Mountfield have pulled out all the stops with the SP505R V. They have taken a good product and made it excellent. The company have listened to the market and produced a product which will be one of the best machines on the market. They have combined a galvanised steel chassis with an aluminium rear baffle to make the chassis a hybrid. The deck now has a "J" shaped outer deck for extra strength and stability plus raised the height of the deck to improve both airflow and collection. The rear baffle or conveyor has a much wider opening to help with an increased collection performance. The lower handle mounts are part of the conveyor so this gives the machine a very sturdy feel which was one complaint of the previous model.
As the collection facility has been improved, they also paid close attention to the blade. Instead of having the standard blade, they fitted the machine with a 19" Ninja blade which has 4 cutting edges to firstly create more airflow and secondly cut more grass effectively and leaving a much finer clipping. The drive belt cover and front casing both allow for more airflow as more air can pass into the deck. The larger 75 litre grassbox along with the new style blade can effectively cram a further 20% more grass dut to the size of the clippings the blade makes. This means you can cut for longer periods of time with less trips to the compost heap or wheelie bin.
The drive system has been significantly improved. The gearbox has a metl cooling casing which is unique to the market and capable of driving mavhines 70kg in weight. Due to the hybrid chassis, this machine weighs just 39kg.. The varispeed set up allows you to choose a speed that suits the area you are cutting via the easy adjuster lever. The height of cut mechanism has also been improved to offer 7 height of cut settings allowing you to cut as low as 13mm.
The handles have a new improved folding system. The handles no longer split in the middle via handwheels, but fold over completely by simply unlocking the the quick release mechanism which offers a better storage option. The handles can be set to 3 different heigts which make them comfortable whether you are tall, short or in between.
The other features which makes this product fantastic is the 190cc Honda GCV engine which offers easy, reliable strating due to the Japanese engineering and the steel rear roller which, with the low cutting performance will give your lawn that classic stripe effect similar to one a cylinder lawnmower provides This product gets a big thumbs up from us and will be one of the best roller rotary models on the market.