I, in my wisdom, decided to substitute with our push mower, which is a great substitute for a Jane Fonda workout, and ideal for small areas - not our acre.
It worked well on our small side garden, but now has decided to protest and has shed it's left wheel of its tire ... very inconvenient. And the larger area is on the verge of silage. Not good.
Thankfully, a new mower has now been supplied, and order is being restored to the kingdom.
Of course it will take a few cuts, but that's okay, there are a few teenagers (un)willing to help - if the price is right ... Lol.