Just a quick story I've been meaning to post. About a month ago while heading over to mow my sister's yard, my tailgate opened and needless to say when I saw my mower roll out the back and go flying my heart fell. Luckily there was no one behind me when i was going close to 30 mph. I pulled over expecting to find a wheel(s) broken off, bent... Or worse the mower would just not work anymore. But allas the only thing that broke off was a small plastic cover over the handle hinge where the machine folds. I'll take it. Used it the rest of the season without a hitch. Even the self propel which i don't normally use still works like a champ. Even though this mower was over 3x more than my old gas one... At least it grew my faith that it will last.