Craftsman 28001 12.5 HP 30 Inch Lawn Mower

The Craftsman 28001 12.5 HP 30 inch lawn mower is one of the smallest ride on lawnmowers that you can buy from Craftsman. It’s really very small and only intended for use on smaller gardens that range in size from about 0.5 acres up to roughly 2.5 acres. The engine that powers it is not nearly as strong as the likes of the Craftsman 13AL78ST299 21 hp 46 Inch or the Craftsman 13AN77SS299 17.5 HP 42 Inch Lawnmower sit on garden tractor lawn mowers. The engine powering it is a single cylinder Briggs and Stratton supplies 12.5 horsepower. The engine uses cast iron cylinder liners and a splash lubrication system to make sure that the engine doesn’t seize up during operation or wear excessively. A key start ignition system is used to get the engine ticking over and it’s kept cool using air cooling fan. The single air filter on the engine works to prevent any impurities in the air intake entering into the combustion chamber.

The mower deck on the Craftsman 28001 has just one single blade that spans a cutting width of 30 inches. The cutting deck is made from 13 gauge steel. Raising and lowering the cutting deck is done with a spring assisted lever. Some people like to just discharge the grass clippings onto the lawn while cutting the grass and rake them up later. However you also have the option of attaching a rear bagger to collect them which will make your lawn look far neater.

Even though the Craftsman 28001 12.5 HP 30 Inch garden tractor mower is small with a small mower deck, it still has a very large minimum turning radius of 30 inches which may be a little too much if you plan on using this lawn mower in a small and confined garden. The front axle is made from steel.

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