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Craftsman  22HP 42” Turn Tight® Fast Riding Mower – 49 States

  Item#  07120390000 | Model#  20390

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Reg Price: $1999.99
Savings: $385.00
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Specifications & 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: Foot pedal
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: Yes
Drive System:
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
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): 724
Horsepower: 22
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
Accepts Bagger: Yes
Ground-Engaging Attach.: No
Hauling Equipment: Heavy Hauling, Light Hauling
Mulch Kit Part Number: #33742
Snow Blade or Thrower Capable: Snow thrower, Snow blade
Fuel System:
Fuel Capacity (gal.): 3.0
Fuel Gauge Location: On Tank
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Adjustable Seat: Yes
Cup Holder: Yes
Headlights: Yes
Gauge Accessory:
Gauges: Yes
Convenience Features:
Power Steering: None
CARB Compliant: Not Compliant with Cali. Air Resource Board
Location: All other
Arm Rests: No


Ratings & Reviews



Product Description

Craftsman 42" 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" 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 six" turning radius, this machine will squeeze around trees and fences where many riding lawn mowers just don't fit. The generous 42" 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" Turn Tight® fast riding mower has a four-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 ft.s several acres
  • The Briggs & Stratton™ engine can go up to 7.5 mph
  • The four-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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37 Reviews Write a review
26 Reviewers (70.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Most Helpful Reviews

Praise17 found this helpful
Mar 24 , 2014
So far so good
Have this tractor about 2 months, researched heavily before buying (was also considering a Deere D130/40) am happy i went this route. I have used it to bag leaves, dethatch and cut spring grass it has performed well. The turn tight is a nice feature as i mow a residential lawn (about 3/4 acre). While other comments have taken issue with the transmission, I think its worth noting that its a tractor and "smooth" starts and stops are open to interpretation, I think it is splitting hairs in this price range. On the other hand the General Transmission new CVT transmission is much more durable than the Tuff Troque hydrostatic trans in alot of other tractors (including the Deere) . Time will always tell but so far i am pretty content with this (Husquavarna made) tractor
Criticism33 found this helpful
Feb 28 , 2014
Nice tractor but Transmisssion is a step backwards.
Just got this new model this week, but no grass to mow yet so only driven it around the yard for 30 minutes. I like: the new style hood, smooth & quiet engine, tight turn, cruise control, seat is comfortable, nice deck lift mechanism and deck seems easy to take off / put on. But new automatic transmission is very jerky going into Forward or Reverse, often making a big clunk sound - its sure not nearly as smooth as a hystat that I am use too. The forward speed control seems very smooth once you get it going - the tractor really flies (maybe too fast at full speed). No variable speed in reverse, it is just on or off. With little or no modulation going into F or R, it's tough to inch in to tight places in the garage or hook up things. The reverse pedal is hard to use - too stiff and not easy to use (can't use your heel like Hystat pedal controls). I haven't decided whether I can live with this tranny or not - hoping it will get more controllable with use? Also the free wheeling lever out the back of unit is so thin (like a coat hanger wire) that it bends when you pull it - gives a poor perception of value, for a tractor that costs this much.
Jul 17 , 2014
Great Mower

I mow 2 1/2 acres of mostly flat ground, but with ditches and rough spots. This mower mows everything in its path and does not seem to strain at all. Very maneuverable and easy to steer once you get the hang of the transmission. One of the best riding mowers I have ever used.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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West Salem, WI

Jul 12 , 2014
Very good machine, runs great but missing a pin for my parking brake.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Warwick, NY

Jul 9 , 2014
Don't Bother

Purchased the previous model in this series (4) years ago. Numerous problems and now the motor is dead. Sears has one day open for their service over the next (60) days. Thanks. This tractor is as bad as their Weedwackers. Called Briggs & Stratton directly and their phone service is worse than Sears.

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Owings Mills, MD

Jul 3 , 2014
This mower has been nothing but problems

Right after getting the mower home it started smoking. It turns out that the engine output shaft was bend from the factory and was causing the belt to rub and smoke. According to my receipt from sears the repair bill would have been $950 if it wasn't covered under warranty. Now I am 3 months out of warranty and the mower is dead. The engine's camshaft has something called a compression relief lever that allows the engine to turn over and start at low speeds, but unfortunately as I'm finding out, this line of Briggs and Stratton engines is notorious for these braking and it requires a full engine overhaul or replacement which is almost the same price as a new mower costs. Sears has been unhelpful and Briggs and Stratton refuses to stand behind their engines (they only warranty the engine for 1 year, less than Sear's warranty). Sears is telling me I should have bought the extended warranty which is ridiculous because a mower should last more than 2 years without needing any sort of warranty, especially a warranty that costs $600. I will not be buying another mower from Sears, I will go to a store that will better stand by their products.

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Asheville, NC

Jul 3 , 2014
Good, but a bit "jerky" and pedal too high

Mower is a good value... excellent speed and tight turning. While in motion, everything is great. Changing from forward to reverse is certainly not as smooth as my JD with hydrostatic, but with the other attributes (speed; turning radius; price) the little "****" that you get is something I can live with. The high pedal position bugged me, as it was not comfortable. But it was a fairly easy fix... I cut the shaft in half; dropped the pedal height by 2 and one-half inches; drilled two three-eight inch holes; stuck in a couple of hex bolts; and bolted the shaft together with the 2 plus inches of overlap. The resulting lower pedal is vastly more comfortable... I can rest my heal on the deck while operating the "gas" pedal in forward. I can't understand why the pedal was positioned so high!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Jul 2 , 2014
very happy

we searched for about 3 months for which mower was best for the cost and functions. Have been very happy with our choice . mows very nicely and is not to loud

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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South Fulton, TN

Jul 2 , 2014
Love this product it cuts great

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Coventry, RI

Jul 1 , 2014
Well built, powerful, mower. CVT style transmission long overdue

Some reviewers complained about the drive pedal setup, but I found resting your heel on the footboard and using the top of your foot to control the pedal was more comfortable than holding it in the air. Runs very smooth, cuts way faster than my old Murray, and has plenty of power to cut even the toughest grass. As for speed, clocked it at 8.5 mph on gps. Unbeatable turning radius. Only complaint was WAY too long from order to delivery to store, 17 days.

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Sparta, WI

Jun 28 , 2014
Gets No Better

I bought this rider at my local Sparta store about a month ago. I've used it daily for mowing, towing, you name it. This thing rocks! Utterly flawless, great cutter and tower. It's also quite speedy and turns on a dime. Gas consumption is no problem. It rides great, the 6-speed transmission and engine make any task a joke. Drives like a car, gas on right, brake on left. The controls are well placed, easy to get to. If there is a better rider for this price out there, I have no clue where. I seriously researched riders and am so glad I did. Buy this, you'll never regret it. Special thanks to the Sparta store, they delivered it within 48 hours to my house, then took the time to educate me on it...Sparta, You're Awesome!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Manorville, NY

Jun 23 , 2014
Craftsman 22hp 42" turn tight Riding Mower

Does everything that it advertizes. The 6" turning radius cuts the mowing time way down and lets you mow in tight places. It also cuts so evenly the grass looks like a green carpet, with no marks.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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