This is an awesome piece of machinery. I am a female almost fifty years of age and I can push this around the yard like it is nothing. It cuts clean. It is not loud. It is not to heavy. It does not pull. It also maneuvers quite easily. It is also safe to use. My fourteen year old son uses it too. It is so light he does not even complain about having to mow the grass. It was also very affordable. It is easy on gas. It does not emit fumes when using either. I have no problem fueling it myself another plus, considering I am a female and hate asking a man for help. The Troy built gasoline powered push mower is definitely above all the rest in quality and price. I have had mine for two years with little or no maintenance at all. What is really nice about it is that it is easy to cut corners , like around the garage and my flower beds. Other mowers this was always a great struggle for me to do.It was like getting a work out. Love this!