Review By : eb1311 on May 6 2010 12:00AM
Price Paid : $1,400.00
Years of Use : 1-year
Implements : 46" mower deck.
Purchased From : Sears
Strengths Has a good finished cut. Is comfortable and has ergonomic features. Plenty of power and motor doesn't bog down under a load going through thick grass. Easy to maintain. Has a position on the ignition switch that allows you to cut while in reverse.
Weaknesses The YTS3000 is not the mower for someone that has to cut on even small grades. The hydrostatic transmission is unable to maintain constant speed, constantly moving the trans control handle. Speeds up going downhill, slows down going uphill. Called factory support the week I bought it, they said that is the way they are. Neighbor has a cheap 14 hp Husky that has no problems on grades. Deck wash out system is only good if the grass is very dry when cutting.
Overall Descent mower only if your lawn is completely flat. Have 20 hours on it now and still fires right up. Expected better performance for the price paid. Wishing now I would have bought a Deere.
Parts : 8 Performance : 4
Ease of Use : 9 Financing :
Reliability : 9 Overall : 7