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Written on: 20/05/2015 by Rowallen94 (1 review written)
Only buy this mower if it is a present for somebody you really dislike. It is the mower that hates cutting grass. It is a pig to start even when hot. The grass collector only half fills and then it backs up and cuts out. It takes me 3 times longer to cut my lawn than it used to with my old mower. You are constantly emptying a half full bag and then trying to restart it. The engine is no where near as good as the Briggs and Stratton, it doesn't so much struggle with long grass, it simply refuses… Read Full Review
Written on: 12/07/2014 by Arthur327 (1 review written)
my neighbour who is now 82 yrs old, bought one these mowers in 2010 from b and q, paid almost 400 pounds, has been used 4 times in 4 yrs, struggles to start, wont run properly, every time it gets tried it has fresh fuel,new spark plug, still no joy, i feel this is not fit for purpose.so if you are looking for a good mower DONT BUY one of these… Read Full Review
Written on: 04/08/2013 by Tricknick21 (1 review written)
Bought this as a demo from local dealer in east yorks Scrutons Only had this 11 months and its build quality is awful Air filter housing has dropped off! Sheared bolts Starting to rust on the frame Really disappointed as it starts well Unfortunately the dealers and Mountfield have been very unhelpful Please don't buy this machine I'm now writing it off and going for a Sanli They look much better made The Mountfields are made in Italy Probably have the quality of a 1970 fiat!! Plain awful… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/05/2013 by caroledge (1 review written)
After six months it's now obvious: This mower is not up to the job. I upgraded from a small mountfield self-push, so why does it take nearly twice as long to mow the same lawn? mountfield have attempted to create a mid-range mower but compromised ALL the features. Basically, it's a big car with a little engine. A Ford Focus trying to be a Range Rover and failing dismally. mountfield marketing call it 'high specification' but the SP535 is a spectacular fail. High specification maybe, but low… Read Full Review
Written on: 08/05/2013
I have a uneven 2 acre lawn and the Mountfield sp535 does the work well and the lawn always looks brilliant when it is cut. I love the way it starts first time but it has an awkward grass collector so I just don't use it. I like the way 1 tank of fuel lasts about 2 hours of mowing. I am very happy with it… Read Full Review
Written on: 08/06/2012
Lawn mowers have chegnad a little bit. I think new ones tend to be more maneuverable and faster. But they're still basically the same. Except that I think new ones tend to break down just a little bit easier than the older ones. Some of our neighbors have brand new ones and seem to have troubles with them every other week. Now Lawn Boy seems to be a decent brand, but not quite up there with Craftsman and John Deer and a few others. But it's still good. So what it really depends on is what is… Read Full Review
Written on: 18/05/2012 by BBQKID (1 review written)
Bought this unit 4 years ago and used weekly during growing season on lawns covering 600 sq metres. The unit is totally reliable but initially had problems starting from cold. I realised fairly quickly that the choke was not fully actuating and could not be adjusted. This problem was overcome by jamming the sharp end of half of a wooden clothes peg (as a wedge)into the choke operating mechanism of the carburettor, opening the throttle as wide as the cable will allow and hey presto, this unit… Read Full Review
Written on: 27/06/2011
Entering it's second season now, this is giving us problems with the plastic bodyparts falling off and now we find these are not warranted. Poor after sales service. The engine is fine; the various bolt on components on the chassis are not robust to give a long service life. Very disappointed… Read Full Review
Written on: 07/04/2011
I bought one of these 2 years ago. Like other reviewers, it's often hard to start, but eventually gets there.
My problems are with the front wheels. On both now, the adjustment lever has broken. One one, it means that the front wheel now no longer supports the machine. Couple that with the fact that the propulsion has just packed up, and I'm of the view that the machine is designed around the warranty. Not too impressed!… Read Full Review
Written on: 22/01/2011 by EJservices (1 review written)
A fantastic mower, i have been buying mountfieds for my grasscutting business for years and this is by far the best one. Its strong and it cuts low enough for my customers… Read Full Review
Written on: 11/09/2010
Excellent mower, with a very powerful drive system - my lawn is on an incline, and this mower pulls very strongly and doesn't even break a sweat.
It has very good grass collection and has reduced my emptying stops by 50%.
I've had no issues with starting/ignition which have been mentioned previously - It started from first pull straight out of the box, and has done every time since. The engine is also very fuel efficient, which is also another bonus!
I previously had a Mountfield 46cm… Read Full Review
Written on: 24/04/2010
really hard to start - but then my husband had a genius idea - remove the cover to the spark plug and use a hair-dryer on the to warm the plug - 15 - 20 seconds later the engine starts with no problems at all!… Read Full Review
Written on: 20/04/2010
Like several other reviewers I have had nothing but problems with starting this machine from new. The engine will run well once it is actually started but it is simply impossible to start it in less than 20 minutes. It feels like there is too little compression for the engine to start easily. Changes of spark plugs, air filters, oil etc all fail to improve what is a terrible machine. I paid £300 for mine just 18 months ago and it will be heading to the local refuse tip next week because I… Read Full Review
Written on: 01/08/2009 by clockhead (1 review written)
Faulty engine, very, very hard to start. Mountfield after sales were useless, first port of call wasn't taking work for 6 weeks ,second point of call I couldn't get past answer phone. Took it back and got my money back… Read Full Review
Written on: 03/04/2009
Purchased a Mountfield SP535, assembled without problem, read instructions, filled with Mountfield oil, filled with correct petrol, engine refused to start. Called Mountfield who talked me through the fault-finding process and gave up - machine is faulty, supplied a return code so I can get a refund… Read Full Review
Written on: 11/09/2008
I'm a gardener and I'm coming to the end of my 2nd season with the Mountfield SP535. It's been worked hard and apart from the above and three blades, it's still running fine… Read Full Review
Written on: 01/10/2007 by KevinLangan (2 reviews written)
I bought the Mountfield SP35 lawn mower, having scoured hundreds of reviews, and I could not find any engine that is more reliable than a Honda.
I have had several mowers over the years; from generic DIY store models, to a Lawn King (Briggs and Stratton engine). The Lawn King gave up the ghost recently - drive system failed, and then the body started to rust through. It was cheaper all round to invest in a new mower. I have always been of the opinion buy cheap buy dear, so I took the plunge… Read Full Review
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