The Mountfield 1530M is the first lawn tractor in the sub 84cm 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 driver’s seat, simply pull the lever up and tip out the grass. 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 452cc Mountfield Series 7750 OHV four stroke engine, this 1530M 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 1530M a class leader. Keeping your tractor in tip-top condition is easy as 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 1530M 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 the mulching kit and the 1530M becomes a great mulching tractor; the mulching kit is an optional extra. 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.