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Posted October 16, 2010 - 09:09 PM

Hey guys, I have a Craftsman YS4500 with the 20hp B&S. I would like to put a sleeve hitch on it and do some gardening with it, but I have read in several places that in order to pull ground engaging equipment one must have at least 23 in tires. Why is this? Mine only has 20 in tires. Can I change the tires and be ok?:confuse:

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Posted October 16, 2010 - 09:17 PM

No, that's a "Rule of thumb"... the 12" rim or 23" tires... are usually only put on heavier tractors. Another clue is the "Y" in your model #... that means "YARD" and isn't designed for ground-engaging equipment. A better bet would be to watch for a bigger tractor and then start finding equipment. It may work for a short while, but something will give out & then the disappointment begins.

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Posted October 16, 2010 - 09:42 PM

Wasn't what I wanted to hear, but thanks for the reply.

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Posted October 16, 2010 - 09:43 PM

Sorry, I know how you feel.

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Posted October 16, 2010 - 10:34 PM

Wasn't what I wanted to hear, but thanks for the reply.


The good thing is there are a lot of garden tractors out there for cheaper prices and if you like older equipment or wouldn't mind starting a collection it is a great way to get in to it. You could have the perfect setup, as I am sure the Craftsman that you have does a good job mowing, you could get a garden tractor just to pull the equipment. If you don't mind older equipment there are a lot of older garden tractors out there for sale begging to be put to good use.

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Posted October 17, 2010 - 07:56 AM

The good thing is there are a lot of garden tractors out there for cheaper prices and if you like older equipment or wouldn't mind starting a collection it is a great way to get in to it. You could have the perfect setup, as I am sure the Craftsman that you have does a good job mowing, you could get a garden tractor just to pull the equipment. If you don't mind older equipment there are a lot of older garden tractors out there for sale begging to be put to good use.


I agree. Lots of great deals out there for quality GT's




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