Had an issue with rear left tire falling off ball bearing hub. Added several nylon washers to hold tire in place to correct the issue. Also find that the bag for clippings is subpar, not an issue if you mulch. Otherwise, the machine cuts evenly and cleanly, starts on the first pull and is a breeze to maneuver. So far, and despite the wheel issue, this has lived up the excellent reviews it has received.
May 27, 2014
Excellent Mower - Rates Top Notch
I have had this model mower with the Honda engine for 3 seasons/yrs now & this is an absolute work horse! I bought it from an authorized dealer already assembled & ready for yards. I mow several yards, including the "small stuff" around my home, garden & etc where I can't get my LGT2654 into. I have had to do nothing to it but regular maintenance (change oil, filters & blade) & it mows through grass as if it wasn't even there. I chose this model over the self propel models because I mow alot of inclines, around flower beds, gardens & I wanted to have the extra "calorie burn". I would not trade this mower for anything & I have used snappers, toros, troybilts, lawn boys & craftsman mowers in the past. It is a "machine" that is well built & worth every penny & then some!!
May 26, 2014
Flimsy... Great engine. Save for a nicer mower.
Like many other reviews, I found the Honda portion of the mower great and the rest leaving something to be desired. I anticipate needing to weld the handle attachment spots after a few more uses to stop the flexing. Also, the wheel brackets are ridiculously thin. The wheels are at a slightly different camber every time I turn a corner. For the price, this is still, most likely, the best mower you can get. However, knowing what a I know now, I would save for the actual Honda mower (or comparable quality push mower). I really don't see this particular mower (not the engine) lasting more than 4-5 years. It does mow and push very easily, with plenty of power to get throigh the thick stuff. Also, the mulching option is pretty slick the way it functions.
May 12, 2014
Great mower for the money. I struggled to find a good quality non-self propelled mower at the local big box retailers, even the one that carries Husqvarna products.
Ended up buying the mower from Amazon and couldn't be happier. It was easy to assemble and has started without any fuss since the first use this season.
Good power, lightweight and wide cutting path make this an excellent suburban lawnmower.
May 8, 2014
Pleased with Product
Had previous experience with this mower and very pleased. The first experience was with my lawn care business to do the small trim work that couldn't do with the larger mowers i had. Always easy to start and had no problems with. Eventually i sold all of equipment and had no use for mowers. Bought new home with a small yard a couple of years ago and bought some cheap brands with Briggs & Stratton motors. Thas was a nightmare, should have went with a mower with the Honda powerplant to begin with. Now have this model and extremely pleased with the mower. Bought from a dealer and mower was already prepped. Has started on the first pull ever since i have owned it. Use this one for small areas where i can't get my MZ-52LE into. Keep it clean and nuts and bolts tighten and should last a long time. Use pure gas if possible. Dont forget to add a fuel stabilizer if usage is periodic.
April 30, 2014
Fuel and storage -sharing my experience
The mower is really great. The handle is indeed flimsy, but not in the epic-fail sense. It just bends a bit too much when maneuvering the mower. The ball bearings in the wheels make is feel light and nimble while pushing. Very little effort required. I cut grass with it all last season and the power and consistent cut can't be beat. Keep the blade sharp. I changed the oil last fall, drained the fuel out of the carb bowl and tank and put a bit of 15W50 in the cylinder for storage. It wouldn't start this spring! Carb metering needle was stuck! I use 90oct ethanol-free fuel. Lesson: When storing, don't drain the fuel bowl. Shut the fuel off while running, let it run down and leave it.
April 8, 2014
Plenty of power
This was a good price to get a mower with a Honda engine. It has plenty of power and starts on the first pull every time. I have used it in bagging and discharge mode several times and haven't seen a clump on the lawn yet. The mulching works so well, it's the only way I mow now. It keeps the lawn nice and green and the clippings are well hidden. Also, it was very easy to setup. Just cut the box open, turn the four fasteners to erect the handle, add supplied oil and some gas, and it started right up. The auto choke is nice too - no need to mess with priming bulbs or manual choke levers found on cheaper models with the same specs. I'd recommend this mower to anyone.
January 5, 2014
I bought it because it has a Honda engine. It started out of the box on the second yank of the starter cord. Besides on a regular lawn I used it, on high cutting setting, to knock down the foot and a half tall dried Texas grasses our xeriscape area. It worked best with side discharge because the strong airflow lifted the grass into the blade.
I have no way to rate its durability since it is only a couple of months old.
December 4, 2013