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Dear all,

I am looking for some advice on buying a lawnmower mower for domestic use. I have a two acre meadow that I would like to mow occasionally (2-3 times per year). The main challenge is that the field is sloped (approx 30-40 degrees on at least 25% of field including access track and then less sloped on the rest). As I live in Scotland and the grass would be quite long I guess that 4wd or AWD etc would be needed. I would like to spend no more than £5k but am unsure whether a ride on or walk behind would be the best option. A mulch option would be preferable with side discharge (plus collector if ride on). I had been looking at the Lawnflite WCM84E wide cut mower (although cannot find any reviews on this) which seems like a cheap option for such little use but I also like the idea of a ride on with grass collection (eg Cub cadet xt3 range) to save my legs.  Any thoughts appreciated. 

 

Many thanks,

Robin

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if you are only cutting it 2/3 times each season it could be 2 ft. high when you cut it, get a local farmer in to cut it if there is tractor access it will be a lot cheaper than spending 5k on a mower that will struggle to do the job 

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15 hours ago, daveatdave said:

if you are only cutting it 2/3 times each season it could be 2 ft. high when you cut it, get a local farmer in to cut it if there is tractor access it will be a lot cheaper than spending 5k on a mower that will struggle to do the job 

What he said. You could cut it for at least 10 years that way without the agro of fuel and maintenence

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18 hours ago, Robdog78 said:

Dear all,

I am looking for some advice on buying a lawnmower mower for domestic use. I have a two acre meadow that I would like to mow occasionally (2-3 times per year). The main challenge is that the field is sloped (approx 30-40 degrees on at least 25% of field including access track and then less sloped on the rest). As I live in Scotland and the grass would be quite long I guess that 4wd or AWD etc would be needed. I would like to spend no more than £5k but am unsure whether a ride on or walk behind would be the best option. A mulch option would be preferable with side discharge (plus collector if ride on). I had been looking at the Lawnflite WCM84E wide cut mower (although cannot find any reviews on this) which seems like a cheap option for such little use but I also like the idea of a ride on with grass collection (eg Cub cadet xt3 range) to save my legs.  Any thoughts appreciated. 

 

Many thanks,

Robin

"Hire" a cow/sheep/horse/lama/geese/rabbits, whatever is available locally, most animal owners would be only too happy at the thought of free grazing?

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