The cutting height ranges from 1.0 to 3.75 inches, and can be set at any level in between. The full floating deck remains above ground level to avoid damaging the mower and the lawn, and 2 anti-scalp rollers help smooth any accidental impacts with the ground. The Hydro-Gear 510 transmission allows for smooth acceleration up to 5.0 MPH, and reverse movement of up to 2.3 MPH. The fuel tank is translucent, allowing you to tell at a glance how full it is. This mower uses an electric starter with a 12 volt battery and an electric blade clutch.