|Overall Item Dimensions:||72.75 x 45 x 46|
|Cutting Deck & Blade:|
|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 Width (In.):||42|
|Number of Cutting Blades:||2|
|Controls and Features:|
|Blade Engagement Type:||Manual|
|Speed Control:||Foot pedal|
|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 Type:||Stamped steel|
|Front Axle Material:||Cast iron|
|Handling & Operating:|
|Maximum Forward Speed (mph):||7.5|
|Maximum Reverse Speed (mph):||2.9|
|Mow in Reverse:||Yes|
|Number of Forward Speeds:||Infinite|
|Number of Reverse Speeds:||1|
|Turning Radius (in.):||6|
|Air Filter Type:||Dual|
|Cooling System Type:||Air Cooled|
|Cylinder Liner:||Cast iron|
|Engine Brand:||Briggs & Stratton(r)|
|Engine Series:||Intek Platinum|
|Engine Displacement (cc):||724|
|Number of Cylinders:||2|
|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|
|Hauling Equipment:||Heavy Hauling, Light Hauling|
|Mulch Kit Part Number:||#33742|
|Snow Blade or Thrower Capable:||Snow thrower, Snow blade|
|Fuel Capacity (gal.):||3.0|
|Fuel Gauge Location:||On Tank|
|CARB Compliant:||Not Compliant with Cali. Air Resource Board|
Ratings & Reviews
Craftsman 42 in. Turn Tight® Fast Riding Mower A Machine For All Seasons
Whether you're wading through the weeds after the spring rains or clearing the driveway after a winter storm, the Craftsman 42 in. 22 HP Turn Tight® fast riding lawn mower has the power to make quick work of the job. It also has the finesse to make tidy work—with a 6 in. turning radius, this machine will squeeze around trees and fences where many riding lawn mowers just don't fit. The generous 42 in. blade means fewer laps around the yard. An adjustable deck can raise up to four inches off the ground, letting it chew through heavy growth. Its top speed of 7.5 mph, plus its automatic transmission, makes it a dream to operate on rolling expanses or up or down hills.
The Craftsman 42 in. Turn Tight® fast riding mower has a 4-cycle Briggs & Stratton™ engine that runs on gasoline only - no messing with oil mixing. Its frame and front axle are built of stamped steel and cast iron that are durable enough to last and sturdy enough to handle attachments ranging from a lawn roller in the summer to a snow blower or thrower in the winter.
- This Craftsman 42 in. 22 HP Turn Tight® fast riding lawn mower has the speed and the power to make quick work of the lawn, even if it's several acres
- The Briggs & Stratton™ engine can go up to 7.5 mph
- The 4-cycle engines runs on gasoline
- The 42 in. mowing deck adjusts to 10 positions
- The frame is stamped steel and the front axle is cast-iron
- An automatic transmission ends awkward shifting
- Snow blade or blower attachments are sold separately
- The frame and front axle are backed by a five-year warranty
- A two-year warranty covers the rest of the mower
Added on January 10, 2014
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Most Helpful Reviews
I love my new Craftsman 22 HP Riding Mower. With my new Craftsman, I cut grass in a lot less time than when I used my old Snapper. I love the way it turns tight around my trees and shrubs. My flower beds are safe now because I have more control over my mower ! This Craftsman is easy to start and is very easy to drive ! Makes mowing fun !!!!
We had a 1/2 acre lot and this really makes it easy to take care of our lawn. The 22hp motor makes climbing hills easy and the zero turn makes going around all the trees a breeze.
Item is all its advertisement says about tight turn capabilities. Excellent maneuverability around trees and other items in your lawn.
Villa Ridge, IL
Have only had the mower for a few days. Took a week longer to get than expected. Have used it twice. Starts right up. I love the tight turning. I have lots of trees and shrubs to work around. Only thing I would change is the height adjustment will change positions a little to easy. Just a bump and you are cutting to close. A little to touchy. Other wise It is great.
I purchased this tractor in the spring of 2014 replacing a Sears LT1000 that I had for 13 years that served me very well. The tractor I just purchased was the 22HP 42" Mower Deck Craftsman Model #917.20390. This unit looks well built but after 120 hours of use I have had some interesting problems. First, I would not, could not recommend this unit to any of my friends. I have found that the unit has a problem on damp surfaces. The rear tires are terribly undersized for this machine. I'm sure they were reduced to help with the tight turn characteristics but totally reduce the traction. If you have the slightest hills on your property purchase something else that has a wider rear tire that can handle the traction required. This in my opinion is a safety issue that needs to be recalled to replace the rear tires. This baby can't get out of its own way on wet grass sad but true. I have a brinley pull behind aerator that requires 5 cinder blocks to properly weigh it down. The old 19HP LT1000 could pull that with no problem all day long. The new tractor barely could do 3 cinder blocks and forget the hills couldn't get up them at all. From a quality standpoint I immediately had a problem with the mower deck belt. After the first cutting I released the disengage handle and the belt slipped off the main shaft pulley. The belt looks to be oversized by 1.5" to 2" barely stays on when in the disengage state. So be care full, lightly release the handle when disengaging. The next thing was the rear bagger. After about 50 hours of use the bagger fell of the back of the unit when it was about 3/4 full. I re attached the bagger started cutting and the bag fell off again. Further inspection revealed that the tongue of the tractor had cracked. Yes the steel tongue has a crack on the L part of the bend and the bracket where the attachments are connected bent downwards. The part can't be replaced its integrated into the chassis. So I will have to have it welded and probably beefed up to 1/16 " more. You folks in design and engineering might have run some simulations to thin it out for less weight but it appears thinner isn't better in this case. Sears / Husqvarna you folks should be ashamed of your selves for letting this type of product get out the door. I hope someone from Husqvarna quality assurance reads this because I think this unit will last me about 3 to 5 years at most. The only positive about this unit so far is the motor it's what I expected. I'm trying to find the guy that took my LT1000 away. I hope he has the tires from the old unit I desperately need them back. Bottom line here folks look at one of the other tractors and good luck. Shawn R
T3000 42" 22 HP B&S Engine. After 8 hours of use the transmission would not return to neutral. It would stick in forward or reverse and I had to keep hitting the parking brake to stop the mower. This lasted for 2 weeks and finally fixed itself. Now after 14 hours of use the engine is backfiring and missing. Sorry but it is not bad gas. I have used the same gas in my other power equipment and they run fine. I have run it 3 times with gas from 2 different stations and the problem persists. I called for a service apt. and the tech can't come until one month. If you mow an area where you can't use the cruise control the gas pedal will be a real problem. It is very awkward to get used too. Terrible so far, I'll try to keep you posted.
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North Canton, OH
I have had this tractor for 3 years and something has broken on it every year now. ? First year ? A mower deck support weld broke and I had to weld it back on. ? Second year ? Front tire assembly broke and I had to replace it. ? Third year ? transmission mounting bolts broke and the transmission case needs to be replaced because the threads are stripped. In addition to these issues, functionally the machine is just not engineered well. It sits too high with too close of a wheel base so it wants to tip on the slightest incline. It will just spin the back tires trying to get up the slightest incline. The turn radius is actually much wider than stated. It does not cut evenly. There are always high and low spots in the cut path. This might work well for a small, flat, city lot but in that case just purchase a push mower and get the exercise. I sit on 2 acres with bumps and hills and it does not do well at all, I would not recommend this tractor to anyone. It was a huge disappointment.