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Masport 500 Cylinder Mowers

Masport 500 Cylinder Mowers

RRR, Golf, 6HP
3.4 from 7 reviews · View Statistics

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7 reviews
  • Build Quality
    2.0 (1)
  • Value for Money
    2.0 (1)
  • Ease of Use
    4.0 (1)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.0 (1)
  • Noise Level
    4.0 (1)
  • Safety
    2.0 (1)

GeoffPerth, WA

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.

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  • 3 reviews

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

Date PurchasedJan 2018

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

Date PurchasedSep 2014
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  • 2 reviews

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.

Date PurchasedJul 2016
1 comment

3 years on and today the differential in the rear rollers has failed so no self drive.
There are metal bits rolling around inside. What a piece of junk $1800 worth of headaches, never buy one of these they are rubbish

Scott t

Scott tBrisbane

Very disapointed


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



  • 12 reviews

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.

Dave Hill

Dave Hill

  • 2 reviews

Extremely happy


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



500 Cylinder Mowers

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?

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Steve I.

Steve I.asked

500 Cylinder Mowers

Hey guys. Looking at getting a cylinder mower. Masport or supaswift?

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jacqui p

jacqui pasked

500 RRR

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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Scott t
Scott t

The split rear roller makes turning easier and avoids “scrubbing” up the grass

The 10 blades provides more cuts per meter so you get a finer cut


Yes makes turning easier, however this mower leaves lines in my lawn it really is a very average mower for the price.

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Compare all 5 Masport 500 Cylinder Mowers
CategoryPetrol Lawn MowersPetrol Lawn MowersPetrol Lawn MowersPetrol Lawn Mowers
Price (RRP) A$1,999.00A$1,999.00A$2,099.00A$2,199.00
Power SourcePetrolPetrolPetrolPetrol
Catcher Type RigidRigidRigidRigid
Catcher Capacity70 L70 L70 L70 L
Cutting Deck MaterialSteel
Cutting Width505 mm505 mm505 mm505 mm
Height of Cut7 mm to 30 mm7 mm to 30 mm7 mm to 30 mm4 mm to 30 mm
Number of Blades66610
Weight58.4 kg58.4 kg58.4 kg67.1 kg
Manufacturer Warranty2 year(s)2 year(s)3 year(s)2 year(s)
Engine / Motor
Engine NameBriggs & Stratton 163cc OHVHonda GC160 160ccHonda GX160 163ccBriggs & Stratton 163cc OHV
Engine Type4-Stroke and OHV (Overhead Valve)4-Stroke and OHV (Overhead Valve)4-Stroke and OHV (Overhead Valve)4-Stroke and OHV (Overhead Valve)
BrandBriggs & StrattonHondaHondaBriggs & Stratton
Engine Displacement163 cc160 cc163 cc163 cc
Release dateSep 2010Sep 2010Sep 2010Sep 2010
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