Bolens 15.5 HP Lawn Tractor Model # M762F
(Hope Mills, NC, USA)
We purchased a Bolens 15.5 HP Manual Lawn Tractor from Lowes. We have less than 1.2 acre of grass to cut, so for the price, this riding lawn mower was perfect for our yard.
When we decided to buy a riding lawn mower, we knew we needed one that was going to be easy for everyone in the family to use. As it turns out this mower is very easy to use and cuts nice and evenly. My daughter likes to drive it and she is 11. My 3 year old daughter likes to be ridden around the yard on it.
It handles very well and rides smoothly. It turns corners very easily and smoothly and is easy to maneuver around objects in the yard. We have a trampoline and swing set back there and we haven't run into it yet.
It has a 6 speed transmission, but there is no clutching to change speed. It shifts on its own, which is an awesome feature.
Our yard has a small hill in the backyard and front yard, and the mower doesn't seem to lose any power going up the hills. It has headlights in case we have to mow towards evening.
It has a double blade 38 inch cut, which isn't as big as some of the other pricier mowers, but is excellent for what we needed in our yard. This mower also mulches and can be adjusted to 5 positions depending on how short you want to cut your yard. It is very easy to adjust the height to your liking.
We would recommend this mower to anyone who wants a good, dependable riding lawn mower, but doesn't want to pay a lot for it. It is perfect for a smaller yard, but wouldn't recommend it for a very large yard, over an acre, just because of it only being a 38" cut. It could take a little longer to mow a larger yard with this mower.