A 46cm width-of-cut works with a 60-litre grassbag and a rear-wheel power-drive to make the Alpina AL6 46 VAQ a great choice if you’re maintaining a mid-sized lawn with slopes and rough areas that would be hard work to mow with a lower-specification hand-push machine. The AL6 46 VAQ has been equipped with a highly efficient Alpina ST140 four-stroke air-cooled AutoChoke engine that develops a sizeable 2.2kW (@ 2900rpm) from a cylinder displacement of just 139cc; and which will prove cheap to run, quiet in operation and clean-burning, thanks to Alpina’s OHV technology. In addition to bagging clippings, the AL6 46 VAQ can also mulch, rear-discharge, or side-discharge them, thereby enabling you to tackle long grass, short grass and everything in between. Centralized cutting-height selection means it couldn’t be easier to adjust the blade to your preferred setting; while a variable-speed transmission makes it possible to operate at the most effective pace for the conditions and terrain-type. Other features to enjoy include a hosepipe fixture-point that eliminates all hassle from cleaning the underside of the cutter-deck; a ‘bag full’ indicator that helps in the battle against overfilling and spillages; and a height-adjustable soft-grip handlebar that guarantees superior user-comfort.