Black And Decker MM875 Review
Black & Decker’s MM875 19-Inch 12-Amp Lawn Mower is a powerful corded electric mower offering dependable operation. The 12-Amp electric motor has ample power for mulching and bagging and the model is fitted with a mulching insert and bag assembly at the rear for versatility in the cutting and final result of the mower.
The mulching mode will deposit the clippings onto the lawn and act as a natural fertilizer, while keeping the rear bag on will collect the grass for subsequent clearance.
With a simple pull on a single lever, the machine starts quickly and easily and in the long term, requires little maintenance. For the desired end result, the grass height can be altered – from 1.25 to 3.5 inches – by moving the four wheels simultaneously with the touch of a button. The handle height can also be adjusted to suit the individual user and the cushioning on the grip minimizes vibrations and ensures comfort.
The MM875 mower is suitable for lawns that have an electrical outlet within 100 feet of the furthest part for cutting, generally an area of up to a ¼ of an acre.
Recent buyers of the MM875 Lawn Hog were impressed with the features and design. From the very simple and quick assembly, which only requires you to lift the handle and tighten two bolts, to the running of the mower on the lawn, this is a very functional and easy-to-use machine.
The start-up is a big plus, especially in comparison to gas mowers, starting with the pull of a single lever.
When running, users were pleased with power, some comparing it to that of a 6.5HP gas mower. The results it gives on the lawn are precise and, given the multi-leveling deck, does not need to damage plants on the lawn.
The only drawback we found was the cord. This is usually resolved by users by planning the cutting path in advance, starting closest to the outlet and moving away so that the cord follows. The maintenance, in the long term, requires much less effort than a gas or oil powered mower, all that is needed is periodic cleaning and sharpening.
Being able to fold up the mower and rest it in upright position makes storage in compact spaces possible and allows for easy cleaning of the underside if/when needed.
Overall, a well-rounded mower scoring 4 out of a possible 5 stars. You can follow the Amazon link to the right to check and compare prices.