The Craftsman GT5000 garden tractor lawnmower is quite similar to the Craftsman 54 Inch 26 hp Lawn Tractor as they both have the same sized mower deck and same power output from their engines. However there is a fair few differences among them. The mower deck on the GT5000 lawn tractor has a cutting width of 54 inches although it’s total width is a good bit bigger due to the plastic discharge flap on the side of the deck. The deck houses 3 mower blades that work more efficiently than one single blade working alone. In total there are 7 different cutting heights that each vary by 0.5 inches. The highest is 4 inches above the ground while the lowest is just 1.5 inches above the ground. The deck is made from 11 gauge steel which will resist deforming or breaking from most knocks and bangs.
The deck on the Craftsman GT5000 has 4 small anti scalping wheels which force the deck to follow the contours of the ground you are cutting, giving you a very smooth finish. The rear wheels on the GT 5000 carry most of it’s weight. That’s why they are so big, each measuring 23×10.5-8 (23 inch diameter, 10.5 inch width, 8 inch rim diameter), while the front wheels which steer the tractor lawnmower each measure 16×6.5-6 (16 inch diameter, 6.5 inch width, 6 inch rim diameter). The 26 hp Briggs and Stratton engine that powers the lawnmower has a fuel tank that can hold up to 15.1 liters (4 US gallons).
Similar sized, but slightly more powerful tractor lawnmowers than the GT 5000 from Craftsman include both the Professional 28hp 54″ Garden Tractor Lawn Mower and the Craftsman 28985 Professional Premium 54″ 30 HP. As the Craftsman GT5000 is a large and powerful machine, the team at Craftsman have also built in functionality so that it can work with snow blades or a snow blower attached to the front during winter as well an optional mulching kit and rear bagger.
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