The Craftsman Professional 21inch Rear Wheel Drive mower is perfect for most consumers with medium size lawns. Storage is easier in smaller garages with the 21 inch deck, yet you can make quick work of your lawn without having the larger size lawn mowers.
It comes with the standard well known Briggs and Stratton engine which goes for ever, provided you keep up with the regular maintenance. This lawn mower is self propelled from the rear wheels making it easy to manipulate around various landscaping in your yard.
It is also a 3 in 1 machine, meaning that you can bag the grass clippings, mulch the grass clippings or just spread them on the lawn. This is a nice little machine for both consumers and professional lawn care companies alike.
Engine: This Craftsman Professional 21 inch 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
Description of the Craftsman Professional 21 inch Rear Wheel Drive
Adjust the height from one position to one of six height positions. This lawn mower comes with a 2.5 bushel grass catcher which also has a dust blocker. The dust blocker will be appreciated if you ever have to cut your lawn in dusty dry conditions, since it prevents the dust from exiting out the back of the grass catcher and hitting your legs.
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.
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