Review By : Ray on Apr 30 2006 12:00AM
Price Paid : $3,400.00
Years of Use : 1-2 Years Use
Implements : Bagger attachement
Purchased From : Lowes
Strengths Lots of power. No problems getting around on the hills around my house. Does a great job cutting the lawn. Mower is very well made and seems very durable.
Weaknesses The bagging system doesn't work great. Lots of stopping to pull the grass out of the bagging tube. It gets clogged up easily. I've tried cutting more often, and cutting on days when I know the grass isn't wet or damp but it continues to be a problem. Might work better if there was a blower to help the grass get up that tube. The blade that comes with it just doesn't seem to have the umph to move the grass through.
The discharge bags also tend to fall off the back if you hit any bumps at any kind of speed. More than once I've looked back and seen both bags laying in the yard after I hit a bump.
Also, changing the oil is a pain in the @#$. It came with a quick opening attachment to drain the oil. It's more of a quick disconnect. It's hard to reach, and when I drained the oil it came off. Oil all over the place. The oil drain is not in a great spot.
It can be a very bumpy ride if you don't have a perfectly smooth lawn.
Overall I like the mower despite the comments above. Maybe I've just learned to live with them. I have 4 acres to mow, and it does a good job. Wish I had gotten a 60" deck, but thats my fault.
Parts : Performance : 8
Ease of Use : 8 Financing :
Reliability : 9 Overall : 8