Push Mowers Buying Guide

Our buying guide will explain which type of push mower would suit you most, how much you can expect to pay for one, and which features are worth looking out for.



80 reviews
  • Build Quality
    3.6 (11)
  • Value for Money
    3.7 (11)
  • Ease of Use
    4.3 (9)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.9 (10)
  • Product is used
    • Weekly (5)
    • Occasionally (4)
    • Daily (1)
  • Noise Level
    3.8 (11)
  • Safety
    4.0 (10)
  • Wet / Damp Grass Performance
    3.6 (11)
  • Fuel Efficiency
    3.9 (11)

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A nice quiet workhorse for your suburban block


Gives a nice cut even with the mulcher. Starts first pull. It's easy to operate and manoeuvre. I bought it to replace my masport president 1000 which was just under 10 years old with weekly use, this seems to be just as good and now I have two catchers and a spare mulch attachment.

Date PurchasedMay 2017


  • 2 reviews

other reviews are sponsored crap


Bought this from bunnings (Lismore) about 4 years ago. Still running great, had to replace spark plug...thats about it. BEWARE OF SPONSORED BAD REVIEWS - they are just crap. This mower has performed well and had no major problems. If you have yearly services for oil change etc you will have no issues. works great!!!

Date PurchasedMar 2013

What a piece of junk

Date PurchasedOct 2015
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Masport Wheels Fall Off


6 months after I purchased my Masport 470 one of the wheels broke and had to be replaced (under warranty) since then 2 more of the wheels have broken - what a crappy mower. Generally mows ok but not get starting often I have to adjust the throttle to get it going. Could not recommend.

Date PurchasedApr 2013

Very disappointed!


The mower may have 4 blades but i seem to have to go where I've already mowed as it misses bits
It is fairly easy to maneuver..this may be the only thing going for it.
It takes 4 pulls to start it initially and it has quite a long pull cord which makes it difficult....but the thing that really bothers me is when I'm mowing close to garden edges I expect it to suck up the dry leaves and debris like my old Victa did this one doesn't! It seems to blow debris out around the front of it. The air filter clogs up fast slowing the mower down and then it uses fuel like you wouldn't believe! Masport...never again!!....And I'm NOT happy with the mower dealer that sold it to me saying how good it was. I think I'll go pay them a visit! Not happy!

Date PurchasedMar 2015

Wish I hadn't of bought it


Pretty much from the start the catcher kept falling off and it's held on with an occupied strap. The throttle speed has never really run right.
I had a Honda for 20 years before this and i thought I was buying better than what it actually is. Having a B&S motor. Avoid :(

Date PurchasedJan 2014


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650exi No Manufacturing Warranty


High Adjust bar on front wheel came loose - Very disappointed in Masport, got what i thought was a high end mower from a reputable company only to find that when the adjust bar came loose after about 6 uses (2hours all up) Bunnings claimed that there warranty only covers the engine and they offered no manufacture warranty.......

Date PurchasedMay 2016

sirfixitSydney, NSW

  • 13 reviews

It's OK

Date PurchasedMay 2015


  • 5 reviews

Complete junk


If you want a mower which has a rubbish catcher which keeps falling off and the handle even though replaced does the same, a mower which is hard to start and blows lots of smoke then this is the one for you. If you want stress in your life, go ahead and buy this rubbish

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GBSGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC

  • 4 reviews

Poor components


The first time I started my Masport 470, it lasted for about 10 minutes mowing before the throttle failed.
I was un able to control the mower at all. Eventually I had to stop it by sliding the throttle closed on the body of the mower. The problem is a poorly made (cheap) plastic throttle lever on the mower handle. the plastic broke on the first use ... not good enough from a $400+ mower. I'm returning it to Bunnings for a refund. I'll spend a bit more on the next mower and get quality... but it won't be a Masport.

Good value for the money


Only used 4 times on my thick buffalo lawn and when I first started it I thought, this motor is not going to be powerful enough as has a very low rev at max choke, however it has really surprised me so far. Gets through the lawn just fine and picks up everything. I tried the mulcher as well as I have never used one before and this also works great. So far it has started first time every time and there doesn't seem to be anything coming loose as per many reviews I have read. I only have about 150sqm of nice lawn so if I had a bigger yard than this I would suggest a more powerful unit would be better a better option.
I will report back in another 6 months to see if it continues to be this reliable but at this stage I'm quite happy.

Big Tree

Big TreeHunter Region, NSW

  • 31 reviews

Terrible design Flaws


Nothing like the Masports of old, this Morrison 470 is crap.


I had a Real Masport, can't remember the model, it was a great mower, my Son had bought a cheapy Victa that fell apart and because mine was getting on, I thought I would treat myself to a new one and give the old Masport to him, when I went to Bunnings all they had was these " Morrison" Masport, what a piece of crap, rattles and shakes, can't get it to idle, waste of money



  • 2 reviews

Not good


Rattles, smokes, bits have fallen off. The catcher picked up some nuts and cracked open. I had prior Masport for over 25 years and it was great. This I suspect is not of the same factory. Some of the other opinions - hmmm maybe its 50/50. Half are unlucky and half are lucky. It shouldn't be a game of chance when buying mowers

Looking at the review below, I will have to travel to the Hunter Valley by the looks to find one that works.

Don't buy one.


I made a mistake buying this mower. I've had it for a summer and disappointed. It barely starts. Blowers smoke when you do finally get it to run. Does a terrible job cutting. It took me 15 to 20 pulls the other day to get it going. I never had trouble like this with other mowers.

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Good Mower


ShredderHunter valley

  • 5 reviews

Still Love It


Had this for 12 months now (26 April 14) and still best mower I ever had. Still starts first time even on occasions I forgot to prime it first. Now have a bigger yard and this mower makes it easy. I keep the blades sharp and mostly use the mulch and the grass just keeps looking better and better.

Now Feb 2017 and mower still going strong. Nothing broken and still starting first time.

Date PurchasedApr 2014

Ducato244Queensland, 4556

  • 5 reviews

Still going strong


Just another update after its second summer & it is still going just as well - no problems, nothing has fell off or broken, no vibration, I am just as happy as when I used it the first time
It still starts on first pull & is just as economical as when new, although I am perplexed that as someone has said on here why the Briggs & Stratton engine has no oil drain plug & you need an oil extractor to change the oil!

5th Sept 2015
Now heading into its 3rd summer & naturally has not been used that much over winter but it is still going like a train, starts first pull & nothing has fell off - still very happy so will see how its performing after this coming summer!



  • 2 reviews

Good Mower For Price Range


I Own 2012 Masport 470 Mulch And & Catch 158cc Briggs & Stratten "Still Going Strong"Tried To Replace Mulch Plug The New 18" Plugs Don't Suit This Model,You Need A 19" Plug (MAP579218).Hope This Helps Someone Out,Took 3 Days Of Research To Find Out,Even The Masport REP For Bunnings Didn't Know.Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

what a piece of junk


Biggest piece of junk made, customer service rude, if you want a piece of junk that will cost you money then buy it! Reported problem to Bunnings where mowers was purchased, was advised they had a lot of complaints about the same issue, and had reffered customers to Masport service agent, who would Asses and repair, but given our mower had little use as we moved to a unit, our warranty period has expired so now left with a piece of junk, so was advised to take it to a Masport repair agent, but not wanting to spend money on a hunk of junk, will go purchase a new Stihl Lawn mower.....never had a problem with a Stihl Product....bought our Stihl whipper snipper at a garage sale 13 years ago...it was old then....perfect still..

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Questions & Answers



What is the correct replacement spark plug?

1 answer

Champion DJ7YMP Spark Plug | Bunnings Warehouse

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Do blades need oiling

1 answer

No they don't.



fuel type for masport 470 2'n 1 petrol lawn mower?

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I always put 95 Ron into it.

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