Weed Eater 500 Series Push Lawn Mower
In March 2008, after buying my first home, I decided it was time to own a lawnmower. Since we only have roughly 1/4 acre of grass, it was decided that a simple push mower would suffice. After strolling into my local Wal-Mart, I surprised to see how lowly priced the "weed eater" models were compared to other more well known brands. I was at first nervous to pay just over $100 for a lawn mower (when I was expecting to spend at least $200), but finally gave it a shot.
A year later, I could not have been more pleased with my decision. After reading the manual and following the operating and maintenance procedures to the letter of the law, I have had a total of zero problems with my supposed "cheap" lawnmower. And guess what? It cuts my lawn every time I need it, and it has been reliable.
The mower is easy to operate and it usually starts within the first two or three pulls of the start cord. There is a lever where you can adjust the cut height and there is a side discharge. The mower is fairly small and easily storable.
I will say, on the negative side, that sometimes the mower is rather difficult to turn because the wheels are basically just rotating pieces of hard plastic (which I found sort of strange). Also, it vibrates at a decent clip and it does not have that much “power”
The only foreseeable problem is the blade needing sharpened eventually. There is basically a large single blade that rotates so make sure you remove any hard objects from the lawn to avoid bending the blade, which I could see possibly happening.
All-in-all, this is a very economic mower, perfect for someone on a budget or has a very small lawn to cut. Make sure you properly maintain the equipment and you will get your moneys worth from the Weed Eater brand mower! Happy Mowing!!!!