Nice little mower
I use a push petrol mower for the edges of the lawns, around tree trunks and for the long strip of lawn alongside our driveway. I previously had a Mountfield SP 454 for this job which was quite heavy and awkward to man handle. Having broken that I needed a new mower. I have always found Mountfield to be well made, reliable machines so I decided to get another one. I am very pleased with this purchase, the HP41 has shown itself to be equally well made but lighter and much easier to handle. The height adjustment is a bit of a pain, as you have to adjust each wheel independently and with only a 100 cc engine it struggles a bit with long grass (I'll just have to cut it more often!). Took me a moment or two to get my head around having to push down on the red bulb to prime the engine with fuel instead of a normal choke arrangement but it's not a problem and it does start very easily . The only other difference is that there's no throttle. The engine starts and runs continuously at the manufacturer's pre-set engine speed. Assembly was generally straight forward although there were two badly designed aspects; firstly trying to prise the split plastic tubes that form the connector components to join the fabric grass collector to and over the metal framing of the grass collector (I nearly just threw that in the bin), and secondly, putting the oil into the engine. You have to pour it into the dipstick hole which is buried at the bottom of the engine and partially obstructed by the mower deck. No filling tube or long thin funnel is provided to make this task easy.