3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on May 26, 2009
after much research, I settled on the 5521 CHV. It was purchased in July of '08. ran well all summer, winterized it and It fired up on the second pull this spring. I have 8300 sq. ft. of lawn (.3-.4 acres i think) and it takes me about 1 hour. The machine handles thick grass without a problem, bags well. The grass bag easily empties, no shaking needed. The engine never boggs down. I push it mostly. My wife demanded a self propelled and she's used it for a total of 15 minutes. When I've played with the self propelled feature, it works fine. minimal squeeze preassure on the lever, tighter pull equals faster speed. My lawn is moderately hilly and it's not a problem for the propulsion. I'm very happy with the purchase at almost 1 year of ownership. The honda engine should last forever.