Updated 29 Sep 2016

Lawnmaster

Metro Mulch & Catch

Snapshot: The Lawnmaster Metro Mulch & Catch is a mulch & catch petrol mower that weighs 26.9kg and has a cutting width of 46cm. But is it a smooth operator?

Metro Mulch & Catch
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$699

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Test results

Overall score
73
Catcher cutting
?/10
Mulcher cutting
?/10
Long grass cutting
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent catcher cutting.
  • Excellent long grass cutting.
  • OK to use.
  • Easy to manoeuvre.
  • Little handle vibration.
  • Comfortable handle at a good height.
  • Engine starts easily.

But

  • Just OK mulching.
  • Height adjustment requires effort.

How we test

Overall score comprises performance (50%) and ease of use (50%). Performance scores are based on the following:

  • Cutting short (30mm) grass to 15mm.
  • Cutting medium-length (approx. 75-100mm) grass to 30mm.
  • Cutting 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
$699

Specifications

Noise (dBA)
73/88
Weight (kg)
26.9
Cutting height range (mm)
5-60
Starter
Pull
Run time (minutes)
n/a
Charge time (minutes)
n/a
Cut width (cm)
46
Handle height (cm)
106
Closeness of cut to vertical edge (front/right/left) (mm)
140/20/10
Chassis
Alloy
Engine
Briggs & Stratton 450 E Series. 125cc.
Voltage
n/a
Battery size tested
n/a
Battery cost
n/a
Starter location
Motor

Features

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

More Info

Notes
-
Availability
-