Hi. I am interested in a reliable self-propelled mower with electric start. The Toro "walk behind mower" I now have is much too slow and half the time I feel like I am pushing it. The first couple of years it never took more than one or two pulls to start it. It's in about it's 5th year and has become hard to start. I'd also like the new one to be able to mulch leaves in the fall and small spruce pine cones and twigs in the spring. I live in the U.P. I use an Airens snow blower in the winter and it has adjustable speed which works pretty good for me. It would be nice to find a lawn mower with similar capabilities. Any suggestions?