I have some small gated lawns that require a small mower 30" gates have been using a White LC-215 just bought new Cub S621SS. The Ground speed of the Cub is alot slower but the quality of cut is worth the trade. This is the 2001 with push button Self starting haven't made up my mind about this yet it seems fine while it works but I think if it don't it will be a pain. the pull rope is there but not very easy to pull The White started on 1-2 pulls this thing you have to pull it 3-4 times to recharge the self start and use it.maybe it's me? anyway the construction of the mower is excellent the hight adj. both front & rear at same time keeps them level very nice.I used it today on some hillsides that I can't put my Scag Tiger on and usally weed eat saved me some time and some work. all in all I think I like it.