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Pivoting plastic fuel tank

Kobalt driver with Stanley socket set metric variety

One of the best things about the Briggs and Stratton engine attached to our Craftsman mulching mower is a superior design.

It only took a Philips screwdriver, and two metric sockets to access the starter rewind unit. The fuel tank pivots back out of the way without needing to be disconnected or drained, which is a lot less messy than the mower I grew up with.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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