Toro High Wheel Mower
We are currently using a Toro High Wheel Mower. The local hardware store suggested this one to us because we have a VERY slopped hill at the back of our property that we are unable to cut with the riding mower, and this one has a high blade made for high grass or sloped hills.
It is a great value for the price; I think we paid $350 for it early last spring. We received a two-year warranty from the manufacturer.
We did have a part go out early in the summer of this year, and did have a difficult time getting the manufacturer to fix or replace the broken part. We fought with them for months before they agreed to reimburse the local hardware store to fix it for us.
This mower has three settings. You can choose to attach the bag and bag the clippings, have them shoot out of the side, or a “recycling” option that will finely cut the grass clippings before it redistributes them back into the yard.
It is moderately efficient on gas, certainly better than my riding mower but not as good as the push mower that we had before.
I am also not thrilled with the weight of the mower. It is self-propelled, however, I am not a particularly big person and this mower is quite heavy and difficult for me to maneuver on the hill.
I would rate the Toro High Wheel Mower a 3 out of 5 based on the information that I provided above. It is a moderately good mower, at a great value, but has some downfalls.