Pros: 42" snow thrower, mower deck cuts awesome, and the grass collector/bagger works excellent.
Cons: Assembly directions are terrible. If you're not mechanically inclined have the dealer assemble everything.
I purchased this mower in February/March of 2007 with the 42 inch snow thrower attachment and grass bagger. Currently there are approximately 50 hours on this tractor. After pricing numerous mowers I chose this tractor for price and reliability. I've read and heard of the Husqvarna brand being reliable, durable and a good mower. So far everything with this mower has worked excellent and I can't complain. Living in New Hampshire means lots of snow, so the snow thrower works better than my walk behind and it's not a huge project to hook up the attachment. And the same goes for the mower deck and grass bagger. It cuts through deep snow (20 inches) very well and like anything else as long as you take your time it works as it should. The mower deck works just as good with clean cuts and my lawn looks like the baseball fields with the lines. The grass bagger works just as great collecting grass and leaves. After reading articles/reviews that are negative it appears some have not done their homework, and don't understand or don't read directions about what the riding tractor can/cannot do. The power this mower has is enough for what I have to accomplish around my house so overall, I would easily recommend this mower to anyone. The YTH2448 has done everything I needed it to do and the only maintenance I have done is the oil change or what the manual calls for at the correct intervals.