Mountfield SP533 51cm 3.41hp 160cc Self-Propelled Rotary Petrol Lawn Mower
This mower is well constructed and I can see we should get good service from it. If you only have a small lawn then this is not the mower for you as it is not very manoeuvrable. Still the wide cut is idea for the larger areas.
Paying this much though I would have thought providing a 0.55l bottle of oil for it would have been appropriate. Be very careful when putting the oil in as it is not very easy to see the level on the stick.
Assembly is easy enough, but the instructions are pretty dire.
28 Apr 2015
Mount field SP533
Very good lawnmower. Easily assembled.
Started first time. Good clean cut of grass.
14 Apr 2015
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