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Craftsman 28858 Ratings
Overall Rating
2.3 out of 52.3 out of 52.3 out of 52.3 out of 52.3 out of 5
Brigs Stratton Engine Is... (1)
Good Buy (1)
Reliable (1)
Easy To Use (1)
Durable (1)
Low Quality (2)
Sears Will Not Allow You... (1)
Grease Nipples Missing O... (1)
Seat Can't Be Adjusted (1)
Unreliable (1)
25% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Bob S.
Hallettsville, TX
Total Helpful Votes
54 Helpful Votes
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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Total Helpful Votes
54 Helpful Votes
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
Total Helpful Votes
13 Helpful Votes
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
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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Curt W.
Saskatoon, CA
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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