Mountfield SP533 51cm 3.41hp 160cc Self-Propelled Rotary Petrol Lawn Mower
Great mower. Have used it for the whole summer with no problems. Getting the oil level spot on took a little time. Starts first time every time. Grass cut and collection very good. Struggles with long grass as the rear flap doesn't open far enough to let the clippings out, but this was cured by putting a narrow bore bamboo can across the hinges to hold the flap open and increase the flap clearance.
Collecting the grass seems to have limited mole activity which is a blessing and the grass looks really good just after a cut.
The area mown is part lawn part orchard, none of it being particularly level but this mower makes a good job of it.
5 Jan 2015
Good mower but had to go back
I got the mower in April and had used it maybe 5 times on our 90ft garden around 5 times between then and august. The cut is fantastic and it is happy going through some long grass. The box is pretty big. I have no complains about the performance of the mower, however on the 5th use I noticed that the blade had become loose. on further investigation, the housing that the bolt holding the blade goes into was cracked. Screwfix were fantastic about returning the mower and (although this web page says that they have it in stock) I was told it wasn't in stock in store or the warehouse for delivery they refunded me in full. I asked the guy behind the counter if they had any other mountfields in for returns and he said they hadn't so it may just be that I had a duff. Not sure whether to go for another mountfield or not but will buy through screwfix if I can as they were so good at dealing with the return (they even emailed me the receipt that I couldn't find)!
19 Aug 2014
This MOWER is a GOER
fabulous machine that takes the hard work out of grass cutting
26 Jun 2014
Having done a fair bit of research into my first petrol mower I settled on this. Strong engine and rigid frame make this a proper tool for the job. Only made a few cuts with it but exactly what I was looking for.
Well pleased. Assembly was easy (which was a good job as instructions weren't brilliant).
Would definitely recommend with the usual screwfix ease of delivery etc.
21 Jun 2014