Updated 26 Oct 2017

LawnMaster

Finecut 725 Mulch & Catch 206503

Snapshot: This LawnMaster Finecut 725 Mulch & Catch 206503 is a mulch & catch petrol mower that weighs 28kg and has a cutting width of 46cm. But is it a smooth operator?

Finecut 725 Mulch & Catch 206503
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$849

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Test results

Overall score
81
Catcher cutting
?/10
Mulcher cutting
?/10
Long grass cutting
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent catcher cutting.
  • Excellent mulching.
  • Excellent long grass cutting.
  • Easy to use.
  • Easy to manoeuvre.
  • Little handle vibration.
  • Very comfortable handle at a good height.
  • Adjustable handle.
  • Engine starts easily.

But

  • Height adjustment requires considerable effort.

How we test

Overall score comprises performance (50%) and ease of use (50%).

Performance scores are based on cutting:

Short (30mm) grass to 15mm
Medium-length (approx. 75-100mm) grass to 30mm
Long (approx. 300-400mm) grass on the highest cut setting

We run the short and medium-length grass tests with the mower in both catcher and mulching modes where applicable. Neither the catcher nor the mulcher is used for the long grass test.

Ease of use is assessed on:

Vibration (20%)
Pushing/manoeuvring (20%)
Handle comfort (20%)
Controls (10%)
Cutting height adjustment (10%)
Catcher convenience (10%)
Ease of starting** (10%)

Key data

Model

Type
Mulch & catch
Avg price
$849

Specifications

Noise (dBA)
74/84
Weight (kg)
28
Cutting height range (mm)
10-60
Starter
Pull
Run time (minutes)
n/a
Charge time (minutes)
n/a
Cut width (cm)
46
Handle height (cm)
104-112
Closeness of cut to vertical edge (front/right/left) (mm)
140/30/10
Chassis
Alloy
Engine
Briggs & Stratton 725 Readystart OHV 163cc
Voltage
n/a
Battery size tested
n/a
Battery cost
n/a
Starter location
Handle

Features

Console (skin)/battery cost
n/a
Self-propelled drive
×

More Info

Notes
-
Availability
-

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