Updated 29 Sep 2016

Masport

ST S18 2’n1 SP 564889

Snapshot: The Masport ST S18 2’n1 SP 564889 is a self-propelled mulch & catch petrol mower that weighs 29.1kg and has a cutting width of 46cm. But is it a smooth operator?

ST S18 2’n1 SP 564889
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$789

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Test results

Overall score
70
Catcher cutting
?/10
Mulcher cutting
?/10
Long grass cutting
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent catcher cutting.
  • OK long grass cutting.
  • Easy to use.
  • Little handle vibration.
  • Self-propelled (extremely easy to push).
  • Comfortable handle at a good height.
  • Engine starts easily.

But

  • Just OK mulching.
  • Front heavy so some may find turning difficult.
  • Height adjustment requires 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
Self-propelled mulch & catch
Avg price
$789

Specifications

Noise (dBA)
71/86
Weight (kg)
29.1
Cutting height range (mm)
10-45
Starter
Pull
Run time (minutes)
n/a
Charge time (minutes)
n/a
Cut width (cm)
46
Handle height (cm)
101
Closeness of cut to vertical edge (front/right/left) (mm)
115/35/20
Chassis
Steel
Engine
Briggs & Stratton 500 E Series. Rapid start. 140cc. OHV
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
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