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Scotts L1742 Review



Overall Rating:
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 3.40
Build Quality:
3
Features:
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3
Performance:
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3
Value:
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5
Reliability:
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3


Scotts 1742 w/42'' 2 stage snowblower Posted by REOClinton on 10/21/2010

Its a gear drive tractor with a 42" deck and a 42" 2 stage snow blower. 17 horsepower Briggs single cylinder. I bought it for a friend. I paid $200.

It needed a solenoid, battery, wheel weights and chains. And the main drive pulley off the engine failed. Got it welded back together for $20. I spent $140 in parts--some of which came from Craigslist. Altogether, it cost me less than $400.

I know it says Scotts by John Deere, but its an MTD. It seems a little flimsy for operating what appears to be a very well built 2 stage snow blower, with zerk fittings everywhere. It became the L series John Deere. Does anyone have experience with these as snow blowers?

My friend is not very handy and lives a distance from me. He has a 1000 foot gravel driveway to clear. Some of the grade is 15, or degrees, or more. Its a winding driveway on the side of a mountain. Do you think this will this work? I don't want them to have a batch of headaches.

ITEM INFORMATION
Model year: 2001 Date Purchased: 08/31/2010 Number of Hours: 500
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pros: The price--$400 seems very inexpensive. Cons: Questionable durability. Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 Acres Location: United States Maryland I also considered buying: Cub Cadet GT1554, Craftsman GT5000
REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
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