I bought a 42 craftsman lawn tractor June 2014. After five hours of operation the drive built came off.
After threatening to put the tractor on youtube sears sent new one. After three hours of operation the engine quit. Died. Next day started engine up and it ran for five minutes and again died.
I take care of my tools but this mower is crapman thru and thru. Infact talking to sales people they shy people away from this mtd version of mower because they have had so many complaints.
Avoid this tractor at all costs. Truly sad because craftsman, at one time was the mower to buy
Monetary Loss: $1150.