Craftsman 20 Hp 42" Deck Lawn Tractor (27682)
(8 Epinions reviews)
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Highest Rated Consumer Review by the Community
Mar 14, 2008 by one_listen
Rated a Very Helpful Review
Pros: Dependable, Versatile and Easy to Use
Summary: When I moved from MA to NH a couple of years ago and more than doubled the size of my yard, I dreaded the yard work. The lawn seemed enormous and the numerous oak trees that lined the perimeter of the lot rained leaves, acorns and dead branches at a ... read more
Dec 15, 2005 by tfmed
Rated a Helpful Review
Pros: Smooth, powerful v-twin engine, convenient hydro trans, reasonable price
Cons: cut quality, transmission is jerky on up/down slopes
Summary: I average 65 hours per year mowing about 2-3 sloped acres of pasture land (future homesite) and pulling a cart or a broadcast spreader. The Craftsman's positives include the reasonable price, the smooth and powerful 20hp V-twin engine, 4+ hrs per tank ... read more
Jun 22, 2005 by bacchas
Rated a Helpful Review
Pros: Cushy seat, freaky torque at higher gear settings, easy component access for the do-it-yourselfer.
Cons: Flimsy, overpriced replacement parts from Sears, crummy headlamps, transmission sticky, small capacity gas tank
Summary: I loved the forest green body and the features matched up with much more expensive mowers. The mower I purchased was on sale at Sears for a bit under $1200. The price was unbeatable for a major-brand mower that provided more that 18HP. I was planning ... read more
Apr 19, 2003 by Artizan
Rated a Very Helpful Review
Pros: It's a reliable mower.
Cons: The mower deck is the weak link.
Summary: I've had my mower for about 4 years. Overall it's been a good mower. Mine comes with the 20.5 horsepower Briggs & Stratten engine and the 42" mower deck.
When we first bought this mower is was used for mowing about 4 acres of hilly land that ... read more
Express Customer Reviews
Sep 18, 2008 by hosmer9
Not rated yet
Pros: Plenty of power for hauling. AT is great. Accomodates several attachments.
Cons: Uneven cut. Loud. Backfires with any shift in the seat.
Summary: I had my last Craftsman for over 16 years and it cut great so I didn't hesitate to buy a new one last year. My brother bought one also on my recommendation. Both his tractor and mine, as well as another brothers neighbor who also bought a new Craftsman ... read more
Apr 29, 2005 by gmr917
Pros: was riding fine. could do 0.5 acres in 1 hr
Cons: wide turns
Summary: Worked for almost one year. Last fall, I tried to use for leaves crushing, and boom its gone Now found that Engine has burned. Cost of new engine is $1377 Not worth repair. Even disposing cost more. Trying to find a new one. Not sure I should go for ... read more
Nov 30, 2004 by glindahl
Pros: Drove nice, rode nice and mowed nice. Also did nice job pushing snow in winter.
Cons: Sometime hard to start and engine didn't last
Summary: After just 4 years of use, mowing a lawn of about .5 acres, a rod went out of the engine. Cost to replace according to Sears, $1500 plus labor. Cost of new mower about the same or less. Gee, should I replace or buy new? Then again, why buy this ... read more
Jul 15, 2004 by GTucke
Pros: Kohler Pro engine is a workhorse.
Cons: Craftsman Deck won't take the use it should.
Summary: Our hilly property made the Kohler Pro the only choice for us in the craftsman line. This tractor has plenty of pull and power on our tuff turf. I am very pleased with its performance in the past 2 years. Addition of a garden cart makes a great tool to ... read more
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