|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|
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 plug (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.
- An 18 in. turning radius on the Craftsman 6-speed small yard rider provides maneuverability and stability
- Engine features full pressure lubrication and spin-on oil filter to promote longer life
- Manageable 30 in. wide, single blade cutting deck offers great cutting performance along with the ability to fit through smaller spaces like gates and store more easily
- Turf Saver Tires help prevent skidding do your grass isn’t damaged while turning
- A deck wash system cleans out grass and other debris from the cutting deck by simply connecting a garden hose and turning the water on
- Riding mower is designed for light hauling to pull attachments like the two bin bagger part #24069 (sold separately)
- The deck and blade is mulching capable with mulch kit part #33525 (sold separately)
Added on January 16, 2013
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Most Helpful Reviews
Saint Petersburg, FL
I did extensive online research between the 2900 and the Troy model but after seeing both first hand the Craftsman is better in many ways. First off the smaller Troy engine has plastic pipe before and after the carb. I wanted the Briggs name for sentimental reasons but after seeing the quality of Powermore 420 engine vs the Briggs, I knew that alone was reason to choose the Craftsman. The adjustable steering, built in deck wash and price sealed it for me. Thus far I am really impressed with this mower, it starts easily and runs relatively quiet and smooth.
I`ve had this for more than a year. It has worked very well, except for the cheap no fill battery went dead. We have to keep a battery maintainer on them. Once their charge gets too low; they will not chargeback. I replaced with a regular yard tractor battery. And I modified the hold down by sawing some off. I love this mower.
The mower is very sturdy. The engine has plenty of power. The cutting height and speed controls provide an excellent range of settings.
Had a similar mower in the early 1980's & loved it then. Sold it when I moved to a house with a very small yard. I am now a senior citizen with a half acre lot. Bought this one last spring and love it, too. This mower is easy to operate & to clean. It does a good job cutting & making turns. I use the medium speed and can leisurely cut my yard in less than an hour. I'd like to remind others that this mower is NOT a "hot-rod". If you have the need for speed, make sharp turns, cut in reverse, etc. then spend 2 to 3 times as much money and buy a professional mower.
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.