If you’re looking for a simple, effective and affordable way to manage a medium-sized domestic lawn, the 46cm Alpina BL 460 SH should be high on your list of potential purchases! At the heart of the BL 460 SH is a Honda GCVx145 engine; a premium-quality 145cc (2.75kW) air-cooled four-stroke motor that provides best-in-class power and torque; and which benefits from an integrity-optimizing aluminum cylinder sleeve. Honda’s Auto-Choke Comfort System makes getting started fast and hassle-free; while their OHV technology leads to a marked reduction in fuel-costs, emissions and noise. A self-propelled machine, the BL 460 SH is ideal for gardens with sloping sections and areas of uneven ground you’d struggle to cover with a push-type model. It combines collection and rear-discharge modes with a five-stage adjustable cutting-height, so it can be configured to achieve excellent results whatever the grass length; and, thanks to its rugged steel cutter-deck, it has a pleasingly solid feel and will easily resist any accidental impact. The roomy 55-litre collector on the BL 460 SH is made from breathable textile that lets spent air escape, thereby ensuring it can be filled to maximum capacity.