John Deere Scotts Mower
by Alex B.
The mower I use is a Scotts manufactured by John Deere. It is a really nice mower. I have owned this same mower for about 7 years now and have had no problems with it. It still runs like it did when I first got it.
It is a little dirtier now, but all components are still functioning the way they should. I use the mower to cut our acre of grass every week in the summer. It does a great job and is easy to maneuver and is easy to walk behind.
This mower (when it was new) was at the top of the line due to the rear wheel drive system that the mower has. There are not a lot of manufactures that produce mowers with rear wheel drive. I find that it is easier to steer as well as having more traction going up hills. It uses three gears going forward and even after 7 years it still shifts fine.
The engine is a Briggs and Stratton 6.5hp, so it was built really well and has plenty of power. All the plastic parts on the mower are not cracked, broken or otherwise missing. This mower was built using the best parts by the best companies. It has a bag system that isn’t the easiest or most effective way to go about bagging grass. For what I do with the mower I don’t need to use the bag system (it mulches perfectly).
My problem with it is the bag is a little small, so it fills rather fast. The outlet for the baggier goes out the side of the machine, instead of out the back. This makes for a shorter machine, but makes a strange turn for the clippings to follow, which causes some clogging issues when the grass is a little wet or the grass is kind of tall.
Overall this machine has done a really good job for what I do with it and I really couldn’t ask for any more from it. I am very happy with the purchase and am impressed by the longevity of the machine