The Lawn Boy 10730 3-in-1 Gas Push Lawn Mower With Kohler XT6 Engine is a gasoline-powered push mower that comes with 11-inch wheels, a large bag capacity and a 2800 rpm gross torque. It appears to be pretty much the same lawn mower as the Lawn Boy 10736 3-in-1 Gas Push Mower, except the 10736 has a Honda engine and a higher price tag than the 10730. Of course, Honda has been really producing some quality mowers here recently, but I decided to go ahead and review the 10730 with Kohler Engine because it was the more inexpensive of the two.
Out of the box, I noticed that this mower was going to be easy to assemble. In fact, within about 10 minutes I had this mower put together, fueled and full of oil. Once I had it put together, I started it up with just one pull of the string thanks to its unique starting system—a system which is back by its 3-year Tru-Start Commitment Guarantee. Under that guarantee, if this Lawn Boy fails to start after 1 or 2 pulls, then they’ll fix it for free.
As I started using it, I noticed that this mower did a pretty good job cutting grass. Everything I asked it to do it did without any problems. I used it to cut a variety of different grasses and tried it both on hills and on even ground. I must admit that it did a pretty good job. It was able to mulch, side discharge and bag without any apparent problems.
This mower is lightweight, so it’s not hard to push around your yard. For a gasoline-powered push mower, it was surprisingly easy to use because of this fact. Unfortunately, its performance and ease of use are offset by two very big negatives, at least in my book. These negatives are build quality and price. Both of which were a complete disappointment to me.
I really didn’t like how this thing was manufactured. A lot of plastic was used in the design and the materials don’t seem to be the highest quality. While the overhead-valve engine seemed to be high quality, I’m not sure I would recommend this mower due to its sub-par build quality and the fact that it seems to be more expensive than comparable, and better quality, models.
As far as cutting I must admit that it did a pretty good job, however, I'm not sure I would recommend it due to its sub-par build quality and the fact that it seems to be more expensive than comparable, and better quality, models.
- Easy to assemble
- Easy to use
- Starts easily
- Build quality is questionable
- Expensive for quality level