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
My first self propelled mower. After my learning curve to set the pace of mowing it makes the job like butter. One of the best tools I've purchased for yard work.
Starts easy (how do they do that?) every time and runs smoothly. And the real litmus test is that it does a great job mowing my lawn. And that's what I bought it for.
May 30, 2014
This is a decent self propelled lawnmower with a Honda engine. Cranks over immediately when pulling the rope handle. It's shortcomings is that it is not a powerful enough engine because even though it's self propelled, you still have to sometimes push with your own power to make corners/curves and retract. The other shortcoming is that the feeder bag fills up very quickly. I would recommend a stronger engine and larger feeder bag.
May 28, 2014