John Deere is the egregious one here.Dr Griffin said:I know the newer Craftsmans are not as good as they used to be. A friend who has owned Craftsman for decades bought a new one a couple years ago and has sworn them off. He says the bagging system does not pick up nearly as well as the old system; he's had a leaking gasket, stalling problems under load and a snapped crank/belt pulley (fixed under warranty)! The phrase "you get what you pay for" unfortunately applies to pretty much anything sub $2000 in lawn tractors. Corner cutting is rampant in all forms of business, but quality is still offered if you lay down enough green.
My neighbor has one of these and swears by it.alabamaroberts said:I bought a Cub Cadet XT1 42" cut a few months ago. It's an awesome riding mower for me. My yard is right at an acre and I actually enjoy mowing now (not considering its been 100 degrees here in Alabama). I got mine at Tractor Supply Co for $1499 + tax. I know Home Depot sells them too. I'm happy with mine.
The K46 has a "lifespan" of 3 years. Sure people have made it longer.Clinton McClure said:I have a John Deere L110 which has the K46V transmission. Bought it new in 2003 from a John Deere dealer (a farm implement company) and the same company picks it up, services it and drops it back at my house every winter. Still runs like the day I bought it. What is your issue with the K46 tranny?
Is this correct? If so, what's an entry level price for one with cruise control?I was told by a local dealer today that if I don't want to hold pedal down, I need one with cruise control.
Cruise control on a lawn mower works exactly like the emergency brake.Jim Mcc said:Is this correct? If so, what's an entry level price for one with cruise control?