Frisky Fox lawn mowers by Wolf have been making a name for themselves this year, and this model in particular has proven to be a hit among consumers. Perhaps the reason for this surge in appeal, besides promotion by the likes of distributers UKHS, is that this is a good entry level petrol mower with all the right trimmings (pun intended), and whilst not the cheapest mower on the market overall, it certainly is one of the cheapest self propelled petrol lawn mowers.
Users have remarked that this lesser known name in the lawn mower world have produced a tool capable of rivalling big name brands such as Mountfield and Ryobi. If you’re after something reliable, that starts with the first pull of the ignition cable, and that has all the usual bells and whistles you’d expect from a petrol lawn mower of this size, then it would appear you’ve come to the right place.
Out of the box this doesn’t come with oil, but once you get that topped up and the handle attached with the supplied fastenings and spanner, you’ll be away. All the boxes are ticked in terms of grass box capacity (50 litres), self propulsion (which you’ll be glad of, be it the mower is 38 kg), and a powerful 4 stroke 5.5hp engine – no question of that lasting far longer than a 2 stroke equivalent. Conveniently you’ve also got the versatility of being able to mulch and side discharge should you wish.
On the downside the biggest gripe about this machine is that the throttle doesn’t alter the speed of the self propulsion, instead you’re reliant on a speed control lever, so if you find the walking pace of the mower too slow you might find yourself frustrated that you can’t go faster. The other issue is that the dead mans lever cuts the engine completely rather than just switching it to idle, so whenever you use it you’ll find you have to restart the engine again, not ideal to be honest. You might be able to rectify these issues if you have some knowledge of engines, but we wouldn’t particularly recommend this!
- Cost effective and reliable
- Self propulsion
- Can collect, mulch, or side discharge
- Self propulsion is very slow
- Very heavy at 38kg!
This is a likable lawn mower, but it isn’t without its flaws, indeed it feels as though Wolf have tried to cram in all the features people have come to expect from a petrol lawn mower, whilst still being able to slap a competitive price tag on the side. As such, whilst you get a great mower that works, it does seem to cut corners is some respects, not least that more attention should have been paid to the finer details of the engine. Overall though, this is a fine mower, it still cuts well, and there’s no question with regards to its overall reliability.>>> Click Here For Pricing & Reviews on Amazon <<<