Craftsman Husqvarna

Which is the best riding lawn mower to purchase?

I am looking to purchase a riding lawn mower (tractor). I wanted to find out what is really the best one to buy or at least a list of pros and cons between each of the brands sold at Lowe's or Home Depot: Cub Cadet, John Deere, Husqvarna, Troy Bilt, Ariens - I'd even consider a Craftsman from Sears. Basically I'm not really looking for anything special, just a tractor that will mow my lawn, pull one of the carts that you can buy for it, and maybe use a plug aerator with it. 42" cut is probably plenty, though bigger isn't a bad thing. I'd like to hear advice about price vs. performance, quality (longevity of the mower), and some input on the differences between the different engines (Kohler vs. Briggs and Stratton, single cylinder vs. V-Twin). My yard is just under an acre, I have a few trees, and the terrain is very slightly bumpy and has a slight grade in back.

Thanks!

I would get a Deere but from a dealer not Home Depot

CRAFTSMAN 42 RIDING LAWN MOWER DECK MANDREL  130794  FITS POULAN HUSQVARNA
CRAFTSMAN 42 RIDING LAWN MOWER DECK MANDREL 130794 FITS POULAN HUSQVARNA
$33.94
Time Remaining: 1h 1m
Buy It Now for only: $33.94

New OEM Husqvarna Craftsman Electric PTO Clutch 532179335 179335 414737
New OEM Husqvarna Craftsman Electric PTO Clutch 532179335 179335 414737
$199.95
Time Remaining: 1h 16m
Buy It Now for only: $199.95

42DECK WHEEL KIT COMPLETEAYPHUSQVARNAMTDCUB CADETCRAFTSMAN 531307227
42DECK WHEEL KIT COMPLETEAYPHUSQVARNAMTDCUB CADETCRAFTSMAN 531307227
$28.99
Time Remaining: 1h 55m
Buy It Now for only: $28.99

SET OF 2FRONT DRIVE WHEELS AYPHUSQVARNAMTDCUB CADETCRAFTSMAN 8X175 WH
SET OF 2FRONT DRIVE WHEELS AYPHUSQVARNAMTDCUB CADETCRAFTSMAN 8X175 WH
$23.99
Time Remaining: 2h 9m
Buy It Now for only: $23.99

NEW OEM CRAFTSMAN HUSQVARNA TRACTOR STARTER IGNITION KEY 140403
NEW OEM CRAFTSMAN HUSQVARNA TRACTOR STARTER IGNITION KEY 140403
$0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2h 30m

137078 146527 157769 Craftsman AYP Husqvarna 22 walk behind drive belt
137078 146527 157769 Craftsman AYP Husqvarna 22 walk behind drive belt
$9.99
Time Remaining: 2h 47m
Buy It Now for only: $9.99

38 Deck Rebuild Kit AYP Craftsman Husqvarna Sears 144200 134148 153532 130794
38 Deck Rebuild Kit AYP Craftsman Husqvarna Sears 144200 134148 153532 130794
$72.99
Time Remaining: 3h 14m
Buy It Now for only: $72.99

2 SEARS CRAFTSMAN ROPER POULAN HUSQVARNA 126847X 120745X DRAG LINK BUSHING
2 SEARS CRAFTSMAN ROPER POULAN HUSQVARNA 126847X 120745X DRAG LINK BUSHING
$5.79
Time Remaining: 3h 32m
Buy It Now for only: $5.79

Original OEM Sears Craftsman Husqvarna Part  532132264 Nose Roller New
Original OEM Sears Craftsman Husqvarna Part 532132264 Nose Roller New
$18.99
Time Remaining: 3h 40m
Buy It Now for only: $18.99

9849R OEM IDLER PULLEY TRANSMISSION CRAFTSMAN POULAN HUSQVARNA AYP
9849R OEM IDLER PULLEY TRANSMISSION CRAFTSMAN POULAN HUSQVARNA AYP
$14.99
Time Remaining: 4h 16m
Buy It Now for only: $14.99

Mower Deck Belt 532130969 130969 Craftsman Husqvarna Poulan Sears Weed Eater
Mower Deck Belt 532130969 130969 Craftsman Husqvarna Poulan Sears Weed Eater
$25.99
Time Remaining: 4h 54m
Buy It Now for only: $25.99

AYP SEARS CRAFTSMAN POULAN HUSQVARNA ELECTRIC PTO SWITCH  174651 OEM NEW
AYP SEARS CRAFTSMAN POULAN HUSQVARNA ELECTRIC PTO SWITCH 174651 OEM NEW
$14.50
Time Remaining: 5h 3m
Buy It Now for only: $14.50

2 new Lawn Mower Blades AYP Poulan Roper Husqvarna Craftsman 21 3 32 Inch 95 005
2 new Lawn Mower Blades AYP Poulan Roper Husqvarna Craftsman 21 3 32 Inch 95 005
$42.99
Time Remaining: 5h 8m
Buy It Now for only: $42.99

2 Hi Lo Mulching MOWER BLADES AYP Sears Craftsman Husqvarna 38 138497 127842
2 Hi Lo Mulching MOWER BLADES AYP Sears Craftsman Husqvarna 38 138497 127842
$25.99
Time Remaining: 5h 8m
Buy It Now for only: $25.99

Ignition Switch 140301 w Keys for Craftsman Husqvarna
Ignition Switch 140301 w Keys for Craftsman Husqvarna
$17.94
Time Remaining: 5h 9m
Buy It Now for only: $17.94

Fuel Gas Petrol Cap Husqvarna 532430220 430220 Craftsman AYP Poulan
Fuel Gas Petrol Cap Husqvarna 532430220 430220 Craftsman AYP Poulan
$17.95
Time Remaining: 5h 9m
Buy It Now for only: $17.95

Sears Craftsman AYP Husqvarna Poulan 2 Spindles 130794 532180074
Sears Craftsman AYP Husqvarna Poulan 2 Spindles 130794 532180074
$48.49
Time Remaining: 5h 11m
Buy It Now for only: $48.49

2 Hi Lo Mulching MOWER BLADES AYP Sears Craftsman Husqvarna 42 139775 134149
2 Hi Lo Mulching MOWER BLADES AYP Sears Craftsman Husqvarna 42 139775 134149
$26.79
Time Remaining: 5h 14m
Buy It Now for only: $26.79

6 Hi Lo Mulching MOWER BLADES AYP Sears Craftsman Husqvarna 42 139775 134149
6 Hi Lo Mulching MOWER BLADES AYP Sears Craftsman Husqvarna 42 139775 134149
$54.89
Time Remaining: 5h 17m
Buy It Now for only: $54.89

9656PTO SWITCH 8 PRONG CRAFTSMAN POULAN HUSQVARNA RIDING TRACTOR MOWERS
9656PTO SWITCH 8 PRONG CRAFTSMAN POULAN HUSQVARNA RIDING TRACTOR MOWERS
$13.99
Time Remaining: 5h 21m
Buy It Now for only: $13.99

New SPINDLE SHAFT Sears Craftsman AYP Poulan Husqvarna 174360 175147
New SPINDLE SHAFT Sears Craftsman AYP Poulan Husqvarna 174360 175147
$16.99
Time Remaining: 5h 23m
Buy It Now for only: $16.99

New Hi Lo Mulching MOWER BLADE AYP Sears Craftsman Husqvarna 46 163819 152443
New Hi Lo Mulching MOWER BLADE AYP Sears Craftsman Husqvarna 46 163819 152443
$12.99
Time Remaining: 5h 33m
Buy It Now for only: $12.99

532138059 STEERING GEAR ASSEMBLY RIDING MOWER CRAFTSMANHUSQVARNAPOULAN
532138059 STEERING GEAR ASSEMBLY RIDING MOWER CRAFTSMANHUSQVARNAPOULAN
$28.99
Time Remaining: 5h 36m
Buy It Now for only: $28.99

180655X428 AYP DEFLECTORASMBLACK48 Husqvarna 532181707 Sears Craftsman
180655X428 AYP DEFLECTORASMBLACK48 Husqvarna 532181707 Sears Craftsman
$39.99
Time Remaining: 5h 38m
Buy It Now for only: $39.99

2 Blade Bolts for 42 44 and 50 Craftsman Husqvarna
2 Blade Bolts for 42 44 and 50 Craftsman Husqvarna
$5.75
Time Remaining: 5h 52m
Buy It Now for only: $5.75

3 New Hi Lift MOWER BLADES AYP Sears Craftsman Husqvarna 50 137380 156468
3 New Hi Lift MOWER BLADES AYP Sears Craftsman Husqvarna 50 137380 156468
$26.89
Time Remaining: 5h 52m
Buy It Now for only: $26.89

GRASS BAG FRAME CRAFTSMAN AYP HUSQVARNA 188813 194642
GRASS BAG FRAME CRAFTSMAN AYP HUSQVARNA 188813 194642
$49.99
Time Remaining: 6h 7m
Buy It Now for only: $49.99

New Contour Mulching MOWER BLADE AYP Sears Craftsman Husqvarna 20 145106 146749
New Contour Mulching MOWER BLADE AYP Sears Craftsman Husqvarna 20 145106 146749
$12.99
Time Remaining: 6h 11m
Buy It Now for only: $12.99

532176027 42 DECK KIT CRAFTSMANPOULANHUSQVARNAAYPRALLY
532176027 42 DECK KIT CRAFTSMANPOULANHUSQVARNAAYPRALLY
$157.99
Time Remaining: 6h 15m
Buy It Now for only: $157.99

1 AYP CRAFTSMAN HUSQVARNA Deck Pulley 153531 173434 532173434 110315
1 AYP CRAFTSMAN HUSQVARNA Deck Pulley 153531 173434 532173434 110315
$9.99
Time Remaining: 6h 42m
Buy It Now for only: $9.99

163968 Ignition Switch AYP Craftsman Husqvarna 175566
163968 Ignition Switch AYP Craftsman Husqvarna 175566
$18.87
Time Remaining: 6h 53m
Buy It Now for only: $18.87

AYP CRAFTSMAN HUSQVARNA POULAN 148763 DECK BELT
AYP CRAFTSMAN HUSQVARNA POULAN 148763 DECK BELT
$11.50
Time Remaining: 7h 14m
Buy It Now for only: $11.50

Craftsman Husqvarna AYP Anti Sway Rod 404851  532 40 48 51  532404851
Craftsman Husqvarna AYP Anti Sway Rod 404851 532 40 48 51 532404851
$17.95
Time Remaining: 8h 22m
Buy It Now for only: $17.95

3 Spindle Assembly Craftsman Mandrel 137553  Housing 137152 Husqvarna 532137152
3 Spindle Assembly Craftsman Mandrel 137553 Housing 137152 Husqvarna 532137152
$110.97
Time Remaining: 8h 36m
Buy It Now for only: $110.97

CRAFTSMAN RIDING LAWN MOWER SINGLE ENGINE MUFFLER 188655  FITS POULAN HUSQVARNA
CRAFTSMAN RIDING LAWN MOWER SINGLE ENGINE MUFFLER 188655 FITS POULAN HUSQVARNA
$65.99
Time Remaining: 8h 40m
Buy It Now for only: $65.99

Craftsman Husqvarna AYP Drive Cable 196002  532196002  532 19 60 02
Craftsman Husqvarna AYP Drive Cable 196002 532196002 532 19 60 02
$34.95
Time Remaining: 8h 50m
Buy It Now for only: $34.95

AYP CRAFTSMAN HUSQVARNA POULAN 140218 DRIVE BELT
AYP CRAFTSMAN HUSQVARNA POULAN 140218 DRIVE BELT
$8.50
Time Remaining: 9h 13m
Buy It Now for only: $8.50

AYP CRAFTSMAN HUSQVARNA 137153  139573  158818 BELT
AYP CRAFTSMAN HUSQVARNA 137153 139573 158818 BELT
$8.50
Time Remaining: 9h 19m
Buy It Now for only: $8.50

AYPCRAFTSMANHUSQVARNA V GROOVE IDLER PULLEY PART 194326
AYPCRAFTSMANHUSQVARNA V GROOVE IDLER PULLEY PART 194326
$13.95
Time Remaining: 9h 32m
Buy It Now for only: $13.95

SOLENOID Craftsman 192507 Statesman WeedEater Ryobi
SOLENOID Craftsman 192507 Statesman WeedEater Ryobi
$21.99
Time Remaining: 9h 59m
Buy It Now for only: $21.99

OEM Craftsman Husqvarna Poulan Weedeater Engine Zone Control Cable 427497
OEM Craftsman Husqvarna Poulan Weedeater Engine Zone Control Cable 427497
$12.95
Time Remaining: 10h 20m
Buy It Now for only: $12.95

Craftsman AYP Sears Husqvarna Poulan Anti Scalp Deck Wheel  176066 7 X 3
Craftsman AYP Sears Husqvarna Poulan Anti Scalp Deck Wheel 176066 7 X 3
$9.99
Time Remaining: 10h 23m
Buy It Now for only: $9.99

New Craftsman Poulan Husqvarna 1 2 x 90 1 4 Mower Replacement belt 125907X
New Craftsman Poulan Husqvarna 1 2 x 90 1 4 Mower Replacement belt 125907X
$19.99
Time Remaining: 10h 31m
Buy It Now for only: $19.99

New Craftsman Poulan Husqvarna 1 2 x 52 Mower Replacement belt 132801
New Craftsman Poulan Husqvarna 1 2 x 52 Mower Replacement belt 132801
$9.99
Time Remaining: 10h 32m
Buy It Now for only: $9.99

HUSQVARNA CRAFTSMAN Tractor Mower Grass Catcher Top Elbow Chute Tube 91944
HUSQVARNA CRAFTSMAN Tractor Mower Grass Catcher Top Elbow Chute Tube 91944
$39.00
Time Remaining: 10h 35m
Buy It Now for only: $39.00

CRAFTSMAN POULAN HUSQVARNA MANDREL SHAFTS 2 137646 137645 532137646OEM SPEC
CRAFTSMAN POULAN HUSQVARNA MANDREL SHAFTS 2 137646 137645 532137646OEM SPEC
$29.75
Time Remaining: 10h 55m
Buy It Now for only: $29.75

421782 532421782 Blade Adapter Craftsman Poulan Husqvarna
421782 532421782 Blade Adapter Craftsman Poulan Husqvarna
$18.95
Time Remaining: 10h 59m
Buy It Now for only: $18.95

Craftsman Poulan Husqvarna AYP Deck Wheels With Bolts Set of 2 174873
Craftsman Poulan Husqvarna AYP Deck Wheels With Bolts Set of 2 174873
$22.95
Time Remaining: 11h 17m
Buy It Now for only: $22.95

Arm Bearing Pitma 154404 Steering Craftsman Husqvarna
Arm Bearing Pitma 154404 Steering Craftsman Husqvarna
$5.99
Time Remaining: 11h 23m
Buy It Now for only: $5.99

OEM Briggs  Stratton Gas Fuel Tank 699374 Craftsman 5 675 HP AYP Husqvarna
OEM Briggs Stratton Gas Fuel Tank 699374 Craftsman 5 675 HP AYP Husqvarna
$23.00
Time Remaining: 11h 54m
Buy It Now for only: $29.95

Husqvarna Craftsman Sears AYP New OEM fuel cap w gauge 532161493
Husqvarna Craftsman Sears AYP New OEM fuel cap w gauge 532161493
$20.75
Time Remaining: 12h 16m
Buy It Now for only: $20.75

CRAFTSMAN POULAN HUSQVARNA 137153 532 13 71 53 Replacement Belt 1 2x83
CRAFTSMAN POULAN HUSQVARNA 137153 532 13 71 53 Replacement Belt 1 2x83
$10.85
Time Remaining: 12h 35m
Buy It Now for only: $10.85

Craftsman 13 HP Briggs Stratton Engine Tin Cover Oil Drain Pipe Plug 690456 MTD
Craftsman 13 HP Briggs Stratton Engine Tin Cover Oil Drain Pipe Plug 690456 MTD
$12.95
Time Remaining: 12h 47m

Craftsman 13 HP Briggs Stratton Engine Flywheel Rotating Grass Screen 690492 MTD
Craftsman 13 HP Briggs Stratton Engine Flywheel Rotating Grass Screen 690492 MTD
$6.95
Time Remaining: 12h 48m

Craftsman 195 HP Tractor Muffler Heat Hex Shield 150554 157405 Poulan Husqvarna
Craftsman 195 HP Tractor Muffler Heat Hex Shield 150554 157405 Poulan Husqvarna
$12.95
Time Remaining: 12h 52m

Craftsman 195 HP Tractor Foot Rest LH RH 179716X558 145244X558 Poulan Husqvarna
Craftsman 195 HP Tractor Foot Rest LH RH 179716X558 145244X558 Poulan Husqvarna
$20.95
Time Remaining: 12h 54m

Craftsman Tractor Dash Side Panel LH RH 174996 146962 Poulan Husqvarna Wizard LT
Craftsman Tractor Dash Side Panel LH RH 174996 146962 Poulan Husqvarna Wizard LT
$18.95
Time Remaining: 13h 10m

Craftsman 195 HP Tractor Muffler Exhaust Heat Shield 145552 Poulan Husqvarna LT
Craftsman 195 HP Tractor Muffler Exhaust Heat Shield 145552 Poulan Husqvarna LT
$12.95
Time Remaining: 13h 15m

Craftsman 13 HP Briggs  Stratton Engine Flywheel Fan 691905 Cub Cadet White MTD
Craftsman 13 HP Briggs Stratton Engine Flywheel Fan 691905 Cub Cadet White MTD
$10.95
Time Remaining: 13h 24m

SPINDLE PULLEY 153535 42445054 CRAFTSMANAYPHUSQVARNAPOULAN
SPINDLE PULLEY 153535 42445054 CRAFTSMANAYPHUSQVARNAPOULAN
$12.85
Time Remaining: 13h 39m
Buy It Now for only: $12.85

532193406 Husqvarna Craftsman Deck Wheel Shoulder Bolt
532193406 Husqvarna Craftsman Deck Wheel Shoulder Bolt
$6.97
Time Remaining: 13h 43m
Buy It Now for only: $6.97

CRAFTSMAN 42 RIDING LAWN MOWER DECK MANDREL  130794  FITS POULAN HUSQVARNA
CRAFTSMAN 42 RIDING LAWN MOWER DECK MANDREL 130794 FITS POULAN HUSQVARNA
$28.99
Time Remaining: 14h 16m
Buy It Now for only: $28.99

7180R SPINDLE PULLEY 42445054 CRAFTSMANAYPHUSQVARNAPOULAN
7180R SPINDLE PULLEY 42445054 CRAFTSMANAYPHUSQVARNAPOULAN
$12.85
Time Remaining: 15h 1m
Buy It Now for only: $12.85

Craftsman Husqvarna Sears AYP 193406 DECK WHEEL BOLT and 73930600 nut GENUINE
Craftsman Husqvarna Sears AYP 193406 DECK WHEEL BOLT and 73930600 nut GENUINE
$7.00
Time Remaining: 15h 32m
Buy It Now for only: $7.00

Deck Wheel Craftsman Husqvarna John Deere M114489 133957 174873 92683 72094
Deck Wheel Craftsman Husqvarna John Deere M114489 133957 174873 92683 72094
$7.99
Time Remaining: 15h 36m
Buy It Now for only: $7.99

144959 V Belt for CRAFTSMAN AYP POULAN HUSQVARNA MOWER
144959 V Belt for CRAFTSMAN AYP POULAN HUSQVARNA MOWER
$19.99
Time Remaining: 16h 3m
Buy It Now for only: $19.99

Craftsman AYP Poulan Husqvarna fuel tank part  532184900
Craftsman AYP Poulan Husqvarna fuel tank part 532184900
$24.95
Time Remaining: 16h 30m
Buy It Now for only: $24.95

Set of 2 Made In US Replacement Blades For 139775 Craftsman Poulan Husqvarna
Set of 2 Made In US Replacement Blades For 139775 Craftsman Poulan Husqvarna
$16.95
Time Remaining: 17h 39m
Buy It Now for only: $16.95

CRAFTSMAN 42 MOWER DECK ENGAGEMANT CABLE 175067 169676  FITS POULAN HUSQVARNA
CRAFTSMAN 42 MOWER DECK ENGAGEMANT CABLE 175067 169676 FITS POULAN HUSQVARNA
$11.45 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 18h 17m

CRAFTSMAN 42 RIDING MOWER HILIFT BLADES MANDRELS 130794 BELT POULAN HUSQVARNA
CRAFTSMAN 42 RIDING MOWER HILIFT BLADES MANDRELS 130794 BELT POULAN HUSQVARNA
$69.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 18h 17m

CRAFTSMAN 46 MOWER GATOR BLADE MULCH KIT MK46 ALSO FITS POULAN HUSQVARNA AYP
CRAFTSMAN 46 MOWER GATOR BLADE MULCH KIT MK46 ALSO FITS POULAN HUSQVARNA AYP
$49.95
Time Remaining: 18h 17m

CRAFTSMAN RIDING LAWN MOWER TRACTOR BELT  144959 NEW  FITS POULAN HUSQVARNA
CRAFTSMAN RIDING LAWN MOWER TRACTOR BELT 144959 NEW FITS POULAN HUSQVARNA
$10.50 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 18h 17m

CRAFTSMAN 42 RIDING LAWN MOWER DECK WHEEL KIT COMPLETE  fits POULAN HUSQVARNA
CRAFTSMAN 42 RIDING LAWN MOWER DECK WHEEL KIT COMPLETE fits POULAN HUSQVARNA
$27.99 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 18h 17m

CRAFTSMAN 48 MOWER DECK GATOR BLADES  173921  180054  FITS POULAN HUSQVARNA
CRAFTSMAN 48 MOWER DECK GATOR BLADES 173921 180054 FITS POULAN HUSQVARNA
$29.99
Time Remaining: 18h 17m

NEW Set of 2 Mower deck blades 42 Craftsman AYP Husqvarna 127843 138498 138971
NEW Set of 2 Mower deck blades 42 Craftsman AYP Husqvarna 127843 138498 138971
$26.79
Time Remaining: 18h 27m
Buy It Now for only: $26.79

AYP EHP ROPER SEARS CRAFTSMAN HUSQVARNA OEM 151346 532151346 REAR FUEL TANKOEM
AYP EHP ROPER SEARS CRAFTSMAN HUSQVARNA OEM 151346 532151346 REAR FUEL TANKOEM
$33.40
Time Remaining: 18h 35m
Buy It Now for only: $33.40