The Lawn boy 10697 introduces users to something known as the blade control system. This fine feature allows a person to leave the engine while walking away from the mower briefly. Should you need to move anything from your path, this will allow you to keep your Lawn boy 10697 on, without it turning off on its own. This lawn mower has a 21 inch steel deck and is known for being easy to handle and durable. The 10697 has many notable features including a one-handed easy lift bag, bigger wheels for easy turning, comfort grips, and a Lawn boy warranty.