|Cutting Deck & Blade:|
|Cutting Deck Material:||Stamped Steel|
|Cutting Deck Nose Roller:||No|
|Cutting Deck Style:||Side Discharge|
|Cutting Deck Type:||Precision cut|
|Cutting Height Adjustment Increments:||Spring assist|
|Cutting Height Adjustment Type:||Spring Assisted Lever|
|Cutting Height Maximum (in.):||1.5|
|Cutting Height Minimum (in.):||4|
|Cutting Width (In.):||42|
|Deck Thickness (Gauge):||13|
|Number of Cutting Blades:||2|
|Number of Deck Anti-Scalp Gauge Wheels:||4|
|Controls and Features:|
|Blade Engagement Type:||Manual|
|Speed Control:||Fender Control|
|General Warranty:||2 year full, 5 year frame limited lifetime front axle|
|Item Weight (lbs.):||505|
|Recommended Terrain:||Flat with some hills|
|Recommended Yard Size:||Up to 2 acres|
|Terrain Type:||Flat, Hilly, Obstacles|
|Frame Material:||12 ga. steel|
|Front Axle Material:||Cast iron|
|Number of Wheels:||4|
|Step Thru Frame:||Yes|
|Handling & Operating:|
|Electric Clutch For Attach.:||No|
|Steering Wheel Type:||Standard|
|Maximum Forward Speed (mph):||5.2|
|Maximum Reverse Speed (mph):||2.9|
|Mow in Reverse:||Yes|
|Number of Forward Speeds:||Infinite|
|Number of Reverse Speeds:||Infinite|
|Turning Radius (in.):||6|
|Housing & Body:|
|Seat Size:||Deluxe high back|
|Air Filter Type:||Auto-type paper|
|Cooling System Type:||Fan-cooled|
|Cylinder Liner:||Cast iron|
|Engine Brand:||Briggs & Stratton(r)|
|Engine Lubrication System:||Full pressure|
|Engine Displacement (cc):||540|
|Number of Cylinders:||1|
|Oil Filter Type:||Spin On|
|Overhead Valve Engine:||Yes|
|Wheels & Tires:|
|Anti-Scalp Gauge Wheels:||Yes|
|Front Tire Size:||15 x 6 x 6 in.|
|Rear Tire Size:||20 x 8 x 8 in.|
|Wheel Grease Zerks:||Yes|
|Accessory or Attachment:|
|2 Bin Bagger Part Number:||#24891/#24897|
|3 Bin Bagger Part Number:||#24892|
|Dozer Blade Capable:||No|
|Electric Lift Kit Capable:||No|
|Hauling Equipment:||Heavy Hauling, Light Hauling|
|Mulch Kit Included:||Sold Separately|
|Mulch Kit Part Number:||#33742|
|Snow Blade or Thrower Capable:||Snow thrower, Snow blade|
|Fuel Capacity (gal.):||2.5|
|Fuel Gauge Location:||None|
|CARB Compliant:||Not Compliant with Cali. Air Resource Board|
|Tractor Grade:||Yard Tractor|
Ratings & Reviews
The Craftsman 42 inch Turn Tight Riding Mower Handles Everything Heavy Duty
The Craftsman Briggs Stratton Powered Hydrostatic Tractor can cut corners, and that's a good thing. With a scrawny 6 inch turning radius that's the best in its class, this Craftsman has the skill to maneuver around fences, porches, swings or planters, plus the speed to get a wide-open field done in no time. It can even handle slight hills. With a sturdy steel frame and a cast-iron axle that's guaranteed for life, it's all the riding mower you'll need for years to come.
The Craftsman 42 inch Turn Tight Riding Mower is powered by a hefty 21 horsepower and a 540 cc engine with an automatic hydrostatic transmission built for low-maintenance durability. The tractor includes a high-back sliding seat and a cup holder, features that make mowing the yard just a bit easier.
- The Craftsman Briggs Stratton Powered Hydrostatic Tractoris built with exclusive Craftsman Turn Tight Technology that allows it to take only six inches' leeway to go the other way. It also has a powerful engine and wide cutting area that lets it get more work done faster
- A 21 hp* Platinum engine can go up to 5.2 mph and has the power to handle hills as well
- Adjust the precision mowing system into one of six positions, from 1.5 to to four inches. Mulch or catch clippings in a bag that's sold separately
- The gear shift is on the right fender, within easy reach. The positioning also keeps the middle clear so you can step through without tripping
- A handy cup holder and cushioned, sliding seat keep you comfortable while you work
- From its steel frame to its four adjustable gauge wheels, this mower is meant to last
- The cast-iron axle has a limited lifetime warranty
- Not for sale in California
*As rated by the engine manufacturer
Added on December 17, 2010
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Most Helpful Reviews
I purchased a Sears yard tractor and had nothing but trouble from the start. Working with customer service could take up to a month to send parts and get a repairman out to install. I will never buy another Sears Chraftsman unit again.
Overland Park, KS
delivery guys were very informative, no crating or anything to remove or throw away on my own. The delivery guy walked me through the mowers features. My grass cut evenly and with speed. I had to be careful because this thing was so quick it was whipping my neck around! My yard is hilly with many obstacles so I wasn't sure of how successful I would be but this mower has been a cinch to use. So far so great.
This is the first rider I've owned. After many months of looking at different brand mowers, I decided to purchase this one. The features that helped me decide were the (4) anti-scalp wheels, the Hydrostatic automatic transmission the horsepower and the 6" turn tight steering. With the sale price I bought it for, no other brand mower had the same features for the money. I have used my mower 4X to cut my 0.47 acre yard and have not added gas to the tank since filling it the first time. Looks like I'll get a 5th run before having to refill. I absolutley love this riding mower! It is smooth, comfortable and cuts very nicely. It used to take me 2.5 hrs to push a mower and now only takes me 30 mins on the rider. I removed the discharge cover and installed a mulch plug I ordered through Sears along with an hour meter. There is a convenient panel that pops out of the dash and the hour meter plugs right into an existing harness made just for it, then snaps into the dash. Nice add on feature.
just bought it works great for what I need but when I picked it up from the store it took forever had bird **** allover it had to clean myself and got home to find find wash out connecting hose missing got to go back and pick that up spending another $10 in gas
Bought mine (w/mulch kit) over year ago for my 3/4ac Indiana yard. From my research, most "entry-level" tractors are built with same tranny & similar engines. Craftsman had lower actual selling price and better handling. It's been trouble-free so far & gives decent cut. Just remember that on wet grass your tires will skid- so go slow to actually use that tight 8" turning radius.
People at the factory need to finish the electrical wiring. Would not start up at first until I founf the problem. The wiring was not completed. I finished their job. The store prep work needs a little lesson in testing out this product before delivery.
Mine was purchased online and delivered to my house free. It saved me a few bucks over buying it at the store, I didn't get stuck with a dusty one with stale gas in the tank sitting in the weather out by the parking lot, and I didn't have figure out how to haul it home and unload the thing by myself. All adding up to a big plus. The delivery guys called my house to ask directions. I told them,"First house on the right as you cross the train tracks.'' My wife was leaving for work when she saw the Sears truck with our new mower drive by our house... she chased them down and caught them at the stop sign, 1/2 mile down the road. They were here two hours early. After they'd left, I noticed that the cables to the battery were but finger tight, so I tightened them with wrenches and put a battery charger on it before I started to mow. After mowing, I noticed it was a tight fit through the door of its storage shed. They'd delivered a 46" mower, not the 42" one I'd ordered....
Engine does not seem to have the power my old 17 hp has. But that is not the real problem to me with this mower. My major problem is where the lift lever assy is located. It is on the left fender and it sticks out at an angle so that when you are mowing if you try to get close to bushes with thick limbs the limbs get caught on the lever and I have already had to purchase a new console assy. It was ripped right out of its position. And it also bent the fender. Other than that the mower starts every time I go to use it. Purchased just 4 weeks ago.
looked at all other mowers in this price range, this is by far the best bang for the buck. good power, easy to operate, cut is good, ride is ok, turn tight is awesome! if you follow your instruction manuel and use common sense, you'll love this mower.
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