|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
Sedro Woolley, WA
I purchased this lawn tractor on Thanksgiving 2013. I am a single woman and I thought that the tractor would at least be assembled. I was not told at the time of purchase that I had to request assembly. When I went to get the tractor it was still in the shipping crate. No seat, No steeringwheel, nothing attached. I was very disappointed. I know that at the same time that I was purchasing my tractor there was an elderly lady across from me purchasing the same tractor. I just hope that she was lucky enough for them to have put hers together before she got it. No sure that I would every recommend your Bridgeport West Virginia store to bu any em this. I just hope that when I get someone to assemble it for me that it all works correctly.
I purchased this lawn tractor on line about 18 months ago to have a back up for my other lawn tractor. I should have gone to the store before buying to check it out. I had no idea the would make it so user friendly. 1. This piece of junk wouldn't even hold a drink like my old one. 2. The blades were redesigned from 5 point to 6 point to make it hard to find and cost more.That was a surprise today since I had had 2 sets from the other one. I assumed they would be the same. Don't try to be logic with craftsman. 3. My shift lever broke after about 12 months ago, plastic junk. The engine still runs. I have seen the price go down since last year. The economy and the product quality has gone down. This is my last craftsman purchase. Sears is about out of business.
I purchased the first one on 7November and when I got it home, it ran approximately 10 minutes and died . It would not restart. I called warranty and after a run around finally got an appointment for repair some 3 weeks later which I was not happy with. I called the store to complain and they told me they had another they would trade out. I am happy with the new mower and am delighted with its performance. I feel the warranty service leaves a lot to be desired.
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!
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