Craftsman 42" Deck Lawn Tractor 27000 Series

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  • Still Mowing With My Craftsman Lawnmower!

    Jul 12, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Price was right, warranty is good, design, ease of handling, up keep is easy.
    Cons: none so far.

    Summary: Updated Jan. 16, 2003 The specific model number under this 27000 series is: 917.270813 and we have now had our Craftsman™ Lawnmower since 1999 and it is still going strong! We have used it to pull roots from the ground, drag trees to the ... read more

  • UNcraftsman model 27094-definitely the pits!

    Apr 5, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Powerful engine-it's able to take hilly areas very easily with the 20HP engine.
    Cons: Continually breaks down-six times in less than 2 years-Long wait for repairs

    Summary: The very first time I rode it the drive belt broke in no more than five minutes. After a week, I got it back. Soonafter, the mower blade drive belt snapped and had to be replaced-another week of wait. The rubber strap that converts the mower to mulch on ... read more

  • Pure junk

    Mar 8, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Large powerful Briggs and Stratton engine
    Cons: Design of Front Axle, and attendant parts

    Summary: I bought this mower to replace a aging Murray (18) year old. The only major parts to be replaced on the Murray was the deck assembly and the Fuel tank. From the start this tractor has been pure Junk. The first day I used the tractor I had to ... read more

  • very nice mower

    Sep 25, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cheap, Excellent customer service, Powerful 16.5hp engine, automatic tranny, 3-n-1 grass chute
    Cons: no bump wheels on mower deck

    Summary: I shopped around for sometime before committing to the craftsman mower, and i love this tractor. The 3-n-1 deck is perfect, you can mulch bag or shoot the grass out all over the lawn if you wish. The 16.5 hp engine is very powerfull but it is loud. The ... read more

  • The really powerful mower that didn't want to go...

    Sep 11, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Plenty of power to get the job done!
    Cons: Your probably gonna need to get a maintenance agreement.

    Summary: Bought this mower in the summer of 2000. Great buy, got a good deal on it, they delivered it, it never so much as hesitated to take down the grass in my yard. Along comes the summer of 2001, I am expecting yet another year of great service from my ... read more

  • Craftman/Poulan Pro

    Aug 21, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: 20 hp Briggs motor runs like a champ. Fires up and off you go.
    Cons: 42 mulch deck with mulch blades plug up far to often.

    Summary: I purchased this mower about 3 months ago and paid $1800 which included tax and the bumper. I mow approx 2 plus acres with this machine mostly level. The 2 gallon fuel tank is just enough to finish the job. Being the blades run at full speed it is ... read more

  • Update on my initial review

    Aug 6, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Store stands behind product
    Cons: Disastrous service experience

    Summary: I want to amend my previous review of this Craftsman lawn tractor to a very strong AVOID. Oddly, the Briggs & Stratton engine failed after only 8-10 hours of use. I had to wait for many days to get a Sears technician out to look at it, then he had to ... read more

  • Very good tractor for the price.

    Jul 30, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Very reliable and easy to use tractor.
    Cons: Ordering parts from SEARS takes a little longer than i like.

    Summary: The CRAFTSMEN TRACTOR does a very good job and is easy for anyone to operate. I like the hydraulic drive system because it lets you choose any speed and is very simple to operate. You can use this tractor to mulch leafs in the fall and it does a good ... read more

  • Better for Flat, Smooth Lawns

    Jun 7, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good value, Fairly durable
    Cons: Poor performer on hills (scalping), Brakes lock over time

    Summary: In general, I agree with the other opinions listed and do recommend this mower overall. I have, however, had a number of problems with this mower after nearly 4 years of use that I'd like to mention. - My biggest issue is that the mower will ... read more

  • Craftsman LTX 1000

    Apr 25, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to use with the automatic transmission.
    Cons: Can't think of any. Great mower for the price.

    Summary: I bought the Craftman LTX 1000. It is gold in color and it has a cast iron axle. It also came with the deluxe padded steering wheel and the electric PTO. I must say it is a lot easier to drive because all you have to do is pull back on the handle to ... read more

  • Craftsman LTX-1000 20hp lawn tractor

    Apr 3, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Inexpensive, powerful
    Cons: Modest features

    Summary: Also see my general tractor buying guide: http://www.epinions.com/content_1185194116 Overview I purchased the Craftsman LTX-1000 from Sears. I was looking for an inexpensive tractor for ... read more

  • Love my Craftsman

    Mar 8, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Powerful, dependable machine.
    Cons: Won't handle two acres proficiently.

    Summary: When my husband and I purchased our home on two acres, we needed new lawn equipment since we'd left our old with his dad back in another state. Because I had purchased many Craftsman products over the years, I urged my husband to go with Craftsman ... read more

  • GOOD TRACTOR FOR AVARAGE USE

    Jan 24, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: somewhat good power
    Cons: not too durable

    Summary: I have a 16 horse power Craftsman tractor. I have owned a few different push mowers from Craftsman and they too quiet a bit of abuse but this really doesn't. I use my tractor A LOT. I use it probably 2-300 hundred hours a year if not more. I have a ... read more

  • It moves & it mows down the grass!

    Dec 22, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to use, less work than a push mower!
    Cons: Noisy, chute tends to jam with wet or damp grass.

    Summary: Well, I finally decided I had it with my regular lawn mower! I purchased a Toro, (bad idea), about a year ago, and it broke down for the fifth time. This time the motor was no good, and they wanted $350 just to replace the Briggs & Stratton engine. ... read more

  • My 2nd Craftsman Tractor

    Dec 21, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Value
    Cons: A little loud

    Summary: I'm on my 2nd Craftsman lawn tractor: 14.5 horsepower with a 42 inch deck. For the money, you can't beat the Sears product. It lacks some of the features of a Deere, but who REALLY wants to spend $2,000 to cut his grass? If you use the mulcher ... read more

  • Good lawn tractor for your money

    Dec 5, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: easy to operate
    Cons: none

    Summary: I moved onto five ac. in the hills, were there was about 4 ac. of weed. I needed something to cut the weeds. I bought the craftsman 42 inch lawn tractor 27000 series, with the 19.5 hp and the automatic trans. I mowed the 4 ac. in 1 1/4 days. The ground ... read more

  • HEY cut my grass PLEASE

    Nov 3, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: well built, smooth ride, automatic
    Cons: sluggish in heavy grass pulling yard broom

    Summary: Ok. Here is the scoop on craftsman riding mowers. I have a 16.5hp kohlor motor automatic driven mean grass cutting machine. Well I love mine. The automatic transmission is critical. The ease of going between forward and reverse in incredable. The ... read more

  • Power to spare, good cut, good mobility

    Jun 7, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent grass cut, lots of power, tight turning radius, available attachments
    Cons: none that I can think of

    Summary: The Craftsman #27073 is a real winner of a lawn tractor. With the power of a Briggs and Stratton 17 horsepower Intek engine featuring overhead valves for cooler running and better fuel economy, I found it very easy to plow through even the tallest and ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • Nice machine

    Jul 28, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Great motor and drive train. Tough machine
    Cons: SO far, so good. None.

    Summary: Good tough mower. It has lasted well over the 4 acres I have to cut. It is rugged and ... read more

  • Craftsman 16.5 HP for 6 years

    Apr 19, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: I loved the hydrostat transmission and ease to use.
    Cons: Uneven cuts, noisy, cloggiing of grass chute.

    Summary: I mowed 3 acres with this mower for 3 years, then on my move back to Indiana mowed about 3/4 of an acre for 3 more years. This was to be its 7th year and after an oil change and some general maintenance it gave out. I loved the hydrostat transmission ... read more

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