Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 94
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 Poor Height Adjustment Design
The engine starts up quickly as advertised, but sometimes runs less than optimum. The main problem is that the disengaged drive wheels can lock while pulling the mower in reverse and cause the rear wheel adjustment lever to pull the pins from the holes and even tear the plastic housing. This happened just after using the mower five times. This is a remarkably poor design. Check it out at the store and you will see the problem.
April 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NikonGuyVB Fully Impressed with this mower
My old John Deere mower finally died after 15 years of faithful service. I maintain my mowers meticulously by keeping then clean, dry and changing the oil each season. I did a lot of research and visited the store twice before making my decision on the third trip. I researched self propelled and found out that front wheel drive is for losers. This mower is rear wheel drive with "positive traction". I also researched the engine - good reviews. But the thing that I wavered back and forth on was the electric start feature. Did I really need it if it is guaranteed to start on the first pull? My heart told me in the end to get this electric start model because I am getting older (almost 60), and it would make my life easier. Well, the electric start is more useful than you might think. I have a lot of things in my yard that need moving to mow under ( benches, chairs, recliners, etc...) With my old mower I had to stop, move the chair, re-start the mower, over and over. I was used to it. but with this mower - WOW. Now I stop, move the chair, and simply turn the key and vrrrroooom! It starts so easily.
Right out of the box, after adding the 22 oz of oil that came with it, and adding some fresh gasoline, I tried the electric start and INSTANTLY it was purring like a kitten.
The TORO electric start model is almost $100 more but guess what??? The included charger and the battery both are labeled TORO. So I believe they make this unit. Nice.
I fully recommend this mower to anyone looking for value, power and ease of use.
June 24, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by MikeM My First (And Last) Lawn Boy Has Been a Big Disappointment
The first summer I had the mower it ran just fine. I really liked the mower. The second season, the mower wouldn't start using the electric start. The starter motor worked fine. The engine wouldn't fire. But it would start if I used the pull-start manually! Oh, and forget the excuse about bad gas. I had trouble starting with gas fresh out of the pump. And I also used the fuel stabilizer as recommended. Well, here I am, beginning season 3 and the mower won't start at all. It won't even fire after a dose of carburetor cleaner. This mower has been a huge disappointment. I will never buy another Lawn Boy for sure.
March 24, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CornFed Very Sound and Reliable Mower.
It was a gift and my mother loves it. Easy start!!
July 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Woodhawk Excellent Mower
I am very satisfied with the mower. I'm retired and have problems with my shoulders which makes it difficult to start a mower with an electric start. I've never tried the manual start, but it is guaranteed to start with one or two pulls. It always starts instantly with the electric start. Charging the battery is done with a wall socket transformer once a month. Raising the height of the mowing bed is performed on one side for the front wheels and one side for the rear wheels. Making this adjustment was a little difficult for me, but that was because of my shoulders again. Caution: The front of the mower has a plastic guard and the front wheels are attached to it. Make sure the front wheel axis' are fully snapped into the plastic guard. If not secure, the height adjustment will drop down and you will find the mower cutting the lawn at the lowest setting in the front. I assume the same thing will happen in the rear, but since it is a metal housing, this advice may not apply. The mower quality is excellent and appears to be built solid with plenty of power. The wiring/cables and the battery are all inside the 21 inch cutting width. This mower is self propelled and is controlled by lifting a second cross bar with your thumbs. The full travel distance is about 2 inches and the speed of the mower will increase as it gets closer to the handle. At full speed it travels at a fast walk which might be difficult for some people. I was able to learn very quickly to adjust this control "bar" to the speed I desired or to not use it at all in tight places. Value wide, this mower was well worth the money to me. I have used it for two months so far and I'm very pleased with it.
July 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by happy works just great!
I bought this because I wanted and electric start.. I am amazed at how well it started and ran... We mowed a very large yard in next to no time at all.. Easy to handle and get close to edges.. Only little complaint I have is maybe would be great with a wider propel handle.. Kinda rubs your hand after a while...
April 19, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by MowMyGrass Worst mower ever. Thanks China.
Want a cheap flimsy mower? This one is right for you. Horrible and cheap production line garbage. I bought it for the "good" reviews. But here is an honest one. Spend your money on something else. Anything else. I can't imagine anything being of less quality. Except maybe buying a half dozen goats. You would think China would hire an English speaking American to at least write the user's manual. Nope. Didn't even come with a battery which is is $50 more. My first Lawn Boy will be my last. I'm too embarrassed to put it out by the road for the garbage truck to pick up.
March 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chris The Best..Period...STarts first time,ever time
This is my second Lawn Boy mower, and all i can is, in my opionion for the money, it is the best you can buy.
Electric start...first turn-starts.
No issues at all..
The only problem is trying to find them, not ever HD store carries them...do your homework and find one, you will be impressed.
April 1, 2014