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Viking MB248 Mower Review Video

Viking MB 248 Lawn Mower

 

The Viking MB248 moweris a fantastic lawnmower for small gardens. Its simple to use and easy to push with a high volume grass box for longer periods between emptying. The 4 Stroke petrol engine is very easy to start and maintain. The MB248 mower is currently only £209 in our end of season sale. Click the video link below to see a full product review from Steve, our groundcare salesman.

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Viking MB248 Mower Key Features:

 

 

Central cutting height adjustment

The cutting height can be adjusted to one its levels via a lever. The desired cutting height can be precisely adjusted with the aid of a sprung-loaded mechanism via the handle on the left-hand side of the housing.

Stable frame construction

The handlebar is attached to the lightweight, high-strength polymer housing via a sturdy steel frame. This allows easy and convenient manoeuvring of the mower, even in confined spaces and around obstacles.

Integral grass level indicator

The integral level indicator shows when the catcher box is full and ready for emptying

High-lift blades

The high-lift blades combined with the aerodynamic housing produce a strong air current that lifts the grass before cutting and blows the cut grass into the grass catcher box.

Easy-running wheels

Large wheels with high quality ball bearings for easy running. The tread pattern provides better traction and allows for easy cleaning.

Pick up your new lawn mower today at our Great Paxton store, visit us for the best advice and a great deal.

 

Ibbetts Lawnmower guide

Ibbetts Guide to lawn mower types- what does it all mean?

 

Like gardens, lawn mowers come in all shapes and sizes. There are different types of mower for different jobs and different finishes all with different names. For the inexperienced it can a bit complicated to figure out what each type of lawnmower actually does, so here is our guide the break down the jargon…

Walk behind

The image most people have in their head of a lawn mower is that of a walk behind. These are the most common type of lawnmower and are often petrol powered with 4 wheels. These are available in a range of sizes to suit different sized gardens and are measured by the diameter of the blade, e.g 16 inch. The grass box is used to collect the grass clippings, generally the larger the blade diameter the bigger the grass box.

 

Roller mower

Roller mowers are essentially a walk behind mower, however instead of 4 wheels they will use a heavy duty roller at the back and 2 front wheels. If you’ve ever watched Wimbledon and wondered how they create the stripes on the tennis courts, the roller mower is your answer. As the roller passes over the grass it will flatten it down in the direction of travel. As you pass back and forth on your lawn the light will then reflect of the angles grass creating the striped effect. An additional benefit of using a roller on your lawn is that the roller will level out small bumps and imperfections creating the best possible finish.

 

Mulching mower

A mulching mower is one that does not collect the grass. Instead of collecting the mulching mower will retain the grass clippings inside the lawnmower and then cut them up into tiny pieces. The cut grass is then sprinkled across your lawn and wilts and disappears within a few hours. The benefits of mulching, apart from the obvious lack of collecting, is that the nutrients from the grass clippings are returned into the soil, rather than being removed. This means that the lawn is continually being fed and should be greener and healthier as a result.

 

Self propelled

A self propelled mower is one that drives it self forward. A commonly  found option on the larger walk behind lawn mowers, roller mowers and some mulching mowers, self propulsion make operation much easier physically. A self propelled mower is a fantastic option for those who struggle pushing a standard walk behind mower or want to cover a larger area with less effort.

 

Cylinder mower

A cylinder mower is the traditional type of lawn mower. These are rarely used nowaday but when they are if often by sports clubs looking for a fine cut on sports pitches or those looking for an exceptionally  finished lawn. The are expensive and time consuming to maintain which puts off most garcen owners. For the domestic user Cylinder mowers are not the most practical option. At Ibbetts we no longer stock cylinder mowers, however we can special order.

 

Ride On Mower

Ride on mowers, or lawn tractors as they are also known, are designed to tackle bigger areas of grass. As the name suggest the operator of a ride on mower sits on the machine itself and drives the mower. Ride on mowers are able to handle a number of cutting blades and can therefore cover a greater cutting width, from 30 inches upwards. Ride on mowers can collect of mulch grass depending on your needs.

 

Electric mower

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Electric mowers are the simplest of lawn mowers. They are powered by an electric motor and require plugging into the mains via a cable. They are excellent for a small area of grass and are extremely light and agile to handle. Maintenance cost of minimal and they are the cheapest type of lawn mower to buy.

 

Cordless mower

Cordless lawnmowers share many of the benefits of an electric lawn mowers, without the need for an electric cable. The are quiet, clean and very cheap to run. Ideal for a small to medium sized gardens. Cordless lawnmower technology is advancing at such a rate that within a few years

 

Robot mower

 

Robot mowers are the new breed of lawnmower. Technology meets grass cutting with these fully automatic robot mowers. Robot mowers can be programmed to cut your lawn when ever the time is convenient but are smart enough to stop cutting in bad weather. Robot mowers are all mulching mowers, so not only cut your grass automatically, they also feed the lawn too!  They can avoid obstacles in your lawn such as trees and stump, or even children and pets. The Viking Imow is the market leading in robot mowers and is the benchmark.

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