Mountfield 1538H Tractor Mower Review 2024


If you are interested in buying the Mountfield 1538H Ride on Tractor mower in the coming days, then check out this brief Mountfield 1538H Garden tractor review which will outline everything you need to know about it plus the main pros and cons outlined further down on this page that we came across which will be of interest to you. As we can only show price guides at the time of this review, please make sure to view the price checkers provided below to help ensure you have the most accurate up to date price information.

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Mountfield Garden Tractor Range

The focus of our review will be on the Mountfield 1538H Petrol Hydrostatic Garden Tractor but we will also include 2 other alternatives in the Mountfield range namely the Mountfield MTF98 MSD 1538 Side Discharge Mulching Tractor mower and the Mountfield MTF 92H Twin 1736H Petrol Hydrostatic Garden Tractor mower so at least you have more than just 1 option when it comes to making any final decision.

Whichever tractor mower you decide upon, it can be delivered mow ready with a 90 day money back guarantee from the supply base in Gloucester.

Mountfield 1538H Tractor Review

Mountfield MTF98H 1538H Petrol Hydrostatic Garden Tractor

This impressive garden tractor from Mountfield comes with a fair price range that many homes can afford and you should be able to get your hands on it for less than £3500 when seen at the time of our review. It is designed for larger garden lawns up to 2 acres in size or 8000m2 and it comes with the Stiga ST450 engine 432cc capacity and a power output of 7.2kW @ 2600 rpm.

It offers you the automatic hydrostatic transmission, a large grass collection bag of 240 litres, the anti-scalp wheels and a mowing width of 98cm or 38 inches. The mulch plug and tow bar are optional extras and it comes backed with a 5 year warranty as long as it is serviced annually by a reputable Mountfield dealer.

The grass box can be emptied from the drivers seat, there are 7 mowing height options that range from 2.5cm up to 8cm and the overall dimensions for the machines are 234cm long by 103cm wide. Starting the machine is done with the electronic key ignition and the fuel tank has a petrol capacity of 6 litres.

Price Guide: £2800 - £3300 @ Gloucester

Video: Introduction to the Mountfield 1538H Garden Tractor

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Technical Specification

Model - MTF98H

Engine type - Stiga ST450

Type – Grass Collection

Dashboard Display - 1 LED

Transmission – Hydrostatic

Capacity - 432cc

Fuel – Petrol

Power Output - 7.2kW @ 2600rpm

Fuel Tank Capacity - 6 litres

Starter - Key start

Area – up to 2 acres / 8000m2

Anti-Scalp Wheels - Yes

Mow height - 7 levels 2.5cm – 80cm

Deck Engagement – Electromagnetic

Deck Width - 98cm or 38 inches

Blades – Twin blades untimed

Collection Capacity - 240 litres

Optional - Tow bar, Mulch Plug

Dimensions - L234cm x W103cm

Weight - 160 kg

Warranty - 5 year (subject to conditions)

Pros for the Mountfield 1538H Tractor

  • You get the garden tractor mower delivered ready to mow with a 90 day money back guarantee and a 5 year warranty for peace of mind
  • It can deal with larger lawn garden sizes up to 2 acres no problem whatsoever or 8000m2 or approximately 90m long by 90m wide
  • It comes with the automatic gearbox hydrostatic transmission which works superbly in managing the tractor machine and getting the mowing jobs done faster and with less strain

Cons for the Mountfield 1538H Tractor

  • Struggles with steep slopes  especially when it comes to power requirements on rough ground as you can hear the engine struggle a small bit. More power in the engine would be preferred for the slopes
  • The tow bar, grass deflector and mulch kit are not included in the standard package and will cost extra
  • There is no side discharge available and it is considerably less powerful than the Mountfield 92H Twin 1736H tractor mower

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Alternative Mountfield Tractor Mowers

If the Mountfield 1538H Garden tractor mower hasn’t ticked all of your boxes just yet, then check out 2 further alternatives from Mountfield that we liked and can recommend to the wider public outlined briefly as follows…

1, Mountfield 98 1538 MSD Side Discharge Mulching Tractor Mower

Main Features

Lower priced garden tractor alternative

Side discharge only with no grass collections

Stiga ST350 single cylinder engine 352cc

Manual transmission (5 forward &  1 reverse gear)

Mowing width 98cm or 38 inches

Rear wheels are larger to support traction

Speed range from 2km/hr to 9.7km/hr

5 year warranty (conditions apply)

Price Guide: £1800 - £2300

2, Mountfield MTF 92H Twin 1736H Petrol Hydrostatic Garden Tractor

Main Features

Higher priced more powerful alternative

Better at dealing with steeper slopes

Includes the Stiga ST600 twin engine

For larger grass areas up to 2.5 acres (10000m2)

Automatic gearbox Hydrostatic Transmission

Larger engine capacity 586cc

More power at 11.2 kW @ 2700rpm

Speed levels up to 8.8 km per hour

Price Guide: £3600 - £4200

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After completing this review for the Mountfield 1538H Garden tractor mower, we hope our work here can help you out in some small way and perhaps give you a better idea of what to expect from this Garden tractor ride on mower. We have included an intro video, our pros and cons, a lower priced less powerful alternative and a higher priced more powerful alternative so there should be something here to cater for your own mowing needs.

It will come down to your own budget at the end of the day and how much you are prepared to invest for getting grass cut and having a nice, neat and tidy garden lawn finish.


Would we buy it? Yes we would have no hesitation in buying the Mountfield 1538H Garden tractor mower but to be honest, we much preferred the superior model Mountfield 92H Twin 1736H Petrol Hydrostatic Garden Tractor as it offers so much more in terms of power output, performance, comfort and versatility. Further pricing updates and information can be checked out below from the supply base in Gloucester who offer the 5 year warranty and the 90 day money back guarantee…

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