Written on: 04/06/2013 by Pete.L (1 review written)
I always believed that Mountfield represented good quality. Just how wrong can you be ? My SP536ES has got to be the worst piece of machinery I have ever bought. Things keep breaking. In fact when I bought a spare part from a dealer, he asked me how many I wanted ! The drive belt keeps falling off. The brittle plastic belt guard has shattered. The battery compartment has fallen apart. The air filter cover doesn't fit properly, causing it to fall off, leaving the filter bouncing across the… Read Full Review
Written on: 11/03/2013 by sadie1 (1 review written)
I brought the lawn mower in 2010 right from the start it would not start (forgive the pun)!! phoned B and Q told me to go to local agent who told me I had hit a stone! I told him that, that would have been a miracle since the machine had not started since coming out the box!. 1 year on noticed oil coming out of the crankcase I took it to a local lawn mower repair centre, after laughing and saying not another idiot buying one of these he told me that the engine is made in china and we would get… Read Full Review
Written on: 21/07/2012 by gryoungs (1 review written)
Bought a Mountfield from B and Q mistakenly thinking it was a quality product. Had it two years. The gear cable has snapped twice (repaired under warranty) but now the front wheel assembly has sheared off (and the other wheel does not look too robust (the mower is now out of warranty). Each front wheel is only held in place by a plastic housing which is far too flimsy… Read Full Review
Written on: 27/06/2012
bought it 2 years ago,starts easily, cuts well but front wheel assembly fell off inside 6 months , had to take to local agent for repair, the handle fixing bolts constantly work loose, the grassbox is difficult to empty due to the wedge shape of it in common with other mowers-do the designers ever try the products before sales begin?, now the petrol tank has started to leak,I will not buy another mountfield product based on this experience… Read Full Review
Written on: 30/04/2012
i have a very large garden and should have a ride on mower, but i bought this machine as it was more affordable. i use this machine weekly and it has never caused me any trouble .It starts first time and the motor pulls it up very steep slopes .I would highly recommend this mower… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/07/2011
Bought 2 years ago from B and Q on special offier. Now selling at over twice the price. I use it for semi commercial use and it is used most days of the week Three gardens are large. Tennis court plus. Have found it to be a top notch machine. Runs sometimes for three hours with no hiccups. Gives a beautiful cut complete with stripes. It is amply fast enough for a good cut but speed can be increased by turning the throttle stop screw. One of the beast lawnmowers I have used… Read Full Review
Written on: 05/06/2011 by jsluke (1 review written)
Earlier this week I purchased a Mountfield Mower. After assembling the mower, I started it and immediately it over-reved. When I cut the engine there was a distinct smell of burning and a load of grey smoke. I called the Mountfield Helpline on the instructions and was informed that the spring on the throttle cable was probably bent. I was told that I should call a local agent to have the mower repaired. I was told that I would have to cover the cost of transporting the mower to the… Read Full Review
Written on: 03/05/2011 by rickster32 (3 reviews written)
Wish I'd read the reviews before splashing the cash on this. Pretty disappointing to be honest, my trusty flymo (12 years old) that broke was far better.
I was totally duped into the power drive feature - which in my opinion is pretty useless. My garden is larger than average and this doesn't help in the slighest.
The only positive for me is the grass collector that works quite well… Read Full Review
Written on: 02/05/2011
Bought this machine last year (as temp replacement for commercial use) and it has now run for around 150 hours.
Both front wheel plates broke and replacements were sent free from mountfield for me to fit, else I could take it to a dealer.
It is slow from factory, but you can adjust the running speed by tweaking the throttle stop screw above air filter. Zoom!!
It is heavy, has wide cut and good on fuel… Read Full Review
Written on: 18/04/2011
It was a good price at B+Q, wouldn't want to pay the prices elsewhere. It really isn't very strong, the front wheel is off, and is very poorly built. Watch the plastic covers over gears too, as the can chafe out quite easily. I can't see it's built to last. A lot of plastic… Read Full Review
Written on: 15/09/2010
Too slow, front wheel mounts too flimsy (just broken one and having real trouble getting replacements), can't deal with THICK grass it just clogs up,the protection for the drive belt isn't up to it and therefore belt gets clogged with grass clippings, drive belt jumps off (but easy to fix - if you're prepared to cut a bit of plastic to get in to it, same as repair companies would), broke the bit of metal that retains the starter cord on the 4th use, the difficulty getting spares. Basically only… Read Full Review
Written on: 11/09/2010
I have only used the Mountfield SP536 twice since buying it and I am more than happy with the results. It was very easy to assemble and started first time. It left a nice tidy cut and had no problems collecting long damp grass (about 6") on the second shortest setting.
The power drive is the perfect speed for my liking, not slow at all. The mower itself is a bit on the heavy side but the power drive more than makes up for this.
My only complaint, and I'm being really picky here, is that you… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/06/2010 by 1Golfer (1 review written)
What a load of rubbish!!
Used only once... the power drive is like a snails pace.
the grass collector does not sit correctly so you get covered in grass.
The staff at B&Q are a disgrace they diddn't want to know and expect you to drive around the country taking the faulty good to a service agent.
DON'T TOUCH A MOUNTFIELD MOWER WITH A BARGE POLE!!!… Read Full Review
Written on: 02/05/2010
Bought the Mountfield 536 yesterday and I may be the best purchase yet this year. Going from a Flymo, the difference is like night & day.
The unit was easy to assemble and cut my large lawns in no time.
I read the review about the unit being slow and this is rubbish.
Got 15% extra off from B & Q which made it even better.
If you want a petrol mover....I would strongly recommend buying this model… Read Full Review
Written on: 16/03/2010
Disappointing - it's very slow - I want to push it but it won't go any faster than a slow dawdle - I bought the machine from B&Q a couple of days ago - local dealer has had a look but says that my machine is typical… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/09/2009
i have a hilly garden and this Mountfield SP536 mower goes up the hills no problem, it starts 1st time (unless theres no fuel)i als cut the neighbors lawn who is elderly, the mower is slightly larger than most standard mowers but the self propell makes up for that… Read Full Review
Written on: 22/04/2009 by c9813524 (1 review written)
After reading the reviews on this website for the Mountfield HP474, i decided against that model and went for the 'top of the range' as it was billed. I assembled it, followed all of the instructions, and managed to mow roughly a strip of grass 2 metres long before the engine cut out. It took me 20 minutes to get it going again. I then managed to cut enough grass to fill the grass box, but when I tried to start the mower again, it refused. After about 20 pulls on the start cord, it snapped -… Read Full Review
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