|Cutting Deck & Blade:|
|Cutting Deck Material:||Stamped Steel|
|Cutting Deck Nose Roller:||No|
|Cutting Deck Style:||Side Discharge|
|Cutting Deck Type:||Precision cut|
|Cutting Height Adjustment Increments:||Spring assist|
|Cutting Height Adjustment Type:||Spring Assisted Lever|
|Cutting Height Maximum (in.):||4|
|Cutting Height Minimum (in.):||1.5|
|Cutting Width (In.):||42|
|Deck Thickness (Gauge):||13|
|Number of Cutting Blades:||2|
|Number of Deck Anti-Scalp Gauge Wheels:||4|
|Controls and Features:|
|Blade Engagement Type:||Manual|
|Speed Control:||Fender Control|
|General Warranty:||2 year full, 5 year frame limited lifetime front axle|
|Item Weight (lbs.):||518|
|Recommended Terrain:||Flat with some hills|
|Recommended Yard Size:||Up to 2 acres|
|Terrain Type:||Flat, Hilly, Obstacles|
|Frame Material:||12 ga. steel|
|Front Axle Material:||Cast iron|
|Number of Wheels:||4|
|Step Thru Frame:||Yes|
|Handling & Operating:|
|Electric Clutch For Attach.:||No|
|Steering Wheel Type:||Standard|
|Maximum Forward Speed (mph):||5.2|
|Maximum Reverse Speed (mph):||2.9|
|Mow in Reverse:||Yes|
|Number of Forward Speeds:||Infinite|
|Number of Reverse Speeds:||Infinite|
|Shifter Location:||Pedal control|
|Turning Radius (in.):||6|
|Air Filter Type:||Auto-type paper|
|Cooling System Type:||Fan-cooled|
|Cylinder Liner:||Cast iron|
|Engine Brand:||Briggs & Stratton(r)|
|Engine Lubrication System:||Full pressure|
|Engine Series:||24 HP Vtwin|
|Engine Displacement (cc):||724|
|Number of Cylinders:||2|
|Oil Filter Type:||Spin On|
|Overhead Valve Engine:||Yes|
|Wheels & Tires:|
|Anti-Scalp Gauge Wheels:||Yes|
|Front Tire Size:||15 x 6 x 6 in.|
|Rear Tire Size:||20 x 8 x 8 in.|
|Wheel Grease Zerks:||Yes|
|Accessory or Attachment:|
|2 Bin Bagger Part Number:||#24891/#24897|
|3 Bin Bagger Part Number:||#24892|
|Dozer Blade Capable:||No|
|Electric Lift Kit Capable:||No|
|Hauling Equipment:||Heavy Hauling, Light Hauling|
|Mulch Kit Included:||Sold Separately|
|Mulch Kit Part Number:||#33742|
|Snow Blade or Thrower Capable:||Snow thrower, Snow blade|
|Fuel Capacity (gal.):||3|
|Fuel Gauge Location:||On Tank|
|CARB Compliant:||Not Compliant with Cali. Air Resource Board|
|Tractor Grade:||Yard Tractor|
Ratings & Reviews
Craftsman 42 inch Turn Tight Yard Tractor Delivers Tight-Turn Performance and Maximum Mobility
The Craftsman 24hp turn tight hydrostatic yard tractor tackles almost any mowing job. Innovative Turn Tight™ technology lets you navigate around large lawns, obstacles and hilly terrain with ease. With the tightest turning radius of any yard tractor, you get best-in-class maneuverability and a powerful mower built for performance. The 24hp Briggs & Stratton® Platinum V-Twin engine powers the cutting and drive systems to handle the toughest jobs, even through thick turf and hilly terrains.
The Craftsman 42 inch turn tight yard tractor uses a hydrostatic transmission with adjustable speed up to 5.2 miles per hour. It also mows in reverse. The cutting deck adjusts from a super-low 1.5 inches to a tall 4 inches, allowing the mower to accommodate different turf types, seasons and your own personal preference. Set a comfortable pace, adjust the mowing height, and the tractor will deliver fantastic results.
- Craftsman 24hp turn tight hydrostatic yard tractor navigates landscape obstacles and edges in your yard with ease
- Exclusive Craftsman Turn Tight technology delivers best-in-class maneuverability with a 6 inch turning radius
- 24 hp* Briggs & Stratton Platinum V-Twin engine with full pressure lube
- 42 inch precision cut mowing system cuts grass evenly
- Premium hydrostatic automatic transmission gives more control to match the speed of the tractor with the job
- Dual 3-in-1 blades deliver a clean cut
- 4 adjustable gauge wheels
- Foot pedal drive for added convenience
- Spring loaded deck lift system
- Includes handy cup holder
- Wide step-through area
- Automotive-type sliding seat system
- Weighs 518 pounds
- Fully assembled
- 2-year full, 5-year frame and limited lifetime cast iron axle warranty
- Not available for sale in California
*As rated by the engine manufacturer
Added on December 17, 2010
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Most Helpful Reviews
El Dorado, KS
Purchased the YT4000 earlier this week and used it yesterday to mow my yard. Until yesterday I had never used a riding mower. That changed yesterday and I have to say that the YT4000 was easy to figure out and fun to use. It did a wonderful job on my grass and the job was done almost effortlessly. I can hardly wait to mow the grass again!
Pennington Gap, VA
Great mower for the money. Only had one problem. It was hard to start. But fixed this by adjusting the throttle linkage so it would choke better. Now it starts great. Yard looks good after mowing.
I love this mower. I bought it about two months ago. Lots of power and never bogs down in high damp grass. One problem I have is that my yard is not perfectly flat the tires lose grip all the time. I'm thinking of getting the chains but I fear that will eat up my lawn. I would give it 5 stars if it had better tires. The Murray that this mower is replacing had much better tire grip on it and rarely spun.
Geat value. Lots of power. 2/3's of my lawn is on a hill not a slope. This tractor climbs it with no effort pulling universal yard cart. Great turning radius. Cuts well. When starting cold, I put the throttle on half then crank it for about 2 seconds. Then while still cranking, push it up to choke and it fires right up. Starts up with no choke easily after warmed. The turn tight is what sold me on this model plus more features and more power for less money. Longevity remains to be seen. Recomended.
I purchased the tractor 3 week ago,no issues, starts on first try. So far I have been using to the tractor to pull a trailer full of firewood and a log splitter in the woods. I was impressed on how well it was able to pull the log splitter through the woods without getting stuck or slowing down. Once the grass grows I will update my review.
Summerland Key, FL
Travelers Rest, SC
Only used it once so far and only on part of the yard. Started right up and was a nice cut on lawn! After delivery all I did was put gas in the tank and it turned right over with one touch of the key! Will write more later after I use it a while.
I bought this at the Sears outlet center and felt the price was fare. I did purchase an extended warranty as well. The tractor starts extremely easy and has plenty of power. I have cut grass yet, but have been hauling refuse around my lot with a cart. The ride is quite rough on uneven ground, but for the price it's understandable. I would like a horn as well.
Bought this for my hubby to get away from always working on old mowers to keep them running. This has been worse than the old ones. Terrible assembly and poor design features. After a few months of proper use and maintenance, it is almost impossible to crank. Cleaned the fuel system as suggested by service tech -- same story. When it does get started, it won't keep running, which means it's impossible to use. Makes it seem like the purpose of its design is to force you to buy a new one every season. I definitely will not be buying another one!
Ormond Beach, FL
Delivery was on time, absolutely no starting problems whatsoever, in fact it turned over immediately. I was very surprised at how smooth and quiet the engine was, and when I began mowing, blade engagement was also very low noise. After using " el cheapo " mowers over the last 15 years or so, I hope my investment pays off. I purchased a 3 bin bagging unit, and installation was quick and easy. I had to adjust the anti - scalp wheels, and the cutting deck was balanced out perfectly.I have some oak trees on the property, so the leaf cleanup went smoothly.Grass cut looks beautiful, and the turn tight is beautiful to work with, especially around trees. I read quite a few reviews before buying this machine, hope my review helps those who are considering buying this one. It's a lawn tractor folks, not an Escalade.
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