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Craftsman 20381 42" 19 HP Briggs & Stratton Hydrostatic Auto TurnTight® Riding Mower

Item# 07120381000P | Model# 20381 | Added on December 12, 2013 | Seller:
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Be the King of the Lawn and Your Couch
Conquer any yard with the Craftsman 42 in. Turn Tight® Briggs & Stratton 19 HP hydrostatic auto riding mower. Whether you've got tall grass after a rainstorm or a hilly yard, you'll be able to take it all on without a problem on this riding mower. Obstacles in your way? No problem! This mower lets you avoid your trees, flower beds and play areas with extreme precision. Your favorite spot on the couch will still be warm by the time you return to it.

  • Ideal for medium to large yards at least 1 acre in size
  • Compatible with the Craftsman Smart Lawn app
  • Great for general mowing, all types of terrain & light hauling
  • Powered by a 540cc, 4-cycle Briggs & Stratton engine
  • Hydrostatic automatic transmission means no shifting while navigating hills and turns
  • TurnTight technology gives you a turn radius of 6" for closer edges around your trees and flower beds
  • 42" cutting deck offers multiple cutting heights to mow more grass in less time
  • 6 cutting heights from 1-4" to meet seasonal conditions
  • Deck wash system makes removing clippings and debris from the cutting deck easy
  • Side discharge with mulching and bagging capabilities
  • Max speed of 5.5 mph and cruise control feature
  • 8" rear & 6" front anti-scalp gauge wheels
  • A padded, adjustable seat makes mowing more comfortable
  • Includes cup holder
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By JayHarrison
October 12th, 2014
Good Lawn Tractor

I have a large corner lot and this is just the thing for a senior such as my self to keep my lawn nice.

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By Drewsipher
April 19th, 2014
Ehhh! Blah.

The mower is a little slow especially in reverse. Uneven terrain causes the deck to torque which leaves mower stripes. Turning around trees is nice but if the ground around the tree is not level... the machine tends to push in a strait line. Quite a bit louder than other mowers on the market. Single cylinder engine causes a lot of vibration. Good on gas use. Can't say this is worth the money. I'd look into other brands.

98 found this review helpful
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Shakes with mowing feels light

November 9th via mobile
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Good service - no issues so far


Bought this a few weeks back as my Toro mower had a B&S engine and after sitting for nearly 18 mos, started on the first pull with fresh gas.  Ordered this unit with mulching blades and it was delivered with the blades installed and ready to go. So far everything has worked as expected. A word of caution. The blade engagement lever is spring loaded. Make sure you move your knee out of the way should it slip from your grip. Only took two whacks on my knee to make sure I pull it back and don’t just release it. 
With the instructions came a flyer showing what attachments are available. Very useful. I’m going to give this mower 5 stars for now. Hopefully it will be as dependable as the Toro.

October 26th via mobile
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Mower is great . We have one like this where I work and I drove it and liked it. That was a deciding factor in purchasing this one. Had a craftsman that you hauled away that was purchased in2007 and had no problems that was another factor in purchasing this one and when I saw 25%off that sealed the deal. The delivery guys were also very courteous and polite. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a mower. The mower was very easy to get ready for the first run with no problems.

September 9th
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3 years and no complaints at all


I run this thing at least 2-3 hours every week through our northeast summers and when temps and tempers are high. I am not the most careful person, so, sadly, I've hit high roots and bricks and too many immovable objects that should have shaken the whole thing loose and it just keeps on going. It starts every time and keeps going until I'm done. I'm no expert! I'm a senior woman who just looks for something reliable to cut a difficultly intricate lawn and this has been everything I could want.

September 2nd via
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Good mower - Struggle with Sears' store network


Nothing wrong with the mower as it replaced a 25+ year old Craftsman. What I'm struggling with is Sears' store network. I placed the order online, mower was only available at a "hometown" store. So after getting the mower and accessories home I got some of the old accessories off the old craftsman to fit on the new mower. So I went to my nearest Sears store to return the new accessories and the store (what the associate labeled as a "large" store) could not take them back because "large" stores have no access to "hometown" stores' receipts. After some further study each "hometown" store is independent from all other Sears stores. So just know if parts are bought from a Sears "hometown" store they can only be returned to that exact store.

August 21st via
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