Good but pricey
I purchased this after my 7yo Victa finally had enough. The grass was long and it went throigh it with ease. It started easily and is comfortable to push. The catcher can really get filled right up with loads of cuttings. My yard is quite large resodential and usually take about 45-60mins to mow. However, when you first start it there is a 10cm or so gap between the catcher and the mower frame that lets a heck of alot of dust through, this to me is a design flaw and nothing to do with allowing air through. It eventually clogs with grass and is okay but it does it again after you empty it. I never had this problem with the Victa which cost less than half the price.
Purchased in November 2019 for A$899.00.
- President 4000 ST S19 Combo
- Verified purchase
Very good mower
Great mower purchased it as a back to our ride on unit. This Masport President 4000 has it all catcher mulcher and stick mulcher up to 35mm diameter. And it handles the 35 mm sticks no worries. We live in a very hilly tree filled area so there is always multiple branches down on trees, that we just simply feed through the mulcher chute and gone all is left is mulch for the gardens. Great! We only have to empty the catcher 2-3 a cut as stated earlier this is a back up for a bigger mower so we are very happy with the Masport plenty of power to do what we want and more. After the previous mower we had let us down badly it is so good to feel like we have a quality product, that we can rely on once again. GOOD WORK masport
This is very good.
This is by far the best lawn mower that I ever had. No problems at all. Very affordable. Briggs and Sttratton engine is very strong and works great. I am very happy with my new mower. The grass in my yard was very long. And this mower did a great job. I have purchased three mowers in less than 5 years. So far this one is working great. I would recommend.
Great lawn mower
This by far is the best lawn mower i have ever brought not only do tou get value for money but you get trust and reliable lawn mower great mulching to. Have had cheap brands before but not worth having better off getting a great mower for that little bit extra
Great mower with good power
Overall a great mower - has a bit of extra power to make the job easy. Briggs and Stratton engine works perfectly. Comes with a catcher or mulcher settings, easy to push and store - comes with a handing hook for the catcher and the handles fold down to size. Easy to clean and I like the colour.
Falling to bits. Warranty not honoured
Used on a single easy-going lawn on a 5th acre house section. The plastic catcher has cracked, other plastic broken, rubber handle falling apart. Very inferior compared to the Victa I owned for 30 yrs. The Ellerslie Stihl Shop from whom I purchased the mower did not stock the spare parts or honour the warranty
Gets through couch grass
My old Victa Corsair finally gave up on me. Looked around at Bunnings and Mitre 10 for a replacement but finally settled for a Masport from local mowing company (Mowers Galore). Was recommended by a friend and it's fantastic. Easy start. No stupid mixing of fuels. Cuts through our couch grass, even when long and wet. Folds up easily for shed storage. Initial cost is high but if I can get 20 odd years out of it like my Victa- its worth it. Can't fault it.
used on my aunts lawn as she ownd it works like a charm.
It works completely fine and has a great amount of power and leaves great stripes on the lawn and easy to use the lawn mower. Works fine and is very fuel efficient. Please buy asap if it still available and I believe it is. Will definitely use it again if she wants me to.
- President 4000 ST S19 Combo
- Verified purchase
Very hard to start with semi old fuel! Model 4000 president B & S 161cc
Once i have started the mower it does everything i require. The engine/or design makes it very hard to start with leftover fuel in the tank or in a storage container over a few weeks old. I am fit and reasonably strong and it may take up to eight attempts to start, if you are an older person etc i would suggest at minimum get this possible problem written into the warranty. The service person from the mower shop i purchased this from also stated that the problem is worse on premium fuel.
Not worth the price
After spending a small fortune on a mower i believed would last a while, the catcher and catcher flap have a major design flaw... the plastic parts are splitting and falling off.. I have had to do some DYI repairs to strengthen it and prolong the life but it was only a short term solution....I will be going for a Honda next time.
Excellent quality .
Im a contractor and decided on the masport president series mower for my business 8 yrs ago and still today this mower starts runs and performs like the day I got it . The only problem was replacing the hand throttle just recently which was $25 and easy to fit myself . I highly recommend it ! Just feels so solid and we'll built along with a beatiful cut. I mostly mulch and couldn't be happier with its mulching as sometimes I cut grass a little higher than I should for mulcher and it still looks great . The only negative would be is that they c...ould have the height adjustment a little higher at maxI mum height as I been a contractor sometimes I have to do lawns that have been left to over grow . Yards where I can't get the zero turn into. Ifor this 1 will ever die I'll surely be getting another masport .but this mower still runs like the day I got it so may be a while . Also if your comparing any bunnings masport or Hondas etc it's totally different quality and generally around half the price .and You get what you pay for with mowers.
Go Out And Buy One!!!
I'm into buying something good once and having it for life. Because of this I did my research and found the Masport 4000AL the below is why I made the decision
- Aluminium so will never rust
- Cuts as wide as the wheels so saves me time with the wipper snipper
- Pull string up the handle so no bending down
- Can mulch so no need to stop mowing to empty the grass (I do it weekly mulches the grass to dirt fine particals so you see the grass darker but never any clumps)
- Commercial Briggs and stratton motor = double the warranty from the st...
Great Mower for the Price!
I have owned two of these and were great for my horticultural business. Never had any issue. Reliable machine.
Better than Victa! Easy to use and works like a knife through butter!
The mulching feature is great on slightly longer grass in hot weather as you don't really need the grassbox!
Don't listen to negativity. This is a top mower..
I recently replaced my victor 2 stroke of 20 years with the Masport 4000AL. Masport offered better value for money at $765 as opposed to the Honda HRU19K $850. I had to wait 5 days to receive the Masport, and my yard was in desperate need of mowing.
I'm so impressed with the Masport with its effortless power and huge catcher capability, I mowed my whole yard only having to empty the catcher twice. I would have had to empty the catcher on my victor at least 5 times. I didn't even need to get the blower out after mowing as the Masport left minimal clippings behind. I highly recommend this mower to anyone looking to replace any great mower.
WASTE OF MONEY
Had the unit for almost 2 years, I was talked into it by the retailer, who I have purchased from in the past. PLEASE DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY. Masport should be embarrassed to sell this. It is gradually falling apart. Not sure where to start with the faults. The B&S motor is the only redeeming part of the unit, rest of the mower is very cheap. Retailer is not interested. Catcher does not fit properly, falls off all the time, pull started cord failed, list goes on.....I do like to do my own mechanical maintenance myself, but I have had enough. I should have purchased a pair of scissors, it would have been less stressful.
Great Mower At Good Price!
I bought my 4000al about 8 months ago, it was cheaper than some other high end mowers like Honda, etc. So far it's been great, starts and runs fine, catcher is good. 4 blades are great, also like the padding on handle. One bad point, mulch plug is hard to fit, once fitted it works ok, although don't use it on high grass or wet grass (common sense anyways), apart from that one problem it's good so far for the lower dollars.
- President 4000 AL S19 Combo IC
- Verified purchase
Less than OK
This is the current President 4000AL S19 Combo IC (purchased July 2015) with RRP $799. Rated as suitable for commercial use at place of purchase.
Has 19" aluminium deck with 4 swing back blades and is catch and mulch capable. Cut area is beyond the wheel width on both sides. Comes with a Briggs OHV Commercial Series 850 IC Ready Start engine with 190cc and 11.2Nm of torque (or 11.5Nm depending on which Masport spec sheet you read). Has Zone Start, a plastic catcher and 11 height settings from 11mm - 73mm. It weighs 32kg.
I bought this mac...hine as a back up, for its light weight and for the Briggs that came with it. The aluminium/alloy deck should be very durable and the swing back blades will provide engine protection (compared to a single fixed blade) in the event you hit something solid such as concrete or a star picket, etc. Deck size is ok but I would have preferred 20" for the money.
Save at the Recycled Yard - Bargin.
Purchase this at the Local Recycled Yard in 2011 and was still under warranty when I checked it online.
Purchase at a Bargin price of Just $20.00 with No Catcher. So I Took it home and Restored Back to Life. I Purchase the 19" Catcher and Mulching Plug at my Mower Shop. I clean it up, Took the Motor Off so I can Respray Half the Mower Deck of Hothouse Green Paint which came off a GMH Holden Commodore Color I been told. Bought New Wheel Bearings for the Wheels, New Air Filter Fitted, New Blades and Change the Oil with SAE-30 Grade Oil. Start He...
Looked nice in shop and then > catcher fell apart > that damn autochoke floods it > handle bar protector broke down > the pin on the smart chute fell out > not worth the drama, somebody's being to smart by halves on the manufacturing line !!!! this is an inferior push mower that toros leave in the dust
Wont start when hot..... this mower seemed to be the right one until I mowed the front lawn and wheeled it out the back.
Been back to mower shop twice since new only 1 month old
Questions & Answers
Can someone tell me how to use the smart flap
Mate they are a bit tight to fit (if you are meaning the mulching blank). You need to insert 1 side in first and then use a bit of push to get the other side to click in. Probably the hardest thing about using these mowers, but it works.
how to attach the fitting that directs cuttings to the side?
I don't have an attachment that shoots to the side. My mulching attachment shoots the cut grass back into the ground. It's tricky to explain it but I'll try. Make sure the engine is off, open the catching compartment and put the attachment in the back as far as it will go then push down with your foot, it will click in then allow the catcher door/flap to close. Also try Youtube or, preferably, ask where you purchased it for a demo.
how much does masport 4000 cost
Well the unit I purchased has a chipper/mulcher tube for sticks up to 30mm in diameter. This particular unit can cut/catch cut/mulch and rear throw via an attachment. And as mentioned above it has the chipper tube also. I paid $699 from memory and have not had a moments trouble with the mower. I would recommend this mower any day. It is worth every cent I paid for it. Oh and very easy o start every time.
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