Easy to operate and highly-effective, the Mountfield SP41 will prove the perfect purchase for those seeking a practical, hassle-free way to look after a less substantial lawn (up to around 400m2). It’s characterised by its power-drive to the rear-wheels; a high-spec feature that allows for effortless mowing on slopes and areas of bumpy ground that would be difficult to traverse with a hand-push machine. The Mountfield SP41 has a compact 39cm working-width, so it will come into its own in gardens with awkward corners, narrow gateways and closely-spaced trees and ornaments to negotiate. It’s powered by STIGA’s 123cc ST 120 OHV Autochoke engine, a four-stroke power-unit that’s renowned for its quiet, clean-running and economical performance. Starting the engine is fast and dependable. Supplied with a large-capacity 40-litre grass-collector, the Mountfield SP41 Self-Propelled Petrol Lawn Mower can be used for long periods between trips to the compost-heap. It’s constructed around a highly-robust polypropylene deck that won’t rust and provides lightweight durability; and if gives you the choice of five preset cutting-heights (25-70mm), so you’ll be able to create a fine-tuned finish and make performance-boosting adjustments to suit the conditions. Other features on the Mountfield SP41 include a fold-down handle, which can be quickly collapsed to save space; and an Operator Presence Control, which act like a ‘deadman’s handle’, stopping the engine (and therefore the blade) when you let go of the bail-arm.