Allett Kensington 20B v Buckingham 20H
Recently on our blog, we’ve touched on a topic which we’d received quite a few frequently asked questions about – What’s the difference between the Allett Classic 17L and the Kensington 17B? Well, we thought we’d do that again but this time looking at the differences between the Kensington 20B and the Buckingham 20H.
''Probably the finest domestic cylinder lawn mower in the world''Similarities The Allett Kensington 20B and the Buckingham 20H are both beautifully designed and manufactured lawn mowers, built to mow lawns with a suitable 20inch cutting width. Both machines also operate using 6 bladed cylinder cutting systems and are powered by petrol engines. However, despite these somewhat obvious similarities which can be seen from looking at the two mowers, the Buckingham is in fact more than twice the price than the Kensington. Let's take a look at the features you get for the extra money. Differences The Buckingham is considered to be more of a semi-professional lawn mower in the Allett range and is the perfect stepping stone to consider for anyone looking for a mower a bit more heavy-duty than the Kensington but not as pricey as the professional range machines. The Buckingham has a strong long lasting heritage and was previously known as the Atco Royale. The Buckingham is heavy, robust, accurate and is very easy to use. Of course this is more of a recommendation, and if you'd rather look at numbers and statistics to compare the two machines let's start with possibly the biggest difference between the two, the weight. The Kensington 20B weighs in at 56.6kg, which delivers a prominent stripe to any grass lawn, whilst the Buckingham weighs in at almost double the weight of the Kensington at 103kg which if you look at the reasoning behind this is down to the fact that the Buckingham has received twice the amount of steel and engineering from the Allett engineering team to help it deliver a more heavy-duty performance where it is needed; the heavier the machine the stronger and longer lasting the stripe. Whilst the Buckingham 20H is double the weight it is in fact faster than the Kensington 20B, allowing you to cover more area in less time while still delivering striking lawn stripes as a result of its much heavier weight. The Buckingham is fitted with a Honda 196cc GX200 engine which has plenty of power to pull a trailing seat. The Kensington B is fitted with a 127cc XR550 Briggs + Stratton petrol engine. Whilst both mowers are equipped with nice reliable engines, the Kensington has approximately 2.5hp whilst the Buckingham goes up to 6hp. The Buckingham is an all-around more robust machine and is suited to cover larger areas of more than 450m² in about the same time it would take the Kensington to cover 350m² Now when it comes to covering these areas the height of the cut you can achieve whilst using these machines can vary very slightly depending on which machine you choose. The Kensington can deliver a height of 6mm to 32mm. This is the same height which can be achieved by other mowers in the Allett homeowner range, like the Classic Petrol and Liberty ranges for example. The Buckingham delivers a height of cut between 5mm and 35mm. The rear roller on the Buckingham is heavy steel and is covered in a ribbed bonded rubber that aids traction and enables the operator to drive it over gravel and travel up hills in wet conditions with the trailing seat attached- the Kensington does not take the trailing seat. Both rollers are split so that when we turn at the end of the garden we don't scuff the turf. The rear roller on the Kensington is a double section steel rear roller with differential. The handlebars on the Kensington fold allowing you to store it away in your garage nice and compactly whereas the Buckingham handlebars do not fold. The MAIN difference between the two machines is the fact the KENSINGTON offers the interchangeable cartridge system whereas the Allett Buckingham does not. You can find a video on the Allett cartridge system here. Achieving a beautiful lawn involves more than just mowing. We hope that gave you a bit of a brief overview of the similarities and differences between the Kensington 20B and the Buckingham 20H. If you are a homeowner or semi-pro gardener looking to progress to the professional range machines than the Buckingham is the step up for you. If you would like to know more about either of the two mowers, you can click here to learn more about the Kensington. Or, click here to learn more about the Buckingham. Alternatively, you can also tune into our youtube video and join our managing director Austin Jarrett as he runs through all the differences between these two fantastic mowers in more depth! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEZB_ULkTkM&feature=emb_title