Efficient fuel consumption
Simple to start up
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.
Purchased in October 2019 at Bunnings Warehouse for $599.00.
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 December 2012 at Bunnings Warehouse for $579.00.
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.
Purchased in February 2015 at Bunnings Warehouse.
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
Purchased in August 2019 for $480.00.
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
Purchased in April 2019 at Bunnings Warehouse.
Better with age
After first picking this up at the local Bunnings I took it home and couldn't start it.
I was loathe to return it as I didn't want to deal with all the hassle of warranty claims and wait times so I persisted. After about an hour watching puffs of white smoke and it not starting I tried some Start Ya, and after a few pulls it roared to life.
Had it for a few months now and it starts first or second pull every time. Impressed with the high quality and ease of use and it's multiple features.
Worried at first but it's definitely been a good buy.
Purchased in February 2019 at Bunnings Warehouse.
Hard Grafting Residential Mower with Commercial Grunt.
It’s now been 6 months of hard running and the jury on my Masport is in. She’s a ripper!!! Guilty of being awesome. Why is she an awesome ripper you ask? Here’s why.
Straight out the box, easy to set up, she felt solid. Padded grip, tight pull chord, weighty and generally well built. At almost $600 she wasn’t the cheapest mower at Bunnings but she felt like my money’s worth. Checked the 4 blades were secured first, filled the oil sump and unleaded fuel, (remembering that almost all push mowers have an open sump and shouldn’t be tipped on...their side once the oil is in). The first pull was flat. The fourth she kicked in and ran smooth and quiet. She cuts lawn just fine. The wheels are big so she rolls well. The padded handle is comfortable. I don’t like the mickey mouse catcher. It’s too small for the quality and size of the mower and has to be emptied way too often. The revs run low, which for me coming from an old, loud Rover, takes some getting used to. On the “wild” side of my block, with the mulching attachment on, she excels and can be put to hard graft. I run her at top extension and she chews up tussock, leaves, sticks and occasional dog bones. The real surprise is the chipping chute. I thought this would be one of those ‘extras’ that didn’t really function properly. WRONG. That chute has been fed up to 1 inch diameter branches, fronds and slices through them. Truth be told, I think our mower does more chipping than mowing. It’s a MACHINE. So good for making quality mulch.
Purchased in September 2018 at Bunnings Warehouse for $580.00.
great multipurpose mower
So I bought this along with a new whipper snipper ready for the rainy season. Our old one still usable but struggled to keep up. This machine does heavy duty works, large and heavy enough to stay on the ground and mow our entire yard evenly in one go. the catcher is roomy so I don't need to keep empty it up unless I mow green branches and weed from my veggie garden. The engine is covered properly, made by Briggs&Stratton (625exi). Overall it has a great design with wood chipper although it is a bit lame since we can only put 35mm branches, this is mainly good for palm fronds. Easy to start, so far no problem. Noise wise, it is bearable.
Purchased in December 2018.
I recently purchased this mower based primarily on the reviews here. I have used it several times and am really pleased with every aspect of it. The mower has started first time every time with no choke or priming to fiddle about with. As a left hander, I find the pedal to allow the handle to tilt forward when emptying the catcher very useful. As the mower is so easy to start I now can switch it off when emptying the catcher. The engine also has a governor which means you set the throttle to maximum and it will automatically rev up or down depe...nding on the height/thickness of the grass. I don't imagine I will have any issues with this mower but will update the review if I do. Update to this review after 10 months use. Mower is still going great! No damage, stills starts easily and mows perfectly.
Purchased in January 2019 at Bunnings Warehouse for $499.00.
Questions & Answers
Good morning I have a Masport Morrison 490 chipper catcher mower I need a diagram of the front axle setup
I don’t thinks consumers would have this unless it is in your manual
Has any user had experience with whether 788310 blade/bolts can be used on this mower. I've read they seem to be the same as 783529 which is only a two blade/bolt set?
Pity you didn’t ask Masport
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- 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.
|Category||Petrol Lawn Mowers|
|Features||Mulching Capability, Quick-Start Motor and Side Discharge|
|Catcher Capacity||42 L|
|Cutting Deck Material||Steel|
|Cutting Width||485 mm|
|Height of Cut||7 mm to 71 mm|
|Number of Blades||5|
|Manufacturer Warranty||4 year(s)|
|Engine / Motor|
|Engine Name||Briggs & Stratton 625EX 150cc 4-stroke OHV|
|Engine Type||4-Stroke and OHV (Overhead Valve)|
|Brand||Briggs & Stratton|
|Engine Displacement||150 cc|
- MPN: 578763
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