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Craftsman 25581 42" 19 HP Briggs & Stratton Fast Auto TurnTight Riding Mower

Item# 07125581000P | Model# 25581 | Added on November 3, 2015 |
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Craftsman 25581 42" 19 HP Briggs & Stratton Fast Auto TurnTight Riding Mower
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The Perfect Lawn The Craftsman Briggs & Stratton TurnTight riding mower was designed to simplify yard work and make your time spent outdoors more comfortable. With a 42" cutting deck and TurnTight technology, you will be able to handle anything from cutting through tall grass after a heavy rainstorm or trimming an uneven landscape. Mow your yard in no time so you can get back to enjoying your weekend.

  • Ideal for medium to large yards at least 1 acre in size
  • Great for mowing flat lands, maneuvering around obstacles & light hauling
  • Powered by a Platinum series 540cc, 4-cycle Briggs & Stratton Intek OVE engine
  • Automatic transmission delivers a smooth ride
  • TurnTight technology gives you a 6" turning radius to easily maneuver around obstacles, while shortening time between each pass
  • 42" cutting deck
  • 6 easy-to-adjust cutting heights from 1-4" to meet seasonal conditions
  • Deck wash system makes removing clippings and debris from the deck easy
  • Side discharge with mulching and bagging capabilities
  • Max speed of 7.5 mph
  • 8" rear & 6" front anti-scalp gauge wheels protect your deck when encountering uneven or sloped terrain
  • Ergonomic padded 11" mid-back seat reduces bumps and vibrations
  • Includes cup holder
  • Easy-to-fill 2.5 gallon fuel tank helps reduce refueling needs for long days in the yard
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Owner's Manual (1)Product Warranty
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By 4Bubbaswitz
August 8th, 2016
This thing is a BEAST, but mows my lawn nice & level

My old mower was small and under-powered. When it broke it took 3 weeks to get the funds together and pick which mower to but. The comparable engine size and on a Deere, Cadet, or Husqvarna was $150 to $500 more expensive and reliability ratings as good or lower. I have an additional 1/3 of an acre that hasn't been mowed in years. After I had finiahed the other 2/3s of acre I decideded to try the 3 foot tall grass on the highest deck setting and this thing went through it w/o breaking a sweat. hidden in the tall grass was a small tree with 3/4 in trunk. It was too late for me to stop so I went right over it. Tree had 3 trunks at 3/4 of an inch and this tank made mulch of the tree. The part of my lawn that was mowed on a regular basis looked better than it had with my old mowers, and now the back hay field looks better too. With the power to weight ration this mower has, I fully expect to still be using this tank of a mower for more than 20 years. Don't waste time, get one of these. You can't go wrong!!

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By SearsGuy3
August 22nd, 2016
Design Flaw

Just had my Craftsman 42" Tractor delivered today and confirmed the only design flaw that I had suspected. The ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER, when released to disengage the mower blades, snaps back and cracked me directly in the right kneecap twice. THIS LEVER SHOULD BE ABOUT 2-3 inches shorter to alleviate this. I'm telling you this hits HARD and I had to stop mowing and kind of walk it off each time. The manufacturer needs to do a recall and fix this. I used to have an LT2000, and the engage lever was in a much better location on the tractor. I would be grateful if the manufacturer would take this into consideration. 2 stars, but if they fix this, I would give it 5 stars.

37 found this review helpful
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built too break


the steering is not engineered properly it goes too far and turns the wheels sideways. the mandrill also breaks easily it is the housing that holds pully and blade .the carburetor has a steal plate that rusts andclogs up jets is

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Dont trust sears at all


I bought this tractor along with the snowblower attachment. The snowblower has failed me so many times and I paid for a warranty they conveniently cant find !!! I have been given the brush off for a year now, until its past the warranty period!!! Sears should be ashamed !!!

February 19th via
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Teddy Osborne
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If you want a job buy a craftsman mower.


I bought my mower 22hp B&S 42in cut. New I mowed my yard almost one time. I've work on or lawnmower shop worked on it .I have put carb-fuel filter - air -fuel pump -hoses plugs-new gas 2 times val-adjusted -checked magneto. Still doest run the way it should.

October 17th
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Awful Customer Service


Sears or Craftsman can't sell me anything else. This mow had a problem with the pulley a few days short of the warranty being up, I called the number listed in my manual on several days in a row was on hold for over 30 minutes never talked to anyone. Tried calling again over the weekend and only got a recorded message that they were currently closed to call back during regular business hours. So calling back the following Monday, staying on hold for another 30+ minutes the scheduled a repair appt. when repairman got here he trying to tell me I had to pay $300+ because the warranty was up by a couple days. The warranty wasn't up when I kept trying to call a few day before it was and could never talk to anyone. Sears say they have a 24 hour line, well I called the only number listed in my manual to call.

September 29th via
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Nice machine


I've had this for a year now, so it's time to review. Pros: Cuts very well, nice and even. Starts easily. Tight turn feature is very good.
Cons: I don't weigh enough (110) to keep the engine running so I have to put 2 bricks on the seat to sit on. Very uncomfortable. Engine is very clackety-clackety. The backup pedal is difficult for me to use, maybe because I can't put enough pressure on it because the bricks raise me up too high, and you have to press the pedal all the way down to move.

August 23rd via
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