I have used this tractor 2 winters and I guess 3 summers. I plow a 200 foot driveway with lake effect snows and mow a 2 acre proper lawn plus 2 acres of field and wet lands.
The only real issue I have is a weak steering system. The Craftsman repair person came out 3 times and finally tightened the one Bolt holding the steering to the frame. 150 PSI to tighten. Engine is powerful, mower is extra smooth, so happy with it at a great price.