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Craftsman 917.270930 Review



Overall Rating:
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 3.30
Build Quality:
3
Features:
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4
Performance:
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5
Value:
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4
Reliability:
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4


Modified 42" Craftsman Riding Mower with Snowthrower Attachment Posted by Jason Raasch on 08/13/2014

I purchased this unit used with a blown 18.5 hp B&S engine (the last guy tried running it without oil). I decided to get a replacement engine through my employer (Briggs & Stratton), but I chose to go with a 25 hp twin.

A couple of years ago I ran across a 2-stage snowthrower attachment which I added to my collection. The tractor is immune to bogging down and even the wettest, thickest grass is no match for the over-sized engine and high lift mulch blades.

The snow thrower works reasonably well, but I wish the tunnel was bigger so I could get more throughout (move more snow faster). If I go too fast, the snow thrower has a tendency to plug up.

The tractor itself isn't the most heavy duty feeling but it gets the job done. I do wish the steering was designed to be more durable. My bushings and links are pretty sloppy.

ITEM INFORMATION
Model year: 0 Date Purchased: 06/10/2007 Number of Hours:
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pros: Affordable, powerful, comfortable. Cons: Light duty. Type of User: Equipment Mfg. Employee Location: United States Wisconsin I also considered buying:
REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
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