(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Easy To Start Solid Cons
Readt To Go Out Of Box
Ready To Go Out Of The Bo
Very Easy Assembly
I owned an off brand, front wheel drive, one speed mower that served me well for 10 years before rust did it in. I compared mowers online for a couple of weeks and decided to spend the money on this Honda. I used it four times to cut an average (25-30 minutes) flat lawn. Drive paddles and engine vibration cramped thumbs and wrists. The drive paddle position on the mower handle is adjustable but that didn't seem to help. Hard to control speed over bumpy ground, while turning (I have a standard lot and do lots of turns) and when only using one hand (mowing next to bushes). I mowed my lawn four times with it and tried to control it comfortably, but between sore thumbs and wrists, unable to keep speed constant because you're trying to hold the spring loaded paddles steady in mid range while going over those bumps and making those turns, I found myself kind of wrestling with it to keep a steady pace without inadvertantly speeding up or slowing down. And the fact that I had only a 30 day return window, I chose to return it. I think that if they replaced the variable speed paddles with some sort of gear selector or paddles that click into place to hold a speed of your choice, that might work. Top speed of 4 MPH is too fast for a small or standard lawn with bushes, bumps, turns, etc Other than that, the mower felt solid and capable. Easy to set up and get going out of the box. Pull start was easy and fired right up out the box. Large grass bag and the mulch or bag selector on the deck is a great idea. And, of course, a Honda engine. Maybe I would have learned to use it comfortably given more time, but after 4 mowings I decided to return it and not chance regretting the money I spent on it. I would recommend it with reservations.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.