Mulching is the future
Mulching lawnmowers recycle grass clippings by finely cutting and re-cutting the grass, hiding cuttings within the standing grass to wilt and decompose thereby feeding the soil.
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This is the first lawn tractor in the sub 92cm/36" category to feature a twin bladed cutting system. The blades contra rotate and direct grass cuttings through the wide rear discharge chute into the collector. A twin bladed deck gives a better finish than one with a single blade. Collection is cleaner and more powerful due to the direct centre rear discharge, in conjunction with the throw and air volume generated by two blades. The cutting result is also visibly improved as a twin bladed deck follows the ground contours better and is therefore less likely to scalp the grass. Cutting heights range from 25mm to 80mm with 7 pre-set positions. Grass cuttings are blown into the large 240 litre rear mounted collector, which has an alarm to alert the operator when the collector is full. The collector can be emptied from the drivers seat, simply pull the lever up and tip out the grass.
The 1430M has a manual transmission with 5 forward gears and reverse. A "soft start" clutch means you do not need to change gear as you go along, simply stop, select the gear you require and drive away. For even more convenience take a look at the 1430H with a hydrostatic transmission - driving this model is like driving an automatic car.
This tractor has a comfortable high back seat which is adjustable to suit the driver. The seat also features a safety switch which cuts out the engine if the driver gets off the machine when the blades are turning.
To engage the cutting blades, simply pull out the switch on the dashboard; the electric clutch does the rest. Turning off the blades is equally easy, simply push in the switch to engage a brake which stops the blades within 3 seconds.
Fitted with a 432cc Mountfield Series 7500 OHV four stroke engine, this 1430M tractor may be small but it has power to spare.
Manoeuvrability is another important factor to consider when choosing a tractor. Light steering and an incredibly tight turning circle make the Mountfield 1430M a class leader.
Keeping your tractor in tip-top condition is easy, the cutting deck has a washing connector; simply snap on a hose, turn on the water, run the blades for a minute or two and the job is done!
Mountfield's 1430M garden tractor is a versatile machine; not only does it offer fantastic grass collection, it can rear discharge simply by fitting the optional deflector, this is particularly useful when cutting long grass.
If you don't want to collect the grass, fit an optional mulching kit and the 1430M becomes a great mulching tractor. When the conditions are right you can recycle grass using this device but still achieve the same finish as if you had collected the clippings, you really can't tell! There is also the added benefit of returning vital nutrients to your lawn.
This model can also be fitted with an optional tow bar which allows the use of many labour saving accessories. For more details click on the Ride-On Accessories tab.
* A deflector, mulching kit and tow bar can be purchased as optional extras.
|Starting Method||Electric Key|
|Engine Type||Series 7500 OHV|
|Net Power Output||7.9kw @ 2600rpm|
|Transmission||5 Forward & Reverse|
|Cutting Width||84cm / 33"|
|Cutting Heights||25-80mm (7 Positions)|
|Collector Full Buzzer||Yes|
|Wheels||Front 15" Rear 18"|
|Safety Features||Seat with Safety Contact Breaker|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||6.0 Litre|
|Lawn Size||1.5 to 2 acres|
|Dimensions||Length 234cm Width 90cm|
Great compact tractor Review by M Evans
Very pleased with this ride on, easy to use and my lawn looks superb. Excellent value for money. (Posted on 07/01/2013)
An excellent machine Review by Grabbist
Well up to cutting 1.5 acres. Grass collection is excellent even in rain. Light weight and suitable tyres means that it does little damage to wet ground. (Struggles in wet mud round grass heap though. THis has been a very testing summer!) Cutting deck contained within wheel base of tractor means that it avoids damage from raised flower beds, tree roots etc. Patience required when starting engine (This is the only machine I have met that comes with its own mains battery charger - not used so far-). A bit of a nanny with a whole army of safety cutouts, requiring strict adherence to "correct procedure" whether or not it is the safest for the current situation. Would be much safer if it had separate clutch and brake pedals and was more like other vehicles to drive. In spite of reservations I love it. It is saving many hours every week! (Posted on 09/07/2012)
Superb Review by George W
I've had my new 1430M for a month now and am absolutely delighted with it. It cuts and collects grass brilliantly and is so easy to use. Recommended. (Posted on 12/04/2012)