It’s equipped with a premium-quality engine from Briggs & Stratton’s impressive 800-Series. These smooth-running 205cc overhead-valve power-packs are rated at 5.5hp and are famous for their exceptional fuel-efficiency and environmental soundness.
A One-Start™ float-feed carburettor guarantees stress-free ignition; while a Maxi-Clean™ automotive-type air-filter works to protect crucial engine components from premature wear and tear.
The heavy-duty transmission on this model is fully sealed, so you can be sure it will last the lifetime of the machine. It’s a two-speed drive (1 + 1), with the inclusion of a reverse gear ensuring you’ll have no trouble backing-out of tight corners, or freeing the tiller if it digs-in a bit too deep.
Fitted with a series of four rotors with hardwearing ‘Slasher’ tines, the Mountfield Manor 55R Cultivator is capable of dealing with any soil conditions it’s likely to encounter in the domestic arena. The tines provide a tilling-width of 54cm, which you can reduce by removing the outer rotors – ideal when undertaking between-row applications (crop-protection discs are included).
Other stand-out features include a comfortable, height-adjustable handlebar, which can be offset if it’s key you don’t walk on just-tilled soil; and an adjustable depth-skid, which means you can set the tiller up to suit the type of job you’re tackling. There’s also a transport-wheel, which can be raised when you’re ready to start tilling.