Belt cover needs cleaned after each use on HU 700 F
I've had this mower about two years -- it starts easily and has variable clutch control by the handle which is handy. BUT if one does not clean the grass out from under the belt cover by left front wheel every time, the self-propelled mechanism jams. That means you have to use an air compressor to blow the dirt out of the 5/16" machine screw holding down the belt cover, remove the cover, and clean out the trash, after each use. This is nearly a fatal design flaw. The front drive isn't as handy for me as a rear drive. (The old Snapper had neither of these problems). But, I put up with these idiosyncrasies, and keep using it. RAU
June 17, 2014
this is a great lawnmower for the money
This mower was recommended to me by a sales person at Lowes. I took his word for it and I was I glad I did. The mower starts on the first pull and does a great job on my lawn. This is a great machine with a great warranty. I would highly recommend this Machine to any person who is in the market for a lawnmower. I could not be more satisfied with this machine.
June 15, 2014
ST AUGUSTINE GRASS
I LOOKED AT THIS MOWER SEVERAL TIMES IN THE STORE. THE OVERALL DESIGN LOOKED GOOD AND I WAS ESPECIALLY INTERESTED IN THE HONDA ENGINE.
I HAVE TWO ISSUES WITH THE MOWER. I LIVE IN FL AND AM STUCK WITH ST. AUGUSTINE GRASS. I HAVE THE MOWER IN THE HIGHEST SETTING. I AM MOWING THE SAME HEIGHT THAT I HAVE FOR EIGHT YEARS WITH A TORO THAT WAS NOT IN THE HIGHEST POSITION TO ACCOMPLISH THIS HEIGHT. THE 700F HAS LITTLE TRACTION IN THIS GRASS. I HAVE TO PUSH IT FOR ANY MOVEMENT WHERE THE GRASS IS WELL FILLED IN AND DENSE. THIS MOWER WOULD PROBABLY BE FINE ON BLUE GRASS, FESCUE, OF ZOZIYA.
THE SECOND ISSUE IS THAT THE WHEELS LOCK UP WHEN YOU DISENGAGE SELF-PROPELLED. WHEN YOU ARE MOWING IN A SHORT SPACE, YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER TO PUSH A SHORT DISTANCE AFER DISENGAGING. I DO NOT HAVE THAT MASTERED YET AND IT IS FRUSTRATING. AS I AM 75 YEARS OLD I REALLY THOUGHT THIS WAS THE LAST MOWER I WAS GOING TO BUY.
June 12, 2014
I love this lawnmower. It is very easy to start. It is also easy to push. I have not been able to cut my own grass in years, but I can use this mower with little difficulty. I am actually enjoying cutting the grass! The big wheels on the back make turning easy and the self propelled feature is wonderful. I never purchased a mower on my own, but I think that I chose the perfect mower!
June 10, 2014
Very easy to start half a pull amazing.
Have been using for one month and so far it's been great.
Our yard is 5,000 sq ft and flat.
June 5, 2014
It's too new to tell about the durability but so far the last month has been a breeze to cut our lawn. Easy to handle and enough power to do the job right.
June 4, 2014
This procuct is not built well
The first 2-3 weeks of use the belt kept sliding off and I had to reattach several times. Lacks power. The multching is poor as well. I should have bought a honda lawnmower.
June 4, 2014
The mower is difficult to maneuver, especially over small imperfections and hills. My wife, who used to love mowing, hates this mower. After one summer (4 months) the gears in the front hubs were shot. After another 12 months, they are being replaced again. Even though the mower is still under warranty, I am replacing it with a Toro mower.
June 2, 2014