Craftsman 42 In. 21Hp Briggs & Stratton Hydrostatic Turn Tight Yard Tractor Non CAItem# 07128851000 | Model# 28851
|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.
New City, NY
I purchased this yard tractor in May and was disappointed by the delivery team twice before they finally showed up with my tractor. The crew that delivered it knew absolutely nothing and were not helpful. They were nice, but not knowledgeable (and late). I had read the manual several times as I had no previous experience with a tractor. THE MANUAL WAS VERY HELPFUL. Overall, I am very pleased with the tractor. I wish there was a way to raise the deck even higher as when it is set at it's highest setting it still cuts quite short. If anyone knows how I can do this, I would appreciate hearing from you. I also purchased the 2 bag soft sided bagger with the mower. It was easy to install and works very well. I have a full acre of property and it took me about 1.5 hours and about 1.5 gal. of gas. As I am new at this, I expect to get faster with experience. I have some slopes & a few obstacles, but the tractor is easy to maneuver and is responsive. It does a nice job.
1st time I used it the seat gave way across the back. Been in the weather a long time. Engine surged and backfired. Returned it and had no problem getting a cred. Whent else where
Least little bump and hood bounces up. Strange arrangement where hand lever is used to control rolling speed; must change key position to reverse mower; will not cut in reverse. Engine seems to be solid. Chasis seems to be well built. Metal covers and plates not solid; poorly supported.
Bought this to cut my yard which is almost an acre. Ground is flat and the mower does a neat looking job. Just tuned it up after the first season. Wish it had a hour meter, I bought one and installed myself. Had service within the first month, they forgot a pin or bolt and the steering wheel pulled up and was free spinning. No problems since.
Ideal combination of size, power, cutting width. (1/2 acre with obstacles). Expect to get a dozen or so years of use, as with my previous Craftsman mower. Comfortable, powerful with intuitive controls. Like oil filter system. Under-deck wash system.
Grand Rapids, MI
This tractor would have gotten a 5 star rating from me after year one, but I've had multiple issues since, slipping drive belt (nearly every time I get the tractor out) and most recently, the frame cracked and broke off where the rear axle connects, along with the rear drive assembly. Buyer beware, a purchase like this should stand the test of time without causing these kinds of headaches. My options now are wait 2 weeks for Sears to charge me $100 for a technician to see if it's covered under warranty, or fix it myself. Really disappointing considering Craftsman's whole ad campaign are that it's tractors stand up and exceed the quality of competing brands.
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