Re: Re: Re: Good Lawn Mower
it's a few years old, craftsman II eager 1. i think it's 6.3 hp.
Originally posted by Polkmaniac
Which model do you have?
it seems like enough power, it never stalls except in tall wet thick grass when the mulch is really overloading. but again, when mulching, it nearly always leaves clumps even with dry not too tall grass, and my blades are *always* sharp. multiple passes will not eliminate or even lessen clumps.
there are two rpm/self propel speed settings: too fast and too slow. the drive wheels are on the front, i like that better. you can slightly lift the wheels easily to control the speed, backup and trim long grass on edges, over curbtops and whatnot without having to disengage the drive.
at a glance, i noticed the $37 looking drive control cable/mechanism(or something very similar looking) is still present on some new models, but not all.
the ridiculously expensive cable replacement isn't global with all craftsman equipment. i changed a cable on a snowblower of roughly the same vintage last season. as the cable was on its way out it broke an undersized steel stamped clamp that held it in place. the replacement was straight forward and as expected. though generic cables not work, the price was not outrageous, shipping was reasonable and fast.