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Lawn mowers & tractors

Craftsman 37037
 
Approximate retail price:
$250
Summary: This Craftsman 21-inch push mower is a basic model. It has high rear wheels.
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Type: Gas push mowers
About - Craftsman 37037

The Craftsman 37037 is part of the lawn mower & tractor test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, push mower models like the 37037 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Mulching:
Reflects a combination of evenness, which is how close the mowers came to even, carpet-like mowing, and how completely the mower distributed its clippings over the lawn's surface.

Bagging:
Denotes a combination of evenness, which is how close the mowers came to even, carpet-like mowing, and how much clippings the bag held before it filled or the chute clogged.

Side discharging:
A combination of evenness, which is how close the mowers came to even, carpet-like mowing, and how evenly clippings were dispersed from the side-discharge chute.
About This Brand

Craftsman is one of the market leaders in lawn mower and tractor sales. Most of the models in the Craftsman line are made by Husqvarna. Craftsman lawn tractors run the price spectrum from gear-drive models priced at about $1,000 to fully-featured hydrostatic drive units that cost more than $2,000. Most Craftsman lawn tractors feature Briggs & Stratton engines, and the 42-inch-deck models are among the most popular. The majority of Craftsman lawn mowers are gas powered, but the company offers a corded electric and an electric rechargeable model. Most models feature either a Honda or Briggs & Stratton engine and have side-discharge, rear-bag, and mulching modes. Craftsman also markets a line of garden tractors and zero-turn riders. Craftsman products are sold at Sears, Kmart, and online at Sears.com.

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Features & Specs - Craftsman 37037
info Can bag Yes
info Can mulch Yes
info Can side discharge Yes
info Deck size (in.) 21
info Engine size 190
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User Reviews - Craftsman 37037
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Be ready to borrow a mower...
4/30/2013
Pros
Cuts Great When It Runs
Easy to Push & Steer
Ergonomic Design
Relatively Quiet
Cons
Plastic Wheel Pivot Point
Requires Constant Maintenance
Too much plastic
Unreliable
Best Uses
Flat lawns
Lawns With No Grass
No Lawns
Comment:
This mower certainly had potential. I really like non-self-propelled mowers, as more engine power is dedicated to cutting. It ran great for about 15 hours, and then (for no apparent reason) wouldn't start. All regular maintenance was preformed on schedule. Check out the reviews on the Sears website for horror stories about repair costs and reasons (ie. Bad gas which is conveniently not covered in the optional protection plan.) Also, I'm weary of the EZ-Start, because there is no throttle adjustment, primer, or choke. I finished up last year's with a borrowed mower. Perhaps a fresh tune-up and a carb overhaul will do the trick. Any new mower should be able to last more than 15 hours though.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Engine Seized the first day I used it!
11/18/2012
Pros
Strong engine
Cons
Requires Constant Maintenance
Best Uses
Comment:
Engine semi-seized the first day I used it. Feeling that I had nothing to loose I pulled the starter cord hard and slowly until it loosened. I was able to then started the mower.<br /><br />Also on the first and only day I used this mower several times after the initial start the mower would not start, requiring up to 20 pulls on the starter cord to start the mower.<br /><br />I have been busy at work, but I will return this mower as soon as possible!
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Mechanically unsound
9/20/2012
Pros
Cons
Requires Constant Maintenance
Best Uses
Comment:
I had this mower for less about 3 months (Approx 7-8 cuts) and the engine seized up. I am very meticulous with everything that I own. Upon assembling the mower I added the necessary gas and oil that was needed. I check the oil every time I refill the gas tank. I took the mower in for repair when the engine seized and according to the mechanic it was because there was no oil in the mower. A new lawnmower should not go through oil that quickly and so therefore it had to be a leak, cracked cylinder or possibly bad rings. Craftsman refused to stand by their warranty and either replace or repair the lawnmower. I will never buy Craftsman again.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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