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      Craftsman  420cc 30” 6-Speed Rear Engine Riding Mower – Non CA

        Item#  07129000000 | Model#  29000

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       Rating 4.0 | 133 Reviews | Write a review
      Reg Price: $1239.99
      Savings: $170.00

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      Reg Price: $1239.99
      Savings: $170.00

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      Specifications & Dimensions

      Overall Item Dimensions: 62x34x26
      Wheelbase (in.): 30
      Cutting Deck & Blade:
      Blade Material: Steel
      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 Positions: 5
      Cutting Width (In.): 30
      Deck Thickness (Gauge): 12
      Deckwash System: Yes
      Discharge Location: Side
      Number of Cutting Blades: 1
      Controls and Features:
      Blade Engagement Type: Manual
      Blade Lift: Manual
      Cruise Control: Yes
      Product Overview:
      Color/Finish: Red
      Commercial/Residential: Residential
      General Warranty: 2 Year
      Item Weight (lbs.): 335
      Terrain Type: Flat
      Frame Material: Steel
      Frame Type: Fully welded
      Front Axle Material: Steel
      Number of Wheels: 4
      Step Thru Frame: Yes
      Drive System:
      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
      Turn Tight: No
      Air Filter Type: Dual
      Cooling System Type: Air Cooled
      Electronic Ignition: Yes
      Engine Brand: Craftsman
      Engine Cycles: 4-cycle
      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:
      Accepts Bagger: Yes
      Bag Kit Included: No
      Dozer Blade Capable: No
      Electric Clutch For Attach.: No
      Ground-Engaging Attach.: No
      Hauling Equipment: Light Hauling
      Snow Blade or Thrower Capable: None
      Fuel System:
      Fuel Capacity (gal.): 1.3
      Fuel Gauge Location: On Dash
      Fuel Type: Gasoline
      Power Steering: None
      Gauge Accessory:
      Battery Ammeter: No
      Gauges: No
      Convenience Features:
      Cup Holder: Yes
      Headlights: No
      Speed Control: Steering Column Control
      CARB Compliant: Not Compliant with Cali. Air Resource Board
      Location: All other
      Adjustable Seat: Yes
      Arm Rests: No
      Seat Size: Mid Back


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      Product Description

      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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      133 Reviews Write a review
      98 Reviewers (74.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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      Most Helpful Reviews

      Praise58 found this helpful
      Mar 29 , 2013
      Great Product
      This mower is not good for a "Mechanically Mentally Challenged" people. Most people who buy it and don't like it are most likely attempting to have it do more that its design limits. Answer: buy a bigger mower. But for a half acre or less its great. The only thing I didn't like about it was the "pain in the backside" reverse engine cutoff switch. This cuts the engine if you put it in reverse with the blade engaged. But a simple examine of the F/N/R shift rod showed me how it worked and an easy non-evasive solution to this problem - a piece of 3/8 in. plastic tubing three inches long placed over the shift rod to insulate it from touching the engine cutoff contact solved this problem. Once I engineered this, I then bought the mower. The transmission and clutch is a bit touchy until the mower gets broken-in a bit. But after a half of a season it runs very smooth. The mulcher (extra purchase) feature is great too.
      Criticism63 found this helpful
      Mar 22 , 2013
      Not Good
      Does a good job cutting, but the motor was cutting out. Service man came out, ordered a carburetor. Hasn't installed yet, but it ran good enough so I was using it, something happened and now can't even get the motor to turn over. Taking it back to Sears, if they will give me a new one I will try it, but if not want my money back :-(


      Addison, IL

      Apr 13 , 2015
      Works OK

      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.

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      Abilene, TX

      Apr 2 , 2015
      Great Mower

      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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      Round Rock, TX

      Mar 30 , 2015
      Fun to ride, plenty of power, great for tight spots.

      This mower has plenty of power in a rather small package. Perfect for less than an acre, with a 30 inch cut, it would be too small for an acre or more. Good turning radius mean I don't have to waste time and gas.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      Mar 30 , 2015
      riding mower

      so far this is a fantastic buy!

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      Clarksville, TN

      Mar 24 , 2015
      Not a great mower

      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.

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      Hilo, HI

      Mar 16 , 2015
      Good for Smaller Lawns

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      Jacksonville, FL

      Jan 26 , 2015
      I love mine

      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 would recommend this product to a friend.

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      Raleigh, NC

      Nov 21 , 2014
      New Owner, More than Pleased.

      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.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      Aubrey, TX

      Nov 17 , 2014
      Poorly Engineered

      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.

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      Lubbock, TX

      Nov 4 , 2014

      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.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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