Danny Clegg, a professional gardener from Leeds, discusses his experiences of using his client’s C800 Countax garden tractor to achieve a neat lawn finish in both wet and dry weather conditions. His client purchased his Countax tractor in 2013 and it’s still going strong.
“We use our client’s Countax ride-on mower when maintaining his lawn and grounds. The garden is large, sloped and has several bushes and trees within it. We use the mower to both rear discharge and bag on the lawn. As you can see from the pictures, we cut grass in both wet and dry conditions and this is one of the key benefits to the Countax – you can cut in the wet!
We found that the mower handles the slopes and long, wet grass with ease and still leaves a great cut despite the grass being damp. The engine has plenty of power, the slopes in the garden are very steep and even on the wettest of days, it has no issues and will power through. The powered grass collector sweeps all the clippings to leave a clean lawn and cut.
On shorter grass areas we like to mulch the grass. The deck and blades handle this fine and we like to leave the striping finish that the Countax machines do so well. This is easy to do with the adjustable roller to the rear of the grass bag. Another key point to mention is that the deck adjuster is very light and easy to use, this is great when crossing hard standings, drives, paths and other hard surface areas. The deck can be lifted out of the way safely so it isn’t being scraped.