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Craftsman ProSeries 39790 223cc 28" Rear Wheel Drive Lawn Mower with Striper Kit

Item# 07139790000P | Model# 39790 | Added on January 25, 2016 |
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For Serious Lawn Enthusiasts Cut your mowing time down with the Craftsman Pro Series 223cc 28" wide cut rear wheel drive lawn mower with a striper kit. Perfect for your small yard, this lawn mower uses the My Stride™ pace control system to match your walking pace for smooth and even 28" wide lanes. Even if you've got uneven terrain and tall grass, this rear wheel mower cuts your lawn to perfection.

  • Ideal for yards under 1/2 an acre and flat terrains
  • Cuts down on cutting time with twin blades and a staggered deck
  • Features a powerful 223cc OHV Briggs & Stratton 9.50 ft.-lbs. gross torque engine
  • My Stride Pace Control system matches your walking pace for better cutting performance
  • Smooth Start™ Plus technology makes starting effortless
  • 28" wide deck lets you cover more ground in fewer trips
  • Oil drain tube lets you easily and quickly drain oil
  • Comes with 8" x 2.5" ball bearing front wheels and 10" x 3.5" ball bearing rear wheels
  • Quick adjustable handle height adjusts to 2 different height positions as well as fold 90° and 180° for easy storage options
  • Striper kit included for a professional looking lawn
  • Stop Blade feature has a blade brake clutch feature that lets you clear obstacles without shutting down the mower completely
This product comes with:
Owner's Manual (1)Product Warranty
WARNING: California Residents - Proposition 65
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April 16th, 2016

This lawn mower does everything it promises. The 28” deck eats up lawn almost too fast. The 228cc engine is biggest in its class and does not bog down even in tall wet grass. It will go wherever you tell it to and will cut whatever you put in front of it. It takes up 75% less space than a rider plus you get manly satisfaction of actually appearing to push the thing around. I am totally satisfied with this mower in all categories. An unexpected perk is the 2 – 14” blades mulch very well so there is no need to ever bag or side discharge and because you are dealing with smaller blades they don’t suck up every stick and rock in the lawn and turn it into a projectile for your kids to dodge. I can’t wait until next weekend.

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By Jasonmn
October 21st, 2016
Poor Design

Overall, plenty of power but poorly designed. Only option is to use the mypace with no option to manually push or pull. Not able to back the mower up because the black debris flap gets sucked into the blade. The deck is slanted while the associated parts are straight - not sure who thought this was a good idea. The front end has about a foot with no cutting ability which makes it awkward when moving around my yard. I did not like this mower and returned it after one mow.

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Big mower with lots of power. Less than 2 years and the engine croaked. I've had Honda powered mowers that lasted 15 or more years. Totally unacceptable. Would not buy again.

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Great mower


10/18/18 Just received my craftsman 28 inch wide area mower. After my first cut im very impressed. Clean good cut, powerful engine, cut my mowing time down by about 15 mins vs my 22 in push mower, works very well on steep inclines, starts first pull, only negative thing is its not as fast as my old self propelled mower and the stripping roller tends to get binded up when your backing up in hilly conditions. The side discharge **** did not come with the mower, called sears and they are sending a replacement. Overall a great mower. Would definitely recommend mower for small to medium sized yards with hilly conditions.

October 19th via mobile
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October 15th
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Mulches Very Well, Easy Start/Operation...Not Most Comfortable to Operate


I just moved and it has taken me anywhere from 2.5 to 3.33 hrs to mow my lawn, using the free ********* 19" mower my mom gave me. At first, I liked the exercise. On one hot day two months ago (when I had to stop and lay down naked on our cool basement concrete!) I realized this was foolish.

I did like the work-out, felt like our yard was too hill and with too many trees to make a relatively cheap tractor feasible. I also didn't want to spend $1k+ on a "cheap" tractor, let alone MORE for a zero-turn!

That led me to the larger push-mowers. One other large(r) offering is a grand (a few hundred more than I paid for this) and had pretty good reviews. Its commercial variant was TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS!!!


1. Started on 2nd pull. I don't mean it started rough or barely started - it literally fired up immediately upon the second pull, a minute after adding the oil and fresh gas. Nice.

2. Rear-Wheel Drive: Works very well! I like that I can move the mower around without having to engage the blades. I've got some areas where it's hard to push the mower (over level rock path, for instance), but seems risky to have the blades engaged.

My previous ********* had its blades always spinning, so the only way to get some help pushing the mower was to engage the wheels WITH the blades turning. Never had a problem, but usually resorted to the more conservative approach of turning the mower off and then lugging it wherever it needed to be.

3. Blade Engagement: I wasn't ready for how much the engine bogged when the clutch engaged. It didn't come close to stalling, but it was evidently a HUGE increase in load on the engine, and it let me know! The lock-out is nice, but easy to use.

Negative: the bar isn't hard to hold, but it's very small, so it's not very comfortable, if you're not wearing gloves. I've got callouses from other things, so I wouldn't consider my hands overly sensitive.

4. Operation: This thing is LEAPS AND BOUNDS better than my little *********. Instead of having to only mow half-width for the heavy stuff, for risk of the ********* stalling, I can simply move at this Craftsman's full speed. Not only that, but the freaking thing mulches like a champ! The CC would leave piles of cut grass, resulting in major thatching issues.

This thing, even in 6+" grass, mid-height, would leave NO piles of cut grass behind. It literally looks like someone came through after I had mowed with my ********* and spent 4 hours blowing it all into the woods or picking it up by hand - huge difference!

E. Fatigue: After many years in my youth "giving someone 20", my wrists are a bit of a weak point for me. I've got plenty of strength, but I have to do push-ups on my knuckles, to keep my wrist straight, as an example. I didn't feel major pain while using this, but the bar design is NOT IDEAL. I wish it was a little wider and a lot thicker. I think this would provide a better grip for moving this bad boy around.

F. Out of space - excellent mower!

October 1st via
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All-Plastic front end FAILS- No metal Support’s


Go and look for yourself. The entire front end is plastic and attachment points will break off from flexing and lawnmower will cut horrible uneven. 

Stupid design.  I found out the hard way. 


September 28th via mobile
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