How To Identify Your Lawnmower

PLEASE NOTE - spares are divided into two sections - spares for the ENGINE (eg. gaskets, filters, pistons) or spares for the MACHINE (eg, wheels, levers, belts, blades). If you require parts that are fitted to the ENGINE, we need to know what engine you have - see section "Information about spare parts for petrol engine mowers" further down the page.

For spare parts, in order for us to supply the correct items you will need to identify the machine. For lawnmowers there will usually be an identification plate or sticker located on the "deck" or "chassis" of the lawnmower. It will give lots of information including Manufacturer, Model Code Type, Year, Serial Number. Having all this information is crucial in determining which parts to supply.

Here is an example identification plate:
Engine Plate

Model Info

From this plate we can see the manufacturer is GGP Italy - even though the mower is called Mountfield with a Briggs and Stratton engine, the manufacturers name is hidden away and is not really a household name - they make mowers under many different brand names. The model is HP185, and the type is ESL464 - only on this plate are these model numbers shown. They are not mentioned anywhere else on the machine.

The large 96dB is a sound rating. We can also see the year of manufacture - 2015, the weight, and some serial numbers. So we can see that the identification plate is very important.

Information About Spare Parts for Petrol Engine Mowers

It is not always commonly known that lawnmower petrol engines are manufactured and documented separately from the rest of the lawnmower, and usually have their own unique model codes. For example a Hayter lawnmower probably has an engine made by, and documented by, Honda or Briggs and Stratton. Therefore if parts are required for the petrol engine, you must provide the details of the engine, not the mower.

So if you are wanting spark plugs, air / oil / fuel filters, carb gaskets, fuel tanks, recoil starters, fuel caps or dipsticks etc.. - all of these parts are engine parts and we will require the engine data to process the enquiry.

Here is how to locate the engine data for a Briggs and Stratton engine, as fitted to many many machines:
Engine Number locations
Other Places to look
Other Places to look
Other Places to look


From this we can see that the engine has the following details:
Model Type Code
9T502 0111 B1 08080852

With these details we should be be able to bring up a diagram of the engine and supply the correct parts.

Briggs and Stratton Video

Honda Engines
More info on Honda Engines

Contact us for spare parts

If you need spare parts please check out the spare parts section of our website, or our dedicated spares site - Magic Parts. Most common consumable parts are listed here. If you can't see what you need you can contact us, but you will need to be very specific about your machine. We will TRY to get back to you as soon as we can but please remember in season we get lots (100's) of requests. To ask about spare parts please ensure you have the following information:

1. Your Name:
2. Your telephone number:
3. Your Email address if you have one:
4. The make of your machine (E.g. Hayter):
5. The model of your machine (E.g. Spirit 41 Autodrive):
6. Any model codes applying to your machine (E.g. 619E):
7. The year of manufacture:
8. The make of the ENGINE fitted to your machine (E.g. Briggs):
9. The model type and code of the ENGINE (E.g. 90102):
10. A detailed description of the parts required:

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