The attractively-priced Alpina AT3 98 has a side-discharge cutter-deck and a 98cm cutting-width; a combination that makes it suitable for tackling long, overgrown grass across meadows and other substantial areas where bagging is impractical and unnecessary. The AT3 98 comes powered by a Briggs & Stratton 3125-Series PowerBuilt™ engine that blends a cartridge-type air-filter with Splash Lubrication and a cast-iron cylinder-sleeve to ensure an extended service-life; and which produces an impressive 6.4kW from a cylinder-capacity of just 344cc. Briggs’ AVS anti-vibration system reduces wear on crucial parts and makes for a more comfortable drive; while their electronic ignition-system means you can be sure of dependable, hassle-free starting. Thanks to its multi-speed manual gearbox, the AT3 98 can be operated at a speed that best suits both the grass-length and the nature of the terrain. It benefits from electromagnetic PTO engagement, so you’ll find it quick and easy to start and stop the blades; and it’s equipped with sizeable drive-wheels that provide essential traction when you’re working on inclines or damp ground. Equipped with an Alpina Smart seat with essential lower-back support, the AT3 98 will remain a delight to drive for as long as it takes to complete the job. Further important features include a seven-stage adjustable cutting-height that delivers the flexibility you’ll need to manage varying grass-lengths; and anti-scalp deck-wheels for turf-protection when maneuvering on hills and uneven ground. This model can be adapted for short grass with the purchase with the optional mulch-kit.