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Craftsman  Pro Series GT 54'' 26hp Hydrostatic Kohler Elite Garden Tractor

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Reg Price: $3389.99
Savings: $390.00
$2999.99

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Reg Price: $3389.99
Savings: $390.00
$2999.99

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Specifications & Dimensions

Dimensions:
Overall Item Dimensions: 73.75 x 52.5 x 46
Wheelbase (in.): 54
Cutting Deck & Blade:
Blade Material: Steel
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
Deckwash System: Yes
Number of Cutting Blades: 3
Controls and Features:
Blade Engagement Type: Electric
Blade Lift: Manual
Cruise Control: Yes
Product Overview:
Commercial/Residential: Commercial/Residential
Terrain Type: Flat, Hilly
Chassis:
Frame Material: na
Frame Type: Welded Channel
Front Axle Material: Cast iron
Drive System:
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
Turn Tight: Yes
Motor-Engine:
Cooling System Type: Air Cooled
Engine Brand: Kohler(r)
Engine Cycles: 2-cycle
Engine Displacement (cc): 747
Horsepower: 26
Number of Cylinders: 2
Wheels & Tires:
Front Tire Size: 15" X 6" - 6"
Rear Tire Size: 23" X 10.5" - 12"
Accessory or Attachment:
3 Bin Bagger Part Number: #24917
Accepts Bagger: Yes
Hauling Equipment: Light Hauling
Ground-Engaging Attach.: Yes
Snow Blade or Thrower Capable: Snow thrower, Snow blade
Fuel System:
Fuel Capacity (gal.): 4.000
Fuel Gauge Location: On Tank
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Gauge Accessory:
Gauges: na
Convenience Features:
Headlights: Included/Built In
Power Steering: None
Speed Control: Foot pedal
Certifications:
CARB Compliant: Not Compliant with Cali. Air Resource Board
Location: All other
Seat:
Arm Rests: Yes

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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
  • Snow Attachments sold separately: Snow Blade (#24414), Snow Thrower (42" #24837, 50" #25840), Tire Chains (#24868), Weight Kit (#24100), Wheel Weight (#24446)
  • Additional Attachments sold separately: Cart (#24043, #24489), Lawn Roller (#24250, #24251), Sweeper (#24222), Spreader (#24322), Lawn Vac (#25012, 25013)

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Added on March 14, 2014

 

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4 Reviewers (50.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Most Helpful Reviews

Praise16 found this helpful
Elandir
Jul 3 , 2014
Garden Tractor
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.
Criticism18 found this helpful
frenchstan
Aug 15 , 2014
Quick-Change oil drain valve DOES NOT WORK!
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.
 

mcasper139

Hermiston, OR

Sep 15 , 2014
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Steering

I just purchased my mower and used it one time on 2 acres of lawn. Did real well except for turning on hard surfaces such as cement or hard gravel. Backing out of the garage was nearly impossible if you have to turn at all. The front tires are toed in a lot so it just pulls it straight back even though the tires are turned. Works great on grass though.


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rjmobbley

Las Cruces, NM

Sep 10 , 2014
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Rider, Army colors, awsome machine, great Garden Tractor.

I am 60 years old this is by far the toughest and strongest rider that I have ever owned. It has done everything that I have asked it to do, cutting rough terrain, hauling yard debris, scraping my short road.....Awsome machine!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Sep 2 , 2014
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Garden Tractor

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.


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Aug 29 , 2014
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Purchases of a new tractor.

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 would recommend this product to a friend.

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Liedekerl

Freeport, MI

Aug 26 , 2014
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Kohler 26 HP 54" cut Excellerator GT Garden Tractor

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.


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Aug 15 , 2014
via sears.com
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Quick-Change oil drain valve DOES NOT WORK!

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.


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Elandir

Monticello, KY

Jul 3 , 2014
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Garden Tractor

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 would recommend this product to a friend.

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peg0189

Somerset, KY

Jun 20 , 2014
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Love Lawnmower

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.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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