I used this mower for 1 summer before it began to tear up. When I started it for the next spring, it no longer was pulling itself. Now it will not pull itself, and the gas lever has broken in two because the line into the mower had a small exposed area close to the engine that caused the cable to rust, and lead to failure. I will be purchasing a new mower after only 2 years of use.
Grant Does Not Recommend This Mower
It's unfortunate that you've had such a bad experience with that mower. A comparable self-propelled mower that's had good reviews is the Snapper SP80, or you could try our best selling self-propelled walk-behind, theCub Cadet SC500Z.