|Dimensions and Capacity:|
|Fuel Capacity (gal.):||0.2|
|Overall Dimensions:||36.56 x 23.87 x 17.5|
|Color and Styling:|
|General Warranty:||2 Year|
|Materials & Finishes:|
|Cutting Deck Material:||Steel|
|Included with Item:|
|Engine Oil Included:||Yes|
|Item Weight (lbs.):||65|
|Package Contents:||Lawn Mower|
|Handles Fold For Easy Storage:||Yes|
|Number of Handle Height Positions:||1 Fixed Position|
|Assembly Required:||Assembly Required|
|Blade Material:||Alloy Steel|
|Blade Stop Feature:||No|
|Number of Cutting Positions:||6|
|Air Filter Type:||Foam|
|Engine Brand:||Briggs & Stratton(r)|
|Engine Lubrication System:||Splash|
|Engine Series:||500e Silver Series OHV|
|Engine Displacement (cc):||140|
|Has Remote Choke:||No|
|Maximum Torque (ft-lb):||5.0|
|Recommended Oil & Capacity:||SAE 30|
|Spark Plug Part Number:||33430|
|Starter Type:||Pull Start|
|Wheels & Tires:|
|Front Tire Size:||7 in.|
|Front Wheel Type:||Fixed Forward|
|High Rear Wheels:||Yes|
|Rear Tire Size:||11 in.|
|Cutting Deck Type:||Precision cut|
|Cutting Height Adjustment Type:||Dual lever|
|Cutting Height Range:||1.25 to 3.75 in.|
|Cutting Width (In.):||21|
|Disposal by Bagging:||Yes - included|
|Disposal by Rear Discharge:||No|
|Disposal by Side Discharge:||Yes - installed|
|Bag Capacity (CuFt):||1.9|
|EZ Bagging Access:||No|
Ratings & Reviews
Get Dependable Starting, Durability and Long Life from the Craftsman Rear Bag Mower
The Craftsman 21inch Rear Bag Push Moweris powered by a Briggs & Stratton® Silver Series 140cc* OHV engine (5.0 torque) for high-performance mowing. Smooth Start™ recoil starter produces lower speed with less effort during pulling. The most Reliable Starting (MRS) spark plug provides easier, longer-lasting starting. Precision Plus™ cutting system delivers high-performance bagging, mulching with a durable blade, giving your lawn a manicured appearance. The 21 inch 3-in-1 deck gives you options of side discharge, mulch to put nutrients back into the lawn, or bag clippings for quick, no-hassle disposal.
Power through anything with this Craftsman Rear Bag Mower. Dual-point deck height adjusters with six positions provides quick, easy height adjustments. Flexible cutting heights ranging from 1-1/4 in. to 3-3/4 in. provides exceptional versatility for all lawn or grass types. EZ Empty rear bagger with Dust Blocker™ (1.9 Bu) reduces the amount of dust while allowing the bag to completely fill with clippings. Low 7 inch front wheels and high 11 inch rear wheels provide improved turning and sure-grip traction over all types of terrain.
- Powered by a Briggs & Stratton Silver Series 140cc OHV engine (5.0 torque), the Craftsman 21inch Rear Bag Push Mower delivers dependable starting performance, durability and long life
- MRS spark plug provides easier starting
- 21-in. 3-in-1 deck offers side discharge, mulching or bag clippings for convenience
- Dual-point deck height adjusters with six positions for quick height adjustments
- Precision Plus™ cutting system for high-performance bagging and mulching
- Comes with a 2-year warranty to protect your investment
- Unit comes fully assembled without requiring tools for no-hassle mowing as soon as you bring it home
- Available in 50 states
*As rated by the engine manufacturer
Added on January 19, 2013
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Most Helpful Reviews
La Grange, IL
I guess I had higher expectations, everything is made so cheap these days. I thought Craftsman made a quality product, but this is mediocre at best. I guess I was expecting more, it does cut grass good and is easy to push but I did notice a little bogging and my grass wasn't that long, I wish I would have bought one with the 190CC motor for another $25.00 or so. As mentioned in another review the oil fill plug is in an awkward location, I had to remove the plastic engine cover to have better access. I read to drain the oil you have to tilt the mower on it's side and the oil drains out of the fill tube, there's no drain plug underneath. I guess you get what you pay for, I have a 1986 Snapper and it still runs but the self drive went out and it's heavy to push manually and I don't want to repair it due to its age. I paid over $400.00 for that 28 years ago and I replaced the motor once and did some repairs to the self drive, but this mower was half the price years later so maybe I'm being a little to critical. It looks like most mowers in this price range are built by the same manufacturer from the looks of them. I can't comment on bagging, I usually just mulch the grass and leaves. The wheel adjustment is nice, you just adjust one side for front and back, and it does start easily, usually the first pull.
San Antonio, TX
1 hour into using I was very satisfied with this product. Until I was on the final stretch of my yard. Upon pulling the string to start the mower. The string got pulled into the mower. At first I thought it got caught under the the blade. But upon further inspection I realized that it was taken into the string assembly. This all happened within the first few hours of taking it out of the box. Needless to say I didn't get to finish my yard.
College Station, TX
This mower is very smooth running. It is easy to assemble and starts smoothly. I would recommend this mower for smaller yards. Raising the deck was no trouble.
We bought this because my wife got tired of cleaning grass clippings out of her flower beds. Don't expect it to start first pull out of the box,the fuel system needs to be completely primed but after initial run-in just four pumps on the primer bulb and one pull-it's purring like a kitten. I didn't intentionally get the high rear wheels but I'm glad It came with them. It's a breeze to maneuver, a slight push down on the handle bar and the front wheels are 4-5 inches off the ground making it easy to swivel around obstacles(did I mention flower beds?) or to change direction at the end of a pass. The center bag lets it trim close on either side of the deck(flower beds again) and the bag just lifts off and on but still seals tight to prevent dust or clippings escaping. The only complaint and a minor one; I had to tie the back of the bag up to the frame to keep it from folding under when pulling the mower backward after about 1/4 full,but there's a strap sewn on the bag right where I needed it. This mower is ideal for a small to medium lawn, anything bigger and you probably have a rider anyway. If my experience with Briggs&Stratton is any gauge,this should be the last push mower I ever need to buy. I wanted to wait until I'd used it several times before writing a review and it has proven to be an excellent choice.
got it for a decent price - does an excellent job. i like that i can take the bag off and use the side shoot if i want. we use it to mow our big yard and the kids use it to mow neighbors yards so far so good.
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I purchased this in 2014 to replace the "Silver Edition 550" 158cc craftsman purchased in 2010. The mower works, but it chokes in heavier grass unlike my last one (Who knew 18cc would make a big difference.). Pros: Lighter Easy wheel adjustment Less expensive Cons -compared to previous model Weak/ weaker engine the chokes in heavier grass Plastic bag holder, gas tank, and adjustment pins (plastic fades, breaks and wears out faster) vs. metal on the last mower. Slightly smaller bag, but I could be wrong Shorter push bar (I'm 6'2") which causes me to slump while mowing. Overall I would recommend visiting the store and looking over the floor models to see if the fit/finish vs. price are acceptable. I'm not going to return it, but will get a higher quality mower next time. Despite my contentions this may be a very good choice for those of you on a budget.