Bought this mower on sale June 2016. thought I had posted about it before but a search says I didn't.
Here are is my review of it for almost a year.
Once I got it home and unloaded which was fairly easy with a recovering (11 weeks) total Knee replacement, I read some reviews on how hard it was to unpack and assemble. You just have to be joking about that, RIGHT?
I opened the top flaps of the box, removed the bagger discharge chute extension and manuals which held a couple handle bar bolts and the clean out hose hook up & a quart of engine oil. Folded the handles into position was able to judge where it should go for my height pretty easy then installed the bolts and wing nuts. Now it is all assembled in the box grab the end of the box opposite the handle bars and lift it to allow the mower to roll out of the box onto the garage apron, remove the box for later disposal. Added the oil then went and got the fuel can and filled the tank. Adjusted the wheels to the height I mow at. Those trigger type adjusters I like I mean really like I will also make sure persons do not throw crap on the mower when in storage as I would not bet my life on those plastic parts. Once the wheels are set I pull the handle back that allows the starting a dead man switch really. Pull the starter cord and we have ignition that simple.
As said In recovery for TKR surgery so I have a much slower and gimpyer gait than normal. I was able to adjust the drive to my walking speed so easy, some thing I can not do with my front wheel drive mower prompting me to buy this one.
****As a side note I did check to make sure the blade was tight before adding oil and fuel. Read review of one blowing the spark plug out so I also double checked to make sure that was tight.
Mower does a great job and adjustment for the wheels measured spot on at 4 inches as I had set it. I also did find a reason to adjust the front lower than the rear either to assist turning. Just release the drive levers and turn, Simple!!!!!
Tried the bagger out with chopping fall leaves and found it simple to work. I also found it a royal pain as the bag was so small you could only make a trip under the tree one way and back and it was packed full.
Yesterday with fully recovered knees was to be it's maiden voyage to mow the ditch what it was intended to do. What a disappointment to have the recoil catch stop working after so little use in the past less than a years use.