No Worries - Cuts the Grass
All I can say is that if you maintain your equipment then your power tools and garden equipment will function as designed. Too many stories of Chinese engines and cheap parts compared to earlier models. I recently pulled my OHV Chinese engine apart - 12 bolts and replaced the sump gasket after 10 years service, pulled out the oil seal really easily and replaced, then bolted up and it started on first pull, oh do not forget to add oil, so many stories of people buying from Bunnings and not adding oil to new mowers - life skills are required to g...et through life! Great mower and fit for purpose - used 1 spanner and 1 screwdriver, easy peasy for a novice to action. Mower is lite weight and really good to push around, grass is nice and green which reflects it likes the mower too. Catcher is good sized - why would you want to pay for the lawns to be mowed when you can own one of these at a functional price - good exercise and beats a walking frame every time - buy one you will not regret it
Purchased in January 1991 at Masport for A$1,100.00.
Started off ok but is falling to pieces at 18 months old.
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
I’m fussy and this one is really good
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.
Great Mow, lousy catch!
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 August 2020 for A$550.00.
A good mower, but ....
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
Purchased in January 2020.
Great value for money
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.
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.
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Very good value for money mower.
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 .
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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
Best mower I’ve used
Purchased this mower from Bunnings the other day after looking thru a lot of these reviews and I’m very glad I did as it helped me make a more educated decision.I honestly couldn’t be happier with this mower and how it cuts like a champ.
It was very easy to start with no primer needed, the lawn I was mowing was the mother in laws and I’ve been a bit slack on mowing as late with Xmas etc so it was well over grown and the Masport didn’t even flinch.
I just used the very handy side shoot as the lawn was to long to be catching and this feature was ...
First one was faulty but replacement works great
I bought this lawn mower today and began mowing my lawn. Mower stopped working after 5 minutes. I could not get it started.
I took it back to Bunnings and it started first go for them.
Went back home and mower started first go, however ceased working after 5 minutes.
I called Bunnings and was advised the grass may have been too long and caused the engine to overheat.
I waited an hour for the engine to cool down.
After several attempts to get the mower started again, it finally turned on. I began mowing with the tallest setting and lawn that h...
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Great reliable mower.
I have only used the mower a few times now, but I am so far very impressed.
It was easy to assemble, and it excellent on fuel, using less than any other mower I’ve ever owned.
Really easy to manoeuvre,.. so far very impressed with the mower.
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Best lawnmower .. our grass is now amazing!!
This lawnmower is one of the best we have ever owned. It starts first time every time, we can do the backyard without having to empty the catcher numerous times too! The catcher is quite large. Pushing the mower is so easy as its smooth and allows us to jot struggle like we did with out last mower. Easy to adjust the cutting levels too. Definitely recommend this lawn mower for quality, price and ease of use!
Good engine and thats about all....
I bought a Masport mower six months ago and things started to break. First the throttle lever stopped working. Works one way only, then the catcher fell apart poor click in design (it comes in two half and clicks together) and worst of them all is the the disc that the blades are on. It broke after six months of use and they won't cover it under warranty claim. Another poor design...... they now have after market kits where they included a strengthening washer to compensate the poor design. Next thing will go will be the wheels bearings. They seem to be rattling .
A good and basic lawn mower.
I recently purchased a 500 E series ‘Briggs and Stratton’ Motor on a ‘Masport’ 620 Chassis and after using the Mower twice, the following comments will be helpful.
The Rubber Primer Bulb is large and easy to press.
Grass Catcher takes a while to fill and is easily removed and replaced.
At only 140cc, the Engine is underpowered for such a large Chassis.
Despite this, the Motor is strong enough to cut long Grass.
The original ‘Masport’ brand cutting Blades are made of thick quality Steel and aren't rubbish. ...Foam Air Filter is easy to remove, clean and install. (Despite the Instruction Booklet stating Detergent should be used to clean the Filter, it’s best to rinse first in Fuel then Water, before adding Oil. Detergent won’t be needed) Engine starts first time and is reasonably quiet, however isnt well designed. (As an example, Spark Plug lead is too close to the OHV Cover) I’d like to see Drain Plugs re-introduced in the Sump Cover, as some people like to drain oil from the bottom, rather than having to turn the Mower over or pump the old Oil from the top. Drain Plugs are options for those who need them. Apart from changing the Oil, Air Filter, Spark Plug and Blades, there’s no further maintenance that has to be done, which is typical of late model Mowers. The ‘Briggs and Stratton’ 440 ml Oil Bottles should be enough to fill the Crankcase. As all Mowers are now sold with Pull Start Rope extended and attached to the Handle, I decided to disconnect mine to enable the Rope to fully retract into the Housing. The Rope then had to be shortened, as it was too long. It’s better to disconnect the Rope from the Handle, as it gets dirty quickly and with exposure to Sun and Water, will eventually deteriorate. Dust will also find its way into the Rope housing. A small problem presented itself after doing the above, as the Rope Handle got in the way of the Oil filler Cap. To get around this, pull the Rope out about 30 cm and wrap in around the threaded section below the Fuel Cap which will be enough to hold it. Regarding the ‘Masport’ 620 Chassis, I had extreme difficulty raising and lowering the Deck to adjust Blade cutting height. The side Lever is difficult to move and will be returned to a Dealer for service. The Model/Type/Code numbers on the Engine are hard to find and read. I don’t know which group of numbers is the Model etc… Despite its shortcomings, the ‘Masport’ 500 E Lawnmower is a basic, no frills machine that represents good value for money. One last tip, always buy from a Lawn Mower shop rather than a Hardware outlet.
Ripper little Mower
Just brought the Massport 3 in 1. This unit runs a Briggs & Stratton 4 stroke (made in USA)
I reseached the Choice Magazine reviews and went shopping to look over the Victa....Toro...Rover....Massport & Husqvarna.
Massport won hands down ! No choke or prime required before start.
I unpacked and filled with oil / petrol, pulled the cord (easy no strain) started Straight away.....very surprised as to how quiet the unit is and the comfortable handle grip.
Mowed the lawn straight away with ease.The unit is light, easy to navigate and clean....would I buy again....absolutley
very happy with my lawn mower
the catcher is large, l dont think you would wont anything bigger as it would be too heavy to empty. As l have a big back and front yard, it does need emptying a few times when we are mowing the lawns. The blades do tend to turn inwards often tho, constantly tightening them.
Easy to use and start!
I am delighted with my new Masport mower. My teenage son assembled and put oil in when it was first purchased and raved to me about how much he loves it. I finally have used it myself and couldn’t believe how much easier it is to use than our old victa. It starts first time, has a very wide cutting area and is so easy to push. I would absolutely recommend this mower!
Happy With It
I avoid mowing as much as I can and only actually do it when I have to. That means the grass is often longer than ideal and this thing chews through it no problems. It always stats first pop and has given me no trouble at all. I would prefer a better design for the catcher like the old style ones as it can block up at the mouth if the grass is damp but it's OK. The width of the cut it quite reasonable, have not measured it but it seems to cover a good width per pass. This has served me well so far and I am quite happy with it,
Great Mower so far
Purchased my Masport 486 20.04.18 and used it next day. We have an 11.4 acre property but only about 3 acres needed mowing. The 486 was a delight to use, started first time every time, even when it ran dry. The grass I had to mow was pretty tough in some places and the motor is powerful enough to go straight through in most cases with out losing revs. I spent 5 hours on two days using it and it mowed brilliantly. So far so good, highly recommended at this stage.
Questions & Answers
|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||6 mm to 72 mm|
|Number of Blades||4|
|Noise Level||75 dB|
|Manufacturer Warranty||4 year(s)|
|Engine / Motor|
|Engine Name||Briggs & Stratton 550EX 140cc OHV|
|Engine Type||4-Stroke and OHV (Overhead Valve)|
|Brand||Briggs & Stratton|
|Engine Displacement||140 cc|
|Release date||Sep 2006|
- MPN: 578762
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