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      Craftsman  17.5 HP Briggs & Stratton 42” Riding Mower – Non CA

        Item#  07120373000 | Model#  13AD78XS099

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       Rating 4.5 | 39 Reviews | Write a review
      Reg Price: $1489.99
      Savings: $220.00

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      Reg Price: $1489.99
      Savings: $220.00

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      Specifications & Dimensions

      Overall Item Dimensions: -
      Wheelbase (in.): 31
      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
      Product Overview:
      Color/Finish: Red
      Commercial/Residential: Residential
      General Warranty: 2 Year Unit / 5 Year Frame / 10 Year Front Axle
      Item Weight (lbs.): 518
      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
      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

      Enjoy Your Lawn with a Craftsman 42 in. Riding Mower

      Mowing the lawn is a pleasure with this powerful Craftsman 42 in. 17.5 HP Briggs & Stratton 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 Briggs & Stratton 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


      Overall, others give this:

      39 Reviews Write a review
      32 Reviewers (82.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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      Most Helpful Reviews

      Praise37 found this helpful
      May 23 , 2014
      love this mower
      Great mower, great price,I bought this mower to replace my Craftman riding mower which I had for the last 19 years without any problem, until it suddenly stopped working, so I decided to stick with craftman,I like everything about it except the safety features can be a pain in the *** I am 5'3 so my legs don't reach the pedal as well as I would like so when I lean forward to reach better my **** raise off the seat and it shuts the mower off but if you are a tall person that's good because it gives you lot of leg room.
      Criticism89 found this helpful
      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.


      Poquoson, VA

      Apr 15 , 2015
      Will not take a 3 bin bagger

      This tractor vibrates something terrible. I had a 16 HP Craftsman 42 inch for 15 years. The only time it would vibrate this bad was when it was mulching tall grass and you went to fast. The gas pedal is the worst, it is hard to keep your foot on because of the vibration. You have to stop and replace your foot on the pedal every so often. I had to talk to 3 Sears agents online and by phone before I went to the store to get an answer on the bagger. This tractor does not have a 3 bin bagger option. Only 2 bin. I am returning this tractor and getting model 25081. I hope to have better luck with the 25081.

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      Brewton, AL

      Apr 2 , 2015
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      Riding mower

      Excellent mower

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      West Babylon, NY

      Jan 18 , 2015
      ride on lawnmower

      i walked into sears and found this as a floormodel for $500.00 works perfect. well worth the money. took away hours of yardwork.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      Jan 9 , 2015
      Power to spare

      Fast and easy to use; efficient and effective

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      North Liberty, IN

      Nov 15 , 2014
      solid budget mower

      seems pretty good on first use. there is vibration in the foot pedal though that is a bit annoying. the tighter turn radius is nice.

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      Nov 6 , 2014
      Luv my tractor

      Easy operation and controls

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      Oct 13 , 2014
      riding mower

      i love the craftsman riding lawn mower!!! my wife got it for me and i couldnt be happier. we have a huge yard and it used to take me FOREVER to cut it, but now i can get the job done in a fraction of the time. it rides super smooth and i can easily adjust the blades to the desired height. i have been telling all my buddies how awesome this mower is!!!

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      Tucumcari, NM

      Sep 12 , 2014
      very disapointed

      It was made very cheap. I took it back and got a much better one

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      Angier, NC

      Sep 9 , 2014
      Riding MOwer

      1st, I know very little about riding mowers. However, I trust CRAFTSMAN as I've had a few in my life and they always last exceptionally well. This one is simple, easy to see things to work on or maintain, comfortable as possible (WITH cup holder!) and leaves my yard looking great w/a nice, level, clean cut. The new transmission things are great for altering speed when necessary after getting used to it. NOw, if it only had air conditioning!

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      Lewes, DE

      Sep 3 , 2014

      I bought this Riding Mower for my husband. He seems to really like his mower. He says it cuts the grass just the way he wants it to. Cant wait to us the snow plow. What more can I say. He really likes it

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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