Simplicity Regent Lawn Tractor

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  • Simplicity gets the grass cut and more!

    Feb 13, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: large cutting deck, quick & powerful, reliable engine, simple to operate
    Cons: expensive - but worth it.

    Summary: We live in the country and have a lot of grass to cut. We were sharing an old Noma lawn tractor with my in laws who lived next door, and it got a lot of use between 2 houses and a farm. The Noma wouldn’t die, but kept breaking tie rod ends and other ... read more

  • Simplicity Regent 22/44 2008 Model

    Jun 2, 2010 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: 3.5 Gallon tank.
    Easy Deck removal and excellent cut.
    Cons: Brighter headlights.

    Summary: Simplicity Regent. 22/44 22Hp 44" cutOf all the reviews here mine is probably the most relevant because this model I bought in July 2008 is still currently available and I have almost 200 hours on it. I'll first ... read more

  • simpliciyt read my story before you buy

    Oct 17, 2009 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: The briggs&straton twin motor is smooth,the turning radius isvery tight
    Cons: Save your money

    Summary: I bought a regent 52"  22 hp twin briggs because of the turbo feature . (I was impressed with the turbo concept).With the turbo,3 bag bager and the mower I had $4200.00 into the unit I opted for the higher priced unit because there is a local dealer ... read more

  • All New 98 Simplicity Regent - Faster, Stronger, Better Than Ever. NOT

    Aug 10, 2008 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Great cutting deck.
    Cons: Under powered for size of deck, to many changes to mower for 98 model.

    Summary: My 98 Regent had many new features introduced this year. I have a half acre of mowing with this 16hp Kohler(single cylinder) 44" deck mower. The first year the PTO pulley assy. fell off while mowing. The third year the camshaft broke, I convinced Kohler ... read more

  • 18 hp Simplicity Hydro Regent 2001 Stinks

    Aug 21, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: None
    Cons: Everything

    Summary: We have a small lawn service and have purchased 3 Simplicity tractors. The 2001 18hp 42" Regent tractor we purchased as new in 2002 for $5,546.00 is junk. The engine always ran hot, and burned the grass if you had to let it idle for even a short time. ... read more

  • Love My Simplicity Regent

    May 24, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Well manicured cut, quiet, smooth operation.
    Cons: Expensive, Roller height not adjustable.

    Summary: I bought my Simplicity Regent three weeks ago and am VERY happy. I bought the 38" Mower with the 20HP Briggs & Stratton motor. The cut is amazing, much better than my 30" Murray rear engine rider. The roller does the baseball stripes well if you ... read more

  • Regent 18HP/38"

    May 9, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Quality-built, servicable deck, Kohler engine, comfortable seat and even a drinkholder!
    Cons: Louder exhaust but similar to competitors. Any LT than costs more than $1000 but...

    Summary: Quality-built lawn tractor used for lawn mowing around many trees and other obstacles (horseshoe pits, boulder gardens, hills, etc) at my northwoods Wisconsin retreat. Mine is the newer design introduced in 2006. This redesign allowed usage of the same ... read more

  • Best purchase I've made in quite a while

    Sep 2, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Quality and speed of cut. Turning radius ability to manuever around obstacles.
    Cons: None yet known.

    Summary: This week, after (too) much research, googling and kicking tires, I purchased a Simplicity Regent Lawn Tractor. Although the Regent is the entry level in Simplicity's lineup, I bought the top of the range - 24 Horsepower Briggs & Stratton twin cylinder ... read more

  • Simplicity Regent 1638H 2002

    Aug 15, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great cut, rollers, comfortable seat, electric PTO, Cup holder, metal body, tiny turn radius
    Cons: Engine noise, dealer availability

    Summary: I was recently in the market for a riding mower, and researched every possible model in my price range, including Scotts, John Deere, MTD, Cub, Toro, Husqvarna, and the like. I had previously owned a Murray mower which was not a quality product, and I ... read more

  • 1997 Regent, 14 hp 38 inch deck, Hydrostatic Transmission

    Mar 29, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Hydrostatic Transmission and sharp turning radius makes it easy to mow around curves and corners.
    Cons: Wet grass builds up under mower deck, needs cleaned a few times a summer.

    Summary: I bought the Regent in 1997 after my first Simplicity rear engine riding mower wore out. I've only owned two riders so I can't compare it to other brands. I have been much happier with the Regent because it is a much heavier duty tractor, has the ... read more

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  • Simplicity? Anything but!

    Jul 20, 2011 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: honda motor
    tight turning
    fairly effective bagger
    Cons: incorrect manuals
    crummy dealers
    rediculously difficult basic maintenance

    Summary: The following may look like i'm bitter, but that wasnt the case until i bought this product.  I'm a pretty reasonable person for the most part.  The engineers and technical writers of this product should be taken out to the woodshed then ... read more

  • Not very happy

    Aug 6, 2009 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Nice cut.
    Cons: If this is the best America can do then we are all screwed. 

    Summary: I have owned the Regent, 18 HP 38" since April 2007.  I have had multiple issues.  I had to replace two bolts and tightened many others that have been very loose.  The muffler has fallen off.   The mower deck scrapes ... read more

  • Simplicity Regent did not live up to expectations.

    Jul 27, 2009 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Neat cut
    Cons: very costly to maintain and as well as high startup cost

    Summary: Several years ago, we moved from the city to a country subdivision. After a year of cutting the grass with a gas push mower we deceiced to purchase a riding mower. We bought a 8hp Murray which served us well for 12 years (only had to replace two belts ... read more

  • My first new lawn tractor was the Simplicity Regent.

    Jun 27, 2009 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Adjustable seat, cushioned seat, foot pedals, cup holder, easy stearing, 14" turning radius
    Cons: The cruise control broke twice..but who needs cruise control to mow lawns?

    Summary:  When it was time for me to buy a brand new lawn tractor.. I looked @ box store JD's & Cub Cudets & looked @ Craftsman, knowing the price of what a new Simplicity would cost me. for the price I paid for my 24 hp Briggs, 50" deck I could've ... read more

  • Good tractor-Little confidence in Simplicity

    Jun 27, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Cuts and runs well
    Cons: Expensive. Confidence in simplicity 0

    Summary: Purchased 22 hp, 44" cut Regent tractor on 5/17/07 for $2600. Kind of expensive but I'm hoping it will last me a long time. Runs and cuts well. First 4 times using it I had problems with the machine hanging up when making left turns only. 1st call to ... read more

  • Fun to use

    Apr 12, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Fuel Tank Capacity 3.5 U.S. Gal., Frame 12 Gauge Steel, Turning Radius (in) 12 .
    Cons: Nothing yet.

    Summary: I got a 2007 18/38 Regent with Mulch/Leaf Shredder Kit ; This is a very nice lawn tractor, I love it. cuts great, 12" turning radius, cut down 2/3 of the time to mow. better than John Deere and Cub Cadet in it's class. use 12 Gauge Steel. ... read more

  • Reliability Issues

    Oct 25, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Nice Color
    Cons: Junk

    Summary: I just purchased a Regent October 16th 2006 and have a grand total of 4 engine hours on it. The list of problems so far 1) Blown Base gasket 2) Charging system didn't work 3) Engine won't stay running The leak still hasn't stopped and it's ... read more

  • Love My Simplicity Regent

    Apr 14, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Easy and fun to use; no work involved. Rollers are wonderful.
    Cons: Dislike the bagger system. Ready to move to mulching.

    Summary: I bought my Regent 2.5 years ago. Mowing my 1+ acre is fun and therapeutic (resolve most of my daily problems while 'working'). I'm still learning how low to work with the blades; my yard is sloped and uneven so I seem to 'scalp' when I should not. I ... read more

  • twin bagger for 42 inch deck

    Apr 13, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: grase fitting
    Cons: part cant get on new mower

    Summary: this mower 3 week a go new and can't get grass bagger dealer said they don't make one yet payed for bagger when got mower did offer refund and can't get bumper either done pay for both sended http://www.simplicitymfg.com/ a email nere here back from ... read more

  • Beautiful cut, excellent build, turns so sharp I could be thrown!

    Jul 11, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Quality build, bagger suction, feature for money, beautiful cut/rear roller
    Cons: Blow by baffle needed with bagger. Rear roller gets hung in woods.

    Summary: After much debate and research I decided on this tractor vs a Ryobi hydro at Hdepot and a John Deere LT155. Paid 2199.00 for the 38" with foot hydro and 18hp Kohler Command. Also bought the bagger kit for $415.00. (ouch) Simplicity puts together a ... read more

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