Lawn Mowers

Craftsman Professional 33inch Rear Wheel Drive

April 21st, 2011 ernie Posted in 33 Inch Cut, Craftsman No Comments »

The Craftsman Professional 33inch Rear Wheel Drive lawn mower may be larger than what many home owners require for their lawns, however if you have a large lawn to cut every week it will make short work of it with its 33 inch wide cutting width. Professional lawn care specialists will also appreciate its power, cutting width and maneuverability.

Craftsman Professional 33inch Rear Wheel Drive

There is a large 2 gallon gasoline tank to keep you going for extended periods and the 33 inch deck is actually a 3 in 1 deck. You can mulch, bag or spread the grass over the lawn as needed. It is also a rear wheel drive machine with flexible caster wheels on the front to make turning easier to cut around corners and landscaping around your lawn.

This is a larger engine and therefore comes with key starting. No need to pull a chord and the manufacturer claims it is an easy start Ready Start, Smooth Start & MRS starting system. This is a craftsman lawn mower and will meet most if not all professional and non professional lawn care specialists needs.

Craftsman Professional 33inch Rear Wheel Drive – Specifications:

  • Briggs and Stratton Powerbuilt™ OHV 344cc* (12.5 Torque) engine
  • 33 in. heavy duty steel 3-in-1 cutting deck with mulching or side discharge
  • 2 gallon gas tank

Engine: This lawn mower comes with a Briggs and Stratton Powerbuilt™ OHV 344cc* (12.5 Torque) engine

Propulsion: This Craftsman Professional 33inch Rear Wheel Drive is Self propelled with rear wheel drive for superior control

Warranty: This lawn mower has 2 year residential, 1 year commercial warranty


  • Self propelled with rear wheel drive for superior control
  • Key Start – start with the turn of a key; no cord pulling
  • Ready Start, Smooth Start & MRS starting system, plus key start
  • Twin Blade dual-timed cutting system
  • Single point height adjuster with eight cutting positions
  • Front caster wheels with grease-able mandrels and 16 in. rear wheels
  • Deck wash system – fast and easy clean up
  • Front headlight – increased visibility for large mowing areas
  • Mulch plug included

Description of the Craftsman Professional 33inch Rear Wheel Drive lawn mower

The lawn mower comes with a number of features that are listed above. Of particular interest is the deck wash cleaning system to make easy work of cleaning the grass of the underside of your lawn mower. Maintenance of the deck in this manner will ensure a long life machine that will meet your needs for many years.

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 Sears 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. Then try  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 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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