Specifications & Dimensions
|Dimensions and Weight:|
|Item Weight (lbs.):||5.10 lbs.|
|General Warranty:||1 year limited|
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??
I have purchased two of these kits now. I cant find a mulch plug for my mower elsewhere. The first one lasted about a year. Blades are ok, but I replaced them quickly with better ones. The plug is not the best. I did not want the chute to still be attached, so I drilled a hole in both ends of the retaining pin and held it in place with cotter pins. There are three points that hold this plug in place. The two tabs and the rubber strap. The rubber strap stretches a was back putting constant rearward pressure on the plug. The two tabs slip out real easy. I live in WA, and sometimes have to mow damp grass. This plug would pop out about every 5 min or so. If it is dry, it still works it way out a few times while mowing. (cutting just grass, not rocks or mud piles) The last time the first plug popped off it went under my mowing deck (at setting 5) and got chopped to bits. I ordered a new one, removed rubber strap, drilled holes in the four tabs, including the two previously useless bottom ones, and attached to deck with tie wire and the original pin. Now it works fantastic. Happy customer with the modifications. Still will use the blades this came with when the moles come to town.
plug is a joke...doesn't stay in place at all, I usually catch it falling off and fix it, but one time I didn't and I ran it over and ruined it. Guess what? sears doesn't sell a replacement so they want to sell me a whole new kit. Shoulda bought a toro mower.
Overland Park, KS
New Castle, DE
I purchase this item for a zero turn mower and found it to be very difficult to fit, I had to make adjustments by drilling holes and using wire to get it to stay in place. The design of this item is faulty and should be re-evaluated for zero turn tractors.
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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