Wednesday, 13 April 2011


I have just mowed my lawn for the first time this year, my mountfield started 2nd pull, not bad considering its was purchased in 1976 -thought you might like to share this information . M3 model serial 53513. It has probably been serviced less than 6 times in its life!!! What a bargain.

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Empress 16

I have great pleasure in writing to you to tell you how pleased we have been with the lawn mower we bought in 1987.
At our previous house we had a 100ft garden and each year I would have to buy a new electric lawn mower, after several years I decided to invest my money in a Mountfield petrol mower, I paid approximately £300 and purchased it from Freeman’s mail order catalogue.  The mower is still going today even with unleaded petrol and I wanted you to know it is the best value for money I have ever invested in.  We are now going to replace it soon as it is becoming hard work for my husband to pull the cord to start it.  So regrettably we are now looking to buy an electric lawn mower.  The house where we now live has a 70ft garden and we were hoping you could recommend a mower for us. I have also attached the pictures of our lawn mower and the info slip we received when we bought our Mountfield mower, again many thanks and we look forward to hearing your response regarding new mower.

Many thanks

Mrs Tina Houghton

Monday, 4 April 2011


Stripes on the lawn are quintessentially British and something most important to us when we chose our Mountfield SP505R. There are a few manufacturers of 'Roller' mowers around, we looked at most of them but kept returning to the Mountfield it's got a very sturdy steel roller on the back, heavy enough to give those pleasing stripes and also stops the machine from going off the edge of the lawn into the flower borders. The engine (a Honda) starts easily and the controls are simple to operate. The four speed transmission offers ground speeds to suit all cutting conditions and the grass collector works extremely well on dry or damp grass. Of course we were swayed by the fact the Mountfield was around £200 cheaper than it's nearest equivalent competitor plus there is a free 20 year anti corrosion warranty on the cutter deck and 5 years on the rest of the machine. It does all we need of it.