Troy-Bilt 160cc 21" Cut Gas Push Mower 11A-542Q711
(Graham, NC, USA)
This is an excellent lawn mower. I've had it for six months now and I have no complaints. I purchased the mower from Lowe's for $240 plus tax. I also had a 10% off coupon for being a new homeowner . It comes from the store pre-assembled and out of the box you can be mowing in no time at all. It even comes with the oil. The large back wheels make navigating hills and turning very easy.
My yard is quite hilly so this was essential. The plastic comfort-grip bar that you hold down to make the mower mow is quite comfortable to hold and has not yet given me any blisters. The engine is a honda which as far as I am concerned is the best engine you can buy.
The bag is high enough off the ground that you are not constantly dragging it and is easy to empty. I read that Troy-Bilt's mowers with small back wheels had problems with bags dragging and eventually tearing. You don't have to worry about that with this mower. Its light weight also makes it easy to push even up really steep hills. I have noticed that when you turn the mower rather quickly, it sounds like it is about to turn off.
I am sure this is just sloshing of gas, or a safety feature to turn the mower off if it flips over. It has never actually turned off and has never caused me any problems. I would certainly recommend this mower.