MTD Yard-Man Self-Propelled Mower

I brought this lawn mower about a year ago and it has been great. I use it to cut my lawn and it mulches the grass for me all in one step. It doesn't leave big clumps of grass on my lawn like other mower/mulchers I have had in the past. It goes of sticks and leaves with ease.


It has a great engine. I joke that it's better than my cars. It's self propelled so all I have to do is walk behind it. With this mower there is no need to prime like with others. All you do is pull a leaver, crank it and it's ready to go. Really it does the cutting itself. I just guide. It takes 5W30 so I don't have to buy special oil to use it.

I have a small car and when I brought it, it was very easy to transport because it folds down. It fit perfectly in my trunk. This is great for me because sometimes I cut my moms grass and I have no problem taking it along.

I think the thing that impressed me the most is the fact that after the winter, when I was ready to use it again. I didn't have any problem starting it up. I just did what I had always did, pull the leaver and crank. I didn't have to give it an oil change or change the spark plugs. After sitting there all winter, some of spring and fall, it was ready to cut.

I have had to replace the blade once because I ran into a tree trunk and it bent the blade. I could have had it straightened out but it was easier for me to buy a new one. Eventually I did have the old blade straightened out so now I have a backup.

I brought the mower as a store return item, which saved me about $150. A steal if you ask me. I have yet to find anything wrong with it. I would absolutely suggest this mower. Its definitly the best I have ever had.

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Aug 27, 2009
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Worst Mower Ever
by: Anonymous

I bought at Wal-Mart 6-29-08. The first season was okay, but mower never went through very heavy grass any season. Now this season, mower will die in ten minutes or so sometimes it will go 30 minutes. But when it dies it is a waste of time till it cools down to try and start up. Guarantee is worthless, will never own MTD or anything by them again.

Mar 30, 2009
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Usually takes a single pull to start
by: andy

Our family has had the “MTD Yard-Man - Self-Propelled Mower, 139 cc” for at least two full summers now. Every member of the family had used it and agrees that it is the best, lawn mower, that we have used. The pull start has a lighter feeling than most and rarely, if ever, takes more than a single pull to start. The blade is well-leveled and it shows by the evenness of the lawn after it has been mowed, even over the bumpy or rough patches in the lawn.

Clogging or being choked up with grass, which is problematic for many mowers that do not have enough power to get the job done, evades this particular mower as well. We have used it to cut long grass up to approximately five inches in length without seeing any signs of the “MTD Yard-Man - Self-Propelled Mower, 139 cc ” being bogged down.

Another great feature of the mower is right in the title, being self-propelled. The pull from the mower is good, for the most part, the only drawback, and this may vary from yard to yard, but when a wheel gets lodged in a chuck hole it continues the pull itself and hope out of the hole, thus hoping away from the user; it jerks your arms just a bit which could be a disadvantage for an older user.

As far as the mowers durability, the only qualms I would have about it for the future would be the plastic wheels and how they would hold up under the stress of prolonged usage. All in all, the “MTD Yard-Man - Self-Propelled Mower, 139 cc” is a great lawn push mower that has a price tag of around two hundred and twenty bucks which is a fair deal for all this mower has to offer.

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