Stiga’s flagship garden tractor, the Estate Pro 9122 XWSY, is brimming with sought-after features and offers the sort of rapid work-rate that’s essential for anyone maintaining a large paddock area or substantial domestic lawn of around 20,000m2 and above.
It comes equipped with a 122cm-wide Contraflow cutter-deck that’s fitted with two counter-rotating blades, the action of which produces a powerful under-deck airflow. In mulching-mode, this ensures the clippings are super-finely chopped so they’ll rot-away that much faster; while in collection-mode, it works to blast clippings into the catcher at high-speed, which in turn makes it possible to collect damp grass without worrying about the discharge-chute becoming blocked.
The Stiga Estate Pro 9122 XWSY Garden Tractor boasts a smooth, clutch-free hydrostatic transmission, which allows you to accelerate through the gears using a foot-pedal, rather as you would with an automatic-drive car. This brings obvious benefits when it comes to work-rate and manoeuvrability; and also makes it quick-and-easy to select the most effective ground-speed for the conditions you’re faced with (cruise-control means you can give your foot and ankle a rest when required).
Powering this top-of-the-range garden-tractor is a 688cc Honda GXV690 V-Twin engine, which, as you’d expect from a twin-cylinder unit, is exceptionally efficient, and remarkably smooth and quiet in operation.
The engine develops a beefy 18hp (at 2700rpm), so you’ll be able to tow some of the heavier attachments that are available; and it features an electric key ignition that works with a CDI to ensure trouble- and effort-free starts every single time.
A dashboard with a 5.5" 'Smart' widescreen-display provides the driver with important status information, including battery-status, revs-per-minute and fuel-level; while a 360-litre grassbag – one of the largest on any tractor in this class – ensures you’ll get the job finished without many trips to the compost-heap (a ‘collector full’ warning helps to prevent overfilling).
Other high-end features on the Stiga Estate Pro 9122 XWSY include a safety contact-breaker under the seat, which is activated the moment you dismount; powerful dual-headlights that will enable you to keep on going in fading light; and a 4WD transmission for the successful negotiation of sharp inclines, rough ground and mud.