|Cutting Deck & Blade:|
|Blade Type:||Bagging, Mulching and Side Discharge|
|Blade Width (in.):||30|
|Cutting Deck Material:||Steel|
|Cutting Deck Nose Roller:||No|
|Cutting Height Adjustment Type:||Hand Lever|
|Cutting Height Maximum (in.):||4|
|Cutting Height Minimum (in.):||1.5|
|Cutting Width (In.):||30|
|Deck Thickness (Gauge):||12|
|Number of Cutting Blades:||1|
|Controls and Features:|
|Blade Engagement Type:||Manual|
|Overall Item Dimensions:||62x34x26|
|General Warranty:||2 Year|
|Item Weight (lbs.):||335|
|Frame Type:||Fully welded|
|Front Axle Material:||Steel|
|Number of Wheels:||4|
|Step Thru Frame:||Yes|
|Maximum Forward Speed (mph):||5|
|Maximum Reverse Speed (mph):||5|
|Mow in Reverse:||No|
|Number of Forward Speeds:||6|
|Number of Reverse Speeds:||1|
|Steering Wheel Type:||Deluxe Padded|
|Transmission Type:||Shift on the Go Manual|
|Turning Radius (in.):||18|
|Air Filter Type:||Dual|
|Cooling System Type:||Air Cooled|
|Engine Lubrication System:||Full pressure|
|Engine Displacement (cc):||420|
|Number of Cylinders:||1|
|Oil Filter Type:||Spin On|
|Overhead Valve Engine:||Yes|
|Wheels & Tires:|
|Front Tire Size:||13x5|
|Rear Tire Size:||16x6.5|
|Wheel Grease Zerks:||No|
|Accessory or Attachment:|
|Bag Kit Included:||No|
|Dozer Blade Capable:||No|
|Electric Clutch For Attach.:||No|
|Hauling Equipment:||Light Hauling|
|Snow Blade or Thrower Capable:||None|
|Fuel Capacity (gal.):||1.3|
|Fuel Gauge Location:||On Dash|
|Speed Control:||Steering Column Control|
|CARB Compliant:||Not Compliant with Cali. Air Resource Board|
|Seat Size:||Mid Back|
|Tractor Grade:||Lawn Tractor|
Ratings & Reviews
420cc 30" 6-Speed Rider Mower Makes Lawns Beautiful Easily and Quickly
A beautiful lawn requires a lot of work, but this Craftsman 420cc 30" 6-speed rider mower takes a lot of that work onto its own 14-gauge welded steel frame. Cut your lawn at speeds reaching up to five miles per hour, and have the ability to change speeds effortlessly with the equipped Shift On the Go manual transmission. Enjoy a tight 18-inch turning radius on Turf Saver tires that are built to be gentle on your grass. Add a bagger or mulch saver (sold separately) to keep clippings for your compost pile or have them ready for recycling with no additional effort.
Five different cutting heights ensure that you get exactly the look you want from the 420cc 30" 6-speed rider mower. Its compact size makes it ideal for smaller yards or tight spaces, while the ease of handling makes outdoor work short and simple. Carry up to 1.3 gallons of gasoline at any time, and check your levels with a glance through the sight glass.
- Get a two-year limited warranty with the Craftsman 420cc 30" 6-speed rider mower, so you know you're making a great investment
- Ergonomic telescoping steering wheel and padded mid-back seat with built-in cup holders ensure comfort even with extended use
- Deck wash system automatically keeps build-up out of the deck, reducing maintenance and potential delays
- Non-skid Turf Saver tires help protect your grass even while you're taking advantage of the mower's top speeds and 18-inch turning radius
- Compact for easy storage and excellent maneuverability in small spaces
- Cut grass to anywhere between 1.5 inches and 4 inches for the best balance of length and drought resistance for your needs
Added on January 16, 2013
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Most Helpful Reviews
POORLY MANUFACTURED. THE BRAKES GO OUT AND WHEN THEY DO THERE IS A SCREW THAT YOU NEED TO ADJUST SO THEY WILL WORK. DEFINITELY TOO DANGEROUS. BECAUSE THE GEARS LOCK UP YOU HAVE TO USE ALL OF THEM WHEN YOU ARE MOWING. PLUS YOU NEED TO DRIVE THE MOWER UP AND DOWN THE STREET ADJUSTING THE GEARS TO KEEP THEM WORKING. WE WERE VERY DISAPPOINTED WITH THIS PRODUCT
Nice Mower for my flat 1/2 acre. Plenty of Power. Between the Legs shifting took some getting used to. If you do not want to deal with that messy oil drain plug and plastic chute when changing oil, Just order p/n 428287 Oil Drain Valve from Sears Parts Direct. It is inexpensive, and used on many other Craftsman tractors. Replaces the original Oil Plug perfectly. Just have to connect a small hose to drain easily into a container with no mess.
I was skeptical about this mower but now I am pleased that it is so nimble and powerful. I have some 12 degree inclines in my front and backyard and I was concerned it would lack the power required to do these but there was no problem. i mowed at the next to lowest cut and had the mulching plug in and mowed with ease. The pros are as follows: powerful engine with oil filter; compact size; nimble; well-made. The cons are as follows: touchy clutch/brake pedal control; not as tight a turning radius as I would like; steering could be more stiff or offer more resistance as to avoid front end slide when wheels are turned sharply. Overall, my grade is good for what it does and it is a good value. ----Jim in Rochester, NY
I really enjoy this riding mower, with two exceptions: 1- the reverse cut off. I am going to fix that myself. This mower does a very good job on my mostly flat lawn and it controls well with no skidding in tight turns. I am using the bags and they work well, too. 2 - One major problem is the oil draining. The gutter to drain the oil does NOT fit and oil is everywhere when I service it. Now I use a siphon pump and just pump the oil out into the old oil container. That is something that should be fixed on this mower.
We used it only once, but it operated very well. Our lawn is not too big, so its size is compatible. We've used a stand behind mower prior to this, so it's a real "step up". It's an ideal new toy to enjoy in our golden years.
The mower starts and runs well. It mows well and turns in a relatively short radius. It operates well over small hilly areas. No negatives at this time however I have not used it a great amount.
This is a great little rider, no issues at all. I have a grade that is close to 12 degrees and it is not a challenge. You do have to be careful how tight you turn the wheel when on different terrains. All in all a great machine. Looking forward to cutting the grass again!
I Brought one the first ones sold...all most 2yrs. ago.I had problems with all safety switches ie. reverse,and discharge chute.I was able to fix.The biggest problem was the running out fuel with a half tank. Repairman said bad carbuator changed once. Same problem month later wanted to change again.I determined that the fuel tank is mounted to low or fuel line.If you keep filling the tank up it works good. My only other complaint is only way to get oil filter(s) on line shipping cost is more the filter. Sears needs to fix this. I do like performance of the mower I have about half acre.
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Works great. Starts every time. Didn't care for the " Reverse engine cutoff switch". This adds a ground, and cuts the engine, when you put it in reverse with the blade engaged. But a simple examination of the F/N/R shift rod showed me how it worked and an easy solution - simply unplugging the ground switch solved the problem. It doesn't like an incline over 12% and seems to labor a bit at the highest speed [ 6 ] but we run at 3 - height and 3 - speed and runs fine. Cut with grass deflector toward cut side and stays very clean underneath.
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