Updated 29 Sep 2016

Masport

President 3500AL S18 Combo 564843

Snapshot: The Masport President 3500AL 2’N1 564843 is a mulch & catch petrol mower that weighs 28kg and has a cutting width of 46cm. But is it a smooth operator?

President 3500AL S18 Combo 564843
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$949

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Test results

Overall score
82
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.
  • OK to use.
  • Barely noticeable handle vibration.
  • Very comfortable handle at a good height.
  • Speed-control lever works easily.
  • Catcher is easy to fit, remove and empty.

But

  • Somewhat difficult to manoeuvre.
  • Height adjustment requires considerable effort.
  • Shoulder strength needed to start engine.

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
$949

Specifications

Noise (dBA)
70/84
Weight (kg)
28
Cutting height range (mm)
10-80
Starter
Pull
Run time (minutes)
n/a
Charge time (minutes)
n/a
Cut width (cm)
46
Handle height (cm)
108/115
Closeness of cut to vertical edge (front/right/left) (mm)
125 / 15 / 15
Chassis
Alloy
Engine
Briggs & Stratton 160cc
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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