Stiga Collector

Stiga Collector
Originally uploaded by FransBadger.

One practical thing to consider in gardens is the lawn. Our aim is to have less grass and more “woodlands” or natural look in our yard, but still there will be more than enough grass. This morning was spent setting up Stiga Collector 46 S Combi, which we got after a lengthy comparison process. This is a compromise, of course. The professional, solid-body lawnmowers can cost 1000 euros or more. This one is not as sturdy in its construction and materials, but it has the right feature set: 3-in-1 cutting, collecting and bio-slicing functionalities. And since Stiga is coming from Sweden, you can trust Finnish stores providing spare parts and service for it also in the future.

Author: frans

Professor of Information Studies and Interactive Media, esp. Digital Culture and Game Studies in the Tampere University, Finland. Occasional photographer and gardener.

3 thoughts on “Stiga Collector”

  1. Last year I ended up getting a Stiga, too. However, mine’s a bio-clipper only. Our yard’s relatively big and I just thought about all the grass that I’d have to fill our compost with, removing all the “nutrients of the ground”. Then I’d have fertilise the lawn in return. So far the bio-clipping seems to work fine, as long as you mow the lawn regularily. Not that there would’ve been much mowing last year as all the grass died of draught.

  2. LOL, drought, not DRAUGHT. The latter goes into me and not the lawn. 😉

  3. Yes, the last summer was dry — at least in one sense of the term. 🙂

    Stiga started to generate quite a lot smelly smoke after 3-5 minutes of test driving. After a shutdown period and after Laura had pointed out that I am moving all too close to the ground for the bio-clipping setting (oh dear), the situation got into better. Hope I did not break anything… I was told that all new lawnmovers can generate some smoke in the beginning as the in-store grease needs to be burned away, but I am not sure about that.

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