Craftsman 50" Deck Garden Tractor Kohler Pro V Twin Engine

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  • Next Best Thing to a Deere?

    May 2, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: size DOES matter
    Cons: so does price, rats

    Summary: We bought our Craftsman mower two years ago after getting sick of trying to keep our Simplicity mower running two weeks straight. In all fairness, the Simplicity was a 16hp machine and the Craftsman has 24hp. We were told the Simplicity was too small for ... read more

  • Good workhorse

    Jul 15, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great power, Low Maintenance Engine
    Cons: LOUD, weak metal and welds on mower deck

    Summary: I have the Sears 22-HP Garden Tractor with a 50" mowing deck. (Model- 917273100) The tractor is great overall. After 5 years of rough use it's still going strong. The only repairs I've had to make involve the mower deck. Mowing what my wife calls "the ... read more

  • Decent Yard Tractor

    Sep 12, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Inexpensive initially and easy to maintain.
    Cons: Must order parts and they can be expensive. Lousy blades. Needs rear differential.

    Summary: A little background first. My wife and I purchased our first home in spring of 2000. We live in rural area and we have 5 acres of which approximately 3 to 4 is grass. We needed a riding mower. I looked at the commercial zero turning radius types, but ... read more

  • Great Value!

    Jun 19, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: LOTS of power... Larger Deck gets the job done A LOT faster.
    Cons: Larger Deck is not a mulching deck.

    Summary: Very smooth tractor with LOTS of power - this mower will cut lots of grass real fast without even breathing heavy. I have owned this model for 3 years and the ONLY complaint I have is that the 50" deck does not come with the self mulching feature... but ... read more

  • Best Value; Super 1st year performance

    May 14, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Overall Great Value With Ample Power, flexibility & mowing Deck
    Cons: A little louder than I'd like; no front loader attachment from Sears

    Summary: I've got the 22 HP 50" Deck w/6 Speed - I mow 2.5 super tough acres with bumpy terrain, obstructions and slopes. I've used a 17 Cubic Foot trailer as much as mowing and have a 48" Dozer Blade + wheel weights & chains for snow and dirt. I bought this unit ... read more

  • Craftsman's top garden tractor

    Apr 25, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Powerful engine,good clean cut,comfortable (for a lawn mower)
    Cons: Needs locking diff. in rear end.

    Summary: I spend a large portion of my summer cutting grass for my mother and grandmother. I am happy to say that I am using this Craftsman Garden tractor. I have never had problem with it starting or not having plenty of power. Many of the smaller lawn mowers ... read more

  • I hate to be blunt but...

    Feb 10, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Relatively inexpensive
    Cons: Primary drive belt breaks often Loud Have to remove deck to attach some accessories

    Summary: I bought my tractor new several years ago. The first thing I noticed after I fired it up was that it quite loud. The tractor has a good sized muffler so I was stunned at the noise. I was glad that the tractor came with a Kohler engine instead ... read more

  • This is your Tractor!!!

    Oct 18, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Powerful engine, Large Cutting Path, well built
    Cons: none

    Summary: This is the Tractor to own. The powerfull 26hp Kohler Pro V Twin can handle just about anything you throw at it. With the 50" cutting deck in addition to the three blades, makes for one serious cutting path. The perfect year round Tractor. ... read more

  • The yard tractor to have.

    Oct 7, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy maintanence
    Cons: Loose steering

    Summary: This is not a suburban tractor by any means. When I first tried this tractor I was a little skeptical, I've always owned a Deere, but I was impressed with its tight turns, abundant power, and wide cut. The one thing that truly separates this ... read more

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  • Have a welder handy

    Jul 11, 2008 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Kohler engine which thankfully is not a Sears product
    Cons: Everything else which is not the engine

    Summary: I have broken more parts than I can remember on this tractor. The deck and attaching parts are some of the flimsiest I have ever seen on a lawnmower. I got tired of breaking and waiting so long for parts to arrive so I bought a cheap arc welder to fix ... read more

  • never will buy another craftsman

    Jun 29, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: engine
    Cons: deck,belts,welds,blades,wheel hub,

    Summary: i have a 2000 lawn tractor we have had nothing but trouble out of the deck the welds have broke loose and every 2 to 3 mows we have to replace the drive belt at $40 a belt that really adds up now the weld on the rear wheel hub broke and I called and it ... read more

  • Craftsman 48" deck garden tractor ($2,600.00)

    May 20, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Excellent motor starts and runs good
    Cons: Primary drive belt (mower) breaks constantly new one costs about $40.00.

    Summary: 25 HP Kholer. Primary drive belt breaks almost every time I mow (2 acres)Now on my 8th belt). Can find no visible reason for belt to break. No signs of ware of misaligned pulleys. First belt lasted through the first mow about 1 acre. ... read more

  • model # 917.273220

    Jun 19, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: great power, cutting
    Cons: the mower deck could have been built more solid, has thin metal with week welds.

    Summary: this is a great running tractor, plenty of power, cuts great.Used this tractor for 5 years,the 50 inch mower deck is giving me fits.the Idler pully bracket broke loose from the mower deck and the left side hangs down lower than the other, I had to buy a ... read more

  • Good tractor, Sears provides no support

    Feb 3, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Good and Reliable tractor
    Cons: Dealing with SEARS for service and Parts

    Summary: We purchased 26 HP garden tractor from Sears in 2000. The tractor has done well but Sears refused to honor their maintenance agreement and only admitted that it was maintenance when they used an automated dialer to ask me if I wanted to renew it. You ... read more

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