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
May be the best mower I have ever had
I have had a few other push and self propelled mowers from Honda to Toro etc. This one is the best. It's so light and maneuverable there is no need for self propelled. The only fault I can find may be the handle, it hasn't been a problem, but seems just a little bit flimsy. Buy it!
November 25, 2013
First Class Mower. I purchased from a private dealer because they have better warranties and they know their product. Plus if there is a problem, your equipment gets fixed there.
Also, spend the extra money to get the Honda Engine. The other engine was good in the old days when Quality was priority in this country.
I have Honda & Kawaski for all of my yard equipment and my neighbors love it because they are quiet AND I APPROVE OF THIS MESSAGE!
November 24, 2013
Great features, but.....
Starts right up, cuts well, but is too heavy to push!
October 28, 2013
Really like this mower
I purchased my 7021P two years ago, shortly after purchasing our house. Our lot is roughly 1/3 acre, and the rear portion was badly overgrown. The yard slopes gently toward the back and has a number of uneven spots, and our big blue spruce sends out a lot of knobby roots that I have to go over or around. The small electric mower that our former landlady gave us performed woefully, and even though I was still reeling from the cost of our house and have green ideals, I decided that I had to purchase a proper lawnmower. After a little research, I decided that the 7021P looked like a solid machine at a price I could live with, so I bought one. I haven't regretted it.
From day one, I don't think I've ever had to pull the starter cord more than three times, and it almost always starts on the first yank. The Honda powerplant has run smoothly for me for 2+ years with minimal maintenance on my part, although it will bog down a little if the deck is set low and I've let the lawn go an extra week. The machine just feels solid, maneuvers well, and overall, I'm very pleased.
The only knocks on the mower from my point of view are, one, the rear flap tore off early on - although I don't really miss it - and two, at nearly 6' 3" tall, I find the push bar too low. I'd really like a way to pitch it higher for easier control. I haven't looked to see if there's a longer retrofit available: if there is, I may need to buy it: after mowing the entire yard, my lower back gets pretty tired, if not outright sore.
That said, I really enjoy using this mower and I'm glad I bought it. I give it a quick cleaning after each use and keep it covered (unfortunately, I have to store it outside), and it has stayed in nice shape despite two years of regular and sometimes pretty rugged use. I hope to still be pushing it around my yard ten years from now.
October 28, 2013