Review By : lawnjock on 8/13/2012
Price Paid : $429.00
Years of Use : 3+ Years
Implements : grass catcher, mulcher, side discharge chute
Purchased From : Lowe's
Strengths I bought an SRC 621 from a Lowe's store in Chesapeake, Va in the spring of 2002. I paid $429. The employee gave me %5 off. It still runs strong through thick, tall grass. The only thing I have done in ten years is change the blade, oil, and replace the carb. I've used it in a commercial application for 2 of the ten years. The engine is the best part of the mower. I'm giving it to a friend who is in need of a mower.
Weaknesses In the first year the self-propel system broke. I did not have time to fix it and being a tough, strong guy I just pushed it ever since. In the first year I also had to replace the front caster needle bearings. Year two the rear rubber flap fell off, the bolt holes broke.
Overall This has been the toughest, most rugged lawn mower I have ever used. I have done a marginal job of care and maintenance and it continues to start on1-3 pulls, 10 years later. I'm feeling genuinely sad to be parting with it but I'm giving it to a really good friend. The core of the mower (engine,deck constr) is very well built but the ancillary components are of cheap, inferior design. Needless to say, I've gotten my money's worth out of it.
Parts : 8 Performance : 10
Ease of Use : 5 Financing : 9
Reliability : 10 Overall : 7