|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 purchased this unit form the outlet store last winter and finally tried it out last week. IN order to not the scalp the grass too badly the minimum setting of the mower has to be 4" Even with a 4" cutting height the floating mower deck scalps portions on the lawn that are the least bit uneven. On turns the sides dig in and leave ridges in the cut lawn. The shift on the run does not work very well, it takes a herculean effort to move the lever when in gear and once you do get it to move it jumps 2 to 3 gears ahead of your intended ******. Coming down is just as bad. The mower with the blades running is very noisy and requires a good set of earmuffs to deaden the noise to a barely tolerable level. The speed /transmission match is poorly done. When I used the thatching attachment the tractor would stall on turns in low gear. With the mower going you cant go above the 3rd gear or you loose control because the mower is moving too fast. I also purchased a bagger - Just as bad poorly done.
We bought this tractor because we didnt need anything fancy and it was cheap enough that we could afford the extra service protection plan. The sales people told us the plan covered maintenance and blades. During the first year the engine broke and when the mechanic came to fix it he told us that repair was covered but maintenace was not. He said the sales people commonly tell people that it is even thought it is not. The next year the tractor would not start. I called for another repair but they told me it would be 3 weeks before someone could come out. I spent a day doing research and managed to fix it myself by adjusting the valves. Also the deck is so low that even on its highest setting it damages the lawn by cutting too low. We told Seats about this and never got a response. We should have spent more and gotten a higher end brand that wouldnt need service and would work properly.
Bought this mower, bagger & front bumper guard all at same time. Mower runs perfect and uses less gas than my old 1991 sears mower. I have over 3 hours on this mower and no issues as of this time. Starts easy and the turning radius is perfect for around tress & bushes. I added a tac & hour meter to this rider. LIghts are on all the time so I added a switch. Only down fall is the mower will shut off if put in reverse without disengaging the blades but I can live with that. The bagger worked perfect for me. I know others stated they had problems with the bagger but only problem I had was Sears had wrong part number for the bagger that goes with this mower. Make sure you call or double check the bagger number for this mower. The front guard/bumper not only looks good but is functional. All in all I am very happy with this mower set up.
Flowery Branch, GA
I notice a number of poor reviews of this lawn tractor, but my experience (thus far) has been excellent. Mower runs great! Just hope it keeps running that well.
I bought this product for my husband. I went to the Sears store and the sales guy was very helpful. We looked at the unit and it was on sale. I bought this for him for his 35th birthday. Now it is smoking and it has only mowed our .75 acre yard three times. I have called service and they are coming to look at it. I have also tried to find the engine manufacture so I could contact them and in looking at the motor I found a tag that said made in China. I am not happy and want this taken care of
I purchased this mower and left it in my garage over the weekend to come out yesterday afternoon to find oil all over my floor. I have called service and they are going to come out on Thursday. When I bought this I assumed it had a Kohler or Briggs motor to now find out its not and its made in china. I am not happy and may return this to go find one with a different motor!!!
I bought this mower to mow two acres. I have purchased Craftsman products for 35 years. This one has less than 8 hours on it and is now difficult to start. I called service and they are going to come out and take a look at it. I also did some research and found out this motor is made in China. I am NOT comfortable with this. WIll see how the service guy does and may return the unit.
I purchase this product a few days ago and had an issue with the blade engage. Service came out and repaired that. Now the third time I am cutting my yard the engine started missing. I changed the plugs because I didn't want to wait for service to come out. I then ran by my local dealer and he informed me it had a Chinese engine. He then went on to tell me it would always be a problem. Going to return is unit.
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