This mower has been updated: Go here to read my review: Craftsman 42 in 17.5 hp LT 1500 Lawn Tractor Model 28881 Review
The LT Yard Tractor is all new this year. It features a B&S Silver series motor and a 7 speed shift on the go transmission. The mower has no history and I will not have a chance to test it until April 15. So … this review will only cover a visual inspection and my first impressions of the machine.
Listed on Sears,com as: Craftsman 17.5 hp 42 inch Lawn Tractor
Read My Review Below These Specs:
Ca Model: 28911
Engine HP: 17.5
Engine Brand: Briggs & Stratton Silver
Transmission: 7 speed shift on-the-go
Transmission Control: Fender Control with Foot Clutch
Mower Width: 42 inches
Cutting Positions: 5
Gauge Wheels: None
Washout port: No
Blade Engagement: Manual
Turning Radius: 18 inches
Front Axle: Welded Tube
Rear Tires: 18 x 9.5
Seat: Low Back
Slide Seat Adjust: No
Service Minder: No
This mower is considerably different than the 2009 Model 28901 from last year. While it has the same gray paint scheme, the frame, deck, transmission, tires, controls and overall appearance are different.
The deck is very similar to the deck on the Yard Man Model 28906.
The frame is an “U” design. It appears to be strong and stiff for the price range of the mower. I don’t expect you to have any problems with this design.
That’s it for now. When I get a chance to drive it and as it gets some history I will update this review.