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Craftsman  420cc 42” Step Through Frame Riding Mower – Non CA

  Item#  07120370000 | Model#  13A277XS099

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 Rating 3.5 | 60 Reviews | Write a review
Reg Price: $1249.99
Savings: $250.00
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Specifications & Dimensions

Overall Item Dimensions: -
Wheelbase (in.): 31
Cutting Deck & Blade:
Anti-Scalp Gauge Wheels: No
Blade Material: Steel
Blade Type: Bag, Mulch, Side Discharge
Blade Width (in.): 19
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.): 42
Deckwash System: No
Discharge Location: Side
Number of Cutting Blades: 2
Controls and Features:
Blade Engagement Type: Manual
Blade Lift: Manual
Cruise Control: Yes
Product Overview:
Color/Finish: Gray
Commercial/Residential: Residential
General Warranty: 2 Year Unit / 5 Year Frame / 10 Year Front Axle
Terrain Type: Flat, Uneven, Hilly, Steep, Obstacles
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): 5.5
Maximum Reverse Speed (mph): 2.3
Mow in Reverse: No
Number of Forward Speeds: 7
Steering Wheel Type: Standard
Transmission Type: Shift on the Go Manual
Turning Radius (in.): 18
Turn Tight: No
Air Filter Type: Dual
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 Displacement (cc): 420
Number of Cylinders: 1
Oil Filter Type: Spin On
Overhead Valve Engine: Yes
Wheels & Tires:
Front Tire Size: 15" x 6"
Rear Tire Size: 20" x 8
Accessory or Attachment:
2 Bin Bagger Part Number: #24019
Accepts Bagger: Yes
Ground-Engaging Attach.: No
Hauling Equipment: Light Hauling
Mulch Kit Part Number: #33748
Snow Blade or Thrower Capable: None
Fuel System:
Fuel Capacity (gal.): 1.5
Fuel Gauge Location: None
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Power Steering: None
Gauge Accessory:
Gauges: N/A
Convenience Features:
Cup Holder: Yes
Headlights: Yes
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: Low Back


Ratings & Reviews



Product Description

Great Lawns Count on the Craftsman 420cc 42 in. Step-Through Frame Riding Mower

Your lawn will be the envy of the neighborhood with your Craftsman 420cc step-through frame riding mower. You can be sure that your new mower is sturdy with the solid steel front axle and strong step-through frame design. The 42 in. adjustable cutting deck features twin steel blades, giving your lawn a precise clean cut just like lawn care professionals.

Whether your lawn is small or the size of a football field, your Craftsman 420cc 42 in. step -through frame riding mower delivers the perfect cut every time. You have the power of the shift-on-the-go 7-speed transmission, giving you the right gear when you need it. With a top speed of 5.5 mph, your lawn care time is short and sweet so you can relax and play this summer.

  • Craftsman 420cc 42 in. step-through frame riding mower has 18 in. turning radius for precise cutting
  • Comfortable low-back seat is easy and safe to get to with step-through design frame
  • Mower has a 31 in. wheel base for safe turning and getting around garden beds
  • Adjustable cutting deck positions from 1.5 in. to 4 in. for grass just the way you want it

Added on January 12, 2014


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60 Reviews Write a review
36 Reviewers (60.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Most Helpful Reviews

Praise23 found this helpful
Apr 9 , 2014
I purchased this mower because I no longer can walk behind a regular mower.
All I do now is direct and ride. It is a good smooth ride and it takes care of all I need to do to my yard. I also purchased the attachment bag to collect all the cuttings and now all I have to do is fill up the trash bags and let them be picked up at the curve on trash day. I do not have to rake like before! I am now able to take care of my own yard, the way I want it, and save my energy, do not have to work as hard, and my neighbors always notice which yards are kept up. I feel good about the how the grass looks and it also enriches the all over looks of the property. Thanks to Craftsman and the products they offer to the customers. I also took advantage of buying while on a special sale.
Criticism26 found this helpful
May 5 , 2014
tractor needs work
We purchased this product for our lake house. In the first hour the deck dropped down due to a cable issue. Got that fixed and noticed the motor started to smoke. I have now mowed three times since it started and it is getting harder to start.


Defuniak Springs, FL

Aug 15 , 2014
Good mower

Very good mower although blades were not sharpened at all upon receipt of mower. So far have had very good luck w/all appliances or mowers purchased @ Sears and my wife has purchased all of our appliances there.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Louisville, KY

Aug 14 , 2014

I purchased this machine in May and it will not start. Had my neighbor help get it started and it smokes like it is burning. I am not happy with this thing!

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Gouldsboro, PA

Aug 14 , 2014
small riding mower a good value

Probably the best made small mower I saw when shopping for one. Easy to use, tight turns, and cuts nicely

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Aug 12 , 2014
Great Price for a Great mower

I always found that the craftsman product line of riding mowers were wonderful. Bought this mower to replace my previous craftsman on the same size. My pervious craftsman lasted 11 years and I can tell this one will last just as long. A must buy!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Moultrie, GA

Aug 8 , 2014
Horrible machine

I read the reviews of this product and saw a couple with a deck problem and thought well sure this was just a fluke. Well its not my deck will scalp the lawn. I purchased this unit in June and it is already REALLY hard to start. I am NOT happy with this machine!

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Wilmer, AL

Aug 8 , 2014
Why bad review's?

Mower was delivered on July 18,exactly on time, already assembled, I did not start it right away, I added a larger in-line fuel filter, also a fuel shut off, I took the oil filter off to find a name brand oil filter with larger capacity,STP S4967,Fram 3600,Mobil 1 M1-103 all fit, they are all about a inch longer than the original filter, the added length still does not pose a problem with space, finally got around to starting it on the 20th,as soon as I hit the key it was running, not even a slight hesitation, I added the mulcher kit, and put it to work today (22nd),it does a perfect job, as even a cut of any mower as I have ever had,(push or rider) my yard is flat with a couple of hump's around one edge of the property, without the wheel's on the deck it WILL scalp, the engine is surprisingly quiet, and has plenty of power, I take extremely good care of my equipment, so I expect this mower will last a long time, the build quality is as good as a rider I bought 20 years ago from ****** (also built by MTD) overall I am very pleased with the purchase.

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Bradford, PA

Aug 7 , 2014
Don't waste your $$!

I had this tractor for ONLY 3 YEARS and the transmission/back end went south. It would have cost $400.00 for parts and $300.00 for labor. I can get a heard of goats to eat my grass for a LOT LESS! I should have known I was in for bad luck when the tire went flat after 20 minutes of cutting as soon as I used it. (Maybe I'll throw in some sheep, too!) can't control the cutting height of the grass. It cuts short, short, short... (I know! A couple of cows will work, too!) Thanks Sears! I've now become a farmer!

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Shreveport, LA

Aug 7 , 2014
Not built good

Think the unit is built poorly not what they use to be

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White Hall, MD

Aug 6 , 2014
A bit of a come down but well worth the cost

Great price & payment terms so I can't complain but clearly not as well made as older models. This model T1000 replaced an LT3000 I've used for many years. I probably should have bought a more expensive model. The tractor is good enough I suppose. The deck is the noisiest I've owned in a long time. The deck to the LT3000 has problems, most notably no leading wheels to glide over roots & humps. The new one (T1000) is fully suspended needing no wheels but when engaged it's so noisy & actually rumbles & vibrates. I have to take a break every hour or so. Not sure why they can't state the Horsepower rating, why it has to run all the time with the lights on, and why the Forward/Reverse control on the lest side & the deck height adjustment on the right side are placed where they catch my pant legs in bermuda shorts regardless which side I dismount the tractor. This is my 2nd tractor. Wouldn't have kept it if were my primary. It's too much a rough rider for my wife to consider using it.

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Jul 30 , 2014
Saw this riding lawn mower in the store and knew I had to own it!

I purchased this Sears Craftsman riding lawn mower because I know Sears will stand behind all their products. I purchased my first Sears Craftsman riding lawn mower in 1996 and used it many years with good results. It also had a snow blower attachment which I used many, many times in Wisconsin. I sold that tractor and liked the new models so decided to purchase one.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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