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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
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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: 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
Chassis:
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
Motor-Engine:
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
Convenience:
Adjustable Seat: Yes
Cup Holder: Yes
Headlights: Yes
Gauge Accessory:
Gauges: Yes
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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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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47 Reviewers (71.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Praise19 found this helpful
EJPFire
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
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D5CDIYer
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.
 

DonnaTS

Wautoma, WI

Sep 23 , 2014
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Riding mower

Great mower. We like it and it does the job.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Sep 9 , 2014
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Love My Mower !

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 !!!!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Sep 3 , 2014
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Riding Mower

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.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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raneider

Motley, MN

Sep 2 , 2014
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Excellent handling and tight turn steering

Item is all its advertisement says about tight turn capabilities. Excellent maneuverability around trees and other items in your lawn.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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thebuckles2

Villa Ridge, IL

Sep 2 , 2014
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Great mower

Minor problems at first, but works well

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Sep 2 , 2014
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tractor

Had to order. works well

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Biggarden

Kittery, ME

Aug 29 , 2014
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Riding mower

I mow close to 3 hilly acres and this mower seems to have enough power to get through the job

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Aug 29 , 2014
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So far so good

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 would recommend this product to a friend.

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Aug 28 , 2014
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Safety and Quality Issues

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


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Rupdawg

Smithfield, NC

Aug 26 , 2014
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Several Problems

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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