Honda HRS push type
I bought this Honda lawn mower three years back. The instruction manual is not clear due to which I have put motor oil in gasoline tank. Finally I have set it up with help of a handyman. The biggest problem with this lawn mower is it's start mechanism. Every weekend when I go to mow my lawn it is challenge to start the lawn mover.
Even if I follow all the instructions it takes me 15-30 minutes just to start. By the time it starts it has so much motor oil pushed into it that entire lawn is filled with smoke and looks like smoke chamber. Once it starts it works very well. The Honda should look into start mechanism and improve upon it. The engine is good and mower works just fine once it is started. In hundred odd dollars it is good deal and great machine if start mechanism is improved.
The plus point is the smoothness with which it cuts the grass. Even though my model is push type it does not really require extra effort to push it. Another area of improvement in this model can be to provide easy option to adjust grass cutting at different levels like deep cut vs shallow cut. I remember the manual talking something about height adjustment but I never could figure this out. Since this is designed to be used by house owners not professional mowers it needs to have easy way to configure and start mechanism.
Otherwise this model is work well for me so far. In past three years I have used it several times for my 20*20 lawn. It is perfectly fine, and it does not take a lot of gas also. The engine oil is required a lot due to deficiency in start mechanism but gas consumption is just fine. I will rate this to be two out of five.