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Craftsman  17.5 HP 42” Auto Transmission Riding Mower – non CA

  Item#  07120373000 | Model#  13AD78XS099

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Reg Price: $1489.99
Savings: $340.00
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Specifications & Dimensions

Cutting Deck & Blade:
Anti-Scalp Gauge Wheels: Yes
Blade Material: Steel
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 Positions: 5
Cutting Width (In.): 42
Deckwash System: No
Discharge Location: Side
Number of Cutting Blades: 2
Number of Deck Anti-Scalp Gauge Wheels: 2
Controls and Features:
Blade Engagement Type: Manual
Blade Lift: Manual
Cruise Control: No
Overall Item Dimensions: -
Wheelbase (in.): 31
Product Overview:
Color/Finish: Red
Commercial/Residential: Residential
General Warranty: 2 Year Unit / 5 Year Frame / 10 Year Front Axle
Terrain Type: Flat, Uneven, Hilly, Steep, Obstacles
Frame Material: Steel
Frame Type: Fully welded
Front Axle Material: Steel
Number of Wheels: 4
Step Thru Frame: Yes
Drive System:
Maximum Forward Speed (mph): 5.5
Maximum Reverse Speed (mph): 2.3
Mow in Reverse: Yes
Steering Wheel Type: Standard
Transmission Type: Automatic
Turning Radius (in.): 18
Turn Tight: No
Air Filter Type: Dual
Cooling System Type: Air Cooled
Cylinder Liner: Cast iron
Electronic Ignition: Yes
Engine Brand: Briggs & Stratton(r)
Engine Cycles: 4-cycle
Engine Lubrication System: Pressurized
Engine Displacement (cc): 500
Horsepower: 17.5
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
Accepts Bagger: Yes
Ground-Engaging Attach.: No
Hauling Equipment: Heavy Hauling, Light Hauling
Mulch Kit Part Number: #33748
Snow Blade or Thrower Capable: None
Fuel System:
Fuel Capacity (gal.): 1.5
Fuel Gauge Location: None
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Power Steering: None
Gauge Accessory:
Gauges: N/A
Convenience Features:
Cup Holder: Yes
Headlights: Yes
Speed Control: Foot pedal
CARB Compliant: Not Compliant with Cali. Air Resource Board
Location: All other
Adjustable Seat: Yes
Arm Rests: No
Seat Size: Mid Back


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Product Description

The Craftsman 17.5HP Riding Mower with 42 Inch Deck Delivers Power & Efficiency

Sitting at the wheel of the Craftsman 42 inch deck riding mower you will never again wonder if your riding mower has what it takes. With a 500cc, 17.5 horsepower Briggs & Stratton Gold engine, there’s plenty of power to cut grass across all types of terrain along with some hauling capabilities to give you options of getting more work done around the yard like rolling or aerating. The automatic transmission is smoothly controlled through a pedal, delivering up to 5.5 mph forward speed and 2.3 mph speed in reverse. The gear selector is easily reached on the right fender.

The fully welded 14 gauge steel frame and the steel front axle on the Craftsman 17.5HP riding mower with 42 inch deck offer great stability and durability as the 11 inch mid back seat is adjustable to make your time mowing the lawn as comfortable as possible. Twin 19 inch blades in the 42 inch, 13 gauge steel cutting deck cut and are ready to mulch with the optional mulching kit (#33748). The blades engage manually as does the cutting deck through five cutting heights, from 1.5 inches to 4 inches, making it easier to manicure your lawn to your preference. If mulching or discharging clippings isn’t your thing, the deck also accepts an optional bagger. The 18 inch turn radius helps make this riding mower nimble, and the turf saver tires keep from scouring your grass off the dirt while turning to reduce unsightly bare spots at the end of your runs.

  • The Craftsman 42 inch deck riding mower mows in forward and reverse with mulching and bagging capabilities (accessories not included)
  • Automatic transmission and speed is easily controlled through a foot pedal
  • The braking system operates with a pedal and lever lock for added security
  • Easily mow around objects, trees, gardens and shrubs with the 18 inch turning radius
  • Capable of mowing on hilly, uneven and flat terrain, perfect for just about any yard
  • Integrated cup holder on the fender helps beat the summer heat
  • 14 gauge steel frame is durable yet easy to step through
  • Enjoy a 2 year over all warranty, along with 5 year warranty on the frame and 10 year warranty on the front axle

Added on December 20, 2013


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Dry Ridge, KY

Mar 16 , 2014
Deck Vibration

The deck has way to much vibration for a new mower, I checked the blades, pulleys, and belt. Im going to pull the blades off and engage the PTO and see if the deck still vibrates like crazy. Definitely needs a ON/OFF Switch for the lights, and an Hour Meter. This is my first new Craftsman mower, I don't know how much better the more expensive models are. But if you can afford it, go with a better model (If the vibration isn't as bad.) (Customer service just said bring it back) I don't believe this will solve the issue. As i believe all of these models will do this. I understand it is one of the cheaper models, but i don't believe Craftsman should skimp on one of the most important parts of a mower.

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