All-time low: £335.00 on 17/07/2016
Offering superb build-quality and a raft of premium features, the Al-Ko 430BR will prove an incredibly good-value purchase. In addition to the standard collection and rear-discharge functions, this flexible lawn mower also features a mulching-mode. Mulching not only saves a lot of time and effort by doing away with the need for collection, but it also promotes vigorous, healthy growth, without the need to apply expensive feeds.
The Al-Ko 430BR is driven by a powerful Briggs & Stratton 500-Series engine, which drives the rear-wheels as well as the blades, so there’s no need to push (this feature makes it ideal if your lawn has banked or undulating areas). Its 42cm width-of-cut ensures you’ll have no trouble mowing around and between shrubs, trees and garden furniture, while also making it easy to negotiate narrow gateways. Thanks to its Ultramow cutter-deck, which is made from a single sheet of pressed steel, the Al-Ko 430BR is ultra-hardwearing and provides superb performance in terms of both collection and mulching.
Optimised under-deck aerodynamics also guarantee a consistent, uniform finish. Ultramow decks have a five-year conditional warranty. Other high-specification features include a seven-stage cutting-height (28 – 70mm), which is quick and easy to set using just a single lever; and a very generous 70-litre collector, for longer run-times between emptying-breaks.