Remington RM410 Pioneer Walk-Behind Gas Lawn Mower Review

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Remington RM410 Pioneer Walk-Behind Gas Lawn Mower Review
9 Total Score
  • Easy assembly
  • Generally starts on first pull
  • Powerful engine; all-wheel drive
  • Durable mower offers precise cut
  • Grass distributes evenly via side discharge

Sturdy and well made, the Remington RM410 Pioneer walk-behind gas-powered mower provides a precise, even cut every time. The durable 21-inch cutting deck cuts a sizeable amount of grass for fewer passes, and also offers the 3-in-1 mowing options of bagging, mulching, or using side discharge. Mowers can also get creative in terms of how they operate this self-propelled machine, choosing front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, or all-wheel drive, depending on what mowing conditions are like or perhaps just how you may be feeling that day. If you’re steering around obstacles, you have the option to push this machine, which isn’t all that heavy at 87 pounds.

Other great features of the RM410 include an innovative cutting blade, a dual-lever with 6-position height adjustment, and adjustable handles with comfort grip, which makes it easy to stand and walk behind without dealing with hand and back pain. The front and rear wheels are both 8 inches, great for rocky terrain.

Key Features

  • All-wheel drive mower with variable speed
  • Powerful 159cc overhead valve, auto choke engine
  • Deep-dome steel deck is an impressive 21 inches
  • Supercut Blade(™) for precise cut
  • 3-in-1 design has mulching, side discharge, and bagging options
  • Dual-lever, 6-position height adjustment
  • 8-inch front wheels and 8-inch rear wheels
  • Adjustable handles have a comfortable grip
  • 40 x 24.2 x 18.1 inches
  • 87 pounds
  • 2-year limited warranty

Performance

The powerful 159cc engine runs smoothly and generally won’t have issues. If you use the mulching option, you’ll see the RM410 makes mincemeat of clippings. If you bag, this mower will also work for you, but the bag itself does require a little effort as far as putting it together.

This is a fast mower no matter what drive option you use, so be prepared for that. You won’t be jogging or anything, but it’s a peppy mower. Those with movement issues due to pain or anything else may want to think twice before purchasing the RM410.

This mower should start every time on the first pull and handles 35-degree slopes with ease thanks to all-wheel drive. When you’re operating around flower beds, trees, mailboxes, or debris, you can push this mower yourself for a little more control. At 87 pounds, it’s not all that heavy.

Ease of Use

There’s not much to say about the assembly after taking this mower out of the box. You pop the handle into position, add oil to the crankcase, add some fuel and you’re good to go.

The RM410 is a breeze to start thanks to a powerful engine with autochoke. Additionally, adjusting the mower’s height is a breeze because only one wheel needs to be adjusted instead of all four. It’s not an overly heavy mower at 87 pounds, but weight is not much of an issue anyway since it’s self-propelled. As mentioned above, operators can choose not to use the self-propelled option when mowing around obstacles. This may assist those who find the RM410 to be an overly fast-moving machine.

Overall it’s a sturdy, easy-to-use mower that is not a hassle at all to store.

Cut Quality & Options

This nice-looking 3-in-1 deep-dome steel deck is durable and gives mowers the options to mulch their lawn, bag the clippints, or let the grass shoot out to the side. The selectable all-wheel drive, meanwhile, is a cutting-edge function that lets operators choose from front, rear, or all-wheel drive for plenty of control and high-grip traction.

Be advised that though this is a fast mower in all-wheel drive, it may not be as speedy when using just the front-wheel drive, even on flat terrain. Experiment with the three drives to see what works best for you.

Additionally, the drive housing at the front of the mower prevents you from getting too close to trees or a fence or whatever else from the front. You’ll have to edge these areas using the side of the mower, which you’ll likely do most of the time anyway.

Maintenance

A gas-powered mower most certainly has its share of maintenance. Here are several to make sure you’re always getting the most mowing jobs you can for the cash you’ve paid, and to make sure your lawn mower lasts as long as possible:

  • Check the oil regularly
  • Clean the air filter regularly and purchase a new one when needed
  • Check out the spark plug and replace it every year or two
  • Try to use fresh gas if you can
  • Sharpen the blade and replace it when needed
  • If you bag, clean out the grass bag thoroughly after each mowing job

The operator’s manual is well-written and easy to follow, so be sure to check it out for assembly purposes, operational use, and more maintenance tips.

Safety Features

The drives of this mower are engaged via a blade controller on the handle, which must be depressed and squeezed against the upper handle to operate the mower. Releasing the blade controller will stop the engine and blade.

Additionally, the dual drive controls on the upper handle will engage the drives. Completely releasing both controls will slow down or stop the mower from going forward.

Special Features

Probably the RM410’s most notable function is its all-wheel drive control. This specialized, dual-lever drive control offers the option to operate the front or rear tires independently. For mowers looking to get the job done quick, the maximum-traction all-wheel drive mode is the way to go. So depending on the mowing conditions–or perhaps your own energy level or whatever else–you can choose from three on-demand options.

Another great feature of this mower is the SuperCut Blade(™) that lifts and circulates grass as it cuts for a precise job every time.

Other great features include a powerful engine, a rust-resistant 21-inch steel deck, six different cutting heights, and an adjustable grip for grass-height customization and comfort.

Cost Effectiveness

This is a mower that is built to last thanks to a durable cutting deck, a reliable engine, and an above-average blade. Provided you maintain it by following the tips in the owner’s manual, it should last a long time. The RM410’s all-wheel drive option lets you get the job done quickly, giving you more time to do what you want to do. So yes, there are maintenance expenses here, but this is a built-to-last mower that will take care of your lawn for the long haul if you take care of it.

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