Masport Bunnings 490 4'n1

Masport Bunnings 490 4'n1

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Masport Bunnings 490 4'n1
4.2

51 reviews

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80% · 415 · 10%

Product is used
  • Weekly
  • Occasionally
Build Quality
4.2
Value for Money
3.8
Ease of Use
4.4
Cleaning & Maintenance
4.3
Noise Level
3.8
Safety
4.4
Wet / Damp Grass Performance
3.9
Fuel Efficiency
4.3
Efficient fuel consumption
Relatively quiet
Simple to start up

Reviews

51 reviews
David D.
David D.Hunter Region, NSW
  Top Review

Good mower, until it rusted out

The mower has worked well for 8 years. Very reliable starting and no operational issues at all. However although the engine is still excellent the deck has now rusted out.

Purchased in at Bunnings Warehouse for $579.

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Dino
DinoWindsor2 posts
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Very happy with this great Mower

There's nothing to complain about this machine, it meets a lot of expectations and it always starts with just one pull. It has a powerful engine in which I just used 80%-90% of its power, the petrol tank is quite huge compared to my older Masport which needed two refills to finished the job, whilst the one I am currently using only needs one round of petrol. The cutting and mulching works great, and I also had tried the chipper which worked fantastically, I was able to feed 10mm up to 20mm sizes of the varying twigs/sticks, but 10mm (personally recommended) was also great. In my opinion, I don't like the sounds of the chipping process with the 20mm. In this model you can also fold the handle in an upright position in just one step with the folding lever, which comes in handy when storing.

With the cleaning, I usually clean the air filter after every use simply just by blowing air from my air compressor and the air filter cover is users friendly, there's need to remove bolts and nuts, it's just the simple actions of snapping the lock with your finger.

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Stephanie
Stephanie6 posts
 

Love Mowing The Lawns!

I love my Masport 490 4’n1 Petrol Lawnmower!! It is so easy to start - every time! And that was the main reason I purchased this mower - my yard has never looked better! It is easy to manoeuvre, has a huge selection of heights, it’s not ear-splitting loud and I love mowing the lawn - I even mow my next door neighbours lawn - and I have the best lawn on my street!! It was a bit more expensive then other brands the same size but definitely worth every penny! I would, without any hesitation, recommend Masport lawn mowers to anyone thinking of purchasing a new lawnmower- I cannot fault it! Show details
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Darryl G.
Darryl G.South East Queensland, QLD
 

Rubbish

I bought this mower in September and it started to get harder to start. I changed filter spark plug and fuel. I took it back to who sent me to a repaired, apparently dust got into the engine and its not covered under warranty. The guy told me he had a couple of other mowers with the same issue. There's obviously an issue that Masport our briggs and stratton are keeping to themselves. Can't believe i spent over $600 on this. I should have kept my rover that had been going strong for 10 years.  Show details
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Robbieo
RobbieoSouth East Queensland, QLD2 posts
 

Very disappointed

Purchased from Bunnings Oct 2019 and have replaced the air filter 5 times. Upon reading other reviews of similar engines, it’s located in a very bad spot just behind the front left wheel which seems like a design fault. Once every 12-18 months I completely understand but not that often. This mower also struggles to collect the clippings on finer grass so obviously it’s takes a lot longer to mow. The mower does start first time and runs really well but that’s about it. I do not recommend this product.  Show details
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Divya
DivyaVictoria3 posts
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Does a good job

bought a Masport lawn mower from Bunnings. It is really simple to operate and the catcher has great storage. I use my lawn mower on quite tall and healthy grass and the lawn mower shows no struggle Show details
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Saurabh Kohli
Saurabh KohliGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC5 posts
 

Amazing Lawn Mower

We bought a Masport lawn mower from Bunnings. It is really simple to operate and the catcher has great storage. I use my lawn mower on quite tall and healthy grass and the lawn mower shows no struggle. Show details
Kaz
KazGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC21 posts
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Does a great job

This mower was easy to set up straight away getting it out of the box. I didn’t bother reading the instructions. Pretty straight forward. Started after a few pulls. So quiet compared to my old mower so that’s a plus. I haven’t yet used the chipper but I love the idea of it as we always have dropped branches on the ground. Definitely recommend! Show details
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Peter C.
Peter C.Sydney Surrounds, NSW2 posts
 
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Havoc
HavocSydney6 posts
 

Can't really fault it for the price

I've had the 490 for a few years now, never had any problems with it. I haven't treated it very well and its only been serviced once since I bought it.
It doesn't love long thick grass, but will handle it ok if you don't use the catcher or mulch plug. It performs well otherwise. The catcher is tiny and I never use it anyway, mulching is the only way to go if you have a big yard. On that note, if you have a big-ish yard I'd recommend something with a larger cutting deck.

Overall decent quality and has proven its durability. Show details

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David.p
David.pMurray Mallee, SA17 posts
 

Cuts okay

Just bought this lawnmower. It cuts okay not quite as powerful as what I was expecting - cut out on thicker grass. Does a nice mulch cut and works well on your normal grass. Does not work very well when going of grass because it brings up a lot of dust and can cut out. Overall I am satisfied with it, but not sure I would recommend due to lack of power compared to price. Show details
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Terry
TerryPerth, WA
 
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AnneL
AnneLSydney, NSW10 posts
 

Great

Purchased for my husband for his birthday. He loves the lawn mower. It cuts great and he actually enjoys cutting the lawns now. Really happy with my purchase. Would highly recommend Show details
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Joe denyer
Joe denyerGungahlin 2912, ACT2 posts
 

Lives up to its claims

The mower works well in wet and dry lawns it catches quite and also pick up other Gardens clippings with ease as well
Throttle on the machine is also very responsive doesn’t stick like some mowers all in all very impressed with fuel consumption as well Show details
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Adrian
Adrian
 

Easy start. Great work hourse

One tank does my whole lawn the back yard is flat but the front has a steep climb the wide tyres make pushing easy over soft soil and rough edges. The mower is very quite compared to my old mower Show details

Questions & Answers

Stephen P.
Stephen P.

The masport 490 has 11 height settings between 7 and 70mm. What are the 11 cutting heights?

Stephanie
Stephanie  

10mm - 70mm

Masport
Masport   DM   

The cut height increments are 6.35mm or 1/4 inch.

Sudhammo B.
Sudhammo B.

Is Masport 490 self propelled?

Masport
Masport   DM   
Gloria S.
Gloria S.

I am 74year old woman the mower I have is hard to push through my thick lawn should I purchase the 350st 518 2in 1 ezi drive I would like 4blades mulcher I have read reviews and I have decided on Masport please help me decide thank you gloria

Masport
Masport   DM   
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Details

Features:

  • The Masport 490 4n’1 Petrol Lawn Mower can cut, catch, mulch, side discharge, and chip, making it a versatile unit that lets you mow your way.
  • It’s powered by a Briggs & Stratton 150cc OHV 625EX ReadyStart™ 4-stroke engine, giving it the strength to tackle your lawn.
  • A 4 blade disc system with increased airflow allows for better catching of grass.
  • The mower weighs 32.26kg.
  • It has a minimum cutting height of 7mm and a maximum cutting height of 70mm, making achieving the right lawn for you a simple task.

Points of praise:

  • Most reviewers found that the lawn mower had impressive fuel consumption, and was economical to run.
  • They also noted that the machine was relatively quiet compared to similar models.
  • According to reviewers, the mower is simple to start up, even after a long period of not using it. Reviewers said that it either started after the first pull, or after just a few pulls.
CategoryPetrol Lawn Mowers
Price (RRP) $599
Power SourcePetrol
FeaturesMulching Capability, Quick-Start Motor and Side Discharge
Catcher Type Rigid
Catcher Capacity42 L
Cutting Deck MaterialSteel
Cutting Width485 mm
Height of Cut7 mm to 70 mm
Number of Blades5
Weight28.8 kg
Manufacturer Warranty4 year(s)
Engine / Motor
Engine NameBriggs & Stratton 625EX 150cc 4-stroke OHV
Engine Type4-Stroke and OHV (Overhead Valve)
BrandBriggs & Stratton
Engine Displacement150 cc
Awards 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2 more
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