Craftsman 37340 Review

January 31, 2018
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This push lawnmower has received a lot of praise and ranks highly compared to other lawnmowers, both manual and self-propelled. The Craftsman 37340 has been well designed and has all the basic features you may want from a push mower. However, it also has some awesome additional features and cutting capabilities which put it well ahead of the pack. Let us probe further and see why most people who use the Craftsman 37340 give it a good rating;

Overview

As you might know, Craftsman is an American company and is among the 80% of American lawnmowers that use the Briggs and Stratton engine.The engine used is a 140cc Briggs and Stratton Silver Series model capable of producing 5.0 ft-lb. Of torque. Fitted with a Smooth Start starter, you use less effort to start, and the MRS (most reliable starting) spark plug provides long lasting starting. The lawnmower features a 21-inch steel cutting deck with 3-in-1 cutting capabilities which are; side discharge option, mulching or rear bag clippings collection. These are achieved by their cutting system, Precision Plus.

The height is adjusted by dual-point adjusters and has six positions. This makes for a variation of 1.25 to 3.75 inches cutting height which in turn makes the mower versatile for cutting different lawn types and grass types. Further cutting prowess is achieved by the 7” and 11” front and rear wheel respectively. Traction is improved, and the lawnmower can handle different terrains. The rear bag is spacious and has a dust filter to reduce dust while maximizing clippings collection.

Pros

One aspect of the Craftsman 37340 that stands out is that at its level and price, they have not cut out useful features. This unit has all the important features including; bagging, mulching, side discharge, big rear wheels and an adjustable height. Craftsman also focused on the rear bag which has a filter (to keep out dust and allergens) and is designed to fill up completely before needing to be emptied. The Briggs and Stratton engine is also very capable, and at 5.0 ft-lb of torque, it can clear unruly lawns where other 140 cc lawnmowers fail.  Apart from the engine, the manufacturers also focused on the starter which makes the mower start like a dream.

Cons

Some users have complained that the lawnmower is not as durable as advertised. After some time, it starts developing problems and needs repairs more often. This is regardless of being easy to assemble and operate. For this reason, it is advisable to take the 2-year warranty offered to be on the safe side.

Conclusion

For push lawn mower lovers, this is like a dream come true. It has all the features you may need from a push mower. Ergonomics were overlooked, and some padded handles would come in handy, but this is not a very big problem. Also, with an advanced engine and easy start, the lawnmower is hassle free. If you are looking for a mower on the lower end of the price range and with above average performance, then the Craftsman 37340 could be the right one for you.

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