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Scotts S2048 Review



Overall Rating:
rating
 3.60
Build Quality:
4
Features:
rating
3
Performance:
rating
4
Value:
rating
4
Reliability:
rating
3


Almost 10 Years Old and Engine Blown Posted by Michael Shafer on 01/27/2012

No hour meter, so I'm unsure how much use this tractor actually saw before the motor froze. I used Mobil 1 100% synthetic for each of the oil changes and the premium oil filters...changed at least twice per season and mowed 1/2 an acre for all but 3 of its years of service where it then mowed 3 acres.

Powered by a Kohler Command, it seemed to get great gas mileage and didn't start smoking until the last couple years of its life.

The mower deck was built very tough and is still completely intact without any spindle replacements.

The Hydro is original and must have been pretty tough because I used it to pull logs out of the forest with a logging chain on more than one occasion....Loftis Small Engine in Ozark can put a brand new 27 HP B&S engine for under a grand.....if I hadn't already purchased a new Husqvarna GTH26V52LS, I've have gone ahead with the new motor as the rest of this tractor has a lot of life left in it.....I'll still likely do this in the future...for right now, it sits in my backyard waiting for a new motor.

ITEM INFORMATION
Model year: 2001 Date Purchased: 06/01/2001 Number of Hours:
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pros: Cheaper than a Deere, Tough Hydro, Big tires, well made deck. Cons: Kohler Command crapped out much earlier than I'd have expected. Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 Acres Location: United States Missouri I also considered buying:
REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
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