Craftsman LT2000 tractor
(Winter Haven, FL USA)
The Craftsman LT2000 lawn tractor features an 18.5 horsepower engine, hydrostatic transmission and a 42" cut. The mower operates well on a variety of grasses. I have over 1 acre of bahia and various weeds that must be mowed weekly or it can get out of control.
Typical pasture grass found in sunny central Florida. I have abused this mower in the three years I have owned it and have had no problems. The only thing negative I can say is the blades and oil are a little difficult to change. I have mowed 3 foot tall grass, weeds and even small oak seedlings down with my LT2000 and the machine has addressed each with little difficulty.
The machine is simple and inexpensive compared to other models. Overall, I would recommend this model tractor to anyone with a lawn over an acre in area.
Anything less than an acre however, I would recommend a rear engine rider.