The Lawn Boy 10732 Kohler XT6 OHV Self-Propelled Gas Lawn Mower is a mower with a 21-inch cutting path, an auto-choke system, and a 2-point “Height-of-Cut” System that allows you to change your cutting heights from just one side of the mower. It features a Kohler 149 cc engine that delivers approximately 6.5-foot pounds of gross torque. While it’s not the most powerful system I’ve reviewed, it does have the power to cut through many different types of grass.
One of the first things I noticed about this mower is that it was easy to assemble. I was up and running in no-time flat. I then added fuel and gas and was mowing within about 10 minutes or so. Using it on my lawn, I noticed that it did a fine job on both level plots of land but also on hills. It cut through just about anything I threw at it and thanks to its nice size bag, I was able to keep going for longer periods of time without having to empty the bag. However, I did notice that occasionally the blades would slow down due to excess grass build up and I had to manually clean it out—which is always a pain. I also noticed that this mower was quite a bit louder than a lot of the other mowers I’ve used. Not the loudest but still pretty loud.
And while this mower did do a good job mowing, it did have sort of a “cheap feel” to it. What I mean is that I noticed they used quite a bit of plastic in its construction and the deck feels kind of flimsy. It didn’t break down or anything while I used it, but I don’t know that I’d be too confident that it would last over the long haul. Like I said, I didn’t experience any problems with it but then again, I only used if for a couple of mowing sessions.
Overall, I expected a mower that was constructed better, especially since it wasn’t inexpensive. I’m not sure I’d recommend it for someone looking for a mower that will last a long time, but this mower does do a pretty good job of cutting grass at the moment. A few design changes and the Lawn Boy 10732 Kohler XT6 OHV Self-Propelled Gas Lawn Mower could have been a good mower—too bad it didn’t become the kind of mower I imagine they designed it to be. It just has too many flaws and I can’t recommend it.
It's good, but I'm not sure I'd recommend it for someone looking for a mower that will last a long time. It does do a pretty good job of cutting grass at the moment, though.
- Easy to assemble
- Starts easily
- Too much plastic
- Deck feels flimsy
- Grass can buildup around blades
- Can be loud