Mtd Yard Man 9 Hp/27.5" Mtd Yard Bug Riding Mower with Autodrive Transmission 328

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  • My 3 years with a YardBug have given me some insight into these creatures.

    Oct 16, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Durable chassis, compact design, with a good motor.
    Cons: Complex design has too many parts to maintiain. Very user hostile for making repairs.

    Summary: This write-up may differ from typical reviews, which usually are in the realm of "I've had it 3 months and it's doing great!" Here's the short story - If you have a lot of money to pay a mechanic, and you like "cute" little mowers, it's a good deal. ... read more

  • finally selling the bug with mixed feelings

    Jun 18, 2012 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: small, compact, simple to use, nice bagger!
    Cons: CONSTANT repairs!  

    Summary: I bought my White lawn bug brand new June 8, 2001 for $1483.95...   I liked the style of it... small, not intimadating, simple to use, loved it had an interior bagger!  I thought it would be perfect for my large (not huge) mostly flat lawn ... read more

  • Best Bug for your buck if not new

    Mar 19, 2012 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Has a fits in your pocket design and all the safety features you need.
    Cons: Has to live up to a lawn tractor status when it aint.

    Summary: I am not going to kid anyone. I was lead to buy this machine based on yard size and maneuverability. I knew right off I wasn't buying a lawn tractor and wasn't going to demand the performance of one. I am awe struck for all the bad reviews. Most lawn ... read more

  • Undecided Status

    Aug 27, 2011 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Much faster than a push mower, perfect for my needs.
    Cons: Factory tires wore out on me. Only intended for grass.

    Summary: It is currently August 27th, 2011.I have an opinion quite the opposite of most of these reviews. My grandpa bought this mower in 99 I believe. Used it til the day he had to go to the hospital. I'm pretty sure that was 5 full seasons. I was too young to ... read more

  • Yard Bug, bugger of a mower, cute but not sassy! Smart, yellow color!

    Aug 12, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: small enough to do minute lawns turns well, cute until it breaks then  find parts!
    Cons: Read the review above and find something else to buy!

    Summary: After years of my husband "bugging" me for a riding mower, we found the Bug, used for $350 completely rehabbed - well not...... reverse was the first thing that went within the first month. Based upon other reviews there is no way that this will ever get ... read more

  • Yard Bug - 10 years and counting

    Aug 1, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Reliable, compact, hardy, efficient, handy
    Cons: SLOW, tedious to repair

    Summary: I purchased my Yard Bug new back in '99 because I thought that even my wife would be able to handle it - simple controls, compact size, etc. Little did I know that 10 mowing seasons later it would still be running strong! I've read the other reviews ... read more

  • Yard Bug - need to know

    Apr 24, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: easy to get around trees, small size
    Cons: a lot of design issues - poor product quality

    Summary: I have had my yard bug for about 9 years. These machines were not very well designed and I had a lot of issues from the first use. I have a 1 acre lot with many tree's so was interested in the small size and manuverability. After cutting the lawn about 3 ... read more

  • Don't Buy a Yard Bug

    Apr 24, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Appearance, small size
    Cons: Cheap battery, too many safety switches, can't mow while in reverse gear

    Summary: I have had this thing only about two years, having bought it new in 2004. I think that may have been the last year it was made. I bought it because my wife decided I needed a riding mower for our 1/4 acre lawn; I didn't want a riding mower. I ... read more

  • Much to be desired

    Sep 12, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Price;
    Cons: Not a terribly durable piece of equipment. Hope that you enjoy working on it.

    Summary: Greetings everyone, I too have owned this for a two seasons. I purchased this used from my Uncle who owned it for two seasons as well. I have approximately 1/2 acre to mow primarily and my primary reason for purchasing this was to cut down on mowing ... read more

  • Just Awful

    Sep 7, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Looks really cool, turns really tight
    Cons: Even high maintenance wont make it cut grass.

    Summary: I am preparing to pay my annual maintenance bill on my Yard Man Bug, this year $163, and every time I look at it I get angry all over again. This year it worked for all of 23 minutes. I bought this because it looked good, seemed to have enough ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • Super Bug

    Jun 20, 2011 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: *compact and light, great leave pickup and mulch,manuvers easy
    Cons: ride is a little rough, slides on hard turns, no hitch

    Summary: Have had it 3 or 4 years now. Hated the seat switch so I jumped it with 2 flat terminals and a short piece of wire to stop that. Put pipe tubing with a plug to make it easy to drain oil. Shreded the first drive belt after the first season and put a ... read more

  • Yard Bug is Great!

    Feb 29, 2008 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Great for small yards
    Cons: Doesn't cut in reverse and not air conditioned, just kidding.

    Summary: I've had my Yard Bug since August 2000. I beat the heck out of it and the only problems I have had is the replacement battery did not last as long as the original and the only time the front tire came off the rim was because I did not check the tire ... read more

  • Yard Bug Yard Man MTD ride on mower

    May 30, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: small easy to get around trees ect. Reliable engine, nice turf saving tires.
    Cons: No back up pull starter cord, mulcher clogs. No battery replacement specs

    Summary: I bought my Yard Bug new in 2000 and it's been great ever since. Had some minor electrical problem but was able to easily find and replace the brake safety switch I cracked while putting it up on blocks for the winter. Once I replaced the braking ... read more

  • Worst mower I've ever seen, No wonder it was discontinued

    Jul 31, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Auto drive transmission- that's it
    Cons: To many moving parts, plugs with grass to easily !

    Summary: Way to many safety switches, if you so much as spit on the grass it will become to wet and the mower will plug with grass every 10 feet !!!, I Finely cut the mower deck apart and welded a steel discharge shoot to the deck, Works like a million bucks now. ... read more

  • Pros and Cons

    Jul 24, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: tight turning excellent cutting fits easily into an 8x8 shed
    Cons: slow speed initially can't cut in reverse small shop must maintain

    Summary: I have had my bug for 4 years and have generally enjoyed it. Speed is definitely an issue here as the mower is as slow as advertised but the offset is a perfectly manicured lawn. Initially I played with the throttle system and got some extra speed ... read more

  • Yard Man Yard Bug a total waste

    Apr 30, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: It looks good
    Cons: Avoid at all costs. Better to let your grass grow than buy a Yard Bug.

    Summary: The Yard Bug is a perfect example of what happens when you design something in the dark. If you want to do 3 times as much work, and have a terrible cut, then Yard Bug is for you! I didn't know they could even MAKE a mower this bad. They must have really ... read more

  • Yard Bug - cute but frustrating

    Mar 31, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Size, style (I like the difference), concept of features
    Cons: Uneven mowing, poor belt durability, annoying safety features

    Summary: I agree with the others here. A great concept for anyone that owns a 1/2 acre lot in the burbs. I have had my Bug for 4 seasons. The speed is slow, but use that time to enjoy the outdoors! Belts have broken every two years for me. Battery lasted two ... read more

  • Bug full of Bugs

    May 22, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: small and compact not as expensive as most models
    Cons: will bankrupt you with repairs bagger a must or it clogs

    Summary: I can not tell you the many troubles I have had with the Yard Bug my husband bought three years ago! It has spent more time in the shop being fixed than any lawn mower we have ever had! It is a never ending list of things, a battery here, a ... read more

  • Bad Bug

    Jun 24, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Grass catcher inside
    Cons: Just about everything

    Summary: As I sit looking for more parts on the internet, I finally get the push needed to do a review. I bought the bad bug at Wal-mart about 3 years ago for around eleven hundred dollars (not their fault). The small wheels on the front dig in on turns killing ... read more

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