Sub standard Manufacturing
On the 25.5.16 I purchased a new Masport 500 Reel Mower. Within 12 months the blades were still spinning in idle, now in 2019, the clutch has totally fallen to bits. I asked a professional lawn mower contractor about the Masport clutch durability, where he stated a good reel mower will get at least 2,000 mows before the clutch needs adjusting. I avg 20 mows per year which means I have only used my mower approx 60 times cutting clean roll on buffalo lawn. The repairer just shrugged his shoulders, stating, he has seen it all before so many times.
Purchased in May 2016.
Love my new reel mower
I could not be happier with the way this mower is my old reel mower used to though the cuttings under the catcher even after adjusting the deflector this one right in the middle. Very easy to maneuver the mower cut of grass is better than my old mower which was a mow master commercial mower. Maintenance is easy i got the HONDA motor can not be happier
Blades won't stop spinning when idle
Cuts ok when reel is sharp have to sharpen reel every 5 mows though the reel doesn't stop spinning also when it is at idle so it's still cutting the grass whats allready been mowed on the slightest slope the left hand side digs in the turf and really scarfs my lawn so dam annoying never buy another one didn't do enough research
Not very happy with this product
I have used it 4 times and its been back to the shop twice already for warranty repairs. The first time was because the blade does not stop turning when you throttle back to change the catcher, this was modified by the shop and when I got it home it was still doing it. Back it went and they changed the clutch and when I got it home it still is not fixed. Not going to bother taking it back until next service. I won't buy another masport again.
Bought this mower with the expectation Of quality but was very disapponted, for the first 3 months of owning this i was constantly trying to get it to cut level, ended up taking it to a shop and they found it was set correctly and worked out the bed knife is wider than the rear roller so it leaves a lip on both side of every cut, dealership didnt want to help and masport just gave a default reply and sent me the manual wich i obviously had and said to try something that was. Already mentioned that i tried in the email sent to them so be sure to test before you buyn a total waste of $1800
What mowing is all about
Had new lawns laid in zoysia matrella. Bought a massport reel mower as the turf does not cut well with a rotary mower. The results are fantastic. People walking past ask if it's real turf. The mower starts every time (Honda engine) and does a great job. Important to keep the reel to bed plate adjustment right. Don't do as the shop that sold the mower to me said and leave that to them for its yearly service. It needs adjustment as per the Massport handbook every couple of months or so. All in all very pleased with the product. Buy the way, it's self-propelled not a push mower.
I'm extremely happy with this reel mower. Gives a fantastic cut, starts first time every time. I have the larger Honda motor so cannot comment on the Briggs and Stratton motor. Has the split roller which makes it easy to turn on the spot. Very easy to operate and i am glad i bought a new mower.
Questions & Answers
How can I stop the front roller from pushing down the grass so it doesn’t get cut. Is the front roller too low or is this is what happens normally. Could I just remove the front roller?
what is the advantage of a split front roller as against full steel roller? and what is the advantage of a 10 blade as against a 6 blade reel? My use is for maintaining a croquet green.
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