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Craftsman  19HP 42” Turn Tight® Hydrostatic Riding Mower – Non CA

  Item#  07120381000 | Model#  20381
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 Rating 4.5 | 81 Reviews | Write a review
Reg Price: $1749.99
Savings: $350.00
$1399.99
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Specifications & Dimensions

Dimensions:
Overall Item Dimensions: 72.75 x 45 x 46
Wheelbase (in.): 48
Cutting Deck & Blade:
Blade Material: Steel
Blade Type: 3 in 1
Blade Width (in.): 2.125
Cutting Deck Material: Steel
Cutting Deck Nose Roller: No
Cutting Deck Style: Mulch/Rear Bag/Side Discharge
Cutting Height Adjustment Type: Spring Assisted
Cutting Height Maximum (in.): 4
Cutting Height Minimum (in.): 1
Cutting Positions: 6
Cutting Width (In.): 42
Deckwash System: Yes
Number of Cutting Blades: 2
Controls and Features:
Blade Engagement Type: Manual
Blade Lift: Manual
Speed Control: Fender Control
Product Overview:
Commercial/Residential: Residential
General Warranty: 2 Year / 5 Year Frame & Axle
Recommended Terrain: All Types
Recommended Yard Size: 1 Acre and Above
Terrain Type: Flat, Uneven, Hilly, Steep, Obstacles
Chassis:
Frame Material: Steel
Frame Type: Stamped steel
Front Axle Material: Cast iron
Handling & Operating:
Cruise Control: Yes
Hour Meter: No
Drive System:
Maximum Forward Speed (mph): 5.5
Maximum Reverse Speed (mph): 2.9
Mow in Reverse: Yes
Number of Forward Speeds: Infinite
Number of Reverse Speeds: 1
Turning Radius (in.): 6
Turn Tight: Yes
Motor-Engine:
Air Filter Type: Dual
Cooling System Type: Air Cooled
Cylinder Liner: Cast iron
Electronic Ignition: Yes
Engine Brand: Briggs & Stratton(r)
Engine Cycles: 4-cycle
Engine Series: Intek Platinum
Engine Displacement (cc): 540
Horsepower: 19
Number of Cylinders: 1
Oil Filter Type: Full pressure
Overhead Valve Engine: Yes
Wheels & Tires:
Anti-Scalp Gauge Wheels: Yes
Front Tire Size: 15" X 6" - 6"
Rear Tire Size: 20" X 8" - 8"
Accessory or Attachment:
2 Bin Bagger Part Number: #24891
3 Bin Bagger Part Number: #24892
Accepts Bagger: Yes
Ground-Engaging Attach.: No
Hauling Equipment: No
Mulch Kit Part Number: #33742
Snow Blade Capable: Yes
Snow Thrower Capable: Yes
Snow Blade or Thrower Capable: Snow thrower, Snow blade
Accessories: #24276
Fuel System:
Fuel Capacity (gal.): 2.5
Fuel Gauge Location: None
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Convenience:
Adjustable Seat: Yes
Cup Holder: Yes
Headlights: Yes
Gauge Accessory:
Gauges: No
Convenience Features:
Power Steering: None
Certifications:
CARB Compliant: Not Compliant with Cali. Air Resource Board
Location: All other
Seat:
Arm Rests: No

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Relax Your Way to a Perfect Lawn with the Craftsman 42 in. Turn Tight® Hydrostatic Riding Mower

Be in the driver's seat of lawn care with the Craftsman 42 in. Turn Tight® 19 HP riding mower. With the Turn Tight® technology giving your mower an amazing 6 in. inch turn radius you can take on trees, flower beds and play areas in the blink of an eye with the same precision as the rest of your lawn. The hydrostatic automatic transmission means no shifting while you go up hills or around bends.

Don't let your family know how much fun mowing the lawn with your Craftsman 42 in. Turn Tight® hydrostatic riding mower is or you may just have a chore war going on! They don't need to know that you are riding in the lap of luxury with cruise control, a padded adjustable seat and integrated cup holder while creating lawn envy for your neighborhood.

  • Your Craftsman 42 in. Turn Tight® 19 HP riding mower runs on regular gasoline with no mixing oil
  • Hydrostatic automatic transmission takes away having to shift while navigating hills and turns
  • Your powerful mower features creature comforts like cruise control
  • Features a 6 in. turn radius with Turn Tight® technology allowing for closer edges around your trees and flower beds
  • Adjustable cutting deck gives you precise cuts every time

Added on December 12, 2013

 

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81 Reviews Write a review
59 Reviewers (73.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Most Helpful Reviews

Praise53 found this helpful
jms2014
Mar 28 , 2014
Great little mower!
Everything you would expect in a quality Craftsman. Very smooth operation, turning radius is excellent, keeps cutting even in tall grass, and comfortable stable ride.
Criticism94 found this helpful
Drewsipher
Apr 19 , 2014
Ehhh! Blah.
The mower is a little slow especially in reverse. Uneven terrain causes the deck to torque which leaves mower stripes. Turning around trees is nice but if the ground around the tree is not level... the machine tends to push in a strait line. Quite a bit louder than other mowers on the market. Single cylinder engine causes a lot of vibration. Good on gas use. Can't say this is worth the money. I'd look into other brands.
 

ArtMMountainTopPA

Mountain Top, PA

Aug 27 , 2014
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19 hp riding mower

This tractor replaced a Craftsman tractor XL12 I bought in 1988. That mower still runs well but was starting to smoke, Original tires, no dry rot and extremely reliable The XL12 is going to a new home for some motor work and has been replaced by the new one. The new one after using it for the first time was excellent; the power, mowing and the way the attached bagger worked. I looked at all the other brands and this one was definitely the best value. Looking forward to another 26 years of great service.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Aug 21 , 2014
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Great for medium size yards when you have tress and bushes to deal with.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Aug 19 , 2014
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CRAFTSMAN 42'' LAWN TRACTOR

I PURCHASED A 19HP TURN TIGHT HYDROSTATIC TRACTOR. I AM VERY HAPPY WITH IT SO FAR. THE DECK WASH I HAVE FOUND IS NICE ,BUT YOU NEED TO DO IT EVERY TIME YOU MOW TO KEEP YOUR DECK CLEAN. I HAD A SEARS LT1000 42'' CUT FOR 10 YEARS. GOT VERY GOOD SERVICE OUT OF IT. STILL RUNS GREAT. JUST WANTED TO UP GRADE.SO FAR THE ONLY THING A HAVE FOUND IS THE REVERSE IS NOT AS STRONG AS I WOULD LIKE. YOU HAVE TO UP THE RPMS TO GET IT TO BACK UO ON A GRADE. OTHER THAN THAT IT IS A SUPER MOWER

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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KenD_53

Livermore Falls, ME

Aug 19 , 2014
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Hmm Fit and finish problems

I don't know if I'll be keeping this riding lawn mower cause I still can return in 30 days. Here are my reasons why I am indecisive on this rider: The fit and finish on this rider is terrible. The key switch is a little too loose, there is a golf ball size dent in the hood, and some other body part don't line up right. I don't like the transmission and somebody else notice it picks up speed going downhill, well they aren't kidding it does pick up speed on a slight grade downhill. The mowing deck was not set up right at all and I had to spend two hours leveling and setting the anti scalp wheels. I expected better from Sears on this lawn mower with setup. I should add I had to adjust all the tire pressures as well and I checked all the nuts and fasteners I could see and reach. The frame flexes a little too much for my liking on rough or uneven ground and I believe this will be an issue later on. Possible frame cracks and failure? The deck wash system is awful, it leaks from the connection and doesn't clean the deck well at all. I will try to mow another lawn with the mower and see how the transmission performs on a 15% slope and then I will decide on whether it's a keeper or a return. Something tells me it's going back though and because of this feeling I can not recommend this to a friend.


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shane22

Merlin, OR

Aug 18 , 2014
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i had it for a week

i could not wait to mow with it and i love have not had any proplems with it

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Aug 18 , 2014
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Very Disappointed

I bought this mower last Fall for my 2.5 acre lawn. At first it ran fine but I've had nothing but trouble since. First, it suddenly died on me and would not turn over. I couldn't see anything wrong (not a mechanic) so we called customer service. TWO WEEKS LATER the tech came out and replaced a 30 amp fuse behind in the right rear wheel well. A fuse? Why couldn't they tell me that over the phone? That same fuse has gone at THREE TIMES since. Then, the drive belt came off within a couple months of purchase. They want you to spend $500 for an extended warranty (just 1/3 of the cost of the whole machine), but I didn't realize I'd be having so many problems so soon. Now the warranty is out. When it runs, it is a good mower. But I've been pushing it around the yard too much to ever recommend it. Very disappointed in Craftsman; may not buy another one ever again.


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sweetnsour2723

Fouke, AR

Aug 15 , 2014
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Craftsman lawn tractor

Very easy to operate, love the turn tight feature, and I live the hydrostatic driving, only wish this model would have had the 48" cut instead of the 42", and the exhaust could use tone a little quitter, other than that it's a great lawn tractor.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Aug 14 , 2014
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Craftsman riding lawnmower

Lawnmower received good review from Consumer Reports. So far, we are very pleased with its performance. Salesman was knowledgeable about the mower and very helpful. Delivery was right on time. Very pleased overall.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Aug 14 , 2014
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Yea buddy

Awesome machine. Got a great deal and it runs smooth and does anything i need it too.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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J.Burgess

Lithonia, GA

Aug 13 , 2014
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Great Lawn tractor

Just got my 42 inch 19 hp turn tight tractor, tractor is great does not vibrate much it's a tractor (not a car)so it will a little ,turn tight is good 2 bagger great ,also ordered the bumper I'm ready for the grass and the fall leaves.mowed 1/2 acre front yard done in 15 min. so don't buy in to the bad reviews you have 30 days to return but I'm keeping mine.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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