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Mountfield Empress 51 LI

9.5

Performance/Cut Quality

9.4/10

Features

9.6/10

Durability

9.6/10

Value

9.2/10

Warranty/Support

9.6/10

Pros

  • Self-propelled drive.
  • Great for lawns up to 600m².
  • 4 mowing options – cut and collect, mulching, side & rear discharge.
  • Hybrid grass collection box with indicator.
  • Power share batteries across the range.

Cons

  • Battery and charger not supplied (bare tool).
  • Higher initial investment required.
  • No foam on handle bars.

Summary

Mountfield Empress 46 Li Review

The Mountfield Empress 51 Li is an electric self-propelled cordless lawn mower weighing 29kg and is recommended to be powered by two 5.0Ah STIGA batteries. It has a 51cm cutting blade, a 60 litre grass collection bag and is designed for medium lawns up to 600m². There are 6 cutting heights available that range from 22mm to 80mm and the mower comes with a two year manufacturer’s warranty that includes the batteries.

This Mountfield Empress 51 Li is almost identical to the Mountfield Empress 41 Li apart from a larger deck, height settings and rear wheels. Therefore, for a full in-depth review, please see my review of this slightly smaller Mountfield on the link below.

There is also a handy table below that clearly shows the differences between all three Empress models.

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Mountfield Empress Comparison Table

Empress 41 Li
Mountfield Freedom500 Empress 41LI Four-Wheeled Self-Propelled 4-in-1...
Empress 46 Li
Mountfield Freedom500 Empress 46LI Four-Wheeled Self-Propelled 48V...
Empress 51 Li
Mountfield Freedom500 Empress 51LI Four-Wheeled Self-Propelled 48V...
Lawn Coverage
550sqm
550sqm
600sqm
Noise Level
79 dB
82 dB
83 dB
Battery / Power (Not Supplied)
recommended 2 x 4Ah batteries
recommended 2 x 4Ah batteries
recommend 2 x 5Ah batteries
Mowing Time
35 minutes
25 minutes
25 minutes
Cutting Width
41 cm
46 cm
51 cm
Weight
25 kg
26 kg
29 kg
Grass Box Capacity
60 L - Hybrid Collection Box
60 L - Hybrid Collection Box
60 L - Hybrid Collection Box
Cutting Height Adjustment
Centralised Lever
Centralised Lever
Centralised Lever
Cutting Heights
6 (22mm – 65mm)
6 (22mm – 80mm)
6 (22mm – 80mm)
Larger Rear Wheels
Wheels
200/200mm soft tread grooved wheels
200/280mm soft tread grooved wheels
200/280mm soft tread grooved wheels
Foldable handlebar
Mulching Plug Supplied
Side Discharge
Rear Discharge
Price
£699.00
£729.00
Price not available
Empress 41 Li
Mountfield Freedom500 Empress 41LI Four-Wheeled Self-Propelled 4-in-1...
Lawn Coverage
550sqm
Noise Level
79 dB
Battery / Power (Not Supplied)
recommended 2 x 4Ah batteries
Mowing Time
35 minutes
Cutting Width
41 cm
Weight
25 kg
Grass Box Capacity
60 L - Hybrid Collection Box
Cutting Height Adjustment
Centralised Lever
Cutting Heights
6 (22mm – 65mm)
Larger Rear Wheels
Wheels
200/200mm soft tread grooved wheels
Foldable handlebar
Mulching Plug Supplied
Side Discharge
Rear Discharge
Price
£699.00
More Information
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Empress 46 Li
Mountfield Freedom500 Empress 46LI Four-Wheeled Self-Propelled 48V...
Lawn Coverage
550sqm
Noise Level
82 dB
Battery / Power (Not Supplied)
recommended 2 x 4Ah batteries
Mowing Time
25 minutes
Cutting Width
46 cm
Weight
26 kg
Grass Box Capacity
60 L - Hybrid Collection Box
Cutting Height Adjustment
Centralised Lever
Cutting Heights
6 (22mm – 80mm)
Larger Rear Wheels
Wheels
200/280mm soft tread grooved wheels
Foldable handlebar
Mulching Plug Supplied
Side Discharge
Rear Discharge
Price
£729.00
More Information
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Empress 51 Li
Mountfield Freedom500 Empress 51LI Four-Wheeled Self-Propelled 48V...
Lawn Coverage
600sqm
Noise Level
83 dB
Battery / Power (Not Supplied)
recommend 2 x 5Ah batteries
Mowing Time
25 minutes
Cutting Width
51 cm
Weight
29 kg
Grass Box Capacity
60 L - Hybrid Collection Box
Cutting Height Adjustment
Centralised Lever
Cutting Heights
6 (22mm – 80mm)
Larger Rear Wheels
Wheels
200/280mm soft tread grooved wheels
Foldable handlebar
Mulching Plug Supplied
Side Discharge
Rear Discharge
Price
Price not available
More Information
Full Review

Last update on 2021-09-17 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Main Features

  • 51cm cutting deck
  • 6 cutting heights
  • 4-in-1 cutting options – cut and collect, mulching, rear discharge & side discharge
  • 60-litre grass box
  • Power share battery sold separately
  • Up to 25 minutes run time
  • 1500w brushless motor
  • Self-propelled drive
  • 2-year warranty

Mountfield Empress Battery Summary

Battery Range

  • 2 x 4.0Ah batteries – 35 runtime for lawns 550 m² – 180 MINUTES CHARGING TIME WITH STANDARD CHARGER/110 MINUTES WITH FAST CHARGER
  • 2 x 5.0Ah batteries – 40 runtime for lawns 600 m² – 220 MINUTES CHARGING TIME WITH STANDARD CHARGER/120 MINUTES WITH FAST CHARGER

Empress Recommended batteries – Run Times / Coverage

  • Empress 41 Li = 41cm cutting width – recommended 2 x 4.0Ah batteries – 550 m² – up to 35 min run time
  • Empress 46 Li = 46cm cutting width – recommended 2 x 4.0Ah batteries – 550 m² – up to 25 min run time
  • Empress 51 Li = 51cm cutting width – recommended 2 x 5.0Ah batteries – 600 m² – up to 25 min run time
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Mountfield Empress 51 Li User Manual

Click here to access the Mountfield Empress 51 Li user manual.

What’s Included In The Box?

  • 1 x Mountfield Empress 51 Li lawn mower
  • 1 x mulching plug
  • 1 x Side discharge chute
  • 1 x 60 litre grass box
  • User manual

Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Self-propelled drive.
  • Great for lawns up to 600m².
  • 4 mowing options – cut and collect, mulching, side & rear discharge.
  • Hybrid grass collection box with full indicator.
  • Power share batteries across the range.
  • Double hand switch and cam locks.
  • Good selection of 6 easy to change cutting heights that range from 22mm to 80mm.
  • Comes with a two year warranty (including batteries).
  • Well made machine that is durable.
Cons
  • Battery and charger are not supplied. (bare tool).
  • Higher initial investment.
  • No foam on handle bars.

Should You Buy This Model?

Mountfield Empress 46 Li Conclusion

Whether you should buy this Empress 51 LI model or not will depend on what you want to achieve with your mower. If you are looking for something to tackle a larger sized garden yet is lightweight and easy to use then this might be a good choice for you. This Mountfield Empress 51 LI would also be an excellent mower for people who are looking to move over from petrol but do not want to lose out on the power and freedom of these machines.

While this is a slightly more pricey lawn mower, the features and quality of the tool perfectly reflect this. With a self-propelled drive, mowing just got a whole lot easier especially if your garden has a little more rugged or sloped terrain. With the four mowing options and a range of cutting heights, this is a mower that would suit a garden with more diverse needs.

The only dilemma you face is choosing which of the three Mountfield Empress models to choose from. Use the handy comparison table above to help you choose.

Conclusion

I have been impressed by a lot of the Mountfield mowers in the past but this one really caught my attention and with so much to offer, it is little wonder. This is a robust, powerful and reliable piece of equipment that doesn’t scrimp on features. While it is missing a rear roller, has no foam on the handles and is a little tricky to fold the handles at the lower point, these are minor inconveniences when you think about everything else you are getting.

Once you have chosen your batteries and given them a charge, you’ll benefit from a nice running time and excellent operation and performance. For medium to large gardens, this is by far one of the best mowing tools on the market at the moment.

See a full review of this mower on the link below.

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Where Should I Purchase This Mountfield Empress 51 Li?

Mountfield Freedom500 Empress 51LI Four-Wheeled Self-Propelled 48V...
  • Includes 2 x E450 5Ah Batteries & C415DU Dual Charger
  • Collecting, Mulching, Side-Discharge, Rear-Discharge
  • Cutting Heights: 22 - 80mm
  • Rear-Wheel Drive
  • Grassbox 60L

Last update on 2021-09-17 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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Mountfield Empress 51 Li FAQs

What is the cutting width of the Mountfield Empress 51 Li?

51cm.

Does the Mountfield Empress 51 Li come with a rear roller?

No.

How many batteries are supplied with this mower?

None, bare tool only.

How much does the Mountfield Empress 51 Li weigh?

29kg.

Can the Mountfield Empress 51 Li be stored vertically?

No vertical storage on this model.

What are the dimensions on the Mountfield Empress 51 Li?

Dimensions L x W x H (mm) 1675 x 710 x 1075.


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