S481 PD ES 48cm Self Propelled Lawnmower

S481 PD ES 48cm Self Propelled Lawnmower - Petrol Lawnmower
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Electric key start self propelled lawnmower with optional mulching facility, ideal for small to medium sized lawns up to 40m x 40m:

  • 48cm cutting width

  • Mountfield 160cc OHV electric key start engine

  • Centralised height of cut adjustment 5 positions 25-65mm

  • 70 litre grass collector with bag full indicator

  • Mulching plug included

  • Quick connect washing link

  • 5 Year warranty* (Terms & conditions apply)

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The S481 PD ES is packed with some great features; this model has the addition of an electric key start 160cc Mountfield ST55ES OHV engine.  There is no need to pull on a rope cord to start this mower, simply turn a key. The engine on this self propelled lawnmower, provides drive to the rear wheels, as well as the cutting blade, so you don't have to push, making it easy to use, especially on sloping ground. 5 pre-set cutting positions ranging from 25mm to 65mm are easy to adjust, using the single lever height adjuster. .

The large grass collector holds 70 litres of cuttings and lifts off the back of the mower easily for emptying, an indicator shows when the collector is full.  The mower can be used without the collector, if you wish to leave the cuttings.  Also supplied with a mulching plug, you can recycle the cuttings and save time, money and effort.

These great little mowers are very easy to use and extremely economical to run.  With a robust steel chassis, powder coated in 'Mountfield Red', they will give you many years of service and have your lawn looking neat and tidy in no time.

The 48cm cutting width makes the S481 PD ES ideal for medium - large sized lawns up 40m x 40m.


Engine BrandMountfield
Engine TypeST55 ES OHV
Engine Capacity160cc
Net Power Output2.51kW @ 2800rpm
Starting MethodElectric Key
TransmissionSingle Speed 3.6km/h
DriveSelf Propelled
Cutting Width48cm /19"
Cutting Heights25-65mm (5 Positions)
Cutting Height AdjustmentSingle Point
CollectorCanvas with hard top 70 litres
Fuel Tank Capacity1.0 Litre
Lawn Size50m x 50m
Collapsible HandlesQuick Release
Safety FeaturesOperator Presence Control
Included AccessoriesMulching Plug
Warranty5 Years (Terms & Conditions Apply)
Washing LinkYes
dB(A) Rating96dB(A)


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Great ordering experience and quality mower but has some shortcomings and the 5 year warranty is not all its seems.
Ordering was simple and delivery prompt. Instructions a bit fragmented and weren't very clear but the handles and grass box were part assembled so it was pretty intuitive. I fractured both my shoulders skiing earlier in the year and they still haven't healed fully so the electric start is great although the pull start is still easy so it will not be an issue if the battery goes flat half way through a session.

Downsides: I thought the 65 mm max height cut would be high enough but in retrospect it would be nice to have a few more mm to leave the grass in some areas of the garden a bit longer and for our slightly uneven main lawn even the third lowest setting is a little too low and is in danger of scalping so I'll never use the lowest settings. Its my mistake for not looking at that carefully enough but I can live with it.

It would be nice to have a faster or, even better, variable speed transmission as I find the single speed a big sluggish but I knew it was single speed so can't complain. The lift-up handle which engages drive is fiddly and can end up with releasing too late or not engaging early enough - there is some adjustment but its not a lot. The previous mower I owned (not Mountfield) had a semi-automatic push handle to engage drive and that was much more intuitive. Still, it does mean that it is easy to maneuver when the engine is off as it freewheels.

The warranty is subject to being serviced annually by a Mountfield dealer. I think this is a little unfair as it is very easy to do basic servicing at home like changing the spark plug (albeit this looks like it will be a fiddle as its quite recessed), changing the oil and air filter which is all it needs really for the first few years.

Review by Martin / (Posted on 25/06/2018)

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