The Farmtrac FT22 compact tractor is available for a special price of just £6995 plus VAT. Farmtrac has a limited number of FT22 compact tractors available at very favourable prices. I’ve just seen the post on LinkedIn from Terry Harrison machinery. The compact tractors are available for immediate delivery.
Farmtrac compact tractors offer exceptional value for money within the tractor marketplace. If you’re looking for something reliable and compact, the Farmtrac offers versatility which more than meets your expectations. Farmtrac offers a range of models, the FT22 being the smallest compact tractor at 21.3 hp.
They come with a three-point linkage, power takeoff and auxiliary hydraulics, everything that you would expect on a compact tractor. They are great for landscapers, horticulturalists, gardeners, estates and much more. There is a front-end loader available to make your compact tractor even more of a workhorse.
The Farmtrac compact can cope with a range of attachments, from backhoe diggers, loading buckets, trailers, flail mowers, rotavator’s, landscaping equipment and much more.
There are a limited number of Farmtrac compact FT22 tractors available. However, viewing and test drives are available. Here is Terry Harrison’s original post on LinkedIn below the video. You can also visit his website here.
Today we are looking at the Hyundai garden equipment big 20% off sale. Hyundai has a 20% sale on some of their garden equipment, ranging from an electric leaf blower, chainsaws, petrol and electric. The petrol garden multitool, complete with a strimmer, brushcutter blade, chainsaw, hedge cutter and extension bar, one engine to power for accessories. Hyundai are also offering several power washers on special offer, from petrol models to economical diesel models. There are two petrol chipper shredders available on special offer, along with a Power Barrow with an option for a wheelbarrow or tracked Barrow. You can see the list of equipment on special offer below the video.
Hyundai makes a wide-ranging of equipment at excellent prices. They also offer a three-year guarantee on most of their products, provided they are being used for domestic purposes. They do actually offer a one-year warranty on most of their products if they are being used commercially. Personally, I wouldn’t recommend the garden products for commercial or contractors use. However, if you are looking for budget equipment to make life in the garden easier, Hyundai garden equipment certainly offers good value for money.
The petrol and diesel-powered power washers are a good idea as there is no electric cable to deal with. I personally use a Stihl power washer, which is a good and well-engineered tool. However, I do like the idea of not having an electric cable around and the fact that the power washer can be used anywhere, provided that there is a water supply.
Today we are looking at the popular Feider FRT-7550M ride-on lawnmower. The Feider FRT-7550M is currently on special offer at £1899 including VAT. It offers a saving of £500 and is available for delivery now.
Fieder is a French brand that manufactures domestic machines for the garden. They appear to have the ability to manufacture domestic garden machinery at excellent prices. The Feider FRT-7550M ride-on lawnmower is no exception to the rule. With 16 reviews averaging 4.6 out of 5 stars, the ride-on lawnmower is definitely worth looking at.
The 4-stroke engine gives plenty of power to the 76 cm cutting deck.
Powerful 15 hp overhead valve four-stroke petrol engine.
Three in one cutting deck-mulch, collect and rear discharge.
170 L grass collector.
Feider FRT-7550M ride-on lawnmower
If you’re looking for a domestic ride-on lawnmower the Feider FRT-7550M ride-on lawnmower could be your answer. It is a very compact ride on mower that offers manoeuvrability, a large collection box and the ability to mulch the grass. It certainly offers value for money and plenty of power for the size of the mower.
With a 432cc overhead valve four-stroke petrol engine developing 15 hp, the mower has plenty of power to cope with the 76 cm cutting deck. The single-cylinder engine comes with an electric key start.
The 76 cm cutting deck which is approximately 30 inches gives the mower the ability to cut lawns up to 4000 m². The compact design of the mower helps to keep machine the highly manoeuvrable.
With a cutting range between 20 and 90 mm, the mower can cope with most varying lawn conditions. The height adjustment is controlled by a single lever adjustment.
Something that I am seeing more and more on lawnmowers is the ability to be able to collect grass and also have the option to mulch. I’m a great fan of mulching as it’s a time-saving way of mowing. It also helps to keep your grass greener for longer in dry periods, adding a very natural green manure to your lawn.
The 170 L generous grass collector is great for when you have autumn leaves, or the lawn has become too long to mulch efficiently. Mulching works best when the grass is cut regularly, so cutting at least once a week is advised during the growing season. To my mind, I believe that it is much quicker to cut the grass regularly and mulch the grass, rather than having to collect grass clippings.
The one thing that lets the Feider FRT-7550M ride-on lawnmower down is the drive system. The majority of ride-on mowers today have what we call a hydrostatic drive system. This enables instant forward and reverse at a variable speed normally through a foot pedal.
In this case, Fieder has a traditional six-speed gearbox. Five forward gears and one reverse gear. A gearbox works fine, however, a hydrostatic drive is much more user-friendly and efficient than the traditional gearbox. If you have used a machine with a hydrostatic drive, you will never go back to using a gearbox driven machine.
I’m sure that Fieder has used a gearbox to keep the cost down, which I fully understand. It would be great if they offered a hydrostatic drive option, however, at the moment they do not.
The Feider FRT-7550M ride-on lawnmower certainly offers value for money and great manoeuvrability. I had a similar commercial machine several years ago that was considerably more expensive.
The only thing that really lets this ride on mower down is the fact that it doesn’t have hydrostatic transmission. As I mentioned earlier, it’s cheaper to put a gearbox in than hydrostatic transmission. Maybe later Fieder will offer a similar machine with hydrostatic transmission.
Personally, I would go for a machine with hydrostatic transmission. However, we all have a budget to work to and the Feider FRT-7550M ride-on lawnmower brings value for money with good reviews.
Today we are looking at something slightly different, the Feider 4-in-1 Zero-Turn petrol lawnmower. The Fieder self-propelled lawnmower is currently on special offer at £289.95 including VAT. This is a saving of £210 at the time of writing.
The Feider 4-in-1 Zero-Turn petrol lawnmower takes a slightly different concept from normal rotary mowers. The front caster wheel enables the mower to be turned effortlessly, due to the caster wheel situated at the front of the lawnmower. There is no need to lift the front of the mower up when you are turning.
The 4-in-1 lawnmower offers a diverse range of grass cutting for various conditions. The lawnmower has an excellent price tag and a two-year manufacturer’s warranty.
Efficient overhead-valve four-stroke petrol engine.
Six cutting heights.
4-in-1 cutting system, mulch, side and rear discharge and collect.
Fold-down handlebars for easy storage and transport.
Two-year warranty for peace of mind.
Feider 4-In-1 Zero-Turn Petrol Lawnmower
The Feider 4-in-1 Zero-Turn petrol lawnmower is referred to as a zero-turn mower. I wouldn’t quite call it a zero turn mower, but the concept certainly gives it plenty of manoeuvrability due to the caster wheel situated on the front of the mower. The caster wheel can be locked if you require the mower to go in a straight line.
The front caster wheel is great for manoeuvring around ornaments, flower borders and other obstacles in the garden. With the self-propelled drive and the front caster wheel, mowing around obstacles becomes much easier!
Traditional zero turn mowers have two hydraulic motors that power the two rear wheels. At the front of a zero-turn mower, there are two caster wheels. The hydraulic motors give the traditional zero-turn mower instant forward and reverse on each rear wheel. In turn, this gives excellent manoeuvrability, in fact, zero-turn mowers are the most manoeuvrable mowers on the market.
Feider’s mowing concept on their Feider 4-in-1 Zero-Turn petrol lawnmower certainly helps to give excellent manoeuvrability. However, to refer to it as a zero turn mower is not 100% correct, although, I very much like the concept of this lawnmower.
A 4-In-1 Mower
I always like to have the ability to have a lawnmower that will mulch and can collect the grass clippings if necessary. The Feider 4-in-1 Zero-Turn petrol lawnmower offers mulching, side discharge, rear discharge, and an option to collect the grass clippings.
I’m a great fan of mulching grass as it saves a huge amount of time not having to empty the collector. It also helps to give the lawn a better colour throughout the summer and especially in dry weather. The mulching acts like a green manure, feeding the lawn as you are cutting it.
At the same time, it’s great to have an option to collect the grass clippings. Especially if your lawn has become long or there are a lot of autumn leaves to collect. The grass collector has a 50 L capacity. Mulching is most effective when the lawn is cut regularly, so ideally, at least once a week in the growing season.
Side discharge is also a useful option if you want the grass spread evenly across the lawn. And then there’s also the option to discharge the grass from the rear of the mower.
The cutting deck is 46 cm which is approximately 16 inches. There are six cutting heights that vary from 25 to 75 mm. It’s always good to have a high cut on a lawnmower in case your lawn becomes long. Putting the mower on the highest cut can quickly bring your lawn back into shape.
Four Stroke Petrol Engine
The four-stroke 141cc overhead valve engine offers economy and quiet running. The engine has a straightforward recoil starting system. And a fuel tank capacity of 0.8 L.
The Feider 4-in-1 Zero-Turn petrol lawnmower offers a totally different concept from the average lawnmower. I really like the idea of the front caster wheel as I believe that mowing around obstacles has just become much easier with this concept. The locking caster wheel is a good idea for mowing in a straight line.
I believe that the Feider 4-in-1 Zero-Turn petrol lawnmower offers value for money and very good manoeuvrability. With a two-year warranty and the special price of £280.95, it’s definitely worth looking at.
Engine Starting System
Engine Fuel Tank Capacity
Self Propelled – Disengageable
25-75mm (6 Positions)
Rear Axle – Central / Front Wheel – Single Point
Grassbag Full Indicator
Sheet-Steel with Powder-Coated Paint Finish
Deck Washout Port
Foldable / 3-Stage Height Adjustable with Soft Grip
The Stiga MPV 520W is slightly different to the traditional ride-on mower, having an out-front deck and rear-wheel steer. The out-front deck and rear steer offers great manoeuvrability and excellent visibility.
The Stiga MPV 520W multi-purpose mower is designed for substantial domestic lawns. It is a large 280 L collector that can be discharged from the operator seat.
The mower is powered by a Briggs & Stratton Vanguard V-twin cylinder engine.
A very efficient out front deck mower with great visibility.
Designed for large domestic lawns.
Powered by a V twin Briggs & Stratton engine.
Large 280 L grass collector.
Instant hydrostatic forward and reverse and variable speed via a foot pedal.
Rear-wheel steer for maximum manoeuvrability.
Steering ball enables you to drive with one hand.
The Stiga MPV 520W multi-purpose mower
I have always liked the idea of a ride on mower with an out-front cutting deck. This is far better for mowing up to objects and around obstacles. The operator has a great view of the front deck due to the seating position. This enables the operator to cut close to edges and obstacles, which in turn minimises strimming and spending time on the finishing touches.
The rear-wheel steer helps to make the mower even more manoeuvrable.
Traditional ride on mowers generally has the cutting deck underslung between the front and rear wheels. It’s probably the cheapest way to create a ride-on mower, but it’s not the most practical for the operator. I have always preferred mowers with an out-front deck.
The out-front cutting deck has a 112 cm (approximately 3’6”) which is capable of cutting lawns up to 15,000 m². An out-front mower will always outperform a traditional mower with an underslung deck. This is mainly due to the manoeuvrability and having the ability to cut right up to obstacles, like flower beds and trees.
The cutting height is adjustable from 20 to 70 mm. It’s always good to have the option of various cutting heights. You never know with the British weather; a lawn can soon get out of hand. Using the high cut, you can quickly bring the lawn into shape again.
Hydrostatic transmission enables instant forward and reverse and at variable speeds. This is much easier than the traditional gearbox as the machine can be varied accordingly to the conditions.
A hydrostatic transmission is basically a hydraulic motor powered by an oil pump, which in turn gives variable speeds in forward and reverse. There is no clutch required, so it really does speed up the mowing process. Once you have used a hydrostatic mower, you will never go back to a gearbox type mower.
The powerful V-twin Briggs & Stratton 4-stroke 627cc engine develops 21 hp. The overhead-valve engine gives excellent fuel consumption. The cast-iron engine cylinder sleeves and forged crankshaft help to give the engine long life and durability. The engine comes with electric key start.
The Stiga MPV 520W multi-purpose mower comes with a large rear grass collector which can be operated from the operator’s seat. The collector has a large 280 L capacity.
Having used grass machinery all my life, I have always preferred machines with out front cutting decks. The efficiency and ease of use are so much better and easier.
The Stiga MPV 520W multi-purpose mower offers great manoeuvrability with the out-front deck and rear-wheel steer. I am surprised that the mower doesn’t come with an option to mulch as mulching is a useful feature.
If you have a large lawn the Stiga MPV 520W multi-purpose mower is definitely worth a look. I appreciate that it’s not cheap, however, if you look after the machine give many good years of service. The mower comes with a five-year warranty so Stiga obviously believes in their product. To me, a five-year warranty gives peace of mind and confidence to purchase.
As I mentioned before in previous posts, zero-turn mowers are the most manoeuvrable machines on the market. Over the years, I have owned several zero-turn mowers, from walk-behind machines to ride-on machines. I really like having the ability to be able to cut around obstacles, trees and shrubs quickly and efficiently. A zero-turn machine can outperform a lawn tractor, in my view, several times over. Many zero-turn mowers are fitted with mulching decks, so there is no grass to collect. Combined with excellent manoeuvrability and no grass to collect, zero-turn mowers really do give excellent work rates.
How Does A Zero-Turn Mower Work?
A zero-turn lawnmower consists of two rear driving wheels and two heavy-duty caster wheels on the front of the mower. The two large driving wheels are powered by an independent hydrostatic motor which gives instant forward and reverse and variable speed to each rear wheel. This enables the zero-turn machine to be literally turned on a sixpence; in other words, it can turn within its own radius.
The problem with tractor mowers is that they have the deck underneath the machine, between the front and rear wheels. This is okay if you are collecting grass; however, they are much more restricted in manoeuvrability against a zero-turn machine.
Toro Zero-turn mowers are becoming much more popular due to manufacturers making cheaper machines. The Toro TimeCutter ZS4200T Zero Turn Mower is a good example of a machine that manufactures commercial machinery but also makes machinery for the domestic market.
The Toro TimeCutter ZS4200T Zero Turn Mower is powered by a Toro 708cc overhead valve four-stroke petrol engine. The engine is actually made by the Italian manufacturer Loncin; I am seeing more and more machines powered by Loncin engines. Personally, I would prefer if the machine was fitted with a Kohler, Honda, Kawasaki or Briggs & Stratton engine. Over the years I have owned all these engines and I know that they are quality engines.
The hydrostatic drive combined with the zero-turn capabilities makes the Toro zero-turn mower an exceptionally manoeuvrable machine. The hydrostatic drive consists of a hydraulic motor that is powered by a small oil pump from the engine. Zero turn mowers have two independent hydrostatic motors that enable the mower to have superb manoeuvrability.
The cutting deck is 107 cm which is approximately 3’6” which makes the machine small enough to mow within tight spaces. This combined with the zero-turn capabilities makes for a great output and efficient cutting.
The cutting height ranges from 38 mm to 114 mm, this gives a good range of cutting heights. I always like the idea of having a high cut on a machine, it’s very useful for cutting long grass or if your lawn is left for a few weeks. In this way, the lawn can be brought back into shape gradually and efficiently.
The cutting deck is constructed of a heavy-duty 10 gauge steel. One of the first things that I look at on mower is the cutter deck, it is of great importance that cutter deck is constructed well. Rotary mowers can take quite a battering, with the twin blades turning at high speed and the odd obstacle being thrown around in the cutter deck!
Smart Speed And Tow Hitch
The Toro Time Cutter offers something slightly different on their zero-turn mower. Although the mower is hydrostatic, Toro also gives you smart speed. This gives more control over the machine when cutting and towing. There are three different speeds for every condition within the hydrostatic transmission. This does not mean there are three set speeds. Hydrostatic transmission gives you instant variable speed, however, Toro’s smart speed helps to give you more control for every scenario.
Toro also gives you a tow hitch for your machine, an excellent and useful bonus for using your zero-turn mower as a workhorse in the garden or estate.
The Toro Time Cutter offers several accessories that help to make your machine extremely versatile and practical. These include an hour meter, which tells you how many hours your machine has carried out, which is exceptionally useful for service intervals. It’s fascinating to know how many hours you sit on your machine per week or per year etc.
A recycling kit, more commonly known as a mulching kit, is available for your Toro. This is something that I would recommend; I’m a great fan of mulching. Mulching acts as a green fertiliser to keep your lawn green in dry periods.
An optional twin collection system is available; my guess is that this may be slightly cumbersome and probably quite expensive. I would definitely opt for the mulching feature.
Toro makes a huge range of professional and domestic products for horticulture, I prefer to have a branded product, although there are some decent unbranded products too. Care needs to be taken, though before you purchase such products.
I know that Toro makes good products, but one thing I would prefer is a more popular engine, something like a Briggs & Stratton engine or a Kohler engine, as I mentioned earlier on in this post. However, from what I have heard from the experts, the Loncin engine is becoming quite a popular alternative.
Remember that if you are buying a zero-turn lawnmower, you have the most manoeuvrable machine on the market. If you fit the mulching accessory you truly have a really efficient ride-on mower.
Just remember that this is not a commercial mower, the machine is aimed for the domestic market. Toro gives a three-year warranty for domestic users and one month for commercial users.
Engine: 708cc Twin Cylinder Toro
Engine Spec: OHV, Full Pressure Lubrication with Spin-On Oil Filter, Cast Iron Cylinder Liner, Dual Element Air Cleaner
Fuel Tank: 2.5 gal (11.3 L)
Transmission: Dual Hydrostatic
Cutting Width: 107cm, 2-blade cutting system
Height of Cut: 38-114 mm
Steering Controls: Dual Wrap Around Levers
Machine size: L: 182.4cm, H: 105.4cm, W: 136.7cm
Tyres: Ribbed, (F) 28 cm x 10 cm, (R) 46 cm x 19 cm
Optional Hour Meter
Extra high back seat
Weight: 254 kg
Warranty: Homeowner 3-Year Limited/Commercial 30 days
It’s a great price for a self-propelled petrol mower. The Racing 4000T self-propelled petrol lawnmower – 16”/40 cm cut is equipped with an efficient overhead valve engine. It also comes with a two-year warranty, for peace of mind.
There are 61 customer reviews that average 4.9 out of 5-star reviews, so it looks like customers are delighted with their purchase. It certainly offers value for money.
There is a cheaper push model available, but to be fair, for a small extra cost, I always advise customers to go for the self-propelled models. It makes life much easier!
Folding handlebars for transport and space-saving.
The Racing 4000T self-propelled petrol lawnmower – 16”/40 cm cut
If you are looking for a budget petrol lawnmower, the Racing 4000T self-propelled petrol lawnmower – 16”/40 cm cut is worth looking at. It offers great value for money and with 61 top reviews and a two-year warranty, it must be worth a look. The 16-inch cut is not really small and not massive, but it does offer great manoeuvrability. The Racing petrol lawn mower is recommended for lawns up to 400 m².
The Racing four stroke overhead valve 99cc petrol engine produces 2.4 hp of power. The engine starting system is a traditional recoil start. The fuel tank has a capacity of 1.2 L which should be more than enough fuel to cut the average size lawn.
I must admit I would have expected a slightly larger engine on a mower of this size. However, we are looking at a budget machine and generally, modern overhead-valve engines produce very smooth power.
The 16-inch cutting deck is ideal for smaller lawns of around 400 m². I guess that a 16-inch cutting deck is a fairly average size of a mower. The great thing is with a mower of this size is that it enables you to get where larger machines cannot go.
The 40 cm cutting deck is made from hard-wearing steel. This gives robustness and longevity.
The cutting deck has a single lever adjustment for ease of use. The cutting heights vary from 25 to 70 mm.
The grass collector has a 45 L capacity. The collector is made from fabric which allows the air to flow through the box and collect the grass. It’s important to keep grass boxes clean so that the air can flow through efficiently. When the grass box becomes clogged, the grass collecting efficiency will drop down dramatically.
The best way to clean a grass box is either with a power washer. Or to let the grass box dry out and then brush the grass box with a stiff hand brush. I have found that both ways work quite well.
Unfortunately, there are a few mowers that have front-wheel drive, these are terrible to use. Since when you turn the mower you lift the front wheels off the ground, so the mower immediately stops driving! Thankfully, the Racing 4000T has rear-wheel drive which is far superior.
The Racing 4000T self-propelled petrol lawnmower – 16”/40 cm cut certainly offers value for money. And judging by the reviews, people really like this budget lawnmower. The three-plus points for me are the price, the reviews, and the two-year warranty.
As I mentioned this is a budget domestic mower, so you can’t expect everything. I would have liked to have seen a slightly larger engine for a mower of this size. However, for that price, you cannot have everything!
Today we are looking at the budget MowMaster 43PD-SSEK 3-in-1 self-propelled petrol lawnmower. The MowMaster 43PD-SSEK 3-in-1 self-propelled petrol lawnmower is currently on special offer. The current price at the time of writing is £249.95 including VAT, which currently offers a £100 saving.
The budget MowMaster has been designed for British lawns. It offers excellent value for money and has excellent reviews and a two-year peace of mind warranty.
I guess the biggest feature is that it offers 3-in-1 mowing. This means the mower can collect the clippings, mulch the grass or rear discharge the grass clippings.
A petrol mower that offers excellent value for money.
3 in 1 mowing-collecting, mulching and rear discharge.
Designed for cutting British lawns.
Five cutting heights.
Self-propelled for effort-free mowing.
Ideal cutting width for small to mid-size gardens.
Grass collector full indicator which lets you know when your collector is full.
Fuel-efficient overhead valve petrol engine.
Deck wash port for easy cleaning.
Comfortable handlebar grip with quick-release levers.
Two-year manufacturer’s warranty.
MowMaster 43PD-SSEK 3-in-1 self-propelled petrol lawnmower
The MowMaster 43PD-SSEK 3-in-1 self-propelled petrol lawnmower is a mower that is designed for domestic use. In other words, the lawnmower drives itself, something that I recommend for ease of use. It offers excellent value for money and at the time of writing comes with an extremely low price tag. It also comes with two years warranty which gives the buyer confidence. I like the idea of a good warranty.
The self-propelled petrol mower is powered by a four-stroke 123cc petrol engine. The fuel tank has a capacity of 0.8 L. The engine is started with a traditional recoil start mechanism.
I have always preferred the idea of petrol mowers over electric mowers as they can be used anywhere. There is no need to be restricted by a power source or a trailing electric cable. I appreciate that battery technology is improving all the time, however, petrol or diesel power is still my preferred form of power for mowing.
The cutting width is 43 cm which equals approximately 17 inches. The recommended maximum lawn size for this lawnmower is 600 m². Of course, the machine will cut more if required, it will just take you longer!
The cutting deck is adjusted by a single lever which offers five different positions ranging from 25 mm to 70 mm. It’s always good to have a high cut in case your lawn gets out of hand. By using the high cut, you can quickly get your lawn back in shape without too much of a struggle.
The cutting deck is supported by four wheels, the rear wheels being slightly larger than the front wheels. With a strong steel cutting deck, the mower offers rugged durability against knocks.
Another useful feature is that the cutting deck has a wash port on top of the deck. Simply attach a garden hose to the deck and start the machine and the deck will be quickly cleaned. Take care to do this in a place where you can clear up easily as it is surprising how much old grass comes away from a cutting deck.
Three in One Cutting Deck
One of the best features about the MowMaster 43PD-SSEK 3-in-1 self-propelled petrol lawnmower is the fact that it has a 3 in 1 cutting deck. This means that it has the ability to collect the grass clippings, or it can discharge them out the rear of the mower. Or, my personal favourite is to mulch the grass clippings.
Mulching can be a very time-saving idea due to the fact that you don’t have to stop and empty the grass clippings. It also has the benefit of helping to keep your lawn green and healthy in dry weather. In other words, it acts as a natural fertiliser.
The best way to use a mulching mower is to make sure and cut your grass regularly. You can’t expect your grass to be 6 inches long and have a good mulch. However, if you cut your grass on a regular basis mulching can be extremely effective and keep your grass looking good all year round.
The grass collector has a capacity of 40 L, I would have probably expected a 50 L grass box on a mower of this size. However, the fact that it can mulch means that you probably won’t be using the grass box that often.
The grass box also has an indicator to show you when the box is full. This takes the guesswork out of knowing when to empty the grass collector and avoids any blockages.
I believe the best feature is the fact that the mower has is the ability to mulch or collect. I have always liked the idea of mulching, not only because it saves time because it helps to keep your lawn looking good in dry weather.
Would I buy it? The answer is yes, if I was looking for a domestic mower, as I like the price, I like the reviews and it has the ability to mulch! Plus I like the two-year warranty which offers peace of mind.
Today we are looking at the Energizer ELMC cordless lawnmower. The Energizer ELMC cordless lawnmower is currently on special offer at £249.95 including VAT. At the time of writing the price represents a £50 saving.
The lightweight lawnmower weighing in at just under 10 kg makes it very easy to push.
Although I am not a fan of electric or battery lawnmowers, the good news is that there is no trailing cable. Which to me was a huge obstacle and challenge!
I have noticed over the last few years how quickly our website is being populated with battery equipment. I must admit that battery equipment has come a long way over the last few years.
The mower comes with two 20 V batteries and a mains charger. The charging time is 120 minutes for each battery.
The mower comes complete with two batteries and a charger.
Two years warranty.
Six position height adjustment.
34 cm cut.
Grass box full indicator.
Energizer ELMC Cordless Lawnmower
As I mentioned at the start of this post, I’m not a great fan of electric powered mowers. This is mainly due to the trailing cable and the fact of having to be near a power supply.
Battery technology has come a long way over the past few years, with batteries becoming more powerful and longer-lasting.
When purchasing a battery lawnmower, I would make sure and check out the recommended lawn size. With a petrol lawnmower, it doesn’t particularly matter about the lawn size as we can just add petrol. However, with a battery machine and in the case of the Energizer ELMC cordless lawnmower, the recommended lawn size is 300 m². Also, remember that if your lawn has become long, it will require more battery power which will reduce the runtime.
To recharge the battery takes two hours. So, we need to make sure that we have enough power to complete the lawn with the two batteries supplied.
Facts And Figures
The Energizer ELMC cordless lawnmower has a 34 cm cutting width, which is approximately 14 inches. The deck is made from a tough polypropylene, which is a very common material in this day and age.
The Energizer ELMC cordless lawnmower comes with a good range of cutting heights from 25 to 75 mm and six different positions. The cutting height is adjusted with one single lever. It’s always good to have plenty of cutting height adjustment on a lawnmower in case our lawn becomes long.
Grass collector capacity is 35 L which is an average size for a lawnmower of this capacity. The grass collector has an indicator that informs you when the grass collector is full.
The lawnmower comes with a two-year manufacturer’s warranty.
Over the last few years, our website seems to have more and more cordless battery mowers added. Although I much prefer petrol or diesel power, I must remember that battery technology has come a long way over the last few years.
One of the added advantages is quietness and electricity is cheap in comparison with petrol. The downside is that if we run out of battery power, we must wait two hours for the batteries to charge! Therefore, it is important to make sure you purchase a machine that is large enough for your lawn.
Another plus point is the fact that the Energizer ELMC cordless lawnmower comes with a two-year warranty for peace of mind. And the mower has some top reviews!
The recommended lawn size for the Energizer ELMC cordless lawnmower is 300 m². We must remember that these figures are based on a lawn that is cut regularly. If you are cutting long and thick grass your batteries will drain much quicker.
I have seen battery machines where customers have had relatively small lawns, but due to the capacity, they have to keep recharging their machine. In other words, it takes several attempts to cut the lawn. Hence, the importance of choosing the machine that has the capacity to cut your lawn.
Today we are looking at the Racing 139PTIL63-C petrol tiller. The petrol tiller is currently on special offer at £239.95 including VAT, this offers a saving of £180. This is an excellent price for a garden tiller, especially as spring is just around the corner.
The domestic grade Racing 139PTIL63-C petrol tiller is powered by a four stroke overhead valve engine.
It comes with six rotor blades which gives a total width of 36 cm, approximately 15 inches. The blades can be removed for hoeing narrow areas.
The tiller comes with a two-year peace of mind warranty.
You Can Purchase The Racing 139PTIL63-C Petrol Tiller Here
A great price for a garden tiller.
Clean running four-stroke overhead valve engine.
4.7 out of five-star reviews.
Robust steel rotors.
Decent tilling width.
Adjustable working depth.
Transport wheel for easy movement.
Two-year peace of mind warranty.
Racing 139PTIL63-C Petrol Tiller
As you might know, I always like to try and make life in the garden as easy as possible. A garden tiller is a machine that can help you do this in an efficient way.
Most people think of a tiller as a machine that is used to dig the garden. This is obviously something that a tiller can do, however, I prefer to dig a vegetable patch by hand if I can. I appreciate that this isn’t always possible depending on the size of the garden.
A garden tiller is a fantastic tool for making a spring seedbed and for hoeing or weeding. I recently purchased a small but good quality tiller exactly for that purpose, hoeing and weeding.
The Racing 139PTIL63-C garden tiller is ideal for making a spring seedbed and hoeing and weeding your garden. It’s far quicker than using a fork or a garden hoe!
With a high-capacity and high-torque, the 139cc air-cooled four-stroke petrol engine gives the garden tiller plenty of power. I much prefer petrol power over electric power as there is no need for a trailing cable and the tiller can be used anywhere. The petrol engine has a traditional recoil starting cord with a fuel tank capacity of 1.2 L.
The maximum digging width of the Racing garden tiller is 36 cm which is approximately 15 inches. The tiller has 24 tines which are spread across six sets of blades. In other words, four digging tines on each set of blades. The digging rotors can be individually removed to make the garden tiller narrower for hoeing purposes and weeding borders.
A protective guard that runs the length of the rotors helps to protect the operator from flying debris. The guard also assists in helping to break down the soil as the soil is thrown against the guard. The tiller has an adjustable metal skid that determines the digging depth.
A Lightweight Tiller
The tiller weighs just 32.7 kg which is around 70 pounds in weight. So it’s heavy enough to dig and till the soil and yet light enough to move around.
Some garden tillers offer a reverse gear, for ease of use. However, the Racing 139PTIL63-C garden tiller just has one forward speed. If you are looking for a tiller with a reverse gear, we do have a selection of tillers and rotavator’s on our website.
The Racing 139PTIL63-C garden tiller is ideal for the keen gardener who wants to make life easy in the garden. It is a lightweight tiller, so it is not designed for really tough jobs, just basic garden tilling and weeding. The best plus points are the fact that it has good reviews averaging 4.7 out of five. And has a two-year peace of mind warranty.
Although the tiller is a lightweight machine, it does not have a reverse gear. It takes effort to drag a tiller around when you are turning and negotiating corners. If you want a tiller that is slightly more manoeuvrable you may need to look for a machine with a reverse gear for ease of use. Once again we have a range of tillers on our Website.