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: Am I being too cheap !?


oldtimer
02-04-2007, 04:27 PM
I've started thinking about a 3 bin soft bagger for my GTH248T,and sears is selling them for $ 459.99 . Plus sales tax we're talking aroun $500. Talk about sticker shock! I'm sorry, I AM new to this market,but........holy cow !
Anyone know where I can get one cheaper,errrr, less expensive ?

glenn27
02-04-2007, 04:40 PM
A lot of times Sears stores will have "season-end" sales....just what is there @ that time--have to check every week or so--walk the floor--ask the sales people--talk it up @ work also....

Also- did you have a Sears "scratch-dent-retail center" in ur area? Lower prices there sometimes...
Also go on-line and join the "Sears tool' club--gets a catalog in the mail every month with sales specials.....
Last option--keep an eye on ur local paper in the classifieds....
The more time, you have to deal--the more you can save...

We luvs a Deal!

oldtimer
02-04-2007, 04:50 PM
Hi Glenn, thanks for your reply. Nah, no "scratch & dent" store around here. I did sign up for any online specials though.

sixchows
02-04-2007, 04:54 PM
Check ebay too. There's a guy on there that surplus craftsman stuff like deck shells, he may have baggers too.

In the meantime you could switch to gator blades and cut often enough to not need bagging.

REW
02-04-2007, 05:08 PM
I guess we have a expensive hobby if thats what you want to call it. The old saying is the only difference between men and boys is the price of there toys holds true with tractors also oldtimer. :fing32: :goodl:

sixchows
02-04-2007, 06:04 PM
How's this?....
http://cgi.ebay.com/Craftsman-9-bushel-3-Bin-Soft-Bagger-for-48-24893C_W0QQitemZ330048779795QQihZ014QQcategoryZ503 73QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem

sixchows
02-04-2007, 06:05 PM
Or this....
http://cgi.ebay.com/CRAFTSMAN-48-Grass-Catcher-Soft-Bagger-3-Bin-248930_W0QQitemZ170071461942QQihZ007QQcategoryZ822 38QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem

CatDaddy
02-04-2007, 06:47 PM
After I bought my mower I wanted a bagger too. And like you, - OUCH! - sticker shock deterred me. After a few beers (and a bunch of posts about gator/mulching blades) I decided mulching was better for my lawn anyway (and left more money for beer :trink40:). :D

oldtimer
02-04-2007, 08:12 PM
sixchows, the first one won't fit. I'll have to find out about the other one. wheels on the GTH2448T are 22"

Darn good prices though ! Will have to learn how to do the ebay thing. thanks !

oldtimer
02-04-2007, 08:14 PM
oops! they both are for 20" wheels....oh well.

sixchows
02-04-2007, 08:31 PM
Wonder what the difference is? The tires would only be an inch different. Maybe you would have to fab an extension on the mounting bracket and/or chute? Too bad you can't compare them side-by-side.

sixchows
02-04-2007, 08:39 PM
Can you get the model # of the one you need and then we can get the model # off these on ebay and compare the parts breakdown. Might only be a few small items. I can't see them doing anything major because of a tire extending an extra inch.

Doc450
02-04-2007, 10:11 PM
After I bought my mower I wanted a bagger too. And like you, - OUCH! - sticker shock deterred me. After a few beers (and a bunch of posts about gator/mulching blades) I decided mulching was better for my lawn anyway (and left more money for beer :trink40:). :D

I agree CatDaddy, or another choice would be a pull behind sweeper. I usually mow the clippings to the inside and the last couple of runs get all of it up. They run around $200 here, plus you won't have to mow at full throttle to get it to work correctly.
I don't have the mulcher kit yet but it may be the thing later on in the year.

oldtimer
02-05-2007, 08:19 AM
six chows, here're the two different ones @ sears : I'm going to see if I can find the manuals to see where the difference is. I'm not too good at this,but I guess I can consider it part of the "hobby" :-)
The one I need( 22"-23" wheels ) -Sears

item #07124895000 Mfr. model #24895

The other one - ( 20" wheels ) - Sears item

#07124893000 Mfr. model #24893

sixchows
02-05-2007, 10:22 AM
We need to find out who makes them for sears. I tried the prefix for agri-fab 486 and that didn't work. Also tried 917 for AYP and that didn't work either.

Anyone have a sears bagger attachment? Could you check the #'s on the front of your manual?

oldtimer
02-05-2007, 04:35 PM
No luck tracking down the manufacturer. Well, I won't need one for another month or so, so here's hoping I find one a little cheaper ,at least.

sixchows
02-05-2007, 06:52 PM
OK I got it! They are made by AYP.
Here's the model #'s......

917.248950

917.248930

If you go to www3.sears.com (http://www.sears.com/) and then type the model # into the box and click go, you'll get to view both a diagram and parts list. Then just repeat it for the other one and see what the difference is. If I get a chance, I'll look later and let you know. Hopefully you could just order a few minor parts and get the deal on ebay.

sixchows
02-05-2007, 07:34 PM
OK here's a pic of the first one...917.248950

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y37/sixchows/917-1.jpg

sixchows
02-05-2007, 07:37 PM
Here's the other...917.248930

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y37/sixchows/917.jpg

sixchows
02-05-2007, 07:45 PM
I checked the parts lists and the only difference between them is #27 in the first pic and #28 in the second pic. All the other parts are the same.

So there are 2 different #27's for 917.248950...
might depend on the rear drawer bar or maybe the tire size?
#27 is called "support assembly A" #176987 cost $72.09
#27A is called "support assembly B" #198128 cost 58.49

You only need either one depending on your tractor model #. So you could get the baggger on ebay, order the manual for the 917.248950 which is part #403510 and then order either #27 or #27A.

Yeah its the long way around the block, but I think you'll save over $100.

oldtimer
02-06-2007, 01:52 PM
Sixchows, I noticed there are several parts differences. The biggest one being they list support assembly A and support assemble B on one of them. I'll try to find out which would go on my Husky. Thanks a lot for the tip. :thThumbsU

sixchows
02-06-2007, 02:00 PM
Several? Where? The only things different are Support "A" or Support "B" You only need one of these. The other difference is the latch part # but that doesn't matter because it works on everything else, and you don't need #1 from 917.248930. All other parts are common to both.

oldtimer
02-06-2007, 04:00 PM
Oh, okay. I was just mentioning everything that was different. Wasn't sure which numbers related to the 22" inch wheels. # So I just need to find out whether I need 27 A or 27 B. Great!

Thanks a lot for all the help !

CatDaddy
02-06-2007, 04:41 PM
If you look at #248950, look at the rear of the tractor pictured, it's a GT (angled rear mount plate) frame.
When you look at #248930 the rear of the tractor pictured is an LT (flat rear mount plate) frame.

sixchows
02-06-2007, 06:34 PM
If you look at #248950, look at the rear of the tractor pictured, it's a GT (angled rear mount plate) frame.
When you look at #248930 the rear of the tractor pictured is an LT (flat rear mount plate) frame.

Yeah that's the whole point! He needs the one that has the drawer bar from what he said. So depending on model of tractor, he will need either 27 or 27A. other than this part and an adapter on the other bagger that's not used on his and a different part # for the latch everything else is identical.

One more thing. Don't buy the one in the first ebay link! I re-read that auction and there is a crack in the plastic part.

oldtimer
02-07-2007, 04:33 PM
Yeah, I saw that about the crack too. Alright, I asked my son to use his PayPal and order it for me, and then I'll give him the money. Wife doesn't like me buying online. lol
Again, thanks for the help Sixchows,and others. I really appreciate it. :trink40: