Craftsman LT1000


The Craftsman LT1000 garden tractor host is often known by its serial number, Craftsman 27639. Both refer to the same cutter of the cortesped. The engine that activates the LT 1000 is a Briggs and Stratton intek model. It is a tw o-stroke model and 1 cylinder that pumps 18 hp. The cylinder of this Briggs and Stratton engine has a cast iron cylinder shirt for an extra long operational life. The engine remains greased thanks to a fully pressurized lubrication system.

This Craftsman LT1000 engine activates the cutting platform and wheels. The cutting platform has a 4 2-inch cut width (its total width is a good piece higher than this due to the plastic fin of the discharge on the side). Within the platform there are 2 blades that work together to give a soft and uniform cut to your grass. The platform has an operating range of 2. 5 inches, from a minimum of 1. 5 inches above the ground to a maximum of 4 inches above the ground. For the treatment of cut grass cuts, it has 3 options. Many people let the cuts fly along the side of the roof and deposit on the grass. Unfortunately, this can be quite unstartic, so some people buy a collector to pick them up or use a crushing kit to turn them into a mulch that rots quickly.

The power to the wheels in the LT1000 of Craftsman is controlled by a transmission of the change. This gives the operator 6 various speeds that go ahead, while in reverse they have only one speed. The fuel tank supplied to the engine can contain up to 4. 7 liters (1. 25 US gallons). If you have ever possessed or operated the LT 1000 Garden Cortor Tractor, then please feel free to leave a review of it next, making sure you mention what you like and what you do not like.

13 Reviews of the Craftsman LT1000

My wife bought it for me as a project. She only paid $ 100 because they said the engine was frozen. They had put a new starter engine and the tires on it.

I checked: the engine was not frozen. I took a large key and hit the starter engine solenoid under the gas tank about 3 times and started.

I have been using it for more than a year and I have only had to change the strap of the cutting platform. I only use no n-eneanol 92 octane of gas in it and have had no problems to let it be established during the winter – it started last week.

The most likely culprit is an unbalanced cutting blade (or both). Remove the blades and place one on a large diameter shaft to check balance.(A small pin or nail will get stuck in one of the star-shaped notches and give you a false balance point.)Trim some material from the heavy side to balance it out. It shouldn’t take much. The other option is new blades, which never hurt and you can get different designs (mulching, forklifts, etc.). If that doesn’t work, you may need to replace the chucks as the good bad bearing after years of service. Luckily, you can get them for about $28 shipped. I had to replace one on mine so I did both at the same time. I hope this helps.

Very happy I never had to buy another mower… by the way never take it to sears to get looked at, they charge $70 to get it looked at. Find a place that will fix it for you.

This tractor was free but had been abused for years. I replaced the broken brake system; misaligned chucks; normal maintenance items (battery, plug, synthetic oil and filter; fuel filter; valve cover gasket-out-of-spec setting. Mower runs very well except for vibration it experiences when blades are engaged. PulleysIdlers are firm with no wobble in their bearings. Having spent $230 to salvage this otherwise great machine, I would love to be able to eliminate the vibration. Any suggestions? Thanks, Bob

Easy to handle and very reliable.

2) It has no throttle. My wife’s knees are wrecked, and she’s so thankful she doesn’t have to step on the gas for a couple of hours every week.

2) The mower deck is hard to keep a level trim on it, and it doesn’t have anti-scalp wheels.

I love these mowers enough to trade my last one in for a John Deere.

The best lawn mower ever built, Made in the USA

I bought this used tractor from the company I had worked for. They used it a handful of times and decided to hire a lawn service. He sat for 10 years covered in a warehouse, and it still looked brand new. I bought a battery, drained the old gas and swapped it with new gas and to my surprise it started. The fuel lines were cracked and leaking so I changed them all along with a new fuel filter. I changed the fuel filter several times the first season to help clean up the old gas. It’s been 5 years since day one and the tractor runs great. The engine runs smooth and starts every time. I keep changing the fuel filter every season to keep the carb clean. I do regular maintenance every spring and fall and also clean and clean after each use. Soon it will be washed and waxed and put away for another winter and will be ready for me in the spring. In the end you could have bought a new tractor, a John Deere with a plastic hood or another newer model with thin metal and more plastic parts. I’m glad I salvaged this old tractor and plan to keep it for more years.

No problem at all.

I bought this tractor in 2004 in a hurry as we had just moved into the new house and the lawn, about 1. 5 acres, was in dire need of mowing. I already had a Craftsman push mower that I brought back from California and had had other Craftsman push mowers over the years so I went on the Sears website and this one was on sale for about $800 so I bought it. and they gave it to me. Keep in mind that this was the first tractor I had ever purchased 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 1960’s and early 1970’s when he lived in New Jersey. Although this was a decent tractor with more HP, 17. 5, than the Allis Chalmers it wasn’t nearly the tractor it was. At first I tried mulching with it, but it was not capable of that, even with the mulching kit. So I bought a bagger that worked fine except when the grass was wet as I tend to cut tall grass. It would always start and run perfectly until 2 years ago. First the return spring on the PTO broke, making it difficult to disengage the blades. I changed it but it broke again earlier this year. Last year the mower started cutting grass on slopes and this year also on flat areas, so I thought it was time for a major maintenance or replacement. Figured I was going to service it after mowing last week and trying to finish the season on 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 halfway done mowing and I had to finish it off with my 12 year old non self propelled Craftsman, boy whatit’s a job at my age, luckily it was a relatively comfortable day with low humidity and it was early afternoon so the sun had gone down a bit. If I had to do it over again I wouldn’t have bought this machine for the size of yard I have, but with that being said I really can’t say anything bad about it. I’ve only used it 1 month in 9 years and put 1200 hours on an engine that probably wasn’t designed to last that long, so I think it was worth it. What did I buy to replace it, you may be wondering? I ordered a John Deere D130 from John Deere which I should have in a day or so.

I was once a mechanic and can make almost anything work for a long time. It’s not uncommon to drive cars well past 200k miles. I can attest that this is one of those creations for which the term planned obsolescence was coined. I have purchased from the first owner in 2010, when he was 6 years old. our yard consists of a little less than an acre of grass with a few shrubs and trees around which I must maneuver. It gets pretty hot here so I only mow in the spring and fall due to hot/dry conditions during the summer. The intention was to have it for only a couple of years before changing it. It seems that everything wore out at once. Although we only have to mow a few months out of the year, last spring I had to replace the following: steering drag linkage, deck chucks, deck belt, and drive pulley. It may not seem like a big deal; however, immediately afterwards the connecting cable to the platform broke. I replaced them all thinking everything would be fine, but then the transaxle started to give out. I miraculously found a used one, but before I could replace it, the fuel tank began to leak. Although it’s not that difficult to maintain, the frequency of breakdowns rivals that of the worst equipment I’ve ever seen, even though I was a mechanic. The engine runs hotter than anything I have driven. Even after leaving it on for a while, the oil is still so hot I can’t hold the container it’s pouring into. Although it was relatively cheap, I’ve spent half of what I paid to keep it going. I have to convince my wife to let me buy a Deere. If you get a chance to own one of hers, you either pass it up or give it to someone else for a buck.

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