Lightweight and easy to push, but featuring an engine that really packs a punch, this impressively low-priced entry-level machine from MD is ideal if you’re looking to step-up from an underpowered mains-driven mower.
The engine itself is a GGP SV35 Easy-Start; a four-stroke unit that has a cylinder displacement of 150cc, and which benefits from the employment of the Italian manufacturer’s emission-reduction technology. As the engine-name suggests, starting will prove fast and headache-free.
Key to the almost effortless manoeuvrability of the MD 40P is its robust but nevertheless ultra-lightweight polypropylene deck, which also has the advantage of being rust-resistant (the overall weight of the machine is a minimal 22kg).
Four Quick-Step height-adjusters make it simple to select one of the five possible heights-of-cut (25 – 75mm); while the provision of a high-capacity 40-litre grassbag means the job can be finished without many time-consuming visits to your compost pile.
The MD 40P Petrol Push Lawn Mower has a compact 39cm width-of-cut that makes it the sensible choice if your lawn has garden-features; trees; flowerbeds; and narrow paths and gateways to deal with.
Also worth noting is a space-saving fold-down handlebar, which can be quickly collapsed using a hand-wheel; and an Operator Presence Control, which enhances user-safety by cutting the engine when you let go of the ergonomically designed bail-arm.