0 New Bahia - Green and White for Greener Mowing

Etesia BahiaWith recycling a top priority for today's environmentally conscious gardener, Etesia has launched a new mulching facility as standard for their Bahia ride-on mower.

Now, Bahia can recycle as it cuts, chopping the clippings into extremely fine particles before returning them to the turf to decompose naturally. This mulch acts as a conditioner, feeding nutrients to the growing plants, plus its high water content provides essential moisture for the lawn during hot, dry spells. It's quick, clean, environmentally friendly and with no clippings to dispose of, mowing time is reduced - leaving users more leisure-time to do other things. Quicker mowing means less fuel and reduced emissions.

Versatile Bahia offers gardeners the best of all worlds - used without its mulching plate, this 80cm ride-on is a highly efficient cut-and-collect rotary mower for mowing long wet grass, fine lawns, orchards or paddocks. Bahia gives a superb finish. Clippings pack into its generous 240 litre grass collector, which is easy-to-empty from the driving seat.

On rougher grass where, cut-and-drop is the answer, the base of the grass collector is removed. An optional side-discharge deflector is also available to windrow clippings.

Bahia is easy to use. No complicated gears - just simple hydrostatic-drive foot pedals giving total control over forward and reverse cutting and collecting. Highly manoeuvrable and with a tight turning circle, plus good all-round visibility, Bahia mows close to flower beds, walls and garden furniture. 'Through step' design makes getting on and off easy and from the comfortable driving seat, all controls are close at hand.

With its 80cm width, this ride-on passes between gateways where others cannot go. Its low centre of gravity and even weight distribution give stability on slopes and anti-scalp rollers protect the blades on uneven ground. Come autumn, this little workhorse collects leaves from lawns, driveways and paths. Add a tow bar and trailer to take the backache out of transporting tools, etc.; or for pulling trailed turf care equipment. Other options include a roller for stripes and a front-mounted snow blade.

Bahia has three years' domestic warranty and comes with a choice of EC Compliant low-noise, high output engines - 15hp Kawasaki; 14.5hp Briggs & Stratton and 13hp Honda. Etesia's nationwide dealers provide free demonstrations - phone 01926 403319.

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