Runs great thanks to Honda. Really reliable as far as mowers go. The drive system is great, especially on a hill, with no sluggishness at all. Only downfall is with the bagger off and the side discharger off, in the mulch configuration, it does spit grass to the rear and back; giving you some dirty shoes.
June 22, 2013
Great all around product
I mow about an acre with slight hills and this thing tracks great. cuts evenly, and does the hills with ease.
June 21, 2013
I LIKE MINE!!
very little assembly. It started first pull right out of the box.i never had a self propelled lawnmower so cutting the lawn is alot nicer not having to push the mower.i have no cons about it. I really like it a lot!!! worth every penny!!! sure beats my 20 year old scotts mower!
June 18, 2013
i love this mower
I needed a mower to mow hillside, this mower does well. It does start by the second pull, as advertised. The first time I used this mower the grass was very tall and this one mowed fine. I definitely would buy this mower again.
June 16, 2013
Very user friendly mower
I have used many different mowers in my lifetime but this is the best walk behind self propelled mower I have ever owned. It starts very easy, one pull, speed control is quite simple to control at my walking speed, I am 70 years old I might add. You will not be disappointed with this mower. The one thing I don't know is how long it will last. I have had it only two months and mow the grass every week. I am one happy mower at this time.
June 13, 2013
Too early to tell
We've only just bought the mower, but it immediately had an "issue" with the self-propel feature. Turned out to be a simple cable adjustment right at the actuator lever on the handle.
We bought the "floor model" so didn't have to assemble it; anyway, I'm a mechanic that started out with mowers, so that's not an issue.
Not comforting to read of stripped wheels/drive gears, but we shall see...
I use the hose connection to keep the dust down while I mow here in South Texas, but it's cumbersome on a large yard. (it works, though)
June 8, 2013
Great mower for the money
I have owned this mower for just over a month now, and after several times out with it, I only have very minor issues with it. Overall it is a great mower that gets the job done very well.
It starts on the first pull every time, the self-propel track great, and the engine is powerful enough to eat through the thick grass, even when wet and long.
The deck wash is pretty useless to me. After using it the first time, I looked under the deck, and it didn't even look like I used it. I will just clean it the old fashioned way. In order to pull the mower backwards without lifting the front wheels, you need to disengage the self-propel and push it forward a few inches first. It seemed to be a pain at first, but now that I am used to it, it's no big deal.
Overall excellent mower for the cost.
June 7, 2013
I can not believe how easy this starts....time after time it's only one pull. I had it for a couple months now and it still starts as easy as the first time.
I love the front wheel drive. So easy to mow now.
June 5, 2013