next working day with a two-year warranty.
Many lawns can be the devil’s own job to cut with trees and garden ornaments and sharply defined flower beds meaning you are forever on the turn.
This one is the answer and makes mowing much simpler.
The Einhell LE-PM 51S HWT Comfort-Turn Lawnmower, another exclusive has a
Castor wheel at the front so you can negotiate all those tricky turns quickly and easily.
It has eight cutting heights from 30mm to 80mm and a cutting width of 51cm meaning it is suitable for lawns up to 1400m2.
The cut grass can be either collected – there is a 70-litre grass box – mulched or discharged to the back or side and it is powered by the maker’s own 196cc engine.
One customer commented ‘Excellent. Had this a few weeks now and love the ease of use. The 3 wheels make all the difference moving around obstacles etc.’
The mower costs £329, £170 off the recommended price and has a two-year warranty and free delivery the next working day.
The Racing 5073T 4-in-1 Hi-Wheel Self-Propelled Lawnmower has a 173cc engine and large drive wheels to tackle rougher areas of grass.
Cutting heights are from 20m to 70mm and it has a larger cutting width of 50cm so it can be used on lawns around 1500m2.
With this one you can discharge cut grass to the back or side, mulch it, or collect in the 65-litre grass box which has an indicator to show when it is full.
The steel cutting deck has a wash port to take a garden hose so it is easy to clean out after use.
With this mower, you also receive a cover and a spare blade worth together £50.
The recommended price is £399 but we have it for sale for £299 with a two-year warranty and free delivery the next working day.
Back to German garden machinery company Einhell for this next one which has five ways of dealing with the cut grass.
The Einhell GC-PM 52 SHW 5-in-1 Hi-Wheel Self-Propelled Petrol Lawn Mower is a very solid machine which allows you to drop the cut grass underneath where appearance is not so important.
It also has a massive 80-litre grass box and facilities for discharging to the side and back and mulching.
The company’s Vortex technology forces the grass to an upright position before it is cut leading to a better finish and great collection when the grass is a bit damp.
Einhell’s own 173cc engine provides bags of power and is easy to start and with its wider cutting width, it is suitable for areas up to 2000m2.
It also has a carrying handle for added convenience.
‘A really quality machine easy to use and adjust cutting height. I had a hover mower previous to this machine and there’s no comparison. Really pleased with my purchase and would recommend this mower to anyone.’
This from a previous customer. Other reviews are here.
It costs £329.95, £170 off the recommended price, is delivered free the next working day and has a two-year warranty.
Many people find tugging on a recoil starter rope difficult and if that is the case this could be the answer.
The Lawnflite 21 SPW-ES 4-in-1 Self-Propelled Petrol Lawnmower with Electric Start fires up when you turn the key and has a 173cc engine.
It has been designed to discharge grass to the side and back and mulch it as well as collect – there is a 60-litre grass box. There is an indicator when the box is full.
It has an aluminium gearbox and steel cutting deck to give it a long life and rigidity and has a 52.5cm cutting width making it suitable for lawns around 1800m2
One happy customer wrote ‘Started first time and is very easy to use. Excellent cut and electric start is a great feature. Seems well built and MowDirect are superb at their job, highly professional and very helpful indeed. Highly recommended machine and suppliers…… many thanks!’
The mower costs £349, £150 off the recommended price and we deliver it free the next working day with a two-year warranty.
The Herkules LMG53SHL-C 4-in-1 Variable-Speed Lawnmower allows you to mow a the speed you chose rather than that which the mower decides. This makes grass cutting far less tiring.
It has a 173cc engine and offers the options of discharging the cut grass to the side or back, mulching it or collecting it in the 65-litre grass box which has an indicator to show when it is full.
The cutting deck has a port to take a garden hose to make it easy to clean after use and a carrying handle should you want to transport it in the boot of the car.
There is a two-year warranty and free next working day delivery and it costs £359, £140 off the recommended price.
And finally a top-quality mower from a leading German company with a wide cut suitable for lawns up to 2000m2
The Al-Ko 5250HWS Easy Mow ‘Vari-Speed’ High Wheeler Petrol Power Driven Lawn Mower (Honda Engine) has aluminium components and an aluminium reinforced cutting deck.
And it has a Honda 160cc engine and 51cm cutting width with Al-Ko’s Ultimow cutting deck which gives great collection of grass due to the aerodynamic design.
There are cutting heights from 30mm and 80mm and the cut grass can be discharged to the side and back as well as mulched.
The grass box holds 70 litres.
This is a really top quality mower and costs £499, £200 off the recommended price.
Delivery the next working day is free and it has a five-year warranty.
These are just ten rotary lawnmowers from our site.
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