Our story in a nut shell. Due to health and age it was time to reduce our life style. The two story house with washer/dryer in basement had to go. As well as a two lot lawn to maintain. So now we are on one floor home in a mobile home park. The Reel mower takes less space, no gas or gas can sitting around. Much less noise, no worries that a rock will shoot out the side and with less grass to cut its all done quickly. Good choice for us.