Do I need a ride on lawnmower?
There is no right or wrong answer to this. Some people enjoy the exercise of using a walk behind mower for 2 acres. For the rest of us they can make life a lot easier.
What size of mower do I need?
This comes down to a few factors, mainly the size of your garden, cost and manoeuvrability. Some people may have 3 acres but have a 3 foot gap they may need to pass through.
What brand should I buy?
Having worked with many brands over the years we have settled with AL-KO for the reasons listed above. The company is family owned and committed to building a superb quality product at affordable prices, and they work brilliantly in our damp conditions.
What is mulching?
Mulching is when the grass is held in the deck and chopped up finely and fed back into the grass where it rapidly decomposes and provides nutrition to the lawn. Mulching is brilliant in the right conditions but it is recommended if your mulching you cut the grass at least 3 times in a 2 week period or ideally twicew a week or you can risk unsightly lumps of wet grass. AL-KO tractors up to the T16-103 offer a mulching kit as a optional extra and the T16-105 and up comes with it standard.
Can I buy accessories?
Yes we offer a range of accessories from trailers to scarifiers, lawn rakes and fertiliser sowers. Just remember your ride on is belt driven and won’t pull a car trailer.
What can go wrong with my ride on?
They are like a car, generally very reliable if looked after. Our most common problems would include flat batteries after 5 months of inactivity, dead petrol after the same, flat wheels and the odd broken belt. Solutions the this include starting your machine once every 3 weeks and let it run for a bit or put a trickle charger on during the cold winter months. Belts will only break if overloaded, be sensible for example if the grass is 6 inches tall after the winter cut it at a high setting and then go over it again at a lower setting. Even small things such as switching the blades on before dropping them into grass can prolong the life of your belts.
Can I finance my ride on?
Yes we offer several options through PayPal and Klarna that you can complete in the comfort of your own home.
I don’t have a trailer.
Thats fine, we deliver your new mower in our own van, and not leave until your satisfied you can drive it and know all the controls. We will also lift your mower for its annual service.
Why DW Toolshop?
We have been supplying garden machinery since the late 1970's so we know our lawnmowers. We are family run and always try to be open, honest and fair to deal with.
If I Order A Ride On Lawnmower Can It Be Delivered To Me?
Yes, we deliver to the whole of the UK and Ireland.
Will I Be Able To Get It Off The Lorry?
Yes, it will be delivered on a vehicle with a tail lift so it can be wheeled off and set down for you.
Will I Have To Assemble It?
No, we will assemble the mower for you before shipping it.
What Do I Need To Do To Get It Going?
We will have fully assembled and PDI'd you mower so it will have been run, set and tested. However, we will have to remove the fuel for shipping so all you will have to do to get going is add fuel.