Craftsman 54'' 24 HP V-Twin Complete Start™ Zero-Turn Riding Mower Non CAItem# 07120414000 | Model# 20414
|Overall Item Dimensions:||78 x 61.5 x 35.5|
|Cutting Deck & Blade:|
|Blade Width (in.):||2.125|
|Cutting Deck Material:||Steel|
|Cutting Deck Nose Roller:||Yes|
|Cutting Height Adjustment Type:||Hand Lever|
|Cutting Height Maximum (in.):||4|
|Cutting Height Minimum (in.):||1.5|
|Mulch Kit Part Number:||#24154|
|Controls and Features:|
|Blade Engagement Type:||Electric|
|Terrain Type:||Flat, Uneven, Hilly, Steep, Obstacles|
|Front Axle Material:||Steel|
|Maximum Forward Speed (mph):||6.5|
|Maximum Reverse Speed (mph):||5|
|Mow in Reverse:||Yes|
|Transmission Type:||Hydrostatic Automatic|
|Cooling System Type:||Air Cooled|
|Engine Brand:||Briggs & Stratton(r)|
|Engine Displacement (cc):||724|
|Wheels & Tires:|
|Front Tire Size:||11 x 4|
|Rear Tire Size:||18 x 9.5|
|Accessory or Attachment:|
|3 Bin Bagger Part Number:||#24900|
|Fuel Capacity (gal.):||3.5|
|Fuel Gauge Location:||On Tank|
|Speed Control:||Levers/Lap Bars|
|CARB Compliant:||Not Compliant with Cali. Air Resource Board|
Ratings & Reviews
Make Your Lawn Your Own with the Craftsman 54 in. V-Twin Zero Turn Riding Mower
Now that you've found the home of your dreams, keep your lawn and yard looking perfect with this Craftsman 54 in. complete start riding mower. This Craftsman riding mower is fully-equipped to make lawn maintenance a breeze: the mower features the power of a 24 HP Briggs & Stratton™ engine, with the smooth reliability of air induction mowing technology. Twin maintenance-free integrated transmissions will keep you out of the shop and enjoying your home.
While this Craftsman 54 in. v-twin zero turn riding mower is certainly powerful enough to get the job done, it also comes equipped with features to make mowing as easy and comfortable as possible, like headlights, an adjustable high-back seat, and a convenient control panel. With a long-lasting, 3.5-gallon gas tank, all you need to do is hop on this beauty and ride your way to lawn-maintenance glory.
- You'll love the high-performance maneuverability of this Craftsman 54 in. complete start riding mower
- Heavy-duty front casters and a rugged tube steel frame offer enhanced durability
- Equipped with a 24 HP Briggs & Stratton™ engine
- Features like headlights, an adjustable high-back seat, comfortable operation and convenient control panel make this riding mower easy and safe to operate
- Electric clutch
- Enjoy a smooth ride thanks to air induction mowing technology
- Maintenance-free integrated transmission
- Removable foot pan
- 3.5-Gallon gas tank
Added on November 07, 2013
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Most Helpful Reviews
Hyde Park, NY
First season using this mower, so take comments in that light. Fast and easy starting, Put a mulch kit on it, not easy, but not too hard. Clean it after every mow, but cuttings still gather under deck. Not cutting evenly, have to go over some spots. Price was good.
I mow 1-1/2 acres; my wife has planted a hundred plants and trees! No kidding. Compared to a garden tractor / riding mower, the zero machines are fantastic; mowing time are 1/3 less. When going to a zero, what sold me on this particular unit was the cutting width, the engine, the price, and confidence in Sears. Ground speed is very good; the controls are very precise and positive. You can control it in a manner that lets you put the deck exactly where you want it to be. A few things that are not so great about the unit: the rough ride, which can be softened by lowering air pressure (a little); that it spins a tire easily when trying to back up while turning (you have to bump the other control FWD to get it to back up) - this you will get used to; that the blade control shuts off while backing - using both controls is a awkward; the big negative that I had was the lack of good clipping discharge and that the deck gets really plugged up on certain weedy portions of the property, which is nasty to clean out and takes time. The water clean out, for one, isn't a good idea and two, doesn't work all that well. It would plug up so badly that I had to stop mowing and have to clean it out. This was so frustrating at times, I would hop on the old mower, which does not plug up. (its a 2 blade sears 38"). If you have nice grass you probably won't have such an issue with this that I had. I re-engineered inside the deck and have made it 50% better. 1. removed all the screws that stick down too far into the deck (if it took 1" screws they installed 2") and replaced them with bolts, nuts and washers with the bolt heads, down. 2. lift the discharge chute all the way up when in the 'bad' stuff. 3. remove the black curved part inside the deck that was poorly designed. My next step was going to be open up the front of the deck, but I didn't have to. It works well enough now. My blades are kept sharp and replaced when 'lift' side shows wear. I feel that I shouldn't have had to re-engineer the product, but it was either send it back or make it work. I elected to make it work. Most people wouldn't go through this. The only thing wrong with the unit is the Hour Meter. It has never worked. I finally decided to call Sears and arrange to have it repaired. Another point I would like to make about a zero mower in general; there is a small learning curve and they cut close to what you want to cut close to. When making one pass the deck doesn't literally cut close around things; the tires have to clear the 'thing'. It requires pulling up, then swinging left; and this repeated to get the results you want. This greatly reduces your weed eater work. I say I won't recommend this product, but with the stipulation that if the yard is nice grass, it will work OK. For the money this is a good mower... after a little tweaking.
Turf tires are very easy on the lawn but very slippery. I was on a mild slope and had to use my truck to pull the mower out of the ditch. I was not mowing anything new, this was an established yard that had been mowed several years. Blades... Yeah it has a good cut and the yard looks nice. But I bent one and can not find a replacement. It appears that sears changed the center design and now my only recourse is to order a blade on line. Yes I was mowing when I bent the blade and I don't have seven days to wait for a blade. I understand that things change but why does no one stock a blade for a 2013 mower? I am online right now with customer service and even with expedited shipping at $18 the soonest a blade can be here is 4 days... Yeah, you might like this mower when you get it home. But this is where I am six months later... Good luck if you purchase this mower!!! Sears really left me hanging...
Had the mower and used it one time before it started throwing the belt. Reset the belt and checked the tension but it still throws the belt. First available service appt. in two weeks. Pretty sad considering I spent $3K on this donkey. Might be better off looking at Troy Bilt. I wouldn't recommend this mower.
Beaver Falls, PA
If you are looking for something for home use your search is over. I have looked at all the residential mowers on the market and found this one to be the best value! I received it today from the home delivery truck and started cutting. From the store to the curb i have had great service! The mower comes ready to go but i suggest that you put a few pumps of grease in each fitting as well as change the air pressure to 10 psi in each tire. You will get a much better ride. My yard looks like a golf coarse! The smart start works as it should and is very easy to use.Do yourself a favor and pick one up!
I have a very uneven yard, and a big yard. This mower so far has exceeded my expectations. It's cut my mowing time in half. When I hit a high patch of grass it doesn't even hesitate. I love the electric start, just hit a button and it fires right up with no hesitation. Overall a great tractor.