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★☆☆☆☆
Mountfield SP470

“mountfield frountcut mulching ride on lawnmower”

Written on: 15/01/2013 by tinysandra (1 review written)

Purchased a Mountfield front cut ride on mulching lawn mower model 1125m in July 2008 for £1249.00 from R.H. Crawford of Firthville Boston Lincolnshire. Over the next 18 months the machine was a nightmare broke down many times cant remember how many on a couple of occasions I even had to ring R.H. Crawfords to come and take it out of my garden as could not get it back to my garage. Did not keep records as did not realise would have reason to do so as Crawfords did repairs under guarantee… Read Full Review

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Mountfield SP470

“brilliant mower”

Written on: 12/11/2012

brilliant mower had it for about 9 10 years never been serviced or anything and just gets fuel put in it everytime it runs out never has had an oil change or anything only topped up and runs fine use it about 2 times a week dureing the summer to cut all our lawns approx 100 foot long and 20 foot wide plus front lawns plus nans lawns also picks up brilliantly in the wet and wet leaves too starts 1st to 3rd pull everytime has the odd sputter when cold now but brilliant for the money… Read Full Review

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Joylee's Comment

Written on: 20/04/2013

This mower durability is superb and had this for more than 8 years and still kicking grass!

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Mountfield SP470

“It's killing me”

Written on: 10/10/2012 by Breezer88 (1 review written)

Two years old and it will just not start. Clean petrol, new plug, new oil, stripped carb and cleaned, great spark and fuel going in. Air filter replaced, still dead. It is going to council dump this afternoon. I am getting an Atco electric start… Read Full Review

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Mountfield SP470

“Wheels lock up”

Written on: 18/09/2012

If u use this mower without the grass box or in grass with cuttings on it the grass gets stuck in the wheels and locks the wheels up. The mower then gets harder and harder to push until u pick the grass out which is very difficult and annoying. Find a mower with proper wheels… Read Full Review

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Mountfield SP470

“Mountfield are rubbish”

Written on: 07/05/2012

I had it for 16 months cord broke then recoil does not work it seems to be one problem after another will buy a different make next time… Read Full Review

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 05/06/2012

My time is worth money. I had been researching, radnieg about coupon saving etc for some time before hearing about Mrs. Smith taking her class saved me tons of $$$ in the hours I saved by having the information given to me. Not to mention the night was fun, I saw some old friends, made some new ones, got out of the house for a few hours. The $15 is a drop in the bucket compaired to the 100 s of dollars I have saved. Follow up support, has been great too. So to say that the info may be available online, is true, however sometimes hard to find esp for those who are not too internet savy I say the class was worth every penny and every penny matters

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 30/07/2012

BQ hp470 lawnmower - briggs sttraten engine very good but mountfield mower is just one problem after another. wheels fall off, adjusters break plastic bits not up to the job, nuts& bolts loose and fall of. before end of 1st season machine replaced under warantee. next machine the same had to strip mower and repaire it myself...........engine no problem.

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★★★★★
Mountfield SP470

“Amazing product”

Written on: 05/04/2012

Really is easy to use and with great lines on the grass, easy to empty box and does not eat the lawn… Read Full Review

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Written on: 05/06/2012

should be a drain on the bottom of the enngie , either a square plug or a 1/4 drive plug, if you don't see either you will have to take the oil fill cap off and tip the enngie over to drain it out of the oil fill, I have a pressure washer that has to be drained this way.

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Mountfield SP470

“Great value but it has its faults”

Written on: 28/02/2012 by retaylor (1 review written)

This is a review of the old mower about 2003 model. It's red. Good stuff... Very forgiving and easy for anyone to get a great finish every time, and really easy to cut up to walls/edges because of the deck setup and the position of the wheels. Very simple to use. Lightweight, at only around 25kg it's about the lightest self-propelled, petrol mower there is. Has a Briggs and Stratton classic engine which is very well supported by any service centre and generally lasts longer than the rest of… Read Full Review

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Guest's Response to retaylor's Review

Written on: 05/06/2012

Im not sure if this will help or not but I have used a lot of old lawn mowing eieupmqnt and one thing I know is that they sure don't make em like they used too. But they are drawbacks to the old ones like its sometimes hard to find a specific part or I have to jimmy rig something of my own to get my JD started. The new ones are OK I guess even though finding one without plastic parts on it or in it is tricky so find out how much to fix the old one before you go looking for a new one.

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Dorchanthings's Response to retaylor's Review

Written on: 06/06/2012

Hi. I am also a garden lover. For this I maintain a small garden in front of my balcony. I planted many plants & specially the rose plants. I love them more in comparison to any other plant.

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★★★★★
Mountfield SP470

“I have owned this mower for many many years and have...”

Written on: 07/09/2010

I have owned this mower for many many years and have only had it serviced once. Starts on the button every time. Easy to use, and in my opinion well put together. I'd thoroughly recommend this mower to anybody… Read Full Review

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Mountfield SP470

“Had mine (470) for 7 years following 2 or 3 other ones...”

Written on: 30/08/2010

Had mine (470) for 7 years following 2 or 3 other ones from different makes which were unreliable. It has gone on for 7 years and still going fine without a single problem except that the self-drive cable stretched and needed adjustment. Reading the other reviews there is clearly a quality control problem as they're either unltra-reliable from day one or utterly unreliable form day one.
Personally, I'm moving to the Channel Islands and I;ve bought another one from B&Q there and will leave this… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆
Mountfield SP470

“Reliable hard working lawnmower, have used on my own...”

Written on: 26/08/2010

Reliable hard working lawnmower, have used on my own lawn and also on 10 other lawns as I set up lawn mowing business.
Simple to start and operate, light enough to lift in and out of van.
Maintenance straight forward, manual not very comprehensive suspect they want you to take it to a dealer for service, but changing oils, cleaning air filter straight forward. Spares readily available… Read Full Review

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Mountfield SP470

“Our SP470 is 7 years old and never faltered until this...”

Written on: 08/08/2010

Our SP470 is 7 years old and never faltered until this morning, when it has started to splutter, petrol and oil fine. Will book it in for its first ever service. This mower has been through a lot and until today it has been nothing but excellent… Read Full Review

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Mountfield SP470

“bought my mountfield from b&q £229,wheel fell off and...”

Written on: 31/07/2010 by lickleweed (1 review written)

bought my mountfield from b&q £229,wheel fell off and pull start broke in first week,took it back and got a replacement,wheels fell off,nuts and bolts work loose,drive shaft slips,handle works loose,plastic engine cover fell off and wont go back on,engine and blade vibrated itself loose from housing(Extremely Dangerouse),after 14 months iv had enough of it(fed up of picking up the peices and screwing back on)iv finaly got a mower that does exactly what its supposed to (weibang).
mountfields are… Read Full Review

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Mountfield SP470

“I bought my SP470 second hand when it was a year old...”

Written on: 29/07/2010

I bought my SP470 second hand when it was a year old but like new. I have had it for over 2 years now and am impressed with it. Not only does it cut my garden but I also have do 6 others that I do regularly. It has never missed a beat, gives a good finish and can cope with quite long grass.It is nice and light so is easy to lift in and out of my van. However the front wheels are starting to turn in and look as if they could come off soon. Reliable and easy to use machine comes highly… Read Full Review

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Mountfield SP470

“Crappy product, front wheel fell off after 2 hrs,...”

Written on: 26/07/2010 by ratherbesculling (1 review written)

Crappy product, front wheel fell off after 2 hrs, drive failed after 10 hrs, was fixed and failed immediately - aviod like the plague, engine appears strong… Read Full Review

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Mountfield SP470

“What a dreadful mower! The pull starter handle broke...”

Written on: 11/07/2010

What a dreadful mower! The pull starter handle broke after a couple of days. The plastic top cover fell off a week or so later, and won't fit back on. After 12 months, the front wheels have splayed out. And then the push bar/handle broke. Mountfield now won't replace the mower because it's over 12 months old (even though it's still in warranty), and won't fix the splayed front wheels (saying I've caused this myself somehow!) Their customer services are apalling ... they don't reply to… Read Full Review

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Mountfield SP470

“I have found the engine starts very well but the...”

Written on: 06/07/2010

I have found the engine starts very well but the construction is flimsy with wheels woobly after a few uses. The pull cord has snapped and the mechanism appears to be riveted to the engine. If you ring up the maintenance phone line they are worse than useless - apparently replacing a pull cord is too complicated for them to deal with, they promise to give you a number for Briggs and Stratton (engine makers) and then they hang up… Read Full Review

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Mountfield SP470

“dont ever buy one of these mowers as soon as the...”

Written on: 25/06/2010

dont ever buy one of these mowers as soon as the warrenty runs out they go bang? and the comlaints depatment are just plain arrogant… Read Full Review

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Mountfield SP470

“My previous Mountfield died after 20 years of great...”

Written on: 16/06/2010 by SarahTT (2 reviews written)

My previous Mountfield died after 20 years of great service, so no shock that I replaced it with another similar machine. But what a disappointment this machine is. It needs constant maintenance. In particular, the self propelled drive belt comes off too easily - you can fix by removing the battery, then the battery housing (there's a screw to remove, then lift and pull) and then you have access to the pulley. The build quality is poor. The engine is good. After 2 years the machine looks like… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆
Mountfield SP470

“bougth my mountfield 474 at B&Q thought the name said...”

Written on: 10/06/2010

bougth my mountfield 474 at B&Q thought the name said it all, got one cut and the pull cord system broke currently on my fourth replacement pull cord in two years . apparently a common fauly (dealer says) when it breaks down again
i will buy honda… Read Full Review

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Mountfield SP470

“I've had my 470 for 8 years and has given me no...”

Written on: 08/05/2010 by ajkillick (1 review written)

I've had my 470 for 8 years and has given me no trouble. I change the oil and spark plug every 2 or 3 years and sharpen the blade. This year the engine started to hunt and sounded like it was misfiring. I changed the worn carbuettor diaphragm (£1.75) which is a common fault and now it runs like new again… Read Full Review

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