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 $1,100.00.
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.
Questions & Answers
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
What did Masport say?
where can I buy a mulcher attachment?
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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|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||Sept 2006|
- MPN: 578762
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