This premium-quality lawn tractor from Alpina offers high-spec features throughout and will come into its own on lawns and informal grassed areas of up to 8000m2. It has a twin-cylinder 10.1kW/586cc Alpina ST550 air-cooled four-stroke motor, ; an overhead-valve power-unit which you’ll find smooth-running, exceptionally reliable and extremely powerful. An electric key start starting ensures getting the engine going is a fast, headache-free operation wile the electromagnetic PTO clutch ensures effortless blade engagement.n Instead of a clunky manual gearbox, the AT6 102HWA is equipped with a hydrostatic drive. Similar to a an automatic transmission on a car, this high-end feature enables you to control the mower’s speed (both forward and reverse) using a foot pedal, maximising manoeuvrability when mowing around and between obstacles, and making it easy to select the most effective pace for the grass conditions. A very tight turning circle (160cm) further improves manoeuvrability.nnThanks to its bagging, mulching and rear-discharge capabilities, the AT6 102 HWA Lawn Tractor offers the versatility needed to tackle a range of different grass types. In collection-mode, grass clippings are blown from the 102cm twin-blade cutter-deck into a very large-capacity 260-litre collector that makes it possible to get the job done with fewer stops. The collector can be emptied without leaving the driver’s seat and is fitted with a ‘collector full’ buzzer to let you know when it’s at capacity (this helps to stop the discharge-chute becoming blocked due to overfilling).nnClumped grass-clippings around the blades and underside of the deck can seriously inhibit performance, so Alipna have equipped the AT6 102 HWA with a handy deck-wash facility. Simply attach a hose, turn on the water and then spin the blades – the dead grass will then be thoroughly removed. This cutter deck on this model is slightly wider than the width of the wheels, so there’ll be less post-mowing trimming work to do.nnThe AT6 102 HWA features a seven-stage height-of-cut, adjustable between 25 and 80mm to suit both your preferred finish and the length of the grass you’re working on. Like the grassbox-emptying mechanism, the cutting-height can be controlled from the driver’s seat (there’s no need to stop to make adjustments).nnOther notable features include electromagnetic blade-engagement, which reduces wear and extends the life of key parts; and twin-headlights that will allow you to finish the job if you started a bit too late in the afternoon.