GardenTW: Petrol lawnmowers
Was a couple of years ago but the cheapest Mountfield with a B&S engine and steel deck from screwfix.Posted 8 months agogarage-dwellerSubscriber
Our local mower place has a brand called Cobra.
Metal bodies, single handle height adjustment.
Equivalent to our Mountfield rs100 is about £160 and there are models going up from there including a much bigger one around the £250 mark.
Had my cleaning of the Mountfield mowers carburettor not gone to plan I think we’d have had one of them.Posted 8 months agokerleyMember
I have had a couple of Mountfiield over the years. They tend to last me about 10 years, roll it out each spring and starts straight away. I wouldn’t bother with weaker electric mowers as these are so easy to run and my garden is fairly large.
Current one is an SP414 and bought direct from Mountfiled as were no cheaper elsewhere.Posted 8 months agoMikeGSubscriber
Lidl had some decent looking ones in today, Briggs and Stratton engine, metal deck and single lever height adjustable – £140Posted 8 months ago
Looks as well made as the cheapy focus DIY one that went to the tip after 15 years of service and neglect earlier this year.
Didn’t have room in the car today but if they’ve any left tomorrow evening I’ll be getting one.joebristolMember
I’ve got a lawnflite which is self propelled and has a roller instead of back wheels so stripes really nicely. Has a Briggs and Stratton engine which goes ok and starts fine. Polycarbonate deck so no rust issues there and looks nice enough (for a mower).
It’s harder to start than my old mountfield which had a Honda engine. I’d say the Honda went through long grass better too – think it was a more powerful engine.
The lawnflite collects grass better than the mountfield though – that used to chuck cut grass about a bit and didn’t compress the grass down on the box so well.Posted 8 months ago
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