Thanks to its combination of power-driven rear wheels with a wide 51cm cut and a spacious 60-litre grassbag, Alpina AL6 51 VBQ will prove a fast, low-effort way to keep a larger lawn neat and tidy! Providing an impressive 2.6kW is a Briggs & Stratton 675 EXi-Series engine with the US engine-giant’s ReadyStart® system, whereby you’ll be able to achieve ignition without having to prime the carburetor or apply choke. An OHV configuration works to reduce vibration, emissions and fuel-costs; while Briggs’ Super Lo-Tone™ muffler keeps noise at a manageable level. The Alpina AL6 51 VBQ is one of the most versatile machines of its type available, with its four-in-one cutting-system (bag; mulch’ rear/side-discharge), speed variator and a six-stage adjustable cutting-height all working to facilitate the management of varying grass-lengths and differing terrains. 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; and it runs on ball-bearing-mounted wheels, which, unlike lower-specification bush-mounted wheels, will continue to roll freely with age. The collector on the AL6 51 VBQ benefits from a ‘bag full’ warning indicator that will let you know when it’s time for an emptying-break, which in turn prevents overfilling, blockages and spillage. Other attractive features include a washing-link that makes it quick and easy to shift any under-deck debris accumulation; and a vertically-adjustable handlebar that ensures gardeners of any height can mow in comfort.