|Overall Item Dimensions:||72.75 x 49.5 x 46|
|Cutting Deck & Blade:|
|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 Width (In.):||48|
|Number of Cutting Blades:||3|
|Controls and Features:|
|Blade Engagement Type:||Electric|
|Speed Control:||Foot pedal|
|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 Type:||Stamped steel|
|Front Axle Material:||Cast iron|
|Handling & Operating:|
|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|
|Air Filter Type:||Dual|
|Cooling System Type:||Air Cooled|
|Cylinder Liner:||Cast iron|
|Engine Brand:||Briggs & Stratton(r)|
|Engine Series:||Intek Platinum|
|Engine Displacement (cc):||724|
|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 8" - 8"|
|Accessory or Attachment:|
|3 Bin Bagger Part Number:||#24916|
|Hauling Equipment:||Heavy Hauling, Light Hauling|
|Mulch Kit Part Number:||#24148|
|Snow Blade or Thrower Capable:||Snow thrower, Snow blade|
|Fuel Capacity (gal.):||3.0|
|Fuel Gauge Location:||On Tank|
|CARB Compliant:||Not Compliant with Cali. Air Resource Board|
Ratings & Reviews
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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Most Helpful Reviews
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.
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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.
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.
My old Craftsman tractor died after 14 yrs so I had to get get another tractor. Went to ***** and ********** and Sears then compared the same price tractors and this one won. The turning and size motor were the big deciding factors. This tractor turns really tight and the motor seems powerful enough to do even wet grass. The online price was the same as the tractors at ***** but they only had 19.5 hp and they couldn't turn as sharp. Haven't heard any of the noises backing up that others have posted but it is as they say very slow in reverse but fast in forward.
The newly designed transmission is terrible. My tractor barely moved in reverse. Had a service rep come look at it and he said he hadn't worked on tractors for 20 years. So he tried calling someone else but couldn't get through. Sears should send qualified techs. Also the cut in reverse button is silly. You either have to disengage the blades or turn the key to cut in reverse. This is a major pain. Also the deck height lever is in a bad place. I kept banging into it when getting off the tractor. I returned the tractor and won't consider another Craftsman until major upgrades occur.
After 16 yrs., my old Craftsman finally broke to the point of not worth fixing. I had my issues with it over time, but I still got the 16 years out of it. I wanted to get a tractor that would be an upgrade in both deck size and power, since I push snow with it in the winter. This seemed to fit the bill. I have only mowed once with it but am relatively pleased with it so far. It's definitely more powerful at 22HP compared to 16.5HP of the old one, and I went from a 42" to a 48" deck, so I was done quicker. The additional ground speed and the tight turn radius helps to reduce the time as well. I have a rather bumpy yard, as most is old field that was never properly landscaped, so I will never mow at the top speed of this tractor, but it will definitely go. Going in reverse is not a fast maneuver, but I haven't as yet heard any grinding noise as a few have described, and hopefully won't. The deck does a nice job of cutting and dispersal out the chute, very little to no clumping. This is new for me, as both my previous tractors did that. A couple have mentioned excessive vibration when the deck is engaged, but having used my neighbor's Cub Cadet 50" with similar features, I can say mine has the normal amount of vibration one would expect. And the deck itself is rock steady-no shaking. Now, about my minor quibbles. As one reviewer mentioned, the accelerator pedal is designed for people with large or even clown feet. I struggled to maintain a constant placement of my foot on the pedal. I did move the seat forward, but it's just the fact that with my heel on the running board, I can only get the front of my toe on the pedal. I wear a size 10.5 shoe. It would be a simple design fix to extend the foot pad down a couple of inches so people of smaller foot size could control the speed comfortably. Another had mentioned that the accelerator is rather jerky, and this is true from a standing stop. I wonder if my foot could comfortably reach the pedal if that would change, since I can't ease my foot forward the way I want to. The cruise control can help with pedal control some, but sometimes it not practical to use. And this cruise control is not like a cars. It basically holds the pedal in position, but when you go up or down a slope, it doesn't alter your ground speed accordingly. You go faster down the slope and slower up the slope. But a cruise control on a tractor?? That's still pretty neat anyway. I don't know if I'll get 16 yrs. out of this one or not. Odds say no; they just aren't made to last like they used to be. But overall I like it. The pedal will take getting used to, since I'm used to the fender lever. And the deck wash feature is not a cure all; I sat on the tractor for 5 minutes+ and it didn't clean all the caked on grass from the roof of the deck. But it will help. There is a warped ventilation grate on the left side that kind of pops out when the hood bounces if you hit a rut as your turning, but it's not going to fall off or anything.
Love this mower. Have 2 acres, not all flat and this does the trick. Mows well, and I use with a cart for a lot of other maintenance. Also fun to just drive around property. Cons, reverse doesn't engage. I have to pull pedal back with my hand for mower to reverse. Sears wanted to send repairman out to home, I asked for a new mower. They instantly agreed. Hopefully new one doesn't have this issue.
Replaced my cub cadet with this one, it is fast, powerful, looks nice, love the tight turn radius, and cuts very well. I don't have the grinding in the transmission like some of the other reviews and I have several hours on it now, some of that in 90+ degrees. I don't like the hood not latching mentioned in a prior comment, if you hit a hole or something the hood will pop up and usually pushes out the right side panel because it rests on them. Overall, I really like the mower though and would recommend it.
Easy start and close turn tight plus lots of umph make this a wonderful tractor. My ********** neighbors have checked it out and can't believe how great it operates. Red vs. Green in our neighborhood! Lots of fun.
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