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Old 11-21-2009, 09:34 AM   post #1 of 27
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Default "Secret" answers to "Will this snow thrower fit my Sears/Craftsman Tractor!

This thread is in response to a multitude of questions you find when you Google the question of which Sears snow thrower attachment fits on which Sears tractor. Here is some information that has been virtually held a “Secret”.I hope this will be helpful if you decide to adapt a used snow thrower to your current Craftsman tractor. This thread could be really great if others would simply list their tractor’s model and first 6 digits of their serial number along with the model of the snow thrower that they have actually fitted and works on their machine. Just a thought.

-The first 6 numerals of your tractor Serial number give the Month/day/year of Manufacture.

-There is a sticker attached under your hood that tells you the part number of ALL the attachments that originally fit on your tractor.

-You can find a multitude of information (View videos and download free manuals too) at Sears.com, but you really have to dig for the info. It could be a lot more user friendly.

- Surprise, surprise, the compatibility chart will tell you if the current Sears thrower will fit your tractor, but doesn’t help you tell if previous snow throwers will fit.

-The new Model 24838 42” thrower is designed to work on the newer, lower h.p. Lawn Tractors, but with a $50 kit can be adapted to the Garden Tractors. That is a good business decision, but if you have a GT you may wish to have the more heavy duty 46” model and it is no longer made.

-If the model number of your snow thrower is 486. 24839 (only fits Lawn tractors) or 486.2486 ( 46”only fits Garden Tractors) you have a thrower made by Agrifab during a transition time (about 2002-2005) where Sears ordered newer, lighter throwers that were proprietary. Their first three numerals were 486, not 917 and they were made to fit specific years and tractors. These are great throwers, but are not a universal fit.

-In the late 90’s Sears ordered two stage snow throwers that were dual stage, but they were super heavy duty and bogged down tractors with less than 20 h.p., that’s why the new generation of lighter (plastic??) had to be developed.

I currently run an old fashioned single stage Sears thrower on my standard shift 2001 Sears GT with a 20 h.p. Kohler. It’s been wonderful and I plan to pass it on to my Son, but since Sears has discontinued most parts for it, I just bought a 46” dual stage 486.2486 thrower used. It will fit my GT5000, auto shift which was made in 2003, and should be able to fully utilize it’s 25 h.p. to throw some serious snow. We will see!

I also run a vintage M68 John Deere riding lawn mower to get the spots my 50” mower deck gets cramped in.

In the end: You still need to do your homework. You may have to physically try to fit the parts right on your tractor before you put out the money for a used thrower. Good Luck!
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This has some great information.

Any one else care to add?
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Now that is some good info to have, Thanks Ed
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Just to keep this going, heres my 917.255970 tractor with a 486.248460 blower. Direct fit.



The way the forecast is looking, I'll know if this big blower bogs down the 18HP Briggs before the end of the week.
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We had a good start here and I'd like to see this post keep going because it sure is a confusing topic.

Heres a couple pictures I'd like to share and have a question about-





This blower is "said" to fit GT6000/GT5000s. Is this the blower referred to above that was built very heavy and bogged smaller engine tractors? It looks to be a Berco rather than an Agri Fab. Does any one have experience with this blower?

Also, share away with any other blower pictures/numbers that can help us put this big puzzle together!!
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Can't really help but I believe the "842" means it was built by Haban?
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That could be an older Berco, but I agree, the chute looks like a Haban. I made very minor modifications to my Berco Northeast 44" snowthrower to make it fit my AYP-made Craftsmans. This thrower is very heavy and I wouldn't try it on a tractor without a lot of torque. He are the part numbers that I can add for my Berco blower and the two tractors I used it on:

Sears Part #s
'07 Craftsman DYS 4500 24hp, Model # 917.28726 and
'08 Craftsman Pro 24hp Yard Tractor, Model # 917.28870

Bercomac Part #s
Berco subframe (the part that connects to the tractor) Model # 700382
Berco Northeast blower drive unit Model # 700384 or
Berco Compact blower drive unit Model # 700383

Here's mine:
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We had a good start here and I'd like to see this post keep going because it sure is a confusing topic.

Heres a couple pictures I'd like to share and have a question about-





This blower is "said" to fit GT6000/GT5000s. Is this the blower referred to above that was built very heavy and bogged smaller engine tractors? It looks to be a Berco rather than an Agri Fab. Does any one have experience with this blower?

Also, share away with any other blower pictures/numbers that can help us put this big puzzle together!!
you blower was made by Haban Mfg out of Wisconsin which isn't around anymore. yes that is the heavy blower that is referred above.if you go to searspartdirect .com put in 842.242560 for a model number and you will be able to get a part list. it sure be a 1998 or 1999 model year.
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I have the manual with the parts list to this blower if anyone needs it.

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Here's my question and possible problem - I purchased a Craftsman (Husqvarna) PTY 9000 24 H.P., 42" deck yard tractor Model 28970 summer of 2009.

Now the winter of 2010, I want to put on a 2-stage snow thrower tractor attachment. Not wanting to spend the $1,100 for the blower that is supposed to fit my model tractor, I happened to come across a very nice Craftsman 46" 2 stage tractor attachment (Model # 486.248460) that was a couple of years old but NEVER attached to any machine and used.

The price was right, at better than half off, so I bought it. Of course trying to find out what tractors fit what snow throwers is like trying to find a needle in a hay stack.

My concern is that - one, it won't line up and properly fit my machine. And - two, I'll have to try to retro-fit it to make it work if that's possible? Had I found this web site before I bought it I might have held off.

At any rate now that I have it, I'd like to try and get it to work. Any suggestions on what might be the best course of action in this matter? Anybody having any experience with this, I'm interested to hear your ideas.

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One more secret. You can call AgriFab, since they have made a lot of the Sears/Craftsman snowblower attachments for nearly 10 years. If you can provide them with the model of your tractor and the snowblower, they can tell you if it will work, and they will sell you the kit to mount and operate the blower. The kit price will be aprox 1/2 the cost you would pay if you purchased the same kit from Sears. I did this on one tractor and snowblower, so I am willing to validate this to be true, at least with my setup.
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Here's my question and possible problem - I purchased a Craftsman (Husqvarna) PTY 9000 24 H.P., 42" deck yard tractor Model 28970 summer of 2009.

Now the winter of 2010, I want to put on a 2-stage snow thrower tractor attachment. Not wanting to spend the $1,100 for the blower that is supposed to fit my model tractor, I happened to come across a very nice Craftsman 46" 2 stage tractor attachment (Model # 486.248460) that was a couple of years old but NEVER attached to any machine and used.

The price was right, at better than half off, so I bought it. Of course trying to find out what tractors fit what snow throwers is like trying to find a needle in a hay stack.

My concern is that - one, it won't line up and properly fit my machine. And - two, I'll have to try to retro-fit it to make it work if that's possible? Had I found this web site before I bought it I might have held off.

At any rate now that I have it, I'd like to try and get it to work. Any suggestions on what might be the best course of action in this matter? Anybody having any experience with this, I'm interested to hear your ideas.

Please respond here and to my e-mail address at:
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I would think that you ought to be able to get that blower to fit with minor modifications. How do the front frame brackets line up? Do there seem to be matching bolt holes on the frame and brackets? Does the drive unit fit up underneath the tractor? I think that drive unit used to mount to the outside of the frame and now it bolts inside, or vice versa. Either way, a little bending might do the trick. When I mounted m Berco blower the biggest problem I had was that the front bracket blocked my oil drain port, so I had to cut a little piece away. Good luck, and welcome to the forum.
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One more secret. You can call AgriFab, since they have made a lot of the Sears/Craftsman snowblower attachments for nearly 10 years. If you can provide them with the model of your tractor and the snowblower, they can tell you if it will work, and they will sell you the kit to mount and operate the blower. The kit price will be aprox 1/2 the cost you would pay if you purchased the same kit from Sears. I did this on one tractor and snowblower, so I am willing to validate this to be true, at least with my setup.


Thanks for all the feedback, I'm going to work on it this coming Saturday, and I should know where I stand. I'll post my success along the way. Oh, by the way I have the complete manual for both my PTY 9000 and this snowthrower if anyone needs it. (I'm at work right now and don't have the snowthrower information with me, but will post the model number for the manual when I get home later tonight.)
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Saw this listed locally:

http://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/grd/1679273615.html

It says it's a Haban 24579 42" and will fit Craftsman brand tractors. I have a 917.273080 GT 3000 I believe. I have read above about the Craftsman brand throwers, but I am curious if this Haban might be compatible. It seems like it was designed for an older model, but I am still curious.
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Saw this listed locally:

http://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/grd/1679273615.html

It says it's a Haban 24579 42" and will fit Craftsman brand tractors. I have a 917.273080 GT 3000 I believe. I have read above about the Craftsman brand throwers, but I am curious if this Haban might be compatible. It seems like it was designed for an older model, but I am still curious.
It looks like the thrower that I bought, I can't be sure. Mine sold new for $1,400, and I picked it up, never used, off a guy in southwestern Pennsylvania for $500.

I do know that it's very heavy duty compaired to the newer model that replaced it, which is what is being sold now by Sears for around $1,200. I also found out, that it will not fit my Craftsman PYT 9000 without a lot of modifications.

I have an older (19 years) 17 h.p. Wizard tractor (Montgomery Wards store) that it will fit with some minor nut & bolt modifications so this summer I'm going to drop the Wizards cutting deck amd permanetly mount the snow thrower to the Wizard.

I decided not to start tearing my new tractor (PYT 9000) apart for fear that I might not get it back together right, and besides if I mount it on the Wizard I can just leave it attached all year and not have to hassel with change-out every other season. Another reason was the frame on my newer tractor seemed "lighter" than the heavy frame on the older Wizard. I was concerned with damaging my 9000's frame. The snow thrower I bought as I said is very heavy duty, and that means very heavy in weight too.

Also it has six cutting blades on the front. Three on each side. The newer one I think only has three blades across the whole front.

I was told by the man who sold it to me that he hooked it up and ran it in his garage on his tractor just to see if it worked. He described it as a "real beast" extremely powerful. I can't wait till the snow comes around. I'll be ready this time!

I hope this was helpful, if you need anything else let me know.

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