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#1 camperbc OFFLINE  

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Posted March 13, 2013 - 01:34 AM

Hi everyone,

 

I just joined this fine forum, as I have ordered myself a brand-spanking-new Sears Craftsman 24HP tractor, and I sure do have a lot to learn! Anyway, I just wanted to take a moment to say hello from Canada. I reside on a remote island located off the northeast coast of Newfoundland. Just 2,400 people, and a few polar bears! I don't have a huge lawn, but require a tractor, as I am disabled from a permanent spinal injury, and thus no longer able to push a mower, nor walk along behind a snowblower... so I figured I would kill two birds with one stone by buying a new lawn tractor and a snow blower attachment too!
 

The one I have ordered is a Craftsman "Professional" 24HP Kohler "Courage" V-Twin engine with "Turn Tight" and 46" cutting deck and EZ-Drive Hydrostatic transmission. The closest American model seems to be #28857, but is red while mine is dark grey, with the US version missing the fancy brush guard/bumper, and yellow trim. Aside from this, I believe it may be the same tractor, but I could be mistaken.

I'm curious as to why the manufacturer wouldn't simply make them the same for both countries? Here is a pic of mine, taken from the website, as I don't take delivery until March 26.

 

Looking forward to becoming an active participant on this forum.


Regards,
Glen B.
Fogo Island, Newfoundland

 

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#2 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted March 13, 2013 - 04:39 AM

Welcome to the forum! Very nice tractor you are getting!



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Posted March 13, 2013 - 05:04 AM

Welcome aboard! :wave:



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Posted March 13, 2013 - 05:14 AM

Welcome to GTT. Relax and check out the site. Are you getting a cab for your tractor? A cab can keep you alot more comfortable when snowblowing. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted March 13, 2013 - 05:24 AM

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Posted March 13, 2013 - 05:46 AM

Welcome from Nova Scotia. My wifes family is from the Burin and Marystown area of NFLD. Sounds like a nice tractor. Did you order the snowblower with it? It's a whole lot easier to blow snow on a tractor than use a walk behind. You should have a set of chains and some weight for the rear of the tractor to help with traction when it's icy.



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Posted March 13, 2013 - 06:38 AM

Welcome to the forum! 

 

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Posted March 13, 2013 - 07:13 AM

Hi

Welcome to GTT :wave:

 

Enjoy yourself here. It's a great site. Lots of nice people here.

 

I'm not sure why they made the Canadian version grey, and the US one red.

I googled some images, and see that there are some foreign countries that

have red ones too. Interesting.



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Posted March 13, 2013 - 07:22 AM

:welcome: to GTTalk

My parents bought a similar model about 5 yrs ago. It doesn't have the turn tight, that came out the following year.
They mow several acres every week, it handles the duties without fuss.
It is still surfing them well and they couldn't be happier. The "tunnel less " design allows you to get on and off a lot easier BTW.

Anyways, thanks for the intro, looking forward to your feedback on the product.

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Posted March 13, 2013 - 07:30 AM

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Posted March 13, 2013 - 08:06 AM

:welcome: :good_job:  The waiting is gonna suck. :biting_nails: :tapping_fingers:



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Posted March 13, 2013 - 08:13 AM

Welcome.  I will second the motion on the chains and weights.  Good luck with your new tractor.  Glad you joined.



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Posted March 13, 2013 - 08:15 AM

Welcome! :thumbs:  :peace:



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Posted March 13, 2013 - 08:15 AM

Welcome to GTTalk!   Glad you found us!  You can keep those bears up there if ya don't mind though.  :D



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Posted March 13, 2013 - 08:37 AM

Welcome to GTTalk.

 

 

Dick


Edited by JRJ, March 13, 2013 - 08:39 AM.





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