This Weedeater is also affectionately called the Weedeater One, the Weed Eater We One or the Weedeater We-One
This mower answers the questions.
I’m tired of walking but all the riders are too big.
I’m not allowed to push mow my lawn anymore.
I want a rider, but my lawn is too small.
I wish I could get a mower like my grandpa’s old Big-Mow or Ride King.
UPDATE Mar 2011:
Owners either love this mower or hate it. This is a nice, small mower designed to mow flat, level, smooth lawns. If you are mowing an old, rough lawn with large trees, dips and ruts you will not like this machine.
Last years review follows.
I wanted to see one of these new mowers before I wrote a review. I thought: The price is too low. It’s too cute. It has to be just a toy.
The True Value store near me put one on display yesterday and I spent some time going over every inch of the machine. I was primarily looking for weaknesses in the design. As I looked at the mower I compared it to the Craftsman Shift-On-The-Go and the 38 inch Yard Machines by MTD
What I like:
First, The Weedeater One has electric start and can mow in reverse! Most of the small mowers like the Yard Machines and other cheap mowers don’t have the reverse mow option. This was a welcome surprise.
Second, Everything on the mower was built well. The frame is heavy and all the mounting brackets for the deck are at least 1/8 inch steel. It is built MUCH heavier than the Yard Machines and just as heavy as the Craftsman 28034. It was pleasantly surprised how strong every component on the machine was designed and built.
Third, the mowing deck, spindle, and blade is well designed and heavy duty.
The 190 cc motor is large enough for the size of the deck. You may run out of power going up and down long hills or in really heavy grass but as designed (small yards that you mow every week) it will have plenty of power.
A bagger and mulching blade will be available soon.
What you may not like:
The Weedeater One does not have a hitch. It makes sense not to have a hitch because this is a riding lawn mower not a garden tractor. The Ride-King and Big-Mow never had one and thousands of them were sold. If you need to pull cart or other items you may want to look at a different mower.
The wheels are a little small for me and you may not like this mower if you weigh more than 220 lbs and mow sandy soil. I think it will sink into poor turf on sandy ground. Most of you will not have a problem with this.
See It In Action:
I have included links to four videos Weedeater put together to show you the features and how to use this new mower. Watch all the videos. They will help you decide if this is the right mower for you.
I wish every manufacture put videos like these together for all their powered lawn and garden products.