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Craftsman (54") 26HP V-Twin Turn Tight Hydrostatic Yard Tractor

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Craftsman Mowers and AccessoriesModel: 28858
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2.3 out of 52.3 out of 52.3 out of 52.3 out of 52.3 out of 5
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Grade
Semi Pro Lawn Mowers
Style
Garden Tractor
Surface Area
Office Building, Farm, or Parks
Large
Terrain
Hilly Terrain
Hilly
Width
54

Cutting Inches
Engine
26 HP Briggs & Stratton Platinum V-Twin Engine
Designed to handle large lawns up to 2 acres
V-twin engine runs smoothly with less noise & vibration
3 gallon fuel tank delivers more cutting with fewer refills

11 Gauge Steel Frame
Exceptional durability & stability

54" Wide Stamped Steel Deck
Cut large areas faster; spring loaded for easy lifting
6 cutting positions from 1.5 to 4 inches to match lawn conditions
Four gauge wheels prevent scalping

Foot Pedal Drive
Convenient speed control & manueverability

Deck Wash Cleaning System
Easily rinse clippings & debris off the 3 steel blades

Turn Tight Technology
Super-tight 6 inch turning radius saves time around obstacles

Cruise Control
Mow large flat areas quickly & easily

Electric Clutch For Attachments
Easily power accessories (sold seperately)


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Engine
Engine Brand
Briggs & Stratton
Starting System
12-Volt Key Start
Engine Cycle
4-Cycle
HP
26 HP
CC
724 CCs
Fuel Tank Size
3 Gallons
Engine Cylinders
2 Cylinders
Oil Filter
Yes
Deck
Cutting Options
Side-Discharge
Deck Material
11-Gauge
Deck Construction
Stamped
Blades
3 Blades
Deck Positions
6 Positions
Cutting Height
1.5-4 Inches
Deck Lift System
Manual
Drive
Speeds
Variable
Maximum Speed
5.2 MPH
Maximum Reverse Speed
2.9 MPH
Drive Wheels
Rear Wheels
Drive System
Hydrostatic
Accessories
Seat Type
High Back
Hour Meter
Included
Headlights
Included
Wheels
Front Tire Size
15 x 6 Inch
Front Axle
Cast-Iron
Rear Tire Size
20 x 10 Inch
Tire Type
Pneumatic Wheels
Overview
Weight
556 Pounds
Consumer Warranty
2 Years
UPC
085388586803
Model
28858
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Craftsman 28858 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
2/5
Quality
2/5
Performance
3/5
Value
2/5
Overall
2.3 out of 52.3 out of 52.3 out of 52.3 out of 52.3 out of 5
Pros
Good Buy (1)
Reliable (1)
Easy To Use (1)
Durable (1)
Brigs Stratton Engine Is... (1)
Cons
Low Quality (2)
Unreliable (1)
Sears Will Not Allow You... (1)
Grease Nipples Missing O... (1)
Seat Can't Be Adjusted (1)
25% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Curt W.
Saskatoon, CA
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
JUL.
15
2016
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Low Quality Riding Mower At Midrange Price
We bought our craftsman riding mower 26 hp with 52" deck I believe about 2 years ago. So far what we have found is a few things. The brigs & straton engine is powerful and nearly unstoppable. Oil changes are easy and same with filters and spark plugs.

Cons: the seat on ours is NOT adjustable so if you don't fit on it (my tiny wife) you never will fit on it ever. The deck was poorly built and I already had a weld on it break (luckily I have a welder handy so got it repaired... more
Pros: Brigs Stratton Engine Is Great
Cons: Low Quality, Seat Can't Be Adjusted, Grease Nipples Missing Or Near Impossible To Reach, Sears Will Not Allow You To Give Honest Review On Their Site
Curt Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Bob S.
Hallettsville, TX
Total Helpful Votes
51 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUL.
04
2014
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Turn Tight Means Bent Axles.
I am now on my 3rd front axle, 2nd set of front wheels, 4th set of wheel bearings, 2nd set of spindles, 5th C clamp. It only takes a tight turn at moderate speed to bend the axle. If you do not change it out immediately, the misalignment will damage the wheel bearings. When they crack the wheel comes off and in the process bends up the wheel hub. The mistake is thinking that the misalignment of the front end really isn't that bad and you can mow just one more time. Overall, Sears turn... more
Bob Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Randy
Total Helpful Votes
52 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
22
2014
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Do Not Purchase!
I purchased my tractor in 2012. I purchased the Maintenance agreement a few months later because I had so many problems! Belt comes off (at least once every time it is used), engine dies when it gets hot and will not restart (4 service visits the first year, 2 the next and 2 so far this year and it is only May!), battery replaced 2 times so far. Today it died after getting hot and the electrical system is dead.

You CANNOT afford their trash!!
Cons: Low Quality, Unreliable
Randy Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Scott F.
Sulphur, LA
REVIEWED
JUN.
04
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Decent
Bought in spring of 2011 and have been using it to cut 4 acres since then, belt will come off if you try to cut to high grass , other than that it has been very reliable and gives a great cut for a mower with 3 blades. I would buy this again but I believe they changed manufacturers and the quality has gone down.
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Reliable, Good Buy
Scott Recommends This Craftsman Mower
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