Craftsman Lawn Tractor
(Zephyrhills, FL USA)
I have a 42" cut Craftsman Lawn Tractor. I love the Silver Beast. It has never given me any trouble starting or running. Maintenance has been minimal. I did do an oil change, and I have replaced the deck belt twice since I've owned it(5 years now).
I own about 4 acres in South Carolina that I mow. With the 42" cut I can get the job done in about 2 hours. For my home in Florida, I have a smaller version of the same tractor,it's only 1/2 acre lot.
I found that my Craftsman Lawn Tractor gives a fairly soft ride (for a riding lawn mower). Since it does take me about 2 hours to mow my lawn, confort in the seat is important to me. My Craftsmanlawn Tractor has additional attachments available to make it an even more comfortable ride. The overhead sunshade take the heat of blazing sun off me, for a more comfortable ride.
Some of the other attachments that are available helps to make lawn maintenance easier as well. It has a pull behind leaf sweeper as well an a lawn aerator. My brother up in NY has the same mower and he bought the snowplow attactment. He said it works well.
I would recommend the Craftsman Lawn Tractor to any new home owner that is watching their pennies. It is resonably priced, has payment plans available, and with the many attachments available, can complete many of your outdoor tasks in a minimal amount of time.