Last year I bought a new but cheap mower. Took forever to put together, parts broke, bla bla. This year it wouldn't start. Bought this. Arrived in 1 day. Surprised that setup took all of 10 minutes. Had to check instructions 3 times to reassure myself. After putting in oil and gas....now this is the awesome part....it started on the very first freaking pull. WOW. FWD took a bit of getting used to. Lawn was done in half the time and I wasn't heaving like Homer Simpson. Very happy with the results. And this from a guy who hates yard work.
Mower worked well for one season. Stored over winter and the PLASTIC carburetor gummed up the jets and it will not start. 2 year warranty is useless (and extremely difficult to nail down a place to take it to) as they state it is a fuel problem. Ethanol gas kills the cheap plastic carb. even when using less than 10% ethanol. I will never buy another mower that has a plastic carburetor and recommend that you avoid them, as well. This engine is designed to fail. VERY disappointed in Briggs & Stratton.