Craftsman YT 3000 Review
The Craftsman YT 3000 features a 21hp engine with hydrostatic automatic transmission, two cutting blades, a 46-inch cutting deck, spring- loaded deck-lift system, and 16-inch turning radius. Users like the even cut, powerful engine, and all-around nimble performance.
Craftsman YT3000 reviews rate this model as one of the best buys in the Sears lineup of lawn tractors. In a Craftsman YT3000 review on MySears, one user says the mower easily cuts grass going up hill and down, in forward and reverse, and runs over sticks and stones and hauls a trailer filled with fieldstone. Other reviews comment on the Craftsman YT3000's prowess at plowing through thick, wet grass with barely a hiccup and cutting at a consistent, even height. Craftsman YT3000 reviews on the Sears site also praise the power and speed, the bagging and fine cut on the mulching, and the convenience of a lever-operated hydrostatic drive; one owner says this model cut his mowing time by 60%. Other features that appeal to users include an easy-to-replace oil filter, adjustable seat, deck washout port, and brakes that lock on a dime. All is not perfect, however. We read a few Craftsman YT3000 reviews grousing about vibrations and jerkiness. But praise for this model far outweighs the minor critiques.
This cheap lawn tractor is fully featured. It includes a one-cylinder, 21-horsepower Briggs & Stratton Platinum hydrostatic engine and a 2.5-gallon gas tank. It turns a tight 16" radius on four wheels (larger in the back), and the spring-loaded 46-inch deck can be moved into six cutting positions ranging from 1.5 to 4 inches. Cruise control comes in handy, especially for larger yards. The Craftsman YT3000 accepts hauling equipment, lawn care attachments, a snow blade thrower, and two- and three-bin baggers. A mulch kit is available for an extra charge. The Craftsman YT3000 comes with a full two-year warranty and a five-year warranty on the frame and front axle.
With its strong engine, easy-to-replace parts, and hard-to-beat price, this riding mower has the makings of a winner. If you're mowing in tight spaces, check out the 42" model.