The front wheel drive system is very useless. It is crawl speed if you need that I guess it is good. The rear wheel drive is all I use now that testing is over. It is a little faster when both rear and front wheel drive systems are running but I would have rather they spent the extra cost on making the controls more durable. The engine in this is what makes it shine. This engine is great I l believe it to be a powermore honda clone engine with some upgrades and smog add-on's. The engine is very gentle to start and wont get bogged down in taller grass. Cons: The front and rear drive controls seem flimsy and weak. Paint is weak and chips easily. Bag doesn't hold dust in as good as some others. In general there is just too much plastic.
THIS IS THE WORST MOWER I HAVE EVER HAD THE BAGGER FILLS TO ABOUT 1/4 OF THE WAY THEN I HAVE TO DUMP IT OUT. IT DOESN'T CUT WELL AT ALL. THE FRONT WHEEL ADJUSTER IS CHEAP AND ALREADY BROKEN I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS MOWER TO ANYBODY SAY AWAY DONT ME LIKE ME AND HAVE BUYERS REMORSE
This is by far the best push mower I have owned. We live on a gentle slope - but a long one. This ower pulled me all the way - not requiring any physical exertion on my part... easy!!! It also cut the grass very nicely and you can use front wheel pull, rear wheel push, or all wheel drive just by using the left and right control pulleys. The othet nice thing is that it was easy to assemble - comes mostly assembled already, and very easy to start.