Whether you’re a commercial landscaper or a more exacting domestic gardener, you’ll be glad you added this solidly-built and ultra-manoeuvrable hover mower to your garden armoury.nnIts under-deck impellor produces a powerful downforce that creates a cushion of air between the mower and the ground, enabling you to guide it across the grass with very little effort expended and ensuring you’ll be able to cover substantial areas in quick-time (the XL500 has a 50.5cm cut, so it’s ideal for large-scale use).nnKey to the Flymo XL500’s impressive performance its Honda GCV160 engine. These seriously powerful 160cc four-stroke power-units really pack a punch and benefit from an OHC configuration that leads to improved fuel-efficiency; reduced emissions; and rock-solid reliability. An automatic decompression system opens the exhaust valve slightly during starting, thereby significantly reducing the pulling-force that’s required for ignition.nnThe Flymo XL500 Plus Petrol Hover Mower is fitted with a heavy-duty metal blade, so it’s capable of dealing with challenging grass-conditions. It features a tough ABS polymer cutter-deck, which won’t rust and will easily cope with any accidental impact; and it has three-separate heights-of-cut (10 – 30mm), so you can select the one that best suits the conditions.nnAdditional features include an Operator Presence Control for the safety of the operator and those in the vicinity; and a fold-down handlebar, which works to save space in the storage area.nnThis model is incredibly lightweight, coming-in at just 15kg. It can be used on slopes up to 45-degrees.