I've had this mower for 6-7 years and have had nothing but problems from the very beginning. Each year it has been in the shop 2-3 times for something. I can't believe that today the front axel weld broke causing the plate to bend. Both wheels collapsed and it's not even repairable. It shouldn't have even been a welded part. It should have been a bolt. It is a very cheaply made lawnmower. I do not recommend Craftsman at all.