Weed Eater model # 961340001
My lawn mower is a Weed Eater brand, and the model number is 961340001. I bought this mower new from Wal-Mart about two years ago. I am quite pleased with the mower, although it does lack some features I would prefer.
To begin with, I selected this mower based on the price, features and brand. I paid $163 for the mower, which was the full retail price. I needed a mower right away and could not wait for it to go on sale and did not have the time to look for a cheap used mower. There were some models which were cheaper, and many which were more expensive. This model seemed a good mid-range mower which would suit my needs without being too basic or low quality, and still being affordable.
This mower is a rotary type mower, with a mulching option. The mower can be used with or without the mulch bag. When the bag is attached, the lawn clippings are diverted into the bag rather than being spread out on the lawn. The bagging feature eliminates the need to rake the lawn after mowing, but ht e bag must be emptied a few times before the lawn is finished.
The mower can also be used without the bag. When the bag is removed, a panel swings down blocking the discharge of the grass clippings. The clippings are then mulched into small particles and dropped on the lawn as it is mowed.
This was the primary features that I liked, and was very important to me when I chose this mower. Eliminating raking the lawn saves a lot of time. The mower has a quality Briggs and Stratton engine, which always starts easily. One feature which the mower lacks is an adjustable throttle. The speed is fixed, so I can't adjust it for thicker grass.