Mountfield MTF84H Lawn Tractor
Powered by the Stiga ST350 352cc OHV engine, this tractor is a strong performer. Suitable for gardens up to 1.5 acres.
This tractor features an 84cm (33″) 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.
The Mountfield MTF84H is fitted with the foot controlled hydrostatic transmission system which gives simple and precise speed control both in forward and reverse.
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 200 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. 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.
Other tractors to consider are the Mountfield MTF84M and MTF98H as they share the same chassis and give a choice of cutter deck but have different specifications. The Alko 92cm machines are also worth consideration.