Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 57
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by a1k2 won't start
We used it twice since purchasing it. First time we had to call the manufacturer to get help with the starter cord, which, once pulled out, would not recoil. (Advice: turn the blade by hand 1/2-1 turns.) Second time, besides the blade-rotating maneuvers, we also had to pour gas in the carburator to make it move.
Once started, it is a quite powerful machine, but it would be nice to know for sure that it can be started the 3rd and following times, as well. And that it can be done faster than a half hour or so.
Note: within the last 10 years, all our Briggs&Stratton motors, some 3 or 4, ended up to need gas in the carburator to start.
March 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KernMower Perfect when all you need is a simple and basic mower
This little mower perfectly suits my needs. It's light weight, easily maneuvered. The engine is plenty strong and durable. It cuts well. It starts easily. Maintenance is simple and easily accomplished. It cuts a long time on a tank of gas. Assembly was easy, taking just 20 minutes.
I need to cut a fire break around my property every year. I particularly wanted a small mower for cutting the sloped grassy areas around my house, the size and weight of this mower are just right for that.
This mower does not have a bagger, quick height adjustment, electric start, or self-propelled drive. I specifically did not want these features.
April 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mark Same design for over 30 years
Back in the 80s, when I was a young boy, I used to have an MTD mower just like this to cut neighborhood grass to make money. As an adult, even though I could afford much more expensive mowers, I bought this. I don't regret it for a second. Nostalgia aside, this thing is light to push, you don't need a self propelled mower. The air filter is one screw to get off and clean. The oil is easy to get to and check. The blade is only one bolt to drop so you can sharpen the blade. The engine is a Briggs and Stratton.. the same engine mowers much more expensive use. Buy the mower, you will get way more value than you payed.
March 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kariput Basic mower that gets the job done.
This is a basic, no frills, side discharge mower. Assembly is required. Allow about an hour to put it together and you will need a socket set and some wrenches.
Once I got mine ready to go it started right up. I used it to mow some St. Augustine that hadn't seen a blade in 4.5 months. The grass was over two feet long in the areas that catch lots of sun. This mower chewed right through it without even a hint of wanting to bog down. The mower is small and light enough to easily maneuver around trees, beds and other normal yard obstacles. It put the higher powered Weedeater it is replacing to shame. If you need a mower to just get the job done on a normal subdivision lot, this is the one for you.
October 28, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by fred It just gets the JOB Done!
The mower that I actually wanted was not available any where. I really needed to manicure my lawn, seeing I had the worst looking lawn on the street. I had read several reviews on more expensive and more feature having machines with worse reviews. This mower had good reviews and was available and would fit in my coupe. It only took a few mins to put it together, and I was cutting my despicable landscape. I now have a clean cut lawn that I keep groomed. I recommend this mower to any one having a city size lawn, it works great. WORTH every cent.
July 7, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ninthfloor Power Mower at a Good Price
Great buy. Mine does not bog down easily. It went through relatively thick weeds (with stalks or whatever around the size of a finger) without a problem.
I was sure it would be a pain, because I had put off buying a new mower for so long. But it was easy. One pass. Very surprising.
They put it together at the store for 20 minutes and it fit in the trunk easily. Just had to tie it closed with some 3 dollar rope I bought inside the store.
Bottom line is I was a bit worried about this mower because it was so cheap. But I bought it because of the good reviews on here. It seems to have gotten them all for a reason. I am happy with my purchase.
Also it is light for being a lawn mower. I remember my last one being much more of a pain to move around.
August 25, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by lihplom It's cheap - I understand - but they've crossed the line...
The engine is classic Briggs & Stratton, and this is pretty much the same setup that's been around for 50 years, but the deck is SO cheap that is just doesn't hold up to simple use. Wheel attachment areas bend and warp causing this mower to be the bow legged teter-totter that I'm afraid will metal fatigue before the season is out. Slightly heavier metal, or a molded "washer" that fit the wheel area specifically would substantially increase the durability of the deck. As far as the engine, it's simple. Prime, pull and push - your mowing!
May 23, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by jcorbin Waste of money
I bought this mower early last summer. I only had to mow my yard a few times with it last summer, as we were in an extreme drought and my grass didnt grow much. It was put in the shed all winter and this spring, the first time I pulled it out it wouldn't work. I finally got it working, only to have it sputter the whole time I was mowing my yard. I got a new air filter, hoping that would be a quick fix, only to find that it made it worse. Eventually the mower just died and wouldn't turn on. My boyfriend replaced the carburetor, thinking that was the problem and it still will not work. This mower has maybe been used a dozen times at most and now it won't even turn on. What seemed like "good value" has actually been a horrible waste of money.
June 13, 2013