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Craftsman (33") 12.5HP Professional Wide Cut Self-Propelled Lawn Mower

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4.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 5
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Grade
Commercial Lawn Mowers
Style
Wide Area Walk Lawn Mowers
Surface Area
Medium Home
Medium
Terrain
Flat Terrain
Flat
Width
33

Cutting Inches
Engine
Briggs and Stratton Engine
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Briggs & Stratton® Powerbuilt™ OHV Engine
Cranks out a potent 12.5 HP; starts easily with the turn of a key
Dependable starting performance, durability and long life
Improved breather system uses less oil & reduces emissions

33 Inch Heavy Duty Steel Deck
Twin mulching blades cut more grass, faster
High-performance side discharge and finer mulching

4 Speed Rear-Wheel Self-Propelled Drive Plus Reverse
Consistent traction on hilly terrain & thick grass
11 inch rear wheels get the grip you need on any surface

Front Caster Wheels
Improve maneuverability & allow zero-turn radius

EZ Deck Wash System
Connect a garden hose for easy cleaning of blades & under deck
Prevents grass buildup for better cutting performance

Professional Features
Single lever height adjustment to match lawn conditions
Front headlight increases visibility in poor lighting conditions
Built-in hour meter for easy maintenance intervals
2-gallon gas tank reduces the need to stop and refill


Model
  Model Number:88998
 UPC:043033550005
 ManufacturerCraftsman
Engine
 Engine BrandBriggs & Stratton
 Starting System12-Volt Key Start
 HP/CC12.5 HP/344 cc
 Fuel Tank Size2 Gallons
 Cycles4-Cycle
 Cylinders1 Cylinder
Drive
 SystemSelf-Propelled
 Speeds4 Speeds
 Drive WheelsRear Wheels
Wheels
 Front Tire Size8 Inch
 Rear Tire Size11 Inch
 Tire TypePneumatic Wheels
Deck
 Cutting Options2-in-1 (Side-Discharge/Mulch)
 MaterialSteel
 Blades2 Blades
 Positions8 Positions
 Cutting Height1.25-3.5 Inches
Accessories
 Rear BaggerNo
 Mulcher KitIncluded
 HeadlightsIncluded
 Hour MeterIncluded
 Arm RestsNo
 Engine GuardNo
 Front BumperNo
 Trailer HitchNo
Overview
 Weight323 Lbs. (146.51 kilograms)
 Consumer Warranty2 Years
 Commercial Warranty1 Year
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Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
5/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 5
Pros
Durable (2)
High Quality (1)
I'd Buy It Again (1)
Easy To Use (1)
Reliable (1)
Cons
I Cant Find These Mowers... (1)
Breaks (1)
Expensive (1)
Durability (1)
Unreliable (1)
67% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Frank C.
Cincinnati, OH
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
12 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
JUN.
06
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
You Can Get Same Mower: Cub Cadet Cc 760 Or Troy-bilt Wc33
This Craftsman was built by MTD. Though no longer sold, it was based on two mowers: the Cub Cadet CC 760 and the Troy-Bilt WC33.

You can STILL BUY BOTH those mowers. I purchased the Cub Cadet version last year, and IT HAS BEEN GREAT:

- Beautiful finish cut quality
- Ample power, cuts through ANYTHING
- Very well constructed machine
- Reliable, starts first time
- Jet wash system, if used regularly, will retard rust, extend mower life.

Now approaching a full season of use, I highly... more
Pros: Durable, Price, Fast, Reliable
Frank Recommends This Craftsman Mower
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Gerard L.
Westfield, MA
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
AUG.
05
2014
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Loved It For Two Years!
I purchased this mower several years ago. It has power to cut through anything. But then things started breaking. First a cable, then a handle, etc. etc. While the replacement parts are easily available they are not cheap. Finally the frame bracket that holds the motor to the transmission cracked. Not worth the cost to fix. No wonder these are no longer sold. Well I now know never to but another Craftsman mower!
Cons: Unreliable, Durability, Expensive, Breaks
Gerard Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Paul T.
New Bedford, MA
Total Helpful Votes
10 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
05
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Machine
I can't find these kind of machines I worked with these kind for years. There flexible, fits just about anywhere, and does a great job.
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: I Cant Find These Mowers Any More
Paul Recommends This Craftsman Mower
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