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Craftsman  54” 24hp V-Twin Kohler Zero Turn Riding Mower - Non CA

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Quick and Easy Grass Cutting with This Craftsman 54" V-twin Riding Mower

The Craftsman 54" zero turn riding mower is packed with the power of Kohler's 24 HP overhead valve engine and a wide cutting deck, which makes short work of even the toughest or biggest lawns. Easy to maneuver with its zero turn feature, this mower is your best friend when it comes to mowing your lawn. The deck and blade design helps to pull the grass upwards for a clean cut and shreds the grass clipping into a fine mulch for a healthy lawn.

Each Craftsman 54" V-twin riding mower is backed by a 2-year warranty because Sears is confident in the muscle and toughness of this deluxe riding mower. The powerful valve engine features naturally counterbalanced V-twin construction, which helps to keep your ride pleasant and smooth by reducing noise and vibration. A full pressure lubrication and first-class spin-on oil filter work to ensure many years of happy riding and glorious grass.

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Specifications & Dimensions

Dimensions:
Overall Item Dimensions: 35.5 x 62 x 84
Wheelbase (in.): 31
Cutting Deck & Blade:
Blade Material: Steel
Blade Type: 3-IN-1
Blade Width (in.): 19
Cutting Deck Material: Steel
Cutting Deck Nose Roller: Yes
Cutting Height Adjustment Type: Hand Lever
Cutting Height Maximum (in.): 4
Cutting Height Minimum (in.): 1.5
Deck Thickness (Gauge): 12
Mulch Kit Included: Sold Separately
Number of Deck Anti-Scalp Gauge Wheels: 4
Controls and Features:
Blade Engagement Type: Electric
Blade Lift: Manual
Cruise Control: No
Product Overview:
Color/Finish: Red
Commercial/Residential: Residential
General Warranty: 2 Year
Terrain Type: Flat
Chassis:
Frame Material: Steel
Frame Type: Fully welded
Front Axle Material: Steel
Number of Wheels: 4
Step Thru Frame: Yes
Drive System:
Maximum Forward Speed (mph): 7
Maximum Reverse Speed (mph): 3
Mow in Reverse: No
Steering Wheel Type: Foam Grip Lap Bars
Transmission Type: Hydrostatic Automatic
Turn Tight: No
Motor-Engine:
Air Filter Type: Dual
Cooling System Type: Air Cooled
Electronic Ignition: Yes
Engine Brand: Kohler(r)
Engine Cycles: 4-cycle
Engine Lubrication System: Full pressure
Engine Displacement (cc): 725
Horsepower: 24
Oil Filter Type: Spin On
Overhead Valve Engine: Yes
Wheels & Tires:
Front Tire Size: 13x5x6 Ribbed Casters
Rear Tire Size: 18x9.5x8 Turf Saver
Wheel Grease Zerks: Yes
Accessory or Attachment:
2 Bin Bagger Part Number: #24021
Accepts Bagger: Yes
Electric Lift Kit Capable: No
Hauling Equipment: No
Fuel System:
Fuel Capacity (gal.): 3
Fuel Gauge Location: On Dash
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Gauge Accessory:
Gauges: Yes
Hour Meter: Yes
Convenience Features:
Cup Holder: Yes
Headlights: No
Power Steering: None
Speed Control: Levers/Lap Bars
Certifications:
CARB Compliant: Not Compliant with Cali. Air Resource Board
Location: All other
Seat:
Adjustable Seat: Yes
Arm Rests: No
Seat Size: Deluxe high back

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Quick and Easy Grass Cutting with This Craftsman 54" V-twin Riding Mower

The Craftsman 54" zero turn riding mower is packed with the power of Kohler's 24 HP overhead valve engine and a wide cutting deck, which makes short work of even the toughest or biggest lawns. Easy to maneuver with its zero turn feature, this mower is your best friend when it comes to mowing your lawn. The deck and blade design helps to pull the grass upwards for a clean cut and shreds the grass clipping into a fine mulch for a healthy lawn.

Each Craftsman 54" V-twin riding mower is backed by a 2-year warranty because Sears is confident in the muscle and toughness of this deluxe riding mower. The powerful valve engine features naturally counterbalanced V-twin construction, which helps to keep your ride pleasant and smooth by reducing noise and vibration. A full pressure lubrication and first-class spin-on oil filter work to ensure many years of happy riding and glorious grass.

  • Craftsman 54 in. zero turn riding mower boasts a Kohler 24 HP overhead valve engine
  • The deck and blade design works to pull up grass and turn clippings into fine mulch
  • The infinite-speed dual hydrostatic transmissions give you the control you want, while the sealed design lessens maintenance
  • With just a push of a button, the electric blade engagement controls the blades with ease
  • Turning is a snap with the 13 in. front caster wheels
  • A 2-year warranty comes with this sturdy mower for extra confidence that this machine will do the job quickly and easily and give you the lush lawn you want

Added on November 07, 2013

 

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9 Reviewers (69.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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kantstop
Apr 4 , 2014
Good Value -- looks built to last
This unit uses a new Kohler engine design, which I'm hoping will last as well as my other 14 year old Kohler Pro which is still running strong. Controls are simple, but what else do you need for a rugged ZT? I like the multi function hour meter. Cuts well with medium throttle at a fast clip. Has cut down my mow time by half doing 5 acres compared to my 50" garden tractor.
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cookieman111
Jun 20 , 2014
Problem with Deck Belt
I have had this mower for less than two months and its a great mower, I have used it about 7 or 8 times and the Deck Belt broke. I contacted Sears and they informed me that the belts and blades were not covered by any warranty, so it's up to me to buy a $62.00 belt. I'm not happy.
 
Sep 11 , 2014
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watch me mow now

its agreat mowwer and it does it fast does away with triming and getts work do fast and neat ican say to much it drives great and easy to learn

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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rykh

Springfield, IL

Aug 29 , 2014
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Decent, sturdy but not perfect.

The mower is decent but it also frustrating at times. My biggest complaint is the tires. They do not have good enough traction and are to narrow for this size mower. This results in them spinning tearing up the grass. Any minimal degree of moisture or incline accentuates the problem. My second complaint is it will not mow in reverse, which would be ok if it would automatically resent when you start forward again but it wont. My third complaint is neutral, if it has a setting I haven't found it yet. I would recommend this if you have a large yard, that is 100% flat, and completely dry all the time. If not buy a mower that gets better traction.


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rebel888

Eustace, TX

Aug 28 , 2014
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Zero Turn

We had looked at mowers for months, but really hadn't found anything that had all we needed for a reasonable price. Once we found this mower on sale at Sears, we knew this was the mower for us. We have several acres so we needed a lot of power and a big mower deck. It is built very well and has a top of the line engine. We have not had any issues at all with this mower.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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STURGISYANKEE

Sturgis, MS

Aug 13 , 2014
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Performs as advertised

I waited to write his review till I had used this mower a few times. I have owned this mower for a little over 2 months and have been very happy with my purchase. I purchased this mower after wanting a zero turn mower for several years now. I mow over 3 acres and there are a lot of obstacles. I also own a 4 year old Craftsman 54" lawn tractor with a Kohler motor which has been doing a fine job for me but I decided to purchase this mower to compliment the tractor. I choose this model with the Kohler motor because I have had good luck with the Kohler motors over the years. I have not had much luck with the Briggs & Stratton motors. I had never owned or operated a zero turn mower before but within an hour I was whizzing along. This mower has cut down on the time by at least one third plus its fun to operate ! My property is not a manicured golf course. One of the considerations was the size of the front tires which were bigger than some of the other brands of the same size mower. So far I have been very happy with my purchase and look forward to many years of service from it. I priced out several other brands and purchased this one on sale and it was 200 to 350 dollars less than any of similar sized mowers from other manufacturers. Just a footnote but I am 6'6'' and this mowers seating is so much more comfortable than the tractors for me.


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sfefarms

Mukwonago, WI

Aug 12 , 2014
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extremely happy!!!

We are so happy with upgrading to a zero turn. So far no problems and our lawn looks amazing. It also cut our mowing time down almost in half. I feel much safer on this when I have to mow our sloped part of the yards.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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pvanbev

Greenville, NY

Aug 1 , 2014
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Good Quality Cut

This review is based upon 5 hours of mowing time. I have steep slopes, hills, uneven and bumpy ground and pond with some saturated lawn totaling about 2 acres of cutting area. Setup Issues: When received needed to grease, seemed to be very little to none. Wire to the seat was routed in front of the seat bracket and got pinched when the set was tilted forward. There is a long list of ?Cons? because I deem them important to know about regardless of how minor, so don?t take it as I am picking on the mower, so far I love the mower. Pros: good traction on slopes/hills, good quality cut, turning abilities, comfortable, replaced a craftsman 917.288580, YT4500, 06/2011 with this unit and runs circles around it including cut height; getting stuck on steep slopes; cut quality Cons: Muffler is close to freewheel levers, back of mower (chassis) is hot, when you are near an obstacle and the inner drive wheel loses traction, the mower brings you towards the obstacle (could be something dangerous like a drop off) - the nature of the beast, When moving the steering bars out of the rest position, the mower could start moving (no brakes available including the parking brake), oil filter location lends itself to oil spillage on the unit, headlight bulb fell out but within the lens cover, complete start code lost memory for the initial few starts, but then is now remembering the code for the past 20 starts, easily loses traction on saturated ground (prior tractor did a lot better in this scenario), I have a big belly (190 lbs all belly) and the steering bars touch me when in reverse, so make sure this is not an issue for your frame, I needed to attach the negative lead of the battery and found that only a box/open-end wrench would fit (adjustable would not do it) to tighten the battery lead bolt, learning curve from a typical steering wheel tractor - do a lot of practice in a more open area so it becomes more natural before you get into the tighter spots Overall, all the "Cons" are avoidable as issues if you keep them in mind and know how to avoid them.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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rotormac

Beaumont, TX

Jul 28 , 2014
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Third time is not a charm!

I had my third mower delivered in less than two weeks and it had the same problem as the other two. When you put the mower in reverse the PTO disengages as it is supposed to. However, when the tractor is put in neutral or forward, the PTO will not re-engage as it is suppose to.


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cookieman111

Morehead City, NC

Jun 20 , 2014
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Problem with Deck Belt

I have had this mower for less than two months and its a great mower, I have used it about 7 or 8 times and the Deck Belt broke. I contacted Sears and they informed me that the belts and blades were not covered by any warranty, so it's up to me to buy a $62.00 belt. I'm not happy.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Bridget22868

Centralia, IL

Jun 1 , 2014
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Zero turn

I love my new mower I just have to get used to using it..


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May 18 , 2014
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Wonderful machine

It really does the job. It has made mowing the lawn fun again. It takes less than half the time to mow the two acres.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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