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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: $2299.99
Savings: $400.00
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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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38 Reviews Write a review
26 Reviewers (68.0%) 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"


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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Minneapolis, MN

Sep 12 , 2014
Very well built mower - compared to others out there

After looking at several used 48" Decks and mower along with new multiple brands The craftsman mower has heavier frame, deck material is stamped and heavy duty, Seat is super nice. Just overall a strong machine. The hood is metal like my old one. Unlike others on here the automatic CVT is strong. Very happy with the purchase and very glad to have purchsed this one.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Quincy, IL

Sep 8 , 2014
Great machine

Works well easy to handle

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Liberty, NC

Sep 2 , 2014
Craftsman 22hp 48"turn tight fast riding mower

I'm a rual home owner in North Carolina with grass on various terrians. Some hilly, some flat some very thick and fast growing fescue. I've found the v-twin has all the power I need to cut the heavy grass even if it's damp. The tight turns are amazing the top speed available is seldom used mowing but very handy when going from one section to another. I love the hydrastatic transmission, the foot controls are very easy to get use too for myself. I've had absolutely no issues with anythng on the mower. I like the lower stance which is more comfortable and safe on the hilly conditions. I've used it once a week for the last month and it has reduced my mowng time by 40%. I've had a Cub Kadett, a Snapper, a Toro and a Husky and this Craftsman is my favorite.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Bismarck, ND

Aug 28 , 2014
Great mower . . . but

I like almost everything about this mower. It mows very well, has plenty of power and the bagger works great. I like the three blades as there is less scalping of the lawn. The only down side is they changed transmissions, more plastic gears, etc. The reverse gear is not the same as the previous Sears hydrostat mowers. It is VERY slow to back up on a level area and will not back up on any kind of an incline. The 3 year old Sears mower that this replaced had no problem backing up the same incline in the lawn. I had Sears Service come and check it out. The service tech checked everything out to make sure there was nothing wrong, but said this is a common problem and not repairable. So, if you plan to back up any kind of an incline at the end of a run rather than making a circle turn, it won't do it. Apparently, Sears, like many companies, has chosen to let the consumer do product testing . . . then suffer the consequences.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Goodrich, ND

Aug 21 , 2014
Equal to or Better

The mower is comfortable and mows well. Easy to start, adjust and steers well. I am 50 and have sat on at least 6 brands and 9 mowers for half a day. Sears go this one right. Perfect for my Father.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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