2017 Craftsman Lt1000 18 Hp Manual
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The Craftsman LT1000 garden tractor lawn mower is often known by it’s serial number, the Craftsman 27639. Both refer to the same tractor mower. The engine powering the LT 1000 is an Intek model from Briggs and Stratton. This is a two stroke, 1 cylinder model that pumps out 18 hp.
The cylinder in this Briggs and Stratton engine has a cast iron cylinder sleeve for an extra long operating life. The engine stay oiled thanks to a fully pressurized lubrication system. This engine on the Craftsman LT1000 powers the mower deck and the wheels.
The mowing deck has a cutting width of 42 inches (it’s total width is a good bit higher than this due to the plastic discharge flap on the side). Inside the deck are 2 blades working together to give a nice smooth, even cut to your lawn. The deck has an operating range of 2.5 inches, from a low of 1.5 inches above the ground to a high of 4 inches above the ground. For dealing with the cut grass clippings, you have 3 choices.
Many people just leave the grass clippings to fly out the side of the deck and lay on the grass. Unfortunately this can prove to be rather unsightly, so what some people do is purchase a bagger to collect them or use a mulching kit to turn them into a fast rotting mulch. Power to the wheels on the Craftsman LT1000 is controlled by a gear shift transmission. This gives the operator 6 different speeds going forwards, while in reverse they just have one speed. The fuel tank that supplies the engine with gasoline can hold up to 4.7 liters (1.25 US gallons). If you have ever owned or operated the LT 1000 garden tractor lawnmower, then please feel free to leave a review of it below, making sure to mention what you like and dislike about it. Easy to operate, and very dependable.
Year of Manufacture: 2005 Pros: 1) 13 years of service! I cut my acre of Paradise at least once a week from April to September, and less frequently leading up to and from the cooler months. Though I’ve never kept track, that has to be at least 30+ times a year, at 2.5 hours a pop.
So I guess the LT 1000 has about 1000 hours on it now. The Briggs 31H777-0297-E1 just keeps on trucking. 2) No gas pedal. My wife’s’ knees are shot, and she is very thankful that she doesn’t have to hold a gas pedal down for a couple hours each week. 3) Easy to get parts at Sears. Cons: 1) The transmission brake/clutch assembly gets clogged with grass and dirt very easily, causing poor braking and shifting.
2) The mower deck is difficult to keep a level adjustment on it, and has no anti-scalp wheels. 3) The drag link between the front wheels gets bent very easily, causing poor steering. This is probably caused by operator error, however there are many models out there that have a different design that doesn’t have a drag link crossing the front.
Attachments: Just a mower deck. Love these mowers enough to trade john deere for the last one Year of Manufacture: 2001 Pros: Bought the 2001 lt 1000 from party that sears told it would take 900 dollars to fix. Repaired it all for 100.00. Traded 175 jd for 2004 both excellent machines.
They both handle very well, and the hydros make life easy. I did install the 3.5 gallon fuel tank under the seat, does not run out of fuel any more. Love the cheap way the deck can be repaired.
2001 mounted snowblower and cab. I mow with the 2004. Also have gt 6000 bought new in 1990, has 48 inch dirt & snowblade on it. All three aer workhorses. Cons: Original fuel tank too small. Attachments: 42 inch snowblower, 42 inch snowblade, 48 inch dirt/snowblade, lawn sprayer, trailer. Modifications: Put battery in front, 3.5 gal fuel tank under seat on both lt 1000.
The best mower ever built, Made in USA Year of Manufacture: 0 Pros: I can remember when i was like 2 and 3 bieng one the ole craftsman and when i was about 8 i was mowing and working it hard from mowing to pulling, it never gave a sign of weakness or regret, it chugged along with only a new front end, looks great, great motor, 6 speed overall the best mower ever, beats all new mowers by far. Made in America Cons: It needed a new front end and the engine died in early 2016 but is now running good, i put new pushrods gaskets and a end cap on the starter Attachments: Bagger, rebel flag Modifications: New front end. I bought this tractor used from the company I had worked for. They used it a handful of times and decided to get a lawn service.
It sat for 10 years covered up in a warehouse, and it still looked brand new. I bought a battery and drained the old gas out and replaced it with new gas and to my surprise it fired up. The fuel lines were cracked and leaking and I replaced all of those along with a new gas filter. I changed the fuel filter several times the first season to help flush the old gas out. 5 years removed from the first day and the tractor is running great.
The engine runs smooth and starts every time. I still replace the fuel filter each season to keep the carburetor clean. I do the regular maintenance each spring and fall and also clean and wipe it down after each use. It will soon be washed and waxed and put away for another winter and will be ready for me in the spring. In the end I could have bought a new tractor, a John Deere with a plastic hood or other newer model with thin metal and more plastic parts.
I’m glad I rescued this old tractor and plan on having it for more years to come. Year of Manufacture: 2002 Pros: Very reliable and easy to get parts for when needed. Deutz Engine F4m2015 Manual.
Hydro-static transmission. 21 hp twin engine lots of power.
Cons: Turning radius is not very tight. No oil filter.
Problems keeping the dick level. Attachments: 3 bin bagger attachment – love this. Modifications: None. I bought this tractor in 2004 in a hurry as we had just moved into the new house and lawn, about 1.5 acres, needed to be mowed badly. I already owned a Craftsman push mower that I brought with me from California and had owned other Craftsman push mowers over the years so I went to Sears website and this one was on sale for approximately $800 so I bought it and had it delivered. Mind you this was the first tractor I had ever bought as lawns in California are almost non-existent in size. My only other experience with tractors had been an Allis Chalmers B110 that my Father bought and I used in the 60’s and early 70’s when I lived in New Jersey.
While this was a decent tractor with more HP, 17.5, than the Allis Chalmers it was nowhere near the tractor that it was. At first I tried mulching with it but it was not capable of that even with the mulching kit. So then I bought a bagger for it which for the most part worked well except when the grass was wet as I tend to mow my grass high.
It always started right up and ran flawlessly up until about 2 years ago. First the return spring for the PTO blade engagement broke so it was difficult to disengage the blades.
I replaced that but then it broke again early this year. Last year the mower started scalping the lawn on the slopes and this year the flat areas as well so I figured that it was either time for some heavy duty maintenance or time to replace it. I figured that I would service it after I mowed last week and try to finish out the season with it and replace it next year with a bigger and better Craftsman. Well I didn’t finish mowing with it as the engine let go without warning after I was about half way finished mowing and I had to finish with my 12 year old non-self propelled Craftsman, boy what a work out at my age, fortunately it was a relatively comfortable day with low humidity and it was early evening so the sun had gone down somewhat. Had I to do it over again I would not have bought this machine for the size yard I have but having said that I really cannot say anything bad about it. I got just 1 month over 9 years use out of it and put about 1200 hours on an engine that probably wasn’t designed to last that long so I feel that I got my moneys worth out of it.
What did I buy to replace it you might be wondering? I ordered a John Deere D130 from John Deere that I should have in a day or so. Year of Manufacture: 2004 Pros: Reliable starting, easy operation Cons: No anti scalp wheels on mower deck, poor mulching ability, small gas tank, no fuel gauge. Attachments: Grass catcher, dethatcher, utility trailer, snow blade 1st year only. Modifications: None. I was once a mechanic and can make almost anything run a long time.
It’s not unusual to drive cars far beyond 200k miles. I can attest that this is one of those creations of which the term “planned obsolescence” was coined. I purchased from first owner in 2010 when it was 6 years old.
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