Bought mine about one year ago. Starts nice and easy, no rope to pull. Cuts and cleans nicely. I use the bag most of the time as I have pine needles to pick up. Works great. No problem what so ever with this mower. Great value. Plus, it pulls you along. Nice and easy. Wife likes it also.
This is a fantastic mower...but because it is a front wheel drive, it only performs well on a flat surface. Encounter the slightest slope and the rear wheels will slide all over the place as you fight to steer straight...corners are even worse. Excellent mulching although some clumps drop out. No oil change required. The deck cleaning works well. Cannot adjust the deck very high (I like my grass tall). Push button start is excellent...wish this was available on all models. I just returned this item for the all wheel drive version.
I returned the first mower because it would not work. The second mower I picked up never has run correctly but I'm still using it. The engine stalls out and the self propelled does not work. It's a waste of money.
UPDATE TO MY REVIEW......... have used this machine all summer now and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS MACHINE! Starts up first time every time, extremely easy to push, VERY happy with it.
Bought this last Oct and had to wait 6 months to use it, and finally got to yesterday. Easy to assemble (not that much to do)... charged the battery overnight and this beast fired up first push (ash it should)! Mowing was a much more pleasant experience as this machine was very easier to handle and mowed thru the heavy spots with ease, and did an excellent job on the rest of the yard. If this machine continues to function as it did today this is one helluva machine!!
Trimming around trees, gardens, and fencing on 3 + acres of yard and this mower is right for the job. Electric start always works. Auto drive feature makes the unit a bit heavy, but worth it.
Almost 400 dollars for not even 2 summers of mowing. Bought at end of july 2018. Konked out on me today August 31st 2019. Thought it might be low oil. Nope. Thought it might be air filter. Replaced. Nope. It starts for a few seconds then dies. No change for 3 hours. **** shame. Motor claims to be American made. My previous craftsman lasted 10 years. This one is a 400 dollar scrap heap because all warranties have completely expired 3 weeks ago. Pure junk. Do not buy