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Craftsman 420cc 30” 6-Speed Rear Engine Riding Mower – Non CA
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Craftsman 420cc 30” 6-Speed Rear Engine Riding Mower – Non CA

Item# 07129000000P | Model# 29000 | Added on January 16, 2013
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420cc 30" 6-Speed Rider Mower Makes Lawns Beautiful Easily and Quickly
A beautiful lawn requires a lot of work, but this Craftsman 420cc 30" 6-speed rider mower takes a lot of that work onto its own 14-gauge welded steel frame. Cut your lawn at speeds reaching up to five miles per hour, and have the ability to change speeds effortlessly with the equipped Shift On the Go manual transmission. Enjoy a tight 18-inch turning radius on Turf Saver tires that are built to be gentle on your grass. Add a bagger or mulch plug (sold separately) to keep clippings for your compost pile or have them ready for recycling with no additional effort.
Five different cutting heights ensure that you get exactly the look you want from the 420cc 30" 6-speed rider mower. Its compact size makes it ideal for smaller yards or tight spaces, while the ease of handling makes outdoor work short and simple. Carry up to 1.3 gallons of gasoline at any time, and check your levels with a glance through the sight glass.

  • An 18 in. turning radius on the Craftsman 6-speed small yard rider provides maneuverability and stability
  • Engine features full pressure lubrication and spin-on oil filter to promote longer life
  • Manageable 30 in. wide, single blade cutting deck offers great cutting performance along with the ability to fit through smaller spaces like gates and store more easily
  • Turf Saver Tires help prevent skidding do your grass isn’t damaged while turning
  • A deck wash system cleans
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55 found this review helpful
by BobfromtheBeach
March 29th, 2013
Great Product

This mower is not good for a "Mechanically Mentally Challenged" people. Most people who buy it and don't like it are most likely attempting to have it do more that its design limits. Answer: buy a bigger mower. But for a half acre or less its great. The only thing I didn't like about it was the "pain in the backside" reverse engine cutoff switch. This cuts the engine if you put it in reverse with the blade engaged. But a simple examine of the F/N/R shift rod showed me how it worked and an easy non-evasive solution to this problem - a piece of 3/8 in. plastic tubing three inches long placed over the shift rod to insulate it from touching the engine cutoff contact solved this problem. Once I engineered this, I then bought the mower. The transmission and clutch is a bit touchy until the mower gets broken-in a bit. But after a half of a season it runs very smooth. The mulcher (extra purchase) feature is great too.

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63 found this review helpful
by Jimco
March 22nd, 2013
Not Good

Does a good job cutting, but the motor was cutting out. Service man came out, ordered a carburetor. Hasn't installed yet, but it ran good enough so I was using it, something happened and now can't even get the motor to turn over. Taking it back to Sears, if they will give me a new one I will try it, but if not want my money back :-(

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Janetrome

My own mower

The mower is great. I had purchased one second hand about 7 years ago and that one was perfect for my size yard. I had moved so I sold the mower to my tenant. Now I am back living in my house and I purchased the exact same mower as I had before. I think it is a great mower, very reliable and the perfect size for my yard. I love it. It does a great job and with the rear engine, I am able to cut close on fence lines and around trees. I am a female and I think it is perfect for a female.

25 days ago via mobile
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Ronpena

Great Mower

It's a wonderful mower and a great purchase , easy to handle and it drives great.

August 29th via sears.com
17 of 17 found this review helpful.
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13fifi10

My Review

I have had nothing but trouble since my purchase of this mower in 2012. My mower will not continue to run more than app. 20 minutes at a time. The carburetor was replaced August of 13. It then worked fine for about 8 months' but now the mower is doing the same as it did before. Each time I've called for service (on the service maintenance plan) it is nearly always a 2 week waiting period and have also had to reschedule twice making a bigger delay.

August 28th via sears.com
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shuthrbug

Rear mower

Good mower for small yard, 1/2 acre, not for thick grass.had for 2 weeks and no issues thus far.

August 19th via sears.com
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flong5168

riding lawn mower

Never received a operation manual. I totally enjoy the mower. It is a pleasure to use and the operation is excellent

August 15th via sears.com
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prlowell-joink.com

new mower a big help

Having developed some health problems, I could no longer walk behind my self-propelled walk-behind mower. This was an ideal solution, since it is small enough for a small yard, but workable for someone who is physically limited.

August 12th via sears.com
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Mikie6794

R1000 - Rear Engine Riding Mower

I must say, this little riding mower is a great! little runner. I have used it twice already and it's taken me roughly 35 minutes to cut my backyard. When using my EZ-walk lawnmower, it would take me almost an 1 1/2 hours.

August 11th via sears.com
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PRINCE1940

RIDING MOWER 30 INCH

I LOVE IT FITS EASY TRU MY GATES NOW I WON'T HAVE TO CHANGE THEM LOVE THE SNUB NOSE I CAN SEE ALL AROUND ME AND EASY TO OPERATE. LOVE THE GRASS BAGS SAVES PICKING THE GRASS THANK YOU

August 11th via sears.com | The reviewer indicated they are affiliated with this product
3 of 3 found this review helpful.
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bt3

Great little riding mower. Does the job and than some.

August 8th via sears.com
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drken2

Love this mower!

Love this mower! I even mowed my neighbor's yard the day I got my mower.

August 6th via sears.com
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Loretta_rob

Not what I needed

This mower did perform well but it was too small and lighweight for my property. I ended up returning it for a larger model which I love. The return process was easy and quick.

July 31st via sears.com
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Lilcajun

great lawnmower

I just purchased this riding mower. After cutting the lawn twice....I can see that I will be very pleased with it. The turning radius is very sharp and it cuts very nice. The size of the mower is perfect for a small yard such as mine but yet can still be good for larger yards as well. It is very easy to handle for a person who doesn't have much strength. It has a water hose connection that allows cleaning the cutting table which is easy to connect. I would prefer if the gear change leaver was on the side like my old mower, but I know it's just a matter of getting used to it. I would recommend this mower for anyone considering what you get for the price.

July 31st via sears.com
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Roy_L

Does what it is supposed to do

Quick starting and easy to control. The steering is almost too easy, so you have to pay attention. With the mulching plug it does a nice job, It doesn't chop too fine, but it does scatter the clippings in a way that you won't create those little piles. The clutch is very tight, so it will jump no matter how slowly you release it. It was easy to disable the reverse switch that will kill the engine if you try to backup with the blade engaged. Check u-tube for a nice review on the mower and to see how to unplug that switch. I am impressed with this mower, and I hope it holds up well. I bought the 3-year warranty, and I am not happy about that, but you need it with this mower. Still, the price was right, and so far it does a good job.

July 29th via craftsman.com
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thomaspshep

craftsman mower

Nice mower that cuts grass nice. id dont care for having to disengage the blade when using reverse

July 28th via sears.com | The reviewer indicated they are affiliated with this product
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disappoining

Not good

This item was not a good purchase and has been broke down more than it has worked. Problems range from steering to the way it cuts. Poorly designed and not worth the money! Service men that come out get rude to avoid having to come back!

July 25th via sears.com | The reviewer indicated they are affiliated with this product
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Lisozpy

Great mower

Good price. Right size for our yard.

July 25th via sears.com
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keystonebiker

420cc 30? 6-Speed Rear Engine Riding Mower ? Non CA

Works great, easy to handle.

July 24th via sears.com
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tonyzip

Troubleshooting Tip if engine stops

Great trouble shooting tip we found on YouTube...just bought the mower and have been happy with it. Our mower stopped suddenly in the middle of mowing yesterday and we checked a million things trying to figure out what was wrong. On a YouTube review, we found a mention of a safety switch on the right side plastic shute that was our exact issue! We had bumped something in the yard while mowing and knocked the chute away from the safety switch. A quick loosening and adjustment of the shute and the mower started right up!

July 23rd via sears.com
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pete007

UGGGH

Bought it on 6/23/2014. Decided to mow the grass on 6/27/2014. Checked the oil started without a problem. Having to disengage the PTO when backing up is a pain. But I was going straight tried to turn right and the mower happily kept going straight. Stopped the mower and guess what the steering wheel and shaft came out in my hands. Looks like a bolt holding the steering wheel and shaft to the steering gear box shaft had fallen out. Uggh! Took the front covers off and found a bolt laying there. Took the bolt and found a nut that would work on it. The bolt is threaded and doesn't even have a shoulder so the threads won't garbage up holes in the shafts. To make matters worse Sears didn't have any in boxes so I had to take one that was assembled. The first one wasn't showing any oil on the dipstick. So rather than getting me oil they wheeled out a different one. Now the only question is do I call sears for service or do I go get the correct bolt and install it myself. I wonder if they would send me the correct bolt and nut for me to install?

July 23rd via sears.com
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survey

it fits nicely through my 36in shed door opening

July 17th via sears.com
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Carolyn Gannon
How do I order bagger for Model 29000
by Carolyn Gannon 
May 5th, 2013
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The item number is 71-24069, it can be ordered onl;ine or at any Sears store.
Answered in 4 hours
by Sears Houma
May 5th, 2013
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