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Written on: 04/09/2014 by JadonDoherty (1 review written)
Realise that the Mountfield sit on (1438SD) is a cheaper machine than some others. Good, seems quite reliable, but needing careful use. - It seems to have a reliable engine. Always starts when the battery hast been left by us and not kept trickle charged! A solenoid went after 3 years, and was relatively easy to replace. - Also use a funnel with a fuel filter, otherwise we found the petrol fuel filter clogged causing unsteady running. Easily cleared the filter by taking it off and blowing… Read Full Review
Written on: 03/04/2011
completely agree with the first review - this looks like a solid mower, but it's really quite flimsy, the mulching facility is useless if you're cutting more than 2 cm of grass or the grass is a bit damp, the deck gets clogged and you end up having to rake the grass up - not brilliant if you're mowing around 2 acres! we've also had problems with belts getting shredded @ £95 a pair... and the throttle refuses to idle...
not recommended at all, in fact, I'd do my best to dissuade anybody from… Read Full Review
Written on: 27/07/2005 by 710gerry (1 review written)
We bought our Mountfield 1438M SD ride on lawn mower last year. We followed the advice of the sales person suggesting that this machine was reasonably well built, and could last for at least the next five years. We got it serviced after the first season but this (the second) summer we had several problems with the cutting deck and the belt. Also, the mulching facility is not what we were told. The grass clippings are not really mulched when the grass is longer than about half an inch. This… Read Full Review
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