I bought this mower to replace an aging Toro 22" mower that needed so many replacement parts it was not longer worth repairing.
I have a half acre lot with a combination flat lawn, orchard with fruit trees on sloping ground, and small pieces of odd shaped lawn.
Originally I attempted to buy a similar type mower from both Home Depot and Ace Hardware. Ace cancelled my order, and Home Depot models were not shipable to my location in California, or available in stores.
The mower was delivered exactly when the order tracking said. Assembly took about fifteen minutes. It started first time. I love not having to prime the mower.
I proceeded to cut my very overdue grass, using a lowest setting and the grass catcher. The grass was heavy, long and and wet so the catcher needed to be emptied quite a few times. I noticed the difference between my previous mower which could take a little more grass each time because it is slightly wider.
On to the orchard. I raised the height a couple of notches and took off the grass catcher. Here the powered front wheels are great. I immediately noticed the greater ease of turning due to the narrower width than my old mower. I never stalled it once even though the ground is very uneven and I frequently chop into the soft dirt on the berms around my citrus trees. It's a tough, fiddly mowing task and the Snapper handled everything with ease.
Last task. My neighbors yard had weeds up to 18 inches high on an area of bumpy sloping ground. His push mower couldn't handle them so I volunteer to help. I raised the Snapper to the highest setting, put the side discharge outlet on, and plowed right through it all with a shower of chopped up weeks spraying out the side.
Mowing is fun again!