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Mountfield 1538M SD Lawn Tractor (Special Offer)

Regular Price: £1,749.00

Special Price £1,499.00

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Description

As with all Mountfield lawn & garden tractors, the 1538M-SD is characterised by its superior build-quality; attractive, up-to-the-minute styling; and impressively low price-point.

It’s a dual-capability machine, with mulching and side-discharge modes offered as standard. Mulching is the obvious choice when looking after a formal, regularly trimmed lawn; while side-discharge will come into its own on the sort of long, damp grass found in meadows, paddocks and orchards.

Versatility is further enhanced by a tow-bar, which opens-up the possibility of working with one of the many trailed attachments that are available from MowDirect.

Under the bonnet of the Mountfield 1538M-SD Side-Discharge Lawn Tractor lies a high-performance 452cc GGP engine that’s the result of ten-years of rigorous testing; and which has been specifically designed for use on garden tractors. It’s an OHV-type unit, so low fuel-costs and quiet, low-vibration operation are guaranteed.

The Mountfield 1538M-SD employs Mountfield’s ContraFlo cutting-system, whereby the powerful airflow created by the counter-rotating action of the two blades works optimise performance when it comes to both mulching-capability and quality-of-cut. The blade height can be adjusted through seven stages between 25 and 80mm, so you’ll have no problems managing changing conditions.

Thanks to its five-speed manual transmission (plus reverse), you can drive the Mountfield 1538M-SD at a speed that best suits not only the grass-type you’re mowing, but also the nature of the terrain you’re negotiating.

Wide profile tyres provide the grip you’ll need when operating on hilly or muddy ground; while twin headlights mean you’ll be able to carry on working safely in low-light conditions.

Features

  • Advanced purpose-built Mountfield engine for smooth-running and quiet operation
  • Wide 98cm cutting-width for fast cut on areas up to 8000m2
  • Ideal for mowing long, wet grass found in orchards, paddocks and border areas
  • Mulching-function for lawn areas requiring more frequent mowing
  • Five-speed transmission plus reverse drive
  • Large-size wheels for rougher terrain
  • Electronic deck-engagement for ease of use
  • Tow-bar included for a wide range of optional attachments such as trailers, rollers, aerators, etc.
  • Twin headlights for safety and better visibility

The Brand

About Mountfield
The Mountfield name has been associated with quality lawn mowers, garden tractors, ride on mowers and garden equipment for nearly 50 years.

Mountfield is part of the GGP (Global Garden Products) Group who manufacturer of one of the largest ranges of lawnmowers and garden machinery in the world. Based in northern Italy, GGP are the market leaders for ride-on mowers in Europe with an estimated 39% market share.

Mountfield lawnmowers and garden equipment are distributed in the UK by GGP UK Limited who operate a comprehensive service dealer network. Mountfield is Britain's favourite brand of petrol lawn mower and their ride-on mowers & tractors have been sold in the UK since the 1970s.

Premium Service

MowDirect pioneered the supplying of ride-on mowers on the internet back in 1999 and we are now the largest supplier in the UK.

We got here because of our knowledge, our passion but most of all because of our service. A service with a difference. A premium service - as standard.

Our Premium Delivery Service includes:

  • Assembling your product to save you the time & hassle of doing this yourself
  • Undertaking a complete manufacturer’s PDI (Pre-Delivery Inspection) in accordance with their established guidelines
  • Testing all controls and working mechanisms on the machine to ensure they are in perfect working order
  • Fine tuning the engine to ensure it is running at optimum performance levels
  • Cleaning and polishing your new ride-on to ensure it arrives with that sparkling new feel
  • Providing detailed instruction guidelines on how to get going with your new machine and a Free Technical helpline should you need any one-to-one assistance over the phone
  • Fixing your ride-on mower to one of our specially designed purpose-built pallets and providing protective covering to ensure your product arrives in perfect condition

We also promise to keep you fully informed every step of the way and will work hard to ensure your buying experience - from purchase to delivery - is as simple and stress-free as we can make it

You will receive a 'phone call from us to discuss your shipping schedule before the goods are dispatched and a further call from our shipping company to agree a delivery time that suits you.

In addition, we offer the most comprehensive back-up service in the industry. As well as our Free Technical Helpline and MowHow, our store of free, practical information, we provide full back-up support in the event of any manufacturing faults with your machine.

That is what we mean by Premium Service.  We look after you every step of the way. As standard.

Specs

Additional Information

Engine Make Mountfield
Engine Model Series 7750 OHV
Engine Type Petrol 4-stroke
Engine Capacity 452cc
Engine Power 11.2hp / 8.4kW @ 2800rpm
Engine Cylinders Single
Engine Starting System Electric Key Start
Engine Fuel Tank Capacity 6 Litres
Transmission Manual - 5 Forward / 1 Reverse
Drive Rear Wheel
Speed 9.7km/hr (Max.)
Cutting Width 98cm
Cutting Heights 25-80mm (7 Positions)
Height Adjustment Single Lever - Spring Assisted
Blade Engagement (PTO) Electronic
Turning Circle 140cm
Blades Twin
Grass Collector No
Mulching Yes
Side-Discharge Yes
Headlights Yes
Cup Holder Yes
Seat Highback / Adjustable
Deck Washout Port Yes
Anti-Scalp Deck Wheels Yes
Tow Bar Included
Front Bumper Yes
Wheels - Front 380mm (15")
Wheels - Rear 460mm (18")
Dimensions (HxWxL) TBC x 120cm (105cm without Side Deflector) x 172cm
Sound Level 100dB (A)
Weight 164kg
Lawn Size Up to 6000m2
Warranty 5 Years

Fact File

Mountfield Lawn & Garden Tractor Mowers

Mountfield Lawn & Garden Tractor Mowers offer cutting edge style, build quality and performance at exceptional value for money. The Mountfield name has been associated with ride-on mowers and garden tractors for more than 30 years. With Europe's number one range of lawn and garden tractors you can be sure your investment is protected through tried and tested performance and reliability. Our typically wet conditions result in prolific growth of grass at times when only the best designed lawn & garden tractors are able to deliver year round performance - Mountfield's 'ContraFlo' cutting system is amongst the best.


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GGP Engine.

GGP Engine.The 14.5 HP GGP engine powering this tractor is the result of 10 years of development and testing. It has been engineered to offer improved quality and performance and was designed specially for this type of tractor.


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5-Speed Transmission.

5-Speed Transmission.The Mountfield 1538M SD Lawn & Garden Tractor has a 5-speed transmission with reverse enabling you to work at your own chosen speed. The gear lever is conveniently placed within easy reach on the side fender.


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Large Sized Wheels.

Large Sized Wheels.The Mountfield 1538M SD Lawn & Garden Tractor has oversized wheels to enable it to handle more difficult terrain.


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Large Size Cut.

Large Size Cut.A quick on lawn areas up to 2 acres can be achieved thanks to the Mountfield 1538M-SD's large size 38" cutting deck.


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Headlights.

Headlights.Twin headlights aid visibility in low light making the Mountfield 1538M SD Lawn & Garden Tractor suitable for year-round work.


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Review

Overall score : 4.8 /5 (32 Reviews)

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Excellent service Good customer contact, delivered as promised, driver from palletway very helpful considering we are down a very awkward farm track, helped me unload, waited until it was checked.
Put in fuel, started up cut two acres of orchard same afternoon never missed a beat!

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Review by Mark McCallum / (Posted on 10/07/2020)
Very good Lawn tractor. Been using for the last 2 years. promptly delivered fully assembled. No fuss starting the machine.
Easy to operate. Good cutting quality. Reverse cutting is bit fiddly. Have to keep pressing a button whilst reverse cutting. It can interfere with steering. A switchable button would be a better option.
Good maneuverability. Battery needs charging if left for a week. But comes with trickle charger.
Mulching is very useful and good function
It managed a hectare of my grass land all at one go.
I have about 4 acres. But i do in 3 parts as I am bit scared to push it to the limits.
I might need a bigger machine. But am happy to have bought this lovely machine.

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Review by akrishnamurthy / (Posted on 04/06/2020)
Great purchase at a very fair cost Very pleased with my new tractor. Arrived promptly and once unwrapped and fuelled was ready to go. This replaces my previous Mountfield tractor purchased in 2003, and is quicker and easier to utilise. Well worth the price and recommended if you typically have 3 or more acres to maintain.

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Review by Adrian Stewart / (Posted on 31/05/2020)
Good Mower Cuts well and leaves the lawns looking amazing. Not designed to go through the rougher parts of the garden - thorns and nettles - but manages nonetheless with some brambles and higher grass on the lower gears. Really good mower and useful for dragging a trailer around to pick up garden waste. Economical. Easy to drive and manoeuvre for older members of the family, as well as teenage kids (on a low gear).

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Review by Dom Wightman / (Posted on 29/05/2020)
Good cost effective machine This mountfield performs very well, does everything I need on a fairly bumpy sloping paddock, should have bought one years ago.

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Review by Peter Hodgson / (Posted on 08/04/2020)
Mower Absolutely delighted with it.

Couldn't write earlier as couldn't use it because of so much rain. As you can imagine the grass was rather long by then and thought i might have to strim it first, but I have a friend who uses them all the time, and it cut it with no bother and he said it was a great lawn tractor

Must also thank MowDirect for such a quick delivery .

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Review by Norma Macdonald / (Posted on 29/08/2019)
Great Mower Great value and service. The delivery guy was brilliant.

Mower is excellent and cuts through even long damp grass easily. It's even cutting the oats that some muppet planted in our field instead of grass.


Recommended!

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Review by Happy Mower Man / (Posted on 07/08/2019)
Excellent Value and Performance The mower arrived on the day promised, although with no time slot advised, apart from 10 mins notice from the delivery driver. Once offloaded from the van the mower was difficult to remove from the wooden pallet, which I had to saw parts off to release the mower.

It came fully assembled as promised and is easy to operate as per the detailed instructions. The mulcher is really effective, as I previously used a collector, and saves a lot of time and compost space.

Overall a good service from the supplier, at a competitive price, and great performance so far.

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Review by Colin / (Posted on 23/05/2019)
A Good Little Mower A good mower that cuts the grass well. It has a good turning circle so it's quite easy to get into most of the nooks, crannies and corners. the buying process was painless and the tractor arrived within a few days of ordering. 4 stars for build quality - just because so many of the parts are plastic (bonnet, rear wings etc), not for the build quality itself.

My only criticism is that the clutch and brake are on the same pedal (1st part of movement is clutch, last is the brake). This makes it quite difficult to operate the clutch without slamming on the brakes !!! This makes it quite hard to approach an obstacle head-on and feel confident about getting close but not too close.

I also find the reverse override something of a nuisance, but as this is a safety feature I suppose it's just a matter of getting used to it.

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Review by Brian / (Posted on 04/07/2017)
Does the Job Delivery quick and was very helpful as our house is not the easiest to deliver to. The mower appears solid with lots of safety features, albeit it takes a little while to get your head around what you can do with the grass cutting feature on.

Cut is good and drives well. Would recommend.

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Review by Simon / (Posted on 05/06/2017)
Well-built Mower that Gives a Good, Wide Cut After a couple of uses only, this seems a very good machine. It replaces my 20-year old MF 10-10, so, it has taken a little getting useD to, particularly the additional safety features. So, I've stalled several times when going into reverse with the cutters still engaged and without pressing the override button.

But, the cut is good, its width being important as well as the fact that it extends to, or just beyond, the wheel track, allowing successful mowing close to borders, walls etc.

I chose side-discharge because my grass is often damp or slightly long and, with my old MF 10-10, I got sick and tired of continually having to unclog the chutes. The penalty is having to gather together the clippings - often done by higher-speed passes post-cutting - before getting them into a barrow. The mulching function I've yet to try.

Incidentally, the mulching plate was a beggar to remove the first time. A description in the manual about a quarter-turn of each of the two screws would have helped but, even then, the lugs wouldn't clear the retaining clips, which had to be unbolted to free the plate.

Another niggle is the pictograms that show whether the cutting blades are engaged or disengaged - they are almost identical and the differences don't make much sense! A clearer indication of whether the knob should be up or down for disengagement etc. would be helpful. Notwithstanding, I have high hopes this mower will last at least the 20 years that my MF 10-10 lasted. It certainly feels well-built.

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Review by OneTimeRedhead / (Posted on 26/04/2017)
Good value. Does the Job Well. You can start using this as soon as it is delivered although I always read the manual first. The delivery driver helped me lift the mower off the pallet, as the suggested method of breaking the pallet into a ramp would have been difficult - the blocks didn't move at all with a few hammer blows.

The mower performs well, there were only a few bits where the mulch left any visible grass cuttings. It also moves quite quickly and took very little time to mow a large lawn. The turning circle is pretty tight but could be a little better. When turning back on yourself at the end of the lawn, it does leave quite a large area you have to go back and cut. It couldn't manage to get very far up the slopes in my garden but they are quite steep.

The levers are very stiff, my wife really struggled to change the cutting height. Not sure if they will ease up in time. It does have a great feature for attaching a hose to wash the blades. And also a cup holder.

It looks OK, but unfortunately like many ride-on mowers it comes in that horrible machinery red. I wish they did a black version.

Overall I think it's pretty good and I don't think there is much better available in this price range.

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Review by Alan T / (Posted on 22/04/2017)
Very Good Very good Lawn Tractor.

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Review by linda mills / (Posted on 21/04/2017)
Excellent Service The mower arrived when expected. Excellent communication from MowDirect. Packaged very well.

Lots of instructions! Followed those instructions, re charging of battery etc. Started first time. Nothing else to say really.

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Review by Norman Hunt / (Posted on 03/04/2017)
5 Years on...... Bought this mower from MowDirect 5 years ago to replace a very ancient Countax which finally gave up. The Mountfield has been used to keep an acre and a half of unruly French field grass nicely in check over the past five years with excellent reliability.

Had one new transmission belt and two new cutting deck belts and plenty of oil changes in 5 years hard work but still cutting perfectly. Only problem has been the flimsy hand brake mechanism, but not even bothered fixing that for four years.

Excellent little workhorse!!!

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Review by Michael Dutch / (Posted on 03/11/2016)
Top Ride-on New mower arrived Thursday. All good, works a treat, and much better than my old one. It cut the lawn very well despite long grass.

MowDirect did a top job.

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Review by Steve Lethbridge / (Posted on 10/10/2016)
Great! Amazing value and great service from MowDirect!!

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Review by Ray Ingram / (Posted on 20/09/2016)
Excellent Mower and Service. Excellent mower, excellent service, my lawn never looked so good. Mower is very easy to use and clean, Highly Recommend.

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Review by Martin Clafton / (Posted on 09/08/2016)
Very Good at its Job The gears are very lumpy and not smooth to change, but on the whole it's a good mower.

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Review by Tim / (Posted on 14/05/2016)
Delighted After a lot of research I decided on this Mountfield and I am extremely happy with my final decision.

The service I have had from MowDirect has been first class from the moment of placing my order to the actual delivery. They kept me informed at every stage and I can only say I wish more firms were as efficient.

If I ever need any other gardening machinery I will certainly use Mow Direct again,

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Review by George Page / (Posted on 12/05/2016)
Love It Nice tractor, I love it.

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Review by Mike / (Posted on 16/04/2016)
Great Value Great delivery and communication, driver was excellent and explained how it worked. Next day, off I went, breezed through grass - although dropped a lot on first cut - but since I've cut it more regularly the mulching comes into its own. My only gripe would be that the the gear change is not very smooth when engaging the clutch but it's only a minor point. In all very decent build and ride.

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Review by Dan / (Posted on 29/09/2015)
Excellent Service I Placed an order on the internet and within a couple of hours I had a call from MowDirect telling me they could give me the same mower, previous model. All features were the same if not better at a lower price. I accepted this offer and it was delivered to me the same day. Free Mulcher and tow bar included.

It arrived fully prepared, so I did not have to assemble anything. It was ready to ride immediately. You could not ask for a better service.

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Review by Patrick Moore / (Posted on 31/07/2015)
Excellent Product Can't fault the mower at all. We have about an acre of meadow and orchard and what used to take 2 days to hack down with a strimmer, is now cut with ease in less than an hour.

Easy start and easy to operate, the mower is perfect for keeping the grass at a sensible height. A good range of adjustment on the cutting deck means it can cope if grass has got a bit out of hand.

Looked at several other machines but this one ticked all the boxes. Have a Mountfield push mower and saw no reason why its big brother should not be of the same quality. Very pleased.

Thank you to MowDirect for delivering with no hassle and on a pallet ready to go.

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Review by S May / (Posted on 21/07/2015)
Excellent Purchase Great customer service and a great product. Was cutting grass within 30 minutes of the mower arriving, tall grass too.

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Review by Jamie / (Posted on 07/07/2015)
Does the Job I was looking to replace a 20 yr old mower that had done sterling work on the rougher areas and paddock. This had finally died so the grass had grown well.

This mower did a neat and efficient job on the longer grass, cant comment on what it would be like on a more pristine lawn.

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Review by Phil / (Posted on 05/07/2015)
Fantastic Mower, Fantastic Service from MowDirect Brilliant service, from the moment we placed the order, which was for a 60th birthday present, they did everything they could to ensure it was a secret right up till it came off the lorry

The mower itself is easy to use, goes great across the terrain and cuts perfectly. Father in law was very happy with it all, couldn't have asked for anything more from the mower or MowDirect, would definitely buy from this company again

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Review by Colin Hall / (Posted on 10/03/2015)
Just Arrived, Read instruction, Started Mowing - Great First of all - great service in ordering and delivery.

Mower is well built -started using it straight away. Seems to do the mulching very well. Cuts the lawn in half the time of my old grass collecting ride on. Definitely feels like a good buy.

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Review by Aidan / (Posted on 28/02/2015)
Very Good Great ride-on lawn mulched. Mowed over 5 acres with ease. 4 of the acres are horse pasture so very bumpy and it has been great.

The clutch and brakes are very sharp though and you feel like you're in a race car!! Great mower for the money.

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Review by Liz / (Posted on 13/07/2014)
Great! Absolutely delighted with this mower and with the service.

Really solidly built and coped well with the grass which had got a bit out of hand. Wondered whether it would manage without a pre-cut - but it worked brilliantly.

Easy to use with minimal practice

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Review by Stuart Dobson / (Posted on 12/06/2014)
Works well I took a long time choosing because part of my grassed area slopes quite steeply. This copes with that slope ok, better than I do! It's easy to start which is a plus. The gear shift seems a little fiddly at first and reverse seems a bit high. The steering seems sensitive but you're sitting close to the ground on a fairly small machine so this does take some getting used to. I'm delighted with the purchase though. Also with the customer service which was really really good.

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Review by Peter Barley / (Posted on 19/02/2014)
Does all I need Arrived, well packed & ready to go.
My order was delivered much quicker than expected by a very helpful delivery man.
I have fairly steep slopes & my paddock, but after a short while I got the hang of using the engine to control my decent & not the brakes.
Delighted with the product.
Cutting grass is not a chore anymore.

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Review by Richard Matthews / (Posted on 22/08/2013)
£1,749.00

Mountfield 1538M SD Lawn Tractor (Special Offer)

  • Advanced purpose-built Mountfield engine for smooth-running and quiet operation
  • Wide 98cm cutting-width for fast cut on areas up to 8000m2
  • Ideal for mowing long, wet grass found in orchards, paddocks and border areas
  • Mulching-function for lawn areas requiring more frequent mowing
  • Five-speed transmission plus reverse drive
  • Large-size wheels for rougher terrain
  • Electronic deck-engagement for ease of use
  • Tow-bar included for a wide range of optional attachments such as trailers, rollers, aerators, etc.
  • Twin headlights for safety and better visibility

Regular Price: £1,749.00

Special Price £1,499.00

FREE SHIPPING
Delivery is FREE* if you spend over £50.00!

Orders below £50.00 are charged at £5.95.

Our full shipping policy is here

* Some geographical exclusions apply
  • Delivery 4-7 Working Days
  • Arrives Fully Assembled, Ready to Use
  • 5 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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