We bought a Husqvarna 2248 nearly four years ago, it has only needed normal
maintenance since then. Never a breakdown.
The one thing I think I would say gives it the edge over others is the
transmission... VERY easy to use.
Here is today's equivalent
Ours has the Kawasaki engine though
As far as RBM's reply.. I am green with envy. I could only dream of owning a
We have an OLD Kubota tractor, and though it has been run hard and put up
wet it still works like a champ considering the abuse it has taken in it's
Another thing you may consider is a zero turn mower. We mow about 6 acres.
If I had known then what I know now, I would have bought one of those
Less abuse on your back and shoulders and you can get the job done much more
I realize a bit off topic, but am posting here rather than on a lawn
& garden NG because I feel the answers here regarding mowers are far
I have a Craftsman 42" - 18 HP mower that is 11 years old. I want
to replace it and will not consider another Sears product because of
the parts situation. Replaced the steering mechanism last year,
part cost $75, shipping was $62; not for me.
Anyway, am considering a Cub Cadet; 50" (three blades), 22 HP
Kawasaki engine. $3,000.
Also thinking about a Hustler (No details on specs yet) and I heard
an ad about a Scag for home use, which I have not looked into, but
am sure it is going to be much costlier than the Cub. Also the
Hustler is also much more expensive.
I take care of my equipment oil / filter changes, lubed, blades
sharpened, keep in garage out of weather. But I am wondering about
parts availability for the three types.
Anyone have any experience and/or suggestions. BTW, I am thinking
that I can nurse the old Craftsman through this year and wait until
winter when I should be able get a better deal.
I have a little over an acre to mow; Are these mowers an overkill?
Thanks for your input, Bob