Who honestly needs a self propelled lawn mower?

You’re walking behind the damn thing anyways, it doesn’t take that much effort to actually push it. If you’re that lazy, buy a riding mower.

My grandparents have one, they are both in their 70s and dont have the muscle or energy to push it but like to mow their own lawn for exercise.

Also, people that have large yards and dont have riders use them.
I’ve used and had one and they don’t cut as well as a gas powered mower.

Self propelled just means that they have drive wheels. The vast majority of self propelled mowers are gas powered.

I have a flat yard. I use it to get started on each pass, then I push it.

Self propelled just means that they have drive wheels. The vast majority of self propelled mowers are gas powered.

OH.

I thought he was talking about a manual push mower with no gas power or anything but now I see that makes no sense.

But yeah the gas mower I use is self propelled and my step dad in law got it because he has a bad back.

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Aren’t push mowers self-propelled? You propel them yourself.

I agree that self-propelled mowers don’t cut as well. It seems as though when some of the power is being diverted to the wheels, the ability of the blade to cut and bag the grass is decreased. I noticed with my dad’s old Honda that there was a higher propensity to create semi-circles in the yard instead of smooth cuts. I’ve also found that when the bag gets heavier, the torque of the drive mechanism causes the mower to want to lift at the front. This may be the reason for the semi-circles in my dad’s yard, and probably doesn’t happen with front-wheel drive mechanisms.
I think I confused things up.

I was trying to say that push mowers with no gas power or anything don’t cut as well as gas powered mowers.