Lawn Mowers


MTD Gold Self Propelled Push Mower V569Q

December 7th, 2010 ernie Posted in 21 Inch Cut, Front Self Powered, MTD No Comments »

The MTD Gold Self Propelled Push Mower V569Q cuts a 21 inch wide swath across your lawn making it a short job to cut the lawn and keep it looking great. The MTD Gold Self Propelled Push Mower V569Qmulching deck means that you do not need to bag the grass clippings, however you can easily convert it from mulching to side discharge to a rear bag grass catcher in a matter of minutes with no tools required.

Powered by a Honda 1600 CC engine, that is emission certified, you will have all of the power you need. Starting easily and with large 12 inch high wheels this lawn mower is a great machine to use around shrubs and other lawn ornaments that you may have in your lawn.

A really great feature of the MTD Gold Self Propelled Push Mower V569Q is the front wheel drive self propelled feature. We particularly like the front wheel drive since you can keep the drive engaged while tipping the lawn more up a bit to turn corners or to change direction. It is also variable speed which allows you to match the walking speed to a comfortable speed for your personal needs as well as local conditions. The wheels can be adjusted to one of 9 positions and the large 61 litre gas tank will keep you going for hours if needed.

MTD Gold Self Propelled Push Mower V569Q – Specifications:

  • Honda 160cc OHC engine – Overhead Cam, 4-cycle emission certified engine is easy starting, low emissions, low noise, no mixing of oil and gas
  • 21″ deep-dome mulching deck
  • 12″ high rear wheels for hilly and uneven terrain with steel ball bearings for longer life
  • 9 position wheel adjustment, each wheel individually adjusts to height required
  • 61 litre capacity bag

Engine: This MTD Gold Self Propelled Push Mower V569Q Honda 160cc OHC engine – Overhead Cam, 4-cycle emission certified engine is easy starting, low emissions, low noise, no mixing of oil and gas

Propulsion: This Squeeze-n-go self-propel lever

Warranty: This MTD Gold Self Propelled Push Mower V569Q has a 3-year limited warranty

Features:

  • Front wheel drive, self-propelled for easier maneuverability, variable speed
  • Squeeze-n-go self-propel lever
  • Rear bagging/mulching/side discharge – tool free conversion
  • Comfort grip bail handle
  • Folding handles
  • Durable powder-coated paint
  • Assemble in minutes / bottle of oil included

Description of the MTD Gold Self Propelled Push Mower V569Q

The MTD Gold Self Propelled Push Mower V569Q has lots of features that will appeal to many consumers.  The squeeze and go front wheel drive variable speed lawn mower is a pleasure to use. All you need to do is steer and control the forward speed. Easily converted from rear bagging of grass clippings to mulching to side discharge, you can match your lawn cutting to the length of the grass or you particular requirements. The handle folds for easy storage and it assembles in minutes. All you need to do is unfold the handles, add the provided bottle of oil and add fule to the fuel tank. You are ready to go.

If you have used this machine, feel free to leave us a comment.

Delivery: Most lawn mowers can be picked up in the store, however if you do not have the means to take it home yourself, delivery usually can be arranged for a delivery charge. You may want to consider borrowing a trailer or a van to bring home your lawn mower and avoid the delivery charge

Safety & Operation

All lawn mowers should be treated with respect. They are powerful machines and in the wrong hands can do a lot of damage. Start by reading the manual and following all of the safety guidelines outlined in the manual. Never work on the lawn mower with out first ensuring that the engine is turned off.

While cutting the lawn and using the side discharge, never allow anyone to stand beside the discharge. Or point the discharge at something that could be damaged by high speed flying objects  ejected from the lawn mower.

Always check the engine to make sure that there is sufficient oil in the engine before starting each day. Top up if necessary.  Fill the fuel tank while the engine is cool. A good time to do this is before you start cutting the lawn. Fuel spills can sometimes cause fires. If you do spill any fuel, wait until it evaporates prior to starting the engine. Always fill the fuel tank outdoors.

Shut the engine off before removing the rear bag to empty it of grass or making any other kind of adjustments to the lawn mower.

Maintenance:

Maintenance of the lawn mower  is pretty straight forward. Read the guidelines in the manual and follow them.  Arrange to have your engine tuned up once a year and the oil changed at the same time. This applies to most consumer applications where you are cutting your lawn once a week. If you are using the lawn mower for commercial applications you may need to change the oil more often.

Keep the housing free of debris to avoid the acid from the grass causing the housing to deteriorate. Also keep grass from building up around the muffler to avoid the possibility of fire. Check the spark plug to ensure that it is not corroded and dirty. Replace if it is pitted. Always use clean fresh gasoline for your lawn mower. Following these tips and others in the manual will ensure that your lawn mower will last for many years.

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MTD Gold High Wheel Push Mower – 549Q

November 7th, 2010 ernie Posted in 21 Inch Cut, MTD, Push Mower No Comments »

The MTD Gold High Wheel Push Mower model 549Q is sold by many dealers across Canada and the US, and is one of a line of product brands that MTD sells. These brands include Bolens, Cub Cadet, Troy-bilt, White, Yardman, MTD Pro and Yard Machines. The MTD Gold High Wheel Push Mower model 549Q has a Honda 160cc overhead cam, 4 cycle engine, no mixing of gas and oil, emission certified low noise engine.

MTD Gold High Wheel Push Mower - 549Q
The MTD Gold High Wheel Push Mower model 549Q is a rear bag discharge grass collector style of lawn mower. Conversion to mulching can be completed almost instantly without tools.

Rear bagging of grass cuttings is far superior to side bagging. The lawn mower has better balance and it is much easier to navigate around shrubs and trees.  In addition the larger wheels at the back provide additional strength to support a heavy bag of grass cuttings. As a result they are also more maneuverable with a grass catcher around shrubs and other tight spaces.

Each wheel can be individually adjusted to the desired height for perfect grass cutting. The MTD Gold High Wheel Push Mower model 549Q comes partially assembled with consumers completing assembly in a matter of minutes. Make sure you add the oil to the engine prior to starting for the first time.

MTD Gold High Wheel Push Mower – 549Q – Specifications

  • 160 CC engine with overhead cam and 4 cycle engine
  • 21 inch deep domed mulching deck
  • 12 inch rear high wheels
  • 9 position wheel adjustment
  • 61 liter capacity bag

Features

  • Auto choke return – no priming required
  • Low emissions, low noise and no mixing of gas and oil
  • Rear bagging / mulching / side discharge – with tool free conversion
  • Long life steel ball bearing wheels
  • High rear wheels for maneuverability
  • Comfort grip bail handle
  • Folding handles
  • Durable powdered coated paint
  • Easy access air filter
  • Assembled in minutes, bottle of oil included

Warranty

The MTD Gold High Wheel Push Mower model 549Q comes with a 3 year limited warranty. Of course, Consumers concerned about what is covered and what is not covered should review the limited warranty before purchase.

Accessories

The rear discharge kit was the only accessory mentioned.

Price & Delivery

The MTD Gold High Wheel Push Mower model 549Q can be purchased at a number of dealers around the country. We did not see a price on the company’s website for this push lawn mower.

Maintenance

Consumers who take good care of the MTD Gold High Wheel Push Mower model 549Q will have a lawn mower that lasts for many years. Subsequently after every grass cutting, clean off the deck of the lawn mower. This prevents buildup of wet grass that is acidic. It can over time eat away at the deck of the lawn mower. Build up of grass near the exhaust can also ignite a fire or at least cause a lot of smoke to be generated. If you do not think this can happen, the writer can attest that it actually happened on his lawn mower.

Also, before starting the MTD Gold High Wheel Push Mower model 549Q each time, check it over to confirm there are no loose parts. Also that there is sufficient oil in the engine and sufficient gasoline in the tank for to cut your lawn. As a general rule you should not fill a gasoline tank while the engine is hot.

Change the oil based on the recommendations of the manufacturer, however it should be changed at least once per season as a minimum and more often if you are a heavy user and have a lot of lawn to cut.

Safety & Operation

A few comments about safety and operation of the MTD Gold High Wheel Push Mower model 549Q are needed. When ever you are working on the lawn mower always shut the engine off. Never try to clear grass from the housing while the engine is running. The same goes for oil changes and changing the grass catcher. But many people will circumvent what is known as the dead man’s switch i.e. when you release the bar, the engine stops. However some people will wire these closed so that the engine remains running even if your hands are not on the push handle. As a result we strongly recommend against this approach. Never allow the engine to run while you are doing anything other than cutting grass.

Sometimes sharp objects could exit out of the opening at the back while the grass catcher bag is removed or out of the side discharge if you are using that option. Sharp objects can damage and hurt anything in their way.  Just turn off the machine before doing any maintenance.

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Bolens Push Mower Model 549Q

October 21st, 2010 ernie Posted in 21 Inch Cut, Bolens, Push Mower 1 Comment »

The Bolens Push Mower Model 549Q comes with a Honda 1600cc OHC engine featuring low emissions, and a low noise engine with  a rear bag grass catcher.  Bolens Push Mower Model 549QConsumers can choose between mulching, discharge and using the rear bag grass catcher to deal with various lengths of grass and conditions. The rear bag grass catcher is better than a side discharge catcher since it takes much less room and is much easier to navigate around landscaping and other obstructions normally found in urban areas.

The rear wheels are 12 inches high providing great strength and maneuverability to move around your lawn with a full bag of grass clippings. This is a great lawn mower and will suit the needs of most consumers with average size lawns. It is not a self-propelled lawn mower and if you have large lawn or sloped lawn a self-propelled lawn mower might be considered.

Bolens Push Mower Model 549Q – Specifications:

  • Honda 160cc OHC engine – overhead cam, 4-cycle emission certified engine features low emissions, low noise, no mixing of oil and gas
  • 21″ deep dome mulching deck and patented blade for a superior mulch and cut
  • 8″ x 2″ front wheels / 12″ high rear wheels with steel ball bearings for longer life
  • 9 position height adjustment – each wheel individually adjusts to height required
  • 61 litre capacity bag

Engine: Honda 160cc OHC engine – overhead cam, 4-cycle emission certified engine features low emissions, low noise, no mixing of oil and gas

Propulsion: This Bolens Push Mower Model 549Q is a push type lawn mower

Warranty: This Bolens Push Mower Model 549Q comes with a 4 year limited warranty

Bolens Push Mower Model 549Q Features:

  • Auto Choke Return: Easy starting. Set choke and pull – no priming required
  • Mulch, rear bag or side discharge – tool-free conversion
  • High rear wheels provide easy maneuverability and a more even cut on uneven terrain
  • Deluxe comfort bail for less hand fatigue
  • Easy access air filter
  • Folding handle
  • Durable automotive-style powder coated paint
  • Assembles in minutes – bottle of oil Included

Description of the Bolens Push Mower Model 549Q

The engine has an auto choke feature so there is no need for priming. Just pull out the choke and pull the cord to start the engine. Note if the engine is hot, you should not need to pull the choke out. Once the engine starts, push the choke in to ensure smooth engine operation.

This lawn mower can be running within a few minutes of it arriving at your home. Just add oil and fuel, read the instructions and start the engine. You are ready to use this self propelled lawn mower . Storage is convenient with the folding handle and the air filter is easy to get to.  With a slightly wider cut at 21 inches you can make short work of any urban lawn.

Delivery: Most lawn mowers can be picked up in the store, however if you do not have the means to take it home yourself, delivery usually can be arranged for a delivery charge. You may want to consider borrowing a trailer or a van to bring home your lawn mower and avoid the delivery charge

Safety & Operation

All lawn mowers should be treated with respect. They are powerful machines and in the wrong hands can do a lot of damage. Start by reading the manual and following all of the safety guidelines outlined in the manual. Never work on the lawn mower without first ensuring that the engine is turned off.

While cutting the lawn and using the side discharge, never allow anyone to stand beside the discharge or point the discharge at something that could be damaged by high speed flying objects  ejected from the lawn mower.

Always check the engine to make sure that there is sufficient oil in the engine before starting each day. Top up if necessary.  Fill the fuel tank while the engine is cool. A good time to do this is before you start cutting the lawn. Spilled fuel can sometimes cause fires. If you do spill any fuel, wait until it evaporates prior to starting the engine to avoid any chance of fire. Always fill the fuel tank outdoors.

Shut the engine off before removing the rear bag to empty it of grass or making any other kind of adjustments to the lawn mower.

Maintenance:

Maintenance of the lawn mower  is pretty straight forward. Read the guidelines in the manual and follow them.  Arrange to have your engine tuned up once a year and the oil changed at the same time. This applies to most consumer applications where you are cutting your lawn once a week. If you are using the lawn mower for commercial applications you may need to change the oil more often.

Keep the housing free of debris to avoid the acid from the grass causing the housing to deteriorate. Also keep grass from building up around the muffler to avoid the possibility of fire. Check the spark plug to ensure that it is not corroded and dirty. Replace if it is pitted. Always use clean fresh gasoline for your lawn mower. Following these tips and others in the manual will ensure that your lawn mower will last for many years.

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Bolens Self Propelled Lawn Mower V469Q

September 21st, 2010 ernie Posted in 21 Inch Cut, Bolens, Rear Self Powered 1 Comment »

The Bolens Self Propelled Lawn Mower V469Q is full featured with almost everything most Bolens Self Propelled Lawn Mower V469Qurban consumers will need for cutting their lawn. The twenty one inch wide deck is plenty wide enough for most home owners to cut an average lawn. There are wider lawn mowers, however for most people this lawn mower will be fine. It is rear wheel drive with four speeds so this takes getting used to. Personally I like the front wheel drive machines, since I can keep the drive engaged and just lift the front wheels a bit to slow it down or turn while disengaging the wheels from the ground. For those of you who like the option you can choose between mulching your lawn, discharging it along from the side or just spreading the clippings across your lawn.

This is a versatile machine which most home owners will enjoy using while trimming their lawns.

Bolens Self Propelled Lawn Mower V469Q – Specifications:

  • Honda 160cc OHC engine – overhead cam, 4-cycle emission certified engine features low emissions, low noise, no mixing of oil and gas
  • 21″ deep dome mulching deck and patented blade for a superior mulch and cut
  • 4-speed rear wheel drive
  • 8″ wheels with steel ball bearings on front wheels for longer life
  • 61 litre capacity bag

Engine: This Bolens self propelled lawn mower comes equipped with a Honda 160cc OHC engine – overhead cam, 4-cycle emission certified engine features low emissions, low noise, no mixing of oil and gas

Propulsion: This lawn mower has a 4-speed rear wheel drive, great for multiple conditions

Warranty: This lawn mower has a 4 Year Limited Warranty

Features:

  • Auto Choke Return: Easy starting. Set choke and pull – no priming required
  • Mulch, rear bag, and side discharge – tool less conversion
  • Easy access air filter
  • Folding handle
  • Single lever height adjustment – one lever adjusts all four wheels
  • Ergonomic comfort handle reduces effects of fatigue and provides easy, single hand use
  • Durable automotive-style powder coated paint
  • Assembles in minutes / bottle of oil included

Description of the Bolens Self Propelled Lawn Mower

The Bolens V469Q model self propelled lawn mower comes with a bottle of oil. All you have to do is add the oil, add gasoline to the fuel tank, secure the handle and you are ready to go. You will probably need to adjust the height of the cut to your needs with the single lever adjustment for all wheels. This is an ergonomic well constructed machine which should last you many years.

Delivery: Most lawn mowers can be picked up in the store, however if you do not have the means to take it home yourself, delivery usually can be arranged for a delivery charge. You may want to consider borrowing a trailer or a van to bring home your lawn mower and avoid the delivery charge

Safety & Operation

All lawn mowers should be treated with respect. They are powerful machines and in the wrong hands can do a lot of damage. Start by reading the manual and following all of the safety guidelines outlined in the manual. Never work on the lawn mower without first ensuring that the engine is turned off.

While cutting the lawn and using the side discharge, never allow anyone to stand beside the discharge or point the discharge at something that could be damaged by high speed flying objects  ejected from the lawn mower.

Always check the engine to make sure that there is sufficient oil in the engine before starting each day. Top up if necessary.  Fill the fuel tank while the engine is cool. A good time to do this is before you start cutting the lawn. Spilt fuel can sometimes cause fires. If you do spill any fuel, wait until it evaporates prior to starting the engine to avoid any chance of fire. Always fill the fuel tank outdoors.

Shut the engine off before removing the rear bag to empty it of grass or making any other kind of adjustments to the lawn mower.

Maintenance:

Maintenance of the lawn mower  is pretty straight forward. Read the guidelines in the manual and follow them.  Arrange to have your engine tuned up once a year and the oil changed at the same time. This applies to most consumer applications where you are cutting your lawn once a week. If you are using the lawn mower for commercial applications you may need to change the oil more often.

Keep the housing free of debris to avoid the acid from the grass causing the housing to deteriorate. Also keep grass from building up around the muffler to avoid the possibility of fire. Check the spark plug to ensure that it is not corroded and dirty. Replace if it is pitted. Always use clean fresh gasoline for your lawn mower. Following these tips and others in the manual will ensure that your lawn mower will last for many years.

For more reviews of rear self powered lawn mowers like this one, click here.

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Yardman 173CC 21 3 in 1 High Rear Wheel Push Mower

June 21st, 2010 ernie Posted in 21 Inch Cut, Rear Self Powered, YardMan 1 Comment »

The Yardman 173CC 21 3 in 1 High Rear Wheel Push Mower has a high rear wheel providing greater leverage to support the 2.3 bushel bag at the rear to Yardman 173CC 21 3 in 1 High Rear Wheel Push Mowercatch grass clippings. Convert from a rear bagger to a mulcher to a side discharge lawn mower in seconds. You can cut your lawn the way you want without having to invest in expensive attachments.

The auto choke feature also makes this lawn mower much easier to start. No need to fuss over the choke and flood the engine. It is all automatic and will start every time. This push lawn mower also comes with a 9 position height adjustment system that lets you cut your to the exact specifications of a golf course if you prefer.

Yardman 173CC 21 3 in 1 High Rear Wheel Push Mower – Specifications:

  • 173cc Yard-Man OHV Engine
  • 21″ Cutting Deck
  • 3-in-1, mulch, side discharge & rear bagger
  • 8″ front/ 12″ rear wheels
  • 9 position height adjustment

Engine: 173cc Yard-Man OHV Engine

Propulsion: This Yardman 173CC 21 3 in 1 High Rear Wheel lawn mower is a push mower

Warranty: The Yardman 173CC 21 3 in 1 High Rear Wheel Push Mower has a 2-Year Limited Warranty

Yardman 173CC 21 3 in 1 High Rear Wheel Push Mower Features:

  • Starting System:AutoChoke
  • Discharge Type: 3-in-1, mulch, side discharge & rear bag
  • Drive Type: Push
  • Bag Capacity: 2.3 bushel

Delivery: Most lawn mowers can be picked up in the store, however if you do not have the means to take it home yourself, delivery usually can be arranged for a delivery charge. You may want to consider borrowing a trailer or a van to bring home your lawn mower and avoid the delivery charge. The Push Mower can be purchased at Menards.

Safety & Operation

All lawn mowers should be treated with respect. They are powerful machines and in the wrong hands can do a lot of damage. Start by reading the manual and following all of the safety guidelines outlined in the manual. Never work on the lawn mower without first ensuring that the engine is turned off.

While cutting the lawn and using the side discharge, never allow anyone to stand beside the discharge or point the discharge at something that could be damaged by high speed flying objects  ejected from the lawn mower.

Always check the engine to make sure that there is sufficient oil in the engine before starting each day. Top up if necessary.  Fill the fuel tank while the engine is cool. A good time to do this is before you start cutting the lawn. Spilt fuel can sometimes cause fires. If you do spill any fuel, wait until it evaporates prior to starting the engine to avoid any chance of fire. Always fill the fuel tank outdoors.

Shut the engine off before removing the rear bag to empty it of grass or making any other kind of adjustments to the lawn mower.

Maintenance:

Maintenance of the lawn mower  is pretty straight forward. Read the guidelines in the manual and follow them.  Arrange to have your engine tuned up once a year and the oil changed at the same time. This applies to most consumer applications where you are cutting your lawn once a week. If you are using the lawn mower for commercial applications you may need to change the oil more often.

Keep the housing free of debris to avoid the acid from the grass causing the housing to deteriorate. Also keep grass from building up around the muffler to avoid the possibility of fire. Check the spark plug to ensure that it is not corroded and dirty. Replace if it is pitted. Always use clean fresh gasoline for your lawn mower. Following these tips and others in the manual will ensure that your lawn mower will last for many years.

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Yardman 190CC 21″ 3-in-1 Push Mower

May 21st, 2010 ernie Posted in 21 Inch Cut, Push Mower, YardMan 2 Comments »

The Yardman 190CC 21 3-in-1 Push Mower comes with a 190 cc engine and a 21 inch cutting deck. There is also a 3 in 1 combination which means you can bag it, Yardman 190CC 21 3-in-1 Push Mowermulch it or discharge the grass clippings out the side of the lawn mower. Regardless of the type of lawn you have, you can switch between these modes easily and quickly to deal with long grass or aim for that golf course look.

The rear bag for catching grass clippings will hold 1.9 bushels . Starting the engine is easy with the usual recoil starter. There are also dual cutting height controls which provide a 6 position height adjustment to allow you to cut your lawn at just the right height. Keep it longer during the dryer summer months and cut it short during the wet spring time of the year.

This is a great lawn mower for most urban lots that have a relatively small lawn to cut every week. Using a push lawn mower will also give you lots of exercise.

Yardman 190CC 21 3-in-1 Push Mower – Specifications:

  • 190CC* 625 Series Briggs & Stratton Engine
  • 21″ Cutting Width
  • 3-in-1 Deck; Mulch, Side Discharge and Rear Bag with Improved Deck Design for Superior Results
  • 7″ Front/ 8″ Rear Wheels

Engine: 190CC* 625 Series Briggs & Stratton Engine

Propulsion: This is a push lawn mower

Warranty: 2-Year Limited Warranty

Features:

  • Discharge Type: 3-in-1; Side, Mulch and Rear Bag
  • Starting System : Recoil
  • Wheel Size : 7″ Front/ 8″ Rear
  • Bag Capacity : 1.9 Bushel
  • Six height positions with dual controls

Delivery: Most lawn mowers can be picked up in the store, however if you do not have the means to take it home yourself, delivery usually can be arranged for a delivery charge. You may want to consider borrowing a trailer or a van to bring home your lawn mower and avoid the delivery charge. You can get the Yardman 190CC 21″ 3-in-1 Push Mower at Walmart!

Safety & Operation: Yardman 190CC 21 3-in-1 Push Mower

All lawn mowers should be treated with respect. They are powerful machines and in the wrong hands can do a lot of damage. Start by reading the manual and following all of the safety guidelines outlined in the manual. Never work on the lawn mower without first ensuring that the engine is turned off.

While cutting the lawn and using the side discharge, never allow anyone to stand beside the discharge or point the discharge at something that could be damaged by high speed flying objects  ejected from the lawn mower.

Always check the engine to make sure that there is sufficient oil in the engine before starting each day. Top up if necessary.  Fill the fuel tank while the engine is cool. A good time to do this is before you start cutting the lawn. Spilt fuel can sometimes cause fires. If you do spill any fuel, wait until it evaporates prior to starting the engine to avoid any chance of fire. Always fill the fuel tank outdoors.

Shut the engine off before removing the rear bag to empty it of grass or making any other kind of adjustments to the lawn mower.

Maintenance: Yardman 190CC 21 3-in-1 Push Mower

Maintenance of the lawn mower  is pretty straight forward. Read the guidelines in the manual and follow them.  Arrange to have your engine tuned up once a year and the oil changed at the same time. This applies to most consumer applications where you are cutting your lawn once a week. If you are using the lawn mower for commercial applications you may need to change the oil more often.

Keep the housing free of debris to avoid the acid from the grass causing the housing to deteriorate. Also keep grass from building up around the muffler to avoid the possibility of fire. Check the spark plug to ensure that it is not corroded and dirty. Replace if it is pitted. Always use clean fresh gasoline for your lawn mower. Following these tips and others in the manual will ensure that your lawn mower will last for many years.

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Yardman 158CC 21″ 2-in-1 Push Mower

May 14th, 2010 ernie Posted in 21 Inch Cut, Push Mower, YardMan 2 Comments »

The Yardman 158CC 21″ 2-in-1 Push Mower can be purchased at Walmart and Yardman 158cc 21 inch push lawn mowerpicked up in the store.  With rear wheels slightly larger and a 2 year limited warranty,  and the Walmart name you cannot go wrong with this lawn mower. One thing about Walmart is that they stand behind all of their products and if it does not work to your satisfaction, usually you can return the item with no questions asked.

A Twenty one inch cutting deck and the famous Briggs & Stratton engine make this a great addition to your lawn maintenance.

Yardman 158CC – Specifications:

  • 158CC – 550 Series Briggs & Stratton Engine
  • 21″ Cutting Width
  • 7″ front/ 8″ rear wheels
  • 2 year limited warranty

Engine: 158CC – 550 Series Briggs & Stratton Engine

Propulsion: Push

Warranty: 2 year limited warranty

Features:

  • Discharge Type – 2-in-1, mulch and rear bag with improved deck design for superior results
  • Drive System – Push
  • Starting System – Recoil
  • Speeds – Push
  • Height Adjustment – dual lever 6 – position height adjusters to set cutting height with 2 fast and easy levers

 

Delivery: Most lawn mowers can be picked up in the store, however if you do not have the means to take it home yourself, delivery usually can be arranged for a delivery charge. You may want to consider borrowing a trailer or a van to bring home your lawn mower and avoid the delivery charge

Safety & Operation

All lawn mowers should be treated with respect. They are powerful machines and in the wrong hands can do a lot of damage. Start by reading the manual and following all of the safety guidelines outlined in the manual. Never work on the lawn mower with out first ensuring that the engine is turned off.

While cutting the lawn and using the side discharge, never allow anyone to stand beside the discharge or point the discharge at something that could be damaged by high speed flying objects  ejected from the lawn mower.

Always check the engine to make sure that there is sufficient oil in the engine before starting each day. Top up if necessary.  Fill the fuel tank while the engine is cool. A good time to do this is before you start cutting the lawn. Spilt fuel can sometimes cause fires. If you do spill any fuel, wait until it evaporates prior to starting the engine to avoid any chance of fire. Always fill the fuel tank outdoors.

Shut the engine off before removing the rear bag to empty it of grass or making any other kind of adjustments to the lawn mower.

Maintenance:

Maintenance of the lawn mower  is pretty straight forward. Read the guidelines in the manual and follow them.  Arrange to have your engine tuned up once a year and the oil changed at the same time. This applies to most consumer applications where you are cutting your lawn once a week. If you are using the lawn mower for commercial applications you may need to change the oil more often.

Keep the housing free of debris to avoid the acid from the grass causing the housing to deteriorate. Also keep grass from building up around the muffler to avoid the possibility of fire. Check the spark plug to ensure that it is not corroded and dirty. Replace pitted spark plugs. Always use clean fresh gasoline for your lawn mower. Following these tips and others in the manual will ensure that your lawn mower will last for many years.

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CRAFTSMAN MD 21” Push 3-in-1 Gas Mower with High Rear Wheels

May 7th, 2010 ernie Posted in 21 Inch Cut, Craftsman, Push Mower No Comments »

The CRAFTSMAN MD 21 Push 3 in 1 Gas Mower with High Rear Wheels is a push lawn mower with the advantage of having larger rear wheels which makes this lawn mower easier to maneuver, particularly when the rear bag is full of grass. The larger rear wheels provide more leverage for the operator and make it easier overall to push.

CRAFTSMAN MD 21 Push 3 in 1 Gas Mower with High Rear WheelsThe 21 inch deck is a standard width and is suitable for most suburban lawns as is the 190cc Briggs and Stratton engine. Consumers can adjust the lawn cutting height to one of 5 positions allowing you to tailor your lawn for the look and feel that you desire. From the manicured golf course look to the longer grass during dryer periods, you can cut your lawn at one of 5 heights.

A big advantage of this particular engine is the no choke and no priming start. Just pull the cord and you are ready to go.

CRAFTSMAN MD 21 Push 3 in 1 Gas Mower with High Rear Wheels – Specifications:

  • Powered by 190 cc Briggs & Stratton 700 Platinum series engine; Delivers 7.0 ft/lbs of gross torque
  • 8” front wheels; 12” rear wheels;
  • Extended 5-position wheel adjustment ergonomic selector knobs; foam handle grip; black deck; bag/mulch/discharge modes

Engine: This

Propulsion: This lawn mower is a push lawn mower

Warranty: This lawn mower comes with a 2-year warranty

Features:

  • CRAFTSMAN® exclusive MRS (Most Reliable Starting) with concentrated spark energy plug for easier starting under all starting condition
  • CRAFTSMAN® exclusive Smooth Start™ engine with a new ergonomic handle
  • Ready Start featuring a no priming, no choking starting system
  • Fresh Start™ cap and cartridge system slowly releases fuel stabilizer into the mower’s fuel tank to help keep the fuel fresh for up to 6 months
  • CRAFTSMAN® exclusive Precision™ cutting system delivers high performance bagging and mulching with a durable blade giving your lawn a manicured appearance
  • Dark grey dust-blocker bag helps keep dirt away from the operator

Description of the CRAFTSMAN MD 21 Push 3 in 1 Gas Mower with High Rear Wheels

This lawn mower comes with the 3 in 1 system that allows the operator to chose between mulching the grass, bagging the grass clippings or spreading the clippings on the lawn through the side discharge.

Add fuel stabilizer to the gas cap so that it will drip into the fuel tank and maintain your gas for as long as 6 months. This is particularly helpful if you live in northern climes and do not use your lawn mower over the winter.

There were 6 review on this particular lawn mower at the time of preparing this review all positive and supportive of this model. This appears to be an excellent lawn mower as indicated by consumers who have purchased this lawn mower.

Delivery: All lawn mowers can be picked up at the store or dealer you purchased the lawn mower from. For an additional fee, most will also deliver the lawn mower to you at your home.

Safety & Operation

All motorized equipment should be treated with respect and care. Start by reading all of the safety and operating guidelines outlined in the manual that comes with the CRAFTSMAN MD 21” Push 3-in-1 Gas Mower with High Rear Wheels. Follow these guidelines carefully and you should not have any problems with operating the lawn mower.

Always check the engine to make sure that there is sufficient oil in the engine before starting each day. Top up if necessary.  Fill the fuel tank while the engine is cool. A good time to do this is before you start cutting the lawn. Spilt fuel can sometimes cause fires. If you do spill any fuel, wait until it evaporates prior to starting the engine to avoid any chance of fire. Always fill the fuel tank outdoors.

When using the side discharge, never allow anyone to stand in front of the discharge unit to avoid being hit by any debris. Shut the engine off before removing the rear bag to empty it of grass or making any other kind of adjustments to the lawn mower.

CRAFTSMAN MD – Maintenance:

Maintenance of the CRAFTSMAN MD 21 Push 3 in 1 Gas Mower with High Rear Wheels is pretty straight forward. Read the guidelines in the manual and follow them.  Arrange to have your engine tuned up once a year and the oil changed at the same time. This applies to most consumer applications where you are cutting your lawn once a week. If you are using the lawn mower for commercial applications you may need to change the oil more often.

Keep the housing free of debris to avoid the acid from the grass causing the housing to deteriorate. Also keep grass from building up around the muffler to avoid the possibility of fire. Check the spark plug to ensure that it is not corroded and dirty. Replace if it is pitted. Always use clean fresh gasoline for your lawn mower. Following these tips and others in the manual will ensure that your lawn mower will last for many years.

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CRAFTSMAN MD 21 ” Push 3-in-1 Gas Mower

April 21st, 2010 ernie Posted in 21 Inch Cut, Craftsman, Push Mower 2 Comments »

The CRAFTSMAN MD 21″ 3 in 1 Gas Mower is a push type lawn mower. There is not a self propelled option with this model. Consumers looking for self propelled models should look to other models and posts if they need a self craftsman push 21 inch 3 in 1 lawn mowerpropelled mode. As a result it is a little cheaper than other lawn mowers, since there are less features and less material in the lawn mower. Of course you will get more exercise with this lawn mower, which is not a bad thing in todays world.

This is a 3 in 1 lawn mower meaning that you can use the rear bag grass catcher or you can mulch your lawns clippings or just spread them on the lawn through the side discharge. Either way you can achieve that manicured look to your lawn by adjusting the height to a desired level and cutting the lawn catching all grass clippings so that it has that perfect look.

The wheels are all 8 inch diameter wheels. Craftsman has recently added a customer comments section with this lawn mower receiving one very positive review so far.

CRAFTSMAN MD 21 – Specifications:

  • 190 cc Briggs & Stratton 700 Platinum series engine; Delivers 7.0 ft/lbs of gross torque
  • 8” front wheels; 8” rear wheels;
  • 5-position wheel adjustment

Engine: 190 cc Briggs & Stratton 700 Platinum series engine; Delivers 7.0 ft/lbs of gross torque

Propulsion: This lawn mower is a lush type lawn mower. Self propelled is not an option with this model

Warranty: This lawn mower has a 2-year warranty

CRAFTSMAN MD 21 Features:

  • CRAFTSMAN® exclusive MRS (Most Reliable Starting) with concentrated spark energy plug for easier starting under all starting conditions.
  • CRAFTSMAN® exclusive Smooth Start™ engine with a new ergonomic handle;
  • Ready Start featuring a no priming, no choking starting system
  • Fresh Start™ cap and cartridge system slowly realeases fuel stabilizer into the mower’s fuel tank to help keep the fuel fresh for up to 6 months
  • CRAFTSMAN® exclusive Precision™ cutting system delivers high performance bagging and mulching with a durable blade giving your lawn a manicured appearance
  • ergonomic selector knobs; foam handle grip
  • black deck
  • bag/mulch/discharge modes; dark grey dust-blocker bag helps keep dirt away from the operator

Description of the CRAFTSMAN MD 21″ 3 in 1 Gas Mower

Although this model lawn mower is 1 inch smaller than many other consumer lawn mowers, you will still be able to make short work of your lawn. It is a basic model with lots of features that make it a pleasure to use.

It features a ready start system which means that you do not need to prime it or set the choke, just pull the starter chord and away you go.

Another feature of this lawn mower and the Briggs and Stratton engine is the fresh start cap. Basically you add fuel stabilizer to the cap which will slow drip into the tank and keep the gas fresh for up to six months. This can be important for people living in northern communities who put there lawn mowers away for the winter months.

Delivery: All lawn mowers can be picked up at the store or dealer you purchased the lawn mower from. For an additional fee, most will also deliver the lawn mower to you at your home.

Safety & Operation

All motorized equipment should be treated with respect and care. Start by reading all of the safety and operating guidelines outlined in the manual that comes with the CRAFTSMAN MD 21″ 3 in 1 Gas Mower. Follow these guidelines carefully and you should not have any problems with operating the lawn mower.

Always check the engine to make sure that there is sufficient oil in the engine before starting each day. Top up if necessary.  Fill the fuel tank while the engine is cool. A good time to do this is before you start cutting the lawn. Spilt fuel can sometimes cause fires. If you do spill any fuel, wait until it evaporates prior to starting the engine to avoid any chance of fire. Always fill the fuel tank outdoors.

When using the side discharge, never allow anyone to stand in front of the discharge unit.  This is required to avoid being hit by any debris. Shut the engine off before removing the rear bag to empty it of grass or making any other kind of adjustments to the lawn mower.

Maintenance:

Maintenance of the CRAFTSMAN MD 21″ 3 in 1 Gas Mower is pretty straight forward. Read the guidelines in the manual and follow them.  Arrange to have your engine tuned up once a year and the oil changed at the same time. This applies to most consumer applications where you are cutting your lawn once a week. If you are using the lawn mower for commercial applications you may need to change the oil more often.

Keep the housing free of debris to avoid the acid from the grass causing the housing to deteriorate. Also keep grass from building up around the muffler to avoid the possibility of fire. Check the spark plug to ensure that it is not corroded and dirty. Replace if it is pitted. Always use clean fresh gasoline for your lawn mower. Following these tips and others in the manual will ensure that your lawn mower will last for many years.

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Yardman Self Propelled V559Q

March 7th, 2010 ernie Posted in 21 Inch Cut, Front Self Powered, YardMan No Comments »

The Yardman Self Propelled V559Q lawn mower has a unique 21 inch stainless steel deck designed to last a lifetime. As with any other lawn mower, operators should keep the deck clean of debris and grass cuttings on both the underside as well as on top to preserve the finish and avoid corrosion.
The Honda engine is a 160 cc OHV over head cam engine with a certified low emission label.  It comes with a 21 inch stainless steel deck, which will mulch , work with a rear bag grass catcher or side discharge of the grass.Yardman Self Propelled V559Q

Each wheel can be individually adjusted to one of nine positions. The rear wheels are larger to provide more stability as well as maneuverability especially with the additional weight of the 61 liter grass bag on the back.

This is a front wheel drive self propelled lawn mower with a variable speed transmission. A nice feature about the front wheel drive is that when working around landscaping etc, all you need to do is tip up the front wheels to disengage contact with the ground and slow the forward motion of the lawn mower.

Yardman Self Propelled V559Q – Specifications:

  • 160 CC Honda engine with over head can and 4 cycle engine
  • 21 inch stainless steel dome deck
  • 9 position height adjustment, individual wheel adjustment
  • 61 litre capacity bag
  • 8 inch by 2 inch front wheels, 12 inch rear wheels

Engine: 160 CC Honda engine with over head can and 4 cycle engine , with low emission certification, low noise  and no mixing of oil and gas

Propulsion: Variable speed self propelled  with front wheel drive transmission

Warranty: 4 year limited warranty

Features:

  • Easy start, set choke and pull, there is no priming required
  • Stainless steel deck with patented blade for superior mulch and cut
  • Mulch capability or rear bag grass catcher included
  • Deluxe comfort bail for reduced hand fatigue
  • High rear wheels smooth out cut on bumpy terrain
  • Easy access air filter
  • Assembles in minutes with a bottle of oil included

Description of the Yardman Self Propelled V559Q

In addition to being self propelled with a variable speed transmission, the Yardman Self Propelled V559Q lawn mower comes with a mulch blade as standard along with the rear bag grass catcher. Operators can also take advantage of the side discharge as well if you prefer not to catch the grass clippings.

There is an easy access air filter for cleaning and changing on a regular basis. Follow the guidelines outlined in the manual. The Yardman Self Propelled V559Q lawn mower assembles in a few minutes and also comes with a bottle of oil to be added to the engine prior for starting the engine for the first time.

Starting the Yardman Self Propelled V559Q lawn mower is simple. All you need to do is set the choke and pull the starter chord. There is no priming required on this lawn mower engine.

This is one of the few stainless steel decks. Designed to last a lifetime, the deck if kept clean of debris will certainly out last many other lawn mowers.  Clean and sleek looking, the Yardman Self Propelled V559Q lawn mower will meet the needs of most landscapers and gardeners.

Delivery: This Yardman Self Propelled V559Q lawn mower can be purchased at home hardware stores. Most stores can arrange for delivery, however customers can save on the delivery cost by placing the lawn mower in the trunk of their car or van to take it home from the store.

Safety & Operation

The Yardman Self Propelled V559Q lawn mower is like many other lawn mowers in that it has a great safety record and if operators follow the safety guidelines outlined in the manual and follow common sense rules, they will avoid any accident with this lawn mower.

The first step prior to operating the Yardman Self Propelled V559Q lawn mower for the first time is to read the manual and understand completely all of the operating procedures as well as the safety guidelines. Be sure to place the proper amount of oil in the engine before starting for the first time.

Prior to starting the engine each time, always check the oil level and top if required. Fill the fuel tank as well and avoid filling the fuel tank when the engine is hot to avoid any possibility of fire. If you do spill some fuel, wait until the fuel has evaporated prior to starting the engine. Never fill the fuel tank with the engine running.

When using the side discharge, avoid allowing any person to stand in the path of the discharge. Occasionally sharp objects can be picked up and discharged at a high rate of speed which can hurt someone standing in the path of one of these projectiles. The same applies to cars and buildings as well.

Maintenance:

Maintenance is pretty easy with the Yardman Self Propelled V559Q lawn mower. Follow all of the recommended guidelines in the manual.  Check the air filter and either clean it or replace it if it is dirty and filled with debris.

Change the engine oil as recommended and at least once per year depending on how often you use the Yardman Self Propelled V559Q lawn mower. If you are a heavy user of the lawn mower you might need to change the oil once per month or even more often.

Keep the underside of the deck clean and free of grass clippings. Store your Yardman Self Propelled V559Q lawn mower inside also to protect it from the elements.

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White Lawn Mower J836L

February 28th, 2010 ernie Posted in 21 Inch Cut, Rear Self Powered, White No Comments »

The White Lawn Mower J836L is a great little lawn mower with lots of features that many consumers will enjoy. It is one of the easiest to use around the yard and the most versatile and flexible as well. Starting with the 160CC Briggs & Stratton engine which has been engineered to be quieter and cleaner burning than past models. It employs a Direct Overhead Valve engine or DOV with a ready start technology to give you outstanding power and torque.

White Lawn Mower J836LThe White Lawn Mower J836L also has a self propelled capability  with a 4 speed transmission. Now consumers can just follow along with the lawn mower at a speed that is comfortable for them .

If you would like to maintain the self propelled capability, but slow down a bit around landscaped ares, just down shift to a slower speed.  With a 21 inch mulching deck, this lawn mower can make short work of any lawn. Consumers can bag their grass with the rear bagger, mulch their lawns or just discharge the grass clippings to the side.  Many consumers prefer to leave the grass clippings on the lawn to return many of the nutrients that are available in the grass using the mulching system or the side discharge. Of course you can easily switch to rear bag the grass if it gets too long between cuttings.

White Lawn Mower J836L – Specifications:

  • 160 CC Briggs and Stratton Engine
  • 4 speed self propelled rear wheel drive
  • 21 inch deep dome mulching deck and patented blade
  • 8 inch by 2 inch front ball bearing wheels

Propulsion : 4 speed self propelled rear wheel drive

Engine : 160 CC Briggs and Stratton Engine Smoother, quieter, and cleaner burning, the new Briggs & Stratton DOV engine (Direct Overhead Valve) is equipped with ReadyStart™ technology

Warranty: 3 year limited warranty

Features:

  • Electric start
  • Mulch , rear bag or side discharge
  • Single lever wheel height adjustment
  • New comfort grip handle
  • Handles fold for easy storage
  • Some assembly required, can be done in minutes
  • Bottle of oil included

Description of the White Lawn Mower J836L

The White Lawn Mower J836L also comes with an electric starter. No more pulling the chord to start the lawn mower , just press the button and your ready to go.

This lawn mower comes partially pre-assembled. Consumers will need to unfold the handles and add oil to the engine, prior to starting the lawn mower for the first time. This is a really important point, so do not forget to add the oil to avoid significant damage to the engine. In fact in our safety and operation section we urge consumers to always check the oil each time before they start the engine at the beginning of the day.

Adjust your cutting height to one of several positions with the single lever height adjustment capability.  The handles will fold for easy storage and fitting into those tight places. White has added new handles which are supposed to be more comfortable and ergonomic.

Delivery: Consumers can purchase the White Lawn Mower J836L at a number of dealers including Reno Depot and also at Rona.  Most consumers will pick up the White Lawn Mower J836L at the dealer. Delivery is an option, however you should expect to pay a delivery charge.

Safety & Operation

Consumers should always read the manual before operating the White Lawn Mower J836L for the first time. Review all of the operating procedures and also the safety guidelines. It is important to follow safe operating guidelines. It only takes a few minutes to be safe vs. an accident which could have results that last a lifetime.

Before starting the engine each time, always do a quick check of the machine to verify that everything is in working order. Always check the oil in the engine of the White Lawn Mower J836L and top up if needed. Sometimes there can be unknown leaks and your engine oil may be low.

When operating the lawn mower and using the side discharge , always avoid allowing the discharge to point towards another individual. Or towards a car for example. Some times sticks or even stones can be picked up and kicked at high speed out of the discharge chute. These projectiles can achieve a high rate of speed and if they hit a person or an object can cause a lot of damage.

The self propelled lawn mower can travel at one of 4 speeds. Slow down around landscaped areas of tight spaces. You may even want to disengage the drive system while you are mowing grass around landscaped areas.

Each time you operate the lawn mower, fill up the fuel tank to avoid running out and having to refill while the engine is hot. If you spill gasoline while filling the lawn mowers fuel tank, wait until the gasoline has evaporated before starting the engine.

Maintenance

Maintenance of the White Lawn Mower J836L is fairly straight forward. Always check the oil before starting. If it appears to be black in color, change the engine oil immediately.  Change the oil at a minimum of once per year and if you are a heavy user with a lot of lawn to cut you may need to change the oil more often.

Keep the lawn mowers blade sharp to ensure that the grass is cut properly and not torn from the stem. From time to time, clean off the deck and the under side of the deck to avoid long term corrosion of the deck. Finally always review what is needed to maintain your warranty

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Troy-Bilt Self Propelled Lawn Mower J863Q

February 21st, 2010 ernie Posted in 21 Inch Cut, Rear Self Powered, Troy-Bilt No Comments »

The Troy-Bilt Self Propelled Lawn Mower J863Q is a self propelled lawn mower with 4 speeds to match your walking speed and the thickness of the grass you are cutting. Chose between mulch, side discharge or catch the grass clippings in the rear bag that comes with the lawn mower.

Troy Bilt self propelled lawn mower J863QThis is a rear wheel drive which is where the weight is and it provides better traction as a result. The large wheels make this machine easy to maneuver and provides the right weight balance regardless of whether the grass catcher is full or not.

Combined with an electric start engine, this self propelled lawn mower will make your lawn cutting experience enjoyable. The ergonomic handle reduces fatigue and provides single handed use, while the other hand is controlling the speed or just taking a rest.

Troy-Bilt Self Propelled Lawn Mower J863Q – Specifications

  • 160 cc Honda OHC engine with overhead cam, 4 cycle.
  • 4 speed shift
  • 21 inch wide cut
  • 3 way – mulch, rear bag and side discharge

Features

  • Engine certified for low emissions, low noise and no mixing of oil and gas
  • Electric start, set the choke and turn the key
  • Rear wheel drive, self propelled
  • Deep doomed deck and patented blade for superior cut and mulch
  • Large rear wheels for better maneuverability, and even cut on uneven ground
  • Single lever height adjuster adjusts all four wheels at once
  • Ergonomic handle provides easy single handed use and reduces effects of fatigue
  • Assembles in minutes
  • Bottle of oil included.

Warranty: Four year limited warranty

Description of the Troy-Bilt Self Propelled Lawn Mower J863Q

The Troy Bilt self propelled lawn mower J863Q comes pre-assembled and all you need to do is pour the bottle of oil into the engine to the desired level, add fuel to the fuel tank and you are ready to go.  Customers should always complete a full check of the lawn mower on their very first use to confirm that all elements are working properly and that there are no problems with the lawn mower.

The engine is a 4 cycle engine, engineered and certified  for low emissions. The engine is also a low noise engine and since it is a 4 cycle engine, you do not have to mix oil and gasoline.

Delivery: Consumers can purchase the Troy-Bilt Self Propelled Lawn Mower J863Q at Canadian Tire stores across Canada.  You will need to make your own arrangements for pickup if you cannot fit the lawn mower into your car.

Safety & Operation

Practicing good safety with your lawn mower is much the same with any piece of equipment. Read the manual and familiarize your self with all of the safety procedures prior to starting the engine. Always check the lawn mower over prior to starting it at any time. Confirm that there is sufficient oil in the engine. Top up if needed. Check the fuel level as well and top up while the engine is cool to avoid any possibility of a flare up. If you spill fuel on the engine or the housing wait until it has full evaporated prior to starting the engine.

Never point the discharge at other people, buildings or cars. Projectiles from the side discharge can be at a high speed and cause accidents if you are not careful. Always shut the engine off before making any adjustments and prior to removing the grass catcher to empty it. This is an excellent habit to get into to avoid any possibility of an accident.

If you must clean out the underside of the deck, remove the key so that the Troy Bilt self propelled lawn mower J863Q cannot be accidentally started.

Maintenance

Again, check the manual for all recommended maintenance requirements of the Troy Bilt self propelled lawn mower J863Q. After every use always clean off the deck to clear it of any grass , dirt and grime to avoid prematurely causing corrosion of the deck. Clean any clumps off the underside as well. These clumps will dry over time and fall off on your driveway or in your garage leaving a mess.

Also change the engine oil at recommended intervals. Depending on use, you may need to change the oil often if you have a large lawn to cut.  At a minimum, change the oil at least once per year to protect the engine and extend the overall engine life.

Anytime you notice items needing repair, repair them immediately to avoid causing further damage to the lawn mower.

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Bolens Self Propelled Lawn Mower 1839Q

February 14th, 2010 ernie Posted in 21 Inch Cut, Bolens, Rear Self Powered 3 Comments »

The Bolens Self Propelled Lawn Mower model 1839Q comes with a number of interesting features which many consumers will like. A four speed shift stick allows the operator to adjust the speed to the appropriate pace that your prefer.  The ergonomic comfort handle reduces fatigue and provides easy single handed use while mowing your lawn.

Bolens Self Propelled lawn mower

The Bolens Self Propelled lawn mower also provides a single lever adjustment that allows you to adjust all four wheels at once. The wheels come with steel ball bearings increasing the long life of the wheels.

The automatic choke return makes for easy starting. Set the choke and pull the starter chord. No priming is required before you start the Bolens Self Propelled lawn mower. The Bolens Self Propelled lawn mower is a three in one lawn mower that mulches, catches the grass and also has a side discharge if you do not wish to use the grass catcher. Conversion is easy and completed without using any tools. This is a very versatile lawn mower.

Bolens Self Propelled Lawn Mower – Specifications:

  • 160 cc OHC Honda engine
  • 21 inch deep dome mulching deck
  • 4 speed rear wheel drive
  • 8 inch wheels with steel ball bearings
  • 61 liter capacity bag

Features:

  • Auto choke control, no priming required, just set and pull the chord
  • Mulch, rear bag and side discharge with no tools required for conversion
  • Single lever height adjustment for all four wheels
  • Ergonomic comfort handle to reduce fatigue and provide single hand use
  • Easy access air filter
  • Folding handle for easy storage
  • Assembles in minutes with a bottle of oil included for the engine

Warranty: 4 year limited warranty

Delivery: Customers can purchase the Bolens Self Propelled lawn mower at Lowes in Canada for pickup or delivery. Delivery can be arranged, however this will add to the cost of the lawn mower. Some customers will arrange for a van or small trailer if they cannot get the  lawn mower into their cars.

Safety & Operation

Always read the operators manual prior to assembly and prior to starting the Bolens Self Propelled lawn mower for the first time. Take the time to understand all of the safety concerns and areas that you need to pay attention to while operating the Bolens Self Propelled lawn mower.

There are some basics to safety while operating the  lawn mower. First always complete an inspection of the  lawn mower prior to starting each day. Look for loose parts and check the oil level and the fuel level. Top up the engine oil as required to ensure that the engine has sufficient oil at all times.

While you are operating the lawn mower, always ensure that no one is in the path of the side discharge to avoid being hit by flying objects. Always shut the engine off prior to emptying the grass catcher for similar reasons. You do not want to be hit by moving objects thrown out by the lawn mower blades.

Adjust the lawn mower speed to a comfortable walking rate and the density of the grass that you are cutting. Use the 4 speed control to change speed on the fly if you encounter thicker harder to cut grass.

If you need to clear clumps of grass from under the lawn mower, always shut the engine off before doing any work under the lawn mower. We also recommend that you disconnect the spark plug wire so there is no danger of accidentally starting the engine while you are cleaning under the deck of the lawn mower.

Bolens Self Propelled Lawn Mower – Maintenance

The manual for the lawn mower will cover all required maintenance activities including frequency of oil changes. Depending on use you may need to change the oil once a month if you have lots of lawn to cut. On the hand a small lawn will not require oil changes nearly as often. At the minimum change the oil annually to extend the life of the engine and use of the lawn mower.

The blades should also be sharpened at least once per year to provide sharp blades that cut the grass and avoid tearing the blades. Most people are comfortable doing this work themselves. However a small engine mechanic can complete these activities for you including changing the oil and changing the spark plug if needed.

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Cub Cadet 999ES

February 7th, 2010 ernie Posted in 21 Inch Cut, Cub Cadet, Rear Self Powered No Comments »

The Cub Cadet 999ES is self propelled push lawn mower, rear bagging system with electric start for convenience and ease of use. This lawn mower comes with a powerful Briggs & Stratton Engine that starts at the push of a button. There is a 21 inch cut with a 3 in one system for bagging, mulching and side discharge. This Cub Cadet 999ES has all of the features to make your lawn cutting chores easy and enjoyable. Let the lawn mower do the work while you walk behind and get you walking exercise.

Cub Cadet 999ES push lawn mower

The Cub Cadet 999ES rear bagger comes with a 2.5 bushel bag large enough to catch a lot of grass clippings but not large enough that it is too heavy to carry when full.

The seven inch caster wheels make it a breeze to turn corners and maneuver around those tight spots. The rear wheels on the Cub Cadet 999ES are nine inch wheels with industrial tread.

If you need to adjust the height of the lawn mower the Cub Cadet 999ES allows height adjustment with a single control to adjust all wheels from the front. The drive system drives from the rear with a six speed transmission.

Cub Cadet 999ES – Specifications:

  • 190 CC Briggs and Stratton engine
  • 21 inch steel deck
  • cutting height from one inch to 3.5 inches
  • Cutting options – three in one convertible
  • 2.5 bushel rear bagger

Features

  • Electric starter
  • Self propelled rear drive , 6 forward gears
  • CydoCut cutting system
  • Deluxe bail

Warranty – three year limited residential warranty

Price & Delivery

The price was not listed on the web site and there was no option to purchase the Cub Cadet 999ES online. Consumers interested in this product and look up an authorized dealer that is located near them. Regarding delivery, the best plan is for consumers to pick up their Cub Cadet 999ES at purchase time. However if there is insufficient room in your car or van or if you do not have access to a trailer, customers can arrange for delivery at a reasonable cost. It is much cheaper to pick up the Cub Cadet 999ES at the dealer yourself rather than have some one deliver it.

Safety & Operation

Read the manual thoroughly before operating the Cub Cadet 999ES for the first time. Become familiar with the operation of the Cub Cadet 999ES, the drive system and the speed in the various forward gears. Check that there is sufficient fuel in the fuel tank and oil in the engine prior to starting for the first time and every subsequent time you use the Cub Cadet 999ES. This is a good practice to get into in order to avoid damaging the engine due to low oil levels.

While operating the lawn mower there are precautions that everyone should take while operating a lawn mower. For example, when using the side discharge never stand in front of the discharge and never allow anyone else to stand there . At times, sharp objects can be picked up by the lawn mower and expelled at a high rate of speed. You do not want to be hit by one of these.

In addition never operate this machine with the side discharge pointing towards buildings or cars for the same reasons. You do not want stone chip marks on the side of your car!

This is a powered lawn mower with 6 forward speeds. Operation of the mower should be at a comfortable speed for the person walking behind and at a speed that allows the lawn mower to cut the grass cleanly. Moving too fast may be uncomfortable for the operator and your lawn may not have that finished look after cutting is completed.

Always turn the Cub Cadet 999ES off before doing any kind of maintenance on the lawn mower. This includes removing the rear bag full of grass clippings. The few seconds you save is just not worth the risk of some kind of accident.

Cub Cadet 999ES – Maintenance

Maintenance  is much like all lawn mowers. When you are fished cutting the lawn, always empty the rear bag and clean off the lawn mower of all debris. Cut grass left in the bag will begin to rot and will cause the bag to deteriorate. Cleaning off the deck also eliminates corrosion over the life of the lawn mower.

Follow the instructions in the manual regarding oil changes for the lawn mower. If there is heavy use of the lawn mower you may want to change the oil several times during the season. Otherwise change the oil at least on an annual basis to avoid damage to the engine.

From time to time you will need to have the lawn mower blade sharpened. Consumers can do this easily , however there are some precautions you should take. First disconnect the battery leads and disconnect the spark plug wire. This will avoid any chance of the engine starting while you are working on it. Follow the instructions in the manual to remove the blade and sharpen it.

If you are uncomfortable with doing this type of maintenance yourself, take your lawn mower into a small engine mechanic for maintenance.

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Craftsman Rear Bag 38902

January 30th, 2010 ernie Posted in 21 Inch Cut, Craftsman, Push Mower No Comments »

The Craftsman rear bag push lawn mower with a high rear wheel is another member of the famous high quality Craftsman family. This lawn mower is the push type with a rear bag to catch the grass and large rear wheels to support the extra weight and Craftsman Rear Bag 38902make maneuverability easier. Large rear wheels really make a difference with rear bag grass catchers.  This Craftsman push rear bag lawn mower also has a side discharge allowing the lawn mower to be converted to a side discharge for  grass clippings. It only takes a few minutes to make the change.

The Craftsman push rear bag lawn mower can be picked up at your local Sears store or you can arrange for it to me delivered. Cost of shipping is extra. You can also  order the Craftsman push rear bag lawn mower on line.

Craftsman Rear Bag 38902 – Specifications

  • 21 ” 3 in 1 bag for mulch and side discharge deck
  • 12 ” rear wheels
  • 21″ deck cut width

Features

  • Cutting modes include mulch, bag and discharge options
  • Briggs and Stratton engine
  • Push type lawn mower
  • Fully assembled when delivered or picked up
  • Warranty – 2 year general warranty

Price & Delivery

At time of writing this Craftsman push rear bag lawn mower was on sale for $239.88 while quantities lasted. Delivery can be arranged and you can order the lawn mower online. There is even a calculator to help you figure out what the shipping charges will be for delivery.  The web site will also provide anticipated shipping and delivery dates. The Craftsman push rear bag lawn mower comes assembled. All you need to do is check the oil level and add fuel.

Reviews

At the time of writing this Craftsman push rear bag lawn mower had 31 reviews with an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. You have to give credit to Sears. They stand behind their products and are not afraid to take criticism. Gives them real customer feedback and identifies problems which they can focus on and deal with. Not all lawn mower sales companies do this. Hats off to Sears.

Several of the reviews that were negative talked about too much plastic, difficulty with the wheel height adjusters and one review had a starting problem which the company was having difficulty fixing. It was under warranty and there was no problem with getting repairs, the Craftsman push rear bag lawn mower was just not being fixed properly.

Overall the reviews were very positive so it looks like the Craftsman push rear bag lawn mower is a great lawn mower to consider for cutting your lawn. Feel free to add you own comments to this post.

Safety & Operation

The Craftsman push rear bag lawn mower has the standard rear start controls and lever that must be held down in order to keep the engine running. This lever is there for a reason. It prevents the operator from working on the engine or clearing grass or removing the rear bag while the engine is still running. Never try to circumvent this basic safety feature.

Operation is a simple pull the lever towards you, pull the start chord to start. There is no electric start on this lawn mower. If you plan to use the side discharge always operate the Craftsman push rear bag lawn mower in a safe manner. Avoid aiming the discharge at other people, buildings or cars. Sharp objects may be expelled from time to time potentially causing harm to the object they hit.

Prior to starting each day check the Craftsman push rear bag lawn mower for loose bolts, loose hardware and ensure that the rear bag is securely attached. Check the engine oil level to ensure there is sufficient oil in the engine in case there are leaks of some kind.

Maintenance

Maintenance of the Craftsman push rear bag lawn mower is pretty straight forward. Always use fresh fuel and if the Craftsman push rear bag lawn mower will not be used for several months consult the manual to determine the best approach. Some recommend draining the fuel tank while others will suggest adding fuel additives to preserve the fuel.

The oil should be changed on a regular basis on the Craftsman push rear bag lawn mower. Consult the manual for instructions regarding how often and how to go about changing the oil. At minimum change the oil in the Craftsman push rear bag lawn mower at least annually.

Maintenance on the Craftsman push rear bag lawn mower is pretty simple. However not everyone is comfortable in performing even basic maintenance like oil changes. Consumers should take their lawn mower into a Sears / Craftsmen recognized maintenance facility to have their lawn mower maintained while under warranty. You may also want to get to know your local small engine mechanic. He may obtain better prices and advice.

I look after my own Craftsmen lawn mower. However I have benefited from talking to a local small engine repair shop several times when I needed help with what I thought was a tricky repair. I have always purchased the parts I needed from him, even if they were a bit more expensive. The assistance I received more than offset the extra few dollars it cost me to purchase parts from his shop.

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MTD Gold High Wheel Push Mower

January 25th, 2010 ernie Posted in 21 Inch Cut, MTD, Push Mower No Comments »

The MTD Gold High Wheel Push Mower model 589Q is sold by many dealers across Canada and the US. And it is one of a line of product brands that MTD sells. These brands include Bolens, Cub Cadet, Troy-bilt, White, Yardman, MTD Pro and Yard Machines. The MTD Gold High Wheel Push Mower model 589Q has a Honda 160cc overhead cam, 4 cycle engine, emission certified low noise engine.

MTD Gold High Wheel Push Mower

The MTD Gold High Wheel Push Mower model 589Q is a rear bag discharge grass collector style vs. the bag on the side. However conversion to mulching can be completed almost instantly without tools. When you use rear bagging it is far superior to side bagging. The lawn mower has better balance. It is much easier to navigate around shrubs and trees.  In addition the larger wheels at the back provide additional strength to support a heavy bag of grass cuttings. Also they are also more maneuverable with a grass catcher around shrubs and other tight spaces. In addition each wheel can be individually adjusted to the desired height for perfect grass cutting. The MTD Gold High Wheel Push Mower model 589Q comes partially assembled . Consumers must complete assembly in a matter of minutes. Make sure you add the oil to the engine prior to starting for the first time.

MTD Gold High Wheel Push Mower – Specifications

  • 160 CC engine with overhead cam and 4 cycle engine
  • 21 inch deep domed mulching deck
  • 12 inch rear high wheels
  • 9 position wheel adjustment
  • 61 liter capacity bag

Features

  • Low emissions, low noise and no mixing of gas and oil
  • Rear bagging / mulching – with tool free conversion
  • Long life steel ball bearing wheels
  • Comfort grip bail handle
  • Folding handles
  • Durable powdered coated paint
  • Assembled in minutes, bottle of oil included

Warranty

The MTD Gold High Wheel Push Mower model 589Q comes with a 3 year limited warranty. Always review what is covered and what is not covered should review the limited warranty before purchase.

Accessories

The rear discharge kit was the only accessory mentioned.

Price & Delivery

The MTD Gold High Wheel Push Mower model 589Q can be purchased at a number of dealers around the country. We did not see a price on the company’s web site for this push lawn mower.

Maintenance

Consumers who take good care of the MTD Gold High Wheel Push Mower model 589Q will have a lawn mower that lasts for many years. After every grass cutting, clean off the deck of the lawn mower to prevent buildup of wet grass. Over time eat away at the deck of the lawn mower. Build up of grass near the exhaust can also ignite a fire or at least cause a lot of smoke to be generated. If you do not think this can happen, the writer can attest that it actually happened on his lawn mower.

Also, before starting the  mower each time, check it over to confirm there are no loose parts, that there is sufficient oil in the engine and sufficient gasoline in the tank for to cut your lawn. As a general rule you should not fill a gasoline tank while the engine is hot.

Change the oil based on the recommendations of the manufacturer. However it should be changed at least once per season as a minimum and more often if you are a heavy user and have a lot of lawn to cut.

For more push type lawn mowers, click here.

Safety & Operation

A few comments about safety and operation of the MTD Gold High Wheel Push Mower model 589Q and really any lawn mower. When ever you are working on the lawn mower always shut the engine off. Never try to clear grass from the housing while the engine is running. The same goes for oil changes and changing the grass catcher. Many people will circumvent what is know as the dead man’s switch i.e. when you release the bar, the engine stops, however some people will wire these closed so that the engine remains running even if your hands are not on the push handle. We strongly recommend against this approach. Never allow the engine to run while you are doing anything other than cutting grass.

Sometimes sharp objects could exit out of the opening at the back while the grass catcher bag is removed. Sharp objects can damage and hurt anything in their way so just turn off the machine before doing any maintenance.

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John Deere JS25

January 20th, 2010 ernie Posted in 21 Inch Cut, John Deere, Rear Self Powered 3 Comments »

The John Deere JS25 walk behind mower is just one of the steel deck lawn mowers offered by John Deere. In fact, as one would expect they have an entire line up of landscaping equipment for small lawns, large lawns and golf course type situations. They also have many products for farming applications, however that is not the subject of this review.

John Deere JS25 – Specifications

John Deere JS25 Walk Behind Lawn MowerThe Brigs and Stratton 6.75 Horse power engine is a 4 cycle , side valve engine that operates at a fixed speed. The deck is made of 21 inch steel, the discharge can be in one of 3 ways and the grass catcher bag is 2.5 bushels in size. This is power lawn mower with a variable speed transmission and the John Deere JS 25 walk behind mower comes with a 2 year warranty. A single leaver adjusts the height of all wheels making height adjustment on the go very easy for the operator.

The Briggs and Stratton carburetor is specifically designed to prevent flooding without priming for easier starts. Fuel stabilizer can be added that drips into the fuel tank from the fuel tank cap to ensure easy starts. Zone start requires that the engine can only be started when the operator is standing behind the John Deere JS 25 walk behind mower. The engine lubrication is of the splash variety which is pretty common in these types of engines.

The MowMentum transmission provides a continuously variable speed from zero to 3.6 miles per hour. A pivoting handles controls how fast the John Deere JS 25 walk behind mower will travel based on the angle of the pivoting handle. There is also a locked in position to maintain a constant rate of speed.

Features

The John Deere JS25 walk behind mower comes with a MowMentum drive system, which adjusts the speed of the mower to the speed of the operator, which is a really great feature if you are mowing a large lawn. Durable wheels are made of high impact plastic and controls are easy to operate and the handle bar is easy to adjust and can be folded down for transport or storage as needed.  Discharge bags can be attached on the side or on the rear depending on whether you are mulching or cutting grass.

Warranty

The John Deere JS 25 walk behind mower has a two year warranty. John Deere also offers a 30 day at home trial. If customers are not satisfied, they can return the John Deere JS 25 walk behind mower. They can either get their money back or exchange the lawn mower for another machine.

Manuals

If you lose your manual, John Deere offers an online version. Download the manual to your computer.

Price & Delivery

The price quoted on the web site is $429 US, which is the manufacturer’s suggested price. Of course dealers may sell the John Deere JS 25 walk behind mower at higher or lower price depending on inventory and time of year. This price includes all taxes freight, setup and delivery. There are also two sister lawn mowers offered at slightly higher prices and additional features such as electric start.

Safety and Operation

The John Deere JS 25 walk behind mower should be operated in a safe manner. Repairs and maintenance should also be completed following recommendations in the manual.

When operating the John Deere JS 25 walk behind mower, never allow someone to walk in front of the discharge chute. Sharp objects that are discharged from time to time are dangerous. Even small stones can do a lot of damage if they are picked up and discharged by the lawn mower.

When clearing clogged grass from the underside of the lawn mower, always shut the lawn mower off first. Disconnect the spark plug so there is no danger of an accident. These lawn mower blades are sharp. They can do a great deal of damage in the flash of an eye. Follow safe operating procedures.

John Deere JS25 – Maintenance

Maintenance and repairs should be conducted in the same manner when working on the John Deere JS 25 walk behind mower. Keep the steel deck clean and free of old grass to avoid premature deterioration of the steel deck. Sharpen the blades at least annually to ensure that the blades actually cut the grass. Avoid dull blades that tear the grass leaving a jagged appearance.

The oil should be changed at least once per year. However depending on hours of use, you may need to change the oil more often. This is relatively easy to do. It will add years of use to your John Deere JS 25 walk behind mower. Always check the oil level before starting the lawn mower every time.

Again if you need to change the oil or perform other repairs always shut the engine off. Disconnect the spark plug to avoid any possibility of an accident. For more posts about John Deere lawn mowers, click here.

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