Southland 22 in. 173 cc Walk-Behind Lawn Gas Mower-SM2223 - The Home Depot


Model # SM2223

Internet # 205301093

22 in. 173 cc Walk-Behind Lawn Gas Mower

Southland 22 in. 173 cc Walk-Behind Lawn Gas Mower

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$229.00 / each


Model # SM2223

Internet # 205301093

The Southland SM2223 2-in-1 mower has all of the features you need to efficiently maintain a beautiful yard. It is lightweight and easy to maneuver yet strong enough to cut through tough grass. The 173 cc OHV engine provides great power and performance for homeowner use.

  • 173 cc Magna Force OHV engine with manual recoil start
  • Flanged mulching/discharge deck
  • 2-in-1 mulch deck with side discharge
  • 7-position wheel height adjusters
  • 8 in. front wheels and 12 in. rear wheels
  • 1 year limited warranty
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Assembled Depth (in.)  36.0 in  Assembled Height (in.)  62.0 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  26.0 in  Blade Length (In.)  22 
Mower Deck Width  22.0  Rear wheel size (in.)  12.0 
Size of Yard  1/4 Acre or Less 
CA (CARB) Compliant  Not CARB Compliant  Cutting Options  Mulch,Side-Discharge 
Cutting Width  22  Engine Displacement (cc)  173 
Engine Make  OEM Branded  Features  Assembly Required,No Additional Features 
Fuel Type  Gas  Fuel tank capacity (gallons)  .25 
Included  No additional items or accessories included  Lawn Mower Type  Walk Behind 
Manual Push Mower Type  Gas  Maximum cutting height (in.)  3.0 
Minimum cutting height (in.)  1.0  Mulching Capability  Yes 
Number of Blades  Oil capacity (oz.)  18.6 
Product Weight (lb.)  57.0 lb  Recommended oil  SAE 30 
Reconditioned  No  Returnable  30-Day 
Start Type  Pull  Terrain  Uneven with Obstacles 
Walk Behind Mower Type  Manual Push 
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty  1 Year Warranty 


Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 122 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great value Despite what a few other have said I found it to be a great value. Ordered 4 days ago , arrived today . Came with oil and manuals . I did need to put a wrench on almost every bolt to make sure they were tight but this is to be expected on something that needs assembly . Added the oil , filled with fresh gas . Started in first half of first pull . Ran it for about a half hour . Set at 2 inches . Very uniform cut , no problems whatsoever . Is it a $400 mower. Nope . But it is a GREAT MADE IN USA $300 mower that only costs $159 June 12, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Inexcusable. The shipping box appeared to have been used several times, with 3 and possibly 4 very poorly applied layers of tape, the cardboard was torn in several paces and generally appearing to have been shipped several times. I have never received a shipment packaged so poorly and with so many signs of having been reshipped. There were oil stains on the outside where it was obvious that oil had leaked from inside the carton. Inside was worse. There was oil splattered about on the mower and the carton as well as the enclosed packet of accessories and manuals. After removing and inspecting the mower itself: The mower was missing one factory-installed bolt and nut entirely, and all four wheels were very visibly out of alignment to substantial degree, both toe and camber. One of the wheels was almost completely frozen on its axle. The engine had apparently been filled with oil by a previous buyer and the crankcase contained only 8 of the presumably 20 ounces that were probably added by a previous buyer. The oil-filler-cap was only partially threaded in, thus explaining the oil released inside the package. With the use of a 24-inch prybar I was able to bend the wheel-mount brackets back into reasonable alignment on all 4 wheels. I was also able to disassemble and unfreeze the frozen wheel/axle. The "spokes" on the rear wheels are a cheap snap-on plastic actually just covering a plastic wheel. The engine started easily and ran very smoothly and seemingly powerful through load. After the initial blue-cloud dissipated, it was nice to see that the blade produces a great deal of uplift and does a very nice job of cutting a uniform swath. The updraft is so powerful in fact, that if your lawn is a bit patchy (like mine) you may need to wait until after a light rain in order to avoid producing a dust storm. But if you have a nice thick lawn you would love the cut itself. I did not try the much-plate cover. I called the Home depot help line and got through immediately, They very efficiently placed the order for the missing carriage bolt and associated nylok nut. Unfortunately, they said it would be shipped in 2 days and delivery would then be 5 to 7 business days. Everything about this mower, except possibly the engine, is no better than any, and worst than most, of the cheapest of mowers at any big-box discount store. The quality of assembly and delivery are worse than anything I have ever before experienced from a reputable company. Take you chance if you like, but In my case at least, I could not have done worse. . July 27, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Poor quality and poor customer service It's hard for me to rate this lawn mower as we had to order the primer bulb when we went to start it after the first time. The primer bulb fell apart in my hand. I called Southland's customer service and the guy I spoke to said he would send out the replacement part. A week went by and I called again. He said he would, and then forgot again. When I followed up a third time, he must have done it finally because he sent me a FedEx tracking #. This is unacceptable. I have had the lawn mower for almost a month and haven't been able to even use to. I would not recommend this lawn mower based on this experience alone. July 16, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Keep in mind Home Depot does not support this mower. HD personnel apologized and said they had no pull with the manufacturer. Came damaged and had to reach Southland direct. Customer service rude. Front wheel bracket has not arrived. Good price but would advise spending $20 more for local service. June 5, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Beware Pros first: The deck appears to be pretty well made, and the brackets that hold the wheel assemblies are equally impressive. The handle seems to be sturdy and bolts up nicely to the deck brackets. After filling engine with oil and adding gas, engine cranked right up on first pull. Cons: The wheel height adjustment mechanisms appear to be of poor quality and have some bent/warped components, which ultimately causes the wheels to be crooked - not straight ahead, or leaning in at the top or bottom (goofy looking). The wheel issue actually causes it to pull to the side when you push it. It doesn't want to go straight ahead. The front wheels have a plastic 'hub cap' that pops on. They don't fit well and leave a gap between the wheel and hub cap (cosmetic issue only). The mower has a fuel primer bulb for starting. The primer bulb literally crumbled to pieces on about the third time I pressed it. Just a poor quality primer bulb. May 31, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Junk Could not get it to start, fresh gas and oil. Checked everything, no luck returning tomorrow. Mower looked good might have just been a dud but I wasted 2 weeks and plenty of money still have no lawnmower and a ton of grass. Also came without manual or oil. May 29, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Ignore the manual. It's wrong and will waste your time The operations manual describes the location and use of the throttle lever, choke, and on/off switch. Great except this model doesn't have any of these things. I wasted a day before I could call the manufacturer who treated me as an idiot for reading their manual. June 4, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by disposable mower The wheel brackets are cheep stampings.....bend real easy. The rear flap to stop debris from hitting your legs is a joke. The primer button is up front destroyed under first pine tree. This thing is 100% made in China...spare parts..forget about it. China uses old time leaded gas...I'm not sure of long range repercussions of using our gas. Good stuff: engine does start with one pull and it is powerful July 25, 2014
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