One of my mowing jobs has to be accessed via steps. There are only four steps and I currently use planks to get my Etesia Bahia onto the site but it needs something more stable. Can you recommend anything?

Take a look at the folding and arching ramps from Rochford Garden Machinery of Wincanton. The ramps are sold under the Ardisam brand and are manufactured from lightweight aluminium so they are easy to move.

The ramps have robust hinges and the arched models feature anti-slip tread-gripping mesh surface. Designed for loading machinery from garden tractors to quad bikes into trailers, the right model might just help you get your mower onto the raised lawn area.

If not, perhaps you could investigate the possibility of redesigning the site to provide a gentle slope at a convenient point.

- Sally Drury has reported for HW and its forerunner GC&HTJ for 25 years, and has spent more than five years testing machinery for HW and What Kit? The advice in this helpline is independent.


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