Lloyds Paladin 53.3cm with Vertirake

When we tested the Lloyds Paladin pedestrian mower before, our testers reported it to be "good on the turn" and giving a "classic finish". They were also impressed by the "non-snatching" transmission. But how would it cope with different assemblies fitted in place of the cylinder reel?

It takes a few minutes to swap the mower reel and prepare the machine for scarifying – but it’s not a complicated task. The Vertirake assembly consists of hardened discs spaced 19mm apart and it is easily adjusted via the normal front-roller adjuster, to suit conditions.
After only six metres or seven metres, and with the Vertirake on a shallow setting, the collection box is half full.
“It is certainly getting the thatch out,” reports our tester. A closer inspection reveals that laterally growing grasses have been removed along with the general debris.
Although not quite a “drop-in-and-play” system, the impressive performance of the Vertirake makes it a valuable optional extra that will extend the use of the Paladin.

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