Surprisingly disappointed and if I had purchased from home depot I would of returned it. Out of box I had to adjust the drive and fix a severe pull to the left when engaged. But what is totally disappointing is the lack of power from this 163 cc engine.
It stalled several times in grass that even my old 150cc craftsman would not of. The lawn was dry with some tall weeds but by no means thick. The walk speed or pace is slow, I am 65 yet find myself pushing this self propelled mower.
Seriously I would not recommend this mower and furthermore I regret purchasing this mower on line. People say buy from the indepentant dealers but when not happy you are stuck.
This is a $450 mower and my honest evaluation would be it's at best $300 mower at todays prices.
My advice purchase at big box store, amazon or other merchant who will take items back that are not suitable. I am not a complainer nor someone who returns items normally but this mower is a disappointment and regret.