Updated 29 Sep 2016

Masport

800 AL S21 3'n'1 SPV IC 564897

Snapshot: The Masport 800 AL S21 3'n'1 SPV IC 564897 is a self-propelled mulch & catch petrol mower that weighs 42kg and has a cutting width of 54cm. But is it a smooth operator?

800 AL S21 3'n'1 SPV IC 564897
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$1699

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Test results

Overall score
74
Catcher cutting
?/10
Mulcher cutting
?/10
Long grass cutting
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent catcher cutting.
  • OK mulching.
  • Good long grass cutting.
  • Easy to use.
  • Some handle vibration.
  • Self-propelled (extremely easy to push).
  • Very comfortable handle at a good height.
  • Engine starts fairly easily.

But

  • Height adjustment requires effort.
  • Front-heavy so some may find turning difficult.
  • Noisier than average for petrol mowers.

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
Self-propelled mulch & catch
Avg price
$1699

Specifications

Noise (dBA)
75/90
Weight (kg)
42
Cutting height range (mm)
10-65
Starter
Pull
Run time (minutes)
n/a
Charge time (minutes)
n/a
Cut width (cm)
54
Handle height (cm)
107
Closeness of cut to vertical edge (front/right/left) (mm)
140/20/20
Chassis
Alloy
Engine
Briggs & Stratton 85 Commercial Series. Ready start. No prime. No choke. 190cc. OHV
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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