Great. A high performing mower, although the manual gear box takes a little while to settle in. The manual isn't for everyone but I decided to go for this not only because it's cheaper, but hopefully less things to go wrong in the future. Yes this is made largely of plastic unlike mowers of old, but his means no rust and a long life hopefully too.
In particular I like the tight turning circle, and the automatic blade engagement. The seating position is good, and the engine seems to run smoothly, and has enough power in the right gear.
I don't like then safety cut-out so much but they are there for a reason. In particular I go through quite a few gates, and each time I get off to either open or shut the gate the mower cuts out. I am not sure this is any good for the mower (constant starting up) but only time will tell. You get a battery charger included so I guess that's something.
The first time I mowed, the grass was long and it was amazing how quickly the collector filled up. So I am tempted by a mulching plug for when I am not able to stay on top of the mowing through the growing season. Now it's shorter the mower seems to deal with mowing/collection and fairly good speeds which is great. Time cutting the lawn has gone from about 4 hours+ to about 20 mins!
Overall highly recommended, most mowers are more expensive and with this Mountfield you get quite a lot of bang for your buck. I went for the tractor as opposed to the lawn rider because we have quite a bit of uneven ground, with slopes etc. We also travel through fields to get to some places we mow so needed something slightly more substantial. Even if your garden isn't quite as big as the sites suggest they need to be for a ride-on (often 0.75 to 1 acre), the time saved is immeasurable.
So if you are deliberating as I was (for a number of months) just go for it!
- Excellent bit of Kit
Excellent bit of Kit Have used it once since delivery, did an excellent job on my nearly half acre of lawn. Saved me hours in mowing. Easy to use. Came all assembled just had to hook up the grass collecting bag add some petrol and away I went. Should have bought a sit on years ago. Now have more time to sit in the garden and read my book.
Delivery driver was very courteous and helpful. Only one little point I would have like to have been given some idea of a delivery slot instead of just Tuesday.
Would definitely recommend MowDirect.
- Excellent Product & Superb Service
Excellent Product & Superb Service Purchased to replace a ride-on mower which expired with Peerless transaxle problem after 12 years use.
The tractor has only been used twice in between the terrible wet weather we have experienced in East Anglia, but with the twin cutters discharging via a large central chute there has been no clogging with wet cuttings. Plenty of power and excellent turning circle. Drive take-up a little harsh, but improving as drive belts etc. bed in.
Bought knowing that I would still have a Peerless transaxle, but this is the devil I know rather than the alternative hydrostatic transmission. Seen this model offered at over £2000 in Garden Centres. If you live in East Anglia this is the place to go for a good deal and excellent service as I found out when loosing / misplacing the key and instructions - all replaced next day FOC What else can I say A1 all round.
- Great Product and Service
Great Product and Service I purchased the lawn tractor as it was taking 3 hrs to cut the lawn. It now takes me 20 mins and the quality of cut is excellent (Even wet grass). I had a few questions after delivery and the staff were extremely helpful, and went out of their way to help. The delivery was prompt and friendly.
The tractor itself is quite difficult to get used to as it's very jerky on pulling off (pulls wheelies) and it made me wonder whether the hydrostatic would have been worth the extra, but you soon get used to it. The grass collector is great and easy to empty. Its the first time I have operated a 'sit on' and they are great fun also, though I do miss the stripes I had with the push mower.
Would definitely recommend this company if you are thinking of buying one. I can personally vouch for the great reviews you see on here.
- Great Lawn Tractor
Great Lawn Tractor Really good buy. We have probably about 3/4 of an acre to mow and this is ideal. Well built and came on a pallet ready to go apart from petrol. Quick delivery too.
It came with a free mulch plug, tow-bar and front bumper all of which are excellent. Went for the manual version rather than the hydrostatic model as I thought there would be less to go wrong in future.
We also use it to drag the wheelie bin up on bin day. I'm thinking of getting a trailer.
It seems like a quality product and I'd definitely recommend it.
- Nice but with One Irritating Design Feature
Nice but with One Irritating Design Feature I purchased the manual gearbox version, so that I'd have direct drive to the wheels on a sloping lawn and generally it does the job, but it has what Mountfield call "Soft Start" a feature designed to soften snatched engagement of gears.
This is great when it does what it's designed for, but it sometimes kicks in when you're going uphill. It's like clutch slip, disconcerting and irritating. My previous tractor mower worked better without it and I find it an enhancement that needs perfecting or removing all together.
- Just What I was Looking For
Just What I was Looking For Very helpful delivery company. Off the pallet, up the drive and cut the lawn, couldn't ask for more. Seems OK on my sloping and undulating garden.
Takes a little getting used to all the safety cut-outs, but they are there for a reason.
- Amazing Service. Very Good Product.
Amazing Service. Very Good Product. Placed the order on a Sunday night. Mower was delivered on the Wednesday morning. A phone call confirming order and delivery was recived on Monday. All very friendly and helpful. The delivery driver was very helpful. The mower was fully assembled and ready to go. I was given a full handover and demonstration .
Everything was checked and all questions answered fully. From start to finish all dealings with MowDirect have been a pleasure.
Don't hesitate to purchase from them.
- Excellent Value
Excellent Value Extremely happy with the service provided. Excellent communication and speedy delivery. Would recommend this company to friends.
Powerful, well-built machine. The clutch/brake combo and gears might be tricky for a novice, but I got used to it within 15 minutes.
- Excellent service
Excellent service When I purchased this lawn tractor, I could not work the gears. So I e-mailed customer service, who replied promptly and the following day sent a van to collect the lawn tractor, but the driver was able to solve the problem and really it was my fault because I was not selecting the gears correctly.
All I can say about this firm is, they are excellent, and have very good customer service.