While I still owned my very trusty 2006 LT3000/20HP B&S Single/42" (917.276813) which still mows great and starts up on every once start , I was looking for an upgrade on a new Craftsman. This 2017 Spring Season, Sears rolled out the 90th Anniversary Limited Edition Yard Tractor model. Once I saw the rider on the internet, I had to see it firsthand. I was hooked once I actually saw this yard tractor on the showroom floor. This new tractor was much more comfortable with the adjustable seating & leg room, overall higher view advantage and ergonomic controls than my LT3000. What caught my attention was the price, the aggressive style/color theme and what it had to offer (a B&S Twin V-20HP, CVT tranny with an easy to operate drive foot pedals and several new attachment options plus the Bluetooth app. I bought it on the spot (Was $1869, Paid $1339). So far after 9.5 hours I'm impressed with this lawn tractor's 1st turn engine start up, solid drive & braking, wheel turning radius, easy excess to the engine compartment, cup holder on the other side, removing the mowing deck is much faster, oil removable extension tube a huge PLUS, deck cleaning option and it cuts my lawn like golf fairways... (I would like to post my lawn’s photos if I could)! ***I’ve added several upgrades before hand: The Smart Lawn Connect Kit (7125200), Installing the app for the “Smart Lawn Service” from Google Play, Gator Hi Lift 3 upper prong blades (Sharpened/$7.50 each blade), a new 100 hour yellow oil filter (#696854 & rated at 100 hours with more filtering), a protective/comfort seat cover (11’ Rise from the back), I also ordered a Oregon Lawn Mower Garden Tractor Deck Leveling Gauge (#42-095). This item is well worth the price @ $9 with *************. Once measured, the Leveling Gauge was applied; I now have a complete CARPET with my lawn... PS: If you purchase a new tractor: there is “brake in” oil in the motor (5 to 10 hrs.) and check each tire for the pressure. Mine was 25 psi on both fronts and over 30 psi on both the rear tires. ***BTW*** I sold my 2006 LT-3000 for $450 within two days...
seat will not stay in slots when i adjust it when i go up hill goes flying back down hill goes flying forward i adjust it will not stay in place when i seat down and put weight on it
Great overall medium duty mower, starts well, drives well.... Does NOT mow in reverse as it states in the Specifications.... Mulch Kit is a pain to put on but once it is there you pretty much leave it alone.... Great unit... I would still highly reccomend.
the quality of tractor give me a lot of trouble. 1st battery was changed after 2 use. then afte battery change it is still die and service guy come over to change me repair fee becuase repair guy wavied my warrenty due to grass over pan. at least repair guy should told me my warrenty was gone dur to those grass before any work
Excellent mower! I love it!
Brought it home from local Sears Store gassed it up checked the oil and started mowing, runs great my girlfriend loves running this thing, I couldn't be happier !