Craftsman 42'' 22hp V-Twin Briggs and Stratton Zero Turn Riding Mower - Non CAItem# 07120411000 | Model# 17AKCACS099
|Item Weight (lbs.):||600|
|Overall Item Dimensions:||34.5 x 48 x 84|
|Cutting Deck & Blade:|
|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|
|Deck Thickness (Gauge):||12|
|Mulch Kit Included:||Sold Separately|
|Number of Deck Anti-Scalp Gauge Wheels:||2|
|Controls and Features:|
|Blade Engagement Type:||Electric|
|General Warranty:||2 Year|
|Frame Type:||Fully welded|
|Front Axle Material:||Steel|
|Number of Wheels:||4|
|Step Thru Frame:||Yes|
|Maximum Forward Speed (mph):||7|
|Maximum Reverse Speed (mph):||3|
|Mow in Reverse:||No|
|Steering Wheel Type:||Foam Grip Lap Bars|
|Transmission Type:||Hydrostatic Automatic|
|Air Filter Type:||Dual|
|Cooling System Type:||Air Cooled|
|Engine Brand:||Briggs & Stratton(r)|
|Engine Lubrication System:||Full pressure|
|Engine Series:||B&S Platinum|
|Engine Displacement (cc):||724|
|Oil Filter Type:||Spin On|
|Overhead Valve Engine:||Yes|
|Wheels & Tires:|
|Front Tire Size:||11x4x5 Ribbed Casters|
|Rear Tire Size:||18x8.5x8 Turf Saver|
|Wheel Grease Zerks:||Yes|
|Accessory or Attachment:|
|2 Bin Bagger Part Number:||#24030|
|Electric Lift Kit Capable:||No|
|Fuel Capacity (gal.):||3|
|Fuel Gauge Location:||On Dash|
|Speed Control:||Levers/Lap Bars|
|CARB Compliant:||Not Compliant with Cali. Air Resource Board|
|Seat Size:||Deluxe high back|
Ratings & Reviews
Craftsman 42 in. Zero Turn Riding Mower Turns with Ease
A large yard with many trees is no match for the Craftsman 42 in. Briggs & Stratton™ zero turn riding mower. Turn the mower with ease, left or right, with the lever lap bar that controls the dual transmission. The high-performance mower goes up to 7 mph in a forward motion and 3 mph when in reverse. A 3-gallon gasoline tank powers the dual-powered engine that is designed to minimize vibration and increase power.
The Craftsman 42 in. zero turn riding mower is able to cut grass up to 4 in. This is because of the deep dome cutting deck. The depth of the cutting deck can be raised and lowered to cut grass anywhere between 1.5 in. to 4 in. Clean-up is a cinch thanks to the built-in washing system that can clear the blade of grass clippings and debris. Cutting the lawn is no longer a chore.
- Craftsman 42 in. Briggs & Stratton™ zero turn riding mower holds up to 3 gallons of gas
- Lever lap bar controls direction of mower with ease
- Maximum speed of 7 mph forward and 3 mph backward
- Cutting deck adjusts with lever to cut grass up to 4 in. tall
- Fuel gauge on dashboard for easy viewing
- 22 HP in a V-twin engine minimizes vibration and increases power
- 3-in-1steel blade is 19 in. wide
- Built-in washing system clears grass and debris from underneath deck
Added on November 07, 2013
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Most Helpful Reviews
I just bought one of these and a 42" High Speed Lawnsweeper also, and they worked great together. But the one just a tiny bit more expensive has the towing bar on the back to attach yard trailers and sweepers. And on the second use I noticed the right transmission is slipping and does not turn tight to the right. So I now recommend a larger version of the same brand or type. Good, fast, sturdy machine for mowing large yards quickly, a little jerky in the controls but easy to learn and control if you don't push the handles as far as you can. No downhill breaks, and it WILL FALL OVER if you put it sideways in turning or side of a slope, so consider the roll-over bar if you have slopes and careless teen-agers operating it.
With this mower I have cut my mowing time down to 1/4 of the time it took me before. I used to mow with a 48 inch three bladed craftsman garden tractor, with the zero turning makes it so much faster. It is very fast on long runs and no more mowing back over places I missed.The deep deck cuts better because of the design. Don't let the 42 inch deck make you think it can't cut, because it is a perfect balance of power and cutting size. The two blades and the 22 H.P. engine work perfect together. It is able to cut the grass without over loading the engine.The ride is softer than my garden tractor and is not as loud. I'm able to mow our ditch with this, mowing up and down the sloped sides, just set the deck to a higher level. Plenty of power and traction, just be careful. When done mowing, put the garden hose on the deck washer to clean the underside of the deck. No more scraping hard grass clippings left under the deck. I have always bought craftsman mowers and tillers. Very well made and designed.
Had used Zero Turns in the past and wanted one for myself. Best value as far as HP and cutting width. I have no issues with the mower, but the cheap plastic mulching insert kept falling out every time I used it and I finally ran over it with the mower. POOR DESIGN!
Kansas City, MO
After looking at many mowers and comparing size and horse power this unit seems to have the most options and best options for the money although the rear bagger is very expensive so if your looking for a bagger you may want to look at other brands
All I hoped it would be... It's fast & fun. I have 1-1/2 acres with trees and there isn't enough room to get up to top speed. I have had it 6 months and I am very pleased so far. Lots of cutting power. Lots of speed. Nice, even cut. Turns on a dime. Very responsive. Fun to ride. I have nothing bad to say at this point. Six months ago I heard the mulch kit recommended for this mower didn't fit properly. I hope that problem has since been corrected...I don't know yet. I would highly recommend this mower. And, I think the price is quite reasonable. I have used my neighbor's $7000 Grasshopper many times and this $2300 Sears Mower (42" 22hp VTwin Briggs and Stratton Zero Turn Riding Mower) is every bit as good with speed, cut quality, steering, responsiveness, fun. This Sears mower does not cut in reverse which I wish it did but I can live with that.
Don't purchase this product. We had so much difficulty with it. The first mover we purchased was defected, it didn't start and wasn't working at all. After many calls to Sears finally they brought us another mover to replace. We only had the Mover for 11 months and used it for 3 months during summer. My husband was cutting the grass when the front tire blow up and mover was flipped over. My husband got hurt but was able to control the mover and keep it back to a standing position. We called Sears to order a new tire. By the way, if you are thinking you can find the tires elsewhere you may want to think twice. We tried every stores through online and local stores who repairs and carry parts for all type of Zero Turn Lawn Mover, and had no luck. Sears doesn't carry the tires you have to buy the entire wheel in which cost more. Sears also didn't have the wheels in stock so we had to order online and they said it will be shipped to the house within 3-5 days. We didn't receive the parts after 5 days we kept calling sears parts dept. and finally after 3 weeks they told us that the part is on back order and they don't know when it will be shipped. We are still waiting for the parts. My recommendation is when you are thinking to buy equipment or appliance from Sears, please think twice.
Los Lunas, NM
Lake Charles, LA
Even with the extra speed of the lawn tractor format, this zero-turn mower runs circles around it...much more maneuverable...and the total time much faster. I'll never buy anything else than a zero-turn mower.
I've tried to write this review once but it was denied, mainly because the review focused on the poor service received from Sears. Abridged version of the story: Ordered at the end of May, received the mower about two weeks later. After four hours the left rear tire went flat. I called asking for service but was informed that it was a new item that failed immediately - the whole unit had to be replaced. 2nd mower is delivered, after two days the left rear tire is flat on the new mower. This one also did not drive straight. The independent transmissions were out of alignment. They did not want to send one to service it, they wanted to replace the whole thing again. I told them to just pick it up for a refund. Overall, the quality of the Craftsman name - outside of hand tools - has significantly declined. I have since returned the mower and purchased another brand that I'm happier with.
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