Was bit worried at the first with AWD(all wheel drive) thing as my backyard is having very uneven surface but still works great. Good to have this as it is fast in mower, works with less effort and also it saves time. Good Price
The mower is powered adequately, starts right up, AWD works great. However, it consistently leaves chunks of grass behind when in mulch mode. The problem lies with the bagging area insert that is in the rear. Grass builds up and keeps dropping behind the mower. So frustrating! This may not be a problem if you bag your grass, but my yard is huge. I will not bag my grass, never have with past mowers.
Way under powered it will bog down constantly. Had it in the repair shop twice within the first dozen time using it. I am big in buying craftsman stuff and been buying the mowers for many years . This by far is the worse one I have purchased . Considering changing brands on my future mower purchases
So far this mower is lighter, quieter and $200 cheaper than my $600 H*nda and preforms just the same if not better.
I like the All Wheel Drive, but this does not have the power to run all four wheels and mulch. Unless the grass barely needs cutting, I cut about half the width of the mower to prevent it from stalling. When it stalls, it is hard to restart with the partially mulched grass in the blade. In effect, it is a 14" mower, not 22". I would only recommend this to someone who bags their grass (which I do not recommend doing ... lol).
Mowing grass, it is a good mower and happy I purchased it. Also, got an extra $30.00 off. Way to go Sears, great customer service too.
Works great! I have a large and uneven yard with steep hills; this mower powers right up!