Wilko Lawn Mower Petrol Briggs and Stratton 500 Self Propelling £150
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Wilko Lawn Mower Petrol Briggs and Stratton 500 Self Propelling £150

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Found 6th Apr 2014
A high quality, robust & powerful self propelled rotary lawn mower. Ideal for medium to large size gardens. Powered by Briggs and Stratton 4 stroke engine, this gives it 158cc which is the most powerful in our range. 46cm, 18in cutting width. With 10x cutting adjustments, 25mm/30.5mm/36mm/41.5mm/47mm/52.5mm/58mm/63.5mm/69mm/75mm and tolerance for height adjustment is +/- 5mm. 55L grass collector. Weight 33kg. 2 years guarantee. Always read instructions.

Not purchased one myself yet, but have to consider it at this price, Briggs and Stratton supposed to be the best motors.

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edit: not self propelled,removed link
Edited by: "deanos" 6th Apr 2014

deanos

edit: not self propelled,removed link


A high quality, robust & powerful self propelled rotary lawn mower. Ideal for medium to large size gardens. Powered by Briggs copied from website

Hotwheel107

A high quality, robust & powerful self propelled rotary lawn mower. Ideal … A high quality, robust & powerful self propelled rotary lawn mower. Ideal for medium to large size gardens. Powered by Briggs copied from website



I think deanos means that he removed a link that he himself posted - probably for what he thought was a better deal. But then he realised that the other deal was for a model that wasn't self propelled...

Even at original price of £200 it's a pretty good buy.

I need a new mower as just moved to a house with a large lawn but never had a petrol. Do they need much maintenance?

No, never needed any maintenance just petrol and a lot hassle free than electric ones. Had one since 2003 and still going strong

Delivery only. Costs £10 so £160 in reality.

kevgilbert

Delivery only. Costs £10 so £160 in reality.



Wait it's not, changed to free on checkout sorry. Looking forward to trying it out!

Just ordered 1.Cheers OP.
Free delivery to Northern Ireland as well:)

kevgilbert

I need a new mower as just moved to a house with a large lawn but never … I need a new mower as just moved to a house with a large lawn but never had a petrol. Do they need much maintenance?


Change the oil ocassionaly, you can give the blade a file every so often to remove the inevitable nicks (this applies to electric as well). If you do have any problems check the spark plug.

kevgilbert

I need a new mower as just moved to a house with a large lawn but never … I need a new mower as just moved to a house with a large lawn but never had a petrol. Do they need much maintenance?



Yes, costs almost as much as a minor service on your car ime :-( but you can do it yourself. Much better off with the rotak 420 unless your lawn is so big that you need a ride-on. Voted hot for the price.

sreddar

Yes, costs almost as much as a minor service on your car ime :-( but … Yes, costs almost as much as a minor service on your car ime :-( but you can do it yourself. Much better off with the rotak 420 unless your lawn is so big that you need a ride-on. Voted hot for the price.



Small petrol engines do need a little bit of maintenance but not a great deal. Just be sure to occasionally change the oil, air filter and plug every other year. The #1 important thing to do is DO NOT leave petrol in it for any extended period of time (e.g over winter) it will gum up the carb then you will need to strip and clean it. But in terms of cost vs. performance petrol engine mowers mop the floor with their electric counterparts

The one they had in Lidl last week for the a similar price looked a better buy...seemed more robust and well made. They might have some left in stock.

The people who have their mowers etc serviced are generally throwing their money away, there really is nothing much to do , especially if you don't mind getting your hands dirty-or you could wear gloves.

Buy a good mower, look after it and get it serviced. Or buy a cheap mower like this, don't look after it and buy a new one when it dies.

Incidentally, a lot of these cheap petrol mowers are not at all the same engines as their more premium equivalents. Just Chinese mowers sold under a brand license.

But it's got a Briggs motor? How is tt cheap chinese exactly?

is this 4% quidco too ??

I bought a cheap £99 petrol lawnmower from B&Q 5 years ago and it's served me very well. I've got a big garden so it gets hammered in the summer. I've only changed the oil once and bits have loosened/ fell off in the past, yet it still keeps chugging along doing its job. nothing wrong with Chinese tat at all!

ReflexReact

But it's got a Briggs motor? How is tt cheap chinese exactly?



It's a mower, with an engine in it and a Briggs label.

ro53ben

It's a mower, with an engine in it and a Briggs label.



What are you talking about?
Briggs & Stratton builds over 9,000,000 engines in the USA each year. The company employs over 3,000 employees in six states. Milwaukee, WI is home to the company's headquarters and R&D center. Manufacturing plants are located in Poplar Bluff, MO, Murray, KY, Auburn, AL, Statesboro, GA.

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Edited by: "PintOfGuinness" 6th Apr 2014

scapular

What are you talking about?Briggs & Stratton builds over 9,000,000 … What are you talking about?Briggs & Stratton builds over 9,000,000 engines in the USA each year. The company employs over 3,000 employees in six states. Milwaukee, WI is home to the company's headquarters and R&D center. Manufacturing plants are located in Poplar Bluff, MO, Murray, KY, Auburn, AL, Statesboro, GA.



Where should I start? How about their own website?

http://www.briggsandstratton.com/eu/en/support/faqs/are-briggs-and-stratton-engines-made-in-the-us

Only 90% are made in the US. You can guess where the other 10% are made, but if not then the link below should cover it:

https://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=briggs+and+stratton+china&meta=

Like I hinted at above, it's quite common for base model mowers to not have engines made in the same factory or to the same standard as that expected by consumers. There is a big market for cheap mowers like this and they simply can't produce the expected quality at the price people want to pay...so they use Chinese engines.
Edited by: "ro53ben" 6th Apr 2014

ro53ben

Where should I start? How about their own … Where should I start? How about their own website?http://www.briggsandstratton.com/eu/en/support/faqs/are-briggs-and-stratton-engines-made-in-the-usOnly 90% are made in the US. You can guess where the other 10% are made, but if not then the link below should cover it:https://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=briggs+and+stratton+china&meta=Like I hinted at above, it's quite common for base model mowers to not have engines made in the same factory or to the same standard as that expected by consumers. There is a big market for cheap mowers like this and they simply can't produce the expected quality at the price people want to pay...so they use Chinese engines.



This contains a 500 series, not one of the engines stated as being manufactured outside the USA according to the manufacturer in the link you provided. Have you accidentally given evidence against yourself?

MysticalUndies

This contains a 500 series, not one of the engines stated as being … This contains a 500 series, not one of the engines stated as being manufactured outside the USA according to the manufacturer in the link you provided. Have you accidentally given evidence against yourself?


Ha ha ro53ben you wally! You're profile says you're 'Educated and opinionated', one of those is correct.

What are you lot on about... Petrol mowers need alot of maintenance

Nope thats you buy s.. t makes

My honda izy is 7 years old and use it 20 or so times a year. Never maintained it and it starts 1st or 2nd time after being stored for months and 1st every time after that. Id definitely buy another honda mower.

My strimmer brush cutter is a stihl as is my hedge trimmer. Previously had a ryobi which was utter s.. t and 180

Trust me if you are getting a petrol garden tool then look at stihl honda viking as they arent as exepensive as you might think

Had a couple of briggs based machines... A tiller and mower and i have to say they are **** as neither engine would start
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Tyranicus66

Small petrol engines do need a little bit of maintenance but not a great … Small petrol engines do need a little bit of maintenance but not a great deal. Just be sure to occasionally change the oil, air filter and plug every other year. The #1 important thing to do is DO NOT leave petrol in it for any extended period of time (e.g over winter) it will gum up the carb then you will need to strip and clean it. But in terms of cost vs. performance petrol engine mowers mop the floor with their electric counterparts



Good advice. I never worked out how to get the petrol out of mine. I probably would have ended up with it all over the garage floor! How much performance do you need? It's only a mower. 3mph is fine :-)

sreddar

Good advice. I never worked out how to get the petrol out of mine. I … Good advice. I never worked out how to get the petrol out of mine. I probably would have ended up with it all over the garage floor! How much performance do you need? It's only a mower. 3mph is fine :-)



The best way is to just let it run out of fuel before you put it away for the winter. Pre-planning, by not putting much in if you have to fill it as winter approaches, can help with this.

The general consensus seems to be that Honda engines are better than the Briggs & Stratton alternatives. This seems to have been the case for some time and it’s reinforced every so often by reports such as the recent Which report.

Small engines with carburetors don’t like Ethanol. As this is now added to petrol it’s wise to use Briggs & Stratton fuel fit. At the very least use it for the last mow of the season and then make sure that no petrol is left in the tank or the float bowl before you put it away for the winter.

A Honda engine plus fuel fit will probably outlast a mild steel mowing deck.

To be honest from my experience of these cheaper mowers the engine will far outlast the body/chassis, so I wouldn't get too hung up about the engine.

kevgilbert

I need a new mower as just moved to a house with a large lawn but never … I need a new mower as just moved to a house with a large lawn but never had a petrol. Do they need much maintenance?



I had mine for under a year, minimal use and it stopped working. You could fire it up, but then after 20 seconds it would cut out and you wouldn't be able to start it again for about 10minutes and the same thing would happen. Took it in for a £65 service and now it works fine. So yes, it does need a lot of maintenance. I would never buy this brand again, voted cold.

Just to add, the filters, oil etc had already been checked before it went in for a service.

For reference, many brands (such as Mountfield) have a reputation for using quality Honda engines in their mowers. This only applies on premium models though, the cheapers models use Chinese engines.

As many have said, other things may well fall to bits before the engine stops working. In general, you get what you pay for.

ro53ben

The best way is to just let it run out of fuel before you put it away for … The best way is to just let it run out of fuel before you put it away for the winter. Pre-planning, by not putting much in if you have to fill it as winter approaches, can help with this.



Yes, of course, silly me! I think that's what I did but with me it was pure laziness and not bothering to make another trip to the garage to top it up, rather than a planned process. Round our way the grass only stops growing for a couple of months a year so it hasn't been a big issue though. I had it serviced every few years then eventually gave it away. Loading our petrol mower into the boot to take it to be serviced was almost a two man job as some of these beasts can be quite heavy even though plastic bodied.

Bought a Mountfield petrol mower eight years ago (also has a Briggs & Stratton engine). Can't remember how much it cost, but I'm pretty sure it was under £200 from B&Q (non self-propelling). It's had the occasional oil change, blade sharpening and I always use the fuel additive that's supposed to prevent the lines getting gummed up. Starts first time, every time, even after being in the shed for winter.

Don't know whether it's classed as cheap or I just got lucky, but clearly in my case a petrol mower doesn't need a lot of maintenance.

DJBenz

Bought a Mountfield petrol mower eight years ago (also has a Briggs & … Bought a Mountfield petrol mower eight years ago (also has a Briggs & Stratton engine). Can't remember how much it cost, but I'm pretty sure it was under £200 from B&Q (non self-propelling). It's had the occasional oil change, blade sharpening and I always use the fuel additive that's supposed to prevent the lines getting gummed up. Starts first time, every time, even after being in the shed for winter.Don't know whether it's classed as cheap or I just got lucky, but clearly in my case a petrol mower doesn't need a lot of maintenance.



You did well buying one when you did. As I understand it "they don't make them like they used to" is the key phrase here.

ro53ben

You did well buying one when you did. As I understand it "they don't make … You did well buying one when you did. As I understand it "they don't make them like they used to" is the key phrase here.



Typical. Will bear that in mind when Mr Mountfield eventually passes to the big scrapyard in the sky.

Out of stock

laura60773

I had mine for under a year, minimal use and it stopped working. You … I had mine for under a year, minimal use and it stopped working. You could fire it up, but then after 20 seconds it would cut out and you wouldn't be able to start it again for about 10minutes and the same thing would happen. Took it in for a £65 service and now it works fine. So yes, it does need a lot of maintenance. I would never buy this brand again, voted cold.



100% fuel issue - almost certainly the Auto Choke. East fix tbh

scapular

What are you talking about?Briggs & Stratton builds over 9,000,000 … What are you talking about?Briggs & Stratton builds over 9,000,000 engines in the USA each year. The company employs over 3,000 employees in six states. Milwaukee, WI is home to the company's headquarters and R&D center. Manufacturing plants are located in Poplar Bluff, MO, Murray, KY, Auburn, AL, Statesboro, GA.



Briggs engines are OK, their low end stuff though is stamped-tin dross. Tecumseh is a step better whilst Honda knock spots off them both. My advice would be to try and pick up a something like a Hayter Motif 2nd hand with a GCV 160 OHV - it will last till the apocalypse with only basic care.
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