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

  Item#  07120381000 | Model#  20381

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Reg Price: $1749.99
Savings: $372.50
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Specifications & Dimensions

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
Overall Item Dimensions: 72.75 x 45 x 46
Wheelbase (in.): 48
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
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
Air Filter Type: Dual
Cooling System Type: Air Cooled
Cylinder Liner: Cast iron
Electronic Ignition: No
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
Adjustable Seat: Yes
Cup Holder: Yes
Headlights: Yes
Gauge Accessory:
Gauges: No
Convenience Features:
Power Steering: None
CARB Compliant: Not Compliant with Cali. Air Resource Board
Location: All other
Arm Rests: No


Ratings & Reviews



Product Description

Take Charge of Your Yard with Craftsman’s Hydrostatic Turn Tight Riding Mower

With a solid blend of speed, power and maneuverability, the Craftsman turn tight 42” riding mower takes down tall grasses in large yards while being able to mow around obstacles such as trees, planters, fences and swing sets. Craftsman’s Turn Tight technology gives you the agility of a 6 inch turning radius with the normal turn of the wheel. Easily whip around gardens and other obstacles, or make the turns at the end of your runs much quicker to get the yard cut faster. A Briggs & Stratton™ Platinum engine delivers 19 horsepower* through 540cc’s to give you a top mowing speed of 5.5mph, perfect for larger yards of an acre or more. Enjoy smooth operation with no shifting with the hydrostatic automatic transmission. The infinite forward gears means you’re always in the power band to get up hills or effortless reach top speed.

The 42 inch cutting deck on the Craftsman hydrostatic turn tight riding mower helps with maneuverability around obstacles and trees while being wide enough to mow down respectable swaths of grass in a single pass so you’re done quicker and on with the fun stuff sooner. The deck adjusts to 1 inch minimum cutting height and 4 inches max and is spring assisted, making it easier to cut different parts of your yard to the specs you love. And when mowing the entire yard seems daunting, Craftsman included creature comforts on this yard tractor like cruise control, a padded adjustable seat and integrated cup holder to keep you going stronger and longer.

  • The Craftsman hydrostatic turn tight riding mower can not only cut, but mulch and bag with attachments that are sold separately
  • This riding mower is perfect for larger yards and has the power to conquer hilly, uneven terrain
  • The stamped steel frame and cast iron front axle gives lasting durability and reliability
  • The four cycle engine runs on regular gasoline so there’s no tedious mixing in oil
  • The riding mower has a 2 year overall warranty, with a five year warranty on the frame and front axle
  • Not available for sale in California
  • Compatible attachments sold separately: Snow Blade #24441, Snow Thrower #24837, Snow Cab #24276
*As rated by the manufacturer

Added on December 12, 2013


Overall, others give this:

12 Reviews Write a review
11 Reviewers (92.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Mount Enterprise, TX

Apr 11 , 2014
Seems to be a Good Value

I have now mowed my little acre and a half for the first time this season. The winter wheat was at least 18 inches high. This machine handled everything well except the hill. The center of gravity has moved up and it will not run on my slope. The features were excellent for the money and I really like the wash out fitting on the deck. Have no idea about longevity, but it seem to be a good value.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Lancaster, SC

Apr 8 , 2014
So good it's FUN cutting the grass

Cuts well, steers GREAT, rides good with NO vibration. My Sears salesman had one and told me I would love it. He was correct!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Independence, MO

Apr 5 , 2014
Just plan awesome!!

The minute it came off the truck, a buddy of mine and I had it up and running in no time. Super easy to figure out and handle. The best investment I've made to date. You will not be disappointed if you get one.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Arlington, TN

Apr 1 , 2014
A Lot Of Bang For The Buck!

This is truly a well-built machine. The tight-turn feature is great as well as the other nice features.

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Lebanon, TN

Mar 29 , 2014
Good overall, Recommended

I just got this mower about 2 weeks ago, Tested it out and mowed the next day. Took less fuel than my previous mower and I even mowed the neighbors yard too. Roughly about 1.5 acres and took only about 3/4 of a tank of fuel. Mow's clean and straight, the tight turn almost is as good as the zero turn mowers. Looks impressive and is smooth running. The only complaint I have is that I have a ditch out front by the road and the old Stanley mower had no problem going in and out of it. The new Craftsman cant climb out of it so well. I will just adjust the angle at which I mow there. I am thinking of getting a bagger because of how thick the grass gets.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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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.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Dansville, NY

Mar 27 , 2014
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Love it

I have a 2013 craftsmen lt3000 42in and I love it. I replaced my 1980s craftsmen tractor for the new one. I have to lawn tractors I own and 2014 ********** tractor to. My wife drives the **********. I love the craftsmen much more then the **********!!!! If you get a riding lawn mower I recommend getting the one the is operated by pedals. I wish mine had that.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Camano Island, WA

Mar 26 , 2014
Love it

It works and looks great, much easier to operate than my previous Husqvarna I had previously.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Tucson, AZ

Mar 25 , 2014
This is an excellent buy.

This tractor is a great machine. I really like the 6" turn radius it offers and the horsepower is pretty impressive for a tractor. Unlike the 46" 203830, this one has absolutely no vibrations. The controls are very user friendly and easy to use. I got my 2 acres knocked out in no time flat. I recommend this model to anyone who is looking for a new tractor.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Lilburn, GA

Mar 22 , 2014
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Great mower

I am impressed compared to my old mower. This unit powers through it all and teamed it up with the 2 bag bagger system. After emptying bags 40+ time i did not experience 1 single clog with wet grass that was a bit overgrown using reasonable cutting experience. My old unit would have never been able to do this without clogging every 30 seconds no matter how careful. I am extremely impressed and happy with purchase. The only thing i would prefer is a little less wobbly of a seat and a foot pedal control over the lever, but the lever is super easy to get adjusted to and does not bother me at all. (just like to keep that hand free for my beer!)

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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