Don't fall into the trap of buying a craftsman lawn mower tractor from Sears. It is always breaking down for one thing or another.
I have a 3500 craftsman lawn tractor. When you need a part for it you could only get it from them. What does this mean that most of the times they do not have your part ready available or in stock. This means they will charge you a delivery fee on top of the part fee; even if it is delivered to their parts store.
The machines break down they want for you to take it to them so they could rip you off on fixing them. In other words don't buy from Sears.
Review about: Craftsman Lawn Tractor.