Lawn-Boy 10730 Kohler HW Gas Lawn Mower, 21-Inch

Lawn-Boy 10730 Gas Mower

5 / 5 stars      

Please note this model replaces last year’s, discontinued 10630.

After a truly brutal winter for a lot of us, mowing season is right around the corner so it’s time to look at the new lineup.

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The Lawn-Boy 10730 Gas Mower is part of a brand new series of mowers available this season.  The series encompasses the following:

Lawn-Boy 10730 Kohler* Gas Mower
Lawn-Boy 17730 Carb Compliant Kohler*
Lawn-Boy 10732 Kohler* Rear Wheel Drive Self Propelled**
Lawn-Boy 17732 Carb Compliant Kohler*Rear Wheel Drive
Lawn-Boy 10734 Kohler* Electric Start Self Propelled**
Lawn-Boy 17734 Carb Compliant Kohler* Electric Start Self Propelled
Lawn-Boy 10736 Honda* Gas Mower

*Kohler and Honda refer to the make of the mower’s engine.
** The Self Propelled models are Variable Speed.

With the exception of the different features available in the different models listed above, everything else is the same.  So while this review if for the Lawn-Boy 10730 it will still apply to the other models in the series.

Replacing last year`s 10630 series, the 10730 series brings some great features to the table – or should I say the lawn!

Lawn-Boy 10730 Pros and Cons

Pros:  Easy to maneuver – Easy to start – Easy to assemble – Bag included – Tru-Start Commitment

Cons:  In my opinion, none.

This model a bit heavier than last year’s but at 62 pounds is still pretty easy to handle, even for a petite person, and since the base model 10730 isn’t self propelled this is an important thing to note.  Given its fairly light weight it’s easy to maneuver and as long as you aren’t dealing with any steep inclines, again, even a small person could handle this with ease.  The 10730 is the High Wheel model, with 7 inch front wheels and 11 inch rear wheels.  The bigger wheels typically make a mower a bit easier to maneuver especially if you don’t have a perfectly flat lawn.   If you have a bumpy or hilly lawn, the High Wheel models are a smart choice.

Assembly is a breeze.  Unpack it, attach the handle, add the included oil, add the gas (you need to provide that yourself!) and you’re pretty much good to go.  There is an optional bag included, so if you decide you want to use that as well you just insert it into a slot under the deck cover at the back of the mower.  And you’re ready to go.

The Lawn-Boy 10730 gas mower is easy to start, even without the 10734 electric start model.  Once you have it fueled up, simply hold down the safety handle and give the recoil starter a quick yank.  And if within 3 years of purchase, your mower won’t start in 2 or less pulls, you can get it fixed for free.  That’s the Toro/Lawn-Boy Tru-Start Commitment.

Height adjustment is simple to handle.  There are 6 positions available with cutting heights from 1.25″ to 3.75″.

And how does it mow?  It mows and mulches exceptionally well.  The 21 inch tri cutting blade means not only a great cut but superior mulching as well.  It handles well on a thick lawn, on a wet lawn and even on weedy or very course grass lawns.

All in all, if you’re looking for a basic gas powered lawn mower, this is a great choice.  No bells and whistles, just a very sturdy machine that with proper maintainence should last you a long time.  If you have an average size urban or suburban lawn, this will do the trick.

Features & Dimensions

  • Kohler 6.5 Torque Engine
  • 21 inch steel cutting deck
  • 6 cutting heights
  • Mulching
  • Large capacity bag
  • Two position handle
  • High wheels
  • 40.5 x 22.3 x 37.7 inches and 62 pounds
  • Warranty – 3 year Tru-Start and 2 year full

 Queue the Reviews rates the Lawn-Boy 10730 Kohler High Wheel Push Gas Walk Behind Lawn Mower, 21-Inch as a 5/5.

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