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I just got my craftsman club ad, it has the LT2000 with a Kohler Pro Engine 17.5 for $1,179. I have a 1/2 acre to mow and its been way too tough cutting with a push mower 29" at a time. Was wondering what anyone's thoughts and or experience has been with the model. Thanks for everyone's input, I've never had riding mower before so any advice is greatly appreciated.
 

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Aside from the size of your land, you also need to think about what you might want to do with the tractor beside cutting grass. The LT2000 will pull a lawn cart or sweeper, but if you want to til a garden or plow snow or pull a plug aerator, you want to look a little further up the line towards a DYT4000 or a GT5000. Just get something you can grow with if you feel like you might want to tackle other projects in the future. Also read the post about "satisfaction gauranteed"
 

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Jaycodrake, the LT2K is great little machine. I have it's predecessor, theh LTX1000 and am very happy with it. In fact, I was so impressed, my buddy decided to buy an LT2000 for his yard, and he too is very happy.

If your plan is to cut grass and maybe pull a cart, you could not ask for better value. But as Sixchows says, if you're planning any hard gardening, upgrade to the GT or DGT model.

One other thing to consider, I believe the 17.5 Kohler is a 1 lunger. You may want to consider upping size to one of the two cylinder models, they are smoother and quieter. And make sure that the Kohler has the "pressure lube" - look for the automotive type oil filter.

Good luck.

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I've had my LT2K with the Kohler for 3 yrs. Love that Kohler! No smoke, no backfire & it's got 170 hrs on it. I use it to push snow, roll the yard & pull a broadcast spreader. Oh yeah, I also mow with it!
 

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Jaycodrake,

I've had mine with a 15.5hp Kohler/auto for 4.5 years now and have had zero problems. The Kohler is strong and starts easily.

I also mow about 1/2 acre with a 2 bin bagger. I have hauled wood, dirt, chips and other items in a 17cft trailer with it. It would loose traction before it bogged the Kohler down. I would highly recommend one.
 

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Went to Sears today and made the purchase. My LT2000 will be delivered Tuesday. Thanks again for everyone's advice and suggestions. Can't wait to cut grass on Tuesday.

Jaycodrake
 
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