Supplied with a capacious 60-litre grass-catcher and combining a generous 51cm width-of-cut with powerful self-propulsion, the Alpina AL6 51 BQ is a great choice for anyone looking for a fast, low-effort way to cover a more substantial lawn. At its heart is a Briggs & Stratton 675 EXi-Series engine; a high-performance 163cc (2.6kW) four-stroke air-cooled motor with Briggs’ time-saving ReadyStart® system - you’ll no longer have to apply choke or prime the carburetor in order to achieve ignition! A Super Lo-Tone™ muffler minimizes noise and makes for a more pleasant working-environment; while an overhead-valve (OHV) arrangement cuts running-temperature, which in turn extends engine-life. Thanks to its rear-wheel power-drive, the Alpina AL6 51 BQ is ideal for lawns with rough-grass areas and slopes that would be tough to cover with a hand-propelled model. It runs on ball-bearing-mounted wheels, which, unlike lower-specification bush-mounted wheels, will continue to roll smoothly as they age; and it’s constructed around a strong steel chassis, so it’s well-equipped to cope with the inevitable knocks and bumps it will encounter during its working-life. The robust steel cutter-deck on the AL6 51 BQ benefits from a washing-link that makes the removal of clumped, performance-limiting grass-clippings from the deck underside a rapid, no-hassle operation. Other desirable features include a height-adjustable soft-grip handlebar that confers superior user-comfort; and a ‘collector full’ indicator that prevents overfilling by alerting you when a trip to the compost-heap is required.