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    Default Craftsman YS4500 LE

    Well I originally had purchased a Craftsman LT3000 with hydro and it was damaged in shipping. So sears ordered me a second one and that too was damaged!! I got fed up and told them I wanted a refund. The manager then upgraded me to a YS4500 LE for free so I took the offer. Basically i got a YS4500 LE for 1199.00 but it won't be delivered until next tuesday. Not sure what the difference is from a LT3000 but I know the YS4500 has 22HP B&S V-Twin which is nice and it sits higher. It also has hydro trans, hour meter, gas gauge, and a few other features I don't know about. Does anybody else know what this tractor offers?

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    Sounds like a nice mower but you want to read the reviews first?

    http://shopping.yahoo.com/p:Craftsma...VkBHNsawNiZ3Qy

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    Default Re: Craftsman YS4500 LE

    Quote Originally Posted by ChevyBlazerBoy
    Well I originally had purchased a Craftsman LT3000 with hydro and it was damaged in shipping. So sears ordered me a second one and that too was damaged!! I got fed up and told them I wanted a refund. The manager then upgraded me to a YS4500 LE for free so I took the offer.
    I can find two different machines with the same "YS4500" model number on the Sears site. I'm going on Thursday to order this one:

    Sears YS4500

    I sure hope I don't have the same issues you had!
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    Note the review thing at that link on Yahoo is a merchant review and not a review on the machine itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fordlords
    Note the review thing at that link on Yahoo is a merchant review and not a review on the machine itself.

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    And the way I read that review, sears will not take care of you as usual. They sell a descent product with no service? What good is that if there is no service after the sale.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChevyBlazerBoy
    Does anybody else know what this tractor offers?
    If it meets your needs with your lot size, etc then I say go for it!

    Did you run it past Gatorboy first?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChevyBlazerBoy
    Well I originally had purchased a Craftsman LT3000 with hydro and it was damaged in shipping. So sears ordered me a second one and that too was damaged!!
    If that is not a red flag, I don't know what is. I find it hard to believe you are going for a third -- hoping for 3 times a charm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyM
    If it meets your needs with your lot size, etc then I say go for it!

    Did you run it past Gatorboy first?
    yup.....I guess he did!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatorboy
    If that is not a red flag, I don't know what is. I find it hard to believe you are going for a third -- hoping for 3 times a charm?
    Hey I don't care at this point. I have given up all hope in budget lawn equipment and decided to take the risk. If it works out I end up with a tractor worth a lot more than i paid for and if it doesn't, well i will just return it like i did the other two and go somewhere else. . If I do get the tractor and it dies I will just set my **** lawn on fire. Burn every last blade of grass down to cracked dry soil, sit back on my deck and drink a beer.

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    What does it mean to "Purge the hydro" and what does that entail?

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