Lawn Mowers


Craftsman Front Wheel Drive 22″ Lawn Mower 37068

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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.

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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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