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Model: WBRC11524
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4.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5
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Grade
Mid Grade Lawn Mowers
Style
Rough Cut Lawn Mowers
Surface Area
Small Home
Small
Terrain
Flat Terrain
Flat
Width
24

Cutting Inches
Engine


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Clear The Densest Undergrowth
Ideal for cutting trails and clearing fields and ditches
Cut down saplings and brush up to 1-1/2" diameter
Handles up to 2/3 acre per hour

11.5HP/344cc Briggs and Stratton PowerBuilt™ Engine
Four-speed, self-propelled transmission
Reverse gear is handy for backing out of trouble

24" Heavy Duty Cutting Deck
Welded deck constructed of 11 gauge steel
Single, fixed, hardened steel blade
Adustable cutting height from 3" to 4-3/4"
Blade is enclosed for maximum safety
Front and side safety deflectors protect against flying debris

Adjustable Handle Bar
Ergnomically designed handles for less arm and hand fatigue
Handlebar mounted controls for PTO & drive system

Large Pneumatic Chevron Tread Tires
Roll easily over the roughest terrain for smooth cutting
Help increase traction and maneuvering


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Engine
Engine Brand
Briggs & Stratton
Starting System
Recoil Start
Engine Cycle
4-Cycle
HP
11.5 HP
CC
344 CCs
Fuel Tank Size
0.7 Gallons
Engine Cylinders
1 Cylinder
Oil Filter
No
Consumer Engine Warranty
1 Year
Deck
Cutting Options
Rear Discharge
Deck Material
11-Gauge
Deck Construction
Welded
Spindle Material
Steel
Blades
1 Blade
Cutting Width
24 Inches
Cutting Height
3.0-4.75 Inches
Drive
Speeds
4 Speeds
Drive Wheels
Rear Wheels
Drive System
Self-Propelled
Wheels
Rear Tire Size
16 Inch
Tire Type
Pneumatic Wheels
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Weight
256 Pounds
Product Length
87.0 Inches
Product Width
29.0 Inches
Product Height
39.0 Inches
Consumer Warranty
1 Year
UPC
728172400731
Model
WBRC11524
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  2 Questions
Q: Can this mower be used on hill sides?
by Rob from Pennsylvania on January 22, 2016

A: Rob - the maximum slope or incline that you can use a Swisher rough cut walk behind mower on is about 15 degrees.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: What is the cutting height increments on model WBRC11524?
by Ethan Sandoval from Illinois on May 28, 2015

A: Thank you for contacting Mowers Direct, The cutting height range for this model is 3” – 4.75” and There are 4 cutting height adjustments which are 3", 3.75", 4.50" and 4.75".



by Jose, Product Expert
Swisher WBRC11524 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
4.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5
Pros
High Quality (2)
Durable (2)
Price (1)
Fast (1)
Easy To Use (1)
Cons
Bad Hand-control Design (1)
Difficult To Use (1)
Heavy (1)
95% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
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Total Reviews
90 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
13593 Helpful Votes
Mowers Direct Recommended

The Swisher WBRC11524 is the perfect option for people looking to take down areas of overgrown weeds, brush, small saplings and just about anything else your typical mower is going to be over matched for. Unlike the larger tow-behind models which call for an ATV/UTV or tractor of some kind to tow, this machine can be easily pushed through the same type of overgrowth. It is great for users who have some clearing, but in small areas and not acres.

Equipped with an 11.5HP Briggs & Stratton... more
Jose Recommends This Model
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Mark C.
Richmond Hill, GA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/2/16
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
MAY.
27
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Machine - One Problem
This is a good rugged machine. The engine starts easily and runs well, and the machine operates as it should.

One problem - the shift lever is held onto a transmission shaft with a bolt and some washers. That bolt was loose when I received the unit. I used it that way for a while, but had trouble shifting. I removed the rear cover and tightened the bolt, and it was fine for about 1/2 hour.

Then the shift handle came off in my hand. Upon inspection, I discovered the head broke off the... more
Mark Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Mark,
We are sorry to hear you had an issue with your machine. Please call us toll free at 800-222-8183 so we can determine the problem and resolve the issue. Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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Douglas R.
Taylors, SC
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/25/16
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
MAY.
18
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Great Power, Poor User-controls
After several uses I've found this machine to be very powerful and capable of going through a significant amount of brush without slowing down.

It is a heavy machine though, so difficult to maneuver in tight areas. The hand controls are poorly designed though--it's like they built a great machine (engine/blades/housing) but didn't think about how someone was going to use it. Since the transmission shifter is located low by the motor, it's difficult to quickly shift between... more
Pros: Durable, Reliable
Cons: Heavy, Difficult To Use, Bad Hand-control Design
Douglas Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Douglas,
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Your comments regarding the controls will be passed along. Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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Douglas's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great website, good prices, and the shipping was extremely fast!"
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James P.
Jamestown, KY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 1/21/17
REVIEWED
FEB.
13
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Mowing River Bank
Had a Billy Goat. This works just as well, but with much lower price.
Pros: Durable, Quiet, Exceeded Expectations, High Quality
James Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
James,
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and for choosing Swisher!
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James's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Work will cut good"
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Matthew T.
Independence, LA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/27/16
REVIEWED
OCT.
20
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Tough Mower
cuts everything as advertised, tough mower, loud as hell, handlebar controls are rather flimsy compared to the rest of the mower, reverse lockout is a pain to operate. overall i'm very satisfied with this machine. a quieter muffler and better control levers would be quite an improvement(worth a few extra dollars)
Matthew Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Matthew,
Thank you for taking time to leave a review. We are happy that you are pleased with your purchase. Your suggestions will be passed along. Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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Michael B.
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/23/16
REVIEWED
OCT.
18
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
Does what I got it for - mowing trails at my Deer lease
Michael Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Michael,
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and thank you for choosing Swisher!
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James R.
Simonton, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/31/16
REVIEWED
OCT.
14
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Pleased
Have not had the issues other buyers have reported (bolts loosening, etc.). Starts easily and performs as advertised. I am happy with my purchase and would recommend this mower to anyone.
James Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
James,
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are happy that you are pleased with your purchase. Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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John F.
East Point, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/20/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
23
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Swisher To The Rescue!!!
Had paid someone with heavy equipment to clear off about 1/2 acre at my North West Florida (East Point) land. About 3 months later, growth was coming back.

In Florida everything grows quickly and thickly. Used my swisher to cut it back down and the place is beautiful! I like how rugged the swished and how simple every thing operates.
John Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
John,
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are happy to hear your machine exceeded your expectations. Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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William L.
Wills Point, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/3/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
06
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Quality Mulcher
Definitely pleased with my purchase. Handles heavy brush with no problem. You may choose to glue the handles on, as they will slide backwards. Otherwise this is just what I needed to handle my 3 wooded acres.
William Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
William,
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are happy to hear that you are pleased with your purchase. Your comments will be passed along. Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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Robert D.
Girard, PA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/3/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
06
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Solid Deck And Motor But Very Poor Design.
This was obviously designed by someone who never actually cut out a bunch of brush. The handle bars are lightweight and the controls have no chance of long term survival.

The gear lever bolt snapped off after approx.3 hrs of use...seriously a 1/4-28 bolt!. Also the most absurd placement...if you're in deep briars and need to back up the last thing you need is a face full of thorns trying to reach the lever.

If you are cutting tall grass or an established path then it is OK.If you have... more
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Robert,
Swisher takes all consumer reviews that are less than four to five stars very personally.

The vast majority of Swisher Brand product reviews are very favorable, including reviews on this specific Walk Behind Roughcut Mower.

We would like to speak with you directly to work through your areas of concern regarding your Walk Behind Mower and also work hard to make you satisfied Swisher Brand customer.

At your convenience, please call us toll free at 800-222-8183 and every effort will be made to address all issues you may have with your Swisher Walk Behind Roughcut.
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Robert's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Mowers direct couldn't be better. Fast and efficient."
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Jc J.
Hartsdale, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/28/15
Total Helpful Votes
12 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUN.
25
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Machine
Have a small farm which is difficult to keep clear of brush. For years had been doing the clearing with hand held brush cutter. With this mower was able to clear an area 3x as large as usual in less than half the time. This mower will go through anything, it is incredibly strong and overall very agile. Only complaint is the reverse gear has a safety that you have to bend down and pull up before you can go into reverse. After awhile it becomes a chore. The mower came extremely well packaged and... more
Jc Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Jc,
Thank you for the positive review on your machine. Your input on the reverse gear will be passed along for review. Thank you for choosing Swisher! UPDATE...

The mechanism must stay there for safety purposes. It is there for two reasons; the first is it forces the operator to use two hands when switching from a forward gear to a reversing gear. This does two things, it automatically kills the blades since they are required to use both hands and it makes the operator fully aware that they are changing directions of the drive systems so they are not caught off guard.

The second reason is because the lever on the transmission that allows the operator to switch gears is very easy to operate and does not take much force at all. The safety mechanism keeps the operator from accidentally switching to reverse (or being knocked into reverse by debris etc.)
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Jc's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Even with lift gate service machine very heavy, you will need plenty of help to move until have machine uncrated and running."
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L. S.
Arkadelphia, AR
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/14/15
Total Helpful Votes
12 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
05
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Swisher Rough Cut Mower Does The Job
Purchased the Swisher (24") to clear an old house place we purchased. The land was covered with Wisteria and 1 to 2 inch saplings. The engine runs great and never seems to pull down in heavy vegetation.

Sometimes the heavy vines will turn off the ignition switch but otherwise, flawless performance. Engine runs great and is easy to start. I would recommend this machine for any homeowner wanting to clear rough vegetation.
L. Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
L.,
We are happy to hear you are pleased with the performance of your machine. Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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L.'s Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Lowest price and fast (FREE) shipping."
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