I was wondering if someone knows what a 8 year old Craftsman lawn tractor
is worth. Here are the details: 18hp Kohler engine, 42" deck, rear
baggers, electric start. New parts: drive belts, muffler, mandrel pull,
spark plugs, fresh oil. Tractor has a little rust under seat and some spot
rust on the deck. I paid $4200 cdn in the summer of 96. The only problem
with it has been starting. It will take a while to start when its cold,
sometimes up to 15sec of cranking. When the engine is hot it won't start.
I've been told that it could be the engine coil that has a small hairline
crack in it. What would a new one cost for this tractor? How long do these
tractors last and what is a good tractor? I cut 2.5 acres which is mostly
hills but it has some flat spots. I also have a large garden with lawn
pathways. Thanks for your help.