2016 Craftsman Yard Tractor Line-Up – One Now With Power Steering!

One of the best ways to dust the snow off this blog is to tell you what’s new for 2016.

I always start the year off with what’s new at Craftsman. I’m going to do something new this year and publish four articles. No reviews. Just my opinions and the facts as given to me by Craftsman.

2016 Garden Tractors: Read About them here: Large areas to mow, big tires for rough lawns, 4 of the 5 models will handle all attachments including ground engaging attachments like harrows and pull-behind tillers.

2016 Yard Tractors: This Article: Normal size lawns, easy to use, better engines, 5 or 6 inch Turn-Tight Steering. Will handle most attachments except ground-engaging.

2016 Lawn Tractors: Read About them here: Small yards, great value mower. Good engines, standard steering. Will handle bagging and light pull behind attachments.

2016 Craftsman Zero-Turn Mowers: The article will come later: Craftsman now has residential, Craftsman Pro and Steering wheel versions!

Craftsman Yard Tractors are arguably the best lawn tractor for people who don’t want a zero-turn mower.  They are rugged, affordable, and offer the flexibility to do all the yard tasks around your 1/3 to 5 acre property. With the 5 or 6 inch radius Turn-Tight Steering they can be a better alternative than a residential zero-turn for most people.

For 2016 Craftsman will offer five Pro Series Yard Tractors, two 3000 Series Yard Tractors and two 2000 Series Lawn Tractors. I’ll start with the best deal and work down to the most economical.

1. Craftsman Pro Series 24 HP V-Twin Kohler 46” Yard Tractor  with 5 inch Turn Tight Steering

SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $1999 ish
See Actual Sale Price Here. Be sure to check the special offers tab for extra savings and deals like free home delivery! Craftsman Pro Series 46″ Hydrostatic 24 HP V-Twin Kohler Riding Mower with Turn Tight Extreme

 This may be the best deal on a lawn tractor for 2016! This lawn tractor tied with the $3199 John Deere X350 last year for Consumer Reports Top Rated Lawn Tractor.  Your pick for the best lawn tractor for your 1/2 to 2 acre lawn just became an easy choice. If you could have one of the best cutting lawn tractors on the market for $1000 less than what the green tractor dealer wants you to pay – which one would you pick? In addition to a great lawn tractor in home service is offered through Sears Home Repair. Scheduling your service, maintenance parts or repair parts are available 24/7 through sears.com, searpartsdirect.com and 1-800-4MY-HOME.

20442From sears.com:  The New Craftsman Pro 24 HP* V-Twin Kohler 46” Riding Mower is built to perform and built to last with Turn Tight™ Extreme. A Craftsman Exclusive, Turn Tight Extreme™ technology provides the tightest turning radius in the industry on non-zero turn riding mowers with the ability to achieve a 5″ turning radius. A powerful V-twin Kohler 7000 Elite Series engine runs smooth for a comfortable operation. Kohler Consistent-Cut™ technology excels in tall grass, and hilly terrain, for the perfect cut. The Kohler Elite Series engines feature a pro-grade oil and fuel filter for longer engine life, and a platinum spark plug for more reliable starting.

The Craftsman Pro 46″ Riding Mower is equipped with a reinforced cutting system. Featuring a deep-domed and curved design that produces optimal airflow for excellent cutting performance. The spring-loaded lift system provides low-effort height adjustments and the heavy-duty brackets add stability needed for an even cut. Engineered to prolong belt life and a simple deck removal makes maintenance quick and easy.

Turn Tight™ Extreme – 5″ turning radius is the tightest turning radius on non-zero turn riding mowers in the industry
Spring-assisted lift system provides 12 cutting positions – 1″ to 4″
24 HP* Kohler 7000 Elite Engine
46″ Reinforced Cutting System
Foot Pedal Hydrostatic Transmission is optimized for smooth and quiet operation
Craftsman Cast-Iron Front Axle with Lifetime Warranty
Speed up to 5.5 MPH
Additional Attachments Sold Separately – Mulch Kit (32293)Bagger (24019), Craftsman’s Best Dump Cart (30440), The Best Lawn Sweeper (24644), Rear Mount Dethatcher (24315), Fertilizer Spreader, (24321), Snow Blade (24441), Snow Thrower (24837+11904 kit), all Craftsman Attachments

Vendor: MTD
Brand: Craftsman Pro Series
Series: T8200
2016 49 State Item number: 20442
2015 49 State Item number: 20442
CA Item number 2016: 20242
CA Item number 2015: NA

Defects WARRANTY: 2 Years
FRONT AXLE WARRANTY: Lifetime
FRAME WARRANTY: 5 Years

2. NEW! Craftsman Pro Series 24 HP V-Twin Kohler 46” Yard Tractor with 5 inch Turn Tight Electric Power Steering

SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $2449 ish
See Actual Sale Price Here. Be sure to check the special offers tab for extra savings! Craftsman Pro Series 46″ Hydrostatic 24 HP V-Twin Kohler Power Steering Riding Mower

20439L In my opinion this tractor is the biggest news item in the lawn tractor market for 2016! This is the first lawn tractor under $4000 with power steering!

I stated above that the 20442 was the best deal but this may actually have that tractor beat! This lawn tractor has all the benefits of the 20442 plus power steering! This lawn tractor (minus the power steering) tied with the $3199 John Deere X350 last year for Consumer Reports Top Rated Lawn Tractor.  Your pick for the best lawn tractor for your 1/2 to 2 acre lawn just became a no-brainer. The best bagging, mulching and side discharge deck,. 5 inch turning radius with the Turn Tight Extreme and power steering for less than $2500!

I’ve been looking at buying a steering wheel zero-turn for my one acre yard but with the introduction of this new lawn tractor I am going to have to reconsider my decision. My wife and I do  lot of landscaping and we are constantly pulling a good sized yard cart around with rocks, landscape bricks and bags of mulch. 
 

Electric power steering units are expensive. If you wanted to do this yourself to your lawn tractor, ATV, UTV or golf cart the parts alone would cost $750-$1200.  So in my opinion the additional $500 is Craftsman basically selling you this option at cost. This is the first time that I am aware of that a brand has kept the price under $3500. 

From sears.com: The New Craftsman Pro 24 HP* V-Twin Kohler 46” Riding Mower is built to perform and built to last with Turn Tight™ Extreme. A Craftsman Exclusive, Turn Tight Extreme™ technology provides the tightest turning radius in the industry on non-zero turn riding mowers with the ability to achieve a 5″ turning radius. A powerful V-twin Kohler 7000 Elite Series engine runs smooth for a comfortable operation. Kohler Consistent-Cut™ technology excels in tall grass, and hilly terrain, for the perfect cut. The Kohler Elite Series engines feature a pro-grade oil and fuel filter for longer engine life, and a platinum spark plug for more reliable starting.

The Craftsman Pro 46″ Riding Mower is equipped with a reinforced cutting system. Featuring a deep-domed and curved design that produces optimal airflow for excellent cutting performance. The spring-loaded lift system provides low-effort height adjustments and the heavy-duty brackets add stability needed for an even cut. Engineered to prolong belt life and a simple deck removal makes maintenance quick and easy.

Electric Power Steering
Turn Tight™ Extreme – 5″ turning radius is the tightest turning radius on non-zero turn riding mowers in the industry
Spring-assisted lift system provides 12 cutting positions – 1″ to 4″
24 HP* Kohler 7000 Elite Engine
46″ Reinforced Cutting System
Foot Pedal Hydrostatic Transmission is optimized for smooth and quiet operation
Craftsman Cast-Iron Front Axle with Lifetime Warranty
Speed up to 5.5 MPH
Additional Attachments Sold Separately – Mulch Kit (32293)Bagger (24019), Craftsman’s Best Dump Cart (30440), The Best Lawn Sweeper (24644), Rear Mount Dethatcher (24315), Fertilizer Spreader, (24321), Snow Blade (24441), Snow Thrower (24837+11904 kit), all Craftsman Attachments

Vendor: MTD
Brand: Craftsman Pro Series
Series: T8600
2016 49 State Item number: 20439
2015 49 State Item number: NA
CA Item number 2016: NA
CA Item number 2015: NA

Defects WARRANTY: 2 Years
FRONT AXLE WARRANTY: Lifetime
FRAME WARRANTY: 5 Years

3. Craftsman Pro Series 26 HP V-Twin Kohler 54” Yard Tractor with 5 inch Turn Tight Steering

SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $2249 ish
See Actual Sale Price Here. Be sure to check the special offers tab for extra savings! Craftsman Pro Series 54″ Hydrostatic 26 HP V-Twin Kohler Riding Mower with Turn Tight Extreme

20444This is a good yard tractor and a good deck but I m not a big fan of a large deck on a yard tractor.  You really need larger tires and a wider stance for this size deck.  So, this tractor is the best for very few people and I will only recommend it for large, flat, smooth lawns. In other words, if you have a 3-5 acre lawn that is very smooth and does not have many dips and bumps this may be a good choice. Think soccer field or baseball field smooth. If you have a “normal” large lawn with dips, swales, and mounds I strongly suggest the 20445 Pro Series Garden Tractor instead.

From sears.com:  The New Craftsman Pro 26 HP*V-Twin Kohler 54” Riding Mower is built to perform and built to last with Turn Tight™ Extreme. A Craftsman Exclusive, Turn Tight Extreme™ technology provides the tightest turning radius in the industry on non-zero turn riding mowers with the ability to achieve a 5″ turning radius. A powerful V-twin Kohler 7000 Elite Series engine runs smooth for a comfortable operation. Kohler Consistent-Cut™ technology excels in tall grass, and hilly terrain, for the perfect cut. The Kohler Elite Series engines feature a pro-grade oil and fuel filter for longer engine life, and a platinum spark plug for more reliable starting.

The Craftsman Pro 54″ Riding Mower is equipped with a reinforced cutting system. Featuring a deep-domed and curved design that produces optimal airflow for excellent cutting performance. The spring-loaded lift system provides low-effort height adjustments and the heavy-duty brackets add stability needed for an even cut. Engineered to prolong belt life and a simple deck removal makes maintenance quick and easy.
Turn Tight™ Extreme – 5″ turning radius is the tightest turning radius on non-zero turn riding mowers in the industry
Spring-assisted lift system provides 12 cutting positions – 1″ to 4″
26 HP* Kohler 7000 Elite Engine
54″ Reinforced Cutting System
Foot Pedal Hydrostatic Transmission is optimized for smooth and quiet operation
Craftsman Exclusive Cast-Iron Front Axle with Lifetime Warranty
Speed up to 5.5 MPH
Additional Attachments Sold Separately – Mulch Kit (30216), Bagger (24080)Craftsman’s Best Dump Cart (30440), The Best Lawn Sweeper (24644), Rear Mount Dethatcher (24315), Fertilizer Spreader, (24321), Snow Blade (24441), Snow Thrower (24837+11904 kit), all Craftsman Attachments

Vendor: MTD
Brand: Craftsman Pro Series
Series: T8400
2016 49 State Item number: 20444
2015 49 State Item number: 20444
CA Item number 2016: NA
CA Item number 2015: NA

Defects WARRANTY: 2 Years
FRONT AXLE WARRANTY: Lifetime
FRAME WARRANTY: 5 Years

4. Craftsman Pro Series 22 HP V-Twin Kohler 42” Yard Tractor  with 5 inch Turn Tight Steering

SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $1799 ish
See Actual Sale Price Here. Be sure to check the special offers tab for extra savings! Craftsman Pro Series 42″ Hydrostatic 22 HP V-Twin Kohler Riding Mower with Turn Tight Extreme

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If you really want a Craftsman Pro and the 46 inch is just too big for you this is the best alternative. You get all of the tractor features of the 46 inch Model 20442 with a good cutting 42 inch deck.

From sears.com:   The New Craftsman Pro 22 HP* V-Twin Kohler 42” Riding Mower is built to perform and built to last with Turn Tight™ Extreme. A Craftsman Exclusive, Turn Tight Extreme™ technology provides the tightest turning radius in the industry on non-zero turn riding mowers with the ability to achieve a 5″ turning radius. A powerful V-twin Kohler 7000 Elite Series engine runs smooth for a comfortable operation. Kohler Consistent-Cut™ technology excels in tall grass, and hilly terrain, for the perfect cut. The Kohler Elite Series engines feature a pro-grade oil and fuel filter for longer engine life, and a platinum spark plug for more reliable starting.

The Craftsman Pro 42″ Riding Mower is equipped with a reinforced cutting system. Featuring a deep-domed and curved design that produces optimal airflow for excellent cutting performance. The spring-loaded lift system provides low-effort height adjustments and the heavy-duty brackets add stability needed for an even cut. Engineered to prolong belt life and a simple deck removal makes maintenance quick and easy.

Turn Tight™ Extreme – 5″ turning radius is the tightest turning radius on non-zero turn riding mowers in the industry
Spring-assisted lift system provides 12 cutting positions – 1″ to 4″
22 HP* Kohler 7000 Elite Engine
42″ Reinforced Cutting System
Foot Pedal Hydrostatic Transmission is optimized for smooth and quiet operation
Craftsman Exclusive Cast-Iron Front Axle with Lifetime Warranty
Speed up to 5.5 MPH
Additional Attachments Sold Separately – Mulch Kit (33921),  Bagger (24019), Craftsman’s Best Dump Cart (30440), The Best Lawn Sweeper (24644), Rear Mount Dethatcher (24315), Fertilizer Spreader, (24321), Snow Blade (24441), Snow Thrower (24837+11904 kit), all Craftsman Attachments

Vendor: MTD
Brand: Craftsman Pro Series
Series: T8000
2016 49 State Item number: 20440
2015 49 State Item number: 20440
CA Item number 2016: NA
CA Item number 2015: NA

Defects WARRANTY: 2 Years
FRONT AXLE WARRANTY: Lifetime
FRAME WARRANTY: 5 Years

5. NEW! Craftsman Pro Series 20 HP V-Twin Kohler 42” Yard Tractor (No Turn Tight Steering)

SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $1649 ish
See Actual Sale Price Here. Be sure to check the special offers tab for extra savings! Craftsman Pro Series 42″ Hydrostatic 20 HP V-Twin Kohler Riding Mower

20438

Enough people stated last year that they wanted the Craftsman Pro but really did not want the 5 inch Turn Tight steering that Craftsman has introduced this model just for them.  It has all the features of the other Craftsman Pro Series except the Turn-Tight Extreme steering. It also has a smaller 20 HP V-Twin Kohler 7000 Elite engine. If you want a quality lawn tractor that the same as a John Deere his makes this tractor one of the better deals.

From sears.com:   The New Craftsman Pro 20 HP* V-Twin Kohler 42” Riding Mower is built to performance standards that will surely provide an outstanding mower experience all season long. Adding to the machine’s durability, the cast iron front axle is just one of the many features that stands true to Craftsman quality. A powerful V-twin Kohler 7000 Elite Series engine runs smooth for a comfortable operation. Kohler Consistent-Cut™ technology excels in tall grass, and hilly terrain, for the perfect cut. The Kohler Elite Series engines feature a pro-grade oil and fuel filter for longer engine life, and a platinum spark plug for more reliable starting.

The Craftsman Pro 42″ Riding Mower is equipped with a reinforced cutting system. Featuring a deep-domed and curved design that produces optimal airflow for excellent cutting performance. The spring-loaded lift system provides low-effort height adjustments and the heavy-duty brackets add stability needed for an even cut. Engineered to prolong belt life and a simple deck removal makes maintenance quick and easy.

From sears.com

From sears.com

Spring-assisted lift system provides 12 cutting positions – 1″ to 4″
20 HP* Kohler 7000 Elite Engine
42″ Reinforced Cutting System
Foot Pedal Hydrostatic Transmission is optimized for smooth and quiet operation
Speed up to 5.5 MPH
Additional Attachments Sold Separately – Mulch Kit (33921)Bagger (24019), Craftsman’s Best Dump Cart (30440), The Best Lawn Sweeper (24644), Rear Mount Dethatcher (24315), Fertilizer Spreader, (24321), Snow Blade (24441), Snow Thrower (24837+11904 kit), all Craftsman Attachments

Vendor: MTD
Brand: Craftsman Pro Series
Series: T7800
2016 49 State Item number: 20438
2015 49 State Item number: NA
CA Item number 2016: NA
CA Item number 2015: NA

Defects WARRANTY: 2 Years
FRONT AXLE WARRANTY: Lifetime
FRAME WARRANTY: 5 Years

3000 Series Craftsman Yard Tractors

1. Craftsman 22 HP V-Twin Briggs & Stratton Platinum 48” Yard Tractor with 6 inch Turn Tight Steering

SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $1749 ish
See Actual Sale Price Here. Be sure to check the special offers tab for extra savings! Craftsman 48″ Fast Automatic 22 HP V-Twin Briggs & Stratton Riding Mower with Turn Tight

20391The Craftsman Pro Series has been getting so much attention that you may not know that there is a red Craftsman line. These are the original yard tractors. They have been around for a few years and are a great alternative to the Pro line.  The 48 inch version here has a Briggs & Stratton Platinum engine that will last longer than the B&S Intek found on other brands. I highly recommend this engine if you have hills. In addition the Fast Automatic is one of the strongest transmissions available for this size lawn tractor. You will never have to worry about it wearing out.

Paul’s Note: This transmission has had constant improvements over the last three years so when reading reviews on the Internet be aware that any transmission issues have been corrected. In reality, the transmission itself has been reliable> It was things like a captive nut popping off the linkage, a part of the linkage that was not strong enough and a gear noise that new owners were not used to that caused the poor reviews. Those issues have all been fixed and the transmission you get in your new tractor will last you years. This transmission is stronger than the hydro’s that came before it and Craftsman and the transmission manufacture have worked closely together to give you the best trans you can get in a lawn tractor. 

From sears.com:  Craftsman 48 in. Turn Tight® Fast Riding Mower Gets You Around Obstacles in Comfort with the Craftsman 48 in. 22 HP Turn Tight® fast riding mower, you can sit on an adjustable, cushioned seat while getting your yard work done. You will even have a cup holder to keep a nice cold beverage at hand. With cruise control and automatic shifting, there is very little work involved when running this mower. Get a low 1 in. cut or up to 4 in. cut without breaking a sweat.

One of the best things about the Craftsman 48 in. Turn Tight® fast riding mower is that obstacles like decks, water features and flower beds are no longer a hassle. You get a 6 in. turn radius that will let you handle all of your corners with ease. You also can keep your mower clean over the summer, thanks to a deck washing system. When winter comes, the snow plow and thrower-compatible tractor can handle all of your snow removal needs as well.

Craftsman 48 in. 22 HP Turn Tight® fast riding mower has a 6 in. turn radius
Keeping your deck clean is easy with the deck washing system
Snow plow and snow thrower compatible
Minimum 1 in. and maximum 4 in. blade height
7.5 mph top speed so you can get the job done fast
Cruise control so the tractor does most of the work for you
Wide tires protect your lawn as you cut it

Vendor: Husqvarna
Brand: Craftsman
Series: T3200
2016 49 State Item number: 20391
2015 49 State Item number: 20391
CA Item number 2016: 20392
CA Item number 2015: 20392

Defects WARRANTY: 2 Years
FRONT AXLE WARRANTY: Lifetime
FRAME WARRANTY: 5 Years

Additional Attachments Sold Separately – Mulch Kit (24148)Bagger (24916), Craftsman’s Best Dump Cart (30440), The Best Lawn Sweeper (24644), Rear Mount Dethatcher (24315), Fertilizer Spreader, (24321), Snow Blade (24441), Snow Thrower (24837+11904 kit), all Craftsman Attachments

2. Craftsman 22 HP V-Twin Briggs & Stratton Platinum 42” Yard Tractor with 6 inch Turn Tight Steering

SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $1549 ish
See Actual Sale Price Here. Be sure to check the special offers tab for extra savings! Craftsman 42″ Fast Automatic 22 HP V-Twin Briggs & Stratton Riding Mower with Turn Tight

20390

The Craftsman Pro Series has been getting so much attention that you may not know that there is a red Craftsman line. These are the original yard tractors. They have been around for a few years and are a great alternative to the Pro line.  The 42 inch version here has a Briggs & Stratton Platinum engine that will last longer than the B&S Intek found on other brands. I highly recommend this engine if you have hills. In addition the Fast Automatic is one of the strongest transmissions available for this size lawn tractor. You will never have to worry about it wearing out.

Paul’s Note: This transmission has had constant improvements over the last three years so when reading reviews on the Internet be aware that any transmission issues have been corrected. In reality, the transmission itself has been reliable> It was things like a captive nut popping off the linkage, a part of the linkage that was not strong enough and a gear noise that new owners were not used to that caused the poor reviews. Those issues have all been fixed and the transmission you get in your new tractor will last you years. This transmission is stronger than the hydro’s that came before it and Craftsman and the transmission manufacture have worked closely together to give you the best trans you can get in a lawn tractor. 

From sears.com:   Craftsman 42 in. Turn Tight® Fast Riding Mower A Machine For All Seasons

Whether you’re wading through the weeds after the spring rains or clearing the driveway after a winter storm, the Craftsman 42 in. 22 HP Turn Tight® fast riding lawn mower has the power to make quick work of the job. It also has the finesse to make tidy work—with a 6 in. turning radius, this machine will squeeze around trees and fences where many riding lawn mowers just don’t fit. The generous 42 in. blade means fewer laps around the yard. An adjustable deck can raise up to four inches off the ground, letting it chew through heavy growth. Its top speed of 7.5 mph, plus its automatic transmission, makes it a dream to operate on rolling expanses or up or down hills.

The Craftsman 42 in. Turn Tight® fast riding mower has a 4-cycle Briggs & Stratton™ engine that runs on gasoline only – no messing with oil mixing. Its frame and front axle are built of stamped steel and cast iron that are durable enough to last and sturdy enough to handle attachments ranging from a lawn roller in the summer to a snow blower or thrower in the winter.

This Craftsman 42 in. 22 HP Turn Tight® fast riding lawn mower has the speed and the power to make quick work of the lawn, even if it’s several acres
The Briggs & Stratton™ engine can go up to 7.5 mph
The 4-cycle engines runs on gasoline
The 42 in. mowing deck adjusts to 10 positions
The frame is stamped steel and the front axle is cast-iron
An automatic transmission ends awkward shifting
Snow blade or blower attachments are sold separately
The frame and front axle are backed by a five-year warranty
A two-year warranty covers the rest of the mower
Added on January 10, 2014

Vendor: Husqvarna
Brand: Craftsman
Series: T3000
2016 49 State Item number: 20390
2015 49 State Item number: 20390
CA Item number 2016: NA
CA Item number 2015: NA

Defects WARRANTY: 2 Years
FRONT AXLE WARRANTY: Lifetime
FRAME WARRANTY: 5 Years

Additional Attachments Sold Separately – Mulch Kit (32293)Bagger (24891), 3-bin bagger (24892), Craftsman’s Best Dump Cart (30440), The Best Lawn Sweeper (24644), Rear Mount Dethatcher (24315), Fertilizer Spreader, (24321), Snow Blade (24441), Snow Thrower (24837+11904 kit), all Craftsman Attachments

2000 Series Craftsman Yard Tractor

1.NEW! Craftsman 19 HP Briggs & Stratton Platinum 46” Yard Tractor with 6 inch Turn Tight Steering. Foot Controlled Fast Auto CVT

SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $1349 ish
See Actual Sale Price Here. Be sure to check the special offers tab for extra savings! Craftsman 46″ Fast Automatic 22 HP Briggs & Stratton Riding Mower with Turn Tight

25583

The only difference between this yard tractor and last year’s model is Craftsman moved the speed control from the fender to the floor.

From sears.com:  Relax Your Way to a Perfect Lawn with the Craftsman 46 in. Turn Tight® Briggs and Stratton Platinum 19 HP Automatic Riding Mower

Be in the driver’s seat of lawn care with the Craftsman 46 in. Turn Tight® 19 HP riding mower. With the Turn Tight® technology giving your mower an amazing 6 in. inch turn radius you can take on trees, flower beds and play areas in the blink of an eye with the same precision as the rest of your lawn. The automatic transmission means no shifting while you go up hills or around bends.

Don’t let your family know how much fun mowing the lawn with your Craftsman 46 in. Turn Tight® automatic riding mower is or you may just have a chore war going on! They don’t need to know that you are riding in the lap of luxury with cruise control, a padded adjustable seat and integrated cup holder while creating lawn envy for your neighborhood.

Your Craftsman 46 in. Turn Tight® 19 HP riding mower runs on regular gasoline with no mixing oil
The automatic transmission takes away having to shift while navigating hills and turns
Features a 6 in. turn radius with Turn Tight® technology allowing for closer edges around your trees and flower beds
6 position cutting deck gives you precise cuts every time
19 HP Briggs and Stratton Platinum engine give you the power you need
CVT Automatic Pedal Transmission drives just like a cat
46” Vented – Stamped Deck w / 4 Gauge Wheels
Manual Clutch
20” Rear Tires
11” Mid Back Seat and convenient cup holder
Cast Iron Front Axle
2.5 Gal. Fuel Tank
Added on November 03, 2015

Vendor: Husqvarna
Brand: Craftsman
Series: T2500
2016 49 State Item number: 25583
2015 49 State Item number: 25083
CA Item number 2016: 25584
CA Item number 2015: 25084

Defects WARRANTY: 2 Years
FRONT AXLE WARRANTY: Lifetime
FRAME WARRANTY: 5 Years

Additional Attachments Sold Separately – Mulch Kit (33746)Bagger (24903), 3-bin bagger (24904), Craftsman’s Best Dump Cart (30440), The Best Lawn Sweeper (24644), Rear Mount Dethatcher (24315), Fertilizer Spreader, (24321), Snow Blade (24441), Snow Thrower (24837+11904 kit), all Craftsman Attachments

2.NEW! Craftsman 19 HP Briggs & Stratton Platinum 42” Yard Tractor with 6 inch Turn Tight Steering. Foot Controlled Fast Auto CVT

SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $1300 ish
See Actual Sale Price Here. Be sure to check the special offers tab for extra savings! Craftsman 42″ Fast Automatic 22 HP Briggs & Stratton Riding Mower with Turn Tight

25581

The only difference between this yard tractor and last year’s model is Craftsman moved the speed control from the fender to the floor.

From sears.com:  Relax Your Way to a Perfect Lawn with the Craftsman 42 in. Turn Tight® Briggs & Stratton Platinum 19 HP Automatic Riding Mower

Be in the driver’s seat of lawn care with the Craftsman 42 in. Turn Tight® 19 HP riding mower. With the Turn Tight® technology giving your mower an amazing 6 in. inch turn radius you can take on trees, flower beds and play areas in the blink of an eye with the same precision as the rest of your lawn. The automatic transmission means no shifting while you go up hills or around bends.

Don’t let your family know how much fun mowing the lawn with your Craftsman 42 in. Turn Tight® automatic riding mower is or you may just have a chore war going on! They don’t need to know that you are riding in the lap of luxury with a padded adjustable seat and integrated cup holder while creating lawn envy for your neighborhood.

Your Craftsman 42 in. Turn Tight® 19 HP riding mower runs on regular gasoline with no mixing oil
The automatic transmission takes away having to shift while navigating hills and turns
Features a 6 in. turn radius with Turn Tight® technology allowing for closer edges around your trees and flower beds
6 position cutting deck gives you precise cuts every time
19 HP Briggs and Stratton Platinum engine giving you the power you need
CVT Automatic Pedal Transmission drives just like a car
42” Vented – Stamped Deck w / 4 Gauge Wheels
Manual Clutch
20” Rear Tires
11” Mid Back Seat
Cast Iron Front Axle
2.5 Gal. Fuel Tank
Added on November 03, 2015

Vendor: Husqvarna
Brand: Craftsman
Series: T2300
2016 49 State Item number: 25581
2015 49 State Item number: 25081
CA Item number 2016: NA
CA Item number 2015: 25082

Defects WARRANTY: 2 Years
FRONT AXLE WARRANTY: Lifetime
FRAME WARRANTY: 5 Years

Additional Attachments Sold Separately – Mulch Kit (32293)Bagger (24891), 3-bin bagger (24892), Craftsman’s Best Dump Cart (30440), The Best Lawn Sweeper (24644), Rear Mount Dethatcher (24315), Fertilizer Spreader, (24321), Snow Blade (24441), Snow Thrower (24837+11904 kit), all Craftsman Attachments

Craftsman Attachment Fit-Up Chart For All Years.

As you know Sears HomeTown and Outlet Stores are no longer part of Sears Holdings Company but they still license Craftsman.  For 2016 they have decided to offer one unique Craftsman Yard Tractor.  They will offer a 42 inch model with a 19 hp Briggs & Stratton engine and a fender controlled hydrostatic transmission. In addition Ace Hardware will offer a unique 46 inch Yard Tractor with a 19 hp Briggs & Stratton engine and a fender controlled hydrostatic transmission.  

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        • Paul July 31, 2016
  10. Terry May 16, 2016
    • Paul May 16, 2016
  11. Joe May 10, 2016
    • Paul May 10, 2016
  12. Fidel May 8, 2016
    • Paul May 10, 2016
      • Fidel May 10, 2016
        • Paul May 11, 2016
          • Fidel June 2, 2016
          • Paul June 3, 2016
  13. Bruce Liere May 6, 2016
  14. Bruce May 6, 2016
    • Paul May 6, 2016
  15. Tim May 4, 2016
    • Paul May 5, 2016
      • Tim May 5, 2016
  16. Dave May 3, 2016
    • Paul May 4, 2016
      • Dave May 5, 2016
        • Paul May 5, 2016
  17. Shawn Mars April 29, 2016
  18. Shawn mars April 28, 2016
    • Paul April 28, 2016
  19. Shawn mars April 28, 2016
    • Paul April 28, 2016
      • Ryan October 3, 2016
  20. Donald April 22, 2016
    • Paul April 22, 2016
  21. Max April 20, 2016
    • Paul April 21, 2016
  22. Mike Miragliotta April 20, 2016
    • Paul April 20, 2016
  23. Mike in Maine April 18, 2016
    • Paul April 20, 2016
  24. Mo April 17, 2016
  25. Mo April 16, 2016
    • Paul April 16, 2016
  26. Greg Grote April 14, 2016
    • Paul April 17, 2016
      • Greg Grote April 17, 2016
        • Paul April 17, 2016
          • Greg April 20, 2016
          • Paul April 21, 2016
  27. Alex Wassell April 14, 2016
    • Paul April 14, 2016
  28. Mark April 10, 2016
    • Paul April 10, 2016
      • Mark April 11, 2016
        • Paul April 11, 2016
  29. Paul April 7, 2016
    • Paul April 9, 2016
      • Paul April 9, 2016
        • Paul April 10, 2016
          • Paul April 10, 2016
          • Paul April 19, 2016
          • Paul April 21, 2016
  30. Edward April 5, 2016
    • Paul April 5, 2016
  31. Bill April 3, 2016
    • Paul April 3, 2016
      • Bill April 3, 2016
  32. William Davis March 31, 2016
    • Paul March 31, 2016
      • William Davis March 31, 2016
        • Paul April 1, 2016
          • William Davis April 1, 2016
          • Paul April 1, 2016
  33. Steve March 29, 2016
    • Paul March 29, 2016
  34. Ward March 21, 2016
    • Paul March 21, 2016
      • Ward March 22, 2016
        • Paul March 23, 2016
          • Ward March 23, 2016
          • Paul March 23, 2016
  35. Steve in Massachusets March 19, 2016
    • Paul March 20, 2016
      • Steve in Massachusets March 20, 2016
      • Steve in Massachusetts April 18, 2016
        • Susie April 26, 2016
          • Steve in Massachusetts April 26, 2016
  36. John March 18, 2016

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