Mountfield SP183 45cm 3.5hp 148cc Self-Propelled Rotary Petrol Lawn Mower
A well deserved reputation
never had a self propelled lawnmower before and now I have one will never go back to the push versions - it does save time and back ache. Easy to get started, very reliable, mower is powerful in good conditions but where grass/weeds are long struggles and even more if there's a little shower/rain. Only thing I would liked, to help save on maintenance costs is more information on how to do a basic service to keep it running without having to spend Â£Â£Â£ taking it for a annual service costing Â£50-Â£90.
Did find some manufacture thinnings/bits in the petrol tank that meant it had to be emptied and cleaned out - but this was only minor. Crass box is big but basic for the market.
20 Aug 2014
Happy Lawn at last
Just finished mowing the lawn with this fantastic machine. Got the Mountfield out of the box and mowing in less than 20 minutes. Absolultely brilliant. Starts no problem and cut our 6" overgrown grass with ease. We have a steep incline on the lawn and the motor/wheels managed perfectly, no slipping or straining. Quick and simple to empty the 55ltr bag is huge. We can't sing the praises of this lawnmower enough!
8 Aug 2014
Good for the money - but....
Bought this to replace my old machine, assembled it easily, started fine, cut lawn fine with the mulcher plug still fitted. It's a nice speed on the self propelled setting and very light to push around off it. Great so far.
Subsequently decided to give it a closer shave, whereupon the mulcher didn't deal well with volume and left ridges of grass on the lawn, despite going over it again.
Removed the mulcher plug and put the grass box on. The rear flap n the mower only covers about half of the handle recess on the grass box, and irritatingly bits of grass and dust blow straight out of it, and the handle itself gets buried in clippings. Not to mention resultant hay fever...!
Perhaps it was just too dry and dusty, but even so you'd think they'd have designed it to do a bit better than it does in this mode.
So all in all, good value for what it is, but disappointingly, not perfect.
1 Aug 2014
Good practical lawnmower for a good size garden
Easy to assemble
Overall look and finish very good
2 Jul 2014