Review By : Anonymous on Aug 13 2007 12:00AM
Price Paid : $199.00
Years of Use : Test Drive
Implements : Brush cutting attachment, rototiller attachment
Purchased From : Lowes
Strengths Starts and works. Not fancy but a simple, robust and reliable design. Ability to add attachments is key. Motor is a little weak for brush cutting but OK. Hey, it's only a 25cc. I've had for 3 years and no major issues.
Weaknesses When using, the back of your right forearm (the arm with the hand using the throttle) rests on the plastic housing that encloses the engine. This housing gets very hot during extended use esp. in the summertime. Hot enough to make your arm unhappy but not hot enough to actually burn it. Also air filter requires frequent cleaning; the foam element is small, not durable and it is impossible to find replacements. Dealers treat you like a leper if you ever need parts (granted I did buy this from a box store.)
Overall Good unit for the price.
Parts : 3 Performance : 9
Ease of Use : 8 Financing : 10
Reliability : 10 Overall : 8