The information on our website is general in nature and is not intended as a substitute for competent legal advice. Ask a question, leave a comment, tell us about your mower below: About The Author About Paul Sikkema Paul Sikkema has been writing about snow blowers, riding mowers and other lawn and garden equipment for over 10 years. The biggest trouble I think is that the center of gravity is probably a foot higher on this tractor than my first; this also keeps me from mowing across angled terrain I know they recommend not mowing at greater than a 15 degree angle but I've never tried to measure it - I was able to mow it with the first mower, as long as I leaned. I have the opportunity to buy one for 500. Once I got that slipped back on, it ran again like a charm.
Decades ago they lasted forever --- what happened to them. I changed the engine oil once a season and charged the battery every Spring. Product Description From Sears Cutting the yard has never been this easy. But often the grass is so high that going uphill is a pretty tough haul. If you want a smaller deck or plan to install a snow thrower look at the other models. Took battery off had charged it two weeks ago and put in on charger just for kicks.
It is my first purchase of a Craftsman mower. It's not the pedal type, but a lever on the fender. No extra accessories to help with the sound. First they refused to do anything about it under the protection agreement but after I complained, they sent someone out to mount the attachment base directly to the mower - not ideal but now I can still use the bagger. Intake valve is adjusted to. This tractor uses a Tuff Torq K46 hydrostatic transmission.
Could be why Briggs dropped the bore from 3. Thank you Rachael jerry warrender, washta iowa. Thank you for your insight. Optional 3 year Protection Plan that includes labor, trip charges and wear and tear. Store salesman said it was a rider and they would do this. Turns out it was the cam not releasing the pressure. I have purchased 5 or 6 Sears mowers over the years, but I will never purchase another one.
Sears has fallen so low in recent years as to now make the Craftsman brand a joke. When spark plug is removed, engine will crank fine. Craftsman, an 88-year-old tool company, creates quality mowers for residential use. Just after email notification of service call, got email showing how to replace a mower deck belt. I have a craftsman turntight 21 hp Briggs and Stratton platinum xxd motor 46 inch deck. The owners manual claims that it isn't serviceable. There are very few negatives with this mower as long as you understand that it is a good quality mid-sized mower designed to mow lawns well.
Thanks, Joe Remove valve cover and confirm that the rocker studs have not backed out and the valve train is operating as it should. Each rear wheel measures 18×9. Original review: July 24, 2018 Great tractor for 1st experience. Tractor is a Husqvarna with a Craftsman paint job. Save time with the speed, versatility and efficiency this tractor will bring you. This yard tractor is capable of using all the non-ground engaging attachments Sears offers including a snow blade.
Once I got the battery and box out, I saw that the belt had just slipped off the pulley under the fan. Also the battery is under the seat so it would be hard to keep the seat depressed and jump the battery if I ever needed to. Probably the most useful of these is a the front blade which can be used for clearing debris and snow. Called for service under protection agreement. But still, I am satisfied with the performance.
Took it to the shop and found out head gasket, they said bad design and it should have at least one more bolt on the head to keep the gasket from blowing out. Never again will I buy a Craftsman. I keep tune ups on it, spark plug gas filter oil change and filter and air filter. With premium mulching blades and a mulch cover they mulch well. All valve parts are in tact.
Very thankful it was that easy! Main issue is the cutting deck and parts related to it. I love mine for mowing. If you're interested in more information on that, is be happy to send it to you. Waited little over a week for service call appt. Maintenance was minimal and very easy. I sometimes use it as a small wood chipper to cut up small branches and the best part I don't have to sweat and push a stupid 22 inch mower, still same spark plug when I bought it. With hi-lift blades both decks bag very well.
All the accessories are easy to install and remove. If I had known they were involed I would never have even gone to the store to price. The gas tank is extremely small and with our small yard we have to refill to complete a one time cut. Ever since it was new, nothing but trouble. For collecting the grass clippings there is both a 2 bin and 3 bin bagger attachment.