It might come in at an impressively low-price point, but this classic petrol rotary-mower from British garden-machinery experts Mountfield nevertheless offers rugged build-quality, numerous convenience-features and excellent versatility.
Delivering a hefty 2.5hp to the blade is a compact 123cc STIGA ST 120 four-stroke air-cooled motor which, thanks to its overhead-valve (OHV) design, is characterised by its low-vibration, low-emission performance and superior fuel-economy.
The flexible Mountfield HP46 Petrol Lawnmower doesn’t just cut & collect; it’s also mulch-capable. When operating in mulching-mode, you’ll not only save time as there’s no collector to keep emptying, you’ll also naturally nourish the turf and be left with a neat, clippings-free lawn.
A hand-propelled machine, the Mountfield HP46 excels in terms of manoeuvrability, and will therefore prove a great purchase if you’ve got trees, ornaments, furniture and landscaping to negotiate.
Centralised cutting-height adjustment through the six positions offered makes the pre-mowing set-up a breeze; while Mountfield’s provision of a ‘collector full’ indicator ensures you’ll know in good time when an emptying-stop is required, thereby reducing the likelihood you overfill and block the exit-chute (the space-saving canvas collector holds a substantial 60-litres and benefits from a dust-limiting hard top).
This robust, steel-decked model has a mid-range 46cm cut and is ideal for areas up to 800m2.