I joined this forum a year ago or so and read posts periodically but not faithfully since I bought a 1990 Craftsman model number 917254450. It does not have a deck, needs started by jumping the solenoid, and the steering slips (needs new bushings). Reading several of the posts, I see members with the same serial number but they call the model something different. One person called it a LGT another a GT 6000. Yet another person said that they did not even consider this a garden tractor. They thought the trans-axle was too weak to handle ground engaging implements The cover of the owners manual on Sears Parts Direct says Garden Tractor. Can anyone tell me why it is called many different names?
I also have a 15.5 HP 42 inch lawn tractor that mows great. The Garden Tractor was to tow my 8 hp sears tiller. However, it seems to be a fairly rare breed and some parts are hard if not impossible to find if discontinued by sears. So I am looking to buy a Green Craftsman model 917272950 (getting it today) that has a deck and should be able to put my sleeve hitch and tiller on it. I don't have room for both tractors and sadly the GT sit out in the elements. I plan to sell the two I currently have. Taking the deck off and putting it on may be a pain but I need to down size. Can anyone tell me if the one I plan to get should handle both mowing and tilling well?
Edited by LTM, March 31, 2016 - 03:27 AM.