The 1538H is a 98cm working width model with a hydrostatic transmission. This high specification garden tractor is suitable for lawns up to 2.5 acres. Light steering and a tight turning circle make it easy to manoeuvre around trees, borders and garden furniture with the minimum of effort. All Mountfield garden tractors cut wider than the wheel width, which means there is little trimming left to do after the lawns have been mown.
A hydrostatic transmission is similar in many ways to the gearbox on an automatic car, forward and reverse speeds are infinitely variable. To move forward you simply press the front section of the pedal; the more firmly you press, the faster you will go. For reverse, press the rear section of the pedal. You can change from forward to reverse instantly, so manoeuverability is fantastic. It is worth noting that once a customer owns a hydrostatic Mountfield tractor they don’t want to go back to a manual version.
Grass cuttings are blown cleanly from the twin bladed cutter deck into a largecapacity rear mounted collector. An alarm sounds to let you know when thecollector is full, a valuable feature as there is nothing worse thanoverfilling the collector and then having to unblock the discharge chute byhand – at least you know when the collector is full on a Mountfield!
Emptying the collector is done from the driving seat; simply pull the tippinglever and the collector opens wide emptying out the clippings, you don’t needto get off the tractor at all. The seat is also adjustable for addedcomfort and ease of use while the dash features a 6 LED display.