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I didn't even realize they still made these! Our gas mower bit the dust last fall and when I was shopping this spring, I came across these. I hate being dependant on gas, since we live so far from town. So, I purchased this. I can't say I'm sorry. This thing is awesome. I got the 20" deck and bought the 4 year warranty as well. We tested it as soon as it arrived; in the rain on 8"+ long grass. Barely any jamming, as opposed to a choked gas mower. Had to go over a few spots, but that's to be expected for grass heavy and wet enough to make mulch. My 12 year old son is so excited about this mower, that he voluntarily mows. It takes a bit of a push to get it started, but when it's moving, even my 5 year old daughter can use it. Overall, I am thrilled with this mower. The only cons I have found are that the bagger is tiny af so it doesn't hold much and the blade jams on sticks any thicker than a chopstick. Neither issue would deter me from purchasing again.
I got this for because my former roommate moved away, and took his lawn mover with him. I have a small yard in the back, a little on the sides and front, the rest of the front is mostly driveway. It takes around 35 minutes to cut the entire yard, 3,500s step according to my smart phone app. So I wanted something simple, I like quiet so I hate it when the neighbors are out running the noisy mowers and blowers. This meets my needs, no trips to get gas and I'm not opposed to doing some walking to get the job done.-My mower is a little different from the pictures, just in the way the handles assemble and the grass bag attaches. First I only needed a small knife to cut the tape on the box, after that no tools needed. It took about 20 minutes from time I opened the box.The book is printed on brown 100% recycled paper. The handle parts are in type 2 and 4 plastic bags, recycleable in some areas, but not excessive amounts. I like recyclable materials which includes the cardboard box.-Following the directions is fairly easy, I found it good to read each section, look at the parts, then read again as I assembled the pieces and also look at the picture on the box which is in full color, that helped clarify the orientation of the pieces. Mine came out looking like the one on the box so I think I got it correct.-Differences:The one I got came with carriage bolts with knobs, see my photos. the bolts slide easily through the handles and the knob has the nut part inside it, all you do is spin it on and then tighten them up by hand when done, no tools required which made this very easy to assemble.The grass catcher bag seems to have a different fastening part than other reviewers mentioned. They show a sort of curved wire shape. Mine was a plastic like c shaped part that clips onto the bottom roller.-My photos are indoors because it's raining today so I assembled it in the hallway.EnjoyEditHad a chance to actually cut some grass. Does great at cutting grass, if not too tall. There were some weeds in the yard taller than grass that it did not immediately cut. I had to go over them several times or several directions to shorten them and finally cut them low as the grass. I suppose the key is to cut grass frequently so nothing gets too tall.Thin grass cut easily.I do have some patches of a different type of thicker (maybe denser) grass and that was difficult to push through, had to push really hard, but it was doable.I did not have a problem with the grass bag un-attaching. See above how i describe mine is different from previous reviews. This one stayed attached nicely. Also to empty it it un-attaches rather easily for dumping and reattaches easily and quickly. I didn't see any problem here.Small amounts of loose leaves also cut up fine with the grass.Sticks are a problem. There is a lot of debris in my yard from the winter and also a neighbor had a large old tree taken out during the winter, and of course all the little sticks fell in my yard. I'm talking about sticks that are thinner than your fingers. These got caught between the blade and the base of the cutting deck, where it normally cuts the grass, and jammed it up every time which makes you have to manually spin the blades backwards, i used my show to gently push on them, to clear the stick, then pick up the stick or it will just jam it up again. I have to do some raking, but once all those are gone i'm sure it will be fine. So I guess your yard needs to be clear of sticks or any other small hard objects before cutting the grass.Also watch out for uneven ground. I had mine set on the lowest cutting level. When I cut near the house where the drip ditch is from the rain off the roof, One wheel into the ditch and i ended up with the blades digging into the ground and not being able to push forward.Edit 2.Found in my smart phone an app to measure steps. At a good pace, it took me around 3,500 steps to cut the entire yard in about 35 minutes.Been using the mower a couple of months now, once you get the yard in shape it gets easier. Don't let the grass get too tall. Keep it clean of debris. I decided to go out every Saturday and cut the grass and i like to go out early, 7 to 8 am, when it has not gotten hot yet, so quiet is desirable, which this mower is. It makes for a good exercise work-out so I don't think of cutting the grass as a chore, but as exercise.I haven't been using the grass catcher. I did the first 3 or 4 cuts at the beginning of the season, to get all the grass and other debris, like leaves, all cleaned up. After that I found without is just fine if I cut grass each week-end. The grass does not get to tall so the cuttings are a lot less and the yard does not look bad when cut. It does not shoot grass all over my legs. Plus i kind of like to look down and see if grass is being cut, i can see the small bits fly through the mover and out the back.I also had a sort of bad accident, fell on the stairs when one broke under me. Ended up with only a Back Rib Contusion. So I had not cut grass now for 2.5 weeks and felt good enough today to try. As long as i stood straight up and did not twist my torso, I had no pains. I was able to cut my now taller grass, although i went at a slower pace and had to go over some of it two or three times, but that was because i let it get to tall. it took me 4,500 steps (1.5 my normal) and 90 minutes, 3 times longer, but that was because I did not want to over-work my back. But I was able to do a lot of the pushing one handed ! If i did use two hands the second was mostly for steering or the thicker spots, since that was my injured side. I ended up doing the entire yard to my amazement and did not miss too many spots. i'll get those next week. I think actually the exercise was good for my muscles and back. Point is it is easy to use.
I purchased two of these mowers to replace our riding lawnmower, one for myself to push and one for my son to push. With two of us on the job, we can tackle our large(ish) rural yard in about the same or slightly less time than the rider. Here are my pros/cons:PROS- No need for fuel- Yard looks great when finished.- No need to replace batteries (like I have to yearly do with my rider after the harsh northern Minnesota winters)- Plenty of mulch production (that we use to feed our rabbits and for landscaping)- Great workout. I generally try to pace myself at a jog to sneak in a good workout. I love multitasking!- Quiet- No exhaust, so you can breath in the smells of nature and freshly cut grass while you mow.- 4 year warranty.CONS- Bought two. One died after two months of use (thus reflected in the overall rating). Mower blades quit spinning during forward motion and clicks like it does when pulled in reverse. Both ran under the same conditions and about the same operating time. 2019.06.03 UPDATE: Opened up the faulty mower and discovered the gears on both sides were worn out. They are made out of plastic. Contacted support. Waited on the phone for a hour, now they are sending replacement gears. I should not have had to wait on the phone for an hour, and these gears, which are crucial to the operation of this mower should not be made out of plastic. 2019.06.10 UPDATE: Received replacement mower rather than just replacement gears!! Updated rating from 2 starts to 5 stars to reflect the level of customer service received. I do have some concerns about the plastic gears again wearing out, but have since found a cheap mechanical solution (involving the addition of one screw and bolt per gear) that will work to resolve the issue once these mowers are out of warranty.- Small sticks will bring you to a sudden halt. Probably what damaged the plastic gears mentioned above!- We had an amazing acorn crop this year. These mowers proved impossible to mow any grass anywhere there was a heavy acorn drop. The acorns prevented the wheels from turning, thus the blades would not spin.- Some random weeds sneak past the mower. Most grasses have not been a problem.- Does not cut reliably on steep terrain, like the ditch along our driveway.- If you let your lawn get too long (6-7 inches), you will be mowing it twice to get it evenly cut.- Foam on the handle is wearing out after a year of use.Overall, I have been pleased with this mower. It meets my desire to make mowing a multi function endeavor: Mowing the lawn + exercise + collection of fresh mulch for our rabbits and landscaping.