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Posted May 30, 2015 - 12:32 PM

It is, in fact, my 11 years old son's project.

It has a Craftsman seat, steering wheel and we can see the Craftsman sticker relief under the green paint. It has a Briggs&Stratton engine (about 8hp) but I'm not sure the engine is the original.

It Will probably be a "frame off" restoration so I Will need new parts. So, I need the model to find the right parts.

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Posted May 30, 2015 - 12:38 PM

You don't know your own tractor?  Oh, wait! Your new here. I'll be nice!!! :welcome:


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Posted May 30, 2015 - 12:39 PM

Welcome to GTTalk , I can't help but I'm sure some others will be able to
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Posted May 30, 2015 - 01:46 PM

It is green & yellow it must be a John deere!!
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Posted May 30, 2015 - 01:51 PM

That's an MTD
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Posted May 30, 2015 - 01:51 PM

That's an MTD
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Posted May 30, 2015 - 02:22 PM

Welcome to GTT. It looks like an MTD to me too. They made alot of tractors for other companies that were painted and labelled as the other company wanted it. The vari drive on those can be a big pain. You will need plenty of PB Blaster to free it up. Our Manuals Section has a comprehensive manual for those tractors. When my son was 12 I got him a GT to distract him from the video games.

 

When you have questions, just ask us. We are all in this together. Good Luck, Rick

 

Try this Manual  http://gardentractor...-lawn-tractors/

 

You are allowed 3 free downloads per day from the Manuals Section.


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Posted May 30, 2015 - 02:33 PM

Thanks! We just removed the straps, ignition (had no keys), spark plug, tired battery, oil, etc. I't shopping time. We'll try to start it before putting any time on anything else.
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Posted May 30, 2015 - 04:16 PM

Sears had their Sears suburban and custom line garden tractors in the 70's, they had MTD make their "craftsman" line of lawn tractors so you probably got a re-badged MTD



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Posted May 30, 2015 - 04:36 PM

When did they go with YPG or whatever?



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Posted May 30, 2015 - 04:51 PM

Not really up on the Lts , kinda looked like the JCP riders, I thought they were built by gilson?? Then I enlarged the pic, not sure now.



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Posted May 30, 2015 - 05:04 PM

Almost looks like a john deere deck under it??



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Posted May 30, 2015 - 07:40 PM

Here is closest I can find.

 

http://www.abbysguid.../58911-0-1.html



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Posted May 30, 2015 - 07:43 PM

If you find a model number it may be a Canadian number which won't help with trying to find parts from the US.

 

If there's a chance it's the original motor, you may be able to get an estimated age for the machine.

 

Since it's a B&S motor, there should be 3 sets of numbers stamped into the engine cover: model, type, code.

 - The model number describes the motor: size, bushing/bearing, type of carburetor, type of starter, etc.

 - Since long before you machine, the code is a YYMMDD<factory-shift> code.

 - The type is a customer reference - colour scheme, etc.

 

Feel free to post the model/type/code here and you should get some interesting details.

 

 

By the way, the father/son project is awesome.  A great way to learn (I know I learned a lot - so I could teach my son).



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Posted May 31, 2015 - 07:48 AM

AYP started around late 80's, early 90's seems to me.






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