Lawn Mowers


John Deere JS46 Review

January 7th, 2012 ernie Posted in 22 Inch Cut, John Deere, Rear Self Powered No Comments »

This is a short review showing the specifications only for the John Deere JS46. If John Deere JS46you would like the full review, visit the original page by clicking here. This is a 22 inch wide machine suitable for most urban lawns used mainly by consumers. It is not a lawn mower that would typically be used by professional lawn care contractors since they will want wider machines to cut grass more quickly. This lawn mower is aimed at consumers who like the ease of use for starting as well as only needing to steer and let the lawn mower do all of the work. No pushing with this lawn mower is required.

This lawn mower is 22 inches wide , self propelled from the rear and has a 3 in one deck – grass catcher, side discharge or mulching capability.  A lot of consumers will use the mulch option since there are no grass clippings to dispose of and the grass goes back into the soil to be utilized by the lawn. A mulching lawn mower requires a lot less work in terms of either raking grass clippings or emptying the grass clippings our of the rear bag into a disposal bag of some kind. Most people would just like to be done with cutting grass and have no extra work to do.  Refer to the main review page for additional comments by other readers as well.

John Deere JS46 Specifications:

  • 8.75 pound foot of torque
  • 190 cc ( 11.6 cu inch) Briggs & Stratton engine
  • 4 cycle, OHV engine
  • 22 inch steel deck
  • 1 lever adjustment system for all  wheels
  • 3 in 1 discharge

Engine: 190 cc ( 11.6 cu inch) Briggs & Stratton engine

Propulsion: Variable speed , rear wheel drive

Warranty: 2 year limited warranty

Features:

  • Electric start with recoil start backup
  • Fixed speed throttle
  • Operator presence required to operate the lawn mower
  • Side discharge
  • Mulching deck
  • Rear bag grass catcher
  • 8 inch by 2 inch front wheels; 9 inch by 2 inch rear wheels
  • Fixed speed rear wheel drive

One of the features that almost everyone finds useful is the electric start capability. There is a pull cord, however for anyone that has difficulty starting in the manual way by pulling the chord, they will find that the push button start on this machine is very handy. Not everyone has the strength to pull the chord fast enough to start the engine, or perhaps there is some physical issue that prevents you from pulling the chord. With the combination of the push button start and the rear wheel drive, this machine can be used by almost anyone. Just push the button to start it , engage the drive and you are off to cutting your lawn.

If you have a slope on your lawn, the rear wheel drive will make cutting this lawn very easy for most people. If you can cut the lawn on a downwards cut it will be much easier even with a self propelled lawn mower. If you must climb the slope, the self propelled drive will make it a much easier task. The safest way to cut a lawn with a significant slope is to cut across the lawn to avoid slipping and being caught under the lawn mower and the spinning blades. Why not consider either a front wheel drive or a rear wheel drive lawn mower today.

Be very careful and practice safety work place procedures to avoid being injured by your lawn mower.

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Craftsman Front Wheel Drive 22″ Lawn Mower 37068

November 21st, 2011 ernie Posted in 22 Inch Cut, Craftsman, Front Self Powered No Comments »

This Craftsman Front Wheel Drive 22″ Lawn Mower has a slightly higher torque than the the 37066, but all of the features are similar with the exception that it does notCraftsman Front Wheel Drive 22″ Lawn Mower 37068 have an electric start. A nice lawn mower for suburban lawns.

Other than that this lawn mower is 22 inches wide suitable for most urban lawns and still small enough to be easily stored when not in use. It also has 12 inch high rear wheels which makes it a bit easier to maneuver, especially when the rear grass catcher is full of grass.

This particular lawn mower is available in all states with the exception of California. It does not meet California emission standards.  There are mixed reviews of this lawn mower with some people really liking it, while others identified that the control bar was uncomfortable especially after an afternoons lawn mowing. This is probably not an issue for consumers with average size lawns.

Craftsman Front Wheel Drive 22″ Lawn Mower 37068 – Specifications:

  • Self propelled front wheel drive
  • 22 inch wide deck
  • 700 series Briggs and Stratton engine, 7 foot pounds of torque
  • 12 inch rear high wheels
  • 97 pounds weight

Engine: This Craftsman Front Wheel Drive 22″ Lawn Mower comes with a 700 series Briggs and Stratton engine delivering 7 foot pounds of torque.

Propulsion: This Craftsman has a front wheel drive system.

Warranty: This Craftsman Front Wheel Drive 22″ Lawn Mower comes with the standard Sears warranty.

Features:

  • Variable speed front wheel drive system
  • Rear door interlock to allow one hand bag removal operation
  • Mulch, grass catcher and side discharge

Description of the Craftsman Front Wheel Drive 22″ Lawn Mower

Operators of this lawn mower can also adjust the cutting height to several heights for optimum mulching or grass catching. It comes with the usual mulch, grass catcher and side discharge options and a variable speed system that allows you to set the speed to your walking style or to the thickness of the grass that you are cutting.

Delivery: Most lawn mowers can be picked up in the store, however if you do not have the means to take it home yourself, delivery usually can be arranged for a delivery charge. You may want to consider borrowing a trailer or a van to bring home your lawn mower and avoid the delivery charge. Some vendors such as Home Depot, Lowes and others will rent a van to you by the hour to transport items purchased at their stores. The rates are quite reasonable.

Safety & Operation

All lawn mowers should be treated with respect. They are powerful machines and in the wrong hands can do a lot of damage. Start by reading the manual and following all of the safety guidelines outlined in the manual. Never work on the lawn mower without first ensuring that the engine is turned off.

While cutting the lawn and using the side discharge, never allow anyone to stand beside the discharge or point the discharge at something that could be damaged by high-speed flying objects  ejected from the lawn mower.

Always check the engine to make sure that there is sufficient oil in the engine before starting each day. Top up if necessary.  Fill the fuel tank while the engine is cool. A good time to do this is before you start cutting the lawn. Fuel spills can sometimes cause fires. If you do spill any fuel, wait until it evaporates prior to starting the engine to avoid any chance of fire. Always fill the fuel tank outdoors.

Shut the engine off before removing the rear bag to empty it of grass or making any other kind of adjustments to the lawn mower.

Maintenance:

Maintenance of the lawn mower  is pretty straight forward. Read the guidelines in the manual and follow them.  Arrange to have your engine tuned up once a year and the oil changed at the same time. This applies to most consumer applications where you are cutting your lawn once a week. If you are using the lawn mower for commercial applications you may need to change the oil more often.

Keep the housing free of debris to avoid the acid from the grass causing the housing to deteriorate. Also keep grass from building up around the muffler to avoid the possibility of fire. Check the spark plug to ensure that it is not corroded and dirty. Replace if it is pitted. Always use clean fresh gasoline for your lawn mower. Following these tips and others in the manual will ensure that your lawn mower will last for many years.

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Craftsman Front Wheel Drive 22″ Lawn Mower 37066

November 7th, 2011 ernie Posted in 22 Inch Cut, Craftsman, Front Self Powered No Comments »

This Craftsman Front Wheel Drive 22″ Lawn Mower is available in the United States in all states with the exception of California. It does not meet California emission requirements, which are among the most stringent in the world for pollution control.

Reviews of this lawn mower are mixed with some owners very satisfied while others Craftsman Front Wheel Drive 22″ Lawn Mower 37066are unhappy about plastic parts that are wearing out prematurely. They compare to older machines that were much more sturdy.

Other than that this is a full featured machine with an electric key start, front wheel drive machine with variable speed control to match your walking speed. It cuts a 22 inch wide swath which will make short work of most lawns without having the trouble of taking up a lot of space in your garage. It is 92 pounds in weight, so you may need a hand to remove it from your cars trunk or from the trailer depending on how you get it home.

Craftsman Front Wheel Drive 22″ Lawn Mower 37066 – Specifications:

  • 675 series Briggs and Stratton engine, 6.75 pounds torque
  • 22 inch cutting width
  • 3 in one – mulching, bagging and discharge out the side
  • 92 pounds weight

Engine: This Craftsman Front Wheel Drive 22″ Lawn Mower has an 675 series Briggs and Stratton engine, 6.75 pounds torque engine

Propulsion: This lawn mower comes with self-propelled front wheel drive system

Warranty: This Craftsman Front Wheel Drive 22″ Lawn Mower comes with a standard Sears warranty

Features:

  • Front wheel drive system
  • Key start system
  • Variable speed to match your walking speed
  • Dust blocker grass catcher bag

Description of the Craftsman Front Wheel Drive 22″ Lawn Mower

This craftsman lawn mower has a 3 way system – mulching, grass catching and side discharge to give you all of the options that you need when cutting your lawn.  Many people are now into mulching, however when the grass gets too long, you can always switch to the grass catcher or side discharge.

Delivery: Most lawn mowers can be picked up in the store, however if you do not have the means to take it home yourself, delivery usually can be arranged for a delivery charge. You may want to consider borrowing a trailer or a van to bring home your lawn mower and avoid the delivery charge. Some vendors such as Home Depot, Lowes and others will rent a van to you by the hour to transport items purchased at their stores. The rates are quite reasonable.

Safety & Operation

All lawn mowers should be treated with respect. They are powerful machines and in the wrong hands can do a lot of damage. Start by reading the manual and following all of the safety guidelines outlined in the manual. Never work on the lawn mower without first ensuring that the engine is turned off.

While cutting the lawn and using the side discharge, never allow anyone to stand beside the discharge or point the discharge at something that could be damaged by high speed flying objects  ejected from the lawn mower.

Always check the engine to make sure that there is sufficient oil in the engine before starting each day. Top up if necessary.  Fill the fuel tank while the engine is cool. A good time to do this is before you start cutting the lawn. Fuel spills can sometimes cause fires. If you do spill any fuel, wait until it evaporates prior to starting the engine to avoid any chance of fire. Always fill the fuel tank outdoors.

Shut the engine off before removing the rear bag to empty it of grass or making any other kind of adjustments to the lawn mower.

Maintenance:

Maintenance of the lawn mower  is pretty straight forward. Read the guidelines in the manual and follow them.  Arrange to have your engine tuned up once a year and the oil changed at the same time. This applies to most consumer applications where you are cutting your lawn once a week. If you are using the lawn mower for commercial applications you may need to change the oil more often.

Keep the housing free of debris to avoid the acid from the grass causing the housing to deteriorate. Also keep grass from building up around the muffler to avoid the possibility of fire. Check the spark plug to ensure that it is not corroded and dirty. Replace if it is pitted. Always use clean fresh gasoline for your lawn mower. Following these tips and others in the manual will ensure that your lawn mower will last for many years.

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Yard Machines 139 CC 22inch Self Propelled

September 7th, 2010 ernie Posted in 22 Inch Cut, Front Self Powered, Yard Machines 4 Comments »

I just followed my own advice from the last post and managed to purchase a new lawn mower at a considerable discount at Lowes. Unfortunately there are no  more left at the store I went to but you never know if there will be others. There were about 5 lawn mowers left when i bought mine.

The curious thing is that I cannot find it on any web site, even the manufacturers. It is very similar to the Model 44M9 on the Yard Machines web site, however it differs in three major areas. Yard Machines 139 CC 22inch Self PropelledFirst it is a 22 inch wide lawn mower and secondly it does not have a rear bag attachment for catching the grass. You can either use this lawn mower as a mulcher or a side discharge, which is fine with me.

The last major difference that we could see is that it has an old fashion choke instead of an auto choke. The picture on the left is exactly the same as mine, without the grass catcher on the back.  It works fine, you just have to remember to open the choke when you start it cold and close the choke once it is running. The choke is located on the push bar handle within easy reach.

This is a really great lawn mower. I have cut the lawn several times and really enjoy the self propelled feature and also not having to bag the grass! Here are the specs for the machine we purchased.

Yard Machines 139 CC 22inch Self Propelled – Specifications:

  • 139cc MTD PowerMore™ OHV engine
  • AutoChoke – no priming. Just pull and start.
  • Overhead valve engines run more efficiently and produce fewer emissions than the standard L-Head engines.
  • 22″ deck
  • 9 position individual wheel height adjustment
  • 8″ wheels

Engine: The engine is a 139cc MTD PowerMore™ OHV engine

Propulsion: This is a Front wheel drive self-propelled machine

Warranty: This lawn mower comes with a 2 year limited warranty.

Features:

  • 22″ deck
  • Front wheel drive self-propelled
  • Mulch or side discharge
  • Durable automotive style powder coated paint
  • Bottle of oil included

Description of the Yardman 139 CC 22inch self Propelled Lawn Mower

We are very satisfied with this lawn mower. It starts the first time every time. It is easy to steer and control with the self propelled feature and it mulches the grass very well. I usually keep the self propelled feature engaged and just lift the front wheels a bit if I need to slow down or turn a corner. This lawn mower is 22 inches wide, which is 2 inches wider than my old lawn mower and I do not have to bag the grass either. I save a lot of time as a result and I am saving on the cost of paper bags which we fill each week and put out to the curb. Saves me money and saves the city the cost of having to pick up my grass clippings!

All I had to do was add the oil to the engine from the bottle of oil that was included with the lawn mower, fill the gas tank with regular gasoline and start it. I have checked the oil level a few times since and it is still at the right level and clear as when I first put it in.

Delivery: Most lawn mowers can be picked up in the store, however if you do not have the means to take it home yourself, delivery usually can be arranged for a delivery charge. You may want to consider borrowing a trailer or a van to bring home your lawn mower and avoid the delivery charge.

I was able to just get the box into my trunk with the trunk lid left open. Fortunately I did not have to far to go to get home.

Safety & Operation

All lawn mowers should be treated with respect. They are powerful machines and in the wrong hands can do a lot of damage. Start by reading the manual and following all of the safety guidelines outlined in the manual. Never work on the lawn mower with out first ensuring that the engine is turned off.

While cutting the lawn and using the side discharge, never allow anyone to stand beside the discharge or point the discharge at something that could be damaged by high speed flying objects  ejected from the lawn mower.

Always check the engine to make sure that there is sufficient oil in the engine before starting each day. Top up if necessary.  Fill the fuel tank while the engine is cool. A good time to do this is before you start cutting the lawn. Spilt fuel can sometimes cause fires. If you do spill any fuel, wait until it evaporates prior to starting the engine to avoid any chance of fire. Always fill the fuel tank outdoors.

Shut the engine off before removing the rear bag to empty it of grass or making any other kind of adjustments to the lawn mower.

Maintenance:

Maintenance of the lawn mower  is pretty straight forward. Read the guidelines in the manual and follow them.  Arrange to have your engine tuned up once a year and the oil changed at the same time. This applies to most consumer applications where you are cutting your lawn once a week. If you are using the lawn mower for commercial applications you may need to change the oil more often.

Keep the housing free of debris to avoid the acid from the grass causing the housing to deteriorate. Also keep grass from building up around the muffler to avoid the possibility of fire. Check the spark plug to ensure that it is not corroded and dirty. Replace if it is pitted. Always use clean fresh gasoline for your lawn mower. Following these tips and others in the manual will ensure that your lawn mower will last for many years.

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CRAFTSMAN MD Self-propelled 3-in-1 Rear-wheel Drive Gas Lawn Mower

April 14th, 2010 ernie Posted in 22 Inch Cut, Craftsman, Rear Self Powered No Comments »

The CRAFTSMAN MD Self-propelled 3-in-1 Rear-wheel Drive Gas Lawn Mower is a perfect lawn mower for the suburban consumer with rear wheel drive that travels at a maximum speed of 3.3 miles per hour and a powerful craftsman 22 inch rear self propelled lawn mower190cc Briggs and Stratton engine. The wide 22 inch deck will make short work of your  lawn with options to bag your grass clippings, mulch them or discharge the clippings out the side. Note that there is a deflector that protects other people and objects near you from being hit by high speed projectiles when you are using the discharge option.

The handle can be set to one of 3 positions for maximum comfort while mowing and the handle also folds down for easy storage in tight locations as well as transportation. There is a 2 year warranty on the this craftsman lawn mower for consumer applications.

CRAFTSMAN MD Self-propelled – Specifications:

190 cc Briggs & Stratton Quantum MRS engine with gear-to-splash lubrication

22” bagging/mulching/discharging deck

8” front and rear wheels

3-position handle folds for storage

Engine: 190 cc Briggs & Stratton Quantum MRS engine with gear-to-splash lubrication

Propulsion: Mower moves at variable speeds up to 3.3 mph with rear wheel drive

Warranty: the CRAFTSMAN MD Self-propelled 3-in-1 Rear-wheel Drive Gas Lawn Mower has a 2-year warranty

Features:

Deck adjusts to 5 cutting heights using its ergonomically designed adjusters

‘Platinum’ spark plug

Oil bottle

Mowers move at variable speeds up to 3.3 mph

E-Z Empty Dust Blocker grass bag

Assembled

Description of the CRAFTSMAN MD Self-propelled 3-in-1 Rear-wheel Drive Gas Lawn Mower

The cutting deck in addition to being 22 inches wide can also be adjusted to one of 5 cutting heights allowing you to achieve the desired height for your lawn. Cut it short for that manicured golf green look, or leave it long to protect the roots during those really hot summer days. It is your choice and easy to adjust.

The mower speed can be adjusted up to a maximum of 3.3 miles per hour to match a comfortable walk behind speed. Consumers will like the idea of switching between the grass catcher attached at the rear of the lawn mower to a mulching deck to a side discharge. With choices like these you can maintain your lawn just the way you want to.

This self propelled lawn mower also comes with one oil bottle. Check the engine before you start it and add the oil to the oil filler spout as directed in the manual. Always read the manual cover and follow the instructions as outlined to cover prior to starting the engine for the first time.

Delivery: All lawn mowers can be picked up at the store or dealer you purchased the lawn mower from. For an additional fee, most will also deliver the lawn mower to you at your home.

Safety & Operation

All motorized equipment should be treated with respect and care. Start by reading all of the safety and operating guidelines outlined in the manual that comes with the CRAFTSMAN MD Self-propelled 3-in-1 Rear-wheel Drive Gas Lawn Mower. Follow these guidelines carefully and you should not have any problems with operating the lawn mower.

Always check the engine to make sure that there is sufficient oil in the engine before starting each day. Top up if necessary.  Fill the fuel tank while the engine is cool. A good time to do this is before you start cutting the lawn. Spilt fuel can sometimes cause fires. If you do spill any fuel, wait until it evaporates prior to starting the engine to avoid any chance of fire. Always fill the fuel tank outdoors.

When using the side discharge, never allow anyone to stand in front of the discharge unit to avoid being hit by any debris. Shut the engine off before removing the rear bag to empty it of grass or making any other kind of adjustments to the lawn mower.

Maintenance:

Maintenance of the CRAFTSMAN MD Self-propelled 3-in-1 Rear-wheel Drive Gas Lawn Mower is pretty straight forward. Read the guidelines in the manual and follow them.  Arrange to have your engine tuned up once a year and the oil changed at the same time. This applies to most consumer applications where you are cutting your lawn once a week. If you are using the lawn mower for commercial applications you may need to change the oil more often.

Keep the housing free of debris to avoid the acid from the grass causing the housing to deteriorate. Also keep grass from building up around the muffler to avoid the possibility of fire. Check the spark plug to ensure that it is not corroded and dirty. Replace if it is pitted. Always use clean fresh gasoline for your lawn mower. Following these tips and others in the manual will ensure that your lawn mower will last for many years.

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CRAFTSMAN MD Three-in-one 22” Front-wheel Drive Gas Mower

April 7th, 2010 ernie Posted in 22 Inch Cut, Craftsman, Front Self Powered No Comments »

The CRAFTSMAN MD Three in one 22 Front wheel Drive Gas Mower comes with a powerful 190cc Briggs & Stratton engine delivering 6.5 foot / pounds of torque, powerful enough to drive the front wheel drive system at one of CRAFTSMAN MD Three in one 22 Front wheel Drive Gas Mowernine height positions. This lawn mower comes with a 3 in 1 deck system that mulches, bags your grass clippings or discharges the clippings onto the grass from the side discharge.

Cut your grass to look like a golf course or leave it longer during the hot dry summer days. With 9 positions in height, you have a wide selection to set your lawn mower at just the right height.  The mulch kit is included with this lawn mower as is the rear bag grass catcher. The handles also fold away to make storage and transportation easier. A bottle of oil is included which you will need to add before you start the engine for the first time. Follow the manufacturer’s directions for adding the correct amount of oil. Over filling with oil can damage your engine and also void the warranty.

CRAFTSMAN MD Three in one 22 Front wheel Drive Gas Mower – Specifications:

  • powered by 190 cc Briggs & Stratton Quantum engine with MRS to deliver 6.5 ft./lb. of torque
  • 3-in-1 deck mulches, bags or discharges clippings
  • 9-position height adjustment mowing deck

Engine: 190 cc Briggs & Stratton Quantum engine with MRS to deliver 6.5 ft./lb. of torque

Propulsion: dual drive control triggers

Warranty: 2-year warranty

Features:

  • platinum spark plug ignites at a lower RPM
  • dual drive control triggers
  • installed mulch kit
  • E-Z Empty Dust Blocker grass bag included
  • foldable handles
  • oil bottle included

Description of the CRAFTSMAN MD Three in one 22 Front wheel Drive Gas Mower

This lawn mower comes with a 2 year warranty for consumer applications. If you are using this lawn mower for commercial applications you should discuss the warranty with the dealer prior to purchase.

Foldable handles also provide a great deal of flexibility as well as convenience for storage as well as transportation. If you have limited space in which to store the lawn mower during winter months, fold the handles down and put it in a corner of the garage or up on a large shelf. Also if you need to transport the lawn mower for repairs it is much easier to get it in the trunk of your car with the handles folded down.

The installed mulch kit and grass bag are included with the  CRAFTSMAN MD Three-in-one 22” Front-wheel Drive Gas Mower, giving you the choice of mulching your grass, bagging it or just using the side discharge to leave the grass clippings on the lawn.

With the dual drive control triggers this craftsman lawn mower is easy to drive and steer around shrubs and other landscaping that may be in your yard.

Delivery: All lawn mowers can be picked up at the store or dealer you purchased the lawn mower from. For an additional fee, most will also deliver the lawn mower to you at your home.

Safety & Operation

All motorized equipment should be treated with respect and care. Start by reading all of the safety and operating guidelines outlined in the manual that comes with the CRAFTSMAN MD Three-in-one 22” Front-wheel Drive Gas Mower. Follow these guidelines carefully and you should not have any problems with operating the lawn mower.

Always check the engine to make sure that there is sufficient oil in the engine before starting each day. Top up if necessary.  Fill the fuel tank while the engine is cool. A good time to do this is before you start cutting the lawn. Spilt fuel can sometimes cause fires. If you do spill any fuel, wait until it evaporates prior to starting the engine to avoid any chance of fire. Always fill the fuel tank outdoors.

When using the side discharge, never allow anyone to stand in front of the discharge unit to avoid being hit by any debris. Shut the engine off before removing the rear bag to empty it of grass or making any other kind of adjustments to the lawn mower.

Maintenance:

Maintenance of the CRAFTSMAN MD Three in one 22 Front wheel Drive Gas Mower is pretty straight forward. Read the guidelines in the manual and follow them.  Arrange to have your engine tuned up once a year and the oil changed at the same time. This applies to most consumer applications where you are cutting your lawn once a week. If you are using the lawn mower for commercial applications you may need to change the oil more often.

Keep the housing free of debris to avoid the acid from the grass causing the housing to deteriorate. Also keep grass from building up around the muffler to avoid the possibility of fire. Check the spark plug to ensure that it is not corroded and dirty. Replace if it is pitted. Always use clean fresh gasoline for your lawn mower. Following these tips and others in the manual will ensure that your lawn mower will last for many years.

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John Deere Self Propelled Lawn Mower JS46

March 28th, 2010 ernie Posted in 22 Inch Cut, John Deere, Rear Self Powered 20 Comments »

The John Deere self propelled Lawn Mower JS46 comes with a 190 cc Briggs and Stratton engine, the work horse of the small engine industry. The engine is equipped with zone start recoil rope starting system which is one of the many John deere Self Propelled lawn mower JS46safety features on this self propelled lawn mower. Operators must be standing behind the lawn mower with the zone lever depressed in order to start the engine. While the engine is running, the zone lever is released the engine will automatically stop, protecting the operator from accidentally getting in the way of the cutting blades of the lawn mower.

The carburetor is designed to start without the need for priming or choking and a fresh start fuel cap can be filled with fuel stabilizer to ensure that the gasoline is always fresh for easier starting and smoother running. The engine also uses a dependable splash lubrication system to protect all of the engines parts from wear. The engine meets all CARB emission requirements.

The momentum drive system is another excellent feature of the John Deere self propelled Lawn Mower JS46. The pivoting handle controls how fast the self propelled lawn mower will go based on the angle of the handle. The speed varies from zero to 4.6 miles per hour. If you prefer a constant speed you can also lock in the speed with a a drive lock key, located on the MowMentum drive handle.

The 22 inch steel deck comes with a 3 in one blade allowing the operator to chose between mulching, side discharge or rear bagging. The rear bag, the mulch cover and the side discharge deflector are all standard on the John Deere self propelled Lawn Mower JS46. The 22 inch deck is stamped from 14 gauge steel making it strong and reliable for many years.

John Deere Self Propelled Lawn Mower JS46 – Specifications:

  • 190 cc or 11.6 cubic inch displacement
  • 8.75 pound foot of torque Briggs and Stratton Engine
  • 4 cycle side valve
  • 22 inch steel deck
  • 3 in 1 discharge
  • 8 inch by 2 inch front , 9 inch by 2 inch back wheels

Engine: 190 cc or 11.6 cubic inch displacement,4 cycle side valve,Briggs and Stratton Engine

Propulsion: Variable speed , rear wheel drive

Warranty: 2 year warranty

Features:

  • Throttle control is fixed speed
  • Operator presence
  • Zone control
  • Side discharge, mulch, rear bag 2.5 bushels
  • One lever adjusts all four wheels

Description of the John Deere Lawn Mower JS46

The side discharge on the John Deere self propelled Lawn Mower JS46 is easy to install. Just flip up the cover on the side of the deck to install the deflector and distribute the grass on the lawn. Due to the low angle of the deflector, it will prevent projectiles from being flung any distance from the lawn mower.

Changing from one mode to another is easy, can be done in minutes and without tools. The rear bag grass catcher holds 2.5 bushels and attaches easily at the back of the self propelled lawn mower.

Adjusting the height of the cut is easily done by adjusting one lever to adjust all wheels . Choose from cut heights from 1.2 inches to 4.2 inches. If you plan on mulching, the longer the grass the better since it conceals cut grass until it degrades and returns the nutrients to the lawn. John Deere feels that a cut height of 3 to 4 inches is the best height for mulching.

The handle bar is wide for comfort. The zone control is easily depressed for starting and continuous running. The engine speed is fixed at a speed of 3350 rpm to ensure smooth operation and the best quality cut. The handle bar also has 3 height adjustments to match your comfort level. No tools are needed to adjust the height. Also the handle can be folded down for compact storage and also for transport in your vehicle or trailer.

The price of the John Deere self propelled Lawn Mower JS46 was $499 US at the time of this review.

Delivery: The John Deere self propelled Lawn Mower JS46 can be purchased at John Deere dealers through the US and customers can arrange for in store pickup or they can arrange for delivery. Delivery will be at an extra charge and customers may want to make alternate arrangements for delivery.

Safety & Operation

Operation of the John Deere self propelled Lawn Mower JS46 is pretty straight forward. Always start the engine using the zone control and never circumvent this control to prevent accidents. This is one of the most significant safety additions to lawn mowers to prevent unneeded accidents.

Read the manual before you operate the John Deere self propelled Lawn Mower JS46 for the first time to become familiar with all of the controls and general operation. Check the oil each time you use the mower and top up if needed. Fill the fuel tank while the engine is cold and avoid starting the engine if fuel is spilled. Wait until it has evaporated before you start the engine to avoid the possibility of fire.

Once you are finished for the day, clean off the deck on the upper side as well as the lower side to remove any debris and grass clippings. A clean deck will ensure that your deck lasts for many years and does not corrode over time.

Maintenance:

Maintenance of the John Deere self propelled Lawn Mower JS46 consists of changing the oil at regular intervals, following the guidelines in the manual. Keep the deck clean at all times, and arrange to sharpen the blade at least once per year.

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John Deere Lawn Mower JS36

March 21st, 2010 ernie Posted in 22 Inch Cut, John Deere, Rear Self Powered 31 Comments »

The John Deere self propelled Lawn Mower JS36 comes with a 190 cc Briggs and Stratton engine, the work horse of the small engine industry. The engine is equipped with zone start recoil rope starting system which is one of the many John deere lawn mower JS36safety features on this self propelled lawn mower. Operators must be standing behind the lawn mower with the zone lever depressed in order to start the engine. While the engine is running,  the zone lever is released the engine will automatically stop, protecting the operator from accidentally getting in the way of the cutting blades of the lawn mower.

The carburetor is designed to start without the need for priming or choking and a fresh start fuel cap can be filled with fuel stabilizer to ensure that the gasoline is always fresh for easier starting and smoother running. The engine is designed to meet all California Air Resources Board ( CARB) requirements.  The engine also uses a dependable splash lubrication system to protect all of the engines parts from wear.

The momentum drive system is another excellent feature of the John Deere self propelled Lawn Mower JS36. The pivoting handle  controls how fast the self propelled lawn mower will go based on the angle of the handle. The speed varies from zero to 3.8 miles per hour. If you prefer a constant speed you can also lock in the speed with a a drive lock key, located on the MowMentum drive handle.

The 22 inch steel deck comes with a 3 in one blade allowing the operator to chose between mulching, side discharge or rear bagging.  The rear bag, the mulch cover and the side discharge deflector are all standard on the John Deere self propelled Lawn Mower JS36. The 22 inch deck is stamped from 14 gauge steel making it strong and reliable for many years.

John Deere Lawn Mower JS36 – Specifications:

190 cc or 11.6 cubic inch displacement

7 pound foot of torque Briggs and Stratton Engine

4 cycle side valve

22 inch steel deck

3 in 1 discharge

8 inch by 2 inch front , 9 inch by 2 inch back wheels

Engine: 190 cc or 11.6 cubic inch displacement,4 cycle side valve,Briggs and Stratton Engine

Propulsion: Variable speed , rear wheel drive

Warranty: 2 year warranty

Features:

Throttle control is fixed speed

Operator presence

Zone control

Side discharge, mulch, rear bag 2.5 bushels

One lever adjusts all four wheels

Description of the John Deere Lawn Mower JS36

The side discharge on the John Deere self propelled Lawn Mower JS36 is esy to install. Just flip up the cover on the side of the deck to install the deflector and distribute the grass on the lawn. Due to the low angle of the deflector, it will prevent projectiles from being flung any distance from the lawn mower.

Changing from one mode to another is easy, can be done in minutes and without tools. The rear bag grass catcher  holds 2.5 bushels  and attaches easily at the back of the self propelled lawn mower.

Adjusting the height of the cut is easily done by adjusting one lever to adjust all wheels . Choose from  cut heights from 1.2 inches to 4.2 inches. If you plan on mulching, the longer the grass the better since it conceals cut grass until it degrades and returns the nutrients to the lawn.  John Deere feels that a cut height of 3 to 4 inches is the best height for mulching.

The handle bar is wide for comfort. The zone control is easily depressed for starting and continuous running. The engine speed is fixed at a speed of 3350 rpm to ensure smooth operation and the best quality cut. The handle bar also has 3 height adjustments to match your comfort level. No tools are needed to adjust the height. Also the handle can be folded down for compact storage and also for transport in your vehicle or trailer.

The price of the John Deere self propelled Lawn Mower JS36 was $399 US at the time of this review.

Delivery: The John Deere self propelled Lawn Mower JS36 can be purchased at John Deere dealers through the US and customers can arrange for in store pickup or they can arrange for delivery. Delivery will be at an extra charge and customers may want to make alternate arrangements for delivery.

Safety & Operation

Operation of the John Deere self propelled Lawn Mower JS36 is pretty straight forward. Always start the engine using the zone control and never circumvent this control to prevent accidents.  This is one of the most significant safety additions to lawn mowers  to prevent unneeded accidents.

Read the manual before you operate the John Deere self propelled Lawn Mower JS36 for the first time to become familiar with all of the controls and general operation. Check the oil each time you use the mower and top up if needed. Fill the fuel tank while the engine is cold and avoid starting the engine if fuel is spilled. Wait until it has evaporated before you start the engine to avoid the possibility of fire.

Once you are finished for the day, clean off the deck on the upper side as well as the lower side to remove any debris and grass clippings. A clean deck will ensure that your deck lasts for many years and does not corrode over time.

Maintenance:

Maintenance of the John Deere self propelled Lawn Mower JS36 consists of changing the oil at regular intervals, following the guidelines in the manual. Keep the deck clean at all times, and arrange to sharpen the blade at least once per year.

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John Deere Lawn Mower Front Wheel Drive JS26

March 14th, 2010 ernie Posted in 22 Inch Cut, Front Self Powered, John Deere 9 Comments »

The John Deere Lawn Mower Front Wheel Drive JS26 is a medium priced self propelled lawn mower that will more than meet the needs of most consumers.  The combination of the famous Briggs and Stratton engine, the MowMentum JS 26 John Deere Lawn mowerdrive system and the 3 in 1 deck system provides all that most consumers will need to mow the average sized lawn and then some. Add durable wheels and individual wheel adjusters with conveniently located controls and handlebars that fold down and are easily adjusted.

The Briggs and Stratton engine is designed to prevent flooding for easier starts without the need for priming or adjusting the choke. Add stabilizer to the fuel cap so that it drips into the fuel tank to ensure fresh fuel at all times. A special zone start system requires that the operator is located behind the handlebars using the extended recoil rope to start the engine while holding down the operator presence control located on the handle bar. The engine is designed to meet the California air emission standards and it uses a splash lubrication system to lubricate the engines moving parts.

The momentum drive system on the John Deere Lawn Mower Front Wheel Drive JS26 allows for speeds from 0 miles per hour up to 3.6 miles per hour.  The pivoting handle controls how fast the lawn mower moves by how much the handle is pivoted. Operators can also lock in the speed by activating the drive lock  located on the drive handle.

John Deere Lawn Mower JS26 – Specifications:

7.0 pound foot of torque

190 cc ( 11.6 cu inch) Briggs & Stratton engine

4 cycle, side valve engine

22 inch steel deck

3 point adjustment system for wheels

3 in 1 discharge

Engine: 190 cc ( 11.6 cu inch) Briggs & Stratton engine

Propulsion: Variable speed , front wheel drive

Warranty: 2 year limited warranty

Features:

Fixed speed throttle

Operator presence required to operate the lawn mower

Side discharge

Mulching deck

8 inch by 2 inch wheels

Variable speed front wheel drive

Description of the John Deere Lawn Mower Front Wheel Drive JS26

The John Deere Lawn Mower Front Wheel Drive JS26 comes with a 22 inch steel deck and a 3 in one blade. Operators can choose between the side discharge, the rear  bagging system or mulching the grass to return the nutrients to the lawn.  A rear bag, mulch cover and side discharge deflector are all included with this self propelled lawn mower. The wheels are made of high impact plastic with rubber tread for increased traction and longer life.  These wheels also have bushings for increased maneuverability and long life. Front wheels are 8 inches in diameter and the rear wheels are 9 inches in diameter.

Each wheel can be individually adjusted. Cutting height can be adjusted from 1.2 inches to 4.2 inches with one lever for the rear wheels and individual levers for the front wheels. If you want the best mulching results , a cutting height of 3 to 4 inches is best to conceal clippings under the surface of the lawn and also not scalp the lawn.

The handle bars on the self propelled lawn mower can easily be folded down for storage in tight locations. A unique feature of this John Deere Lawn Mower Front Wheel Drive JS26 is that the handles can be adjusted to match the height of the  operator and their preference.  There are 3 height adjustments provided and no tools are required to make these adjustments.

The engine speed is kept at a constant speed of 3350 rpm to provide the best quality cut. A wide handlebar enhances operator comfort with easy access to all controls. The zone control when depressed keeps the engine running and as soon as it is release the engine will stop immediately.  This is an excellent safety feature that prevents many unnecessary accidents .

Delivery: The John Deere Lawn Mower Front Wheel Drive JS26 can be purchased online and at Lowes as well as local John Deere Dealers.  Customers can pick up and take their front wheel drive lawn mower at any of these dealers. They can also have the lawn mowers delivered , however there will be a charge for delivery and it is far more economical to pick up the lawn mower yourself even if you need to borrow the neighbors van or car with a large trunk.

Safety & Operation

The John Deere Lawn Mower Front Wheel Drive JS26 comes with an excellent safety control that should never be circumvented. The zone control prevents the operator from leaving the engine running while they walk away from the lawn mower or go around to the front of the machine. May accidents are prevented by these types of devices and they are one of the best safety features added to todays modern lawn mowers.

Review all of the safety guidelines in the manual prior to starting the engine for the first time. Follow these guidelines at all times to avoid any possibility of accident. The John Deere Lawn Mower Front Wheel Drive JS26 comes equipped with a side discharge for grass cuttings. Take care not to allow anyone to stand in front of the side discharge to avoid being hit with any projectiles picked up by the lawn mower blade.

Slow down around any objects and also around landscaping to avoid damaging the lawn mower or the landscaping you are cutting around.

Maintenance:

Maintenance of the John Deere Lawn Mower Front Wheel Drive JS26 is typical of most lawn mowers. First of all, follow the guidelines in the manual. Prior to starting the lawn mower engine each time, always check the level of oil in the engine and top up if necessary.  Fill up the fuel tank while the engine is cool to avoid causing a fire from fuel spilling onto a hot engine. If you do spill fuel , allow it to evaporate prior to starting the engine again to avoid any possibility of fire.

Change the engine oil on a regular basis as per the manual. It should be changed at least annually for the standard lawn,  however if you use the lawn more often you may need to change the oil more often as well.

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