Craftsman 420cc 30” 6-Speed Rear Engine Riding Mower – Non CAItem# 07129000000 | Model# 29000
|Overall Item Dimensions:||62x34x26|
|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|
|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
Does a lot of spitting and sputtering. It cuts ok if you overlap 50% each pass which only gives you a 15" cut. Seems like the engine runs at really slow RPM. That's probably why it doesn't cut so good. You can unplug a wire to disconnect the reverse cutoff of the blade to make it a lot easier to use. Youtube has some videos that show how to do it. I regret buying it. I should have got a real mower instead.
This is a really nice mower, that cuts well and runs good. I'm staring my third season in my relatively small yard. So far no problems- just a couple of things that bug me. Firstly, I searched around and finally had to buy a new oil filter for it last Spring which cost about $20 or more, and I thought that outrageous. The filters are small then and a collapsing type of car filter wrench does not want to go small enough. I'm going to try to get it on again this spring by wrapping some old bicycle inner tube around it and see if I can get a grip. The sensors are a pain in the keester, the "reverse shut down sensor" while the blade is engaged IS annoying- I've lived with it two seasons now, disengaging the blade before backing up but may now try to rewire an override around it. Same for the deck sensor- It's twice gotten jarred out of place, which shuts off the whole ignition. That took a trip to the owners manual the first time before I figured out what had happened, the second time this year had me guessing again, but from now on, that'll be the first thing I check. The battery's still cranking and the motor does great. I'm sure glad I have this in the heat of Florida summers!
I am more than pleased with performance and ease of handling. Ideal riding mower for our lot which is just about an acre. Great value and reasonable price.
Maintenance on this mower is a nightmare. The battery is crammed under the cowling making it almost impossible to maintain or remove. Changing oil and filter results in flood of oil all over the frame even if one uses the included flimsy oil drain shunt. This mower is engineered so that the average owner is forced to take the mower to sears for typical maintenance. It doesn't do well on uneven or rough yards and tends to scalp the grass on outside of turns.
Fits my needs. I did some shopping around and Sears had the best price for the type of riding lawn mower that I needed. It's a Craftsman so I know that I'll have no trouble with it.
San Antonio, TX
I purchased the 247.25000 2-1/2 years ago. Had the mower deck adjusted a couple of times while in warranty and since that time it has mowed perfectly. This summer I probably will need a new battery and new spark plug. It has gone this long with no adjustments or anything till I am noticing it is slow to start. It turns over pretty quick which is surprising after 2-1/2 yrs so apparently battery is still ok, however sounds like no fire. So I will replace the spark plug come summer and also the battery if needed. The only bad thing about this mower is you need to take the seat off and the red top guard over the engine to get to the battery. That is really bad. I am used to either pulling up the front to get to battery or raising the seat ONLY. This mower, you almost have to take it apart to replace spark plug and battery. Seems to me that Craftsman could have done a better job in placing the battery where you could get to it without taking the entire mower apart. I still haven't found where the spark plug is. Hope it is not under the mower! So now will have to call repairman just to replace battery and spark plug where normally I would just buy a new battery and spark plug and pop it in and go. If I get another mower, will make sure the battery and spark plug are in a position you can get to without taking the whole thing apart. Other than that, a great mower.
Overland Park, KS
Attractive and functional mower. There are, however, some issues. I purchased a tow behind cart from Sears at the same time. The hitch plate that comes with the mower can not possibly work with this cart or any other hitch as the hitch pen hole is drilled too close to the body of the mower. On a call, Sears seems unaware of this and has no fix. Customers should not have to make a hitch plate as I did. This has got to be an old problem that should have long since been corrected. Mower is very mechanical in operation ... gear shift, raising and lowering the blade, shifting the blade from stop to moving, shifting gears, locking gears, breaking. All of these mechanical operations are very difficult to move and takes a lot of force, which may be on no concern to some and of more concern to others. Mower starts well and runs very well. A low speeds steering wheel can turn wheels too far left or right which stalls forward movement .... needs stop on steering to prevent this. Far to many safety cut-off switches. Should one go bad, and one will, it would be difficult to find and correct the problem, mower would just no run (one on seat, one for reverse with blade engaged, one for mulcher, blade chute, others I'm sure. The cut-off for reverse when the blade is engaged is particularly annoying while reducing the usefulness of the mover as a few feet of reverse mowing is essential at times. This can be overridden by removing the yellow wires from the connection.
Bought this to replace an older, larger Craftsman riding tractor that had two blades, 42 inch cut. Decided I wanted a smaller single blade that would give a more uniform cut. This little rider meets that requirement. I have 1/4 acre lot tat is relatively flat and it does a great job. The only thing I didn't like was having to stop the blade when going in reverse. This was annoying and required to much shifting of things. Took another reviewers advice and put a piece of 3/8 plastic tubing over the lower part of the forward reverse shift rod to prevent engine shutoff when going into reverse with blade engaged. Also liked the fact that Sears had a twelve month same as cash deal when using my Sears credit card.
Not the best quality, but I guess it's ok for the price. Shifter lever was too short, so I replaced it with a longer handle. Didn't like the mower not being able to mow in reverse but found a simple fix on youtube. Just disconnect one wire. The mulching quality is real good, but blade suction doesn't lift the grass to cut where the tires run over it, so mowing quality isn't very good,