I got tired of having engine trouble mowing my swale (a steep incline that starves engines of oil) So, I flew my Cessna Cardinal to Sarasota Florida and purchased a "craigslist" Lawnboy 6.5HP 2 stroke. (no oil starvation on hills) Why did I not purchase one of these sooner? They are wonderfully light and I can manhandle that thing into the brush, over the junk in my yard and into very high grass without any trouble. This thing is perfect for my uses. I'm going to get another! It has gobs of power for such a light machine! Sounds great too.