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Lawn Boy Lawn Mower 17730 Review

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When you buy a Lawn Boy 17730 lawn mower, you purchase a long term commitment, one that never quits on you and if it does, Lawn Boy promises to take care of everything including a promise of start-up within 2 pulls. Lawn Boy 17730 Push Lawn Mower, is the CARB Compliant version of its popular 10730 model and as such retains majority of the features found on the latter. 21 inch steel cutting deck, unique blade design to reduce clumping of grass, a strong Kohler engine and easy to adjust height increments – these are just a few of the stalwart features of the 17730 Lawn Boy.

Lawn-Boy 17730 Carb Compliant Kohler High Wheel Push Gas Walk Behind Lawn Mower, 21-Inch Review

Product Info:

  • Walk behind Mower
  • Carb Compliant Petrol Mower
  • 149 cc Kohler XT6 OHV engine

Features:

  • 21 deck size
  • 3-in-1 Discharge Ability
  • Weight: 61 lbs
  • 3-years Tru-Start Warranty
  • 2-years no worry warranty (mower parts)

In-Dept Review of the Lawn Boy 17730 Lawn Mower

Ease Of Use

From the moment you unwrap the 17730 Push lawn mower, you are greeted with a modern marvel of engineering. It is compact and yet allows users up to 6 feet tall to use the mower without having to stoop forward. Add to this the easy height switching mechanism and the quick start feature you get a top-of-the-line affordable gas mower. This mower also comes with a bottle of Lawn Boy oil although any synthetic oil with 10W-30 SAE specs will do. The entire blade assembly, steel deck and wheel design is made so as to ensure a smooth and fluent mowing experience. Furthermore, the blades feature a unique design with tiny holes right behind the sharp edges that help reduce clumping of cut grass.

 

 

Cut Quality

Cut quality is one of the biggest advantages of the 21 inch Lawn Boy range of mowers. Height adjustments are instantaneous thanks to the unique Height-of-cut mechanism and once done it maintains the same over the entire terrain irrespective of the ups and downs or the obstacles in its path. Mulching is probably this Lawn Boy’s 17730 biggest advantage and if you wish to side discharge, you have to register your unit with Lawn Boy after purchase and order their side discharge unit separately.

 

Height Adjustment

Adjusting the height on the 17730 is easy and it allows between 1.25 and 3.75 inches. This ought to suffice for most lawns unless you intend to mow once every few months, in which case the Lawn Boy 17730 will require two passes at least set at the varying heights.

 

Motor Power
A Kohler OHV 144cc engine that has 2 years complete warranty and 3 on the start-up ought to remove any demons you may harbor with regards to its longevity. Thankfully, this engine is not as noisy as it is powerful and with the 21 inch cutting deck, lack of propulsion, the entire torque range is transferred into the blades ensuring a powerful and efficient cut.

 

Lawn-Boy 17730 Motor

 

Maintenance

Maintaining this machine involves regular oil changes and proper winterization. Moreover, we advise purchasing the Lawn Boy cover separately to help keep it safe from the environment. Lawn Boy’s cover for its 21 inch mower range is actually designed to protect the entire unit with the rear bag attached and it can even allow you to store your unit out in the open.

 

Cost Effectiveness

The 17730 is the CARB complaint edition of the 10730 Lawn Boy and hence costs a few dollars more. If your state outlaws anything without CARB compliance and you need a powerful yet durable lawn mower than this is the one to get. It is inexpensive or rather equally priced with competing brands and makes of a similar power output and cutting deck size while being dependable and easy to use.

 

Lawn-Boy 17730 Carb Compliant Kohler High Wheel Push Gas Walk Behind Lawn Mower

$319.42 $239.99


PROS:
  • Inexpensive CARB Compliant mower
  • 3-years Tru-Start Warrantee
  • Powerful motor
  • Triple Discharge Mechanisme

CONS:
  • Side discharge is optional
  • Only 2 height settings

7.6 Total Score
Fantastic CARB Compliant Mower!

Does the Lawn Boy lawn mower 17730 earn my recommendation? Absolutely, and where other mower brands fail to provide an assurance or protection on the engine performance and life, Lawn Boy goes one step further assuring one-pull start with a long 2 year cover. 

7.8Editor's score
Ease of Use
8
Cut Quality
8
Height Adjustment
7
Motor Power
8
Maintenance
8
Cost Effectiveness
8
7.3User's score
Ease of Use
7
Cut Quality
7.6
Height Adjustment
6.3
Motor Power
8
Maintenance
7
Cost Effectiveness
8.3
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7.6 Total Score
Fantastic CARB Compliant Mower!

Does the Lawn Boy lawn mower 17730 earn my recommendation? Absolutely, and where other mower brands fail to provide an assurance or protection on the engine performance and life, Lawn Boy goes one step further assuring one-pull start with a long 2 year cover. 

7.8Editor's score
Ease of Use
8
Cut Quality
8
Height Adjustment
7
Motor Power
8
Maintenance
8
Cost Effectiveness
8
7.3User's score
Ease of Use
7
Cut Quality
7.6
Height Adjustment
6.3
Motor Power
8
Maintenance
7
Cost Effectiveness
8.3
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General Info

Brand
LAWN-BOY
Mower Type
Deck Size
21 inch

Features

Mulching
Bag
Side-Discharge
BBC
Speed Control
Electric Start
CARB Compliant

Height Settings

Blades
1
Height Positions
2
Max. Height (inch)
3.75
Min. Height (inch)
1.5

Motor Info

Engine Brand
Kohler
Motor Info
6.5HP, 149cc engine
Max. Forward Speed (mph)
Max. Reverse Speed (mph)

Buyer Guarantee

Warranty
Best value
6 Comments
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  1. Reply
    Mark February 10, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    I think this lawm mover is a great option for those who like to feel secure and to have long garrancy. Although this lawn mower doesn’t offer anything special is still great option and doesn’t fail in anything. I will consider it as one of my top favorites. Thanks for detailed pros and cons. Videos is also great! I will recomment this site to others because it’s really informative!

    • Reply
      billmartin February 11, 2015 at 6:29 am

      Hi Mark, Thank you for leaving a comment. Indeed, the Lawn Boy Lawn mower 17730 is a great mower which has a 2 year complete warranty on all components by the manufacturer! This model is the CARB Compliant version and is also for sale in Carlifornia! Kind regards, Bill

  2. Reply
    Richard E. Taylor June 9, 2016 at 7:48 pm
    4.5
    Ease of Use
    90
    Cut Quality
    90
    Height Adjustment
    90
    Motor Power
    90
    Maintenance
    90
    Cost Effectiveness
    90

    The best site ever visited for the reviews of the lawn mower. I purchased the Lawn Boy Mower after reading its description, reviews and pros & cons from this site and its working is exactly same as what top5lawnmower’s team has described. Keep it up top5lawnmowers.

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  3. Reply
    Brian L. Johnson June 13, 2016 at 8:13 pm
    5
    Ease of Use
    100
    Cut Quality
    100
    Height Adjustment
    100
    Motor Power
    100
    Maintenance
    100
    Cost Effectiveness
    100

    The center of attraction of Lawn Boy mower is it has 5 years of total warranty viz. 3 years of Tru-start warranty and 2 years warranty on mower parts. Coming to its performance, it starts in a single pull and works perfectly fine on thin and thick grass too. You can quickly fill the gas spout on your own. The only thing which you need to take care is to use high-performance synthetic engine oil. I would like to recommend this mower to friends.

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  4. Reply
    David Carpenter September 4, 2016 at 9:55 pm
    1.55
    Ease of Use
    20
    Cut Quality
    40
    Height Adjustment
    0
    Motor Power
    50
    Maintenance
    20
    Cost Effectiveness
    60

    Bought my first Lawnboy in 1986. It was still running 30 years later until I bent the shaft on a hidden rock clearing overgrowth behind my property. The 17730 is my second Lawnboy. It’s nothing like the first. The handle is flimsy. It is difficult to push. But most irritating is that the front wheel adjustment failed right out of the box. After a $75 repair at an authorized Lawnboy dealer, it failed again. It is all-plastic and clearly a bad design. I have it held in place now with a bungie cord. Clearly they don’t make Lawnboys like they used to.

    + PROS: Inexpensive. "Trusted" Lawnboy name.
    - CONS: Poor wheel design. Flimsy handle.
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