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Stiga Tornado 398 Hydro Essential Series 3 Side-Discharge Garden Tractor

£2,199.00 inc. VAT

A mulch- and side-discharge-capable tractor – ideal if you don’t want to bag grass
At home on both long-grass areas and well-maintained lawns
Foot-pedal hydro-drive provides smooth, instinctive speed control

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With this powerful and well-appointed lawn tractor from famous Swedish brand Stiga, you'll get excellent versatility, premium driver-comfort and rugged build-quality, all at a price that won't break the bank!

Producing a substantial 11.3hp is a Stiga ST 500 engine; a high-performance 452cc four-stroke air-cooled motor with a six-litre fuel-tank for lengthy, interruption-free runs; and an electric key starter for dependable - and effortless - ignition. Stiga's OHV (overhead-valve) technology means you'll enjoy reduced fuel-costs with fewer polluting exhaust-emissions and less uncomfortable vibration.

The Stiga Tornado 398 is a dual-capability machine able to either mulch or side-discharge. In mulching-mode - which is perfect for regularly-mown formal lawns - they’re held under the deck and shredded, before being forced at speed into the turf, providing it with natural organic fertiliser as they quickly rot down*. In side-discharge mode - which is ideal for overgrown orchard- and meadow-grass - clippings are laid-out in neat rows to the machine’s right, where they’ll quickly wilt away

Designed with ergonomics to the fore, the Stiga Tornado 398 Lawn Tractor, combines push-button blade-engagement with an ideally positioned cutting-height selection lever, a raised soft-grip steering-wheel and an adjustable high-back seat.

It’s fitted with a pivoting front axle that ensures a consistent finish on undulating terrain; and it benefits from a manoeuvrability-optimising hydrostatic drive that gives you smooth, infinite-increment ground-speed control with no need to stop and manually shift gear.

The substantial wide-profile rear tyres on the Tornado 398 offer the ideal compromise between surface-gentleness and high-grip traction.

Twin anti-scalp gauge-wheels work to stop turf-marking when manoeuvring on inclines; while a hosepipe fixture-point means you’ll have no trouble getting rid of corrosive, performance-inhibiting debris from the underside of the deck.

Other noteworthy features include a safety contact-breaker that prevents start-up when the driver’s seat is vacant; a cup-holder for on-hand refreshment; twin headlamps for safe poor-light mowing; and a handy mow-in-reverse function.


A mulch- and side-discharge-capable tractor – ideal if you don’t want to bag grass
At home on both long-grass areas and well-maintained lawns
Foot-pedal hydro-drive provides smooth, instinctive speed control
High-performance Stiga engine with an emission-cutting and fuel-saving OHV design
Straightforward electric key starter
Multi-position height-of-cut adjustment - adapt to the grass-length
Deck-wash facility makes the removal of clumped clippings simple
Comfortable light-touch steering and ergonomic high-back seat
Contact-breaker on the driver’s seat for optimum user-safety
Large-diameter drive-wheels will prove gentle on delicate surfaces
Capacious fuel-tank for long, uninterrupted runs
Twin headlamps for safe mowing in low-light conditions
Cup holder - keep your refreshment of choice directly to hand
Roomy storage compartment
Mulch-kit and tow-hitch offered as optional accessories
This 98cm model will prove a fast and efficient operator over areas up to 8000m2.

  • Mulching kit available separately


Model: Essential Series 3 Tornado 398
Type: Side discharge
Engine: Stiga ST 450 single cylinder
Engine Capacity: 432cc
Fuel: Unleaded petrol
Petrol Tank Size: 6L
Transmission Type: Hydrostatic
Transmission Method : Pedal-operated
Cutting Width: 98 cm / 38 inch
Cutting Height Adjustment : Manual with lever
Cutting Height Positions: 7 from 25 – 80 mm
Blades: 2
Traction: Rear wheel drive
Wheel Sizes Front / Rear : 15x6.00-6, 18x8.50-8
Dashboard: No
Headlights: Yes, conventional
Seat Type: Stiga Classic
Washing Link: Yes
Bumper: Yes
Mulching : Optional Extra
Battery Charger: Optional Extra
Towing Hitch: Optional Extra
Machine Weight: 160kg
Overall Dimensions L x W x H : 1726 x 1200 x 1100mm
Manufacturer Warranty: 3 year domestic (Terms and Conditions Apply including Annual Service)

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