|Overall Item Dimensions:||72.75 x 45 x 46|
|Cutting Deck & Blade:|
|Blade Type:||3 in 1|
|Blade Width (in.):||2.125|
|Cutting Deck Material:||Steel|
|Cutting Deck Nose Roller:||No|
|Cutting Deck Style:||Mulch/Rear Bag/Side Discharge|
|Cutting Height Adjustment Type:||Spring Assisted|
|Cutting Height Maximum (in.):||4|
|Cutting Height Minimum (in.):||1|
|Cutting Width (In.):||42|
|Number of Cutting Blades:||2|
|Controls and Features:|
|Blade Engagement Type:||Manual|
|Speed Control:||Fender Control|
|General Warranty:||2 Year / 5 Year Frame & Axle|
|Item Weight (lbs.):||490|
|Recommended Yard Size:||1 Acre and Above|
|Frame Type:||Stamped steel|
|Front Axle Material:||Cast iron|
|Handling & Operating:|
|Maximum Forward Speed (mph):||5.5|
|Maximum Reverse Speed (mph):||2.9|
|Mow in Reverse:||Yes|
|Number of Forward Speeds:||6|
|Number of Reverse Speeds:||1|
|Turning Radius (in.):||6|
|Air Filter Type:||Dual|
|Cooling System Type:||Air Cooled|
|Cylinder Liner:||Cast iron|
|Engine Brand:||Briggs & Stratton(r)|
|Engine Series:||Intek Platinum|
|Engine Displacement (cc):||540|
|Number of Cylinders:||1|
|Oil Filter Type:||Full pressure|
|Overhead Valve Engine:||Yes|
|Wheels & Tires:|
|Anti-Scalp Gauge Wheels:||Yes|
|Front Tire Size:||15" X 6" - 6"|
|Rear Tire Size:||20" X 8" - 8"|
|Accessory or Attachment:|
|2 Bin Bagger Part Number:||#24891|
|3 Bin Bagger Part Number:||#24892|
|Hauling Equipment:||Light Hauling|
|Mulch Kit Part Number:||#33742|
|Snow Thrower Capable:||Yes|
|Snow Blade or Thrower Capable:||Snow thrower, Snow blade|
|Fuel Capacity (gal.):||2.5|
|Fuel Gauge Location:||None|
|CARB Compliant:||Not Compliant with Cali. Air Resource Board|
Ratings & Reviews
Craftsman 42 in. Riding Lawn Mower Tackles the Field or Tight Spots
The Craftsman 42 in. 19 HP riding mower blows the competition away. With its Briggs & Stratton™ engine, this mower combines both quality and performance. Other riding mowers can be bulky and difficult to maneuver, but this mower can turn in the tightest of spaces, ensuring your entire lawn is manicured to perfection. This mower has the speed to get the job done quickly and the power to manage tougher terrain. The heavy-duty steel frame and cast iron axle is guaranteed for life, so this mower will be there for you when you need it.
This top-notch Craftsman 42 in. riding lawn mower has several notable features, like the powerful 19 HP, 540cc engine and manual transmission for the ultimate control. With all that power and the 6 in. turning radius, this mower is a pleasure to operate. Go ahead and tackle that field; the 2.5-gallon gas tank will see you through the job. The wide cutting area, at 42 in., will ensure the task is a quick one. With the mulcher or bag sold separately, you have even more options for caring for your lawn.
- Craftsman 42 in. 19 HP riding mower has the power you need to get the job done right
- Manual transmission ensures you control the gears for the ultimate in power
- Briggs & Stratton™ quality 540cc engine has all the muscle you need for those tricky spots
- The wide 42 in. deck speedily cuts more square feet
- Large gas tank holds 2.5 gallons, letting you spend more time out in the yard and less time refilling the tank
- Steel frame and cast iron axel ensure this quality machine will be there for you when you need it
- Nimble 6 in. turning radius makes getting in and out of tight spots a breeze
Added on January 10, 2014
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Most Helpful Reviews
Genoa City, WI
I like this mower. This is my first tractor. I bought it about a year ago. Easy to use, cuts nice and even. I have a quarter acre of bumpy, hilly, uneven ground for a yard. It saved me a lot of work, dehydration and sore muscles. I'm a short lady (5 feet tall) with short legs. My legs have to reach a little to disengage the brake, but I had no problem riding it. There are more applications than just mowing, too. With a cart, you can move heavy things around the yard; things I couldn't possible carry. I have no regrets buying this product. The motor is loud and there is vibration from it. The cowling flexes a bit, but I have not, however, noticed any frame flexing, as some have reported. This doesn't interfere with controlling the mower. At the end of the summer, I changed the oil, and ran the fuel dry. Some feel that you shouldn't run it dry of fuel, but this spring, I got it out of the garage, added fuel, and it started right up. Always use Stab-IL in the gas. Good mower, fun to use. Be careful, engage the gears gently. It is powerful. I have no doubt it could pop a wheelie if the rear wheels got caught just right in a hole in the yard, but that hazard is common to all tractors.
The only person who could give this a good rating is someone who never had one to compare it with. After a long winter rest It was drought out of the barn new gas, checked oil, all tires were flat. Got it running only to remember all the bad things about it. The tires leaked from day one, Very akward to run, have to hold lever in reverse, will not climb slopes, all the safety junk is a pain, does not take off smooth, No hour meter to keep track when its due for service. Never another sears mower for me.
I decided to purchase it because of several reasons. The cost of big repair parts like transaxles are cheaper compared to other models and the transaxle is not made out of plastic. It has a manual geared transaxle, large capacity fuel tank, single cylinder engine, and 42 inch mower deck. I like the way it starts right up and the engine says made in USA from global components. It can really discharge leaves and clippings quite a ways from the mower chute. I measured the thickness of the mower deck to be 12 gauge thickness but it is including the paint. The lower the gauge number the thicker the sheet metal. They made the hood with too thin of sheet metal and it is flimsy. It is not an automatic or a shift on the go version but it gets the job done at a more economical price. You have to stop and push in the clutch to change gears. The turn tight steering has worked good so far. Rolling it backwards out of storage without it running was unusual because the front wheels wobble. I am new to the ROS system and I prefer to be able to mow in reverse without having to throw a switch. These mowers are more simple compared to the others with electronic circuit boards. I like a plain, simple, reliable, economical mower without high priced repair parts. Be sure to change the engine oil after the first 5 hours of operation and to maintain it properly. I liked the way Sears backed the product compared to other places that drop people.
I am on my 3rd muffler, 2nd carburetor, and 2nd set of drive belts. Not at all sturdy enough for only 2 acres. Thank goodness I bought the care plan or this mower would have cost 3 times the original price. Would not recommend this mower.
nice item, 19 hp motor powerful. great for 1 acre lot. only negatives are i prefer the automatic transmission over the 6 speed manual and you have to purchase the mulching kit extra $50.00. should be a built in feature after initial purchase cost of $1400.00
This mower is a replacement for the same make and modle pauchased less than a month ago. I had to return the other one because after using three times the clutch and break went out and it would not go in gear. I returned it and they replaced it, no problem. We have used it a few times now and so far so good.
I ran my old one to a tragic death because we ran it a whole day with little or no oil in the crankcase due to an unseen oil leak that froze up the cylinders. I need it to tow my Cyclone Rake* around my property to clean up tons of leaves each fall. Only one acre, but approximately 150 bushels of leaves each week in the fall mowing season. I've only used it several times and it works very well. I took out the 5 year warranty and maintenance program because the sales rep said even flats are covered, that was my biggest issue with my old tractor, I kept on having flats and since I'm now retired, I don't want the problems of self repair as I assumed for the last 45 some years.
Fort Ann, NY
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