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Craftsman  420cc 42” 7-Speed LT1500 Non CA

  Item#  07128882000 | Model#  28882

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Specifications & Dimensions

Cutting Deck & Blade:
Anti-Scalp Gauge Wheels: No
Blade Material: Steel
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 Positions: 5
Cutting Width (In.): 42
Deck Thickness (Gauge): 12
Deckwash System: No
Discharge Location: Side
Number of Cutting Blades: 2
Controls and Features:
Blade Engagement Type: Manual
Blade Lift: Manual
Cruise Control: Yes
Overall Item Dimensions: 70x47x35.5
Wheelbase (in.): 35
Product Overview:
Color/Finish: Gray
Commercial/Residential: Residential
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
Drive System:
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
Turn Tight: No
Air Filter Type: Dual
Charging System Amperage: 150 CCA
Cooling System Type: Air Cooled
Cylinder Liner: Cast iron
Electronic Ignition: Yes
Engine Brand: Craftsman
Engine Cycles: 4-cycle
Engine Lubrication System: Full pressure
Engine Series: Craftsman 208 CC engine
Engine Displacement (cc): 420
Horsepower: 17.5
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
Accepts Bagger: Yes
Bag Kit Included: No
Dozer Blade Capable: No
Electric Clutch For Attach.: No
Ground-Engaging Attach.: No
Hauling Equipment: Light Hauling
Mulch Kit Included: Sold Separately
Mulch Kit Part Number: #33748
Snow Blade or Thrower Capable: Snow blade
Fuel System:
Fuel Capacity (gal.): 1.5
Fuel Gauge Location: None
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Power Steering: None
Gauge Accessory:
Battery Ammeter: No
Gauges: No
Convenience Features:
Cup Holder: Yes
Headlights: Yes
Speed Control: Levers/Lap Bars
Brakes Type: Disk
CARB Compliant: Not Compliant with Cali. Air Resource Board
Location: All other
Adjustable Seat: Yes
Arm Rests: No
Seat Size: Low Back


Ratings & Reviews



Product Description

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


Overall, others give this:

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21 Reviewers (37.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Most Helpful Reviews

Praise78 found this helpful
Feb 23 , 2013
good bang for your buck
i bought this lawnmower at sears in florence sc and the salesman was very helpful. my yard is very hilly and bumpy and this mower does great it does not scalp the yard. i purchased the wheel kit to put on mower but you really dont need it gonna take mine back. it has plenty of power and pulls a trailer very easily. i went from a kubota diesel tractor to this one and am very pleased with the performance
Criticism29 found this helpful
Mar 14 , 2013
Be careful buying this product
I have shopped at Sears for years for all of my power equipment. I bought this mower yesterday only to find it wouldn't start in the afternoon. My neighbor came over and we finally got it started. Now it smokes so I have service coming out. I assumed this thing had a Briggs or Kohler and my neighbor told me this was a china engine. Will see how this goes but may wind up returning this unit


New Market, AL

Apr 8 , 2014
Thank you Craftsman

Over the years I have learned to trust the Craftsman name, so when I went to purchase a riding lawn mower I turned to Sears. I have not been disappointed in the least. I'm not trying to mow knee high grass, this is for lawn manintenance. I used it all last year and went to start it up last weekend and it started with no problem. I mowed our lawn then my son mowed out neighbors. Thank you!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Sedro Woolley, WA

Mar 2 , 2014

it was really ready to go loaded got home put gas and on the way I went it cuts great very fast actually no need to go that fast but the 4th gear is were I feel comfortable enough to use it

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Dec 18 , 2013
tractor purchase

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.

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Middleburg, FL

Dec 8 , 2013

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.

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Salisbury, NC

Dec 5 , 2013
Lawn mower

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 would recommend this product to a friend.

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Defiance, OH

Nov 13 , 2013
Great mower

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 would recommend this product to a friend.

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Benton, LA

Nov 7 , 2013
Less than pleased

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!!!!!!!

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Cedar Park, TX

Oct 22 , 2013
first rider

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.

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Pemberville, OH

Oct 13 , 2013
Decent but not a strong mower!!!!!!!!!!!

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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Oct 11 , 2013

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!

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