One of the best, if not the best, garden tractor in this price range. Has a strong engine & a strong transmission, which is the key to a great garden tractor. Built by Husqvarna but priced much less than a Husqvarna tractor. The high speed Hydro-gear 730 transmission & tight turn steering are very nice. Do a little research and you will find out what a great deal this tractor is.
I purchased this item 2 years ago and have had nothing but issues. The turn tight steering will lock up and can cause you to lose control as well as throwing you off the mower when making tight turns, it constnatly throws the belt off, had the right front wheel fall off yesterday while mowing, and it just fell off again. Had one I purchased in 2004 that only had steering issues but was overall a good mower. This one is junk, spend your money on something different....
Have had it for one season of fairly heavy use(2 1/2 acres of hilly lawn) and absolutely no problems. Also use it to haul firewood and other things. Love this thing.
This is my second mower, the first one was one size smaller, but they're both really strong good quality mowers!
This is an excellent choice for anyone with acreage. A few bits of contrast to both the negative and positive reviews. The Pros : The large deck along with a user friendly setup makes it very easy to operate. It has a nice seat that you can actuate very easily. The Cons: You do need to grease all the fittings and spindles. It took about a tube and a half of grease for everything. *(maintenance is everything) The steering wheel seemed a little loose so I tightened that and loosened the grill guard as it was so tight it wouldn't actuate easily. I will recommend buying the bluetooth connector (it connects between the ignition and wire harness under the dash), put slime in the tires (you'll appreciate it later) and a canopy to give yourself a little shade while you're out doing your thing. It cut my mowing time in half as it cuts at a much higher speed and does an excellent job. The engine is solid and much quieter than my previous mower. I look forward to many good years with Big Red.
Item arrived today. Communication went well and item was delivered on time. However unloading was a whole other story. After some pushing and shoving, the delivery guys slammed the mower deck in to the sidewall of the delivery truck. The tractor was to big for the loading deck, pivoting the tractor on the mower deck. Once on the ground they scraped the mower deck over a concrete loading ramp. Once in place the front wheels where not aligned. This was an easy fix, it's adjustable. Missing items: Front wheel dust cap, Owners manual. Once I added fuel it started after a few tries. I noticed after a few laps and the engine warmed up that the oil level was not at a proper level.