Craftsman 24HP 48” Hydrostatic Transmission Turn Tight® Garden Tractor - Non CAItem# 07120401000 | Model# 20401
|Item Weight (lbs.):||564|
|Overall Item Dimensions:||72.75 x 49.5 x 46|
|Cutting Deck & Blade:|
|Blade Type:||3 and 1|
|Blade Width (in.):||2|
|Cutting Deck Material:||Steel|
|Cutting Deck Nose Roller:||No|
|Cutting Height Adjustment Type:||Hand Lever|
|Cutting Height Maximum (in.):||4|
|Cutting Height Minimum (in.):||1|
|Cutting Width (In.):||48|
|Number of Cutting Blades:||3|
|Controls and Features:|
|Blade Engagement Type:||Electric|
|General Warranty:||2 Year|
|Terrain Type:||Flat, Hilly|
|Frame Type:||Stamped steel|
|Front Axle Material:||Cast iron|
|Maximum Forward Speed (mph):||5.5|
|Maximum Reverse Speed (mph):||2.9|
|Mow in Reverse:||Yes|
|Number of Forward Speeds:||Infinite|
|Number of Reverse Speeds:||Infinite|
|Transmission Type:||Hydrostatic Automatic|
|Turning Radius (in.):||6|
|Cooling System Type:||Air Cooled|
|Engine Brand:||Briggs & Stratton(r)|
|Engine Displacement (cc):||724|
|Number of Cylinders:||2|
|Wheels & Tires:|
|Front Tire Size:||16" x 6.5" - 8"|
|Rear Tire Size:||22" x 9.5" - 12"|
|Accessory or Attachment:|
|3 Bin Bagger Part Number:||#24916|
|Hauling Equipment:||Heavy Hauling, Light Hauling|
|Mulch Kit Part Number:||#24148|
|Snow Blade or Thrower Capable:||Snow thrower, Snow blade|
|Fuel Capacity (gal.):||3.0|
|Fuel Gauge Location:||On Tank|
|Speed Control:||Fender Control|
|CARB Compliant:||Not Compliant with Cali. Air Resource Board|
Ratings & Reviews
Craftsman 48 in. Turn Tight® Hydrostatic Garden Tractor Does It All
The Craftsman 48 in. 24 HP hydrostatic transmission garden tractor does everything but wash the dishes. Don't be fooled by the small package; this is a powerful, commercial-quality garden tractor. The hauling capability is impressive, as is the list of useful attachments available. This mower will tackle any yard terrain from hilly to flat with ease. The automatic transmission gives you all the power you want, right when you want it, and from the comfort of your tractor seat.
This Craftsman 48 in. Turn Tight® hydrostatic garden tractor is a heavy-duty garden tool. This tractor has a keyless start and a powerful 4-cycle, 724cc Briggs & Stratton™ engine. The astounding turning radius is a mere 6 in. for superior ease of maneuverability. This garden tractor also accepts snow throwing or snow blade attachments, as well as heavy hauling capabilities for attachments like the bagger, tiller and aerator for total lawn care. Once you have made short work of your lawn and garden chores, the handy deck wash system makes cleanup just as easy.
- Craftsman 48 in. 24 HP hydrostatic transmission garden tractor is made from steel for superior durability
- This garden tractor offers a 6 in. turning radius that will be the envy of your neighbors
- Large tractor tires take good care of the turf and assist in tackling tough terrain
- Heavy hauling capabilities, infinite gears in forward or reverse and 24 HP make this a powerful hydrostatic transmission
- Simply hook up your garden hose to the deck wash system and clean out grass and debris from the tractor
- Many accessory kits are available to make light work of all chores from tilling, aerating and bagging to snow removal and heavy hauling
Added on December 13, 2013
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Most Helpful Reviews
I bought this tractor about a year ago. My yard is actually not huge but I wanted a way to quickly mow and also was interested in having a tractor for the other garden functions. It mows like a champ. The turning radius is great. I go around my trees which have a small brick flowerbed around them of about a 2 foot diameter and I can get pretty darn close to the bricks. I like being able to have the blades engaged while backing up as my yard is funky shaped and that helps me get some areas better. The tractor always starts great and I have had no issues with that. I also purchased the scoop attachment, which I finally assembled after a year. This past weekend I moved 6 cubic yards of top soil that was delivered to my driveway and distributed it through the back yard. It took me about 3.5 hours or so but a lot of that was getting the right orientation in the yard. No issues at all with the scoop working on the tractor (from the description, I was unsure it work on this model but the lady in the chat session told me it would so I went ahead and got the scoop). I did feel the weight in the turns but it wasn't bad. I also picked up a cheapo dump trailer at ********** to move sod. The trailer towed just fine, no issues. This size also works perfect for cutting the grass between the sidewalk and the road (which I had actually measured so I could cut in one pass). At this time, I have no negatives regarding this tractor.
I have a 1999 Sears garden tractor that is showing its age, so I did a lot of research and found this to be the ********. I have some hills so the ZTRs wouldn't work for me. The Tight Turn was the next best option and it works great. The new Briggs and Stratton Platinum engine is also a great improvement over their older models (according to all the research). My old Craftsman has a 20hp Kohler engine that has never needed anything but an annual tune up so I was a little skeptical about the B&S engine. The new tractor has more power and a better deck. I'm keeping my old green machine because it truly is a garden tractor. I have a blade, weights and chains so I can still use it. The new tractor is great but has slightly smaller tires and slightly less heavy duty (K56 vs K58) rear end. 22" tires vs 23" on the garden tractor. So if you need a heavy duty garden tractor look for 23" in tires with holes in the wheels to mount weights. Also I did not need the 54" deck. This model is built on the sturdier garden tractor frame but the smaller tires and rear end make it about four hundred dollars cheaper. The LTG or Light Garden Tractor moniker that Sears and other retailers use is a marketing term and has no real specifications associated with it. Another reviewer mentioned that all the ground engaging toys he wanted to buy stated (Swars) that he needed 23" wheels and that is why. He also said that he got on Husqvarna's web site and could get items that would work. All that being said, for what I need this is a great machine and I would buy it again.
This is a great machine. It is a lot bigger than I expected. It is actually too big for my little yard I got but it does the job good.
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In the specifications it shows Ground Engaging equipment - Yes. Then after I purchased I decided to purchase a pull behind Box Scraper and discovered all of the Ground Engaging (GE) attachment specs, including the Sleeve Hitch, indicated compatible with 23" or larger rear tire tractors only. The store associates assured me this tractor could handle the GE attachments and suggested I look at the Husqvarna website specs (same tractor, Husqvarna branding) which manufactures these Garden tractors for Sears. Sure enough, it shows 22" tires or larger compatibility with GE attachments and Sleeve Hitch. I purchased a Sears Sleeve Hitch and Agri-Fab Box Scraper and it all bolts right on and work great. This tractor has no problem pulling and pushing loose and packed soil and rocks. It also mows nicely, turning radius is very tight, not Zero-turn, but better than I expected.
Just received the mower, it came set-up ready to go, you just need to adjust the wheels on the deck. It does a good job of cutting the lawn evenly and mulches without clumping. Can't yet comment on reliability.
I love it you press a button and it start up,and it very powerful,
Does a good job. Had it for 2 weeks.
We purchased this tractor after considering other prominent brands. We replaced a Scotts riding mower that eventually could not handle our lawn. This tractor cuts our 3.5 acres very well. The ride can be rough at times on our uneven and hilly yard. Overall, we are pleased with our purchase.
This tractor is light in the back end, so had some trouble climbing the hills in my yard. I had to let out some of the air in the tires, so it would quit spinning out. I will definitely need to purchase some chains or bar tires for this tractor. I love the keyless start, safety features, reserve gas tank and the way my lawn looks after cutting with it. The smaller deck allows me to haul it in the bed of my Chevy Colorado (mid size pickup), with the tailgate down of course. It took some time to get used to the accelerator. All accelerating must be done with the side shifter by hand. The 2014 models do not have pedals to engage the transmission. I have not used ground engaging tools yet, but it seems to have enough power to handle them.
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Bought the tractor and two days after delivery called to cancel the purchase. I have an 8 year old Sears tractor of similar HP and design and the new tractor is less sturdy and of poorer quality. I don't like the new keyless ignition, too complicated and would be expensive to replace. The ride is rough and very uncomfortable. The service contract for $700 seems like a waste of money but then you'd probably need service help a lot. Too bad the quality has dropped. I have had three Sears tractors in the past 35 years.
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