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
I ordered this riding mower after reading the reviews, when it was delivered the delivery people told my wife all I needed to do was put gas in it. First mowing it cut very uneven, they said to call within 72 hours if there was a problem. Called told them it was not cutting well and the deck needed leveled, after getting the run around on the phone, finally said they would send their delivery people back. I was told by delivery they would tell their manager and he would call me on Monday and they would bring me a new mower. This made no sense to me, the new mower, the phone call did which I never got. Gave them a couple of days to call me, a call that never came. Finally called back said would send someone, soonest they could come would be 12 days away. Now the good part, I got the deck pretty well level myself, so on my third use of the mower it stopped about halfway through my yard and would not start again. Called service to inform them I had another problem with the mower now and its very inconvenient that it is not working and could they come sooner. Nope, still have to wait. That is where I am right now, waiting for them to come fix this "lemon"
The reviewer indicated they received a sample of this product.
Hooked the battery up and off we went. No problems as yet. Runs very smooth, cuts very well, and is very fast. Seat is comfortable and I'm 6' 220#. Very good turn radius and it's in tight spots. Very easy to move around in garage and small enough to still get our 2 cars in garage. Changing the oil doesn't look easy but we'll face that challenge. What took me 2-1/2 hrs with a self propelled took me 50 min. Couldn't be happier so far, but time will tell.
San Antonio, TX
I Give This Mower -5 Out Of 100
Linthicum Heights, MD
This is the first rider we've ever owned. We have a typical suburban half acre lot with a fenced back yard. We bought this mower becasue the tractors were a bit large for our needs.It arrived from Sears right on time. It was assembled except the battery was disconnected for storage and shipping. We connected the battery and and filled it with gas and took it for its test run. Its great.Love it. It cuts nicely, and its easy to use.We dont have a perfect yard, its bumpy and sloped .We also have a power line area behind our house that fronts a small forrest, that we keep mowed in the summer becasue we walk the dog out there. My son who is 6 '3 and 280 lbs told me its more than powerful and roomy enough for him to easily use.A very nice mower especially for the money
Purchased this last fall (2014) Super great for our 1/2 acre yard, fits easily thru out gates, did however disengage the safety so it could mow in reverse, simple wire to unplug as per the you-tube video. As a female, I preferred the smaller compact size without a bulky motor in-front and yet manly enough for my husband to use. 1-The only con's are that the mulch plug did not come with it. Had to buy it separately for $40 on the Sears website. 2-The forward/neutral/reverse lever is between your legs (poor placement) and 3- the cutting deck doesn't have wheels to avoid scalping your lawn if its not level or flat. I would strongly advise that you DO use fuel stabilizer & ethanol additive if you want to avoid starting issues, straight gas has alcohol and will dry out the internal rubber components, and sitting untreated gas will gunk up the carburetor. SO if you don't want to be replacing or rebuilding the carburetor, use the ethanol additive & stabilizer! We did/do and after sitting all winter, it started right up last week with NO problems. Over all, this is a great mower, and would buy this again. If taken care of, this will last a good long time. Very happy in PA
I've owned this mower for almost a year (Purchased April of 2014). I purchased it on sale for $900. For the money, I can't say a bad word about this mower. Yes, you have to disconnect a wire under the seat to mow in reverse. An easy task that takes all but 2 minutes to do. Find the DYI on YouTube. The steering is not as tight as I would like, but for $900 it's more than enough for a weekend rider. Yes, the first oil change will be a messy affair. I recommend you buy the $13 part from the parts store to make the 2nd oil change a snap. It's basically a new oil plug that you can connect a plastic tube to it so that the oil can be changed with a little turn of a lever. The oil plug/gadget thingy works on all the craftsman mowers. It's a great product. Finally, I purchased the bagging unit and am very happy. The mower vacuums up the leaves just fine, but can plug up if you are mowing up wet leaves and the actual bags get filled up. So, just notice when the leaves are not getting sucked up to keep it from happening. The size of the bagging unit is perfect. The size of the actual bags make dumping them into a plastic bag a snap. I live in Dallas and have a ton of leaves from a HUGE red oak tree and this year's fall leaf clean-up was a total breeze. Even my wife commented on how much fun it was to drive the mower and dump the bags. Lastly, I purchased the broadcast spreader and core aerator at a Sears Hardware store. They marked them WAY down right before winter. I love them both. Just a month ago, the mower aerated my front and back yard and pulled it with little effort. All in all, with a OHV pressure lubricated engine I can't complain. I did my first oil change at 5 hours as is recommend and the little mower is running great. I used the Auto Zone synthetic oil and it's as clean as can be after 3 months of use. I also looked at the Snapper 110 RER, but for $600 more I couldn't justify the cost. Also, the bagging unit for the Snapper is $500 plus. Ouch. I normally buy all my tools at a commercial lawn care supply house. Crockett Lawn and Garden in Dallas, Texas. The employee at the store told me to buy the craftsman over the Snapper for the fact that the Craftsman can be fixed by just about anyone. The additional cost of the mower and add on attachments for the Snapper was not worth the additional cost.
I really couldn't be happier with this mower. Bought it last spring and used one year so far. starts right up, every time, and just works. And works. I have a half-acre yard, thats mostly flat, with some tricky rockbeds to mow around. This thing does the job very well, and is fun to run. I always look forward to hopping on the thing and getting out in the yard. As others have written, it's a little jerky, when it first takes off, and I'm hoping that wears-in over time. Another minor shortcoming is that the mower deck is affixed to the machine, and doesn't ride over the terrain. So scalping is possible, going over bumps, and when turning corners at higher speeds, you can get an uneven cut. The answer to that, is to slow down a bit. With 6 speeds, I find that if I can either take my time with it, and enjoy the zen, or if I want to get it done quickly...I just grab a higher gear. The thing also has plenty of power to haul the operator (I weigh 220) and drag yard implements around. Dethatcher, lawn sweeper, etc. Really a fun little machine to operate. The bagger-size is not a problem, either. For my half-acre, I need to stop 4 or 5 times to empty it. Pretty short pit stops.
I bought this mower last year. Didn't have any real issues. It does occasionally smoke a lot however. Before using it this season, I decided to change the Oil and Filter for the first time. I would just like to say what a gigantically stupid design. They supply you with piece of plastic which is supposed to go under the oil drain hole, to funnel the used oil to a container. First problem is that the 50 cent piece of plastic is too short to funnel the oil past the lawn mower. Second problem is that most of the oil just goes under behind the piece of plastic. Most of the used oil ended up on various other parts of the lawnmower. Another concern is that I noticed quit a bit of metal shavings in the oil. I'm not sure if this needs to be a concern since I'm not a mechanic. I would like to same most of the bad review that this is receiving is because of the oil change procedure. I would otherwise give it 3 or 4 starts.
We bought this mower for our 3 1/2 lots. It is a great mower for the price. It has an excellent turning radius. It can get close to places our push mower couldn't. It has a great cut. We like the idea that we can also add a bagger or a sprayer to it with no problems either. Starts right away. It's not very big but it can definitely handle the job. Would highly recommend this mower to anyone who wants a mower bigger then a push one but not the huge mowers. We are very satisfied with our choice and our purchase!!
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