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One of the Best Self Propelled Lawn Mowers: The Lawn Boy 10734 Review

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Yet another Lawn Boy self-propelled lawn mower. While I don’t particular lean towards Lawn Boy, their quality and dedication towards customer satisfaction through design and craftsmanship inevitably attracts a lot of attention. The 10734 is the non-CARB compliant electric start edition of a widely popular Lawn Boy series that works on a 144cc 6.5cc OHV Kohler engine. This mower also sports a 21 inch steel deck with Tri-Cut system and 3 years of Tru-Start commitment like the rest in the series. You get two speed options, tool-less triple discharge mode and Toro engineered Tri-Cut system.

Lawn-Boy 10734 Kohler Electric Start Self Propelled review

Product Info:

  • Walk Behind Lawn Mower
  • Self-propelled petrol mower
  • Electric Start
  • 6.5 ft.-lb. Gross Torque Kohler® XT6 OHV Engine
  • Non CARB-Compliant

Features:

  • 21 inch cutting deck
  • 2-point height-of-cut
  • 3-in-1 ready: mulch, bag, side-discharge
  • Weight: 72 lbs
  • 3-years Try-Start warranty + 2-years no-worry warranty

In-depth Review of the Lawn Boy 10734 with Electric Start

Ease Of Use

Lawn Boy always makes mowers that are easy to use. The lawn boy  is no different. However, with electric start, it has to be the easiest gas mower among all. The packaging comes with an almost assembled mower. You attach the handle, the blades, check all joints, fuel it up, add the oil and connect the battery – all under 20 minutes. My Lawn Boy mower came with the battery fully charged so I haven’t yet run out of juice. When I do, it comes with a charging cable that connects near the handle top into any conventional socket.

 

 

One turn of the key and this mower comes into existence. Oh! Beware its tendency to snap back at you on start-up especially if you have the throttle released. While a gradual increment in speed would have been welcomed, the sudden jarring start isn’t so bad once you get used to it. However, the wheel treads don’t help much even on normal dry grass. They are more ornamental than anything so expect spinning and skidding tires on wet surfaces.

 

Cut Quality

Since majority of the technology used in this electric start variant comes from the non-electric versions of Lawn Boy I was expecting a similar cut quality. You won’t be disappointed even at the lowest height settings or on soggy pitches. However, because the tires don’t offer much traction, you will inevitably miss out a few patches especially on high speed.

 

Motor Power

Wth its 144cc, 6.5 OHV non-CARB Compliant Kohler engine, this Lawn Boy 10734 self propelled lawn mower isn’t the most powerful and I have used mowers with way more torque and power than this, but I think that the lack of power does not detract its overall performance. Moving uphill, it has sufficient torque to drag you along without you having to exert any additional effort. As far as cutting through tall grass goes, it does a fair job although with sturdy grass variants you might have to make a second pass.

Lawn-Boy 10734 Kohler Engine

Motor Detail

Lawn-Boy 10734 Kohler Electric Start Self Propelled Gas Walk Behind Mower -Electric Start

Electric Start Key

 

Height Adjustment

From 1.25 to 3.75 inches you get to select your exact height using just one lever per axle. This is great as it controls the entire axle and not each individual wheels meaning less components to worry about. Selecting the height is simple enough and the lock mechanism works well even when navigating over turbid surfaces.

 

Maintenance

Lawn Boy always wins hands down with regards to maintenance. They offer a long 3 year warranty on the motor that includes start-up issues even if it is caused due to poor maintenance. Your Lawn Boy fails to start on the second turn of the key, they give you a free repair! As for the other components, you don’t really have to worry about anything as the overall build quality is impressive.

 

Cost Effectiveness

At around $300, this Lawn Boy is a tad bit more expensive than its other siblings but then again you are getting a quick starting, easy-to-use mower. Almost half the price of a competing Honda or Snapper unit, the Lawn Boy 10734 lawn mower is well worth the expenditure.

Lawn-Boy 10734 Kohler Electric Start Self Propelled Gas Walk Behind Mower

$339.99 $339.99


PROS:
  • Not noisy
  • Well-built
  • Electric start
  • 3-years Tru-Start warranty
  • 2-years no worry warranty

CONS:
  • At high speed the tires don’t offer much traction
8.2 Total Score
Self Propelled with Electric Start

If you hate pulling on cords, want a responsive engine, finely tuned for a quality cut and something that walks itself then this Lawn Boy 10734 is your perfect answer. Not too noisy, well-built and blessed with an electric start, it also happens to be the more affordable than other brands.

7.7Editor's score
Ease of Use
8
Cut Quality
7.5
Height Adjustment
6.5
Motor Power
8
Maintenance
8
Cost Effectiveness
8
8.6User's score
Ease of Use
9
Cut Quality
9
Height Adjustment
8
Motor Power
9
Maintenance
8
Cost Effectiveness
9
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8.2 Total Score
Self Propelled with Electric Start

If you hate pulling on cords, want a responsive engine, finely tuned for a quality cut and something that walks itself then this Lawn Boy 10734 is your perfect answer. Not too noisy, well-built and blessed with an electric start, it also happens to be the more affordable than other brands.

7.7Editor's score
Ease of Use
8
Cut Quality
7.5
Height Adjustment
6.5
Motor Power
8
Maintenance
8
Cost Effectiveness
8
8.6User's score
Ease of Use
9
Cut Quality
9
Height Adjustment
8
Motor Power
9
Maintenance
8
Cost Effectiveness
9
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General Info

Brand
LAWN-BOY
Mower Type
Deck Size

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)
1.25

Motor Info

Engine Brand
Kohler
Motor Info
6.5HP, 144cc
Max. Forward Speed (mph)
Max. Reverse Speed (mph)

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1 Comment
  1. Reply
    Jess June 9, 2016 at 4:44 pm
    4.3
    Ease of Use
    90
    Cut Quality
    90
    Height Adjustment
    80
    Motor Power
    90
    Maintenance
    80
    Cost Effectiveness
    90

    As a stay at home mom, I do all the mowing. I love this mower. I no longer dread (as much) having to mow. If I catch the length of the grass in time, I don’t bag it because the mulch on this mower works so good, I don’t have too. So now it takes me less time and work to mow.

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