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Old 02-20-2010, 12:22 PM   post #1 of 53
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Hey guys i was reading some info on MTD and craftsman and i wanted to double check something. tomorrow is the friends and family sale and thanks to you all i am headed to get my yt 3000 during the sale. I want to make sure its the 2009 AYP tractor and not a new MTD tractor. How do i ensure that? Which ones are MTD now? Any way to tell difference? Thanks guys.
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unless they have changed it, the actual model numebr will be 917.xxxxxx for an AYP and i think it is like 487.xxxxxx or something like that for MTD.
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Old 02-20-2010, 12:50 PM   post #4 of 53
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unless they have changed it, the actual model numebr will be 917.xxxxxx for an AYP and i think it is like 487.xxxxxx or something like that for MTD.
The Husquvarna model will start with 917.289xx I think MTDis a 247.xxxxxx but I am not sure of that .....yet.

Look under the seat and that's were the model number along with the serial number is too.
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I just did a search on the yt3000 on Sears sight. If it looks like these, it's an AYP.

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/search_10...+3000&sLevel=1

I don't know if they will reuse that number on the MTDs (probably). The MTDs I have seen posted look more angular than the AYP models, and not as attractive IMHO.

Good luck on your purchase and I would go with the pedal drive.
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I just did a search on the yt3000 on Sears sight. If it looks like these, it's an AYP.

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/search_10...+3000&sLevel=1

I don't know if they will reuse that number on the MTDs (probably). The MTDs I have seen posted look more angular than the AYP models, and not as attractive IMHO.
No, it how service does its recognition to who the manufacturer is.
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ok...ill check under seat. should there be something somewhere that says ayp manufacturing or something? A stamp, sticker or otherwise? Ill check the number under seat too but just wanna be sure. As i recall it does look like those in the pic but it was over two weeks ago when i looked and i didnt think to memorize it.
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ok...ill check under seat. should there be something somewhere that says ayp manufacturing or something? A stamp, sticker or otherwise? Ill check the number under seat too but just wanna be sure. As i recall it does look like those in the pic but it was over two weeks ago when i looked and i didnt think to memorize it.
It will say either 917.000000 (AYP/ Husquvarna) or ( i think ) 247.000000 MTD.
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Hey guys i was reading some info on MTD and craftsman and i wanted to double check something. tomorrow is the friends and family sale and thanks to you all i am headed to get my yt 3000 during the sale. I want to make sure its the 2009 AYP tractor and not a new MTD tractor. How do i ensure that? Which ones are MTD now? Any way to tell difference? Thanks guys.



Look for the butt ugly ones, that'll be the MTD's
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Old 02-20-2010, 04:28 PM   post #10 of 53
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Look for the butt ugly ones, that'll be the MTD's
They are ugly!
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Old 02-20-2010, 08:48 PM   post #11 of 53
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well ill just check the sticker then. Im pretty sure that the yt3000 is still ayp but just wanted to make sure. Maybe the salesman will know?? (like id trust thier word)
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Old 02-20-2010, 08:53 PM   post #12 of 53
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I was thinking the same thing about the salesman...some are ok but not too many here in New germany...ahh...I mean New jersey. Most of the folks barely know the product line at all. The three different guys I spoke with before I bought mine, barely knew anything about the GT-5000. Oh well...





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Big stores no longer have specialists in hardware, lawn an garden, etc.
Yer just as likely to find a man in womens undies dept. or a woman in tools an hardware dept. nowdays.
I think they are afraid they will hafta pay them more....
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Old 02-20-2010, 09:07 PM   post #14 of 53
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another question.....those 917 numbers...are they part of the sears model number or product number that you can view online or is it totally different? The one im lookin at is Sears Item# 07128921000 | Model# 28921. How do these numbers correspond with the AYP 917 number?
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another question.....those 917 numbers...are they part of the sears model number or product number that you can view online or is it totally different? The one im lookin at is Sears Item# 07128921000 | Model# 28921. How do these numbers correspond with the AYP 917 number?
That is an MTD. All AYP tractors will have the number start with 917.xxxxx

The first 3 numbers before the period indicate the manufacturer.
The 5 numbers to the right of the period is the model #

917.xxxxx is AYP
502.xxxxx is Murray
etc.
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