I have a large corner lot and this is just the thing for a senior such as my self to keep my lawn nice.
The mower is a little slow especially in reverse. Uneven terrain causes the deck to torque which leaves mower stripes. Turning around trees is nice but if the ground around the tree is not level... the machine tends to push in a strait line. Quite a bit louder than other mowers on the market. Single cylinder engine causes a lot of vibration. Good on gas use. Can't say this is worth the money. I'd look into other brands.
I have a protection agreement for this tractor, and the grass catcher I have that is designed for this tractor, won't stay attached to the tractor. I'm told I'm out of luck. I paid $1800 for a tractor that I can't use a grass catcher on. I have no idea what they are talking about with "TurnTight", and I have a lot of trouble go up hills (the tires spin and eat up the grass). The center of gravity of this tractor is way too high in my opinion.
Got this mower a couple of months ago to replace my twenty year old Craftsman rider. The old one was fine until it died and the new one is great with a lot of improvements. One really nice feature is the old bagger fit the new mower perfectly.
This was a mower I received in late July2014 very low hours on it I babied this rider and the engine blew! Sears sucks they will not help what so ever 15 hrs with customer service in the Philipeans and transferred and transferred. I used to remember that a Briggs and Stratton motor would last for ever especially when it maintained, but even when it isn't those engines always started! Now Junk
Shakes with mowing feels light