Lawn Tractor / June 10, 2018 / admin.
However most accidents with lawn tractors do happen on slopes - no matter how low the center of gravity a steep slope will have the last laugh. The best thing to do is plant ground cover on the slope which will prevent erosion - and yet never need mowing. Always wear ear protectors and safety glasses and sturdy shoes. Never have a "lawn mower race" - if you like to get some speed out of your tractor do it on a track in a recognized event - not on your own lawn. Never mow with an audience. Kids may become distracted and run in front or behind you and be hit by flying rocks. Never mow with passengers. If your mower jams turn everything off. Clear any jam with a tool - not with your bare hand. A manual will come with your lawn tractor. Read it and keep it in a safe place so you can refer to it when needed.
If you have a large lawn and need to do a lot of hauling or digging it may be time to move up from a small riding mower to a more powerful lawn tractor. Youll save a great deal of time in mowing your lawn that you can then spend doing something a bit more enjoyable. Of course lots of people enjoy the feeling of power that mowing a lawn gives them. Richard Widmark in an article in Architectural Digest way back in 1991 said "Mowing is very satisfying. Its all about wanting everything to be neat and under control." Large lawns take a lot of water and a lot of fertilizer to look their best all year round unless you are careful to choose those types of grasses that dont need a lot of water and typically dont need a lot of fertilizer.
The same is true for the Model 28885 which also comes with the better warranty as well as nice-to-have features such as a deck wash system ergonomic steering wheel and higher more comfortable seat. If these Craftsman LT2000 models sound appealing to you a good next step is to do a little more research and perhaps speak with a knowledgeable Sears professional. Rest assured however that these lawn tractors offer exceptional performance and durability for the price. As long as you use them the way they were intended and properly maintain them you will get many years of quality work out of them.
In addition to a full two-year warranty it includes a five-year frame and lifetime front axle warranty. The 28885 is only available in black. Neither of these lawn tractors will mow in reverse and neither is suited to hauling heavy loads regularly. So if these capabilities are important to you you may want to consider more heavy-duty lawn tractors or better garden and yard tractors. However both have plenty of power to mow lawns and are great for lawns between half an acre and two acres. They also both can accommodate light attachments and a bag for lawn clippings. Its worth noting that the less expensive Model 28884 features the same motor as higher-priced lawn tractors made by other manufacturers.