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Masport Bunnings 486 3'n1

Masport Bunnings 486 3'n1

MPN: 578762
3.5 from 45 reviews · View Statistics
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    3.7 (16)
  • Value for Money
    3.8 (16)
  • Ease of Use
    4.4 (16)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.0 (14)
  • Product is used
  • Noise Level
    4.0 (14)
  • Safety
    4.6 (14)
  • Wet / Damp Grass Performance
    3.9 (13)
  • Fuel Efficiency
    4.4 (13)
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Foxy
Foxy
  • 3 reviews
  • 1 like

Disappointed to say the least.

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I’ve had this mower for about 4 years and it has just blown its second engine.

The first time the engine blew it took nearly 5 months to be repaired after Briggs and Stratton did everything within their power to not remedy the problem. The approved repairer said that it was common for Briggs and Stratton to do this and that their customer service was terrible.

Now the second engine has blown I’m not even going to waste my time trying to get it fixed.

Purchased at Bunnings Warehouse.

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Reuben
ReubenWide Bay-Burnett, QLD
  • 6 reviews
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Used it commercially, even though its not a commercial mower

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When I started my mowing business, I had limited capital available to me. As such, I started by buying a cheapish mower that looked like it would do what I needed it to do. I flogged this machine for about 2 years on overgrown lawns that is probably wasn't designed for, and the only major issues it developed were a blocked air filter, and a blocked carby. Both were relatively easy fixes, though the carby took some fiddling to reinstall. I have since replaced this machine, and it is still working hard at my Aunt's place (in the middle of nowhere).

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Tangles
TanglesSouth West, WA

Snapped crankshaft. Replaced blades once

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Have owned this mower for five years and it has been good value. Until today .
As it started the crankshaft snapped, ummm, bugga!
The catcher is a poor design and has several cracks
It has only worn out one set of blades so I hope the five year engine warranty is honoured…..

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Purchased at Bunnings Warehouse.

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Steve S
Steve SSouth East Queensland, QLD
  • 6 reviews
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Blown Head Gasket after very little use, can't get replacement parts.

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Bought from Bunnings, always blew a little smoke when starting,.... no it is not overfilled with oil. Now after two years it fills the whole yard with smoke and is impossible to use without breathing equipment. Turns out it has a blown head gasket. The Briggs and Stratton motor used in this model is not sold in the USA. Local mower shops don't want to know me because I bought it at Bunnings. Contacted Masport to find a gasket, they sent the attached email saying I should contact Briggs and Stratton. Briggs and Stratton said contact your local mower shop. Spent hours trying to get the part. Learn from my costly mistake, DON'T BUY A MASPORT MOWER.

Purchased at Bunnings Warehouse Retail Stores for $489.

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Big Jolly Fellow
Big Jolly FellowSydney, NSW
  • 3 reviews
  • 1 like

No Worries - Cuts the Grass

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Purchased in at Masport for $1,100.

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Started off ok but is falling to pieces at 18 months old.

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Functionally ok until plastic rear chute lift up flap began cracking and splitting, now unable to use catcher. Frustrating as it was the only reason we bought it. Have a zero turn ride on for most and just use this for small yard around house. Very disappointed

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Cvt
CvtGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC
  • 2 reviews
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I’m fussy and this one is really good

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Bought this after a lot of research. First off - it’s easy to put together and I was mowing within 20 minutes of opening the box. It’s very light too and easy to manoeuvre. Easy start and it cleans up well. My grass is thick and was wet and it did clog a bit but it was expecting that and the cuttings were really fine. Really happy with this mower and the results.

Purchased in at Bunnings Warehouse for $519.

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Farmer T
Farmer TEyre Peninsula, SA
  • 2 reviews
  • 4 likes

Great Mow, lousy catch!

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I purchased this mower from Bunnings and am pleased with the mower itself. Mower start easily and cuts nicely as long as grass is not too long. If too long it will start to stop and stop if not pulled back or blades lifted higher. I think the catcher is absolute plastic crap, especially considering the cost of the mower. I have been unable to use the catcher and will be contacting Bunnings regarding the correct installation of it as the instructions are as clear as mud!

Purchased in for $550.

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A good mower, but ....

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I bought this mower from Bunnings 6 months ago and was initially very happy with it. However if the mower wasn’t used for a couple of weeks, it would blow clouds of blue smoke for a couple of minutes when starting. There was no smoke if I started the mower, say, on two consecutive days. Very frustrating. It ran well once the smoke cleared as you would expect from Briggs & Stratton, but the problem has continued. Something is fundamentally wrong the engine.
Bunnings were fantastic to deal with and were happy to change the mower. I decide to move up to a Honda

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Darren
DarrenMid North Coast, NSW
  • 2 reviews

Great value for money

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Purchased recently - used about 5 times. Mow is great, very easy to start.

The only minor issue I have is the catcher is a little smaller than my last mower. I am being extremely picky about this.

Used the side eject for the 1st time today and it was great, ejects the grass well away.

I cannot fault the mower so far and highly recommend it.

Purchased in at Bunnings Warehouse for $499.

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Masport. mower

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I love it so much power and its so lite. Mulching plug works a breeze I have buffalo and it cutters thou that like butter and the cachet is perfect I don't have to empty very often.

Purchased in at Bunnings Warehouse for $500.

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George G
George GMetropolitan Adelaide, SA
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Very good value for money mower.

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Picked this up as a replacement for an ozito mower. Can say it's much better. Only thing I would warn people on, if you're looking to mow thick grass really short then you should consider getting the 490.

For most (99%) jobs this is more than sufficient.

It's light, the catcher catches everything really well. It can cut really short as needed and best part was there was practically nothing to put together. It come assembled out of the box.

Starting is. Breeze, it started first pull straight out of the box.

Mulching performance is ok, but you do need to understand that mulching can only be done on trims, you cannot mulch big cuts back into the lawn .

Purchased in at Bunnings Warehouse for $498.

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kelly
kelly
  • 7 reviews
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Awesome mulcher

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We have average size front and back lawn no need for the catcher have not used it have used it on mulcher everytime and no need to take afterwards we love it and got it on clearance saved $100

Purchased in at Bunnings Warehouse for $398.

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Best mower I’ve used

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Leisha
LeishaGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC
  • 4 reviews
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First one was faulty but replacement works great

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Questions & Answers

Vic C.
Vic C.asked

can i purchase catcher for this modle

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Dwayne H.
Dwayne H.asked

Hi I have a 486 3in1 and was wondering if you could tell me the cut height of each notch on the adjustment mechanism? Cheers

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The Reviewer
The Reviewer

What did Masport say?

Geoff L.
Geoff L.asked

where can I buy a mulcher attachment?

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Cvt
Cvt

Mine was in the box. You might find it already fitted. Once you open up the rear part it’s a semi circle looking piece that wraps around the blades-just makes the cuttings get cut several times by the blades- I find it keeps the dust down too

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Details

CategoryPetrol Lawn Mowers
Price (RRP) $498.00
Power SourcePetrol
FeaturesMulching Capability, Quick-Start Motor and Side Discharge
Catcher Type Rigid
Catcher Capacity42 L
Cutting Deck MaterialSteel
Cutting Width485 mm
Height of Cut6 mm to 72 mm
Number of Blades4
Noise Level 75 dB
Weight28.6 kg
Manufacturer Warranty4 year(s)
Engine / Motor
Engine NameBriggs & Stratton 550EX 140cc OHV
Engine Type4-Stroke and OHV (Overhead Valve)
BrandBriggs & Stratton
Engine Displacement140 cc
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