I bought this mower after a much loved hand-me-down lawn tractor packed up in 2019. I've had the new mower for just over a year and over winter.
Our lawn is on a slight slope and as such, certainly enough for a walk behind mower cause to delay and need extra help. Not so with the new one. The larger engine copes well with that and the longer grass that builds up in certain parts of the garden. For reference, our back garden is a little wider and longer than a tennis court. I also run the mower up the grass verges outside the house as the council no longer cut them.
The mower has a good turning circle and has a safety cut out if you attempt to reverse while the cutting deck is engaged. I can't offer a review on the shredding feature as I mainly use the standard cut and throw output.
In terms of delivery, the mover arrived fully assembled and was pretty much ready to go once removed from the pallet. A note of caution, while quite compact, the cutting deck is quite wide so you may struggle to get through a typical garden gate. I had the rear garage door replaced for this reason. If you are buying this item because of its size, do measure carefully.
Having kept the mower over winter in the garage, I was concerned that starting it may be an issue. Once I had fully recharged the battery, replaced the oil, and topped up the petrol, the mower started after on the second attempt. A lot easier than my old Mountfield. I think a trickle charger may be useful over the winter months.