Starts up every time with a half pull. EZY full shut off for winter. Multiple speeds and a deck wash system
I bought this lawn mower for my husband. He used to have the kind of mower that he had to push it all the way. Now with this Craftsman, mowing the yard doesn't require so much energy because the mower help with the pushing.
I bought this mower because it seemed a good sturdy mower and I have have good luck with craftsman in the past. Mower starts on first or second pull (so far).
Biggest issue is the the drive control. There are 4 speed settings but when set to 4 it immediately reverts back to 2 or 3 when engaging the drive control. If I am very gentle when engaging the drive it might stay and 4 for a short time but almost always clicks down to 3 (or 2). I returned the mower (Sears would not refund my money because the mower had been used but did a warranty exchange) and the new one seems better.
Another minor issue is with the TBolts that secure the bar to the mower. The holes do not line up very nicely and it was very difficult to **** in the bolts. (Needed to use Channel Locks to **** them in).
I miss the manual choke on the previous honda engine. Started every single time for 10 yrs. This new one does not always start on first try. I have only used it three times. Also some of the plastics part seems cheap. did a lot of research. thought this would be best bang for your buck. next time i’ll buy the full honda instead of craftsman with honda engine. not a bad lawn mower. just not as good as my previous craftsman with honda engine.