Hyundai HYM480SPR Review (HYM430SPER)- 48cm Self Propelled Lawnmower with Roller

Hyundai HYM480SPR

9.7

Performance/Cut Quality

9.8/10

Features

9.7/10

Durability

9.6/10

Value

9.8/10

Warranty/Support

9.8/10

Pros

  • Reliable, powerful and competent self propelled petrol lawn mower.
  • Rear roller for striped lawn appearance.
  • Excellent 2-in-1 cutting features.
  • 70 L grass collection box and 5 cutting heights
  • Comes with a 3 year warranty.

Cons

  • No mulching option
  • As with all petrol mowers some maintenance is required.

Hyundai HYM480SPR Review – 48cm Self Propelled Lawnmower with Rear Roller


Summary of the Hyundai HYM480SPR :

Hyundai HYM480SPR Review

The Hyundai HYM480SPR is a self propelled petrol lawn mower that has a powerful 2.6kW (3.5hp) Hyundai OHV 4-stroke 139cc engine and combined with a 48cm cutting width hardened steel blade is designed for large sized lawns. There are 5 cutting heights from 17mm to 75mm that can be adjusted from a central lever and a large 70 litre polypropylene/polyester fabric grass catcher bag. Unlike most petrol mowers, the Hyundai HYM480SPR has a built in rear roller for a traditional striped lawn appearance and comes complete with a 3 year warranty.

It may surprise you to know that Hyundai petrol lawn mowers have been around in the UK for many years. The Hyundai HYM480SPR self propelled lawn mower is the middle brother to the smaller HYM460SP (46cm deck) and the larger HYM510SPE (51cm deck) and may just be the right choice when looking for the middle ground suitable for a large sized lawn.

In my opinion, the whole range of Hyundai petrol mowers are great performers and such good value for money. Hyundai are constantly developing their mowers and engines and we are now at a point where you know you will get a reliable and great performing mower with features that will make mowing even the largest lawn a breeze. Hyundai have even added a ribbed roller to the mower to satisfy the British desire for a stripy lawn, nice one Hyundai!!

In this Hyundai HYM480SPR 48cm self propelled lawn mower review, I will take you through all the features and functions of this mower so you know exactly what you are getting for your money.


Main Features of the Hyundai HYM480SPR 48cm Self Propelled Lawnmower

  • Rating: 9.7/10
  • 4 Stroke 139cc Petrol Engine
  • Low Emission & Low Maintenance Engine
  • Self Propelled
  • Rear Roller
  • Recoil Start
  • 3 Year Warranty
  • Blade length: 48cm
  • Weight: 38kg
  • Number of Cutting Height: 5 (17mm to 75mm)
  • Grass box capacity: 70 Litre

The Hyundai HYM480SPR has OPC (Operator Presence Control) technology that ensures the engine will stop if  the handle is let go. This mower has the ability to cut & collect or rear discharge the grass cuttings, there is NO mulching feature on the HYM480SPR.


To give you a visual representation of the Hyundai HYM480SPR 48cm Self Propelled Lawnmower please watch the video below (please note that this video is of the slightly smaller Hyundai HYM460SPR mower):


Hyundai HYM480SPR Deck

Cutting Diameter and Features

The Hyundai HYM480SPR offers excellent 2-in-1 cutting features – cut and collect + rear discharge.

  • Cut and collect – grass is cut and collected in the rear collection box.
  • Rear discharge – grass is cut and discharged from the rear of the mower.

There is a rear discharge chute whereby the grass clippings are blown out of the back of the mower onto your lawn, where they can be left to break down naturally. Remember when using the rear discharge, make sure you are not cutting grass that is too long, otherwise you will be left with lines/bales of grass that are not ideal for the lawn’s condition. Rear discharge works well on shorter grass and if you ensure you stick to the 1/3 rule (only cut 1/3 from the height of your grass).

Using the mower’s 48cm cutting width rotary blade, makes it easier for you to mow large sized gardens over 450m² much more efficiently and easily.


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Height Adjustment

Hyundai HYM480SPR Safety Features

There is a convenient single-lever central height adjuster, which enables the user to set 5 different cutting heights between 17mm and 75mm, that cleverly allows this mower to be set in accordance with the height and condition of the grass you are cutting.

The great feature of this mower is the low 17mm cutting height. This is unusual for a petrol mower of this size, but has been added to complement the rear roller to achieve a traditional stripy bowling green finish. More about the rear roller on this Hyundai HYM480SPR later!


Self-Propelled Drive

This Hyundai HYM480SPR is self propelled from the rear roller and is controlled from the mounted handle control lever. The OPC (Operator Presence Control) technology ensures that the mower will not run off if the handle is let go. The self propelled drive operates at a continuous speed level of 3000 rpm over various lawn levels and the rear roller drive assists when mowing up/down slopes and uneven areas of your lawn. Its large full width roller has been designed for easier manoeuvring around the lawn particularly around tight corners and flower beds. This is a great feature from Hyundai and outperforms mowers from other manufacturers.


Grass Box Capacity

The 70 Litre grass collector on this Hyundai HYM480SPR self propelled lawn mower features a high airflow plastic top with aerated fabric sides. The collection box comes with a level indicator so you know exactly when you are getting close to having to empty the collector. It is so frustrating when this simple feature is missing from other brands of mowers, so good job to Hyundai for including this essential touch.


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Practicalities

The Hyundai HYM480SPR is provided with excellent 2-in-1 cutting features you can choose from cut and collect or side discharge. Furthermore, you are able to attach a hose connector to the deck for easy cleaning, fold the soft grip handle for easy storage and transport. This mower also has good quality ball bearing large front wheels for ease of manoeuvrability.  The steel deck is hard-wearing and durable, and conveniently Hyundai have added an easy to remove maintenance cover to allow access to the enclosed drive belt.

As mentioned above a great feature of this Hyundai HYM480SPR is the ability to clean the deck underneath by connecting it to a garden hose whilst running the machine, again a feature that will save time, keeps the mower running effectively whilst prolonging its life – not just a gimmick.

For easy storage of this Hyundai HYM480SPR the soft grip handles can be folded forward and downwards over the lawn mower. This reduces storage space and makes transportation easier.

It can’t all be good! Well, this is a fantastic petrol mower, however it does lack the ability to mulch the grass cuttings as some other Hyundai mowers can. I believe this is deliberate from Hyundai as this mower is for those that want a lawn that is cut short and looks great, not just a mower that can plough through a lawn that is not maintained or cut more regularly. Remember this mower has a low cutting height option of just 17mm and a rear roller for a stripy lawn, so I don’t think the ability to mulch really fits well with the type of owner the Hyundai HYM480SPR is intended for.

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Power System / Engine

The Hyundai HYM480SPR 48cm self propelled lawn mower is provided with the ever popular Hyundai IC140VE engine that includes Smart Cut 2.6kW (3.5hp) and Hyundai OHV 4-stroke 139cc Euro II

This is a popular low emission & low maintenance engine that is used in many Hyundai petrol mowers and has proved to be a reliable and trustworthy choice.

The engine is low noise, easy starting, low fuel consumption which means that you are keeping the running costs low.

There is an electric start version of this mower called the Hyundai HYM480SPER. The specification is the same as the Hyundai HYM480SPR, however the HYM480SPER has the addition of a push button electric start.


Hyundai Petrol Mower Model Comparison Table

HYM430SP
Hyundai HYM430SP 4-stroke Petrol Lawn Mower Self Propelled 139 Cc 42cm...
HYM460SPE
Hyundai HYM460SPE Petrol Self Propelled Lawnmower Electric Push Button...
HYM480SPR
Hyundai, Petrol Self Propelled, Rear Roller, Electric Start, Lawnmower...
HYM510SPE
Hyundai Petrol Lawnmower Self Propelled Push Button Electric Start...
HYM530SPER
Hyundai HYM530SPER 21" 52.5cm 525mm Self Propelled Electric Start...
Product
Hyundai HYM430SP 4-stroke Petrol Lawn Mower Self Propelled 139 Cc 42cm...
Hyundai HYM460SPE Petrol Self Propelled Lawnmower Electric Push Button...
Hyundai, Petrol Self Propelled, Rear Roller, Electric Start, Lawnmower...
Hyundai Petrol Lawnmower Self Propelled Push Button Electric Start...
Hyundai HYM530SPER 21" 52.5cm 525mm Self Propelled Electric Start...
Deck Size
42cm
46cm
48cm
51cm
52.5cm
Cutting Heights
6 Heights: 25mm to 75mm
6 Heights: 25mm to 75mm
5 Heights: 17mm to 75mm
6 Heights: 25mm to 75mm
5 Heights: 25mm to 75mm
Weight
28 kg
39kg
38 kg
43 kg
46 kg
Collection Box Size
45 Litre
70 Litre
70 Litre
70 Litre
70 Litre
Engine
Hyundai 139cc IC140V
2019 Hyundai 139cc 4 stroke petrol engine
2.6kW Hyundai OHV 139cc
Hyundai 173cc IC175V
Hyundai 173cc 4-stroke Euro 5 OHV engine
Start Type
Recoil
Electric start with recoil backup
Recoil
Electric start with recoil backup
Electric start with recoil backup
Self Propelled
Collection Box Collection
Rear Discharge
Side Discharge
Mulching
Rear Roller
Customer Rating
-
-
-
-
Price
Price not available
£349.99
£479.99
£379.00
Price not available
Prime Benefits
-
-
-
-
HYM430SP
Hyundai HYM430SP 4-stroke Petrol Lawn Mower Self Propelled 139 Cc 42cm...
Product
Hyundai HYM430SP 4-stroke Petrol Lawn Mower Self Propelled 139 Cc 42cm...
Deck Size
42cm
Cutting Heights
6 Heights: 25mm to 75mm
Weight
28 kg
Collection Box Size
45 Litre
Engine
Hyundai 139cc IC140V
Start Type
Recoil
Self Propelled
Collection Box Collection
Rear Discharge
Side Discharge
Mulching
Rear Roller
Customer Rating
Price
Price not available
Prime Benefits
-
More information
Full Review
HYM460SPE
Hyundai HYM460SPE Petrol Self Propelled Lawnmower Electric Push Button...
Product
Hyundai HYM460SPE Petrol Self Propelled Lawnmower Electric Push Button...
Deck Size
46cm
Cutting Heights
6 Heights: 25mm to 75mm
Weight
39kg
Collection Box Size
70 Litre
Engine
2019 Hyundai 139cc 4 stroke petrol engine
Start Type
Electric start with recoil backup
Self Propelled
Collection Box Collection
Rear Discharge
Side Discharge
Mulching
Rear Roller
Customer Rating
-
Price
£349.99
Prime Benefits
-
More information
Full Review
HYM480SPR
Hyundai, Petrol Self Propelled, Rear Roller, Electric Start, Lawnmower...
Product
Hyundai, Petrol Self Propelled, Rear Roller, Electric Start, Lawnmower...
Deck Size
48cm
Cutting Heights
5 Heights: 17mm to 75mm
Weight
38 kg
Collection Box Size
70 Litre
Engine
2.6kW Hyundai OHV 139cc
Start Type
Recoil
Self Propelled
Collection Box Collection
Rear Discharge
Side Discharge
Mulching
Rear Roller
Customer Rating
-
Price
£479.99
Prime Benefits
-
More information
Full Review
HYM510SPE
Hyundai Petrol Lawnmower Self Propelled Push Button Electric Start...
Product
Hyundai Petrol Lawnmower Self Propelled Push Button Electric Start...
Deck Size
51cm
Cutting Heights
6 Heights: 25mm to 75mm
Weight
43 kg
Collection Box Size
70 Litre
Engine
Hyundai 173cc IC175V
Start Type
Electric start with recoil backup
Self Propelled
Collection Box Collection
Rear Discharge
Side Discharge
Mulching
Rear Roller
Customer Rating
-
Price
£379.00
Prime Benefits
More information
Full Review
HYM530SPER
Hyundai HYM530SPER 21" 52.5cm 525mm Self Propelled Electric Start...
Product
Hyundai HYM530SPER 21" 52.5cm 525mm Self Propelled Electric Start...
Deck Size
52.5cm
Cutting Heights
5 Heights: 25mm to 75mm
Weight
46 kg
Collection Box Size
70 Litre
Engine
Hyundai 173cc 4-stroke Euro 5 OHV engine
Start Type
Electric start with recoil backup
Self Propelled
Collection Box Collection
Rear Discharge
Side Discharge
Mulching
Rear Roller
Customer Rating
-
Price
Price not available
Prime Benefits
-
More information
Full Review

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Roller (Stripes)

Normally we would be saying “no roller” as most rotary petrol mowers do not have a rear roller, however this Hyundai HYM480SPR does have a roller and this gives it some very useful advantages.

The rear roller covers the full width of the 48cm deck and as well as providing the traditional striped lawn that will make your neighbours want one, it also makes this mower very stable especially along borders (no more tipping into the boarder and scalping the edge). You may also think that having a roller makes this mower less manoeuvrable, well no, that is not the case. Hyundai have cleverly split the roller into two halves so this mower literally has an almost zero turning circle when tilted back, ideal for manoeuvring around obstacles and tight corners.


Hyundai HYM480SPR Safety Features

Safety Features

The Hyundai petrol mowers have a great safety record and this Hyundai HYM480SPR is no exception. Also as mentioned above this mower has an Operator Presence Control system to ensure if you let go of the handle the engine will stop running. Combined with the rear roller for extra stability this petrol mower is as safe, if not safer, than any other mower. Remember, always follow the operating instructions and wear appropriate clothing and footwear.


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What’s included in the box?

  • The Hyundai HYM480SPR 48cm Self Propelled Lawnmower
  • 70 L Hard Top Polyester Grass Bag
  • Assembly Tools
  • User Manual
Hyundai HYM480SPR Features

Pros

  • This is the most reliable, powerful and competent petrol lawn mower available on the market with a rear roller.
  • Excellent 2-in-1 cutting features – Cut and Collect or Cut and Rear Discharge.
  • Comes with a 3 year warranty.
  • Very easy to adjust the height.
  • Offers a great range of cutting heights (with a low 17mm setting) and has the ability and power to cut grass in all conditions.
  • Self drive large rear roller makes the mower easy to move around your garden and provides striped lawn appearance.
  • The mower is easy to clean and use.
  • Simple to empty the collection bag.
  • Quick and easy assembly (about 5 mins).
  • Electric push start option available.

Cons

  • The mower is little heavy as it weighs 38kg (the self drive will ensure that you are not struggling).
  • No mulching ability with this mower.
  • As with all petrol mowers some maintenance is required.
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Conclusion

Hyundai HYM480SPR

Despite the fact that this mower is quite heavy, its power, performance and rear roller definitely makes it one of the best lawn mowers in the UK market. Producing low vibration, noise and emissions, the HYM480SPR petrol lawn mower offers consumers an excellent all round garden petrol lawn mower.

With its versatile 2-in-1 cutting options and 5 height settings (including a low 17mm setting), it ensures this Hyundai HYM480SPR model can tackle longer grass with ease as well as produce a low striped bowling green finish. I feel you will not be disappointed with this petrol mower and that your money is well spent.


Should You Buy This Model

For great value for money, it is simply one of the best rear roller petrol lawn mowers in the UK at the moment.


Where should I purchase this model?

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This mower is also available with an Electric Push Start option – details below.

Hyundai, Petrol Self Propelled, Rear Roller, Electric Start, Lawnmower...
  • 2.6kW Hyundai OHV 4-stroke 139cc engine, providing easy starting with low fuel consumption.
  • Split 38cm ribbed rear roller for a traditional British striped lawn. Rear wheel (roller) drive, 48cm cutting width, ideal for medium sized lawns.
  • Single point cutting height adjustment - 5 cutting heights 25mm to 75mm. Rear discharge and rear collect options.
  • Easy to remove 70litre grass collector. Foldable handles for compact storage.
  • Full UK spares backup to maintain your lawn mower for years to come. Covered by Hyundai 3 year platinum warranty.

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FAQ – Hyundai HYM480SPR

Is Hyundai HYM480SPR suitable for my larger lawn?

Yes as the Hyundai HYM480SPR Self Propelled Lawnmower has a large 48cm deck /blade and is suitable for lawn over 300m² . It gives you 5 height settings using a single point height adjuster from 17mm to 75mm to ensure you get the finish you are after.

Will the Hyundai HYM480SPR mower stripe the lawn?

Yes the Hyundai HYM480SPR does have a rear roller for a stripy lawn appearance.

Can I fold down the handlebars on the Hyundai HYM480SPR?

Yes, the bars fold flat for convenient storage.

What is the warranty that comes with the Hyundai HYM480SPR?

A 3 year warranty. Register online within 30 days to activate your 3 year warranty.

Can you use the Hyundai HYM480SPR without the self-propelled feature?

Yes. To use 'push' mode - don't push the rear lever forward.

What fuel do I use in the Hyundai HYM480SPR?

Unleaded petrol or Aspen garden fuel.

 


Want to lean more about what’s involved in maintaining a petrol lawnmower? Check out my guide “10 Simple Steps to Maintaining Your Petrol Lawnmower


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Technical Details

Model NumberHYM480SPR
Item Weight38 Kg
Product Dimensions1050x530x1580 (H x W x L)
ColourBlue
Power SourceFuel Powered
WarrantyWarranty: 3 Years
Deck MaterialSteel
DriveSelf-Propelled
UsageOutside
Included ComponentsHYM480SPR Petrol Lawnmower, 70L Hard top Polyester Grass Bag, Assembly Tools and User Manual.
Cutting Height17mm to 75mm
Grass Collection Box70 L
Cutting Width48 cm
Engine Size139cc

 

 

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