Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 31
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 2605 This is a very quiet mower
Flat out love the lawn-boy self-propelled mower i bought at home depot work's great
May 14, 2011
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by bruchmag The mower so far has started well, but leaves wind rows. The "infinitely variable" drive system will need some adjustment.
The unit was shipped with broken rear level adjustment lever covers and a punctured oil container, which leaked all over the inside of the box and onto the mower. LawnBoy should consider a more substantial shipping carton. Rather than returning the unit in an oil-soaked box, I contacted Home Depot and LawnBoy, who gave me, respectively, an e-coupon for my trouble and replacement covers, which I installed. I sent in the card in the owner's manual for the side discharge accessory, which I received within 10 days. Despite the shipping problems, I was happy with the responsiveness of Home Depot and LawnBoy.
April 17, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Enhancedlawnserv best purchase ever for a noncommercial mower
I do lawn service on a commercial level and have about 5 yards i cannot fit a 36" mower through the gates. i decide to try a lawn boy self propelled with the kohler engine and this mower has exceeded my expectations for reliability and quality and was less than $300 out the door. I could not see my self spending $1100+ on a commercial 21" mower. i have been using my lawn boy on 5 back yards every two weeks for two years 8 months and counting simply awesome. just make sure to change oil regularly and keep air filter clean and store with no gas in tank or carb, useless you use it constantly like I do then no worries leaving gas in tank and use only 93 octane gas. fuels today are bad with ethanol additives they put in it
February 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sam05 Great Value
Just started second season with this mower. Started first pull after sitting under the porch for the winter. Kohler makes a great motor, but nowadays you must, must, must use a fuel conditioner such as Stabil in your mower gas. If not, you will have starting problems with mowers and generators. The generic 87 unleaded is pretty low shelf life stuff.
Also love the fact that when I empty the bag the motor on this motor continues to idle because of a blade clutch. Now I only have to start once for a whole yard mowing. About time!
April 18, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by john Wont start!
This is my second one, the first one wouldn't start after it ran for the first time. I took it back to Home Depot. Thinking it was a fluke, I bought another one, this one lasted around 8 months, now it won't start again! Has spark, has good fuel...something wrong in all the automatic choke/carb settings. Now i'm outside the 30 day return window at home depot, have to take it to a customer care service center, and lawnboy conviently excludes fuel related problems from their warranty.
DON'T BUY THIS MOWER!!
March 26, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jhop Started first pull
Works well. Some grass blades are left uncut. Not much just here and there. Could be from lawn being a little wet. Not sure. Bag is a little small so has to be emptied more often.Don't know if I will use it as a mulcher because the grass trimmings don't look very small for mulch. Maybe that is the size it is suppose to be. Never had a mulching blade before. Shipping was excellent. Delivered to my house for free.
April 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TJ5713 Easy to use self-propelled mower
Easy to start overall. There is a starter / primer "switch" under the mower that does not always make good contact. Just touch it once before starting and it cranks up with ease (not listed in the manual). One wheel arrived with slight damage to the height leveler (shipping carton was not damaged) but was simple to fix. Self propel system works great on level ground but looses some effectiveness on hills / grades. Overall a great product though.
July 23, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TN85 Very impressed
I have the new variable speed Lawn Boy...purchased at Home Depot.
I was reluctant to choose a Lawn Boy, but I have to admit that I am very impressed. The excellent Kohler motor starts on the first crank every time and seems quieter than most motors, and the variable speed matching propulsion is very nice.
The 20" deck is small for larger flat yards, but ideal for yards like mine with lots of obstacles and tight spaces. So far, nothing to complain about. The bagger is very easy to empty and clean out, and the mower seems to mulch very well. I even got my wife to help with the lawn last week because this mower is so easy to use.
I would not consider a front wheel drive mower....and this rear drive Lawn Boy is priced the same as the front drive Toro mowers, so I see it is a good value. For the price, I can forgive the slightly heavy weight (84 lbs).
March 6, 2012