Never drove a zero turn before, this was seemless to drive around. Also very fast going forward and reverse I would highly recommend to friends and family.
My wife and I purchased this mower in 2014. We have 2 acres of level lawn. On third mow (Early May) it started shooting sparks. Called Sears and after several people and 2 months received a replacement. We mowed 1 more time before season end. Third mow in 2015... Same thing. Worst major purchase we have ever made.
I paid for this item and it does not do what it says it does and I have warranty. They told me they will not honor the warranty even though im cover under manufactures warranty. Im taking them to small claims court. I recommend everyone who has bought one to do the same. They have taken the page down for this item because of me announcing its still up. This won't save them. Take them to court its a sure win.. if I could give them no stars I would. Craftsman doesn't make anything that sears sales. I have proof. They are false advertising... I have documents.
Was told it was, drove the 110 miles and upon arrival, I was told it was crated and would require 24 - 48 hrs to assemble! ?Not acceptable so I had them load the crate on the trailer and drove home! ?Spent 20 minutes assembling! ?Both rear tires were flat due to nails from the crate! ?Two cans of fix-a-flat!
It started right up and ran great! ?Wish it had a mulch kit but it cut 2 1/2 acres with no problems! ?Stealing is smooth and great, except reverse is limited and very slow!
I bought the same mower with a 48 inch deck. The front end is rigid, not like the older models. You spend most of the time with one front wheel off the ground. Also it has the hardest deck to remove. It takes four hands and a very good way to pinch your fingers trying to get the belt off. The oil filter is in a spot that is very hard to get to.
ran it for three hours cutting 5 acres! worked super! had no problems at this time, but it was a little rough ridding, suspension would have been nice, for the price, it needs suspension