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Enjoy Your Lawn with a Craftsman 42 in. Riding Mower See the best selling attachments for this Riding Mower Mowing the lawn is a pleasure with this powerful Craftsman 42 in. 17.5 HP Briggs & Stratton Gold Series (TM) Engine 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-adjust 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 557cc, 17.5 HP 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 2-year limited warranty, plus a 5-year warranty on the frame and a 10-year warranty on the front axle

*As rated by the engine manufacturer

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Terrain Type Uneven, Steep, Flat, Hilly, Obstacles
Cutting Height Minimum (in.) 1.5
Cutting Positions 5
Accepts Bagger Yes
Snow Blade or Thrower Capable None
Ground-Engaging Attach. No
General Features:
Tractor Grade Lawn Tractor
Fuel System:
Headlights Yes
Speed Control Foot pedal
Blade Engagement Type Manual
Front Axle Material Steel
Step Thru Frame Yes
Number of Wheels 4
Power Steering None
Frame Material Steel
Frame Type Fully welded
Controls and Features:
Location All other
Appliance Features:
Mulch Kit Part Number #33748
Gauge Accessory:
Blade Width (in.) 19
Blade Material Steel
Discharge Location Side
Cutting Deck & Blade:
Overall Item Dimensions 70 x 47 x 35.5
Cutting Width (In.) 42
Deckwash System No
Cutting Height Maximum (in.) 4
Number of Cutting Blades 2
Cutting Deck Material Steel
Number of Deck Anti-Scalp Gauge Wheels 2
Wheelbase (in.) 31
Item Weight (lbs.) 518
Blade Type Bag, Mulch, Side Discharge
Anti-Scalp Gauge Wheels Yes
General Warranty 2 Year Unit / 5 Year Frame / 10 Year Front Axle
Commercial/Residential Residential
Cutting Height Adjustment Type Hand Lever
Cutting Deck Nose Roller No
Color/Finish Red
Accessory or Attachment:
Fuel Gauge Location None
Fuel Type Gasoline
Hauling Equipment Light Hauling, Heavy Hauling
Adjustable Seat Yes
Seat Size Mid Back
Fuel Capacity (gal.) 1.5
Arm Rests No
2 Bin Bagger Part Number #24019
Cup Holder Yes
Gauges N/A
Cruise Control No
Blade Lift Manual
Drive System:
Engine Cycles 4-cycle
Cylinder Liner Cast iron
Transmission Type Automatic
Engine Displacement (cc) 500
Maximum Reverse Speed (mph) 2.3
Turn Tight No
Horsepower 17.5
Air Filter Type Dual
Electronic Ignition Yes
Engine Brand Briggs & Stratton(r)
Engine Lubrication System Pressurized
Rear Tire Size 20 x 8 in.
Oil Filter Type Spin On
Cooling System Type Air Cooled
Front Tire Size 15 x 6 in.
Overhead Valve Engine Yes
Number of Cylinders 1
Convenience Features:
CARB Compliant Not Compliant with Cali. Air Resource Board
Product Overview:
Turning Radius (in.) 18
Mow in Reverse Yes
Steering Wheel Type Standard
Maximum Forward Speed (mph) 5.5


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