|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
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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Just purchased the mower, and like it so far. It is very fast and the tight turning feature is nice. I will agree with the comment about the pedal height. It works fine for me with my size 12 shoe, but my wife has to hold her foot in the air to use the pedal. This may be a deal breaker in the end if I can't find a good solution because she needs to use the mower too. I'll add more info after using the mower for a few more weeks
Saint Marys, GA
We have used our local Sears store for many years and we have always had the best service with products and customer service. We needed a new riding lawn mower after ours stopped working and explained our yard size and what our yard also had is a lot of trees, we bought a craftsman 22HP 42? Turn Tight? Fast Riding Mower. This mower is best mower we have owned. thank you to our Sears store in St. Marys, Ga.
I got this on sale for about $1400 which is a very good deal. It's my first lawn tractor so I don't have much to compare it to but I did narrow down my search to this unit and the ********** D125. This deal was too good to pass up. Overall they have about the same features. The unit does go fast although I'm not sure what good it is. It's not like you can mow, aerate or pull a cart at those speeds. It turns very sharp and has plenty of power. Here are the minor criticisms: 1) It doesn't have the best traction. It doesn't take much to get the tires to slip out especially if you are pulling anything. 2) The seat could be more comfortable. 3) The fuel gauge if that's what you want to call it is mostly useless. You can only see if the tank is more than half full. 4) The mulching setup is not great. I get a lot of grass blowing through. 5) I'd rate evenness of cut at about a 7/10. I don't have much to compare it to other than the guys that used to mow the lawn with Walker zero turns. 6) The deck washout does not work very well. In fact, the plastic hose connector doesn't even fit well (the water leaks around it). In any case it does not do a good job of getting all of the grass off. As I said, it may not be perfect but you'll be hard pressed to find a better value. This was less than 2x my old ********** self propelled. In the end I would have gotten a zero turn if not for the desire to have the ability to pull an aerator and cart. Also, I just couldn't imagine a kid working the zero turn without some major issues.
Clear Lake, MN
bought this tractor to replace an old "green" craftsman that I retired to simply pulling my swisher 60" finish mower. Wore the deck out but everything else keeps going... This new mower has tons of power, but takes time to get used to the new steering, tip is to only turn as tight as you need. It will turn very tight, but will also tear up your lawn if you turn too fast and tight. As far as the new cvt transmission, so far its been stellar. runs up hills pulling a cart with ease, pulls my swisher offset also. pedal to move is a little high but hey its got cruise so not a big deal, I would recommend to anyone.
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