Specifications & Dimensions
|General Warranty:||1 year limited|
|Dimensions and Weight:|
|Item Weight (lbs.):||5.10 lbs.|
|Vehicle Type:||Tractors only|
Ratings & Reviews
The Craftsman 42" mulch kit includes mulching blade design combined with the included mulch plug will cut and re-cut grass clippings into smaller particles, which then allows nutrients to return to the soil, helping to create a healthier greener lawn. Fits all Craftsman® 42" lawn tractor 2010 and after with the source code 247.XXXX. Easy to install. Refer to your lawn tractor's operator's manual to assure compatibility.
Added on April 01, 2010
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Most Helpful Reviews
Spoke with the sales associate we bought our 42" zero turn and this mulch kit from and he said I was probably the 3-4th person with the same exact problem. The mulch plug is a joke when it comes to fitting on the existing side chute cover, I barely have the plug on currently and just waiting to hit the incorrect bump for it to pop off. The blades are nice, but without a good quality mulch plug the blades are pointless. Just mowed our lawn 3 times so far with the mulching kit and most of the grass shoots out of the pockets that are formed when trying the get the plug fitted...does craftsman/sears even check their products prior to incorporating them into production??
Granite Falls, NC
Did not fit...I blame myself for not researching...bought this Mulch Kit for my 42 in cut Craftmans lawn mower...apparently they must be several different versions for a 42 inch cut...I blame Sears for saying this kit fits all 42 " cut riders...Check your model numbers before purchase...that is all....kinda pissed...***** would not have done me like that
Big Pine Key, FL
The mulch housing and rubber strap are horribly designed and ruin an otherwise good mower. The mulch housing comes loose all too frequently -- out of desperation, I finally drilled 8 evenly-spaced holes through the plastic housing and deck and used stainless wire to securely connect the deck to the plastic mulch housing. That finally solved the problem. They don't carry replacement blades at my local store in Key West. No one at my local Sears store knew which blade to order so yesterday I had to buy another mulching kit just to get one new blade (UGH!!). I like the mower -- I hate the mulching kit though I will say when it stays intact it does a nice job.
This was very easy to install. I recommend this kit. I spent three years using a bagger. Mulching is much easier. This kit fits many models, mine is a 2007. 2010 and above take a different one. 15 minutes and I was ready to go, change the blades and put the guard in place. The only tools you need is the wrench or socket to remove and replace the blades.
Toms River, NJ
Frankly I've seen better engineered Mulch plugs but once you have it on it works well. The strap to secure it is pretty hokey. Seems like they could have spent a couple of bucks on some latches. I've used it about four times now and it stays on and does the job.
Blades install just fine. The discharge cover fits very snug and is a challenge to get seated with the elastic strap on. I recommend fitting it several times without the strap to make sure you know exactly how it seats. Then muster all the strength you can to fit it with the strap on. Once on it has stayed seated through many mows over rough ground. The kit cuts very well for me. Difficult to install, but I'm very happy with the way it cuts and mulches.
I've owned my riding mower for over a year and I was torn between purchasing the bagger set or mulching kit. I figured try out mulcher since it was the cheapest. It took about 2 hours to installed the kit. I tried it out and it works great!! The cover blew off at first, so I had to adjust it to stay on. Before, I left a great deal of clippings around and it blew dirt and grass all over. Not now, it cuts so fine, clean up is easy and quick. A great alternative to the bagger system.