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#1 akretowicz OFFLINE  

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Posted August 23, 2017 - 02:20 PM

And curious as to how you would tell if your Craftsman was made by MTD or AYP?  Were there others who made tractors for Craftsman?


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Posted August 23, 2017 - 05:09 PM

Model and serial number would be helpful ! Someone here might be able to break it down and tell what you have and who made it for Sears !



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Posted August 23, 2017 - 05:28 PM

Most of the older ones were AYP.  I think MTD bought AYP.


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Posted August 23, 2017 - 06:49 PM

My Craftsman and a Wizard, clearly stated AYP on the serial sticker.
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Posted August 23, 2017 - 09:05 PM

I believe if it is MTD the model# will start with 316. If it is an AYP the model # will start with 917.


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Posted August 23, 2017 - 09:26 PM

I was mistaken. MTD is 247 not 316.  :D



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Posted August 24, 2017 - 06:55 AM

Most of the older ones were AYP.  I think MTD bought AYP.

 

 

Husqvarna bought out AYP back in the 80's, AYP has been making Craftsman riders since the 80's. In Recent years, both Husqvarna/AYP and MTD make craftsman riders, just depends on model and options.

 

Pulled this from a google search, I think it's pretty accurate.

 

Roper was Bought By electrolux in 1988 it became American Yard Products Electrolux also Bought Husqvarna in 1978 . Well AYP was moved from IL to South Carolina ( Sears had owned a Portion of Roper the Controling interest Roper Had made most of the Sears Suburbans and Craftsman Tractors) So both Husqvarna and Craftsman Tractors where made at the AYP plant in SC Well in( in 1986 Electrolux bought Poulan Pro & Weed eater) 2006 Electrolux spun of it outdoor Power equipment under Husqvarna nad made it it's own company So Husqvarna is now the Parent company of AYP which is still around. So Certain Craftsman GT & lawn Tractor are made at the same plant where Husqvarna, Poulan Pro,Weed Eater and Dixion Lawn and Garden tractos are Made(dixion was Bought by HUsqvarna in the last few years). Currently some Craftsman and Craftsman Professional series are now made by MTD as well besides Husqvarna/AYP.

Husqvarna/AYP Brands owned or Made for
Husqvarna
Craftsman Made For Sears
Poulan
Poulan Pro
Weed eater
Ariens Lawn & Yard Tractros Made For Ariens
Ryobi Lawn tractors that were sold at Home Depot
Black Max sold at sames Club


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