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Masport 500 Cylinder Mowers

Masport 500 Cylinder Mowers

RRR, Golf, 6HP
3.1 from 8 reviews · View Statistics

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8 reviews
  • Build Quality
    2.0 (1)
  • Value for Money
    1.0 (1)
  • Ease of Use
    3.0 (1)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.0 (1)
  • Product is used
  • Noise Level
    4.0 (1)
  • Safety
    4.0 (1)
  • Wet / Damp Grass Performance
    3.0 (1)
  • Fuel Efficiency
    2.0 (1)

This mower is a blot on the previously good name of Masport


The design of this mower is poor. The motor controls (throttle, choke, fuel and ignition are all placed on the side of the motor within easy reach of every bush, stake, tree, shrub etc that you go past in the course of cutting the grass, with consequent unexpected stops or other alterations to the motors running.
It, after only about 5 years in use, is now waiting for the 5th time to be taken for repairs so I can finish cutting my grass.
Undoubtedly the worst quality lawnmower I have ever owned, and that includes the 60 year old second hand Morrison I had for a few years before this one.
This is used on a relatively large suburban section, but level and relatively even.

Purchased at E Hayes, Invercargill New Zealand for A$1,750.00.

Build Quality
Value for Money
Ease of Use
Cleaning & Maintenance
Noise Level
Wet / Damp Grass Performance
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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

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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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