Craftsman 21'' 159cc OHV Craftsman Engine, My Stride Rear Drive Self-Propelled Lawn MowerItem# 07137590000 | Model# 12ABC32J799
|Dimensions and Capacity:|
|Cutting Width (In.):||21|
|Fuel Capacity (gal.):||.229|
|Item Weight (lbs.):||91|
|Included with Item:|
|Package Contents:||Lawn Mower|
|Handle Material:||Resin and steel|
|Handles Fold For Easy Storage:||Yes|
|Number of Handle Height Positions:||3-position|
|Blade Stop Feature:||No|
|Number of Cutting Positions:||6|
|Engine Displacement (cc):||159|
|Speed Control:||My Stride™ Pace Control System|
|Starter Type:||Pull Start|
|Wheels & Tires:|
|Front Tire Size:||8|
|Front Wheel Type:||Fixed Forward|
|Rear Tire Size:||8|
|Cutting Deck Material:||Steel|
|Cutting Height Adjustment Type:||Single Lever|
|Cutting Height Range:||1.25 - 3.75|
|Disposal by Bagging:||Yes - included|
|Disposal by Rear Discharge:||Yes - installed|
|Disposal by Side Discharge:||Yes - installed|
Ratings & Reviews
Craftsman 21 in. Self Propelled Lawn Mower Is the Ultimate in Comfort
There's no more straining to push or sprinting to keep up with the Craftsman 21 in. 159cc self-propelled lawn mower. The My Stride pace control system matches your steps and your speed, adjusting perfectly to your preference. Its self-propulsion and rear-wheel drive add ease, while the three-position handle adapts to your height.
The Craftsman 21 in. self-propelled lawn mower is about performance as well. With a 159cc engine and a 21 in. cutting width, the mower quickly tames your yard. It has 6 cutting positions, ranging from a "needs a trim" 1.25 in. to a "we let this go too long" 3.75 in. You can choose what to do with your trimmings, too. The mower is mulch-ready and will discharge from the rear or side. It comes with a Dust Block bag with a 1.5-bushel capacity.
- The Craftsman 21 in. 159cc self-propelled lawn mower matches you step for step, literally, with a My Stride control system that adjusts to your pace
- Mower has a 21 in. cutting width in a deck that adjusts to six positions with the press of a single lever
- 4-cycle engine is 159cc
- Cutting range is 1.25 in. to 3.75 in.
- The handle, made of resin and steel, adjusts as well
- Handle folds for easy storage
- The mower is mulch-ready
- Comes with a Dust Blocker bag holds 1.5 bushels
- Mower also has rear or side discharge for clippings
- California Air Resources Board compliant
- Two-year warranty
Added on December 21, 2013
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Most Helpful Reviews
I purchased this item during black friday. Not only was the price great, it also cuts the lawn perfectly. I especially liked the fast that I can change the height of cut so easily. Assembly was easy and took maybe 15 minutes.
Lake Hiawatha, NJ
Elk Grove, CA
'My Stride' is a good name. I mow fast. With conventional 'self propelled' mowers, I ended up pushing it. Best mower I've ever had. Cuts clean at any height and mulches well. Previously had a Toro 'Personal Pace', but like this much better. Really like the easy height adjustment vs having to do each wheel. Good bag capacity and easy/clean to empty.
Silver Spring, MD
This is my first self-propelled lawn mower and I must say that I am very pleased with the purchase. Part of my yard has a bit of an incline to it, so the self propelled feature really helps in getting the lawn mower up the hill. I took it out of the box, assembled it in less than 10 minutes, added oil and gas and it started on the first pull. I hope this mower proves to be a handy tool for years to come.
So far this has been a great mower. Starts on the first pull every time. Simple height adjustment. Has plenty of power to pull the mower even in our steep ditches. It does take a little bit of time to get used to the "My Stride " feature.
Fairly easy to assemble. My only assembly gripe would be putting the grass catcher bag on the frame. Would it really have been that hard to ship a bag already put together? Started 1st pull out of the box. Unit is complete, minus gas of course. Handle assembly is kind flimsy, it mounts in plastic on the deck and there is no reinforcement bar about half way up the handle just above the bag(i.e. think ladder-like). Love the MyStride self propel, and the fact that it's rear wheel drive. I tend to walk pretty fast and this mower keeps up with me easily. The black metal blade clutch bar could use a soft/foam cover as it can pinch hands if one is not careful. Engine seems powerful enough to handle most everything I have thrown at it so far. This mower seems of average weight considering it's dimensions, and the fact that it is self propelled. Lots of plastic on this model. The black plastic MySride trim piece under the red self propel handle LOOKS nice but wants to come off all the time, and is made of extremely flimsy plastic. I may remove it completely if it becomes a problem. Bagging is average. It catches grass, but I have yet to remove the bag where it is packed full. Probably better to empty the catcher more often as grass tends to spill out a bit. This is due to the leading edge that sticks out where the chute on the mower deck connects to the grass catcher. The catcher itself had two pins that stick straight out to hold the bag securely on the mower. Unfortunately, if you use paper lawn waste bags, these can be cumbersome and in the way depending how you dump clippings into the waste bags. Also, the chute area under the door tends to accumulate clippings that must be dug out from around the door hinge, and next to a weird protrusion/shelf. I assume this is the cover for the self propel mechanism, but its unusual design allows clippings to spill out of the bag and accumulate on one side of it. I have not mulched or side discharged with this mower yet, so I am unable to address the effectiveness of either feature. Used this most of the summer and one pull starts every time. I noticed when I first got it, there was a white puff of smoke that would always happen on start up. Chalked it up to engine break in as it seemed to diminish over a period of weeks. Then I started it a few days ago and sizable cloud belched from the exhaust....a little concerning. Overall, I'm pleased with this mower, more than satisfied, just a few minor gripes mentioned above. I rate this a 'very good' based on the overall value. Got it for just under $300 on sale, so as long as I can get 5-10 years out of it, I think I will have gotten my money's worth. A solid value and decent performer, especially if purchased at a sale price.
Williston Park, NY
Replaced my 13 year old Craftsman with this one. I went over a stump last year and it was never the same and seized / damaged main bearing (?). This one was on sale and reviews seemed good. The stride feature was very strange at first. It actually hurt a bit. However, after the 2nd cut I go the hand placement right and have to say, it's a great feature. My old self propelled sometimes pulled me, or when full went too slow. This one, no problem. Time as always will be the real judge, and that is my concern. The metal housing seems light and thin. Many plastic parts, and more cables to break. Also, angle on the fuel tank refill cap is strange. Still not sure about why I would use the oil drain plug vs. tipping it and draining through the dip stick. I did the 1st change after 6 hours of use and the tip method worked fine. Bottom line, good mower if you can catch it on sale for low $300s.
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