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Portable Jacuzzis: 3 Great Options

Portable jacuzzis are hot tubs designed to be easily assembled or disassembled. We stock Lay-Z-Spa Outdoor Jacuzzis, which are inflatable, robust and extremely easy to set up and disassemble when needed. And while now is the time of year when most people are winding down their outdoor adventures, it’s also the best time to pick up some good discounts. 

The Lay-Z-Spa Hawaii Hydrojet – €100 Discount

The Hawaii is one of Lay-Z-Spa’s upper range portable jacuzzis. As with most of Lay-Z-Spa’s higher range offerings, it uses strong, adjustable water jets to massage tired and achy muscles. It has eight such jets, as well as over one hundred air jets to create that relaxing bubble effect. It also comes with an in-built water treatment system, and can rapidly heat the water to forty degrees celcius, and the heating system comes with a timer so you can have it ready for you when you return home from work. As with all other Lay-Z-Spa products, the Hawaii comes with a one-year warranty.

Save €40 on “Palm Springs” Portable Jacuzzis

The Palm Springs Jacuzzi has all the same features of the Hawaii, but it’s built slightly smaller to accommodate 4-6 people rather than 5-7. The slightly smaller volume with the same heating system means that it can heat to temperature faster, though naturally it’s meant for a smaller group size. This is fine for most occasions, and the trade-offs are worth it for most. And despite a smaller discount than the Hawaii it still works out about €70 cheaper. 

Introducing the “Paris” Portable Jacuzzi

The Paris is one of Lay-Z-Spa’s mid-range offerings. While it doesn’t offer the massaging water jets, it has over eighty air jets to provide plenty of relaxing bubbles. It’s large enough to accommodate up to 5 people. It features a lighting system which can switch between seven different colours using the wireless remote. As with all the other jacuzzis on offer, you can assemble the Paris and have it ready to fill in about ten minutes. Disassembling it takes a little longer at times as you’ll need to drain the water and air before it can be fit to pack up for the winter, but it gives you a sense of just how portable these are. 

Have any questions? We offer free shipping on all our portable jacuzzis. To find out more feel free to contact us today on 021 4965132

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How to Store Your Inflatable Hot Tub

While we tend to get more moderate temperatures which will allow you to use inflatable hot tubs in Ireland throughout much of the winter, Most Lay-Z-Spa inflatable hot tubs are not designed to function when the temperature drops drop below 4c. When the weather approaches freezing, it’s important to store your inflatable hot tub. Here are some tips for safely disassembling the hot tub when you do need to pack it away during colder periods, or if you don’t plan to use it.

One exception to this is the Lay-Z-Spa Helsinki, which is designed for all-year-round use. In Canada and the Northern States of the US, winter hot tubs are a popular social event even in temperatures reaching minus double digits. The contrast between the cool frosty weather and the heated pool is incredibly comforting and relaxing.

Packing Away Your Hot Tub

It’s really all about the weather. Inflatable hot tubs aren’t designed to work in frost and if the water in the pump freezes it’s likely to damage the unit. It’s best to pack the hot tub away a few weeks before frost or freezing is likely. Once you remove all standing water off the covers, disconnect the pump and pipes. Then drain everything completely. Once empty, clean it thoroughly as it may have gathered dirt over the months. Once it’s bone dry, pack it away.

How to Store Your Inflatable Hot Tub: Deflate it Fully

To get the air out of the inflatable hot tub, release the valve (marked number 1). This will take about 10 minutes and you may need to apply some pressure to get all the air out. Once you deflate it fully, clean the base off with a hose. Do the same for the inside and cover. The inflatable lid that sits inside the cover tends to get dirtiest. This is likely because the chlorine can’t reach it, so it tends to accumulate mildew and other organic materials.

It’s a straight forward job. Just make sure you dress appropriately for cold and wet weather. As with most inflatable products, you are unlikely to put it back into its original packaging.  Don’t try to force it back into the original packaging as this can damage it. If it doesn’t fit, even after being deflated, you can protect it with plastic or covering and store it away somewhere dry, where it’s unlikely to be damaged by outdoor equipment or kids playing about. This should be more than adequate. 

Need help with your hot tub? Give us a call today on 021 496 5132

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Inflatable Jacuzzi: View Our Full Range

Inflatable Jacuzzis are growing in popularity here in Ireland. While a traditional jacuzzi needs serious planning to get it to become a fixture in your outdoor space, inflatable jacuzzis (hot tubs to be precise), aren’t going to take over your garden or yard. At Douglas Forest and Garden, we stock one of the largest ranges of hot tubs in Ireland. View our full range of Lay-Z-Spa outdoor jacuzzis with a robust design and very easy setup. Here are some from our selection:

The Cheapest Inflatable Jacuzzi

The Cheapest Inflatable Jacuzzi, the Miami Airjet, comfortably seats four people. It’s suitable for couples and families, and it’s a great chance to to relax and unwind in hot, bubbly water with a soothing Airjet massage jet system (it has 81 individual AirJets to ease out those tense muscles).

The Miami Airjet has most of the features of our other hot tubs on sale. As with the other models, it has the advantage of portability, you really need no further excuse to enjoy the luxury of your very own spa.  As with the Maldives, it has a max temperature of 40°C. It has a Rapid Heating System, and as mentioned, 81 individual Lay-Z-Spa Airjet Massagers. As we’ve mentioned before, the Miami is by far the cheapest hot tub you can get at this level of quality.

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The Best Inflatable Jacuzzi for Larger Groups

The “Lay-Z-Spa Maldives” is our higher-end inflatable hot tub. It’s extremely relaxing thanks to its 8 hydro jets (the ones that massage your body), and 140 Airjets (the ones that give you the bubbles). As with most Lay-Z-Spa hot tubs, its max temperature is forty degrees Celcius. The thing about the Maldives is that it can comfortably hold up to six people at a time. 

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The Best Value Inflatable Jacuzzi 

The best value inflatable jacuzzi must be the Lay-Z Spa Vegas Pool.  Its chief advantage is its size, with the following dimensions: 196cm x 61cm. Because it’s one of the smaller of the options, you can fit it in many garden spaces. It comfortably seats up to four adults.  It can be easily assembled in about 10 minutes. Then it’s just a matter of leaving it to fill and heat. It has a relatively rapid heating system which warms water about 1.5-2°C degrees per hour up to a maximum of 40 degrees, so once it’s set up you might want to leave it to heat overnight. The downside of this hot tub is that, while it uses air jets to get you nice bubbles, it doesn’t have the water jets to give you that relaxing massage sensation.

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We hope this gives you an idea of our range. We encourage you to view our full range of inflatable jacuzzis for sale. And if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 021-4965132

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The Stihl Electric Kombi

At Douglas Forest and Garden, Stihl is one of our preferred manufacturers for garden and forestry tools. Stihl makes solid, robust and user-friendly products. The Stihl Electric Kombi, the KMA 130 R is no exception. The 130 R is basically multiple tools in one. Including a strimmer and hedge cutter,

The Stihl Electric Kombi’s Handling

The electric motor has an impressive amount of power for strimming, brush cutting, hedge cutting, etc. When you compare the 130 R to regular machines, it is extremely lightweight. And because it uses electricity rather than a combustion engine, it’s also lighter and much quieter than a traditional system. It’s not running with a two-stroke engine,  so you don’t get the numbness/discomfort you’d typically get from a machine vibrating in your hands for extended periods. Because of this, it’s really easy on your body and is perfect for those who need a tool that has excellent handling. the stihl electric kombi

Runtime

The KMA 130 R Kombi runs on battery, so its runtime is limited by the state of the art in battery technology. You can use it along with a battery pack to extend its runtime on a single charge. But even with the Stihl AP300 battery pack, there is a limit to its runtime which will allow you to get a morning’s work done, but it may make it less-than-ideal as a primary tool for professional use. For example, as a hedge cutter, you might get it to run for about 60-90 mins.  As a strimmer, you will get about 20 mins runtime on full throttle. 

Who is the Stihl Electric Kombi for?

If you’re a home-owner with a medium to small sized garden and need to do some hedge cutting and strimming, but you don’t want to spend extra money or take up extra space with multiple tools, then the KMA 130 R is ideal. The KMA 130 R is also excellent for those with mobility issues who need something with excellent handling, or who for whatever reason may have difficulty with the numbing effects of a handheld combustion engine tool. It is also cost-effective when you compare it with professional-level equipment. If you are a professional, you may not want it as your primary tool unless you are using it in conjunction with a backpack, such as the Stihl AR 2000. 

Any more questions? Please call us today on 021-4965132.

Free Shipping Makes For a Cheap Hot Tub

We often get customers asking if we can recommend a cheap hot tub. We don’t stock cheap tubs that break down after only a few weeks. But we do offer affordable hot tubs that are built to last.  We only stock Lay-Z-Spas, which, while affordable, are also very high quality. Lay-Z-Spa hot tubs use durable materials. Plus, the ability to easily put them away in storage when you’re not using it makes it ideal for our Irish climate. But despite our weather, it’s predicted to be a scorcher of a summer, which is why we’re delighted to announce we are offering free shipping for all of our Lay-Z-Spa hot tubs in Ireland

Currently On Sale and with Free Delivery  — You Won’t Get Another Cheap Hot Tub That Matches The Quality and Affordability of the Lay-Z-Spa Miami Airjet

The Lay-Z-Spa Miami Airjet is one of Lay-Z-Spa’s most popular tubs. Shipping costs can be the biggest downside with hot tubs. But with that out of the way, plus a decent shave off the original price down to just €479.00, you really can’t go wrong. the lay-z-spa miami hot tub If you’re looking to buy a cheap hot tub that’s not just affordable but also top quality, highly portable and easy to set up, this is a no-brainer. Even when you’re going for something cheap, you still want it to last. It’s all about compromise, and with the discount and free delivery, it’s us who are doing the compromising. 

Lay-Z-Spa Hot Tubs Are Affordable — But Built to Last

Lay-Z-Spa built their “Miami” hot tub from durable materials that can be used again and again. The Miami allows 2-4 adults to chill out and relax comfortably. It uses an automatic inflation system so it’s portable and very easy to assemble. Once you unpack it, you just need to plug it in and let it inflate itself.  Then you just connect your water supply and let it do its thing.

It’ll only take about 10 minutes to set up. And once the water is in, it will be heated to 40c within a few hours. You can view some of our other affordable hot tubs, or if you’d like to speak to someone please call us today on 021-4965132

 

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4 Great Hot Tub Accessories

At Douglas Forest and Garden, we have a range of Lay-Z-Spa hot tubs for sale. We have a number of  hot tub accessories designed for the Lay-Z-Spa brand, which can greatly increase their fun and function. Here are a few we’d recommend if you’re planning to have a get-together. Lay-Z-Spa tubs are perfect for our Irish climate since they’re not permanent fixtures and can be automatically inflated within minutes, then deflated when not in use (though you will also need to allow time to heat the water). 

Hot Tub Accessories

The Lay-Z-Spa Entertainment Station

The Lay-Z-Spa Entertainment Station is compatible with all Lay-Z-Spa models.  It has built-in Bluetooth for playing your own music or speaking to someone on the loudspeaker.  It is water resistant and has a digital control panel, beneath which is a storage area for belongings to keep them safe from the water. The Entertainment Station has a rechargeable long-life battery and also mains compatible, and there are two handy cup holders built-in. Though you can also buy additional drinks holders if you’re having friends over. 

2. Spa Surrounds

Lay-Z-Spa provides both a square and round version to suit your model. Surrounds allow you to easily enter and exit the spa. Lay-Z-Spa makes these from the same resilient, inflatable material as the spa itself. When the sun is out and friends and family are over, it’s great to have extra seating for everyone to chill out and enjoy. Lay-Z-Spa’s surrounds allow more friends to balm out and enjoy the conversation.

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Although these are inflatable, they have a strong support system built-in. They are then connected together around the spa with velcro ends.

3. Spa Pillows

Spas help you relax and unwind. The Lay-Z-Spa Pillows connect around the edge of your spa so that you can kick back, close your eyes and relax completely. They’re compatible with all models except the Monaco & Helsinki.

4. The Lay-Z-Spa Dome

The dome is perfect for our Irish weather. Rain can be really pleasurable when you’re in a hot tub, but if you have friends over and they’d like to join you beside the tub, the dome allows people to continue enjoying their drinks and conversation without having to leave the spa area. The sides are also closeable which allows you to close yourself off from a cool breeze if you’d prefer. 

 

We hope that gives you an idea of some of the hot tub accessories available. If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to contact us on 021-4965132

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The Stihl BR700 Leafblower

At Douglas Forest & Garden, we provide some of the best quality leaf blowers available on the market. For example, the Stihl BR700, which is a professional-level leaf blower often used by landscapers and groundskeepers. View our full range of leaf blowers. Or read on to learn a little more about the Stihl BR700.

Is the Stihl BR700 Powerful?

The BR700 is extremely powerful, making it perfect for professionals. The blowing power makes it exceptional for our Irish weather, where leaves and grass clippings are often quite wet and tend to stick to the ground. The power also means you can blow up twigs and small sticks and get everything neatly rounded up into piles for mulching.stihl-br700

The downside of having such a strong, effective leafblower is that the powerful engine is heavy. Weighing 10.8kg (1.7 stone), wearing this backpack for long periods of time is not easy. As a result, some professionals will buy this for the heavy-duty work and then have a second, lighter and lower output leafblower for smaller properties.

Stihl BR700’s Comfort and Efficiency

The BR700’s blowing tube is quite ergonomic and easy to set up for different people. You can change the tube length to get it closer or further from the ground. The handle is also adjustable for different arm lengths. It’s very simple and straight-forward to switch between different users, which is an excellent feature for professional use.

With a powerful leaf blower, you are usually going to trade off on lightness and comfortability. The backpack is strong and well built. But it’s not as comfortable for day-to-day use as a lighter leafblower would be. Because of the extra weight, it has a great deal more power that is excellent for certain situations but overkill for smaller areas.

The other downside of the powerful Stihl BR700 is that it’s going to guzzle petrol, so this is something to keep in mind when you’re making your purchasing decision.

Do you have any other questions on the Stihl BR700? If so, please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Douglas Forest & Garden on 021-4965132.

Hot Tubs For Sale

We have high-quality hot tubs for sale with Free Delivery and 1 Year’s Warranty included. We work exclusively with Lay-Z-Spa for their durability, quality and comfort. Most of these hot tubs are constructed with a durable inflatable material and use a simple and fast inflation mechanism which only takes 10 minutes to set up — so that your tub only occupies your garden space when you want to use it.   Here’s a sample of three of our best deals at the moment, but be sure to view our full range of hot tubs to find the best fit for you.

1. The Lay-Z-Spa Maldives. €1,349.00

This is the higher end model and in terms of relaxation, it really can’t be topped. It has a max temperature of 40c, is able to hold up to six adults. As with the other hot tubs we have on sale, this one inflates when you want to use it. It has the deluxe massage system with 8 HydroJets & 140 AirJets.

2. This Lay-Z-Spa Miami Airjet hot tub for sale at €499.00

The Miami comfortably seats up to 4 people and is the perfect way for couples and families to relax and unwind in 40°C water with a soothing Airjet massage jet system (it has 81 individual AirJets to ease out those tense muscles).

The Miami Airjet has most of the features of our other hot tubs on sale. As with the other models, it has the advantage of portability, you really need no further excuse to enjoy the luxury of your very own spa.  As with the Maldives, it has a max temperature of 40°C. It has a Rapid Heating System, and as mentioned, 81 individual Lay-Z-Spa Airjet Massagers.

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3. Lay-Z-Spa Vegas Pool Hot Tub. €549.00

The Lay-Z Spa Vegas Pool is another compact hot tub, perfect for your garden. View the video here. It’s easily portable and comfortably seats 4 adults. Once drained it can be easily moved around or stored away. It uses a rapid heating system which warms water about 1.5-2°C degrees per hour up to a maximum of 40°C and includes simple Video instructions. It has a digital control panel so that you can make adjustments to the heat, water filtration and massage bubbles.

To view the rest of our hot tubs on sale, check out our full listing here

Hot Tub Health Benefits

We all know that hot tubs provide relaxation and pleasure but did you know that hot tub hydrotherapy provides physical health benefits which go much deeper?

Whether you are using an inflatable spa or a rigid hot tub the benefits are the same. The inflatable Lay-Z-Spa range actively promotes a healthy lifestyle and represents a significantly better value alternative to customers than traditional fixed hot tubs, spas and Jacuzzis on the market, without compromising on the health benefits.

 

Hydrotherapy

Often prescribed for the following conditions: Arthritis, Stress, Headaches, Diabetes, Muscles and Joint injuries, Bursitis, Tendonitis, Scoliosis, and Fibromyalgia.

The 40 degree warm water of the Lay-Z-Spa hot tub helps to stimulate the body and release endorphins; we all know that a long hot bath is always the best cure for a good night’s sleep! Combine the warm water with the Lay Z massage water jets of the Lay-Z-Spa inflatable pool and you have found therapeutic hot tub heaven! Evidence has suggested that the heat can help your blood vessels to open up and reduce blood pressure whilst the massage jets stimulate better circulation. The buoyancy of the water also helps to give the feeling of weightlessness and take pressure off joints and limbs.

Skin and muscles loosen and relax from the increased circulation when in the warm water of an inflatable hot tub. The gentle massaging jets increase blood flow to injured areas, bringing much needed nutrients to help repair the damage. Powerful hydrojets are perfect for the hydrotherapy sessions many athletes now use as part of their recovery training programmes.

For conditions such as arthritis simply taking the pressure off joints in a hot tub can provide relief of symptoms and can increase ability to perform daily tasks with more ease. 

Sleep Therapy

Sitting in a hot tub raises your body temperature and the weightlessness caused by the buoyancy of the water can be deeply relaxing creating the right conditions for a deeper sleep. Studies also suggest that once your body temperature has dropped on leaving the portable spa that this temperature change may also induce a deeper sleep. Consider a full length spa so you can recline for optimal relaxation before bed.

Type 2 Diabetes & Hot Tubs

Recent studies have shown that with continued use of hot tub therapy of up to 30 minutes a day can help with type 2 diabetes by lowering blood sugar. However this does come with a warning; as a drop in blood sugar may not be immediately apparent until an individual has exited the tub, with this is mind we would advise you leave your lay-z-spa hot tub gradually and seek proper medical advice before using a hot tub so as to really feel and appreciate the benefits of this wonderful hot tub hydrotherapy.

Useful Links

For more information regarding some of the above mentioned conditions and to find out more about complimentary therapies we have listed some helpful website below:

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Viking MT4112 S Tractor Mower Review

viking tractor mower Viking MT4112 SThe Viking MT4112 S tractor mower offers great performance and comfort at a fantastic price. It allows you to mow large lawns comfortably while also having the added bonus of never having to empty the grass catcher box. The MT4112 S is equipped with a side discharge. This means that rather than collecting up all of the grass to empty into a suitable compost area, it discharges the finely cut grass. The grass then quickly decomposes and restores nutrients back into your lawn.

It’s simple to get started with the MT4112 S. Just like in a car, the accelerator pedal is on the right and the brake pedal is on your left. This tractor mower has forward and reverse gears which can be easily moved between via the forward/reverse drive switch which is placed conveniently next to the steering wheel to allow for quick, straightforward working. The drive pedal actuates the hydrostatic gearbox, so it is incredibly easy to select the speed you want the mower to drive at.

The mowing deck operates using a 2 blade system that by itself has a cutting width of 95cm. The blades are inclined for a beautiful cutting pattern. However, the true cutting width of the Viking MT4112S tractor mower is a whopping 110cm. This is due to Viking’s innovative grass guide system which operates on both sides of the mower to guide the grass inwards towards the mowers blades.

The seat on the Viking MT4112 S tractor mower is fully adjustable which means that anyone using it can easily move the seat for the optimal mowing position. It’s also possible to fold the seat flat whenever necessary.

The MT4112 S also comes fitted with an integrated hitch. This ensures that any attachments such as a tilting trailer are simple to mount. This tractor mower also has large turf protecting wheels that protect your lawn from damage by spreading the weight of the machine over a larger surface area. After mowing, there is hardly a trace that the tractor mower was there (other than the beautifully cut grass).

Get your Viking MT4112 S tractor mower today by visiting us online or in-store. If you need help finding us, you can get directions on our contact us page.

Technical specifications

Lawn area m²8.000
Cutting width cm110
Engine typeB&S Series 4.175 OHV
Cutting height mm35-90
Nominal output kW/PS9.4 kW / 12.8 PS
DriveInfinitely variable
GearboxHydrostatic
Cruise controlNo
LCD displayNo
Product weight kg206
Dimensions (L / W / H) cm 1)132 x 116
Front wheels inches15 x 6.00-6
Rear wheels inches18 x 8.5-8
working speed rpm2.800
Viking MB 448 TX Self-Propelled Lawn Mower

Viking MB 448 TX Self-Propelled Lawn Mower Review

Viking MB 448 TX Self-Propelled Lawn MowerThe Viking MB 448 TX self-propelled lawn mower makes light work of medium sized gardens of up to 1,200m². One of the main reasons the Viking MB 448 TX can get through gardens so quickly is thanks to its single speed forward gear which makes it extremely comfortable to use. The lawn mower does the hard work for you and moves along at 3.5 km/h while you keep the lever held. Something that makes this lawn mower even more comfortable to use is the super soft grips on the handlebar that ensure ergonomic and pleasant handling characteristics.

 

The Viking MB 448 TX has a cutting width of 46cm which is a result of the high lift blades combining with the aerodynamic housing that lifts the grass for a cleaner cut and sends it directly into the grass catcher box. The aerodynamic housing is made of high impact, UV and heat resistant polymer for added durability. The cutting height can be easily adjusted to one of six levels with the help of a spring loaded mechanism by using a handle at the rear of the mower.

The grass catcher box of the MB 448 TX is can be filled to 100% capacity thanks to the optimised design, shape and air guide system. The air vents face downwards so you don’t have to worry about grass and dust escaping upwards and hindering your progress. The two part design of the grass catcher box makes sure that opening and emptying it is incredibly easy. The grass catcher box is also fitted with a level indicator which takes out some of the guess work by letting you know when it is time to empty

Once you are finished mowing the lawn, the Viking MB 448 TX has some handy features to make storing or moving it a very simple process. The handlebar is foldable allowing it to fit in tight spaces for storage or transport. To fold the handlebars, simply release the handlebar retainers using Viking’s QuickFix quick-clamping devices. To lock them in position all you have to do is fasten the retainers back up with the quick-clamping device. This Viking mower also has carrying handles which are integrated into the front and the rear of the polymer housing. The handles make the lawn mower easy to handle, load and tip. They can also be safely used as lashing eyes.

Get your Viking MB 448 TX self propelled lawn mower by ordering it online today. Alternatively you can visit us in-store. If you are having trouble finding us you can get directions on our contact us page.

Technical specifications

Lawn area (up to)1.200 m²
Cutting width cm46
Nominal output kW/PS1.9 kW/2.6 PS
Cutting height mm25-75
Working speed rpm2.800
Grass catcher box capacity l55
Start/StopHandlebar start/Motorstop
Product weight kg26
Drive1 speed
Dimensions (L/W/H) cm147 x 50 x 111
Guaranteed sound power level dB(A)96
Guaranteed sound power level LwA dB(A)96
Measured workplace LpA dB(A)83
Measured sound pressure level LpA dB(A)83
Vibration value ahw m/s²4.1
Uncertainty factor dB(A)2
Uncertainty factor K m/s²2.05
Sound pressure level uncertainty KpA dB (A)2
Vibration value (AHW) m/s24.1/2.05
Viking mr4082 review

Viking MR4082 Ride On Mower Review

1-mr4082-anwendungThe Viking MR4082 is a highly manoeuvrable ride on lawn mower that is extremely comfortable. This mower has a cutting width of 80cm and is stocked with equipment to make it simple and relaxing to use. The MR4082 is suited for lawns up to 4,000m² while its small frame and incredible turning radius of just 70cm means that it is perfect for lawns that are littered with obstacles such as trees or shrubs.

The Viking MR4082 is powered by a Briggs & Stratton engine that is positioned at the rear of the mower. The clever positioning of the engine at the rear means that there is no bulky section in front of you while mowing, giving you an ideal view while you mow. It is simple to operate, just like in a car the accelerator pedal is on the right and the brake pedal is on the left. The system for changing gears is straight-forward and perfect for getting the job done quickly. To change into either the forward or reverse gears all you have to do is use the lever right next to the steering wheel.

The size of the Viking MR4082 ride on lawn mower, combined with its low step ensures stepping on and off of the mower is easy and minimises any jarring movements. While the mower is small for manoeuvrability, it also has ample leg room once you are ready to mow. The seat can also be easily adjusted for added comfort without the need for any tools.

Once you are up on the MR4082, the mowing deck is simple to control. At the touch of a button the electromagnetic blade clutch kicks in and you are ready to start cutting. The cutting height can also be adjusted from on the mower. The adjuster is conveniently placed right next to the seat for comfort and ease of use. The steel mowing deck cuts cleanly across its entire 80cm span, this is due to the MR4082’s innovative grass guide system guides grass inwards on both sides to give you a wider and cleaner cut.

The huge 250 litre grass catcher box is also a huge plus for anyone who uses it. You don’t have to stop cutting to empty the box every five minutes and when you do it’s a simple process. You can empty the grass catcher box by pulling the ergonomically positioned lever, without ever leaving your seat. When the lever is pulled, the grass catcher box lifts upwards and empties its contents. Another handy feature is that you don’t have to manually check the grass catcher box to see if it is full. When it is getting close to capacity it will leave out an audible beep to let you know.

Order your Viking MR4082 ride on lawn mower today by visiting us online or by calling in to us in-store. You can get directions to us on out contact us page.

Technical specifications

Lawn area m²4.000
Cutting width cm80
Engine typeB&S Series 3.130 OHV
Nominal output kW/PS6.5 kW/8.8 PS
DriveInfinitely variable
Cutting height mm35-90
GearboxHydrostatic
Grass catcher box capacity l250
Weight kg196
Dimensions (L/W/H) cm230 x 90 x 118
Working speed rpm 1)2.700
Cruise controlNo
LCD displayNo
Front wheels inches13 x 5.00-6
Rear wheels inches16 x 6.50-8
Blade clutchElectromagnetic

Viking iMow MI 422 P Review

mi-422-presse (1) Viking iMow MI 422 PThe Viking iMow MI 422 P is a fantastic solution for anyone with a small to medium sized garden and it comes with some incredible equipment. It is ideally suited to lawns that of 650m², making it perfect for the gardens of most detached houses or those in urban areas. 650m² is not the limit however as the iMow MI 422 P can tackle lawns of up to 1,000m². This robotic lawn mower gets the job done quickly and can handle steep inclines (gradients up to 40%) and sharp turns while completing the task.

The speed at which the Viking iMow MI 422 P can get the job done is largely down to STIHL’s innovative battery technology which allows it to keep going at full steam for longer, while the short charge times in the docking station means that it can quickly get back to the task if it runs out of energy.

The iMow is designed to never completely run out of energy and be left lying lifeless on your lawn. When the battery is low or if it starts to rain, the iMow MI 422 P will return to the docking station and finish the task later. When returning to its fast charging docking changing it will select a different route every time in order to minimise any wear on the turf.

The Viking iMow MI 422 P doesn’t just cut your grass, it also improves the overall health of your lawn. This due to the fact the MI 422 P is a mulching mower, its sharp blades finely shred the grass as it is mowing the lawn and returns the cut grass to the soil which then acts as an organic fertiliser and returning a huge amount of nitrogen back into the soil which is necessary for healthy grass growth.

When mowing the grass, there can always be unforeseen obstacles that could prevent any robotic lawn mower from completing the task. Viking have foreseen these issues however and fitted the iMow 422 MI P with a movable hood with sensors. This means that if the iMow runs into an obstacle the force of the impact is deflected along the hood and the iMow immediately changes directions. If the hood is lifted the blades will stop completely.

Every iMow has to undergo stringent safety tests so you can enjoy all the extra time you have to enjoy your garden with peace of mind. Similarly, each iMow will only operate with its individually programmed docking station and you can add a pin to the device which enhances security by essentially making theft pointless.

Order your Viking iMow MI 422 P today by visiting us online or in-store. If you are having trouble finding us, you can get directions on our contact us page.

Technical specifications

Ideal lawn area m²650
Maximum lawn area m²1000
Average mowing duration (per week) 1)17 h
Battery typeLi-Ionen 18.5 V
Battery power Wh80
Battery capacity Ah4.5
Power W60
Cutting height adjustment15 steps. central
Cutting width cm20
Average mowing time min 2)60
Average charging time min90
Maximum gradient %40
Weight kg 3)10

STIHL HSA66 Hedgetrimmer Review

STIHL HSA66 HedgetrimmerThe STIHL HSA66 hedgetrimmer is a cordless electric trimmer that weighs just 3.1 kg. It delivers great performance even when asked to do the toughest of jobs.

As mentioned before the STIHL HSA66 Hedgetrimmer is incredibly light. This low weight combined with its ergonomic loop handle ensures that the machine is comfortable to use for long periods and in any cutting direction. The two handed design of this hedgetrimmer means that it can be easily started simply by activating the switch on the loop handle and the rear handle at the same time.

The cutting speed of the HSA66 is changeable the entire time it’s in use via the rear control. This ensures a precise and clean cut and energy savings when you are working for an extended period of time.

The blade of the STIHL HSA66 has an innovatively designed shape that catches branches and pulls and holds them to the blade for exceptional cutting. The angle of the blade is set at 34° to deliver potent power and an aggressive cutting action. This Hedgetrimmer also comes with a blade tip protector as standard which makes it easier to use close to the ground and along walls while keeping the blade itself well protected.

The HSA66 hedgetrimmer also comes with one of STIHL’s energy efficient EC motors which means that it can run for a very impressive amount of time before recharging is necessary. This electronic motor is brushless meaning that it’s not just efficient but also virtually wear free meaning that it can last for a long time without losing any power or efficiency.

The design of the STIHL HSA66 Hedgetrimmer is carefully thought out for both convenience and functionality. The engine housing is contoured and smooth to avoid branches getting stuck on it and to make it easier to clean. While the rear handle has been designed as a hanging eye to make it simple to store while not taking up much space.

Order your STIHL HSA66 cordless electric hedgetrimmer now by visiting us online or in-store. It’s easy to find us, just go to our contact us page for directions.

 

Weight 1)3,1 kg
Sound pressure level 2)83 dB(A)
Sound pressure level 3)83 dB(A)
Sound power level 3)94 dB(A)
Recommended batteryAP 115
Vibration level left/right 4)3,7/2,3 m/s²
Total length103 cm
Tooth spacing30 mm
Bar length50 cm
Battery technologyLithium-Ion PRO
Stroke weight3.000 1/min
Battery running time AP 100 5)up to 60 min
Battery running time AP 120 5)up to 90 min
Battery running time AP 300 5)up to 180 min
Battery running time AP 200 5)up to 120 min
Battery running time AR 3000 5)up to 800 min
Battery running time AR 900 5)up to 660 min
iMow

Viking MI 632 PC iMow Review

iMowThe Viking MI 632 PC iMow has an impressive battery life which means it can mow the grass for 150 minutes at a time before it has to return to its docking station. This long battery life means that the Viking iMow can handle lawns up to approximately 4,000m² in less than 15 hours of cutting time each week.

You can change the active time of the Viking MI 632 PC iMow to make it more convenient at any time by using the app which is available for iPhones, iPads, Android phones and tablets. The app is only available with the MI 6 models of the iMow and won’t work with the Viking MI 422 iMow or the Viking MI 422 P iMow models.

The Viking MI 632 PC iMow also comes with several levels of built in security to ward off any potential thieves. One of these security measures is that the iMow can only be operated following the input of a pin code. This makes stealing the iMow pointless as it can only be used by those who know the pin. If someone were to steal your iMow anyway, not only would it not work for them, the MI 632 PC allows you track its whereabouts so that it can easily be found and returned safely to you.

This iMow also comes with an ultra bright and high contrast screen which makes it perfect to use on sunny days when glare can be an issue. All of the settings for the iMow can be entered intuitively via this screen, which is also removable so that you don’t have to bend or stoop when you are programming the device.

The wheels of the iMow MI 632 PC have tread designed to give them traction so they can reliably cut grass even in areas where the grass is dense, the terrain is uneven or there are gentle slopes (up to 45% gradient). The wheels are also self cleaning so you don’t have to worry about having to unjam them after each cut.

You also don’t have to worry about finding your iMow dead and out of battery in the middle of your lawn if it wasn’t fully charged when it began the cut. The Viking MI 632 PC iMow automatically detects when it is raining or when its battery is running low and returns to the docking station to recharge. Its intelligent charging system then decides if a normal or express charge is needed, depending on when the next upcoming mow is.

The iMow very finely cuts grass into mulch and restores the nutrients to your lawn, the robust mulching blade changes direction each time the blade stops to ensure uniform wear. This means your iMow can go for longer without needing any new parts. When you do need to replace the mulching blades, no tools are necessary.

The Viking 632 PC iMow is a fantastic little machine that can save you hours of labour each week. Get your hands on your iMow now by visiting us online or in-store today. You can get directions to help you find us on our contact us page.

Technical specifications

Ideal lawn area m²2.000
Maximum lawn area m²4.000
Average mowing duration (per week) 1)40 h
Battery typeLi-Ion. 6.8 Ah
Battery power Wh194
Battery capacity Ah6.8
Power W185
Cutting height adjustment15 steps. central
Cutting width cm28
Average mowing time min 2)150
Average charging time min.60
Maximum gradient %45
Weight kg 3)14
Dimensions (L x W x H) cm73 x 54 x 27

STIHL MS661 C-M Chainsaw 25″ Review

stihl_ms241_c-m_mainThe STIHL MS661 C-M Chainsaw 25” gets it’s immense power from it’s 91cc engine. The saw’s two mix technology means you don’t have to compromise on cutting ability while still managing to deliver fuel savings of up to 20% over other STIHL two stroke engines in the same performance class who lack the technology.

The MS661 C-M is ready to start work when you are. The fitted decompression valve should be pressed before you start up the chainsaw, this lowers the amount of compression when the engine is fired up and makes pulling the starter rope easier also, it then closes automatically upon start-up so you don’t have to worry about it anymore.

STIHL M-Tronic is the engine management system, it makes your life a whole lot easier it takes a whole host of external factors (temperature, fuel quality, altitude etc.) into account to ensure that your chainsaw delivers consistent performance, constant maximum speeds and incredible acceleration. The M-Tronic engine management system has cold and warm startup recognition which means the combi lever only needs one start position. Even with a cold start, you can apply full throttle straight away after startup as the saw is warmed up in seconds by making use of its optimum acceleration.

It has been shown that the excessive vibrations from power tools can negatively impact the blood vessels in your hands in the long term. The STIHL Ms661 C-M 25” Chainsaw combats this by incorporating an anti-vibration system. The system dampens the vibrations from the oscillations from the engine and significantly reduces vibrations at the handles, making it more comfortable and safer.

The MS661 C-M Chainsaw is a robust and durable saw designed for tackling heavy duty tasks like forestry and big timber harvesting. To make sure it can stand up to all of that work it comes with STIHL’s HD2 filter which traps even the finest dust. The filter is also oil and water repellent making it extremely easy to clean. If the filter gets clogged the compensator steps into action and acts as a controller in the carburettor, helping to deliver the correct quantity of fuel depending on the quantity of air so your fuel to air ratio always stays at its optimum.

This saw isn’t just a high performance, economically friendly solution, it is also simple to maintain. The petrol cap allows for easy locking and unlocking without the use of tools, the chain tensioner is on the side of the machine through the sprocket cover to avoid any unnecessary contact with the sharp saw chain, and when you are changing the cutting tool you can take advantage of its captive nuts so you don’t have to risk losing the nuts from the sprocket.

Get your STIHL MS661 C-M Chainsaw 25″ by calling in to us in Douglas or by visiting us online today. If you are unsure of how to get in contact with us or you need directions to our showroom, simply visit our contact us page.

Displacement91,1 cm³
Power output5,4/7,3 kW/bhp
Weight7,4 kg
Power to weight ratio1,4 kg/kW
Sound pressure level105 dB(A)
Sound Power Level118 dB(A)
Vibration level left/right6,9/5,6 m/s²
Saw chain pitch3/8″
STIHL oilomatic saw chain typeRapid Super (RS)

Viking MB 248 18″ Push Lawn Mower Review

4269-Viking-MB-248-1-6-kW-Benzin-Rasenmaeher_2 (358 x 358)The Viking MB 248 18″ push lawn mower is perfect for small to medium sized gardens up to approximately 1,200m². It is a compact and cost effective lawn mower that really comes into it’s own when manoeuvrability is an issue in gardens with lots of corners and obstacles. Whether your garden is large or small, you expect reliability and quality from a Viking product and that’s just what you get with the Viking MB 248 mower.

As with many Viking lawn mowers, the MB 248 comes with a foldable handlebar as standard. This handy feature makes it simple to transport and means that it can be stored conveniently without taking up too much space. The handlebar is attached to the robust housing by a durable steel frame. This allows for quick and easy manoeuvring around obstacles while giving the mower the strength and reliability we have come to expect from Viking products.

The cutting height can easily be precisely adjusted via a spring loaded lever on the side of the housing, allowing you to pick the perfect length for your lawn. The housing itself is sturdy and hard wearing. That combined with the reliable Viking engine is something that gives your lawn mower a long service life.

It seems that reliability and usability were huge factors in the design process of the Viking MB 248 18” Push Lawn Mower. The double ball-beared wheels are evidence of this. They are smooth running, give you the grip you need, keep the mower going in a straight line and cleaning them is a hassle free process.

The Viking MB Push Lawnmower has a 46cm cutting width gives it the manoeuvrability it needs in tight spaces while it’s large 55 litre grass catcher box means that you won’t have to stop mowing every five minutes to empty it. The grass catcher box also comes fitted with an integral level indicator to let you know when the box is full, so you don’t have to physically check the grass level yourself.

The aerodynamic housing helps to create a strong air current that lifts grass as it is being cut which results in the high lift blades creating a beautiful cutting pattern and the cut grass being blown directly into the grass catcher box.

Pick up your Viking MB 248 18″ push lawn mower by visiting us in store in Frankfield, here are directions to us, or by ordering it online today.

Technical specifications

Lawn area m²1.200
Cutting width cm46
Nominal output kW/PS2.1 kW/2.8 PS
Working speed rpm2.900
Grass catcher box capacity l55
Start / StopHS handlebar start/MS Motorstop
Product weight kg26
DriveNo
Dimensions (L/W/H) cm155 x 52 x 106
Guaranteed sound power level dB(A)96
Guaranteed sound power level LwA dB(A)96
Measured sound pressure level LpA dB(A)83
Measured workplace LpA dB(A)83
Uncertainty factor dB(A)2
Vibration value ahw m/s²4
Uncertainty factor K m/s²2
Sound pressure level uncertainty KpA dB (A)2
Vibration value (AHW) m/s24.00 / 2.00
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STIHL FS38 Brushcutter Review

STIHL FS38 BrushcutterThe STIHL FS38 brushcutter is great value and is perfect for home owners. It has a surprisingly high amount of power compared to its weight, just over 4kg. It has enough power to complete household trimming while remaining light enough to remain easy to operate and manoeuvre.

The FS38 has a fully adjustable front loop handle that can be turned 360 degrees and set in place easily in a matter of seconds. Loop handles are perfect for when you need to work in a limited amount of space like between bushes and it’s adjustability ensures that you can easily find the handle position that you are most comfortable with. The drive shaft of the STIHL FS38 brushcutter is also fully lined to reduce the amount of vibration you feel when using it to further increase your comfort.

The handle of the STIHL FS38 brushcutter has a multi-functional design. All of the controls including those for starting, running and stopping the strimmers are built in to the handle. This means that your hand never has to leave the handle during the operation of the machine, making it more comfortable and easier to complete gardening tasks.

The FS38 brushcutter comes equipped with high tech polymer housing which helps it to be lightweight as well as protect it from impact and corrosion. The choke lever is also protected to help prevent damage from day to day use. The control cables are enclosed within the casing, this eliminates dangling wires and keeps them out of your way when operating the machine.

This brushcutter is built to last. It comes fitted with a heavy-duty steel on steel centrifugal clutch which reduces slippage and improves performance. The spark plug is also protected when the machine is in use to extend its lifespan but it is easily accessible and simple to change.

The STIHL FS38 erases the need for you to manually check the fuel level before commencing work. The translucent fuel tank makes it simple to check fuel levels before during and after the work.

Get your STIHL FS38 brushcutter by visiting us in or by ordering online today. If you need help finding us, you can get directions to our store on our contact us page.

Technical specifications

Displacement cm³27.2
Power output kW/bhp0.65/0.9
Weight kg 1)4.1
Sound pressure level dB(A) 2)91
Sound power level dB(A) 2)107
Vibration levels left/right m/s² 3)8.0/8.0
Overall length m 4)1.47
Standard cutting toolAutoCut mowing head C 5-2
Tank volume l0.33
HS45

STIHL HS45 Hedge Trimmer Review

STIHL HS45The STIHL HS45 hedge trimmer is a great product at at a very reasonable price. It’s long 24” blades are perfect for trimming hard to reach hedges, bushes and shrubs around the garden. It is geared more towards light garden trimming rather than being used as a professional machine, however it still delivers outstanding performance.

The STIHL HS45 hedge trimmer comes fitted with a manual fuel pump (purger). This small pump sends fuel to the carburettor at the touch of a button to help reduce the amount of pulls needed to start the engine, especially after extended breaks and significant time between uses. The STIHL elastostart system helps to reduce the shock caused by the compression in the engine upon start-up. The shock is guided away from your joints and muscles and towards the spring or rubber element in the starter handle. The electric ignition module in the HS45 ensures that the hedge trimmer starts and runs reliably. The ignition system is fully encapsulated to protect it from damp and dirt.

There are multiple options for the blade size and type for the HS45. It comes with either a 24” or 18” blade. The smaller blade is more easy to manoeuvre but the longer blade can trim more at once and get to harder to reach areas. The hedge trimmer also has the option of either a single ground, or dual ground blade system. The single ground option ensures high cutting performance and the dual ground system provides a clean cut and is ideal for cutting stronger, thicker branches.

Prolonged use of power tools can lead to issues with the blood vessels in your hands and arms due to the sheer amount of vibration that goes along with them. That’s why STIHL have fitted the HS45 with an anti vibration system that reduces the amount of movement in the handles of the hedge trimmer. This system is better for your long-term well being as well as making the machine more comfortable to use, especially for prolonged periods of time.

The STIHL HS45 hedge trimmer also comes with a long life air filter system installed. The systems means that you can have longer intervals between cleaning and a more protective and reliable engine.

Buy your STIHL HS45 by visiting us in store or by ordering online today. If you need directions to help you find us, just visit our contact us page.

Technical specifications

Sound pressure level dB(A) 1)98.0
Sound power level dB(A) 1)105
Displacement cm³27.2
Power output kW/bhp0.75/1.0
Weight kg 2)4.7 or 5.0
Vibration level left/right m/s² 310.0/9.0
Total length cm95 or 110
Stroke rate 1/min3.800
Blade length cm45 or 60
Tooth spacing mm30
mb 655 gs lawnmower

Viking MB 655 GS 21″ Self-Propelled Lawnmower Review

The Viking Mviking-mb-655-gs-oil-free-comfortable-facilities-with-viking-bbcB 655 GS 21” self-propelled lawnmower is suitable for small and larger gardens. A DOV engine with Readystart, powers this mower at a working speed of 2,800 rpm for lower vibrations and increased fuel efficiency.

The MB 655 GS comes equipped with 3 different forward gears, making it ideal for comfortably maintaining large gardens. Simply set the lever in one of the 3 forward gears and the lawnmower sets in motion. For added comfort the handlebar, as well as the speed, can be adjusted quickly and easily to suit whoever is operating the mower, while still providing optimal stability and maneuverability.

Viking’s MB 655 GS self-propelled lawnmower is simple to move around and store. It’s large wheels have high quality bearings for easy running. This mower comes with a foldable handle which comes in handy when you need to transport or store it. The integrated carrying handle on the front of the mower makes transportation even easier. Additionally it acts as a bumper to protect the blade housing from impact with obstacle around the garden, it is also suitable to be used as a lashing eye.

The central cutting height adjustments allows you to pick from 7 different cutting heights until you can make the perfect selection for the garden you are cutting. The cutting height can be easily and quickly adjusted with the help of a spring loaded mechanism accessed through a handle on the left side of the housing.

Once the height is set, the innovative high-lift blades work with the aerodynamic housing to create a powerful air current that lifts the grass up before cutting, then going on to blow it into the Viking MB 655 GS’s optimised grass catcher box. Unlike most lawnmowers, the grass catcher box in this model is capable of being filled to 100% capacity, so you can spend less time emptying and more time cutting. It’s two part design ensures that it’s simple to open and empty.

To make the whole experience of cutting the grass as enjoyable and as straightforward as possible, this Viking mower comes with a blade brake clutch feature. This allows you to simply and easily disengage the blades from the engine, while leaving the machine running. This is perfect for crossing over gravel paths or emptying the grass catcher box.

Get your hands on your Viking MB 655 GS self propelled lawnmower by visiting us in store, we have directions to our store on our website, or by purchasing it online today.

Technical specifications

Lawn area m²2.500
Cutting width cm53
Nominal output kW/PS2.5 kW/3.4 PS
Cutting height mm30-85
Working speed rpm2.800
Grass catcher box capacity l75
Start / StopHandlebar start/BBC
Product weight kg48
Drive3 speed
Dimensions (L/W/H) cm169 x 57 x 115
Guaranteed sound power level dB(A)98
Guaranteed sound power level LwA dB(A)98
Measured sound pressure level LpA dB(A)85
Measured workplace LpA dB(A)85
Uncertainty factor dB(A)2
Vibration value ahw m/s²3.8
Uncertainty factor K m/s²1.9
Sound pressure level uncertainty KpA dB (A)2
Vibration value (AHW) m/s23.80 / 1.90