This is the first brand new riding mower I've ever bought and I have no regrets. After using it for one summer on a 1.5 acre lot, I find it comfortable and durable. I got a piece of rubber fence edging caught up in the drive belt, and was certain I'd wrecked it, but I pulled the debris out and it kept on working fine. This mower sips fuel. A 5 gal jug lasted me all summer. I highly recommend this model for anyone looking for a solid, basic riding mower.
Had to have a service man come out after using it once. Wouldn't start. Supposedly fixed - band aided. Used it twice after. Wouldn't start again. Service took it away. In less than owning for 6 wks., serviced twice. Wanted to return it, told it's after Sears return policy. No satisfaction from customer service. Stuck with a LEMON and $1400 less in my pocket!
I bought this new craftsman mower, thinking I would have carefree mowing for at least a couple of years
The first time I used it a tire split in the middle/ seem! I have had to replace part of the carburetor this year along with a blade engagement cable and now a blade spindle
With Sears telling me nothing is covered under warranty! Craftsman Quality has went to the bottom! This is the fourth new craftsman yard tractor I have purchased over the past 20 years or so, it makes me sad to say that I will never purchase another new craftsman because the workmanship and quality is so poor!
I have a two year old tractor that has always been kept inside and cleaned after each use, but I am going to my local mower sales and trade for something other than a craftsman tractor! Very sad time for me!
Nothing but trouble since buying!!! Didn't even come with picture diagram stickers on it to tell you how to change certain things!!! Upper Drive pulley breaks after less than a year, which took sears more than 3 months to fix, and the camshaft breaks after less than 2 years!!! Didn't realize what was wrong until less than a month after warranty expired!!! Therefore, I have to pay $400 to get it fixed!!! Don't buy this product or anything similar no matter how much the cheaper price might entice you!!!
Got this mower 3 years ago. Nothing but trouble. After 1 year transmission had to be replaced. Was told today the engine is shot and can't be fixed. DO NOT BUY THIS MACHINE.