I bought this one earlier this summer from Sears ...
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Craftsman 6.25 Engine Torque Rear Wheel Drive Mower
Description Item # 07137897000P Model # 37897
The Craftsman 21 in. 150cc rear wheel drive mower
- 150cc Briggs& Stratton® Gold Series 6.25 Gross Torque ft/lbs engine offers powerful output
- Smooth Start Plus
- Single Trigger Variable – squeeze lever adjustments to control variable speed output
- 2 lever, 6 position height adjustment
- Dustblocker™ bag
- 3-position handle height options for your comfort
(near as I can tell, this Sears Craftsman brand mower is made by MTD)
We have a fairly small yard but it is hilly with bumps from mature tree roots and a bit rocky.
My requirements: I was looking for a decent mower at a low-end price (~$300 or less) with the following features: small rear wheels, self propelled, rear drive, bagger.
Impressions: Used it about three times so far, so I can't tell you about years of use. But I love the mower so far.
pro: This mower is very light weight and easy to handle with or without the self propel drive engaged. The small wheel rear drive handles the hilly parts with ease. Variable speed goes from creeping along to fast walk with a squeeze of the drive lever. Rear bagger is easy to remove and replace. Easy to clean after mowing.
con: lacks a hose port to rinse the underside that some higher cost models have. I simply turn the mower on its side and spray it out with a garden hose, so I don't really miss it. Also, will mulch or rear bag but there is no side discharge option. Not an issue for me.