46" Craftsman Rider GT V-Twin 20 HP

by Tetramobile
(Watertown, NY)

I really wish that I could say that I’m really manly and I knew all that information about my mower off the top of my head, but I don’t. I’m horrible at that type of thing. Although, I do know my way around this mower and I have to say that it’s really great. This is my second mower.


The first one I had wasn’t a craftsman and because of that reason it didn’t last that long. This mower is super great, super powerful and is able to handle anything. This isn’t the top of model and this isn’t the base model. This is a nice middle of the road model.

While this isn’t brand new, it still runs that way. Although, I do take care of it to make sure that it stays that way. I keep it stored away during the winter time, although, I have thought about attaching a snow plow to it and using it, I just haven’t got around to doing it.

The only problem that I’ve really had with the mower was the actual blade attachment kind of got bent where it connects to the mower. Now, I know that I could have bought a replacement, but I’m not the kind of person to just leave things be… AKA cheap, lol. I took some lead and I remade the attachment so that it’s good as new.

Sure, it’s a little banged up looking, but when it’s under the mower nobody will know the difference. I have to say that the noise is pretty good. It’s not silent, but it’s not as loud as my neighbors push mower… trust me.. it’s not as loud.

I would have to say that the next time I’m going to buy a new mower; I’m going to by a Craftsman one because they really do stick by their product and their quality is pretty great.

Pros
- can handle anything
- powerful

Cons
- bent blade attachment
- not silent (but not too loud)

Rating
4 out of 5

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Aug 04, 2012
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Belt Replacement
by: Anonymous

You will need to remove the whole deck to replace the belt properly. My advice if you plan to do it yourself is to go to Youtube and type in "Craftsman 50" 20hp mower belt change". You get a dozen or so vids demonstrating a belt change. You can also google the belt diagram or get it from Sears. That's the beauty of owning a craftsmen, theres a Sears around every corner, at least in Texas there is. Good luck!

Jul 13, 2012
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secondary belt
by: Angela

Hey anyone know how to put a secondary belt on a Craftsman v-twin 50" blade riding lawnmower? Do I need to take all the parts of the deck in order to do so?I am trying to do this for the church , so I can mow the lawn, but the secondary belt broke. Thank youI

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