Good but dusty
Good strong motor and excellent cutting blades. Only downfall is that with the catcher on it blows grass clippings everywhere. The catcher is not sealed to the cutting deck. Easy to start and the self propelled function feels strong and reliable. With the power of the motor it can cut the lawn quite low without any trouble.
easy start/ well designed hi/air flow deck full size rear chute grass into catcher easy/mulching great very light-and easy to push wheel adjustment simple one leaver five year warranty-shows rover are confident of the product had-my rover regal since 1979 . the motor has no problems cutting my kikua lawn warren
Seems like a great mower
Been some time since I last purchased a new mower so I have been comparing price, power, warranty, features and performance of Masport, Rover and Honda mowers.
Ended up with the Rover Duracut 850 SP with all the features and a 5 year warranty on unit and engine for $629.
Best price and best warranty for the features between the different mowers in my opinion.
First used the Rover Duracut 850 SP to mow our overgrown, undulating 1650 sqm block.
What a great mower - lots of torque to cut through grass taller than the mower itself. Belt drive self propelled function worked well until I was cutting hard around some trees and the belt drive got hot (I suspect) and lost some of the drive "feel"....fine when it cooled down.
Engine brake was handy as the catcher was emptied many times - lots of cuttings! Easy pull to restart....
Used less than the full tank of fuel to cut the entire block of 1650 sqm - surprising economy.
The deck wash function worked well but there was still some grass in areas outside the cutting disk area that needed to be washed away....came off cleanly with the hose.
Overall opinion from this first time use...
"Easy start, simple operation and seems to be a very good mower."
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