I Purchased a Mountfield front cut ride on mulching lawn mower model
1125m in July 2008 for £1249.00 from R.H. Crawford of Firthville Boston
Lincolnshire. Over the next 18 months the machine was a nightmare broke
down many times cant remember how many on a couple of occasions I even
had to ring R.H. Crawfords to come and take it out of my garden as could
not get it back to my garage. Did not keep records as did not realise
would have reason to do so as Crawfords did repairs under guarantee.
Anyway was so fed up with it started to use a grass cutting service did
get it out last year for some reason and again had to call Crawfords
as broke down this time got a bill for over £100 and then it went back
in the garage. Still using a grass cutting service but again got it
out in Sept and yes you guess it, back to Crawfords only this time I had
enough I paid good money for a machine that is not able to do the job.
I am no longer willing to have a machine that is almost like new just
collecting dust in garage. The way things stand now is that I have
refused to take the mower back and rejected goods under Sale of Goods
On researching this model Mountfield 1125m I have found out that this
model was only available under the Mountfield name for a short while and
in fact no information what so ever can be found on Mountfields web
site concerning it. It was also sold under the Stiga Primo model and
others for a while another brand sold my GGP group (Global Garden
Products) among many.
I believe this model was produced as a budget range front cut mower by
Mountfield and the way the cutting deck and belts fits on the front does
not work (unless you garden is like a bowling green) it is only the
cutting mechanism I have a problem with the engine is fine it is
impossible to refit the belts or even clean deck. The deck on mine is
not removal or inter changeable like the new models. I believe these
models Mountfield 1125M/Stiga Primo was badly designed and in fact is
not fit for propose and that is why it was discontinued although
Mountfield denial this and say available in Scandinavia. I have for a
copy of the workshop manual as the user manual does not show how all the
belts and pulleys fit but I am told it is not allowed.
I know nothing about lawnmowers and went to what I though was a
reputable dealer to buy a ride on R.H.Crawford but I may as well have
gone to a D.I.Y store and paid a lot less because I believe that if
Crawfords was honest they would agree that this mower can not do the job
it is intended for.
So either Mountfield have produced a mower not fit for purpose or
R.H.Crawford have sold me a mower that can not do the job it was
intended for. Unfortunately I am the one left out of pocket with a lawn
mower that if I use will cost me more in repairs than I pay a grass
cutting service. Where do I go from here I would be willing to take them
to small claims court but surly I would have to prove my point and
without more information on the mower. I cant do this as I have only
been able to find real reviews by owners on the mower in other countries
which seem to agree a problem with mower.