Compact design and superior maneuverability have made this commercial-quality mower extremely popular with professional landscapers, equipment rental agencies and homeowners. Features excellent balance for a smooth, finished cut. Cutting Styles Side discharge, Front Tire Size in. 8 1/4 x 2 3/4 swivel, ball-bearing, Deck Material 12-ga. steel, Start Type Recoil, Drive Self-propelled, Rear Tire Size in. 20, Cutting Width in. 30, Cutting Speeds 3 1.76 mph, 2.6 mph, 4 mph, Dimensions L x W x H in. 80 x 31 x 36, Max. Cutting Speed MPH 4, Discharge Side, Engine Model Intek OHV, Engine Briggs & Stratton, Rated Power HP 11 1/2, Transmission Variable-3 gears. 3 speeds for rough/tough cutting to finish/high speed cutting Rear Wheels Steel rim and spokes ball bearing hub knobby tread air tires with thorn-proof tubes
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Customer Reviews for Sarlo Self-Propelled 3-Speed High Wheel Mower - Briggs & Stratton Engine, 30in. Deck, Model# 1030-3SPSW
Review 1 for Sarlo Self-Propelled 3-Speed High Wheel Mower - Briggs & Stratton Engine, 30in. Deck, Model# 1030-3SPSW
Great for getting the job done quickly
May 4, 2013
from Atlanta Area
"I like this mower's 30 inch deck and 3 speed transmission. The third gear is great, makes mowing my half acre of grass a quick job. About an hour.
I have an acre lot with lots of landscape islands. This mower has great balance with the engine at the rear, it is very easy to pivot. The third gear is a nice fast walking speed and yet the single blade has no problem with making an even cut. I've owned a rider before for yards of similar size. The thing I've noticed with riders is that when cutting at the higher speeds, the cut gets uneven. Not with this mower.
Sometime the third gear is too fast for detail edging work, second gear works great for the edging.
The only trade-off I've noticed is with the narrow high wheel tires bearing the weight of the engine, you see the tire lines in your lawn. It can be minimized by offsetting your wheel path on the return strip, not letting the tires travel in the previous wheel path. The tires are offset far enough inward that you will not lose any cutting width.
One nice thing I miss about having a rider is that you have a PTO to engage-disengage the mower blades and keep the engine running to propel the mower. With this simple design, you have to shut off the engine to stop the blades. With the engine off you have no power to use the self propel. But I also think that having the simpler design will make this mower more reliable.
I would recommend a bit better detail with assembly instructions. The rod that connects the lever to the drive assembly seems to be a fit that feels like it is binding too much.
This mower is solidly built and I think it will last a good long time for me. I would recommend this mower to anyone with a larger yard."
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