I was hesitant at first to buy a lawnmower online and have it shipped to the house, but I must say it was all together a great experience! This mower is exactly what we needed for our new house. It is easy to assemble by oneself, although U will have to have some help lifting it out of the box it ships in. A few simple adjustments to the handle, put the oil into the engine, gas it up and start mowing the yard ...it's that simple. The mower is well constructed for homeowner use and pushes easily on the large rear wheels, especially over rough terrain. I particularly like the single lever adjustment (one on each axle) for the mowing height, so U don't have to fool around with all four wheels. The best thing of all was it ships for free with the super-saver shipping!