I purchased this machine a few years ago and have never had any problems at all. I have a couple acres and use it often. Love the turn radius and reliably of this mower. Great price as well. Over all A+
I cannot reccomend this tractor. The main problem is the single cylinder 21HP motor. It vibrates a lot more and is noisier than the twin cylinder motors. I also found the twin blade deck does a lot more scalping in the yard compared to my old three blade mower deck. I was really unlucky because the motor on the tractor I got had a defective vale system and the motor quit after 3 weeks. I did buy the best warrenty Sears had to offer, It was well worth iy. I returned the tractor and got a 42" 22 HP one. (Again bought the externed Warrenty). If you get a chance to get this tractor on sale MAKE SURE TO BUY THE BEST EXTENDED WARRENTY ON IT!
We love our new mower. We bought it a month ago and have used it at least 4 times - it does a great job on our one acre lot that has a steep slope on a good part of it. I was a little afraid that it might have problems with the slope, but it goes up and down like a champion. Good power and a great cut. I would buy it again!