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Craftsman 37432
 
Approximate retail price:
$220
Summary: This Craftsman 21-inch push mower is a basic model. It has a premium engine and high rear wheels.
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Type: Gas push mowers
About - Craftsman 37432

The Craftsman 37432 is part of the lawn mower & tractor test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, push mower models like the 37432 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 37432
info Can bag Yes
info Can mulch Yes
info Can side discharge Yes
info Deck size (in.) 21
info Engine size 149
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User Reviews - Craftsman 37432
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Works Fine
10/9/2013
Pros
Adjustable Cut-Lengths
Easy to Push & Steer
Cons
Best Uses
Mulching
Small Lawns
Comment:
Easy to start, mulches well and if blade is kept sharp works well
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
Unreliable Height Adjustment
8/30/2013
Pros
Adjustable Cut-Lengths
Easy to Push & Steer
Cons
Poorly Cut-length Adjust
Best Uses
Mulching
Comment:
This is my 2nd Craftsman and the first one lasted 20 years. This mower starts easily and cuts well. However, within two years of weekend use on a small yard, the front height adjuster became loose to the point where it would not stay at the correct setting. This fault has been previously mentioned by another user. And like his situation, I cut high, so this made my mower unuseable without having the latch repaired.
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
Disappointing
8/10/2013
Pros
Easy to Push & Steer
Cons
Wheel Height Latch
Best Uses
Comment:
Wheel adjustment mechanism is lousy. Both front wheels are controlled by one lever, as are both rear wheels.<br /><br />After 4 hours of use, the front wheel adjustment 'latch' gave out, which made it extremely difficult to use, especially since I had it set at it's maximum height. Using an 'S' hook and a hose clamp to hold the lever in place I was able to complete my lawn. Took it back the next day. Kudos for that retailer - no questions asked.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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