- Excellent Mountfield Again
Excellent Mountfield Again Needed a larger self-propelled mower. 3 weeks in and it has coped as expected with controlled speed up long steep lawn. If you have it on low speed the engine noise is minimal!
The controls are easy, the box big enough, the mow height adjustable to what I need and the starting is a single long slowish pull. Cannot fault is so far and service from MowDirect was spot on.
- Good Choice
Good Choice Nearly five stars for everything. The 4 star for ease of use is merely because it is quite a heavy machine (certainly compared to my last Mountfield which was a 45cm cut) so getting round tight corners is a bit trickier.
The build quality was nearly given 4 stars, but that was possibly my fault, as when used for the first time one of the circular knobs which connects the handles vibrated loose (despite me having tightened it well) and at the end of my mowing session it had fallen off. (I consequently ran over it unknowingly and cut it to pieces). I had used the supplied washer as instructed but a 'spring' washer instead would probably have prevented this. So new owners beware.....the circular knobs need to be tightened extremely well.
However it seems a solid machine and am quite happy with the purchase.
- Very Good
Very Good Grass box smaller than I would have liked, but excellent product that cuts very well
- Good Machine
Good Machine I ordered the Mountfield SP533 looking for a sturdy reliable machine at a good price. Excellent service from MowDirect. Machine delivered the next working day. Easy to assemble and started first pull. Easy to use and cuts well. If I could change one feature, it would be to have a bigger grass box.
- Really good mower
Really good mower Really pleased with this mower. Grass had got far too long after old mower broke but coped quite well on highest setting. Easy to use - really good mower
Great Received with no problems, set up was easy BUT poured oil into fuel tank by mistake.......Mountfield should put the warning to fill up with oil on THE OIL FILLER NOT the petrol tank.
Apart from that works well (after clean out). Had to cut very long grass -no problem apart from emptying the grass collector. Found the self drive very useful.
- Excellent product, Five Stars
Excellent product, Five Stars Excellent sturdy product, arrived quickly and made light work of the first grass cut after winter. Very good price for a reliable make, exactly as described. Took a few goes to start it for the first time but the description warns of this and once started for the first time it was easy.
Thoroughly recommended for medium to large gardens.
- Excellent Product and Service from Seller.
Excellent Product and Service from Seller. This is the second time I have purchased this model mower from "MowDirect" for mowing the surrounds at our bowling club. One slight glitch with the first purchase. The drive belt came off. I refitted this myself with no difficulty. I'm told that it was probably an error in assembly at the factory.
Subsequently, the mower has performed perfectly. Hence the purchase of another so we can have two people cutting at the same time. Well pleased me and well pleased club members.
- Great Mower On Dry Grass, Poor Collection On Wet Grass
Great Mower On Dry Grass, Poor Collection On Wet Grass I've been using this mower all summer and it works well and does a good job. However I have a couple of grumbles that stop the mower being a truly great machine.
The first is the size and sturdiness of the grass collector. It fills quickly and requires pushing back together occasionally. Also it does not collect the grass well in the wet. Yesterday it had rained before I started mowing. I couldn't put it off as the grass is still growing strongly. Collection of dry grass is usually effortless. However in the wet the grass quickly blocked the mower outlet and couldn't struggle into the bag.
- Quality Product
Quality Product Quality machine which both feels and looks good. Even though it is a fairly heavy mower, it glides along quite nicely and smoothly, partly due to the quality of its wheels - so much so that I have not had to engage the self-propulsion system that often.
The height adjustment is easy to use and much sturdier that on the some of the smaller models. The grass collector would seem large enough at 60 litres but, it does fill up rather quickly, suggesting it could do with being a bit bigger.
Tip - try and get assistance when taking out of the box (especially the less muscular amongst us!).