|Overall Item Dimensions:||-|
|Cutting Deck & Blade:|
|Anti-Scalp Gauge Wheels:||Yes|
|Blade Type:||Bag, Mulch, Side Discharge|
|Blade Width (in.):||19|
|Cutting Deck Material:||Steel|
|Cutting Deck Nose Roller:||No|
|Cutting Height Adjustment Type:||Hand Lever|
|Cutting Height Maximum (in.):||4|
|Cutting Height Minimum (in.):||1.5|
|Cutting Width (In.):||42|
|Number of Cutting Blades:||2|
|Number of Deck Anti-Scalp Gauge Wheels:||2|
|Controls and Features:|
|Blade Engagement Type:||Manual|
|General Warranty:||2 Year Unit / 5 Year Frame / 10 Year Front Axle|
|Terrain Type:||Flat, Uneven, Hilly, Steep, Obstacles|
|Frame Type:||Fully welded|
|Front Axle Material:||Steel|
|Number of Wheels:||4|
|Step Thru Frame:||Yes|
|Maximum Forward Speed (mph):||5.5|
|Maximum Reverse Speed (mph):||2.3|
|Mow in Reverse:||Yes|
|Steering Wheel Type:||Standard|
|Turning Radius (in.):||18|
|Air Filter Type:||Dual|
|Cooling System Type:||Air Cooled|
|Cylinder Liner:||Cast iron|
|Engine Brand:||Briggs & Stratton(r)|
|Engine Lubrication System:||Pressurized|
|Engine Displacement (cc):||500|
|Number of Cylinders:||1|
|Oil Filter Type:||Spin On|
|Overhead Valve Engine:||Yes|
|Wheels & Tires:|
|Front Tire Size:||15" x 6"|
|Rear Tire Size:||20" x 8|
|Accessory or Attachment:|
|2 Bin Bagger Part Number:||#24019|
|Hauling Equipment:||Heavy Hauling, Light Hauling|
|Mulch Kit Part Number:||#33748|
|Snow Blade or Thrower Capable:||None|
|Fuel Capacity (gal.):||1.5|
|Fuel Gauge Location:||None|
|Speed Control:||Foot pedal|
|CARB Compliant:||Not Compliant with Cali. Air Resource Board|
|Seat Size:||Mid Back|
Ratings & Reviews
Enjoy Your Lawn with a Craftsman 42 in. Auto Transmission Riding Mower
Mowing the lawn is a pleasure with this powerful Craftsman 42 in. 17.5 HP auto transmission riding mower. The automatic transmission is pedal-controlled for a smooth ride at speeds up to 5.5 mph. The gear selector is right at your fingertips on the rear fender, and the fully-welded 14-gauge steel frame has what it takes to withstand mowing lawns with uneven or sloping terrains. Back-up speed reaches 2.3 mph in this easy-to-drive rider so you can cut your grass swiftly and with excellent results.
You'll be glad you chose a Craftsman 42 in. auto transmission riding mower when you see how it cuts down grass in both forward and reverse gears. Accessories like mulching and bagging attachments are also available for this model as a separate purchase and for an additional price. The easy-to-adjustable seat gives you the support and comfort you want when mowing, and an amazing 18 in. turning radius gives you excellent maneuverability.
- The Craftsman 42 in. 17.5 HP auto transmission riding mower comes with a 42 in. deck
- A 500cc, 17.5 horsepower Briggs & Stratton™ Gold engine ensures you have the power to mow even tough lawns easily and quickly
- Hauling capabilities let you add on rolling or aerating equipment, and you can purchase bagging or mulching attachments separately
- Automatic transmission is controlled by a pedal with speeds up to 5.5 mph in forward gear and 2.3 mph in reverse
- Comes with a fantastic 2-year overall warranty, plus a 5-year warranty on the frame and a 10-year warranty on the front axle
Added on December 20, 2013
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Most Helpful Reviews
South Royalton, VT
Finally got to purchase a riding mower of our own. Previously had hand me downs and borrowed mowers. Always something breaking down. Went to Sears for a good mower and got one. No more push-mowing and a better looking half-acre lawn.
Mowed the grass great. Good at corners. Easy cleanup. Fits our way of life. We don't have to spend a lot of time on yard work now. Lots of safety features.
Purchased this mower Feb 2013. We have had NOTHING but problems. The deck was crocked and not mowing smoothly. In the year and a half we have had this we have gone through SEVEN belts. Mind you they are $50 a piece! We had the sears man come out to look at it last year and he said all he does is replace belts on these mowers. Something about these mowers shreds the belts. Last week we replaced the belt and not even 2 laps around my yard the new belt was shredded. We were told by the repair man that this mower is the exact mower you would purchase from ******* with the craftsman name on it. We always had craftsman growing up and never had problems but they have clearly lowered their standards. This was a COMPLETE waste of money!
First of all, I use the mulching kit. This tractor cuts perfectly even with the 2 front wheels on the deck. The lights though on the tractor are always on, but I never ride the tractor at night so I don't have to worry about them ever burning out. I am now cutting a couple of neighbors grass and they want me to do it again because the tractor cuts so good. The tractor also uses a small amount of gas. For about a complete acre of cutting grass, the tank is only half empty. I recommend this tractor to everybody. Don't waste money for a **********, this Craftsman is much better!!
Fox Island, WA
I am very happy with this mower. I have only found 1 problem. When I move the seat all the way back to accommodate my 6"1" frame, the seat safety switch disconnects. The last time I moved it all the way back, the small retaining clip broke. I am now required to operate this mower as if I was a lot shorter.
College Station, TX
I must have a riding mower for this acreage, some parts get wild, septic grass gets high/dense, then the time involved in the heat .... ever since 1980. So I've bought one of ALL of those riders offered by many and they die young, always needing something like a baby. This one seemed over powered from the rest owned but the Apr'08 showroom deal $975 couldn't be passed ... and ever since proven to be the best riding mower I've ever owned ... still ticking (knock on wood) Jun'14 with little care and shows no abuse - amazing. Wish list: no inflate tires .... NOTHING ELSE! PERFECT IN EVERY WAY + easy to get parts (if ever needed) from Sears
New Oxford, PA
Nice little tractor except for deck vibration. There are other reviews pointing out this deck vibration but I thought they were overstating a small problem. They were not! The deck shakes the whole tractor including the steering wheel. It is a very annoying problem but I hope by balancing the blades the problem will lessen, however, judging by an earlier review I don't holdout too much hope. I am going to keep the tractor because it has other good qualities and the price was good.
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