Specifications & Dimensions
|Dimensions and Capacity:|
|Bagger Capacity (bushels):||2|
|Chipper Capacity (in.):||1.5|
|Fuel Tank Capacity (qt.):||1.5|
|Color and Styling:|
|Item Weight (lbs.):||135.0 lbs.|
|Reduction Ratio:||8 to 1|
|Materials & Finishes:|
|Assembly Required:||Fully Assembled|
|Engine Brand:||Briggs & Stratton(r)|
|Engine Series:||190cc 6.75 torque|
|Engine Displacement (cc):||190|
|Maximum Torque (ft-lb):||6.75|
|Wheels & Tires:|
|Front Tire Size:||8 in.|
|Rear Tire Size:||8 in.|
|Warranties & Coverage:|
|General Warranty:||1 year limited|
|CARB Compliant:||CARB Compliant|
Ratings & Reviews
The Craftsman Yard Vacuum Picks It Up And Bags It With Power
Whether you’re clearing a putting green, flower bed or cleaning-up after a storm, this powerful 4-in-1 Craftsman yard vacuum makes it easy to get your yard looking its best. Eliminate back-straining labor and wasted time, cruise easily though the yard picking up twigs, sticks and leaves while turning them into mulch at the same time. And when you're finished, rest assured that the errant yard waste will be neatly packaged in the 2-bushel capacity rear bag.
With a wide 24 inch nozzle, you can get the yard or green cleared in less passes, while the adjustable height ensures you're able to pick-up all kinds of yard waste. A detachable vacuum hose brings a reach you can use to clean under decks, in between tight flower beds and give your vehicle that deep-clean it needs to stay rust-free and last longer. With the right tools, you’re able to do a complete job and get more from what you own.
One of the best features of this yard vacuum is its anti-clog self-cleaning system that breaks up large clumps of sticks and leaves, eliminating the need to stop your progress until the bag is full, and with a 8:1 reduction ratio, it'll take a lot of ground to fill this bag. No matter how full your bag gets, rest assured that the self propelled, semi-pneumatic wheels will provide the traction and maneuverability you need to move quickly across even the roughest terrain, and get the mulch where you need it. And if you're interested in a quick clean without the bag, you can reverse this vacuum into a powerful blower in minutes, too! Versatile, durable and built to last, this Craftsman yard vacuum system will provide the clean lawn and yard you need while eliminating much of the work you used to need to get it.
- Briggs & Stratton® 190cc* 6.75 torque engine Powerful, long-lasting engine life for maximum performance
- Self-Propelled/Rear Drive Easy to use and reduces your overall clean up time
- 4-N-1 Plus yard vac system Superior performance and extremely versatile tool that makes quick work of cleanup by vacuuming, shredding, chipping, blowing, and bagging
- 8:1 performance reduction Reduces debris from 8 bags down to 1, providing a more efficient cleanup
- 24 in. vacuum nozzle Vacuums up lawn debris quickly and easily, with ability to clean along fence lines and in tight areas
- Advanced chipper chute Easily breaks down sticks, twigs and branches up to 1.5 in. in diameter
- Felt-line rear bag 2 bushel capacity that requires emptying the bag less often, saving time and energy
- On-board vacuum hose - Perfect for clearing leaves and debris from flower beds, under decks, and other hard-to-reach areas
- Blower attachment (included) Completes the ultimate clean up tool with the blowing force to move all types of debris
- Ergonomic handle Provides added comfort and control while reducing user fatigue
- 5-position height adjuster Adjustable from 3/8 in. to 4 in. to accommodate varying yard debris
- Semi-pneumatic front/rear wheels Easy to maneuver, and provides added control and durability
- Anti-clog self cleaning system Saves time and enhances durability, increasing longevity of unit
- 1-year full warranty
*as rated by engine manufacturer
Added on October 21, 2010
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Most Helpful Reviews
Lees Summit, MO
This is a true yard vacuum. It performs great, picking up and mulching all leaves in its path. It can be a challenge and a little dusty transferring the mulch from the bag to a yard bag for disposal, but it is worth it.
Performed better then I expected. It will pick up wet leaves you just need to adjust the height setting. What use to take me 12 hours to do I now get my yard done in about two hours. The dust kick back from the leaf bag is bad so I recommend wearing a mask when doing the leaves. Btw, the shredder works great too.
After two years, the flexible chuting split and while duct tape helps, it finally failed; which was not all that big a problem because the vacuum hose became plugged with every little twig it sucked up. I finally gave up and just rake the leaves and twigs into a pile and suck them up with the front lawn nozzle. The throttle will not hold a setting unless its wide open or idle...constantly resetting it. Finally, the bag developed holes and the stitching at the connector came apart after 4 years of use. The cost of another bag assembly is nearly half the cost of an entire new yard vac...how stupid. If Sears can't make parts available at a reasonable price, buy this kind of machine elsewhere.
I was incredibly excited to a self-propelled leaf vac after having one w/out for more than a decade. While the self-propelled is nice, this thing came out broken. The throttle cable is broken and/or disconnected that hose and nozzle keep falling apart. Considering Sears took an extra month to get this to me, I would've expected it to work completely.
I'd been using a *1989* version of this machine each fall, until it finally gave out this fall. Love the 2 speed self-propel feature of this new version, and the vacuum hose, as well. However, I'll probably only attach the hose when I actually intend to use it. Only time will tell if this new version will be as durable as my old yard vac, but they are pretty similar, except for the engine. I tried this new yard vac's lawn nozzle and hose on some wet leaves, and it seems to deal better with them than my old vac. Just as with my old vac, this machine does a great job of grinding up leaves, which I then use as mulch; the ground leaves really enrich the soil over time, better than other mulch types!
Only have used this Craftsman Yard Vacuum 2 times and I have had the bag begin to rip near connection to vacuum fitting. The Vacuum hose came undone and began to tear where the hose and tube clamp together, and one of the tips that turn to close the bag at the bottom popped off. So after having this Vacuum for a little over a week I am requesting a new bag, other than these flaws so far it has the power to Vac, mulch, and chip; although I do not like how sometimes the ground Vac switches over to the hose Vac if you go over an unsmooth surface. Other than those things this Vac is fair. If these problems get corrected by the designer than this Vac could very well be great.
Estell Manor, NJ
I bought it thinking it would help with all the leaves but after a 1/2 hour I found it to be more work then if I just raked them in a pile and put them on a tarp and pulled them to the woods.
Engine size (larger than competitors) key to performance. This has the power needed to vacuum big quantities of leaves (reasonably dry and without too many large twigs/branches) very well. Very best way to deal with leaves if you want them for compost because they are shred to small pieces and therefore greatly reduced in volume and much faster in decomposing. Words to the wise: buy it its ability to vacuum leaves through the large nozzle in the front of the machine; the hose vacuum clogs quickly and is bulky so I leave it off the machine. The chipper is also useless as it clogs quickly, too. I haven't used the new blower attachment, but can't imagine how you can manage where what you blows goes. When you purchase, be sure the rear wheels are free-wheeling (don't make a grinding noise when you push the machine manually with motor off and that they don't grab or lock when you pull it backwards manually); this is the biggest problem I've had. There's a lot of wear and tear in the use of the machine, so I strongly recommend purchasing the extended service agreement (and I'm now trying the in home version to avoid the trouble of transporting the machine.