Tips & Instructions
Advantages of petrol lawnmowers Petrol lawn mowers enable large lawns or difficult terrains to be mowed easily. AL-KO mowers are designed for garden sizes of up to 2,000 square meters. Some of our petrol engine mowers do not require any muscle power thanks to their wheel drive.
- | Petrol lawn mowers are unrestricted.
Petrol mowers ensure maximum usability especially in larger gardens while electric machines quickly reach their limits or are limited by a cable.
- | Long grass - no problem
Some lawn mowers have problems with longer grass growth. Thanks to powerful engines and aerodynamic deck shapes, this limit is significantly higher for AL-KO petrol lawn mowers renowned for their superior collection ability in almost any conditions.
- | Large grass boxes
For long mowing periods, the large, easily fillable grass collectors ensure maximum mowing time and minimal grass emptying time. All collectors feature a full indicator to avoid blockages
The petrol lawnmowers of the "solo by AL-KO" range offer maximum comfort in operation. They are characterised by many additional features and the best quality. For example, the robust aluminum reinforcements of the "solo by AL-KO" petrol mower guarantee perfect handling and longevity. They are designed for heavy and frequent use. "Solo by AL-KO" machinery are therefore ideal for all gardeners who want to mow a large lawn area while enjoying maximum comfort. All "solo by AL-KO" devices can be purchased exclusively from AL-KO specialist retailers or our on-line shop.
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"Highline" - innovation in technology and comfort
With the "Highline" series, we have created a product line that combines a high level of innovation and a modern design. The devices offer the different functions of a lawn mower in a new modern way. MaxAirflow Technology is particularly helpful when mowing as the lawn cuttings are thrown to the rear of the catch basket, filling it up to the top therefore having to be emptied less frequently. The integrated handle on the front of the "Highline" lawnmower is ideal when it comes to transporting the lawnmower or lifting it above steps or obstacles in the garden.
The easy-drive cockpit (on certain models) for example makes the operation of the mower easy and is supported by a soft handle for mowing in comfort. It is even more convenient for products with wheel drive because the "VarioSpeed" function allows the speed of the lawn mower to be adapted to the users walking speed. The EasyClick system of the grass collector allows easy removal and effortless attachment. The products of the "Highline" range are therefore suitable for all passionate gardeners who enjoy gardening and appreciate a quality product which has been built to last.
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“Silver "- mulching lawnmowers
The petrol lawnmowers, which run under the name "Silver", are special lawn mowers which are dedicated for mulching. When using a mulch mower, the grass is cut into tiny pieces and blown back deep into the lawn. These act as a natural lawn fertiliser and protects against dehydration, whilst at the same time eliminates the annoying disposal of the grass cuttings.
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Of course, each product line, whether "solo by AL-KO", "Highline" or "Silver" have different technical criteria for every requirement. Mowers with the 3in1 function offer cutting, collecting and mulching functions and mowers with the 4in1function means that side discharge is possible in addition to the previous three functions. Furthermore, we also offer models with an aluminum housing in our series "solo by AL-KO". It offers the advantage of highest stability and longevity compared to the standard material steel deck machines. It is also resistant to deformation, corrosion and has noise dampening qualities.
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Tips & Advice
Before you start
Very important: Before starting your petrol lawn mower, you should first check whether petrol is in the tank. If you have a four-stroke petrol lawn mower, check the oil level. This can be seen on the oil dipstick.
Starting the mower
To start a lawnmower, place it on a flat surface, and make sure there are no stones or other objects which could damage the blade.
As a rule of thumb in Central Europe: 3-6 cm lawn height is ideal as is promotes a healthy thick lawn. Whether it is a cordless, electric or petrol lawn mower - you should cut your lawn by a maximum of 1/3. In the dry months be more careful as cutting in dry conditions can lead to the grass drying out.
What to do if the engine "floods"?
"Flooding" means when too much fuel gets from the carburettor into the ignition chamber and the spark plug becomes wet. The solution is simple: Unscrew the spark plug, dry it gently or take a replacement spark plug if necessary.
In order to protect the engines on petrol lawn mowers whilst being stored in the winter, you should first deal with the contents of the fuel and oil tanks. When fuel has been stored in the fuel tank of the mower for a long period of time, the Ethanol in the fuel attracts water from within the fuel tank and also draws the moisture out of any rubber components causing them to crack and become brittle resulting in possible engine damage. To remove the petrol, it is best to let the mower run idle until the engine cuts off by itself. Follow the engine instructions to change the engine oil.
You should also check the spark plugs for petrol-powered mowers. If these are heavily soiled or the electrode distance does not fit, you should contact your local AL-KO service dealer
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