Craftsman 37430 Review
Editor Rating - 7.8/10
Customer Rating - 7.4/10
Crafstsman’s mower took second place in our top five list, and there are some great reasons. This manual mower may seem conventional, but it has all the basics plus the few features that matter most.
Want to find out how this beauty checks all the boxes on our list? Read on for our full review.
|Ignition Method:||Pull-cord start|
|Engine:||Briggs and Stratton Silver Series|
|Included Accessories:||Rear bag and mulch kit|
|Clipping Discharge:||Rear bag/Mulch/Side Discharge|
|Consumer Warranty:||2 years|
- The Engine: The Briggs and Stratton Silver series is not a standard 140cc engine. Aside from being made in the USA to exacting standards, the B&S can deliver 5 pounds of torque per foot. So if you are worried because this mower is on the lower end of the cc scale-don’t be. Unless you have exceptionally unruly lawn this mower will get the job done without a hitch.
- Full Feature Set: Mowers at this price point sometimes skimp out on important features (especially Yard machines), but this Craftsman unit still includes mulching/side discharge/bagging, adjustable height, large rear wheels, and even throws in some advanced bagger technology. The rear bag has a dust filter, so people who are allergic to dust or pollens don’t accidentally ingest some. The wonders of this bag do not end there (it’s like Mary Poppins’ carpet bag) it also was made to be easily detachable, and is made to fill up completely before needing to be emptied.
- Problems after a few years: I would recommend purchasing a warranty, because after around 2 years some users have reported having trouble with their mower. Longevity of a mower is a hard thing to test, so it is better to err on the safe side.
The Craftsman 37430 has everything you need in a push mower. It is made with a fantastic engine and includes all the features that you need. Yes it may lack some desirable features like padded handles or caster wheels, but in this case these absences are not crippling. This is a mower we can recommend with relative confidence.