Ok, so this tractor has worked and performed as I thought. After reading all the reviews, I decided on buying this unit which seemed to fit my needs. I wanted a high powered unit, knowing I will be adding a large driveway to my home, and wanted to add the snow blower attachment. BEWARE, Sears info is contradictory in every way! I called for assistance and was provided with different answers with every call. No one has the correct info... So here it is; - Bagger #24080 (19a30018OEM) 3 bin bagger, it's ok but tends to fill only 2 bags. - Snow thrower #24837 + #11904(bracket kit) throws snow a mile! No one in Sears knew about the bracket kit, I happened to find it during my search. For the remaining accessories, I would contact MTD Tractors, as they are the manufacturer of this tractor. Also, search for a "attachment fit-up" chart. It does list part numbers for other accessories, but also indicates that certain parts are not available, but actually are. Double check all your part numbers, as I was provided numbers that didn't fit. I will be buying wheel weights and chains to be used with the snow blower, but guess what.... The numbers listed don't appear to be correct... In review, I can't fault the operator answering the phone, they're providing info listed on a chart they're reading, too bad the charts are contradictory. Shop the prices at different stores... These accessories are sold in many stores.. Sears needs to re-vamp the parts house!
Transaxle/Hydrostatic drive leaking after first 20 hours. I paid for the care package, otherwise I'd be up you know what creek. 1st review was kicked which had a higher rating, stating helpful information on equipment attachments that were wrong on fit chart for fellow customers. Just avoid this product. Folks in the store were great, too bad about the product.
Researched mowers for weeks before deciding on the Craftsman Pro Series 27055. Side by side comparisons of different brands brought me back to this machine time and time again and it's a CR recommended purchase so I pulled the trigger.
First, this thing mows like a vortex. It lifts the grass up, much like a vacuum, as it cuts and blasts the grass out. As a result, grass clippings go everywhere, especially when you turn. You will get messy but it cuts great. Grass looked like carpet. I did order the mulching kit with the mower but, against Sears statement in another review, it did not come installed ready to mow. And not having the time or the gumption I elected to mow without it.
Now, the 26 HP is powerful. Forward, backward, turning, or uphill this thing moves. I had no issues getting out of a ditch I mow and one in which I always had problems with on my previous mower. I'm telling you though, this thing mows fast.
The suspension will beat you senseless and it causes my foot to constantly slide down the accelerator. But this really is more of a tractor than just a yard cutter so I guess the rough ride is to be expected. The arm rests aren't really that. Too low to rest your arms but they make good hold ons when you are on an incline.
The 5" turning radius is on point and one of my favorite features and the Bluetooth is actually pretty handy.
All in all it's a quick, powerful, even cutting mower.
I HAVE 5 + ACRES THAT ARE CUT EVERY WEEK AND I HAVE 3 CRAFTSMAN GARDEN TRACTORS THAT ARE USED FOR DIFFERENT TYPES / JOBS OF CUTTINGS (NICE-GOOD- AND BAD CUTTING PLACES). MY OLDEST IS 11 YEARS OLD AND HAS PULLED TWO FINISH CUT TRAILMOWERS OVER 5 + ACRES OF HILLY AND FLAT LAND AND USES ( VERY LITTLE) OIL ALL SEASON LONG !!! VERY STRONG AND POWERFUL MACHINE !!!!! CRAFTSMAN + KOHLER ---GREAT COMBINATION !!!!!
THANK YOU SEARS !!!!!!!!
Mower spring broke on first use. New part sent - came broken. Was offered a credit to purchase the part at the store - they do not carry the part. Was offered a technician to come to the house, but told the technician might not have the part. Very disappointed.
Let me preface my comments by saying I talked the manager into selling me a floor model because they were out of stock. Hence, when I got it home the battery was dead, the headlights were unplugged, and two of the three seat bolts were missing. After fixing these minor issues, it has mowed three acres three times and it was very tall and thick to start with. It mowed right through it. I'm very pleased with its performance and tight turning radius. The only aggravation was it took a week of trying to get the smart app to connect with the mower and start working and even then I had to manually update it, initially. All works fine now and the app doesnt effect the performance anyway. It's basically a maintenance reminder.
I currently have the mulch kit which leaves a nice even cut. I would buy again but ********* version. I wouldn’t buy the Husqvarna version which are red garden tractors.