Have owned this mower for 18 years and after all these years of abuse it just keeps going. Being in the mowing business I use it on extremely rough overgrown terrain and normal lawns on a frequent basis. It has rarely caused me any problem other than normal consumables (blades and occasional drive or cutter belt which are priced under $40 each) . Easy to maintain and repair and parts both genuine and aftermarket are always available. I use it on large and small blocks with beautiful results without a catcher. If a mulching plug is used be prepared to go through blades quite quickly but in all honesty no mulch plug is needed if you use a correct mowing technique. 10 out of 10 for build quality and cutting quality.
Pretty good but not as robust as advertised.
Purchased my Greenfield Fastcut 9 months ago. I've only had two issues with it and to be fair I drove and cut over some fairly rocky terrain. 1st problem is something blew a hole thorough my deck. 20 cent price hole, must have been a rock but to puch through the steel I was shocked. 2nd incident the main brake came undone. Sent it in for repairs 500 dollars later and a full service no more issues. Cuts nice and runs well. Not too bad on fuel. Not as robust as they claim but still decent. I'm happy with it.
- Fastcut Twin Briggs & Stratton 32 (Steel Deck)
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I don't recommend Greenfield
I have now been waiting for nearly 2 months to have a new deck put on my mower. The local agent has told me that Greenfield is out of stock of this part. I wonder why? Are there so many owners needing them they can't keep up with demand or do they not bother supplying parts once we have bought their mower.
I bought a Greenfield largely because it is Aussie made and as well I thought it would have been made for Australian conditions. However I now think they are not made for Australian conditions at all – only for a nice smooth lawn. The cut...ter disk is too weak and easily bent. The deck has holes in it from where stones or the blades have hit it due to the bending up of the disk. The deck needs to be made of strong steel and not a weak alloy. I've only used it for a total of 17 1/2 hours! I bought it about in Nov 2012. Frankly I wish that I had bought some imported mower. It would have saved me some money and I can't see that it would be any worse than the Greenfield. I wouldn’t recommend this mower unless you have only a very smooth area to mow.
Great for clearing ferral blocks and ok to poor at everything else
Well built for sure. Powerfull. Loves to plow through long overgrown underthatched ferral yards with ease. Not great or even good at much else. Turns like a boat. Cuts unevenly on slight slopes, If you end up frustrated halfway through a 7 point turn and attempt to speed up the process, you will tear the turf due to live axel. You really aught to read up on hydro drives single wheel and live axel drives before you decide if this machine is for you. I didnt realise I would be purchasing a mower that steers this poorly. It kind of boggles my mind..., we put a man on the moon... I Have considered putting a weight on the front to keep the tires from just skipping forward in turn possition while i try in vein to steer this thing but.. idk Good mower for what its good for. Im a contractor and have accepted that i will need many tools for different jobs a machine thats cuts well with a floating out front deck that turns on a dime and has an great catching system that improves my cutting time and makes work a joy (caugh, Walker) Or get this greenfields 25/32 with a steel deck for Feral Cheryl her 4 foot marshmallow weeds and the occasional brick. God knows the walker couldnt do what my greenfields does and I wouldnt use the greenfields for anything else.
Awsome Beast which will cut anything with ease
I have just purchased a Fastcut 32 with the Kawasaki 21.5hp V-twin to replace my old 16/34 Deluxe (see another review by me). The old mower had clocked up 2,000 hard hours and whilst the motor and body was OK, the drive needed some work. The 21.5hp for the 32 inch could be regarded as an overkill, but the smooth running Kawasaki and V-Twin sound and the ability to cut long thing wet grass in my paddock with ease was the selling point. There is little that has changed over the years. The same solid build quality and proven drive system remains t...he same. Nice recent aditions are the easy seat adjustment, emergency foot brake, more positive lock on the cutter lever. Given that over 15 years nothing much has changed indicates Greenfield have got it right. Comparing this to my old mower, the 32 inch fastcut lacks headlights (who needs these?), the wider cut (dont notice much difference and gives me slightly more time to enjoy ther V-twin), slightly larger tyres (the ones on the Fastcut 32 are fine for my sloping rough bush paddock), and the diff lock. I was interested to see if the fixed axle would cause scuffing or plough steering. Honestly I hardly notice any difference between this and the deluxe with locking diff. No scuffing on my lawn even on tight turns (providing you slow down a bit) Of course the fixed axle will provide no wheel slip on sloping ground. Providing all your driving is on grass, the lack of a diff wont cause any issues. Given the price difference between the standard and deluxe, I would recommend the standard 32 inch as better value for money for all but the largest of properties when you are mowing more than 1 to 2 hectares. Greenfields are more expensive than most others on the market, but you are paying for reliability, solid build, availability of spare parts and I challenge other mowers to take 2,000 hours of flogging. Greenfields have good resale value. I reckon these are great (that is why I bought another) and the ease of cuting either good lawn or long rough paddock grass is amazing. No real niggles - the bigger motor is a bit thirsty and will need refilling every hour or so. Grass still collects on the deck. Heel and toe can be a bit hard to manage for my (very short) wife, particually in reverse (but no problem for my 6 foot frame and size 11 boot). Do yourself a favour and get the 21.5hp machine in Kawasaki Green. It looks, goes and sounds great and mowing the paddock is now something I look forward to. 4 year update. So far no problems. Mower serviced annually and the Kawasaki engine runs like a charm. The drive belt broke after 3 years at 130 hours which I replaced myself. A bit fiddly but following the manual and ensuring the belt was correctly aligned to the pulleys wasn't too hard. I purchased a Greenfield catcher which would probably work better with 4 blades as it does choke up quickly. I would not recommend the catcher for long and or wet grass but does pick up well on the lawn although requires frequent emptying. I am not particularly gentle with the mower and it is used on slopes that exceed the safety recommendations. Overall very happy with this mower and would recommend it for unstoppable cutting in long rough grass as well as a reasonable finish on well maintained lawns. Well Built, Powerful, Greenfield reliability and Australian Made, Cuts long rough grass with ease, will last me out, Update April 2019. I added an extra set of blades which now both make for a smoother cut on the lawn and provide enough lift to fill the catcher. You dont need high lift blades. Four normal blades make more than enough lift for the catcher and general mowing. Running 4 blades does require a bit more power but with the 21.5hp Kawasaki there is more than ample for cutting anything. Still no problems with the mower. Clutches are smooth as when new and cutter belt still looks fine. Strange that there are some negative comments about this mower, perhaps the B&S engines are more problematic, however with my machine I still rate it as Excellent. Now Cox has taken over Greenfield I could not comment on the newer mowers.
Purchased in December 2013 for A$5,100.00.
Questions & Answers
I have 32 inch cut greeny and need to replace a front rim. Anyone know if any other rims fit please as it is way overpriced for a new one genuine. Cannot find a second hand one and need to get it fixed or get a new ride on basically. Thanks guys, Aaron
Hi! I've got to replace a dead battery in a Greenfield Fastcut 32 ride-on mower, but can't work out how to release the old battery from its holding strap under the seat. Can anyone please guide me with this? Cheers and thanks!
My greenfield has 16hp vanguard engine suddenly lost umph.. Revs dropped. Not running roughly but nearly stalls when blades are engaged and u try and mow. Has 16hp Vanguard motor. Any ideas?
Sorry, Vicky, but I would have no idea at all as I'm not a mechanically minded person. Good luck with it.
A little difficult to diagnose without physically hearing and seeing the engine. You say it lost power suddenly but is not running rough kind of points toward one of the cylinders not firing. Whether this is an electrical or mechanical issue I couldn't say. You've probably already checked but the obvious would be check the spark plug caps as 1 may have come loose or fallen off. Any strange engine noises, backfiring or smoke? Does it rev freely and responsive to throttle changes when the blades are not engaged?
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