Mountfield MHJ2424 61cm 24.5cc 1.1hp Petrol Hedge Trimmer
Handy hedge trimmer
Had a previous model of Mountfield trimmer for a number of years.
This one very similiar, easy to start, which is always a plus. Good cutter but slightly on the heavy side if cutting for long period.
30 Jul 2015
Bought this after several bad experiences of other makes being unreliable and flimsy build quality etc. - So far this has been FAR better. Cuts swiftly and smoothly and even chomps through the larger stuff quite easily. The choke position is fiddly especially with safety gloves on, and the stop/start switch is easy to knock to 'off' while working which is a bit annoying. Otherwise it looks and feels well built and designed and so far has done me well.
30 Jul 2015
Not worth the hassle
I've just trying to get my second one repaired - unfortunately just out of warranty. The starter pull has failed - just clicks when you pull because the flimsy plastic lugs don't engage, and also the grommet on the fuel tank leaks. Screwfix replaced my first one (under warranty) because ... the starter pull had failed the same way as above.
I don't use it very often and two failures in just over two years makes it very poor value despite the reasonable price. I wished I'd taken a refund after the first failure and bought a better quality machine
21 Jul 2015
Originally bought this two years ago but promptly had to return first as the pull cord jammed before it had started for the first time. Screwfix swapped without questioning. Used the second cutter to cut all of my hedges without any problems and stored for season having used up fuel in tank. Went to use the following year and fuel poured out of the fuel tank grommet. Screwfix changed this without any hassle as it was just within the years warranty. Used third sample to cut hedges without any problem and again stored after using all fuel in tank. Guess what, went to start cutting hedges this week and fuel pouring out from fuel grommet again. To my dismay I am two weeks outside the years warranty so will be doing battle with Mountfield on the phone tomorrow!
18 Jul 2015