|Cutting Deck & Blade:|
|Anti-Scalp Gauge Wheels:||Yes|
|Blade Type:||Mulching, Bagging , Side Discharge|
|Blade Width (in.):||21|
|Cutting Deck Material:||Steel|
|Cutting Deck Nose Roller:||No|
|Cutting Deck Type:||Floating|
|Cutting Height Adjustment Increments:||Inches|
|Cutting Height Adjustment Type:||Hand Lever|
|Cutting Height Maximum (in.):||4|
|Cutting Height Minimum (in.):||1.5|
|Cutting Width (In.):||42|
|Deck Thickness (Gauge):||12|
|Mulch Kit Included:||Sold Separately|
|Mulch Kit Part Number:||#33748|
|Number of Cutting Blades:||2|
|Number of Deck Anti-Scalp Gauge Wheels:||2|
|Controls and Features:|
|Blade Engagement Type:||Electric|
|Item Weight (lbs.):||575|
|Overall Item Dimensions:||74x62x34.5|
|General Warranty:||2 year|
|Terrain Type:||Flat, Obstacles|
|Frame Type:||Fully welded|
|Front Axle Material:||Steel|
|Number of Wheels:||4|
|Maximum Forward Speed (mph):||6|
|Maximum Reverse Speed (mph):||3|
|Mow in Reverse:||No|
|Number of Forward Speeds:||Infinite|
|Number of Reverse Speeds:||Infinite|
|Shifter Location:||Lap Bars|
|Steering Type:||Levers/Lap Bars|
|Steering Wheel Type:||Foam Grip Lap Bars|
|Transmission Type:||Hydrostatic Automatic|
|Air Filter Type:||Dual|
|Charging System Amperage:||230 CCA|
|Cooling System Type:||Air Cooled|
|Cylinder Liner:||Cast iron|
|Engine Brand:||Briggs & Stratton(r)|
|Engine Lubrication System:||Full pressure|
|Engine Displacement (cc):||724|
|Number of Cylinders:||2|
|Oil Filter Type:||Automotive-type|
|Overhead Valve Engine:||Yes|
|Wheels & Tires:|
|Front Tire Size:||11 x 4 in.|
|Rear Tire Size:||18 x 18.5 in.|
|Wheel Grease Zerks:||Yes|
|Accessory or Attachment:|
|2 Bin Bagger Part Number:||#24030|
|Bag Kit Included:||No|
|Electric Lift Kit Capable:||No|
|Fuel Capacity (gal.):||3|
|Fuel Gauge Location:||On Tank|
|Speed Control:||Levers/Lap Bars|
|CARB Compliant:||Not Compliant with Cali. Air Resource Board|
|Seat Size:||Deluxe high back|
Ratings & Reviews
Craftsman 42 inch tractor delivers commercial-grade performance
Designed for big lawns and professional landscapers, the Craftsman 42inch 24hp V twin engine riding mower is constructed with commercial-grade components to easily power through the toughest jobs — whether you're cutting thick grass or navigating hilly terrains. The 24hp Briggs & Stratton® V-Twin engine has a natural, counter-balance design that gives you more power, less vibration and long-lasting performance. Lever lap bars control the dual hydrostatic transmission. A fully welded steel frame is built to withstand the rigors of professional landscaping.
This Craftsman 42 inch tractor has a wide cutting deck for finishing big jobs quickly. The deck uses two cutting blades to ensure a precision cut. The blades can be raised or lowered via a hydraulic lift for cutting heights between 1.5 to 4 inches, so it's ideal for tackling different turf types with minimal adjustment. And to keep the tractor looking and operating at its best, a built-in deck washing system helps you quickly clear debris and built-up residue from grass clippings.
- Craftsman 42inch 24hp V twin engine riding mower is powered by a 24hp Briggs & Stratton OHV V-Twin engine*
- Most Reliable Starting (MRS) spark plug delivers a reliable spark every time for easier starting
- Full pressure lubrication and premium spin-on oil filter for longer life
- Dual hydrostatic transmission with large 1 inch drive axle
- Foam covered lap bars provide precise control and reduce vibrations
- 14-gauge fully welded steel frame is durable and long-lasting
- 42 inch deep domed deck design features dual blades for precise cutting performance
- Select one of six cutting heights from 1.5 to 4 inches
- Large Turf Saver tires in the back provide maximum traction, reduce skidding and cut down on turf damage while turning
- Deluxe high-back seat has comfortable padding
- Deck wash system cleans out grass and debris build-up under the deck
- Built-in utility bin for storage
- Comes with standard side discharge
- Optional mulch kit sold separately
- 2-year limited warranty backed by Sears In Home Service
- Not available in California
*As rated by the engine manufacturer
Added on November 30, 2011
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Most Helpful Reviews
I have owned and operated professional lawn equipment (Dixon, Grasshopper, Bobcat, Snapper, Scag) in the past and I must say the quality of the cut of this Craftsman compares favorably to much more expensive equipment. I have only owned it for a short time so I can't speak of long term durability but I am impressed by the ease of adjustment (seat, blades, lap bars) and also the inclusion of the hour/battery meter. The smoothness of the ride is average. It also stripes very nicely without having a striping kit. Engine is quiet and good on gas compared to the larger equipment I have used in the past. So far, I'm pleased. I also purchased the bagger and although it doesn't work as well as belt driven professional systems it still is very usable.
this mower can be frightening on down slopes..if you want to ease toward the right while descending, it goes left and the more you pull towards the right to combat the drift ,well, now youre increasing speed..so pulling back to slow the out of control momentum, the tires lock up or reverse spin and this chews up turf....that said, we've had 3 seasons of reliability and smooth lawns where land is level..starts every time..
As this is my first riding mower, all I can say is WOW! The controls are a little hard to figure out at first. Speed is a major factor when your first trying it out, don't go full out. Place it on turtle and take your time figuring out the controls. Once you have a better understanding of it, then place it on rabbit. I read a few times that it tends to tear up the grass on tight turns, well this is true, and it's much worse when the grass is wet. I am 6' 5" and I am pretty comfortable on it. One thing I noticed is, if the parking brake isn't engaged, it won't start. What normally takes me 30 minutes to cut my grass, it took me 10 minutes with this on turtle. If you're in the market for a Great zero turn mower, for a low price, you can't beat this.
I make money mowing. I had never used a zero-turn before. Well built machine beats expectations. Fast mower, makes covering area a breeze, powerful motor good on hills. Zero turn reduces time/areas to be line trimmed. Makes a nice cut. Size is good for smaller lawns, but speed compensates for bigger areas. Tips: Read manual, tabs under fenders lock and unlock drives for pushing or driving, won't mow in reverse (interlocked) as a safety feature, lower air pressure in tires and slow into curves to prevent turf rip.
New mower was delivered, driver pushed it in garage for me, I went over owners manual to learn how to start the mower. Got it started but would not move, went back to owners manual found I had to engage the transmision by pushing the two small rods under the seat. Then after doing that I started to mow. Learned how to steer, after mowing yard, it was the best I have ever seen it. Glad I made the purchase. I use to hate mowing the yard 1 acre. Now cant wait for grass to grow so I can mow again. Best mower I have ever owned. And one more thing FAST cut mowing in about half the time.
Every zero turn mower I've used (Hustler, X-Mark, Dixon, and Scag) rides rough and requires experience training to operate without tearing up the turf or getting stuck. And don't think about mowing UP a hill. Your weight is in the rear of the mower. Started fine and mowed well. Died and battery dead. A&E Service came out and replaced the battery under war. Did it again. Came out and ordered voltage regulator. Replaced and ordered stator. Problem fixed. Changed oil and filter at 26 hrs. Used Mobile One synthetic oil. Oil filter very difficult to get to without a small oil filter wrench. Replaced blades as the factory blades are quite thin and were worn out (at 26 hrs). Very easy to drop the deck and slide from under mower for blade replacement. Sears needs to rewrite the manual - needs a page for common maintenance parts with correct part numbers AND the part listings on the FACING page to the diagrams. Decent mower for the price. Wish the PTO cut off speed was higher in reverse.
Got the mower last week and was mowing within minutes. Took a Few minutes to master the controls and start up procedures. I wish I had gotten a ZTR years ago. I have a 2 1/2 acre yard full of trees, bushes and other obsticles that would take my wife and I 3+ hours to now. Now my mowing time has been cut in half. Trim time has been almost eliminated because the mower can maneuver as close as a push mower. The mowing speed is unreal. I highly recommend this mower to anyone.
Had this mower delivered today. Started up fine, but the steering wouldn't engage to move forward or backwards. Being that I just got the mower today and wanted to test it out, this is a huge pain. They are sending a technician out on Monday (today is Wednesday), but it really makes me worry about the product. I will keep everyone posted as to if it is a simple fix or if I got a lemon. Trying to decide right now if I should just get my money back and buy a different brand. Not real excited that I spent that much money on something that doesn't work from the beginning.
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