The SP53 features in the NEW Mountfield Classic Lawn mowing Collection.
This model is what we call a "high wheeler", as it features rugged 280mm diameter rear wheels, which give the lawnmower a very purposeful look, as well as ensuring a smoother finish, even on more uneven terrain. With a hammered dark grey steel cutter deck this mower really looks the part. It is also fitted with a front anti-scalp plate, which ensures a great finish, even at the lowest cutting heights.
Packed with some exceptional features the SP53 is powered by the Mountfield ST170 (166cc) engine, that is easy to start thanks to the Autochoke system. Easily operated by a single lever, the 51cm/20" deck has a choice of 5 cutting height positions ranging from 27 to 90mm and is ideal for medium - large sized lawns. Clippings can be collected in the large 60 litre collector, or you can choose an excellent recycled (mulched) finish. A mulching plug is supplied as standard and simply clips onto the back of the mower, to produce a fine finish without collecting the cuttings.
Mulching grass is a great feature, it saves so much time and can make mowing the lawn more than 30% quicker, there is no need to keep emptying clippings. You may well ask "Will I see the mulched grass?" and the answer is "No!", mulched clippings are blown down into the turf and are not noticeable, provided the grass is cut regularly, and not on the lowest setting. Some owners prefer to collect grass cuttings on areas close to the house, to be certain that children or pets don't carry them inside, then use the mulching facility on all the other areas. To mulch just remove the collector, insert the mulching plug into the discharge chute, and replace the collector. To return to collection simply reverse the procedure. The engine is very easy to start, with a standard recoil rope system and the handles can be easily folded for convenient storage.
This mower is self propelled, so it is effortless to use; simply pull the drive lever and away you go, release the lever, and the mower comes to a stop, with quick release folding handles it takes up little space when not in use.