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Craftsman 42" Auto 17.5 HP Briggs & Stratton Riding Mower

Item# 07120373000P | Model# 20373 | Added on December 20, 2013 |
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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
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By Lawndiva
May 23rd, 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.

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By JMayeux0709
July 31st, 2014

Purchased this mower Feb 2013. We have had NOTHING but problems. The deck was crocked and not mowing smoothly. In the year and a half we have had this we have gone through SEVEN belts. Mind you they are $50 a piece! We had the sears man come out to look at it last year and he said all he does is replace belts on these mowers. Something about these mowers shreds the belts. Last week we replaced the belt and not even 2 laps around my yard the new belt was shredded. We were told by the repair man that this mower is the exact mower you would purchase from ******* with the craftsman name on it. We always had craftsman growing up and never had problems but they have clearly lowered their standards. This was a COMPLETE waste of money!

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March 7th



42" Lawn Tractor, Mod 247.88843 purchased 4/13 to replace 14 year old Craftsman Lawn Tractor we had been happy with. New mower ran rougher, was loud, and steering was tight and more difficult to turn than the 13 year old we were replacing. Within a year it was in for repair of broken part that kept blades from spinning. By year three it had a broken crankshaft with a $500 repair tag....I would surmise the victim of cheap made Chinese steel. This is my last Craftsman mower! The quality just is not the same. No way that a $1600 lawn tractor should last for only 3 years, when the first one ran like a boss for 14. I am exceedingly dissatisfied.

November 20th via
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OK for the price


After a season with this mower, I can honestly say, of the 3 riding mowers I've had, this is the noisiest, roughest running, roughest riding. It does have good power and gives an nice even cut. Sears needs to do a better job of QC though. The tires, marked 10 psi max. were ballooned out to 17 psi when I got the mower. And the oil filter, again clearly marked, hang tight only, was torqued on so hard that it had distorted and was leaking oil.

November 7th via
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I just recently bought it an I fired it up and accelerated and it started to backfire help

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Great lawn mower


Great riding mower for a good price. It cuts very well and close and is easy to use.

September 3rd via mobile
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