Today we are looking at the Allett Kensington 20B Petrol Cylinder Mower. This is the largest of three mowers in the Allett Kensington range. The Allett Kensington 20B is currently available for the price of £1239 which offers a saving of £90.
Yesterday we looked at the Allett Kensington 17B Petrol Cylinder Mower, a slightly smaller mower but offering the same qualities. The Allett Kensington 17B is available for £1239 which currently offers a saving of £90.
The Allett Kensington 20B Petrol Cylinder Mower is designed for keen homeowners with medium to large size lawns. There is no other type of mower to give a better bowling green striped finish than a cylinder mower. One of the best features of the Allett Kensington mower is the fact that there is a cartridge system. The cartridge system allows various lawn care accessories to be fitted to your cylinder mower using just one power unit.
A cylinder mower is the best way to give your lawn a prestige cut. Just a word of warning, not every lawn is suitable for a cylinder type mower. In many cases, if your lawn is a bit up and down, has children playing and dogs running around and other debris, it may be worth looking at a rear roller rotary mower. These rear roller rotary mowers will give a striped finish and are more versatile than a cylinder mower. I don’t want to put you off purchasing a cylinder mower, it’s just important to purchase the right type of mower for the right job.
- A very popular British built cylinder mower.
- Briggs & Stratton commercial petrol engine.
- Quick cartridge system enables you to multitask with your cylinder mower.
- Seven different accessories are available.
- 20-inch cutting width.
- Six bladed quick-release cylinder.
- 79 cuts per metre.
- Steel front and rear roller.
- Three setting handlebar adjustment.
- Fold-down handlebars for storage and transport.
- Two-year warranty.
Allett Kensington 20B Petrol Cylinder Mower
British manufacturer, Allett has been engineering and building mowers since the 1970s, the company is going from strength to strength. The Allett Kensington 20B is suitable for lawns up to 350 m² with an unbeatable cutting performance. The mower comes with two steel rollers for a perfect striped finish. The rear roller is split into two to minimise turf damage. If you are looking for a perfectly cut lawn with a striped finish the Allett Kensington 20B Petrol Cylinder Mower could be for you.
The 20 inch (51 cm) cutting cylinder is the largest mower in the Kensington range. The six-bladed cylinder comes as standard, the cylinder produces 79 cuts per metre. There is a 10 bladed cylinder available for an even tighter cut, which is available as an optional extra.
Cylinder mowers have a very precise cutting action, almost like a scissor -type action. The cylinder rotates and cuts the grass against a rigid bottom blade which should give a perfect cut. It’s important to make sure and clear any debris from your lawn before start cutting. Failure to do this can impair the cutting performance due to cylinder mowers having a very precise cutting action.
It’s advisable to have your cutting cylinder ground and reset and sharpened once a year. Or maybe less if you are not using your machine for huge amounts of time. It is important to take care of your cutting cylinder to maintain a peak cutting performance.
Briggs & Stratton Engine
The Allett Kensington 14K Self Propelled Petrol Cylinder Mower is powered by an XR 550 Briggs & Stratton petrol engine. The 127cc overhead valve engine develops 4 hp. The XR 550 engine has a cast-iron sleeve that adds to the life of the engine. A dual-element air cleaner gives maximum protection to the engine. It’s important to make sure your air cleaner is kept clean at all times. Failure to do this will result in poor engine performance and shorter engine life. A few minutes servicing can save a lot of pain and expense in the long run.
The magnetron electronic ignition system ensures easy starting even on the coldest morning.
There is a range of enhanced lawn care products for the Allett Kensington which can be fitted in place of the standard cutting cylinder. The cartridge range includes; 10 bladed cutting cylinder, aerator, dethatcher, scarifier, verticut cartridge and lawn brush. One of the great things with all these accessories is the fact that you have one power unit to carry out multiple tasks.
As I mentioned at the beginning of this post there’s nothing better than a cylinder mower to give your lawn a prestige finish. Not every lawn is suitable for a cylinder mower due to their precise cutting action. It’s definitely worth looking at our rear roller rotary mowers which are more suitable for rougher areas and are more universal. Many larger gardens have two types of machine, a cylinder mower for the prestige lawn and a rotary mower for the rougher outlying areas.
To me, one of the best features of the Allett Kensington 20B is the fact that it can take various lawn care accessories. In other words, one power unit can carry out multiple lawn care tasks.
The Allett Kensington 20B Petrol Cylinder Mower comes with a piece of mind two-year manufacturers warranty.
- Suitable for lawns up to 350m2
- The ultimate lawn-care cylinder mower– takes ALL the cartridges in the Allett range including; a 10 blade cylinder, scarifier, aerator, lawn brush, dethatcher and verticut cartridge
- 127cc XR550 Briggs + Stratton petrol engine- recoil start
- 2-litre fuel tank
- 51cm/20”/508mm cutting width
- Cylinder cutting system
- Six-blade (Quick Cartridge) cylinder
- 79 cuts per metre
- 6mm – 32mm (¼“ to 1 ¼”) Height of cut- variable micro-set adjuster- the incremental height of cut
- Fixed grass rake- adjustable
- 70 litre grassbox
- Comes with auxiliary wheel kit
- Zinc plated steel front roller
- Double section steel rear roller with differential- no wheel marks
- 3 handlebar height positions plus folding for storage/transport
- 2 years parts and labour