Lawn Mowers

Craftsman Professional 21″ 175cc Rear Wheel Drive Lawn Mower 38109

This is another one of the Craftsman lawn mowers that comes with a lot of features and the famous Craftsman quality. This Craftsman Professional 21″ 175cc Rear Craftsman Professional 21Wheel Drive Lawn Mower model number 38109 is a great machines suitable for most urban consumers. Small enough to store easily, large enough to make quick work of your lawn.

Whether you want to bag the grass clippings, mulch the clippings or just spread them on the lawn, this lawn mower will do it all. The grass catcher comes with a 2.5 bushel rear bag and a dust blocker to protect you in dusty conditions. The wheels come with ball bearings ensuring a long lasting wheel set. This Craftsmen lawn mower is powered from the rear providing great flexibility to deal with just about any situation your lawn can throw at it.

The specification and feature lists follow.

Craftsman Professional 21″ 175cc Rear Wheel Drive Lawn Mower 38109 specifications:

  • Briggs & Stratton Platinum Series 175cc* engine (7.75 torque)
  • 21 in. 3-in-1 hi-vac deck – allows bagging, mulching and side discharging
  • 2.5 bushel capacity rear bag with Dust Blocker (Craftsman exclusive)
  • 8 in. front and 9 in. rear ball bearings wheels

Engine: This Craftsman Professional  Rear Wheel Drive Lawn Mower comes with a Briggs & Stratton Platinum Series 175cc* engine (7.75 torque)

Propulsion: Self propelled with rear wheel drive for superior control

Warranty: 2 year residential, 1 year commercial warranty


  • Self propelled with rear wheel drive for superior control
  • Ready Start, Smooth Start & MRS starting system
  • Front deck handle
  • Mulch plug included
  • Precision Cut mowing system
  • Single point height adjustment with six positions
  • Handles Fold For Easy Storage

Description of the Craftsman Rear Wheel Drive Lawn Mower

The engine sports a ready start system, front deck handle and a mulch bag included. You can adjust the height of the lawn cutting from a single position to one of six positions.

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, 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.

Craftsman Professional 21 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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