This mower was the best investment The cutting was nice and clean looking, the maneuvering was easy, and light weight to handle made for a quick pass! When the package arrived, I was quite pleased that it didn’t weigh a ton.There were a few issues I had with how the shape of the box was in when it was finally delivered. You could tell it was roughed up from not being handled with care. There was the original tape that it was sent out with that was pulled at certain places and the top wasn t even closed. But the postal service had used shipping tape 7 times amongst the top to hold it shut. Which was a bit worrisome thinking that something could have fallen out in transit. Then when the carrier arrived, they carried it over to the designated spot asked to place it and just tossed it down as if it wasn’t there problem anymore. I was mildly irritated, but after was definitely pleased when they left finally! And by no means was the manufacturer responsible for the shape it was in when it finally arrived. I just wanted to make that clear because alot of the time, customers review certain items received being under the impression it’s the sellers fault, when it isnt!!Now with the mower itself, when I removed it from the box, it was in pristine shape, Thank Goodness!!! Great job on the coating and color choice for it. The manuals and oil were in a sealed bag which was nice. Didn’t have to worry about a mess everywhere if something spilled or leaked out. Easy to read, and follow for the instructions on the “How To” parts. Looking at the mower itself to put it in place was actually pretty self explanatory! Pull this, bend here, screw this in place. And it was done. 20mins. Good from start to finish! And I really like how the pull cord is allowed to be pulled and in place along the side of the handle. Less back breaking bending over every time. And the gas cap has a feature in it that clicks when putting the cap on so you’re not having to use a monkey wrench to try and get it off due to accidentally putting it on to tight. (Which I have done in the past accidently)Now for the pleasure of the performance. It took 2-3 pulls to start it for the first time, as I was expecting being it was the first time. But it started up and ran so smooth! The Auto Choke feature of it is a nice touch, so no pushing a plastic bubble to prime it. The throttle/Red Handle is set at a great setting. Doesn’t sound like a helicopter taking off or a motor boat on low. I was a bit excited to be honest. It doesn’t have a handle grip, but again, it was not an issue being as it was a nice smooth finish with the coating so it doesn’t feel rough on the hands. The red bar that you hold down before you pull the cord is the same nice smooth finish, and there’s no hand pinching when holding the two together! With the pushing, the shells are a nice size. Not bulky and over the top, but makes great for right maneuvers when needed in my opinion. We have a rough yard being out in the country, but it didn’t faze it one bit. Ran over the bumps and dips as if they weren’t there. (Not that it’s like mowing in a rock quary or anything but still) No hitches or stalls with the tall grass areas. Which means the blade is beautifully sharp. I did choose the option of using the side chute for dispelling the grass. If I used the bag to catch it, I’d be emptying it every other row. The mulching option I thought about, but the grass was to tall for my comfort to use it at the time. But will try it out eventually, I Promise!!!We live on a 1 1/3 acre lot outside of town, so that gives an idea of how much I had to mow with it. About 1 whole acre of yard with this was no trouble at all. And after I was finished mowing, I left it set to do the whole, “Cool Down” thing, as some may do just out of caution when a mower has ran for almost 4 hrs with 15 min breaks ever hour as to not over heat it to death. Tilted it back and wiped the excess grass off the blades and in the pocketed area behind the blades, as well as the top, and it was done.I would highly recommend this mower for anyone who is looking for an affordable HIGH quality mower. It really saved me a bundle compared to the other options I had. Thank you Craftsman for making yet, another satisfied customer!!!
Show more +