Craftsman Model 917.28745 Garden Tractor
The Craftsman Model 917.28745 Garden Tractor is nearly perfect. The Kohler 26.0 engine delivers tremendous power. I have also found there is plenty of power for towing the Craftman rotor tiller and discs for those with larger gardening in mind.
The attachments go on and off quickly. You might look at their optional weights and tire chains if you want to use the discs.
The 54 inch mower deck makes short work of our 3 acres of hilly yard. The mower deck comes off without too much problems, but I definitely recommend you take plenty of digital pictures of the event so you can more easily reassemble the deck when the time comes.
The pictures in the book are ok, but you will be glad you have your own snapshots. Also while you can probably do this deck change by yourself, an extra pair of hands will make the job go a lot easier.
I got the brush cover the front of my tractor and Its already saved me several dents and dings. I have noticed that getting on and off the mover is a little bit of a challenge because of how they placed the attachment lift lever. It tends to snag your leg a little.