The Mountfield Princess 42 is a 1800 watt electric corded lawn mower that has a 42cm cutting deck and 6 height adjustments from 25mm to 75mm. It has a very respectable rigid 50 litre collection box and is supplied with a 15 metre cable. The Mountfield Princess 42 has 3-in-1 functionality and is able to collect, mulch and rear discharge the grass cuttings, and is fitted with a rear roller for a traditional striped lawn finish.
The Mountfield Princess 42 is the big brother of the range of Mountfield electric mowers that include the smaller Mountfield Princess 38 and the smallest Mountfield Princess 34.
These mowers are identical in build quality and functionality, the only variation is with the deck size, grass collection box size and the power of the motor.
The Mountfield Princess 42 is more suited to those that have larger lawns of over 300m². With the larger lawn coverage Mountfield has provided the mower with a large 50 litre grass collection box to ensure less stops for emptying. They have also supplied this mower with a very powerful 1800 Watt motor and increased the deck size to the largest in this range – 42cm. The combination of these features really make this a great mower for larger and more demanding lawns. Having said that, it performs equally well on well tendered lawns with its range of 6 cutting heights from 25mm to 75mm.
This Mountfield Princess 42 mower is competing very well with the likes of Bosch and others in terms of features and value for money. You get so much with this mower such as the ability to mulch the lawn out of the box – this is an optional extra with some other brands, an integrated rear roller for stripy lawn appearance and a rear discharge option. So truly a 3-in-1 lawn mower.
Although this mower is not self-propelled, the larger rear wheels, the dual grip starter handles and its lightweight make it a pleasure to work with.
There are three different Princess size models to choose from, the Princess 34, 38 and 42. There is a handy comparison table below to show the differences between them.
The Mountfield Princess 42 has a 15 metre cable which is longer than average and saves the inconvenience of having to use an extension cord.
- Blade length 42cm
- Powerful 1800 watt motor
- Grass box capacity 50 litre
- Rear Roller for striped lawn appearance
- Front anti-scalping plate
- Recommended for lawns over 300m²
- Easy to manoeuvre
- Mulching feature included
- Rear discharge
Good news! This Mountfield Princess 42 comes with a built in integrated rear roller for that traditional striped lawn finish.
Mountfield Princess 42 Video
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The Mountfield Princess 42 comes with a two year manufactures warranty.
Mountfield Princess 42 Safety Features
The Mountfield Princess 42 comes with a standard central starter button that must be pressed in order to start this mower. The mower also has a quick stop safety brake feature that stops the blade spinning within three seconds of the operator releasing the switch.
The Mountfield Princess has the ability to mulch the grass cuttings as it comes supplied with a mulching plug. This really is a nice touch from Mountfield as most electric mowers do not have a mulching ability and a rear roller.
To learn more about the benefits of a mower that has the ability to mulch the lawn, please see my article “The Benefits of Mulching Grass – Complete Guide with Pros & Cons“.
Mountfield Princess Comparison Table
There are three varying sizes of Mountfield Princess lawn mowers, the Princess 34, 38 and 42. Below is a comparison table to highlight the differences between them.
Last update on 2023-12-09 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API
Mountfield Princess 42 User Manual
What’s Included in the Box?
- Mountfield Princess 42 Mower
- Large 50 litres rigid grass collection box
- Mulching Plug
- Instruction Manual
- Weight: 15 kg
- Motor: 1800 watts
- Cord Length: 15 metres
- Blade Length: 42cm
- Cutting Heights: 6 options from 25mm to 75mm
- Grass Box Capacity: 50 litre with a window for easy viewing
Pros and Cons
This Mountfield Princess 42 Is Ideal For:
- People with medium sized gardens (over 300m²).
- People that require the option to mulch the lawn cuttings.
- Those that would like a rear roller for a striped lawn finish.
- Those that requires a large 42cm cutting width for quick and precision cutting.
- Requires a powerful 1800W motor for longer/thicker grass.
- People that would like a large grass collection box (50 L) with a vision window.
- Those that require a large range of cutting heights (6 heights from 25mm to 75mm).
As mentioned above this mower really is competing well with the other well known lawn mower brands in terms of both durability, quality of cut, functionality and value for money. The 1800 watt motor has enough power to deal with wet or long grass and the steel blades will cut with precision. The Mountfield Princess 42 mower is well priced, weighs a mere 15 kg and has additional features normally found in higher priced models.
This mower comes with a good 2 year warranty and the support provided in the UK from Mountfield is excellent and responsive. Spare parts and replacement blades are readily available and reasonably priced.
The only negative we could find with this lawn mower is the poor design of the grass collection box making it very difficult to assemble. Assembly should be tool free, however this is not the case and a pair of pliers may be needed. Having said that, once the box is assembled this naturally is no longer an issue.
All in all, you will not be disappointing with this Mountfield Princess 42 mower. It is the big brother in this range and is designed to get the job done quickly and efficiently with its large cutting deck, large collection box, powerful 1800 watt electric motor and myriad of features such as the roller, mulching ability, dual left and right starter handles and overall good build quality.
Where Should I Purchase This Mountfield Princess 42?
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Mountfield Princess 42 FAQs
What is the power of motor in the Mountfield Princess 42?
What is the deck size of the Mountfield Princess 42?
How many cutting heights are there on the Mountfield Princess 42?
6 cutting heights from 25mm to 75mm.
How long is the power cable on the Mountfield Princess 42?
Is the Mountfield Princess 42 self-propelled?
No, this is an electric push mower.
Can the Mountfield Princess 42 side discharge the grass cuttings?
No, this mower will only rear discharge the grass cuttings.
Does the Mountfield Princess 42 have a rear roller for a stripy lawn?
Yes, there is a rear roller on this mower for a stripy lawn.
Can the Mountfield Princess 42 mulch the grass cuttings?
Yes, this mower comes with a mulching plug.
How big is the grass collection box on the Mountfield Princess 42?
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