okay I'm a female so yard work is a bit of a drag, Yet I am not bothered so much with this new mower I bought it and used it same day it starts up with just a slight pull great motor I don't have a hard time when my grass gets too high and it choking up I had to replace my older model that's why it was grass was pretty tall but hey lets pretend it was a trial see how it really works. The result it runs perfect over my yard with the high rear tires. Plus I like the cleaning system where I just connect my hose and it cleans it self under over all I am very satisfied with my purchase and the price not bad I like the craftsman club prices
I purchased this lawn mower to replace my 1996 Craftsman that has been a great one. After one use, this machine is a major disappointment. The rear discharge door is poorly designed. When you are bagging, grass clippings and dust blow out of the two holes and two slits in the door, coating the engine and mower and to a lesser extent the operator with grass and dust. When mulching with the door down, a higher quantity of grass and dust blows toward the operator. I stay cleaner using my 1996 model with three big holes in the bag. Briggs & Stratton calls this engine a 725ex. The "ex" must stand for "excessive vibration" because that is what you get. Vibration is much worse than my old '96 model with the Briggs 6.0. Overall this is a poorly designed and cheaply built mower. An absolute waste of 265 bucks! Guess I will keep using the old one and leave the new one in the corner of the garage as a monument to the days when Sears sold quality products in the Craftsman name.