I recently let my son talk me into getting a 21" Proline Self Propelled with a Honda to replace the two Toro Recylers that were stolen from us. Maybe it is me, but I think that it is a "heavy, over priced, awkard mower" to operate. One of our helper this past weekend tied a piece of weedeater string on the handle bar in attempt to keep it running. the unit got away from him and and bent a blade and adapter. If there something that I am missing that will let you pull the mower backward instead of having to shift it to neutral evertime?