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Posted: 4/28/2015 10:15:17 PM EDT
Looking for a new riding mower, have $1000 to spend on one. So far the choices are a Huskee from Tractor Supply, a Troy Bilt from Lowes, and a Craftsman from sears. All three are $999. Any thoughts?
Link Posted: 4/28/2015 10:16:22 PM EDT
I have using craftsman for years. no problems yet.
Link Posted: 4/28/2015 10:20:22 PM EDT
Motor?
grease zerks?
deck gauge and construction?
Link Posted: 4/28/2015 10:25:57 PM EDT
I'm not an expert, but I think they're nearly indistinguishable at the price point.

Get whichever color or stickers you like best.
Link Posted: 4/28/2015 10:27:51 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By diverman:
I have using craftsman for years. no problems yet.
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been using mine for ten years. no problems here either.
Link Posted: 4/28/2015 10:29:01 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By M3A1:
I'm not an expert, but I think they're nearly indistinguishable at the price point.

Get whichever color or stickers you like best.
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Pretty much this.
Link Posted: 4/28/2015 10:38:26 PM EDT
Do you have an aversion to buying one off CL? That's an item for which I wouldn't expect the majority of listings to be jacked up with tomfoolery.
Link Posted: 4/28/2015 10:58:21 PM EDT
Snapper rear engine.

Unsexy, but I don't care. been around forever.

Link Posted: 4/28/2015 10:58:27 PM EDT
I have a Huskee.
Hunk a junk.
Link Posted: 4/28/2015 11:00:41 PM EDT
I bought a Bolens at lowes 3 years ago. Paid 940 out the door.. The very first time I cut grass...



The OIL DRAIN POPPED OFF.. Drained every bit of oil.. Long grass, it was a while before I noticed it. Found he cap, refilled with oil, never gave nary a problem.. That's my .02 pennies.. Briggs and Stratton!! FTW!!!


Link Posted: 4/28/2015 11:09:14 PM EDT
Anything new in that price range is going to be a POS. Seriously. Take advantage of the 0% financing through Deere and buy an X series.
Link Posted: 4/28/2015 11:11:23 PM EDT
Find yourself a JD 345 for a little more and fly across your lawn
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 10:08:04 PM EDT
What about this? http://www.homedepot.com/p/Ariens-A175G42-Briggs-Stratton-42-in-17-5-HP-6-Speed-Gear-Front-Engine-Riding-Mower-960460067/205595120/
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