Cheap but poor quality
Bought from an actual lawnmower shop in the belief that they would sell a better range than a large hardware chain and would know their brands better.
Talked into the Masport 550 as I don't have a big lawn. Had a Masport before that was excellent therefore I didn't take much convincing.
Ran well for a few months and then, after about the 10th time using, became harder and harder to cold start. In the end it took over 20 pulls to start.
Took it in for a service and found that the spark plug had oiled up. This simply shouldn't happen after such a short time.
The whole build quality is way down on my previous Masport and I believe, like most other companies these days, it's not about building a quality product but about cost cutting and scrimping any way possible.
This is the last Masport product for me.
Purchased in February 2017.
Quality small yard mower
Though this is a smaller mower in the president range it's a good starter. Nice cut, easy start and a good choice for the lazy gardener. At 5ft tall I found it quick and easy, not too big a beast to handle. Really nice, neat cut but a touch too small and not meant for a mow and chip job beneath big trees. A lot of plastic that I feel over time may shorten the life of the mower but several uses in a small slopping section of yard (60-120m2) has shown good results
Quiet & Excellent
I had an el cheapo from Bunnings that was great, but because a friend with a fledgling mower business needed another mower, & offered to do my lawns free, I gave it to him.
When I moved, I had to buy a new mower. The 2000m2 block had a front lawn on about an 80° angle. My Masport made short work of the grass, and aside from the fact that it wasn't self propelled, and I actually had to push myself, as well as the mower, to get up the hill, it never skipped a beat.
My only complaint would be that if you're not careful, you can knock the air filter cover off when you fold down the handle, and they cost around $60 to replace.
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