Allett Kensington 17K Cylinder Lawnmower

£1,369.00 £1,279.00

  • Estimated Dispatch: 1 - 2 working days
  • Manufacturer: Allett
  • Delivery Charge: from £7.95 calculated at Checkout

The Kensington 17K petrol cylinder mower is precision engineered for achieving a fine finish on lawns up to 280m. Powered by a 98cc Kawasaki four-stroke petrol engine.


Allett’s five decades of experience designing high quality walk-behind cylinder lawnmowers have gained them a reputation for reliability and an undisputed place as a market leader in the manufacture of top-class garden machinery. Investing in a machine from the Kensington range of petrol mowers, including the 14K, 17K and 20K, is therefore an investment in precision engineering and commitment to quality that any gardener who takes pride in his or her lawn would be well-advised to make.

The Kensington 17K is a self-propelled cylinder mower powered by a 98cc Kawasaki four-stroke petrol engine and fitted as standard with a six-blade “Quick Cartridge” cutting cylinder capable of delivering up to 79 cuts per metre. This array produces a scissor-like cutting action which cuts grass cleanly, allowing your lawn to heal more quickly and providing a pristine finish. For an even finer surface finish, an optional ten-blade cutting cylinder (available separately) slots quickly and easily in place of the standard six-blade cassette, increasing the clip rate to around 131 cuts per metre. The 17K also features front and rear stainless steel rollers for an enhanced striped effect and to improve the stability and manoeuvrability of the machine. Moreover, the cut height can be set with precision to any height between 6mm and 32mm depending on the condition of your lawn, while the inclusion of an adjustable grass rake behind the front roller boosts performance by teasing lateral grass upright before it is cut.

All of the petrol mowers in Allett’s Kensington range can be quickly and easily fitted with a scarifier cartridge. The scarifier cassette is of particular value in spring and autumn, as it allows for the removal of leaf litter and other vegetable matter from the surface of your lawn. The British manufactured Kensington 17K also comes with Allett’s two year warranty on parts and labour, providing additional peace of mind for owners of this durable and efficient machine. Allett’s Kensington 17K is a top class lawnmower by any standards, ideal for anyone seeking to achieve a manicured finish on their lawn.

Technical Specifications

Engine/motor: 98cc Kawasaki OHC
Power source: Unleaded petrol  
Starting method: Recoil    
Deck material: Steel    
Cutting system: 6-blade cylinder cassette
Cutting width: 43cm    
Cutting height: 6mm - 32mm
Blade-brake clutch: N/a    
Collection bag: Polypropylene  
Mulching function: N/a    
Rear roller: Yes    
Drive system: Self-propelled  
Weight:   51kg    
Warranty:   2 year
Weight 51 kg
About Allett
Allett is a wholly British-owned company (as British as queuing for a cup of tea or eating fish and chips while standing on a rainy beach) with a longstanding tradition in the design and manufacture of precision, single-cylinder, walk-behind mowers. Founded by Reg Allett almost half a century ago, Allett has since become a byword for a finely mown lawn across the UK, Ireland and continental Europe, and the distinctive black, silver and gold livery of Allett machines is recognised throughout the world. In fact, if you have ever stopped to admire the crisp, luxurious, striped finish on the ornamental lawn of an old country estate there is a good chance that one of Allett’s high quality cylinder lawnmowers was used to achieve it.

Allett’s cylinder mowers cut using a series of sharp rotating blades rather than a basic rotary blade. The cutting cylinder traps blades of grass between its spinning blades and cuts with a clean, scissor-like action, producing a crisp cut which heals more quickly for a healthier lawn. Thus, as well as the iconic stripe effect, cylinder mowers also ensure the most pristine finish possible, making them perfect for maintaining golf and bowling greens, sports stadiums, cricket wickets and outfields as well as public and private parks and gardens.

This has led to Allett machines being adopted by professional groundskeepers in all walks of life, including at many leading rugby and football clubs, country cricket clubs and the All England Club, Wimbledon. In addition to this, Allett has also been bestowed with the honour of being chosen by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission to supply mowers for the upkeep of its immaculate cemeteries around the world.

More recently, Allett acquired the design and manufacturing rights for the former Atco and Suffolk Punch branded petrol and electric pedestrian cylinder mowers. These now form the basis for Allett’s Classic and Expert mowers, providing an even more extensive range of both domestic and semi-professional machines from which to choose. Thus, whatever your particular requirements, if you need to achieve a truly flawless striped finish on your lawn there is almost certainly an Allett machine ideal for you.

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