I have a 2011 YT4000 42" with 24 hp B&S Twin. It has Husquvarna stickers under the seat.(is made by AYP American Yard Products)alot of the craftsman line are built by MTD, who also now owns the cubcadet name. i don't know about each modle, but these two might have more in common than you think.
I have pretty rough property with a few hills. It is useless on the hills but you cut going down.
I keep the mower off of it as I use the tractor way more hauling stuff around the property than I do cutting grass and the with the rough sports the mower hangs it up. Takes about 2 minutes to install or remove the deck.
Lots of power, poor brakes on an incline. I just added weight to the tires and hopefully that will help.
I love the tight turn radius for getting around all the trees that I have.
There was a problem with the guage wheels not moving as they hit the deck in the third position and after fighting with sears about it I just took a hammer to the deck and fixed it. Poor customer service.
I am amazed at how much that it has improved my productivity with cart on the property let alone cutting my grass cutting from about 10 hours to 3 hours a week.
I like the hydro foot pedal and the ability to order parts.
I put 65 hours on it and I would say great on flat land. Not so good on hills.
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