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Performance scores are based on cutting:
Short (30mm) grass to 15mm
Medium-length (approx. 75-100mm) grass to 30mm
Long (approx. 300-400mm) grass on the highest cut setting
We run the short and medium-length grass tests with the mower in both catcher and mulching modes where applicable. Neither the catcher nor the mulcher is used for the long grass test.
Ease of use is assessed on:
Handle comfort (20%)
Cutting height adjustment (10%)
Catcher convenience (10%)
Ease of starting** (10%)
11 May 2018, Anthonie v.
Product use: 6 months or more
The self drive takes a lot of effort out of large mowing jobs.
Consumer warned us about warm-start issue so forewarned was forearmed. Did find that hot-start (within approx 10 sec of engine stopping) is no problem.
My vocabulary has gained a few choice words to express my disgust at lawnmowers.
Broke down within months - was fixed but was never clear why it wouldn’t start.
Throttle cable moves or stretches within 1 year resulting in throttle control loss.
Throttle cable broke within 2 years.
Damp grass clippings regularly clog the housing the drive belt that drives the rear wheels runs through, disabling the self drive function. Mower is too hard to push without so out with the gloves, scraper etc. and 10 minute effort to unclog - simply poor design.
More poor design: screws holding the throttle casing together hidden under metalic silver glued on decal so beware diy maintainers!
No, this product has too many drawbacks.
06 Aug 2016, David P.
Product use: 1 - 3 months
Starts easy , find easy to adjust height ,cuts well in mulch and catcher,had no trouble starting when hot.
Can be a little awkward maunovering around shrubs and bushes
Yes, I recommend this product.