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#1 drbish ONLINE  

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Posted April 24, 2011 - 01:09 PM

i have a craftsman II ic gold 12.5 model #917255430 would like to know when it was made .I dont believe it is to old,but just curious.

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Posted April 24, 2011 - 07:07 PM

I don't know where to look up the year myself. Maybe someone will help date this soon.

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Posted April 24, 2011 - 07:28 PM

I am going to take a stab at it and say latter 80's but I don't know how to date the Craftsman. You might be able to post the serial number of the engine too, someone might be able to help date it from that as well.

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Posted April 25, 2011 - 10:38 PM

My folks bought one like that new in the mid 90s.

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Posted April 26, 2011 - 07:25 AM

Yeah It looks like mid 90's to me
The older ones had all metal on the hoods and looks like this one has plastic on the front

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Posted April 26, 2011 - 08:11 AM

Sorry,I'm not into those,can't help.

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Posted April 26, 2011 - 04:31 PM

Usually motor numbers will get close on the year.

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Posted April 26, 2011 - 06:41 PM

According to Sears Parts Direct MODEL NUMBER 917.255430 should have BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 286707, TYPE NUMBER 0441-01


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Posted May 02, 2011 - 10:41 AM

looks like early to mid 90's to me without searching for it

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Posted May 02, 2011 - 10:42 AM

kidda looks like a lt 4000 but not sure from the pic

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Posted May 02, 2011 - 10:44 AM

my lt 4000 had a 12.5 in it when i got it but the motor was shot so i put a 16hp v-twin van in mine it gave it a twist

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Posted June 03, 2011 - 11:23 AM

it twisted the frame?

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Posted November 23, 2011 - 09:15 PM

Well, the hood design and color scheme was used from 1990 through 1995...the 12.5 hp engines first made an appearance in - IIRC - 1991, so between 1991 and 1995, if that helps any.

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