Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 85
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by KK123 What's all the fuss about? Returned it after second mowing.
I bought this model based on all the glowing recommendations. I was very disappointed from the minute I started mowing. It took at least four pulls every time to start. It is lousy - and I mean lousy - on mulching. My 15 year old Craftsman with a dull blade does a better job. It is also very slow pace - I kept wanting it to speed up but it was going it's max. I didn't really like the speed control handle but it wasn't hard to get used to. I also didn't like the fact that it only holds a 1/2 gallon of gas. Overall, I'd call it mediocre at best.
June 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hawksfan1 Best Lawnmower I have ever owned!
First pull start every time. The rear wheel drive is a great feature. Have not mulched with it, bag clippings. It just seems the bag never fills. I love this lawnmower and feel proud pushing a John Deere on my block. I would tell anyone to buy this mower. I did get it on sale, but would of gladly paid full price after using it. My girlfriend asked me if I loved it more than her, haha. The picture speaks for itself.
May 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KSColo A very solid mower at this price point
This is a very good self-propelled mower. The only complaint is that you have to push up on the handle to make it move foward. Not the most comfortable motion, but you do get used to it after awhile. Very reliable and easy starting system.
July 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dave Good mower
Purchased this mower to cut approx. 1/4 acre of thick grass. Have used it twice and I am well pleased with the power the self propelled system and the ease of starting. Was disappointed in the quality control of John Deere though. After unpacking the mower I had to wipe it off before using it due to oil that was covering the deck, nothing had leaked in the box so it must have came from the factory like that. The brackets holding the two front wheels were also bent, had to remove the wheels and straighten them before use. But after adding oil and gas it started on the first pull. Single lever wheel adjustment is a nice feature.
July 7, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by schawkeye Not bad for the money
After six uses I feel pretty good about this purchase. The mower starts with one pull and cuts cleanly. The propulsion system is strong up hills, even with a bag full of wet grass. I really love the one lever to lower and raise the blade height.
The only drawback to this mower is the clumsy throttle. Several manufactures have made the mistake of thinking a throttle lever is too complicated so to solve for that, they make one that is even more complicated. This would be fine for large open spaces with few hills, but if you have tight spaces and uneven terrain you might opt for a more traditional throttle that allows you to control the mower more easily. Not a deal breaker, just clumsy.
July 20, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by nativeJerseyer Very good value product
Very happy with my John Deere rear wheel drive self propelled mower. It starts every time on the first pull and is easy to move across the lawn with the oversize rear wheels. It does a good job on the hill in my front yard. The drive works well and does not labor like some other brands that I used in the past. The drive handle takes a little time to get used to, as it rotates forward in order to engage the drive. Very good power from the B&S engine, which gives it a lot of pep. I would definitely recommend this mower as a first time Deere owner! Not going back to that other brand.
July 20, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by John Whew
I received the mower today. It is going back tomorrow. The power engage feature is my only complaint. You have to push the handle forward and keep it pushed forward for the mower to self propel. I found it more strenuous than pushing the mower. The grass that I was cutting was almost two feet high like prairie grass growing on the side of the road. It had rained earlier in the day so the grass was still wet. This mower cut through the grass with little need to do much more than slow down now and then. I was using the side discharge versus bagging or mulching. I was pushing it, so slowing down was not a problem. The mower is attractive looking and starts with one pull. It appears well built, but I have not had it long enough to determine if it is or not.
June 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dewey Best Walk Behind Self Propelled Mower on the market.
I really love how well this mow operate. It has plenty of power. I love the speed control on the handle. It is on going between bushes, and off when I pull it back. I feel like I am walking on a thread mill. It goes as fast as I like. I really like the one level adjustment for all wheel too. Everything is well built, and heavy duty. Home Depot was very helpful with my order. It arrived as they said it would. The mower does come with some oil already in it, but it come with a seal container to put in once it is out of the box. There was some oil on the mower itself, due to UPS not reading this side up. Anyway that clean up okay, and looks and run beautifully. It cut and does a great job. It was easy to put together out of the box. It is made in the good USA. I am proud to own this product.
July 16, 2013