This fantastically well-engineered and well-equipped machine from long-established UK brand Mountfield offers an array of premium features and will appeal to discerning gardeners seeking to get that bit of extra quality for their money.
The Mountfield S501R-VLS Roller Mower comes powered by a Mountfield ST170 engine; a cutting-edge 166cc four-stroke motor with a lithium-ion push-button electric starter that will make your life a whole lot easier by eliminating the frustration and sweat that so often accompanies the traditional pull-type recoil ignition-system.
The engine develops a hefty 3.5hp and employs Mountfield’s emission-reducing and fuel-saving OHV technology.
Thanks to its powder-coated, galvanised-steel deck and aluminium fixtures, the Mountfield S501R-VLS has a nice, solid feel and is well placed to handle the demands of regular heavy-duty use.
A generous 48cm width-of-cut and hugely roomy 80-litre catcher ensure a rapid work-rate with minimal time lost for emptying; while a variable-speed transmission works to optimise manoeuvrability and lets you match your forward-speed to the prevailing conditions.
The rear-roller on the Mountfield S501R-VLS Variable-Speed Petrol Lawnmower not only produces an attractive lawn-stripe, it also provides stability when mowing flush along the borders of veg-plots and flowerbeds.
Further notable benefits include a blockage- and spillage-preventing ‘grassbag full’ indicator; and easy single-point selection from the eight cutting-heights provided.
Mountfield are so confident of this model’s build-quality, they’re able to back it with a five-year warranty.