This Craftsman 21 190cc Rear-Bag Push Lawn Mower comes with a 21″ wide cutting deck that is suitable for most suburban lawns, yet small enough to be easily stored in your garage or shed without taking up a lot of room. The engine is a Briggs and Stratton 190cc engine that is the work horse of all Craftsman lawn mowers. It also comes with a Rear-Bag grass catcher if you want to collect the clippings. It also can be used as a mulcher or just blow the clippings onto the lawn. This particular model is a push type lawn mower.
Unfortunately this model is only available in Canada. It weighs 75 pounds and has large 11 inch tires on the rear to support the weight of the rear grass catcher bag. These large wheels make it easier to maneuver around corners and shrubs.
The Craftsman 21 190cc Rear-Bag Push Lawn Mower comes with a 2 year warranty. You can also adjust it to one of six height positions and the rear bag comes with a dust blocker to protect you from dust and small objects when you are using the grass catcher.
Engine: 6.75 torque 190cc Briggs & Stratton Gold Series engine
Propulsion: This Craftsman 21″190cc machine is a rear-bag push lawn mower
Warranty: 2-year limited warranty
We noted that this particular lawn mower has 7 positive reviews at the time or writing with one negative review from someone who had trouble starting their lawn mower.
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.
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 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.