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Great mower, even better price
on April 14, 2011
Rear-wheel drive self-propelled mowers are usually much more expensive than this. Great for lawns with any kind of incline, which render front-wheel drive mowers useless. I had it out of the box and cutting grass within 5 minutes. Starts the first time, every time, with an easy pull, no-prime starter. The throttle bar kills the engine extra-fast, so extremely safe. The self-propel bar has variable speeds, which is very handy for tight turns. At full speed, you almost have to trot behind the mower to keep up, so not for people with limited mobility. I don't even mind the 20" deck... those 2 extra inches aren't worth the price difference. My ONLY complaint so far is that the mower has trouble moving even slightly damp (or very thick) grass into the rear bag. It tends to clog up at the rear of the mower and mulch, causing you to stop, remove the bag and physically pull the clogged grass out the back of the mower. This isn't a problem if the grass being cut is dry and only reasonably long. But I've talked to friends with Toros and Craftsman mowers who have the exact same problem, so I can't really fault Lawn Boy.
$259 is a great price for a quality product featuring rear-wheel self-propulsion.