As with all Mountfield lawn & garden tractors, the 1538M-SD is characterised by its superior build-quality, attractive, up-to-the-minute styling and impressively low price-point!It’s a dual-capability machine, with mulching optional and side-discharge as standard. Mulching is the obvious choice when looking after a formal, regularly trimmed lawn; while side-discharge will come into its own on the sort of long, damp grass found in meadows, outlying garden areas and orchards.Versatility is further enhanced by the availability of a tow-bar, which opens-up the possibility of working with one of the many trailed attachments that are available from MowDirect.Under the bonnet of the Mountfield 1538M-SD Side-Discharge Lawn Tractor lies a high-performance 352cc STIGA engine that’s the result of ten years of rigorous testing; and which has been specifically designed for use on garden tractors. It’s an OHV-type unit, so low fuel-costs and quiet, low-vibration operation are guaranteed.The Mountfield 1538M-SD employs Mountfield’s ContraFlo cutting-system, whereby the powerful airflow created by the counter-rotating action of the two blades works optimise performance when it comes to discharge, mulching-capability and quality-of-cut. The deck height can be adjusted through seven stages between 25 and 80mm, so you’ll have no problems managing changing conditions.Thanks to its five-speed manual transmission (plus reverse), you can drive the Mountfield 1538M-SD at a speed that best suits not only the grass-type you’re mowing, but also the nature of the terrain you’re negotiating.Wide profile tyres provide the grip you’ll need when operating on hilly or muddy ground; while twin headlamps mean you’ll be able to carry on working safely in low-light conditions. Please note: mulching-plug and battery charger available separately.