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Craftsman  22 HP V-Twin 48'' Turn Tight Fast Riding Mower - Non CA

  Item#  07120391000 | Model#  20391

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Reg Price: $2599.99
Savings: $600.00
Reg Price: $2599.99
Savings: $600.00
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Specifications & Dimensions

Overall Item Dimensions: 72.75 x 49.5 x 46
Wheelbase (in.): 48
Cutting Deck & Blade:
Blade Material: Steel
Blade Type: 3 in 1
Blade Width (in.): 2.125
Cutting Deck Material: Steel
Cutting Deck Nose Roller: Yes
Cutting Deck Style: Mulch/Rear Bag/Side Discharge
Cutting Height Adjustment Type: Spring Assisted
Cutting Height Maximum (in.): 4
Cutting Height Minimum (in.): 1
Cutting Positions: 6
Cutting Width (In.): 48
Deckwash System: Yes
Number of Cutting Blades: 3
Controls and Features:
Blade Engagement Type: Electric
Blade Lift: Manual
Speed Control: Foot pedal
Product Overview:
Commercial/Residential: Residential
General Warranty: 2 Year / 5 Year Frame & Axle
Recommended Terrain: All Types
Recommended Yard Size: 1 Acre and Above
Terrain Type: Flat, Uneven, Hilly, Steep, Obstacles
Frame Material: Steel
Frame Type: Stamped steel
Front Axle Material: Cast iron
Handling & Operating:
Cruise Control: Yes
Hour Meter: Yes
Drive System:
Maximum Forward Speed (mph): 7.5
Maximum Reverse Speed (mph): 2.9
Mow in Reverse: Yes
Number of Forward Speeds: Infinite
Number of Reverse Speeds: 1
Turning Radius (in.): 6
Turn Tight: Yes
Air Filter Type: Dual
Cooling System Type: Air Cooled
Cylinder Liner: Cast iron
Electronic Ignition: No
Engine Brand: Briggs & Stratton(r)
Engine Cycles: 4-cycle
Engine Series: Intek Platinum
Engine Displacement (cc): 724
Horsepower: 22
Number of Cylinders: 2
Oil Filter Type: Full pressure
Overhead Valve Engine: Yes
Wheels & Tires:
Anti-Scalp Gauge Wheels: Yes
Front Tire Size: 15" X 6" - 6"
Rear Tire Size: 20" X 10" - 8"
Accessory or Attachment:
3 Bin Bagger Part Number: #24916
Accepts Bagger: Yes
Ground-Engaging Attach.: No
Hauling Equipment: Heavy Hauling, Light Hauling
Mulch Kit Part Number: #24148
Snow Blade or Thrower Capable: Snow thrower, Snow blade
Accessories: #24860
Fuel System:
Fuel Capacity (gal.): 3.0
Fuel Gauge Location: On Tank
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Adjustable Seat: Yes
Cup Holder: Yes
Headlights: Yes
Gauge Accessory:
Gauges: Yes
Convenience Features:
Power Steering: None
CARB Compliant: Not Compliant with Cali. Air Resource Board
Location: All other
Arm Rests: No


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Product Description

Craftsman 48 in. Turn Tight® Fast Riding Mower Gets You Around Obstacles in Comfort

with the Craftsman 48 in. 22 HP Turn Tight® fast riding mower, you can sit on an adjustable, cushioned seat while getting your yard work done. You will even have a cup holder to keep a nice cold beverage at hand. With cruise control and automatic shifting, there is very little work involved when running this mower. Get a low 1 in. cut or up to 4 in. cut without breaking a sweat.

One of the best things about the Craftsman 48 in. Turn Tight® fast riding mower is that obstacles like decks, water features and flower beds are no longer a hassle. You get a 6 in. turn radius that will let you handle all of your corners with ease. You also can keep your mower clean over the summer, thanks to a deck washing system. When winter comes, the snow plow and thrower-compatible tractor can handle all of your snow removal needs as well.

  • Craftsman 48 in. 22 HP Turn Tight® fast riding mower has a 6 in. turn radius
  • Keeping your deck clean is easy with the deck washing system
  • Snow plow and snow thrower compatible
  • Minimum 1 in. and maximum 4 in. blade height
  • 7.5 mph top speed so you can get the job done fast
  • Cruise control so the tractor does most of the work for you
  • Wide tires protect your lawn as you cut it

Added on November 15, 2013


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43 Reviews Write a review
30 Reviewers (70.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Most Helpful Reviews

Praise17 found this helpful
Apr 2 , 2014
Great Tractor
Starts right up out of the packing crate. Runs smooth and lots of power The height adjustments are a lot easier to use and there are more to choose from. They have separated the forward and reverse. direction pedals. The only draw back I have found is the height adjustment lever is a little to long and catches your pants or leg when you get off that side of the tractor.
Criticism19 found this helpful
Apr 28 , 2014
Transmission GRINDING in Reverse
One week old with less than 8 hours and transmission makes bad grinding noise in reverse. Also, it is SO difficult to make it goes into reverse. I must use my hand to "grab the forward pedal and pull it backward while the foot is pressing on the reverse pedal"
Jan 6 , 2015
Riding mover !!

I bought the riding mover for my husband for Christmas !!! He didn't necessarily want one. However, I decided to buy him one anyway !! He was surprised & he loved it !!! As the riding mover is also a tractor - he put gas in it & road it that day !! The mover runs smooth - sounds good, you can also purchase a snow blade for the tractor - that will be his valentines present !!! very good mover I would highly recommend the mover to everyone !!! Craftsman are excellent products - purchased many in the past & will continue to purchase them in the future !!!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Toledo, OH

Dec 11 , 2014
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great product

It runs great so far. Has a great turn radius and it guts my grass perfectly

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Dripping Springs, TX

Nov 28 , 2014

Second time out mower dropped the center blade and engine began making a loud whistling sound. Tech has been scheduled. Like the tight turns, the fast speed is too fast to mow. At times it doesn't seem to want to back up. I'm concerned.

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Cumberland, RI

Oct 9 , 2014
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Great rider for the money

Mows good and picks up EVERYTHING!!! I got the triple bagger with it and works super. Tractor is very fast compared to my Simplicity and Cu Cadet. That really helps on cutting time. I am not a fan of the reverse pedal but small thing. I would buy again. This isa Husqvarna in Sears paint color so all parts should be competitively priced and available!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Furlong, PA

Oct 2 , 2014
Much to like about this tractor

I have been using this tractor for 3 mos. after using an 11hp Wheelhorse tractor for 28 years. The Wheelhorse still works, but the 42? rear discharge deck rusted through. There are many pros associated with the new Craftsman, such as: more power, tighter turning, quieter, less vibration, wider deck, more comfortable seat, easy to adjust deck height, wash port, and continuously variable speed. However there are a few cons, the most significant of which is the accelerator pedal. It?s too high. If it were not for the cruise control, I would have returned it. You cannot rest your heel and control the pedal. When I first used the tractor, the cruise control would not engage. A repairman came out and straightened a bent rod, but it still would not engage reliably. The cruise control is mechanical and when you lift the control to engage it, it connects to a rocker that causes a rod to engage the teeth of a gear. I learned that you have to hold the plastic control between your thumb and fingers and pull rearward with your thumb on top as if to rotate the control downward. Once I mastered the technique, the cruise control works fine. Two other minor problems are that it is impossible to see the fuel through the sightglass in any lighting condition, even with a flashlight. As others have mentioned, the convenient deck height control gets in the way of your mount/dismount. This tractor has shortened the time it takes me to mow 1.5 acres, although I still prefer a rear discharge deck. I have not experienced problems using reverse, but my lawn is flat.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Ladson, SC

Sep 23 , 2014
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transmission problems

i have had my new craftman a month now and the transmission is grinding in reverse it mows forward just fine but grinds in reverse i called the sears repair man to come out but he wont be out till wensday so we will have to wait to see what he says

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Lansing, MI

Sep 19 , 2014
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runs great.

Have ran this machine for about 3 months or so and haven't had a single problem with this unit. Cuts great and even. My only gripes with this machine is that the seat being black gets very hot when left in the sun. Would have been nice if it were red or any other color to mitigate this. I actually bought a JD seat cover since it was yellow to stay cool and it has pockets on the back. Also the gass gauge window is useless. It's so small and rudimentary that you can't use it. But other than that happy buy. Never had any problems with the reverse being slow or noise. It's not very fast but I can go up an incline in reverse no problem so long as I can keep traction. I can cut my one acre in half an hour. Would be nice if the chute for mowing was easily removable since I'll never use it since I always mulch or bag.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Hereford, AZ

Sep 15 , 2014
48 Inch tractor

This machine is a beast! It cuts well where I have actually grass. It does a good job on the buffalo grass in my yard. It takes two passes to cut the full blade width but short of a brushhog thats the best I can do with any lawn tract

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Plant City, FL

Sep 12 , 2014
Great Tractor When I Can Use It

This tractor was awesome for the first 20Hrs. of use. I received it at the end of June and I was happy with it until the end of August. It squeaked ever since it was delivered and I thought it was the wheel in the middle of the deck, well it turned out to be the front wheel spindle. The part was ordered twice and never shipped. Sears is delivering a new mower to replace the one I have this weekend.

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Sep 12 , 2014
beware, do not buy this machine

Purchased Craftsman 917.20391 mower 4-12-14 Delivered 1st machine to our home on 4-21-14, upon inspection spark plug was broken, Svc tech arrived 4-26-14 and replaced spark plug, took keys out of package and svc tech started machine and clutch assembly fell out of bottom of machine onto the ground. New machine ordered with svc tech. Delivered 2nd machine to our home on 5-1-14. Stopped into store and requested svc call on 2nd machine. Light harness burnt, hood bent, wheels on deck bent, back right wheel on deck sticks and does not rotate, grinding noise in reverse. I had 6 service calls, about 15 days of waiting for service tech and dealing with sales people and general manager in store. they have replaced about $1500 dollars worth of parts on two new machines, the price of the new machine was about $2000, do the math. I finally received a full refund 8-11-14. I have been an owner of craftsman lawn mowers for nearly 30 years.I will not purchase again. Do not buy this machine!

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