Yard Machines 21 inch 158cc Mulch/Side Discharge Mower is a good, low-end lawn mower for small yards. The warranty is good so for the price I am glad we gave it a try.
I purchased at Home Depot the Yard Machine 21 inch 2-in-1 push mower. I made this purchase last summer and used it all summer.
I have had other more expensive mowers and this one definitely holds its weight against the competition and at a more affordable price.
When the grass is really high (because I didn't get time to mow it) I will use the catch bag. I don't have a very large yard and the bag fills up quickly, but I will much rather dump a bag of grass then rake a yard full of grass any day!
But if you keep up with your lawn on a weekly or twice a week mow, then the mulching setting will work just fine and I have used that many times. This particular model doesn't have that auto drive function, which I would prefer but its not so heavy that I cant push it.
Plus I need the exercise! It starts up no problem! I used it for the first time this year and after sitting all winter, it started up no problem first pull!
My son can start it and he is 9. I would recommend this mower to anyone looking for a good cost efficient lawn mower.
It doesn't have all the bells and whistles that more expensive mowers have but I feel it was more then worth the price of under $200.