I purchased this mower in May. While I like the power of the mower and cutting width, I’ve had three part failures - the cheap plastc kill switch broke on the first time I used the mower. I had to replace it with an aftermarket marine switch made of metal. Two mows later, the safety flap broke off (cheap plastic part), and in mid July, the starter handle cable assembly broke (cheap plastic), which holds tension on the drive and blade clutch cables, and holds the starter handle. I reached out to ‘customer service’ by phone and email over 10 days ago with no response. If you want a reliable mower with a company that backs their product, I strongly suggest you look elsewhere because this isn’t it. Waste of money and hugely frustrating experience.