There is really no loss of power, the only time I hear the engine kick higher is when the blade is engaged or blade speed is kicked up higher
Yes, I use it on a 30 degree slope and it works great
Yes it will speed up going down hill, you can throttle the self propel though
Matt- This unit is built with a twin blade system to create the best cut for you weather you mulch or bag. If you are bagging, the microcut that the twin blades create will allow you to bag for longer before needing to change the bag. Thank you for your question.
Easy. There is a lever on each set of wheels and the height marking are present and easy to read.
Just that Home Depot has a better price....
Standard 87 is fine
No there is not
Honda units are rear wheel drive. This helps to balance the weight of the unit.