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!
used all summer. cuts great. turns tight. starts and runs good. the price was good on sale. no mechanical issues yet. good mower for the price. downside; i dont like the hand control .(forward/reverse), transmission really hits hard when engaging with clutch, seat sensor is too sensitive.