Recently added to the German-engineered Highline petrol rotary lawn mower range in response to popular demand, the 477 VS is a high quality machine featuring a Briggs & Stratton engine with EXi technology, variable speed drive, a new 46cm MAX AIRFLOW steel cutter deck and 4-in-1 functionality,
The 163cc four-stroke overhead valve engine is air-cooled with ReadyStart feature which enables easy ignition without the need to prime. The advanced engineering on the Briggs & Stratton 675EXi engine offers considerably reduced oil consumption, eradicating the need for regular oil changes; simply check the oil levels and top up every now and again.
With user comfort a key aspect in the design process of the 477 VS, the VARIOspeed feature allows the speed of drive to be set to suit the operator's walking pace and the mowing conditions on the day. The ergonomic controls are integrated in the cockpit-style handlebar, so the bowden cables are laid protected in the cladding and are therefore well protected against bending or entwining in shrubs. High rear wheels allow smooth runnng and manoevrability over rough terrain.
The AL-KO Highline 477 VS is equipped with a deep MAX AIRLFLOW steel deck which maximises the mower's performance in each of the four mowing modes. The choice of collecting, mulching, rear discharging or side discharging the grass clippings is available in one multi-functional machine. In collection mode, the large 70 litre EasyClick grass box is efficiently filled from back to front to maximum capacity, with a level indicator. When it is time to empty, the EasyClick engagement with guide rail means no more backaches or trapped fingers, so hooking the compact grass catcher in and out could not be easier.
The offset design of the mower means that it can also be used for precise edge mowing along the side of walls without problems - for a perfect result right up to the edge, without any major trimming afterwards.
The integrated front carry handle is ideal when it comes to transporting the lawn mower, storing it away or lifting it over steps or obstacles in the garden. AL-KO's clever service and storage position allows the mower to be stood on end so the underside of the deck can be accessed for cleaning and maintenance, and storage space is kept to a minimum.
With a generous 46cm (18") cutting width and centrally adjustable, seven stage cutting height, the AL-KO 477 VS Highline variable speed lawn mower is a superb all-round choice for lawns up to 1400 square metres. The machine is backed by a five year manufacturer's warranty and comes fully assembled in the box.