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Lawn mowers & tractors

Craftsman 28856
 
Approximate retail price:
$1600
Summary: This 42-inch Craftsman lawn tractor comes with a 2-cylinder Briggs & Stratton engine and an automatic drive system. It includes a more comfortable high-back seat but lacks an electric PTO and a washout port.
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Community icon27 people have reviewed this model.
Type: Lawn tractors
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User Reviews

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
What a hunk of utter garbage
5/1/2014
Pros
Cons
Requires Constant Maintenance
Best Uses
Destroying Money
Comment:
I've now owned this hunk of garbage for 25 months. I know this for a fact because at 13 month the steering gear chewed up all of the loose electrical wiring that was just hanging there. It was a month out of warranty so they refused to service it for free. Now at 25 months the engine has blown a valve (yes I changed the oil and used the correct gasoline). Don't waste your money and don't believe Consumer Reports rating, this thing is a complete waste of money.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
A Very Good Mower
4/26/2014
Pros
Adjustable Cut-Lengths
Adjustment For Everything
Dependable
Durable
Easy to Push & Steer
Electic Backfire Device
Ergonomic Grips
Lightweight
Needs A Fuel Shut Off
Real Work Horse
Strong
Cons
Bad Backfire Devise
Better Paint
Check Deckcut
No Fuel Shut Off
Best Uses
5 Acres Or-
5 Acres Yards
Large Lawns
Residential
Comment:
Used the LT 2000 on my personal yard, and 2 years commercial. I have used it like a bush hog at times, but she still hangs in there. The anti- backfire device under carb bowl is junk; however, easily changed with plug. Also, a fuel shut off would be a great addition. Other than those 2 things, just check deck for cut height, and perform regular maintenance. She will last forever.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

 
5.0
Love the machine
3/12/2014
Pros
Great Machine
Cons
None
Best Uses
Large Lawns
Comment:
this machine is much better than the yard man I had for the past 9 years, and yes the Taxes were 70% of the price here in Brazil but is worth it,since I do not have to hire this work done, the Tuff touq hydo is very smooth, and works well on hills, Was happy to see Craftsman here , and is priced well here, for this type of machine,
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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