Tried out the new Honda push mower this morning. As advertised it started on the first pull. Adjusted the cut height and was off. Takes about 45 minutes to cut, another 45 to edge and to use the blower on the porches, walks, and road. I gave away the John Deere I bought in 1999 and used up to this season. It was just getting to hard to crank especially with a healing rotator cuff. This was a good opportunity to judge the better of the two quality push mowers. Granted we are talking about 18 years of technological advances with the Honda.
The Honda was easy to push, starts fast, and is quieter. The mulching feature makes it easier to get around trees and fences.
The John Deere lasted for 18 years! The aluminum deck was great and no rusting at all. Side discharge made it less nimble in close quarters.
To be fair I would need to review both current models and that's not going to happen.
All for now.......