Welcome back dear user! Here is our The Yard Machines 140cc Review! If you are looking for a dependable gas powered lawn mower that will easily cut through tough grass on small to medium sized lawns, then this is a mower for you! It’s phenomenal, with a small size, quite lightweight, and 6 different cutting heights.
– Tough 140 cc engine with recoil and primer
– Wide 21 inch rotary blade.
– 6 different cutting heights
– Strong tires at 7 inches front and 8 inches back with bar treading
– Side discharge and mulching options
– Gas powered
– Compact at 34.75 x 23.8 x 17.5 inches
– Lightweight at 58 lbs
– Manual push propelled
To start off the Yard Machines 140cc OHV has the super tough Gas powered 140 cc engine, allowing this mower to make quick work of dense and wet grassy areas, where weaker 120 cc or 100 cc mowers would struggle. Besides the raw power, we were also delighted with the actual structure of the engine. For, if something did need to be tweaked in the engine, it could be readily and easily done.
The Yard Machines 140cc OHV engine also comes with a recoil and primer which condition the engine and allow for an easier start, which we’re glad about.
What we like best about the Yard Machines 140cc OHV mower is its broad 21 inch steel rotary blade. With a rotary blade that long you’ll get your lawn cut in fewer passes and so much faster! Which is always a plus!
The deck cover, which protects the mower from damp and stray grass clippings, rocks and pebbles, is sturdy and dependable. Moreover, the Yard Machines 140cc OHV has 6 different cutting height options. Satisfying even the most selective and judicious of garden artisans- it’s your lawn and you need to cut it to the height that YOU desire, this mower lets you do that!
Furthermore, the Yard Machines 140cc OHV is a snug size for its 21 inch blade, at 34.75 x 23.8 x 17.5 inches. This makes it storage friendly.
It’s also fairly lightweight at 58 lbs, meaning it requires less effort from the user moving it to and from the lawn. The Yard Machines 140cc OHV is a manual push propelled mower, so you do need to force it along. However, because it’s so petite and light, it’s a doddle manoeuvring it.
Ease of use
Firstly, the Yard Machines 140cc OHV cutting height is adjusted by a dual lever system- which assist as a safety measure- securing the blade in place.
Secondly, it has strong tires, with 7 inches front wheels and 8 inches back, both on a bar treading. The larger back wheels allow for improved cornering and consistent movement across uneven ground and both hard and loose soil. The Yard Machines 140cc OHV won’t get bogged down any time soon. Thirdly, despite having a rip cord start, it’s on a recoil, which makes it simple to start with little applied force. The Yard Machines 140cc OHV, does require some assembly.
However, it is very straightforward and the assembly instructions are clear and useful. Continue reading The Yard Machines 140cc review to learn about the safety features and grass clipping options. Continue reading The Yard Machines 140cc review to learn about the safety features and grass clipping options.
The Yard Machines 140cc OHV has side discharge and mulching, offering a decent range of disposal options. That said, we would have preferred a bagging option on top of the mulching and side discharge. It seems like a bag could have been fitted, but they simply decided not to bother.
The Yard Machines 140cc OHV is a pretty streamlined kit, so it’s safety features are appropriate for the features. The dual lever cutting height adjustment lever, fixes the blade in place when in use, reducing the chances of an accident.
The Yard Machines 140cc OHV also comes with the standard engine kill lever- the second you release this lever the engine will cut out. This safety bar is a standard of all good, safe mowers.
Like all gas powered mowers, you need to regularly top it up with fuel and change the oil levels, as well as change the air filter approximately annually. That all adds up! However, this is to be expected with a gas mower. If this is too much, look to electric corded mowers or lawn mowers under $200.
The Yard Machines 140cc OHV doesn’t require any additional care to your regular gas mower. You simply need to change oil the oil roughly every 8 to 15 uses, keep the mower topped up with fuel and replace the air filter annually. Also make sure all the nuts and bolts are tight as vibrations through use over time may loosen them.
Pro’s and Con’s
- Yard Machines 140cc OHV 21-Inch
This mower is excellent for any small to medium sized even lawn. This mower is for anyone who’s looking to be cautious with space, has dense grass and wants to get their lawn cut in as few passes as possible. We rate it 4 out of 5.