Newby here, been searching all around the internet, lurked here for a day or so, joined and finally feel the need to post. I posted in the Craftsman Forum since there seems to be more of them around and there where fewer threads in the Husqvarna forum. I recently acquired a 2005 Husqvarna GT 2254, found out through the information here that I have a not so good design on my 22hp Briggs air cleaner assembly, amongst a few other things. Thank you all for the wealth of info here!
Question: Is there a comparable[mechanically], or very similar model Sears or other AYP Garden Tractor to the Husqvarna GT2254? I'm assuming that these things are like cars, sheet metal different, the rest the same, except engine and trans upgrades?, i.e. frame is the same, deck is the same, only two or three trans/engine options. My best guess, going by the pictures and the specs. of the 2004 Craftsman brochure is that it is a GT5000. If it helps, I have the 22hp B&S with the ELS system, dual range six speed manual trans, and the 54" deck, 23"x10.5"x12" rear tires. Mostly looking for maintenance parts, and the ability to order from Sears for the odd broken pieces.The two semi-local Husqvarna dealers seem to want my money even more than I do, and I would like to slow that down. Husqvarna's site isn't very helpful either. My property is a little "bumpy" and I will be using ground engaging implements, disc harrow, box scraper for the driveway, etc. Thanks for any and all help, you all have a really nice site here!