Review of the Lawn-Boy 10730 High Wheel 21-Inch Walk Behind Lawn Mower

Lawn-Boy 10730 High Wheel 21-Inch Walk Behind Lawn Mower

If you are looking for a walk behind lawn mower that is easy to push, then you should look into the Lawn-Boy 10730. The gas powered mowing machine comes with a list of good features that appeal to many homeowners. Choosing a lawn mower is a relatively long-time investment, and in this review you will find some of the pros and cons of this product.

Coming with 11-inch high rear wheels, the Lawn-Boy 10730 is advertised as a high wheel push mower. Many mowers in the market only have 8- to 9-inch diameter wheels. Depending on the terrain you mow, high-wheeled mowers have some advantages compared to low-wheel models. They are well suited to tackle rutted or uneven ground. It will be easier to glide through tall, thick grass with high rear wheels.

The Lawn-Boy 10730 is equipped with a 21-inch steel deck. Generally, push gas powered lawn mowers with a 21″ cutting width work best for lawns up to 1/3 acre or up to 2 tennis courts. One tennis court is about 1/6 acre. If you have more than 1/3 acre, consider to purchase a self-propelled or riding mower. Of course, it depends on your grass species, soil types and climate. Many people like the exercise that comes with a push mower.

With 3-in-1 discharge ability, the Lawn-Boy rotary push mower can dispose the grass cuttings in one of three ways; mulching, bagging or side discharging. You can either collect the grass clippings, put the clippings back into the lawn, or dispense them through the side discharge chute. Just do not forget to fill out the product registration on Lawn Boy’s web site to get the side discharge chute for free. The larger bagging system means you will have less loose clippings. You will empty the bag less often and get the job done faster.

This rotary petrol mower does not offer a single point height adjustment system. Instead, it uses 2-point height of cut mechanism. There are two adjustment levers on this mower. One is located on the right rear wheel and one is located on the right front wheel. This allows you to adjust cutting heights from one side of the mower. Place both wheels in same height position for even cut.

The Lawn-Boy 10730 comes equipped with an internal combustion engine to operate. It is powered by the Kohler XT-6 OHV engine that offers 6.5 ft-lbs gross torque. Kohler XT-6 is a 149 cc single cylinder engine with 0.6L oil capacity. It is supposed to be a great engine. The Overhead Valve (OHV) design allows for fuel efficiency.

This model is not a CARB compliant mower. See 17730 model for this feature.
It also does not offer electric start option. Consider to get the 10734 model if you feel this is a must-have feature. However, you should not worry about this since the 10730 is covered by a 3-Year Tru Start Commitment which guarantees the mower will start on one or two pulls or Lawn-Boy will fix it for free.

Covered under 2-year complete coverage warranty, this high wheel push mower has received a lot of impressive feedback from its customers at As of this writing, the Lawn-Boy 10730 has a good 4.2/5 star rating.

Many of the owners have reported that it is easy to setup and use right out of the box. Based on the customer feedback, it starts up easily every time. There is no priming button. It automatically adjusts the amount of fuel needed to start the engine.

The cutting power has also made a positive impression on the customer base. The mulch function does a good job of spreading the grass and leaf clippings around. Unless the grass is too long, it works as expected. Other positive comments have been made for how easy this mower is to push. The tall rear wheels make navigating rough terrain easy.

Fuel efficiency is another characteristic of the mower that has been praised. It also seems fairly quiet for a gas mower. Other positive comments include those in relation to the all steel deck and cutting height adjustment. According to some reviewers, the plastic wheel adjustment is a bit flimsy. However, this should not be a deal breaker.

The Lawn-Boy 10730 21-Inch lawn mower is not perfect. However, you can see that it has satisifed many of its users. If you are in the market for a well-built gasoline powered walk behind mower that is easy to push, then based on the customer feedback the Lawn-Boy 10730 is worth considering.

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