Senior MTF Member
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Johnston County, NC
Re: Briggs 25 hp ELS backfiring / popping
I bought my DLT 3000 in August 2003. It has the Briggs ELS V twin. I just did my 100 hour service. Changed the plugs, air & oil filters, and the oil. Last fall changed the blades. had done the service at 25 hours, 50 hours and 75 hours. Just oil changes and air filter at those times. No problems to speak of. I think it mulches good and cuts grass good. I also use it to pull the 125# speader to put out lime, fertilizer and grass seed. I would like a higher back seat, and tighter steering. I have taken the sterring apart twice hoping to improve this, but not much luck.
I like the pedal controls, and woudl not want that to be different.
I like the "looks' of the new DLt (4500?) series.
Overall 7.5 - 8 /10 or B+ rating. Which is best you could hope for with a Sears IMHO.