Stiga Park Pro 540 IX mulching ride-on mower review in HD

Stiga Park Pro 540 IX mulching ride-on mower review in HD

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  • Adam Godfrey Reply

    Great video, very informative and well made. Looks like a superb bit of kit!

    May 20, 2017 at 4:58 pm
  • John Butler Reply

    Thanks a lot for getting back to me so promptly Kay. I live in Ireland and we tend to get more rain here, even during the summer, so I sometimes have no option but to cut the grass when it is a little damp! The mixture of sunshine and rain of course result in the grass growing pretty quickly during the summer months, hence the need for frequent cutting even when the grass is damp.
    Unfortunately the tyres did not repel the damp clippings so I had to wash them off before the dealer picked up his machine. I was still very impressed that there were no clippings visible on the grass though.
    As the grass was just a little bit damp when I cut it with my new Stiga the other day there was very little grass stuck to the underside of the mower. I had a go at removing it with a wooden spatula but it was boring and would take forever if there was a lot of clumps of grass stuck to it. I agree with you that life is too short for that!
    I'm going to clean it with a hose in future while making sure that I don't point it directly at the bearings.
    Regards John

    May 20, 2017 at 5:29 pm
  • John Butler Reply

    Great video Kay. My local dealer recommended a Stiga mulching mower to replace my aged Castlegarden ride on as it's deck was on the way out. I viewed your video and was very impressed with the power and flexibility of your Stiga Pro mower. My dealer allowed me to try out a 2 WD mechanical steering version but I found the steering very heavy so he then allowed me to try out his own Park 740 PWX 4WD which has power steering and is a wonderful machine that is very easy to use.
    It really did a greatl job on my lawn and a much better job than my previous tractor mower which nearly always left clumps of grass on the lawn when I used it in mulching mode.
    When I cut the lawn with my dealer's mower it was quite wet and I was amazed that there were no clumps of grass left on the lawn when I finished. I took delivery of my new 740 PWX on Monday and used it for the first time yesterday, needless to say I'm really pleased that I bought it. I retired a couple of years ago and I have no doubt that it will see me out!!
    Like yours, my deck lifts up about 30 degrees for cleaning, without disengaging the belt. It lifts up 90 degrees with the belt disengaged but that's more complicated and so I'll probably stick with the 30 degree lift.
    I'm wondering how you clean your deck. Stiga appear to recommend cleaning it with a water hose (see the UTube video on the Park Quick Flip for example) and that was how I intended to clean it. One of the mechanics working for my dealer recommended not using a hose as it may lead to problems with the bearings.
    I'd appreciate feedback based on your experience.
    Regards
    John Butler

    May 20, 2017 at 5:38 pm
  • Nils Kall Reply

    Great Video! I have a question, when you say that you can't leave the gras long for the mulching to work, do you mean that you cant cut off to much at a time or that you must keep the gras short overall? I prefer my gras very long (3 inch +) and I had some problems with clumps with my 95 combi deck, similar to yours. Although my gras is extremely lush and thick.
    I have also had a combi 100 deck (100cm with 3 knifes) I think that the 2 knifes deck cut better but it is more sensitive to rocks and roots because of its timings belts. Did you know that there is a striping kit for your mower deck? It is a roller that attaches to the back of the deck. Most Stiga dealers don't know this so you have to be a bit "pushy" to get them to call Stiga to order it.
    I have had 3 Stiga Park so far but no 4wd yet. Regards Nils from Sweden

    May 20, 2017 at 6:22 pm
  • Max Penny Reply

    Great Video!
    Multiclip is the most efficient way to maintain your Lawn properly . 4WD is perfect for switzerland…thx and enjoy,René

    May 20, 2017 at 6:48 pm
  • marcus stenlund Reply

    I have had my park 14 for 3 years and not a single problem.Use it, with snow rake, flail mower, mower and combi cart.Guess the next step is to buy a Pro machine with a Honda engine:)

    May 20, 2017 at 7:24 pm
  • simulator HQ Reply

    why would you gas or blow up a mole hill anyway it is easy to just let them get on with it and then you could use the rake and sort them out otherwise I think I might buy one of these since I heard bad review of the Husqvarna 200 series which was my original choice also a good mowing tip cut off a bit of the lawn so it is a rectangle then go around the outside once or twice then go up and down then this will stripe it good

    May 20, 2017 at 7:55 pm
  • Thomas De Herde Reply

    Nice mower, great engine, honda are the best. What's your fuel consumption

    May 20, 2017 at 8:38 pm
  • Dudley Gardens Reply

    thanks for a great video. Although given the price the purchase is a bit aspirational for me at the moment its great to see the features and think about the future. I wish I had your delivery, very clear and easy to listen to. Incidentally, I totally agree with you about mulching almost no where else in the world is obsessed with bagging clippings like us English. All the best, Tim

    May 20, 2017 at 9:15 pm
  • robert retka Reply

    Your machine looks like a smart package for your needs. As you use it through the years I hope you find it to be mostly satisfying robust in performance and durability.

    May 20, 2017 at 10:12 pm

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