Yard Machines 140cc 21-Inch Push Mower Review

Yard Machines 21-Inch Push Mower is a mower that has a 140 cc Powermore OHV engine, a 21-inch cutting deck, 7-inch front wheels and 11-inch back wheels. It was a mower I wanted to test out because I really hadn’t heard about Powermore engines before I saw this mower. I was familiar with all of the usual lawnmower engine manufacturers: Briggs & Stratton, Honda, Kawasaki, and Kohler. However, I wasn’t familiar with Powermore engines, so I wanted to see what kind of power mowers equipped with these engines could deliver.

But first things first. Before I get into engine strength I want to start off with how easy it was to assemble this product. In my experience, it wasn’t easy at all. From start to finish, it took me about 20 minutes. I had to assemble the whole thing and even tighten down things such as the lawn mower blade. This was a bit of a surprise for me since I’m pretty much used to being able to assemble a mower in about 10 minutes or less nowadays. To assemble it you’ll need a 7/16-inch wrench, a 1/2-inch wrench, 9/16th-inch and a 3/4-inch wrench, although adjustable wrenches can be used for a lot of it. The side-discharge has to be added, the handle has to be added and so do the wheels. Needless to say: Some Assembly is Required.

Once I assembled it, I then began mowing with it. While the Powermore OHV 140 cc Engine isn’t all that powerful, it does a decent job of cutting grass, as long as it isn’t too high. I don’t imagine the engine would power through heavy grasses or even through some of the tougher grasses such as Bermuda. It just doesn’t seem like a high-quality mower. However, if you have a fine grass that’s cut on a regular basis, then I’m sure this is a good basic mower that is fairly inexpensive.

Overall, I think the Yard Machines 21-Inch Push Mower is a mower that’s probably very good for someone who either doesn’t have a whole lot of grass to cut; doesn’t need it for heavy-duty use; or for those of you who feel that the price is the most important point when considering a mower. If that’s you, then you might want to further research it, otherwise, I’d find a different mower to buy.

7.8 Total Score
Bottom Line

It's a mower that's probably very good for someone who either doesn't have a whole lot of grass to cut; doesn't need it for heavy-duty use; or for those of you who feel that the price is the most important point when considering a mower.

Performance
8
Features
7
Ease of Use
8
Value
9
Quality
7
PROS
  • Inexpensive
  • Lightweight
  • 11-Inch back wheels
CONS
  • Low Build Quality
  • Assembly is required
  • Engine not powerful enough
  • Not for heavy-duty use
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