Craftsman Pro Series GT 54'' 26hp Hydrostatic Kohler Elite Garden TractorItem# 07198645000 | Model# 98645
|Overall Item Dimensions:||73.75 x 52.5 x 46|
|Cutting Deck & Blade:|
|Blade Type:||Hi Performance|
|Blade Width (in.):||2.5|
|Cutting Deck Material:||Steel|
|Cutting Deck Nose Roller:||Yes|
|Cutting Height Adjustment Type:||Hand Lever|
|Cutting Height Maximum (in.):||4|
|Cutting Height Minimum (in.):||1.5|
|Cutting Width (In.):||54|
|Number of Cutting Blades:||3|
|Controls and Features:|
|Blade Engagement Type:||Electric|
|Terrain Type:||Flat, Hilly|
|Frame Type:||Welded Channel|
|Front Axle Material:||Cast iron|
|Maximum Forward Speed (mph):||7.5|
|Maximum Reverse Speed (mph):||2.8|
|Mow in Reverse:||Yes|
|Number of Forward Speeds:||Infinite|
|Number of Reverse Speeds:||Infinite|
|Transmission Type:||Hydrostatic Automatic|
|Turning Radius (in.):||6|
|Cooling System Type:||Air Cooled|
|Engine Displacement (cc):||747|
|Number of Cylinders:||2|
|Wheels & Tires:|
|Front Tire Size:||15" X 6" - 6"|
|Rear Tire Size:||23" X 10.5" - 12"|
|Accessory or Attachment:|
|Hauling Equipment:||Light Hauling|
|Snow Blade or Thrower Capable:||None|
|Fuel Capacity (gal.):||4.000|
|Fuel Gauge Location:||On Tank|
|Speed Control:||Foot pedal|
|CARB Compliant:||Not Compliant with Cali. Air Resource Board|
Ratings & Reviews
With a huge 54” cutting path and a built-in 15” high-back seat with arm rests, the Craftsman GT Pro Series Tractor is not only a versatile workhorse, but also a comfortable, smooth-riding cutting machine. A super-powerful 744cc twin cylinder engine helps push this mower to speeds up to 7.5 mph. Equipped with Turn Tight Technology, this tractor delivers a tight, 6” turning radius for exceptional maneuverability. And with a cast iron axle, it durably performs on rough terrain.
- Kohler 26hp Elite Series Engine
- Pro filtration system offers added life expectancy
- Twin cylinder engine helps get the job done fast
- 54” 11 Ga. Stamped Reinforced Deck for superior cutting performance with electric PTO for ease of use
- EZ Blade Change offers tool-less blade change
- Turn Tight Technology provides 6” turning radius for superior maneuverability
- Fast speeds up to 7.5 mph
- Cast Iron Axle for added durability on rough terrain
- 15” High back Seat with arm rests for added comfort and support
- 3 Year Limited Warranty
Added on March 14, 2014
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Most Helpful Reviews
Blows white blue smoke when first cranking after sitting a couple of days. Back right rear wheel wobbles when rolling. Only used a half hour to mow a postage stamp sized yard. Was just trying it out before taking to the property I was planning on using this mower at. Will be taking this mower back to sears for a full refund.
This new Craftsman Pro Series GT 54 Hydrostatic Kohler Elite garden tractor is the finest mower I ever ought. I out preforms any mower I have ever owned or used. I have told many friends about it and said if they were in the market for a new mower this one would be a good choice.
I purchased the tractor 3 years ago in 2011. Since then The right front tire fell off and had to have the barring's replaced. The Head lights blew a fuse, it stopped running and had to have a fan replaced, then it had to have the transaxle replaced. It is now broke down yet again in my garage. I was mowing and as the motor kept running and the mower blades kept turning the tractor just stopped moving. I have no idea what is wrong. The thing is only 3 years old. I paid $3000 for the tractor and then spent another thousand for accessories Plus I had already purchased a pull behind rototiller. The warranty ran out last year. The only thing they are offering to do is schedule maintenance to come to my home for $100. Craftsman use to stand for quality. The tools and equipment stood the test of time and craftsman backed their products. Not anymore. The first issue I had with this tractor was within the second year of ownership. I have a ******** special sitting in the garage that only cost me $700 ten years ago and still runs to this date, If this were a quality tractor I would not have had so many problems in such a short time. And Yes I kept up on the maintenance. Do not purchase this tractor unless you like to repair things. I will never buy Craftsman again that is for sure.
The yellow, plastic, oil drain valve on the 54" Sears Garden Tractor is someone's idea of "the next best thing". Unfortunately, the combo spout-and-valve DOES NOT WORK, and it is mounted under the starter in a spot that is impossible to get at with your fingers. Why doesn't it work? Because your fingers need something with a LOT of texture to turn AND PULL THE VALVE INTO THE OPEN POSITION! If you get a GT with this "feature", have them replace it before you accept it, or be ready for a big oil spill and a dirty machine when you're done with your first oil change.
Great machine. The 54" cutting width is fantastic and makes the work of mowing easier and quicker. The 26 hp motor has plenty of power and the 6" turn radius allows you to make cuts so much easier. This machine also handles ground engaging equipment, which makes it a machine that does it all. I would recommend it to anyone who has a large, hilly area to mow or just wants a sturdier machine which can handle any type lawn.
I love my new lawn mower. I love the tight turn, for my use it is much better than a zero turn. If anyone is looking for a new mower this would be a great choice.
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