Craftsman 17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor model# 28803
(Sterling, Colorado, USA)
Absolutely amazing mower for the price... I bought this baby a few years ago and absolutely adore it. I use to it for anything and everything I can not only do I use it to mow my 3 acres but also to carry a cart... which comes in extremely handy with gardening, spraying fertilizer, and applying pesticides…
but I also use it with a drag line... as well as with a leaf collector cart thingy… I especially like the mulching functions on this mower… you can just bag it and you have instant compost for your lawn. I do enjoy the manual transmition it gives me just an extra bit of control when pulling with this mower.
It has a ton of power and handles the cart without any problems... it also has a cup holder which comes in handy… that way your hand wont warm your beer and your beer wont chill your hand. One feature I really liked was the fact that the blade stays engaged while you are in reverse... I have several large telephone posts on my property which I have to mow around being able to mow in my forward gears and my reverse gear is a huge time saver...
This mower doesn’t have all the fancy #’s or options… but for the price it has a ton of small details which make it well worth the price… which by the way is extremely cheap when you compare it to other mowers in the same class.
In my opinion you can get any more mowers for the money!!!