Mountfield S461HP 46cm Hand-Propelled Petrol Lawnmower

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Ideal for small to medium sized spaces, this great little mower is a joy to use and extremely economical to run. With a robust steel chassis powder-coated in 'Mountfield red', it will give you many years of service and have your lawn looking lush, neat and tidy in no time.

This is a hand propelled mower which means that the engine drives the cutting and the operator pushes the mower across the lawn. Powered by a Mountfield 100cc overhead valve 4 stroke engine and boasting a 46cm cutting width, the S461HP is ideal for small to medium sized lawns up to 40m x 40m. The engine is easy to start using a standard recoil rope system and will give many years of trouble-free mowing.

Adjusting the height of cut is quick and easy using a centralized height adjuster with 5 preset cutting positions ranging from 25mm to 80mm.

Meanwhile, the large 60 litre grass box is removable, and the mower can also be used without the collector if you wish to leave the cuttings. Also included is a mulching plug: this tool recycles the grass clippings back into the lawn, saving you time, money and effort, while feeding soil with nutrients for verdant grass.

Finally, if your lawn is on a slope you might want to consider the S461PD self-propelled model.

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We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you're not, depending on the type of product, you can make free returns in the UK via John Lewis shops, Royal Mail, Collect+, or MyHermes. If you need to arrange collection of large or heavy items, call us on 03456 049 049. For international returns queries, call us on +44 1698 545 454. Find out more about returns.

You'll find returns information on your delivery note. Unless faulty, we'd like you to make your return within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.

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Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 10 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by It is great to use. I bought this to replace my previous Mountfield which, at twelve years old, didn't owe me anything. This is a model up on my previous. Really easy to use. Starts first time every time so far and I have no reason to believe it won't do so for the next twelve years. I would highly recommend this product. 17 May 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Buyer Beware This third party supplier is giving John Lewis a bad name. My mower arrived with the box in tact but inside the grass collection box was crushed and deformed to the extent that it cannot be put back into shape. This defect causes the grass collection box not to fit properly leaving a gap which reduces the performance of the machine. There's also a scratch on the red painted body of the machine. So far I've spent over a week liaising with John Lewis customer services. They told me the "third party supplier" would be emailing me with 3 days to rectify the problems. That was a week ago and I've heard nothing from the supplier whatsoever. Buy this lawnmower elsewhere if you don't want suffer like me and one of the other buyers who placed a one star review having experienced similar problems. John Lewis you must do better than this. 14 April 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by POOR SERVICE The product is what it is, a good mower. A little heavy and awkward to operate but still a good mower. The overall rating is given for poor service and damage to the machine! The supplier was unable to specify AM or PM delivery, which in this day and age is not great. Supplier was extremely reluctant/rude when I asked if my mobile/email could be taken, so I could be contacted a couple of hours prior to delivery arriving. Guess what, no call, it just turned up. The machine is a lovely red colour with the exception of a 3 inch scrape/dent on mine! Do I really want to endure the poor level of service given, to return it? Probably not. 03 April 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good Mower Good at what it does. A little heavy to manover round tight corners. Sound level is low, easy to adjjust mowing height. Very easy to start. Seems to be quite robust, a little difficult to store. 14 July 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mountfield S461HP 46cm Hand-Propelled Petrol Lawnmower Starting with the good, mower is doing a lovely job on my new bigger lawn. Less effort than my electric hover mower. Bad, is that the mulcher plug has broken already. Thought that it was a bit flimsy but having not had one before was none the wiser. Curved edge snapped off on third use. Will be speaking to John Lewis about this and post results. 02 June 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great product Ordered on Sunday and delivered on Wednesday so excellent service from JL and the supplier. Agree with most of the comments from the other reviews about the oil filler and the mulch attachment. Overall delighted with the product which is fantastic value for money against the 10 year old mower it replaced. 13 May 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent mower I am pleased to report that I have experienced none of the problems mentioned in the other reviews. On the contrary, the machine was very easy to assemble, started with ease first time, has good capacity for grass collection and the fuel tank is much larger than some other makes. It is also quiet, operates smoothly and is very easy to handle. My lawn area is around 650 sq m which I cut every 10 days or so and this machine copes really well taking about 35 minutes to complete with around four emptyings of the grass collected. All the benefits of a superior machine, as I would expect from Mountfield but at an extremely competitive price. The only criticisms:- the instruction book could be more detailed (and yes the pre fitted mulch guard fooled me as well) and I feel that it should have one more lower height setting (though I like to keep a close-cut lawn which isn't necessarily a good thing to do.) 02 May 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Decent mower for larger gardens Overall pleased with purchase. Seems reasonably good on fuel use. Due to larger size doesn't take so long now to cut the grass and cuts well - has several different setting heights. Grass cutting basket OK size but will need to empty few times during mowing. My only grip about petrol mowers as they can be quite tricky to start and this one is no exception hence four rather than five star rating. 26 April 2015
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