With great features and superior build-quality, the hand-propelled Mountfield HP454 delivers the kind of cutting-power, durability and ease-of-handling you'd would normally expect to find way up in another price bracket.
Supplying the power is a Mountfield engine; a 140cc four-stroke air-cooled unit with overhead-valve (OHV) technology for smooth, low-vibration operation with reduced emissions and improved fuel-economy; and a well-engineered recoil mechanism for dependable pull-starts in both the short- and long-terms.
The Mountfield HP454 Petrol Rotary Hand-Propelled Lawnmower has a 45cm width-of-cut that ensures the efficient coverage of lawns up to around 600m2, while being compact enough to make it easy to manoeuvre around and between obstacles. Manoeuvrability is further enhanced by its lightweight build (25kg) and slightly larger rear-wheels.
Thanks to its aerodynamically-optimised deck-shape, which means clippings are driven at speed into the roomy 55-litre catcher, the Mountfield HP45 excels when it comes to bagging in typically damp British conditions.
The collector is made of loosely-woven fabric that lets air flow through so as to ensure it gets fully packed. A hard plastic top prevents hayfever-inducing dust from rising in drier conditions.
This model offers simple single-lever height-of-cut adjustment through five positions, from a low 20mm for a close cut on formal lawns, up to 70mm for the successful management of longer, rougher grass.
Also featured is a fully foldable handlebar that works to save space in your shed or car-boot.