Sears’ has offered its Craftsman brand of tools since the late 1920s and in many ways the Craftsman name has become part of the fabric of American life, a fact that was recongised when, in a Harris Poll , Craftsman was rated by consumers as with the highest scores for ‘brand expectations’ and ‘trust’.
At the high end of Craftsman’s inventory, the Craftsman lawn tractor and riding lawn mower benefits from that tremendous brand reputation and, good news for buyers, often these high quality models can be found cheaply in a like new or reconditioned lawn tractor offers.
No doubt the Craftsman brand gains strength from the Sears connection and its familiarity to consumers. Nevertheless, it’s a pretty sophisticated market out there these days. Consumers think hard about their purchases and are not afraid to voice their dismay if the products they purchase don’t meet the standards they expect.
Therefore, we think that if you are considering purchasing a Craftsman lawn tractor, you can take a fair bit of comfort from the overall reputation of the brand.
That said, as always (and as we emphasise in our page on choosing the best lawn tractor ) you need to carefully consider your own particular requirements and whether the relevant machine is likely to meet those requirements before you buy.
Craftsman lawn tractor innovations
Crafstman has recently introduced what it calls ‘Turn Tight’ technology on its lawn and graden tractors. This gives the machine a turning radius of only 8 inches, which is certainly better than, for example, the 15 inch radius on the John Deere X304.
This is a valuable innovation if you are mowing an area with lots of trees, shrubs, flowerbeds or other obstacles because it would reduce the amount of maneuvering you’d have to do. It is also likely to mean that you won’t have to do so much ‘edge cutting’ with other tools.
Craftsman claims a 30% better turning radius than its competitors.
The Craftsman lawn and garden tractor range
Craftsman prides itself that whatever you needs may be, they will have the lawn tractor or riding mower to suit you. Judging by the size of the Craftsman range, there is surely some truth in that.
Follow the links to the Craftsman lawn tractors and riding lawn mower listed below to check out what is on offer. We’ll be adding to this list as we go along.
Or, for some absolute bargains on various reconditioned, as new Craftsman models, check out our special bargain lawn tractors section.
Craftsman Rear Engine 28 inch 12.5 hp Riding Lawn Mower
Craftsman 42 inch Briggs & Stratton 17.5 hp Gas Powered Riding Lawn Tractor
Craftsman 42 inch 19.5 hp Automatic Lawn Tractor
Craftsman 42 inch 21 hp Riding Mower
Craftsman 52 inch 26 hp Briggs & Stratton Zero Turn Riding Lawn Mower (ZTS6000).
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