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The McCulloch M46-140RR Review

The McCulloch M46-140RR is another mower to come from one of the finer produces of petrol lawn mowers in the business, but is it worth your time and money?

McCulloch M46-140RR Petrol Lawn Mower

The McCulloch M46-140RR Features

  • Self-Propelled
  • Rear Roller
  • Briggs & Stratton 140cc Engine
  • 46cm Cutting Width
  • 5 Adjustable Cutting Height Settings
  • 30mm To 80mm Cutting Height
  • 50 Litre Grass Collection Box

4 Star Rating

The McCulloch M46-140RR Review

The McCulloch M46-140RR is another mower to come from one of the finer produces of petrol lawn mowers in the business, but is it worth your time and money?

The mowers we’ve reviewed previously from McCulloch have been solid little numbers and we have high hopes for how this particular one functions. One thing that’s different to the others is that the McCulloch M46-140RR has a nice bulky rear roller on the back compared to the rear wheeled versions we’ve looked at already.

To begin with, we know that you’re always going to get a number of positive traits from any McCulloch mower : strength, quality and accessibility and the M46-140RR looks just the same out of the box. It’s easy to set up, easy to access the fuel and oil caps and with a handle height adjuster, finding a comfortable mowing position is a breeze. Storage is covered by the foldaway handles that allow the mower to find a place in your cluttered shed and the neat little hose connector for cleaning the mower after use is always a great little bonus.

To make best use of the rear roller on the mower, the McCulloch M46-140RR is self-propelled and will drive across the lawn at an easy walking pace, saving you the trouble of having to provide the muscle power to mow the line. In addition, with a rear roller on a mower, you want to be concentrating on keeping the thing straight and not worrying about giving a little more oomph, and risking a wobbly stripe, to tackle an undulation.

Talking of stripes, I hear the tune to an English Country Garden in my head. The stripes this mower produces are highly satisfactory and will leave you gushing with pride at the professional looking finish the mower produces.

This is partly due to the extra weight the McCulloch M46-140RR carries which, in some ways, is a double edged sword. As we all know in the time after Xmas, carrying those extra few pounds makes things a little more difficult in getting around and turning this mower is no exception. It’s not a huge problem and I’m merely reporting it, but if you’ve used a lighter non-roller mower previously, you’ll notice a slight difference when turning.

Yeah, but can the McCulloch M46-140RR cut my grass?

The mower has a 46cm cutting width which is more or less standard for this price range. What this means is that when it comes to a small lawn, the M46-140RR will eat it for breakfast and will do a grand job with most medium to low-end large lawns.

In addition, the mower can be set at a cutting height of between 30mm and 80mm with 5 adjustable settings which is just about ok. We’d have liked a little shorter in the cut – maybe 25mm – but 30mm will be sufficient for most people. A great handy little feature is that the different heights are set by a single little level which is always helps rather than having to set the 4 wheels separately. It is possible, however, that this level is position wrong as when cutting along an edge with outgrowing bushes some people have reported that is can snag from time to time. It’s not a big deal, but a little nit-pick doesn’t do anything any harm.

On the back of the mower is a 50 litre hard / canvas grass collector. I’d have preferred something a little bigger but 50 litres should be enough for most people. The access to the grass box is fairly easy and you’ll have it emptied and re-attached and ready to go again in next to no time.

The McCulloch M46-140RR is powered by a 140cc Briggs & Stratton 500 series. It’s an engine that provides plenty of power. This is a good thing as the engine is not only being asked to power the cutting blades but to also drive the mower forward – you always need a little more when your asking the mower to do more than one thing. As already mentioned, access to the oil cap and petrol tank is easy and starting the mower is both quick and simple which will have you up and running in no time.

So what do we think of the McCulloch M46-140RR?

All in all, we’re very impressed with this mower. Yes, there are a couple little gripes but the same can be said of any mower as nothing is perfect.

We would have liked a shorter cut than what the McCulloch M46-140RR provides, but this isn’t a big issue and more than made up for by the excellent stripes the mower produces. The weight could be a problem for those who aren’t a Hunky Gardener from a Rom Com but a little extra effort is needed when turning.

There are possibly better mowers around for the price but if you happened to buy one of these you won’t be disappointed as it does an excellent job at mowing most of the lawns it will have to face.

McCulloch M46-140RR Petrol Lawn Mower

Product Features

  • Self-Propelled
  • Rear Roller
  • Briggs & Stratton 140cc Engine
  • 46cm Cutting Width
  • 5 Adjustable Cutting Height Settings
  • 30mm To 80mm Cutting Height
  • 50 Litre Grass Collection Box

4 Star Rating

Updated: June 16, 2014 — 7:54 am