The 84-pound AGT1321 gas-powered mower is self-propelled and has that, well, rugged and classic lawn-mower look that never goes out of style. It’s large wheels provide great traction and maneuverability, while the nylon grass catcher catches all grass and accompanying debris in sight. Of course, with the 3-in-1 option that the AGT1321 offers, operators don’t necessarily have to bag if they don’t want to–they can also mulch or let the clippings fertilize the lawn via side discharge. Perhaps best of all, this self-propelled mower cuts an impressive path of 22 inches, powered by a 159cc EPA3 4-stroke engine. So overall it’s fairly compact but also powerful and carves out a nice path on every pass.
The durable make of this mower means it should last for many seasons to come. It’s also versatile enough to do well on lots of yard types. The oversized wheels do great on uneven terrain, and operators will always be in control with a reliable hand brake. Easy height adjustment with just one lever is icing on the cake–this mower cuts magnificently and offers numerous options at an economical price.
- Mower is self-propelled making it easy to walk behind
- 3-in-1 mowing options offer side discharge, rear discharge, and mulching
- Single-lever for easy height adjustment that ranges from 1.25 inches to 3.75 inches (eight total positions)
- Large front wheels (8 inches) and rear wheels (10 inches) for great traction and maneuverability
- 15-gallon nylon grass catcher included
- Self-washing to stay clean easier
- Mower dimensions: 16 x 38 x 23 inches
If you want a well-groomed yard, this is your mower. If it struggles slightly on dips and slopes, don’t worry–it recovers nicely and chugs along like a champ. Likewise, a little debris may slow down the AGT1321 ever so slightly, but tilt it back and the blade should rifle right through the mess and keep on spinning just fine. Overall, it’s got good power. The handle has a flimsiness to it compared to some mowers, but this is nonetheless a steel, sturdily built mower that should last for many seasons. Look closely at the tires and you’ll see they resemble ones you might find on a car. Luckily, such great tread that offers outstanding grip and maneuverability won’t tear up your yard.
Ease of Use
This gas-powered monster starts up on the first pull and practically drags you along for the ride since it’s self-propelled. THAT makes the job much easier. It’s got one lever for simple height adjustment and precisely cuts grass for a landscaped look. The AGT1321 can be handled by anyone who’s tall enough since it’s self-propelled. All you’re doing is walking behind it. That said, it might be nice if the AGT1321 had the option to vary the self-propelled speed.
Also, mowers will appreciate how they can stay on the job for a long time on lawns that are a half acre or more thanks to a substantial gas tank that doesn’t need to constantly be refilled.
Cut Quality & Options
The single lever to adjust the cutting height is very handy and can be adjusted on the fly depending on your terrain. Though the AGT1321 is not exactly a lightweight mower, not everyone may want to use the self-propelled option. In fact, in self-propel mode, this baby probably runs a little TOO fast. So if you’re strong enough and looking for a bit of exercise, push it yourself.
The AGT1321 has a total of eight cutting-height positions and can slice through 6-inch grass like it’s nothing. Its 3-in-1 mowing options allow for mulching, bagging, or side discharge. If you choose the mulching option, you’ll likely cut your raking time in half, if you even choose to rake. This mower can chew grass up into tiny, fine bits that will fertilize your yard during the season.
As with any gas-powered mower with the option to bag, there are basic maintenance rules to remember, including:
- Sharpening and cleaning the blade when needed
- Cleaning debris on mower after use
- Tightening all nuts, knobs, and bolts
- Replacing spark plugs as needed
- Changing oil as needed (oil is not included)
- Lubricating moving parts as needed
- Cleaning the air vents to make sure they’re unobstructed
- Checking the grass catcher often for wear or deterioration
The manual includes outstanding information on all safety measures and recommended maintenance.
A brake bar on the AGT1321 must be depressed for the engine to engage. The rear deflector guard, as well as a side deflector guard, prevent debris from spewing onto your feet and shins.
For a highly reasonable price, the AGT1321 gas-powered mower offers outstanding features such as the options to mulch, bag, or use side discharge. It’s self-propelled, which makes mowing way less of a chore. It starts like a dream on the first pull and is highly reliable. The tread of the wheels offer great grip on all types of grass, and the blade provides a pristine cut that should satisfy the most discerning of mowers.
Buyers who do their homework will see that this mower is one of the least expensive on the market for machines with cutting swaths of 20 inches or more. You might think you’re sacrificing quality with the AGT1321, but you’re really not. You’re actually saving quite a bit, and you’re getting a mower that mulches, bags, and has side discharge.
Though this machine requires gas, the gas tank in it is pretty substantial. You should be able to get an hour and a half of mowing time provided you start with a full tank.
- Easy to assemble
- Should start on first pull
- Substantial gas tank
- Great on uneven terrain
- Large cutting swath of 22 inches
- Smelly fumes
- Handle a bit flimsy
- Substantial maintenance each season
- Plastic parts, durability issues