I bought tractor via Sears outlet had it trucked. My first problems came soon after I started using tractor. I mow about 4 acres, 2 of which are real lawn type.
The drive belt broke and then steering turned in different directions. Sears service really A& E came and fixed belt and tried to fix steering. 2nd time fixed steering some what. I am now waiting for parts under warranty and the repair person at least 3 weeks out of service. Easy to order or get parts very slow delivery.
Steering is a real issue I think, front wheels can turn and do 90 degrees. I may have to just repair and replace parts as new Garden tractors under $3,000 are about the same.