fate played its hand and my sears lawn tractor threw a rod.... i only changed the iol maybe 15 hours ago too.....but I bought it used in the spring...I use it about 6 hours a weekend at least, more when i was thatching the yard..i went through three belts...I had to cut out all the junky blade barakes.... they were useless...and there was a niose in the rear when i leaned over in a sharp trun....so instead of just buying a $600 B&S replacement engine...I looked for a new tractor...i just bought this house in dec and I am cutting about 6 acres of grass!!
i went to LOWES and they had a demo-repaired sale going on...This JD D170 had 2 hours on it....it just would not go one time when it was started...the dealer fixed it...and the owner got a new tractor... this one went on discount....$2800 normnall...I paid $1900... and I get the full bumper to bumper warranty for 2 years..
54 " cut....that should cut down the grass cutting time..it is so quiet and it has a 25 hp engine.. i dont plan to plow snow haul dirt, JUST cut grass( i have a JD 750 compact tractor for heavy work.)
so I didnt think I needed a Premium( read $4000 + tractor)...
i have 6.5 hours on it in one day already!!
lets hope i keep my smile for a while