Yard Machines - Model # 11A-084R229
(Evansville, IN (USA))
Last year, I purchased a Weedeater push mower from Walmart and it lasted almost a whole season. (Don't ever buy those.) So this year, I decided to go with something more reliable. I just have a normal-sized lot (75 X 150) so I didn't need to purchase a rider, but I wanted something that was tough and would last for years, without costing me a fortune. I decided on a 22" Yard Machines mower.
When I took it out of the box, it was already put together and all I had to do was tighten the screws and make a few, minor adjustments. The unit can be adjusted to any one of six levels, depending upon how low you want to cut your grass. I'm not very mechanically inclined but this was easy for me to set up.
Finally, I started mowing my yard and the machine performed incredibly well. Generally, small, push mowers tend to feel a bit flimsy when you're using them. (The difference is sort of like what a little VW feels like, compared to a big Cadillac.) But this one felt tough and sturdy and was actually much easier to push, compared to any other push mower I've ever had.
I'm not a mechanic but I think the thick wheels have something to do with it. They are 7" in the front and 8" in the back, allowing the unit the ability to glide smoothly and steadily along the grass and not get stuck and cause unnecessary pushing. The machine is obviously built, extremely well.
I actually cut my entire lawn in about two hours.
I am a sixty-year-old woman who only weighs 115 lbs, so I appreciate how easy this mower is to run. The only down side I can think of is that it was a bit difficult (for me) to start. You have to give the cord a good yank, before the engine turns over. I initially had to get someone to help me start it, but then I figured out that if I just press the primer button three times, it's easier to start. Now, I always do that, and leave my neighbors alone.
I would recommend this mower to anyone looking for something reliable, at a good price. Home Depot had it on sale for $150.00 and I can tell you that it was worth every penny. It even comes with a 2-year warranty, so I won't have to worry about replacing it, come next spring.