|Cutting Deck & Blade:|
|Anti-Scalp Gauge Wheels:||No|
|Blade Type:||Bagging and Side Discharge|
|Blade Width (in.):||21|
|Cutting Deck Material:||Steel|
|Cutting Deck Nose Roller:||No|
|Cutting Deck Type:||Floating|
|Cutting Height Adjustment Increments:||0.25 in.|
|Cutting Height Adjustment Type:||Hand Lever|
|Cutting Height Maximum (in.):||4|
|Cutting Height Minimum (in.):||1.5|
|Cutting Width (In.):||42|
|Deck Thickness (Gauge):||12|
|Number of Cutting Blades:||2|
|Controls and Features:|
|Blade Engagement Type:||Manual|
|Overall Item Dimensions:||70x47x35.5|
|General Warranty:||2 Year/ 5 Year Frame/ 10 Year Front Axle|
|Item Weight (lbs.):||500|
|Terrain Type:||Flat, Uneven, Hilly, Steep, Obstacles|
|Frame Material:||Welded Steel|
|Frame Type:||Fully welded|
|Front Axle Material:||Steel|
|Number of Wheels:||4|
|Step Thru Frame:||Yes|
|Maximum Forward Speed (mph):||5.5|
|Maximum Reverse Speed (mph):||5.5|
|Mow in Reverse:||No|
|Number of Forward Speeds:||7|
|Number of Reverse Speeds:||1|
|Shifter Location:||Steering Column|
|Steering Wheel Type:||Standard|
|Transmission Type:||Shift on the Go Manual|
|Turning Radius (in.):||18|
|Air Filter Type:||Dual|
|Charging System Amperage:||150 CCA|
|Cooling System Type:||Air Cooled|
|Cylinder Liner:||Cast iron|
|Engine Lubrication System:||Full pressure|
|Engine Series:||Craftsman 208 CC engine|
|Engine Displacement (cc):||420|
|Number of Cylinders:||1|
|Oil Filter Type:||Spin On|
|Overhead Valve Engine:||Yes|
|Throttle Adjustment:||Auto choke|
|Wheels & Tires:|
|Front Tire Size:||15 x 6 in.|
|Rear Tire Size:||20 x 8 in.|
|Accessory or Attachment:|
|2 Bin Bagger Part Number:||#24019|
|Bag Kit Included:||No|
|Dozer Blade Capable:||No|
|Electric Clutch For Attach.:||No|
|Hauling Equipment:||Light Hauling|
|Mulch Kit Included:||Sold Separately|
|Mulch Kit Part Number:||#33748|
|Snow Blade or Thrower Capable:||Snow blade|
|Fuel Capacity (gal.):||1.5|
|Fuel Gauge Location:||None|
|Speed Control:||Levers/Lap Bars|
|CARB Compliant:||Not Compliant with Cali. Air Resource Board|
|Seat Size:||Low Back|
|Tractor Grade:||Lawn Tractor|
Ratings & Reviews
Get Versatile, Low-Maintenance Perfromance with the Craftsman 42 inch Riding Tractor
The Craftsman 420cc Lawn Tractor 7 Speed has a robust, heavy-duty design for superior cutting performance. Its 7-speed shift-on-the-go transmission saves you time by not having to stop, brake or clutch to increase speeds. High-quality, 42 inch twin blade deck provides quality cutting performance. Deep design on the deck pulls grass up into the blades for a quality cut that leaves behind fine mulch. Five cutting heights from 1-1/2 inch to 4 inch tackles any job big or small.
Handle flat, uneven, hilly or steep terrain easily with the Craftsman 42 inch Riding Tractor. Its 18 inch turn radius is extremely efficient for edges or moving around obstacles quickly and efficiently. A comfortable, low-back seat offers exceptional support for long hours riding. Fully welded steel frame delivers exceptional long-lasting durability. Full-pressure lubrication and premium spin-on oil filter gives it a longer life. With 15 inch front tires and large 20 inch rear tires, this tractor grips the ground on all terrain. The mower accepts a bagger and is dozer-blade and snow-blade capable for versatility.
- Get more out of your yard with the Craftsman 420cc* Lawn Tractor 7 Speed
- Comes with a convenient cup holder for your favorite beverage
- Adjustable seat offers exceptional riding comfort
- 1-1/2-gallon fuel capacity for longer mowing with less fill-ups
- Electric ignition for no-hassle starting
- 5.5 MPH maximum forward and reverse speeds
- Large, 42 in.. cutting width
- Two-year limited warranty backed by Sears In Home Service
- This mower is not available in the state of California
*As rated by the engine manufacturer
Added on January 11, 2013
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Most Helpful Reviews
I was scared when I saw some of the other reviews for this tractor. I'm happy to say I have not had any of the issues I read about. Tractor starts beautifully and mows evenly with no issues. I have .5 acre yard and I finish in an hour. Would absolutely recommend this mower.
I purchased this product for my husband and it has been nothing but trouble. The deck has had two different issues. One was something to do with the cable and I am not sure about the second. Now the motor is smoking and our neighbor tells us its made in China and you can't get parts for it. Really not happy with this product!!!!!!!
Cedar Park, TX
I just purchased this mower in August to mow a 1.25 acre yard. This was our first rider and after three mowings the deck dropped down and was scalping my lawn. I thought I had done somethng to cause this. Called service and found out it was a cable issue. Now the motor is smoking. Service has come and gone and said they couldn't resolve the smoking so going to take this back and get a unit with a different motor on it.
Needs to be stronger cuts fine but needs to be improved and redone. Cuts short grass good but boggs down when you have longer grass. Needs to come with a powerful engine on the base model.
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I purchased this more to cut slight less than one acre of grass. The first cutting everything went fine. On the second cutting the deck fell and messed up my yard. Got that repaired and now I have cut five times and the motor smokes. I am really starting to second guess this purchase!
Does a great job cutting the grass. Was not happy that I couldn't go reverse without having to disengage the blades. Tom explained to me the reasoning (and I agree and understand) just have to get use to it. Tom was great and very helpful! He is a keeper for Sears for sure!
I had been looking all summer for a new mower to replace my very old and worn Craftsman. I was leaning towards a Toro from ***** but just thought I would stop in a Sears and see how much a new Craftsman would be. I am so glad that I did. I bought the mower and the bagger attachment. I have been using it on a 2 plus acre yard and I am very happy with it. It mows as well or better then the Cub Cadet that my father spent almost twice as much on. I have had none of the problems that I have read about in other reviews. I mow the yard on the # 3 setting and the yard looks great. The bagger works perfect. I would very much recommend this mower to a friend with no hesitation at all. Just thought I should update now that mowing season is just about over. I still love this mover. There are a couple of things. The more powerull mower (when compared to my older Craftsman) does use quite a bit more fuel. It does vibrate a bit more than the oler mowers.
Just purchased this product a couple weeks ago for a 2nd home and now it won't start!,, called service and it will be 7 days. Took it to a local repair shop and he's telling me it has a Chinese motor that he can't get parts for. Thinking about returning it.
I've been a loyal Craftsman tool & lawn tractor buyer for 25 years....however,from the day this lawn tractor was delivered in 2008, there's been one problem after another. First, the lever to raise & lower deck failed, then mower deck clutch broke, then the transmission wouldn't shift out of gear when I put in neutral, the lights didn't work, bolts fell off the housing for no reason, battery died during first season, the clutch for mower deck failed and finally today, the coup-de-grace, the transmission simply no longer worked in any gear. All this with only 20-25 hours (1 hour per cut) of use per year, which translates to all the aforementioned problems in 100 hours of use! I'm sorry to say this tractor is junk! Machine cost $1,000, and I got only100 hours out of it. What a contrast from the prior Craftsman mowers I've purchased, which were all very reliable. Not sure what to buy now, but it won't be this one.
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