DR 42 inch Mowing Deck for DR Field and Brush Mowers

DR 42 inch Mowing Deck for DR Field and Brush Mowers

DR 107cm (42 inch) mowing deck attachment for the DR Field and Brush mowers excluding the DR Premier. A rugged, heavy duty deck that is made of 12 gauge steel and coated with enamel paint for protection against rust . The deck spreads clippings out evenly without clumping, with the deck being mounted on the front of the unit it allows you to reach under trees, shrubs and hard to get places that are impossible to access with belly mounted riding machine.Connection of this attachment to the machine is quick and simply achieved via a unique coupling system in three easy steps:1. Slide attachment onto the powered drive unit. 2. Install the locking collar onto the attachment shaft. 3. Insert the locking pin.FEATURES: Air Tip Blades: produce a beautifully level, clean 107cm wide cut with ease. Cast Iron Spindle Housings are mounted on ball bearings and pregreased for extremelyTECHNICAL DETAILS: Cutting Width: 107cm Cutting Height: 50-112mm Weight 61kg

Stiga Park 540 PX 4WD Out Front Deck Ride On Lawnmower

Stiga Park 540 PX 4WD Out Front Deck Ride On Lawnmower

One of the smaller four wheel drive front deck mowers from Stiga but has all the features you would expect from their bigger models. The Stiga Park 540 PX has power steering and uses a reliable Briggs & Stratton Intek engine with a power output of 10.7kW at 3200 rpm. It also has a 12 litre fuel tank capacity which is ideal for covering areas of up to 1.5 to 2 acres. Stiga have updated the engines, colour schemes and seats on the Stiga front cut sit on mowers from 2016.The Stiga Park 540 PX has an adjustable cutting height that ranges between 25mm and 85mm. The cutting height can be adjusted electronically via a control by the driver’s seat, provided you have an electronic deck. It is also compatible with 95cm, 100cm, 105cm and 110cm cutting decks.There are a few things to consider when choosing your cutter deck. If you will be using the mower in formal settings as well as on longer grass the Stiga Multiclip 95 cm or 105 cm are ideal. For less formal grass areas like paddocks, verges or for large area work the Multiclip 110 cm cutting deck is a better option. When looking at access to sites add 10 cm to the width of the deck to enable the deck to be driven through.Please Note: The Price Shown Is For The Tractor Unit Only It Does Not Include the Cutter Deck. Please choose your deck before orderingSpecificationsStarting Method: KeyEngine Brand: Briggs and Stratton Intek 4185Cylinders: 1Net power Output: 10.72kw at 3200rpmDrive: 4WDTransmission: Hydrostatic + ReverseMax Speed: 0-10km/phAxle Diameter: Front 1″ Rear 3 / 4″Wheels: Front 16″ Rear 16″Articulated Steering: YesServo : Hydraulic, electric power steeringSteering Link: Chain/ChainDeck lift: Manual, Foot OperatedDeck Size: 95cm, 100cm, 105cm, 110cmCutting heights: 25 – 85mm or 25-90mm depending on fitted deckCutting Height Positions : 10Electric Cutting Height Adjustment: Yes if electric deck fittedHour Metre, Lights, Adjustable Steering Wheel: YesdB: 100Dimensions: Length 196cm Width 86.4cmWeight: 211 kgWarranty: 3 Years Domestic

Stiga Park 520 P 2WD Out Front Deck Ride On Lawnmower

Stiga Park 520 P 2WD Out Front Deck Ride On Lawnmower

The Stiga Park 520 P 2WD is powered by a single cylinder Briggs and Stratton Intek engine with a power output of 9.9kW at 3200rpm.The Stiga Park 520P 2WD has hydrostatic (automatic) transmission so you just press the pedal to go and ease off to slow down. The articulated steering on the Park 520 P not only provides a tight turning circle it also ensures that the rear wheels follow precisely in the track of the front wheels. Out front deck ride on mowers like the Stiga are ideal for mowing in tight spaces and cutting over edges and under hedges and bushes.The Stiga Multiclip cutting decks offer two cutting choices. Rear discharge your grass trimmings neatly behind the tractor to wilt naturally or mulch the grass into small pieces which are absorbed back into the ground for added nutrients and a healthier lawn. Recycling your grass clippings in this way saves time, money and effort compared to the traditional method of cut and rear collection systems.The Stiga Park 520P has adjustable cutting heights from 25 90mm or 25 – 85mm depending on the deck fitted. The cutting height can be adjusted electronically via a control by the drivers seat, provided you have an electronic deck. The Park 520P 2WD is compatible with the 95cm, 100cm and 105cm Stiga Multiclip cutter decks.Please note that this price is for the machine only excluding any cutter deck.SpecificationsStarting Method: KeyEngine Brand: Briggs and Stratton Intek 4185Cylinders: 1Net power Output: 9.9kw at 3200rpmDrive: 2WDTransmission: Hydrostatic:Max Speed: 0-10km/phAxle Diameter: Front 1 Rear 3 / 4Wheels: Front 16″ Rear 16″Articulated Steering: YesSteering Link: Chain/ChainSteering Ball: YesDeck lift: Foot OperatedDeck Size: 95cm, 100cm, 105cm,Cutting height 25 85mm or 25-90mmElectric Cutting Height Adjustment: Yes, Requires Electric DeckHour Metre, Lights, Adjustable Steering Wheel: YesdB: 100Dimensions Length 230cm Width 100cmWeight: 204kgWarranty: 3 YearsChassis Warranty: 10 Years

Stiga Park 420 Out Front Deck Ride On Lawn mower

Stiga Park 420 Out Front Deck Ride On Lawn mower

Stiga front deck sit on lawn mowers have articulated steering so the rear wheels follow in the exact path of the front ones. This is a vital feature if you are cutting around paths, flower borders and other garden obstacles.The Stiga Park 420 2 wheel drive ride on mower has hydrostatic transmission so drives very like an automatic car. The accelerator is depressed to drive the machine forward and you just ease off it to slow back down. The Park 420 has a maximum driving speed of 10 km/h.The Stiga Park 420 is powered by a Briggs & Stratton single cylinder Powerbuilt engine which produces a power output of 7.4kW. A choice of manual & electric cutter decks are available to fit this model in cutting widths 95 cm, 100 cm and 105 cm. The cutting heights can be set from 25 – 85 mm.The Stiga Multiclip cutting decks let the user pick the option of either discharging the grass cuttings to the rear of the tractor as you cut, or mulching the grass into very fine pieces which are then dispersed back down on to the ground to be reabsorbed for additional lawn nutrients. As the mulched grass is very small it can barely be seen on the lawn afterwards. Always use the ‘one third’ rule though when mulching grass. Just cut down a third of the grass length at a time to get the best cut and avoid damaging the grass or the machine.Please Note: Price is for the mower unit only without a cutter deck. Please choose the deck size before ordering.SpecificationsEngine : Briggs and Stratton Powerbuilt 3130Engine Output: 7.4kwCylinders : Single CylinderTransmission : HydrostaticDrive : 2 Wheel DriveArticulated Steering : YesSteering Link : Chain / ChainDeck Lift : Manual – foot operatedDeck Sizes: 95cm or 100cm and 105cm electricCutting Deck Heights : 25-85mm (10 Positions)Wheels : Front – 16″, Rear – 16″Adjustable Operator Seat : YesOverall Length : approx 196cmOverall Width : approx 86.4cmWeight : 186kgWarranty : 3 Years Domestic Machine Warranty – 10 Years Chassis

Stiga Park 120 2WD Out Front Deck Ride On Mower with 85cm Deck

Stiga Park 120 2WD Out Front Deck Ride On Mower with 85cm Deck

Two new Stiga Park 2WD front deck ride on lawnmowers will be introduced in 2016 using a classic 85 cm or 95 cm width cutter deck. The Stiga Park 120 and Park 220 models are fitted with a ‘Quick Flip’ cutter deck where with a single action you can move the deck into the service position.The Stiga Park QF front deck ride on mowers are built on a solid rigid chassis which makes them extremely durable and hard wearing. The QF Parks have light & very precise rear wheel drive making them highly manoeuvrable around your lawn and garden.The Stiga Park 120 2WD is powered by a single cylinder Stiga WM engine with rear wheel drive. The hydrostatic (automatic) transmission is very easy to use. Just select the ground speed and cutting height required and away you go, only needing to press the control pedal.Cutting heights can be set to 10 positions from 25-80 mm letting you choose the perfect height of cut for the lawn. The Park 120 is fitted with the 85cm Stiga Multiclip combi manual cutter deck which can be used in 2 different cutting modes. Use in rear discharge mode for longer grass areas where you can leave the grass to wilt naturally or in the mulching/recycling mode for more formal areas where you would like the grass cut more finely. Mulching the grass chops it into fine pieces which virtually disappear back into the ground recycling the nutrients for a healthier, greener lawn.SpecificationsModel : Park 120Drive : 2WD rear wheelTransmission : HydrostaticEngine : Stiga WM 7250 SeriesCylinders : 1Power Output : 7.1kW @ 3200rpmSteering : ArticulatedSteering Linkage : Wire / wireWheels – front & rear : 15″Max driving speed (kph) : 9Cutting Width : 85cm QF manual deck includedCutting Heights : 25 – 80mmDeck Lift : ManualOverall Length : 168cmWeight : 167kgDomestic Warranty : 3 years

Stiga Park 220 2WD Out Front Deck Ride On Mower with 95cm Deck

Stiga Park 220 2WD Out Front Deck Ride On Mower with 95cm Deck

Two new Stiga Park 2WD front deck ride on lawnmowers will be introduced in 2016 using a classic 85 cm or 95 cm width cutter deck. The Stiga Park 120 and Park 220 models are fitted with a ‘Quick Flip’ cutter deck where with a single action you can move the deck into the service position.The Stiga Park QF front deck ride on mowers are built on a solid rigid chassis which makes them extremely durable and hard wearing. The QF Parks have light & very precise rear wheel drive making them highly manoeuvrable around your lawn and garden.The Stiga Park 220 2WD is powered by a single cylinder Briggs and Stratton engine with rear wheel drive. The hydrostatic (automatic) transmission is very easy to use. Just select the ground speed and cutting height required and away you go, only needing to press the control pedal.Cutting heights can be set to 10 positions from 25-80 mm letting you choose the perfect height of cut for the lawn. The Park 220 is fitted with the 95cm Stiga Multiclip combi electric cutter deck which can be used in 2 different cutting modes. Use in rear discharge mode for longer grass areas where you can leave the grass to wilt naturally or in the mulching/recycling mode for more formal areas where you would like the grass cut more finely. Mulching the grass chops it into fine pieces which virtually disappear back into the ground recycling the nutrients for a healthier, greener lawn.SpecificationsModel : Park 220Drive : 2WD rear wheelTransmission : HydrostaticEngine : Briggs and Stratton PowerBuilt 3130 AVSCylinders : 1Power Output : 7.4kW @ 3200rpmSteering : ArticulatedSteering Linkage : Wire / wireWheels – front & rear : 15″Max driving speed (kph) : 9Cutting Width : 95cm QF electric deck includedCutting Heights : 25 – 80mmDeck Lift : ElectricOverall Length : 168cmWeight : 167kgDomestic Warranty : 3 years

Stiga Park Pro 340 IX 4WD Out Front Ride On Lawn mower

Stiga Park Pro 340 IX 4WD Out Front Ride On Lawn mower

The Stiga Park Pro 340 IX is a 4 wheel drive front deck sit on mower capable of travelling at an impressive 10 kph. This hydrostatic (automatic) drive ride on mower can have your lawns looking great in no time.The Stiga Park Pro 340 IX will be a new addition to the Park Pro 4WD range for the 2016 season with a Briggs and Stratton Vanguard 18 twin cylinder engine and a choice of cutting decks from 95cm – 125cm.Front cut ride on lawnmowers like the Stiga Park Pro 340IX 4WD don’t use grass collectors, so no time is wasted emptying them. The grass cuttings are cut & re-cut in to fine pieces and deflected down on to the ground. The cuttings will then wilt in to the soil providing it with additional nutrients. This process is called mulching and the cuttings virtually disappear into the ground.This Stiga front deck mower is perfect for all conditions and is very easy to control. It can easily navigate obstacles & around tight corners with the articulated steering. The Park Pro 340IX has many adjustable features that will allow the operator to customise the experience to their own preferred comfort. This is an excellent all round ride on that will give you an enjoyable mowing experience.Stiga have improved the Park Pro out front deck sit on mower range with a stronger chassis, high back comfort seats, dashboard displays, easier maintenance & with the parking brake engaged the operator can leave the engine running and leave their seat.Please Note: The Price Does Not Include The Cutting Deck, please choose a cutter deck to add to the machine before ordering.Specifications:Model : Park Pro 340IXType : Out front deckEngine : Briggs & StrattonEngine Type : Vanguard 18Cylinders / Output : 2 / 11.9kWTransmission : Hydrostatic + ReverseSteering : ArticulatedServo : Hydraulic ServoSteering Linkage : Chain / ChainWheels – Front / Rear : 17 inchMax Driving Speed (kph) : 10Seat : High back comfort with armrestsHeadlight :YesCutting Width : 95cm – 125cmCutting Heights* : 25 – 85mm or 25 – 90mm *(depending on deck size)Cutting Height Adjustment : 10 positions with electric deckDeck Lift : ManualOverall Length : 255 cmOverall Width : 135cmWeight : 236kgWarranty : 3 years domestic, 1 year commercial

Mountfield 1530H Rear Collect Ride On Lawnmower

Mountfield 1530H Rear Collect Ride On Lawnmower

We believe Mountfield produce some of the best quality and value for money lawn and garden tractors in the UK.The Mountfield 1530 range of lawn tractors were released in 2015The 1530H is powered by a 452cc Mountfield Series 7750 engine with an 84cm cutting deck and large capacity 240 litre rear grass box.The hydrostatic transmission has a reverse gear and with a turning circle of just 140cm (55″) can equal the manoeuvrability of the smaller compact ride on mowers. The Mountfield 1530H Hydro garden tractors cut wider than their wheel width which means there is little trimming left to do after the lawns have been mown.The Mountfield 1530H gives you 7 different cutting heights from 25mm – 80mm ensuring the perfect height cut for your lawn. Engaging the cutter deck couldn’t be easier; you just have to pull the control switch for ‘On’ and push it in for ‘Off’.Specifications:Engine: Mountfield Series 7750Capacity: 452ccNet Power Output: 7.4kW@ 2800rpmFuel Tank Capacity : 6 litresTransmission : Hydrostatic + ReverseWheels : Front : 15″ – Rear : 18″Turning Circle : 140cm (55 inches)Cutting Width : 84cm (33 inches)33″ Twin bladed cutting deckDeck engagement : ElectronicHeight of Cut : 25-80mm with 7 positionsCollector Capacity : 240 litreMulch Plug : IncludedTowbar : Optional ExtraOverall Length : 234cmOverall Width : 90cmWeight : approx 192kgRecommend Mowing Area : Up to approx 2 acresManufacturer’s 5 year conditional warranty (subject to annual service)

Mountfield 1530M Rear Collect Ride On Lawnmower

Mountfield 1530M Rear Collect Ride On Lawnmower

We believe Mountfield produce some of the best quality and value for money lawn and garden tractors in the UK.The Mountfield 1530 range of lawn tractors were introduced in 2015.The 1530M is powered by a 452cc Mountfield Series 7750 engine with an 84cm cutting deck and large capacity 240 litre rear grass box.The manual transmission has a reverse gear and with a turning circle of just 140cm (55″) can equal the manoeuvrability of the smaller compact ride on lawnmowers. The Mountfield 1530M garden tractors cut wider than their wheel width which means there is little trimming left to do after the lawns have been mown.The Mountfield 1530M gives you 7 different cutting heights from 25mm – 80mm ensuring the perfect height cut for your lawn. Engaging the cutter deck couldn’t be easier; you just have to pull the control switch for ‘On’ and push it in for ‘Off’.Specifications:Engine: Mountfield Series 7750Capacity: 452ccNet Power Output: 8.4kW@ 2800rpmFuel Tank Capacity : 6 litresTransmission : ManualWheels : Front : 15″ – Rear : 18″Turning Circle : 140cm (55 inches)Cutting Width : 84cm (33 inches)Cutter: 33″ Twin BladedDeck engagement : ElectronicHeight of Cut : 25-80mm with 7 positionsCollector Capacity : 240 litreMulch Kit : IncludedTow Bar : Optional extraOverall Length : 234cmOverall Width : 90cmWeight : Approx 190.5kgWarranty : 5 years (terms and conditions apply)

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What Type Of Lawnmower Do I Buy?

Lawn mowers
Lawn mowers

It’s always difficult to know what type of Lawnmower to buy, here I want to make a list of the various different types of lawnmowers that are available. Lawnmowers come in all shapes and sizes, it’s very important that you choose the right machine for your garden. I have seen so many people making life difficult through not having the right equipment, it’s actually painful to watch. Take a look below and feel free to comment if you have any questions.

I have embedded YouTube video to this page below, you can either watch the video or read my post or both!

Rotary Mowers

Rotary mowers are probably the most practical lawnmowers for most people, take a look below at the list of different types of rotary mowers.

Rear Roller Rotary Mowers

Hayter Harrier 56 Pro Self Propelled Petrol Rear Roller Lawn mower
Hayter Harrier 56 Pro Self Propelled Petrol Rear Roller Lawn mower

Rear roller mowers are probably my first choice of Lawnmower, most of these machines are driven through the rear roller via a petrol engine. If you like to see a nice striped traditional lawn then a roller rotary lawnmower is a great choice. Roller rotary mowers also come with a collection bag or box, the grass is simply blown into the rear collection box, it’s also very useful in the autumn when the leaves are falling.

Before you purchase a roller rotary mower, here are a few things to check. Make sure that your lawn is reasonably level as rollers don’t grip very well on rough ground and they are also not designed to work on really rough areas. In general, if the grass is dry roller rotary’s pickup reasonably efficiently, however, they will not collect long grass, you will just clog your machine, so you need to remember that these machines really need to be used on a regular basis, at least once a week in the peak growing season. It is also very important to make sure and keep your grass box clean, if the grass box isn’t kept clean the air cannot flow through and you will struggle to pick up the grass clippings. I normally use an airline or power washer to wash the grass bag, if you do this on a regular basis you will notice a huge difference with your collection efficiency.

Ideally, I would also purchase a machine that drives, is much easier if the mower pulls itself along rather than having to push the machine.

Self-Propelled Rotary Lawnmowers

Weibang Virtue 53 SSD BBC Self-Propelled Petrol Lawn mower
Weibang Virtue 53 SSD BBC Self-Propelled Petrol Lawn mower

Self-propelled Rotary lawnmowers can sometimes be referred to as fourwheeled mowers, these lawnmowers can have power drives and push versions. I would definitely go for a version that drives, is far easier than pushing a mower, make sure you purchase a machine that drives on the rear wheels and not the front wheels. I have seen lawnmowers that drive on the front wheels which in my mind very poor way to drive the machine, the problem is that when you turn the Lawnmower, you automatically lift the front wheels off the ground which in turn stops the mower moving forward. Whereas, if the machine was rearwheel drive it would carry on moving forward as you turn, so I would definitely avoid front wheel drive mowers.

Self-propelled Rotary lawnmowers are very straightforward, they have four wheels on some machines you can adjust the wheels individually, personally I don’t think this is particularly necessary, although sometimes it is good to have the machine higher off the ground at the rear as this can sometimes help collection if the grass is a bit long.

The collection process is very simple, there is a box attached to the back of the mower and the grass is blown straight in. These machines generally pick up better than the roller rotary’s as the grass goes directly into the box whereas with a roller rotary the grass has to go over the roller. These mowers also pick up longer grass than a roller rotary, however, it is still much better if you cut your lawn on a regular basis, not only will your lawn look better but you will have less grass to empty!

Mulching Lawnmowers

Stiga Multiclip Pro 50 S SVAN Self Propelled Mulching Lawn mower
Stiga Multiclip Pro 50 S SVAN Self Propelled Mulching Lawn mower

Mulching lawnmowers can be very useful investment as their is no grass box to empty which is a great bonus! The downside is that for a mulching mower to work efficiently you have to cut your grass on a regular basis and you can sometimes get more moss with a mulching mower, however, this can be cured by treating your lawn on a regular basis, which I would recommend doing anyway.

I have used different mulching mowers and some work better than others, I particularly like the Husqvarna Rider range of mulching mowers, these machines are articulated which makes them extremely manoeuvrable around flower beds and trees etc. There mulching ability is also very good and efficient, but once again, for this to work efficiently you have to cut your grass on a regular basis.

I would seriously consider looking at a mulching mower, it is so easy just to sit on a Lawnmower and not have to empty the box or bag, most of us know how long this can take having to keep stopping. Even a good walk behind mower is well worth looking at. In an ideal world, it’s not a bad idea to have a mower that mulches and a mower that collects, but I do appreciate that this isn’t always possible.

Zero Turn Mowers

Zero Turn Mower
Zero Turn Mower

Zero turn mowers are great fun to use and a very efficient way to cut your grass, they’re probably my favourite, especially if they have a mulching deck on. A zero turn mower has two hydraulic motors on the rear driving wheels and two caster wheels at the front, normally the machine is steered by two levers which give you instant forward and reverse, these machines are the most manoeuvrable lawnmowers available, their capacity to cut grass very quickly is amazing.

Zero turn mowers are available as walk-behind machines and ride on machines, I have owned both and they are both very efficient machines to use. The downside is that zero turn mowers are not cheap, but if you buy a decent machine it will give you many years of service provided that you look after it.

Cylinder Mowers

Allett Westminster 20H Semi-Pro Petrol Cylinder Mower
Allett Westminster 20H Semi-Pro Petrol Cylinder Mower

Cylinder mowers are for that perfect bowling green look that we all love to see, just be aware that most gardens, in my opinion, are not suited to a cylinder mower unless you are very dedicated to your lawn. I believe that the majority of people are better off with a roller rotary mower as the maintenance is much simpler and they give a reasonably good quality striped finish.

If you feel that you do have a nice flat lawn and you really want to maintain it well, then definitely go for a quality cylinder mower. A cylinder mower has a very precision cutting action, so it is very important that you keep your lawn clear of any debris as if you hit anything hard you can reduce the efficiency of the cutting action. I have seen many cylinder mowers when they are not cutting efficiently, they tend to bend the grass over rather than cut it, you really do need to be dedicated to looking after your lawn to use a cylinder mower. I’m not trying to put you off buying a cylinder mower, I just want to make you aware that it is important you know the ins and outs.

Cylinder mowers are available in push versions, electric, petrol and commercial type gang mowers for large gardens, greens and golf courses.

Ride On Rotary Mowers

Wolf Garten ALPHA 95.165H Hydro Lawn Tractor
Wolf Garten ALPHA 95.165H Hydro Lawn Tractor

Ride on Rotary mowers are great if you have a large area of grass, just be aware that to buy a decent machine you do need to spend money and most of these machines are far less manoeuvrable than a walk behind mower. I think most of us really like the idea of sitting down to cut the grass but here are a few things that we have to remember:

Make sure and buy a ride on mower with a hydrostatic drive, gearboxes on lawnmowers today are out of date. A hydrostatic drive consists of a hydraulic motor that gives you variable speeds in forward and reverse, this system is fantastic compared with the old-fashioned painful gearbox.

Don’t buy a cheap ride on lawnmower, you will regret it! Unfortunately, there are a lot of cheap ride on lawnmowers that really are very poor, if you are buying a new machine make sure that you have a demonstration to find out as much as you can about the particular machine you’re thinking of buying. If you can’t afford a decent ride on lawnmower I would look at buying a decent walk behind machine as there’s nothing much more frustrating than having a machine that keeps breaking down or doesn’t do the job properly.

Also, remember that many ride on lawnmowers are nowhere near as manoeuvrable as a walk behind lawnmower, there are exceptions with the articulated and zero turn mowers, but in general ride on mowers and garden tractors are much more cumbersome in gardens. If you have lots of obstacle in your garden, you’re probably better off with a decent walk behind lawnmower.

Gang Mowers

Gang Mower
Gang Mower

Gang mowers are normally used on village greens, golf courses and playing fields but they can also be used in large gardens. Gang mowers are commonly self-propelled and come in cylinder form and rotary form, they can also be towed by a tractor.

Robotic Lawnmowers

Robomow RX20u Robotic Mower
Robomow RX20u Robotic Mower

Robotic lawnmowers are relatively new out, if you are sceptical about robotic mowers, I can tell you from experience that they do work and if you don’t like cutting your grass then this could be the answer for you!

Ideally, robotic mowers are best used in areas that don’t have lots of obstacles, if you have lots of small paths and banks in your garden then a robotic mower may not be for you. However, if you have a lawn with a few trees and flower borders then a robotic mower may be for you.

It is very important when you purchase a robotic mower to make sure you spend time properly installing your mower. Robotic mowers need a perimeter wire all around the lawn which they will follow, the perimeter wire can also be put around flower borders and obstacles. The perimeter wire actually goes on top of the lawn but is tacked down with pegs, you could also bury the perimeter wire but you will find after a few weeks the perimeter wire will not be visible as the grass will have grown over it. Your robotic mower will actually drive over the perimeter wire, the reason for this is so that it gets close to border edges so in this way no grass is left uncut, it is also important to spend time putting your perimeter wire down correctly. There are professionals that will carry out the installation for you if you’re not confident in doing it yourself.

I do find it amazing how robotic mower can be set at various times to cut your lawn and most of them even have rain sensors so that it starts raining when they are cutting they will go back to the base station. A robotic mower mulches your lawn so there is no grass to clear up and the great thing is can set your mower to come out automatically two or three times a week and just keep your grass looking perfectly evenly cut.

One thing is robotic mowers do not do is to leave stripes on your lawn, I guess one day they may have the technology to do this! For some reason they don’t actually cut in a uniform way, they go in all different directions, however, they don’t miss any grass providing you have installed your machine properly!

Rough Cutting Mowers

DR TR4 PRO - XL 8.75 PD ES Wheeled Trimmer/Mower
DR TR4 PRO – XL 8.75 PD ES Wheeled Trimmer/Mower

Rough Cutting Mowers can come in the form of heavy-duty rotary’s, flail mowers,  scythe mowers and Wheeled Trimmers.

A heavy duty rotary mower is great for cutting rough areas, these can be self-propelled machines or tractor mounted.

A flail mower is great for cutting down long grass and brambles, these are available as pedestrian machines, I actually used to own a Turner pedestrian flail, it was great for rough areas. Flails are also available for out front ride on’s, tractor mounted and the hydraulic arm mounted files that can cut hedges and grass.

The heavy duty rough-cut nylon cutting mowers are great for overgrown and rough areas, one of the best things is that there is no blade to damage or to become blunt as these types of machines simply rely on heavy duty nylon cord. These models are available as pedestrian machines in push versions and self-propelled versions, personally I would go for a machine that drives itself, far easier than pushing, but obviously, this depends on your budget.

Please feel free to comment below.

Roy Bretton