Cylinder's & rings are too soft. I've mowed 1 acre every 2 weeks for 2 years & only have 60 compression instead of 90. Stay away from the 420cc engine unless you want to replace it every 2 years. It's Chinese ****.
craftmans are usually great products, however I think this mower had been returned and resold not as used but new. the belt kept breaking constantly after each use, tried to take back to store but was advised no longer selling the product paid a lots of money for this lawnmower
HAVE FOR FOUR YEARS , SO FAR NO PROBLEM.
GREAT TURNING RATIOS.
Have had the mower for less then 3 years. Have had nothing but problems. Tires won't hold air more then a couple days. Have had the motor replaced after a year and a half and not outside warranty the replaced motor went out. Poor quality all around. DON'T BUY ANYTHING CRAFTSMAN GAS POWERED...It's a $1,000 paper weight
This is a great tractor for the price. The only problem I had was finding the right tool to remove the oil drain plug. Took 4 trips to the store and the helpful associates tried their best. The manual does not state what tool to use. It's a 3/8" ratchet handle
Does a fine job while it is new. I have mowed two acres about six times so far. The many safty features on this model make it somewhat cumbersome to use. Also, you must plan all mowing to be accomplished while in forward as the mower must be disengaged while backing up for any reason.