Craftsman 22HP 42” Turn Tight® Fast Riding Mower – Non-CAItem# 07120390000 | Model# 20390
|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|
|Item Weight (lbs.):||532|
|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" x 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
Pell City, AL
not happy with automatic transmission, have to hold your foot on pedal too much, also not happy when mowing deck is on mower cuts off if you try to back up, not happy with cable system for engaging blades, laying across deck,and not happy with wheels on deck, you have to remove them and put into different holes in bracket. Like the adjustable type that I had on my old craftsman. Happy with performance, it is fast,maybe too fast, reverse a little slow.Almost started to buy a ktz1 cub cadet until I found 22hp engine is reconditioned, but had a better power train warranty. May take this mower back and exchange for a manual transmission or get a refund and pay 50.00 more for a cub cadet. Would recommend to a friend if you have you have 4 acres and can use cruise control more consistently or get a manual transmission and not have to hold your foot on power pedal all the time. What were engineers thinking and who did they get their feed back from, I hope not from the consumer.
One the best value out there. I researched mowers for months and found out this mower has many features that makes it a great buy. Got it home and was not disappointed, I have a large yard with a lot of things to go around and the 42 in deck is perfect size
Tractor was a good value but was missing a pin and the directions on removing the cutting tools to just use the plow were unclear. The plow also needs to be able to be raised higher for driving over uneven surfaces.
South Bend, IN
Bought this tractor in late May or early June. Day one I noticed a disturbing noise when using reverse. I put up with this for about a month . When it became louder I called Sears to complain, they set up an appointment and a technician to come and take a look. He arrived about a week later and did some inspection and made a call to sears or whoever. Said manufacturer stated the noise was normal and would go away. Well it did not and got worse. Made another call late October and they set up appointment again and UPS parts to me. Got the parts which were totally wrong. Supposed to be transmission got front axel. There goes another call. By this time I am pretty upset. I talked to another person at Sears repair and set up another appointment with another technician. He came and agreed that I needed a new transmission . I commented that I noticed the front wheels were not tracking straight as well. He stated that there was retro fit adjustable drag link to remedy this problem and that the parts would come UPS and a tech would install them. Well I get them and the new tech comes, He goes to open the transmission and it is broken due to poor packaging and ruff handling. He said he would have to reorder it. So here we go again. Should have kept my old tractor, which was a Sears 24 horse that I bought in 2006. Now that was a great tractor, that never had one single problem!!!!!
My son 4 months ago bought this tractor on my advice. We both loved the tractor for it speed smooth and easy operation. I was jealous as it was a much better LT than my 22 year old Craftsman I had. Now my engine blew up and I needed a new one and ended up buying the same (this 20390) Model. I was looking forward to receiving the unit as I had it delivered. Took off the wrapping, checked the fluids, filled the tank and started her up. So far so good. Then I noticed the front wheels not being inline(parallel to each other) the right front wheel was at least 7-1/2 degrees turned inwards when going straight (0 deg). Un-acceptable. I'm injured currently and can not use my dominant right hand otherwise I would have looked if I could adjust it. THAN I still drove it into the yard to check F speed and R speeds it ran great like my son's. And then I engaged the blades. The mower almost vibrated apart again un-acceptable. Apparently they don't have final quality control at Husqavarna as this unit never should have left the factory. Blew her clean and again I have to wait a week or so to get this one replaced. Now I'm doubting if I made the right choice. Time will tell after I receive a working unit.
This is an OK rider. Plenty of power tight turns are great. Third time out steering messed up and steering wheel was 90deg off, trans seems to bog or slip going up small hills, hood and sides fit real loose and bounce around. I put extra pads where hood contacts body to help that. "Go" Pedal height is a bit high to use comfortably all the time. Found out we aren't big fans of the automatic trans.
Tractor is new so I can't address reliability. There are a few inconveniences that should have been noticed before manufacture. For one, when the mower is disengaged the lever obscures where the key goes in. The lever moves but because it is spring mounted it has to be moved each time key is inserted or removed. A shorter lever would have been better. I purchased the mulch kit. The cover for the discharge doesn't fit and the pieces that are supposed to hook on to hold the cover in place are too short. I have resorted to using a combination of bungees. The lever for the height adjustment is on the left fender. So far my shirt has caught on it twice when I was getting off the mower. The discharge is on the right side so getting on and off the mower is generally on the left side. Placing the height adjustment on the left side would have prevented a possible injury due to a fall. These aren't big things but good design would have eliminated them. Overall the turn tight is great. And the automatic transmission is rated far better for the sloped lawn that I mow.
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