Craftsman 42'' 24hp* V-Twin Zero-Turn Riding Mower Non CAItem# 07125001000 | Model# 25001
|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.
Just purchased this spring. Went to mow and found a flat tire. Went to air it up and the internal part of the valve stem shot out at me. The boot is still on the rim. Now I have to wait over a week for repair. I took the wheel off and took it to my local Sears and the guys could not believe what happened. I am willing to replace the wheel myself, but noooooooooooo, pieces are being sent to me and I have to wait for a repair man instead of sending me a complete wheel and I could send the old one back. Not very good customer service after paying out the nose for the extended warranty!!!!!
I got the mower about one week ago. Been enjoying how easy it is to drive. It seems to be a good value does a great job on the lawn. Found myself take a little extra time just to play with it. Plenty of power for about any job.
The mower itself I have had little problem with. It works great!! My complaint is that you sell a "Commercial Grade" mower that has cheap parts. the tires are only 2 ply and are full of pin holes. I have had 6 flats in 2 months. The tech came out (after 3 weeks) and filled them with a commercial grade "Fix-a-flat" and said that Sears does not offer a better grade of tire. The blades have the same type problem, that they are thin metal and there is no heavy duty option for blades.
I went back and forth on several different ZTR's and finally bit the bullet and went with the Craftsman, even though I thought 24HP was overkill for a 42" mower, but could not beat the price! My home is new construction so the yard is new sod which I had to let grow for awhile to get rooted in. Then we had a lot rain and the yard was too wet to mow for two more weeks. When it came time to mow (finally) the yard was BIG and thick! This thing powered right through it! I couldn't believe how it took on grass over 10" tall and never bogged down at all. This engine has some power! A couple days later I mowed again and was again impressed, this time with the high quality cut. Only downfalls are does not mow in reverse and how far side discharge chute throws clippings out makes it hard not to throw clippings all over your landscaping at some point while you're mowing. Neither of these are anything major in my opinion, however. Several reviews are very negative of the no-mow in reverse but to me, it's a zero turn, turn that puppy around in a zip and go forward! I'm getting a mulch kit for it and will update review after a few months of use but so far, it is excellent!
Everyone has been telling me for years that I should get a zero turn mower. I finally got one and I absolutely love it. This mower cuts circles around tractor type mowers. Cut my mowing time almost in half and saves me a lot of weed eating. My only complaint about my ZTS 7000 42" cut is the cheap factory blades that come on it. These blades are thin and wear out quickly! Put the good blades on it from the start and You have a 5 star mower! Jerry W.
To this day my dad has never owned or used any thing but Craftsman products...I guess if they made Craftsman caskets he would want to be buried in it. So needless to say thats the brand I have. I currently own a Craftsman Lt 1000 riding mower which is around 10 years old and still runs like a champ but was in need for a Zero turn. After doing extensive research both online and speaking with other Zero turn owners I chose to stay with Craftsman and purchase this model. "I Love It" It is a work horse and is easy to operate. For any one looking for a Zero turn with a Great price and Great performance look no further. My only regret is that I didn't buy it sooner....
I found the operation intuitive, easier to drive than a wheel and able to work into all kinds of nooks and crannys. My site is bumpy, uneven and sloped (close to the 15 deg max) and with a little practice its easy to maintain a straight line by varying pressure on the throttles, no issues for me with slipping or skidding.
The first mower they delivered wouldn't crank, I took it back to the store and got another. New mower cut great. The third time I used the mower, the drivebelt jumped off and keeps jumping off. To get it fixed under warrenty, I am having to wait 3 weeks for a service call. So I'm goning on four weeks with a brand new mower that won't move. Saty away, don't waste your time and money.
Del Valle, TX
42inch zero turn not so good repairman has been out twice for drive belt coming off ,I only have 4hour use on mower, I purchased the 5/10/2013 ! mowed 1acre finished it then when i went 2 put it up it threw the drive belt! repairman came out put it back on drove it little said it was fix this on 6/4/20113!did not use it for three weeks went use it i cut the front yard ,went to the back yard it threw the belt again!repairman came out7/5/2013 found now it needs 1200dollarsworth of parts needs left side transmisson, aldler pulley drive belt,I think i should be able to return it just has 30days they think your going to pay for something that has problem from day one!repairman ordered parts he will return on 7/15/2013to fix mower! NOT HAPPY AT ALL PAYING 2800 FOR SOMETHING THAT BROKEN! LUCK I PURCHASED 3 YEAR WARRANTY!WILL KEEP U POSTED ON HOW THE REPAIR WENT!
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