Good little mower. I have a large yard full of trees and obstacles, plus another full lot of just lawn. I tend to let the grass in the empty lot get pretty deep but this mower hums right through even the thickest spots, and it's light and maneuverable so it doesn't wear me out getting to the tricky spots. Assembly was simple enough, and the starter pulls easily and has started first pull every time. For a no-frills, budget mower I couldn't ask for more.
I have a very small yard. I am a 50 something female that mows her own yard and needed something that is easy to push in small spaces and easy to start. Love this mower. It starts very easy and is very light and small enough to get in tight spots! I have been very pleased. I put it together myself. Directions were pretty clear. I had to read through them a couple of times to get what they meant and I am good at directions. If you are not good with directions, I suggest you get someone to help you with it. Not very many steps!
I bought this near the end of mowing season in August of 2016, and it has been nothing but trouble. My yard is not a rain forest, it's about a quarter of an acre of flat suburbia, so it shouldn't be that much of a challenge - yet this mower can't hack it. Literally. This is not my first mower, I know how to use them and take care of them. I've given it the right oil, I've given it the right replacement filters, and so on; nothing is good enough for this machine. It runs sluggishly. It takes forever to cut. It is cheaply made, poor quality, and a disappointment. I've already wasted my money; why waste yours? There are much better lawn mowers out there!
This little mower is great. Starts right up and mows through heavy growth. Do wish it had adjustable height. Noticed Walmart has mowers for $140 that adjust in height. Be a lot easier to return to Walmart it you had a problem.
Aug. 9, 2018- update: Just wanted to follow up over 2 years later while offering a new cutting board for this hard machine. This lawn mower has been A+, have changed oil and keep air cleaner clean and 89 octane has or higher. Changed oil after first 5 Nous as Instruction instruct to.at beginning of new cutting season. Have not had to change spark plug. Great mower 😊👍 Prime Deal $149.99 plus Total $159.43. Great deal, ordered on a May 17,2016 ET 7:00 P.M.had it at my house May 19, 2016 ET 10:00 A.M. Me and wife put it together in 30 minutes Handle 6 bolts 1 eye bolt. 4 wheels (Put handle on first because the back wheels will be in the way, notice the 3 height holes, High level- bottom, medium- middle, top Lowest level) comes with troy build oil, 20 Once bag. Be careful use funnel or pour slow. Put gas in prime pump 4 pumps on primer beside air cleaner, Hold safety bar, pull handle where eye bolt is.Started up first pull. And cut grass great. Came in easy open box in perfect shape. recommend !
Good little mower. Nice and light to push around. I had to mow some rather high grass and weeds...it took two or three passes but got the job done. It does nicely on regularly mowed grass. I wish it had an adjustable throttle. I could not set the wheels on the highest cut because one of the front wheels would not turn due to it rubbing (stuck actually) against the mower deck. There was absolutely no clearance for the wheel. It looked as though this would be "normal" on all of the mowers of this type not just this one due to the alignment of the holes. ***Be warned that it needs assembly*** Assembly will not be an easy task for a lot of people. For me it took a little over and hour. It would have been less had I not had to take all of the wheels off and lower them to the middle setting due to problem described above.
Amazon's listing is wrong about 140CC, it's 132CC according to the engine, manual and the Yard Machines website (No biggie, I think Amazon does warn that it happens). Made use of a 4" piece of PVC with a 90° bend to get the oil into the machine without spilling it; could've just put the mower at an angle but I like my method. Most assembly I've had to do on a mower but nothing hard. Came with oil. I ran it for a minute but haven't actually used it, I'll update if it doesn't work as advertised. *All machines break at some point, if you're not willing to deal with DOA or a short life and annoying returns, don't buy a lawn mower online.