*As rated by the engine manufacturer
Picked this item up Friday about 4pm, added oil, gas, put the choke on turned engine over three time depressed the operator lever pulled rope one time and away I went. was finished with our 6 - 800 sq ft yard before 5:30pm and, that's with both rotator cuffs torn over 90%. Feel awfully rough still today, but the experience was a lot better than our 4 year old 21 inch push mower.
I am so disappointed with this mower! I have aprx. 1/2 acre of land and cut it once a week. I bought it in mid season last year, and used it 5 times. The next year when I took it out, the self propel feature just slightly worked if it wasn't in contact with the ground. I noticed there was a lot of slack in the cable that connects to it, but no way to adjust it, so I ad-libbed still not working correctly. Not impressed with this it seems to be made for foo-foo small, non bumpy lawns!