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Old 09-12-2011, 04:22 PM   post #1 of 9
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Default 486.24837 & 486.24838 42” SnowBlower Attachment

WOW Sears never seems to disappoint on their documentation. Been keeping my eye out for a snow blower for my 2008 DGS6500 (917,28848) for a while. Located a 486.24837 in the store, but.... My tractor decal says 24838, 2007 attachment guide says 24838(Garden tractors 23” tires) and 24837 is for 22” tires or smaller. 2010 fit-up guide say to use 24837 for my tractor, confused? Looked at the parts diagram between the two, and the housing and beyond show different P/Ns. Wondering if the geometry was different between the garden and lawn tractor. Checked SearsParts and their has been a substitute P/N for the Housing assembly, both now have same P/N. I'm thinking it should fit. Now to sell this to my wife so I can get 5% discount on her sears card. Wish me luck.
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Old 09-12-2011, 09:06 PM   post #2 of 9
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Check your front end... if you don't have hook type appendages on the fron that the point up, you need 24838.. only difference in 24837 is how the attach to the front (2 integrated brackets instead of 2 bolt on), rest all have the same part #s.

Here's an install I did for 24838 a while back. (on dixon gt, same as craftsman GTs made by HOP)

http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=149609
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PS... check out sears outlet... If you're willing to drive to CT, you can pick up a reconditioned item for 299 or have it delivered under 600.
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Check your front end... if you don't have hook type appendages on the fron that the point up, you need 24838.. only difference in 24837 is how the attach to the front (2 integrated brackets instead of 2 bolt on), rest all have the same part #s.

Here's an install I did for 24838 a while back. (on dixon gt, same as craftsman GTs made by HOP)

http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=149609
Sam, thanks for the feedback. I did pick-up the 24827 tonight. The brackets our the same P/N for both kits and same install for center or dual support deck brackets. I believe it's going t work for me.

How did you like the performance of said snow blower?

I just picked my up snow blower, NEW, at the sears outle,t 50% off with an additional 5% off for using my wife's Sears Charge Card
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PS... check out sears outlet... If you're willing to drive to CT, you can pick up a reconditioned item for 299 or have it delivered under 600.
SAM, you stole my thunder. I did see the 24838 advertised for said price. Mine (24837) was listed for $1,299 marked down 50%. Sold my wife on the purchase/approval. Went to the store, rang up $1,099, 50% 0ff ($549) plus an additional %5 for a NEW OLD STOCK SnowBlower. I'm happy. Now to install on my modified Frame and Johnny Bucket Brackets
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Old 09-12-2011, 10:56 PM   post #6 of 9
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Glad you got it! The performance over 1 winter has been great and went through 3+' of snow like butter and threw as far as i needed to at ~15-30' away.

Only mechanical gripe I have is the lift arm, which is hollow tubular steel.. The long handle seems to flex a bit when lifting the weight of the auger/housing, which is pretty heavy. I might hammer pieces of rebar into it to strenthen it up where it bends/attaches. Also, it doesn't lift too high (~3") when up, which can be a problem on steep hills, such as when approaching a sloped drive from a flat road or getting over a curb, if you have to.

I used it and abused it about 4-5 major snows (2+ feet) and several 'regular' snows and it's running strong. Didn't break any shear bolts or belts (knock on wood) over the season.

The non mechanical gripe is when fine, fresh blown snow power comes back at your face and gets in your collar. Nothing like that feeling.

PS.. get a set of chains and some rear / wheel weights. With new turf tires, me (270lbs) and 55lb weights on each rear wheel, traction was still an issue , until I got some chains from tirechains.com.
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Old 09-12-2011, 11:07 PM   post #7 of 9
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Oh yeah, excellent price! Used ones on craigslist go for more than that if you can even find them for sale.

I got a similar deal on a new one that was discounted in Clovis CA, due to never carrying them due to the climate, but was ordered and never picked up by a gentleman living up a nearby mountain. It was priced at 350 and local pick up only, but I was able to get the local rep to ground ship for ~150 given that they had it lying around for almost a year. Don't think I would have paid full price, but at half, it's a deal.
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Old 09-13-2011, 07:25 AM   post #8 of 9
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Glad you got it! The performance over 1 winter has been great and went through 3+' of snow like butter and threw as far as i needed to at ~15-30' away.

Only mechanical gripe I have is the lift arm, which is hollow tubular steel.. The long handle seems to flex a bit when lifting the weight of the auger/housing, which is pretty heavy. I might hammer pieces of rebar into it to strenthen it up where it bends/attaches. Also, it doesn't lift too high (~3") when up, which can be a problem on steep hills, such as when approaching a sloped drive from a flat road or getting over a curb, if you have to.

I used it and abused it about 4-5 major snows (2+ feet) and several 'regular' snows and it's running strong. Didn't break any shear bolts or belts (knock on wood) over the season.

The non mechanical gripe is when fine, fresh blown snow power comes back at your face and gets in your collar. Nothing like that feeling.

PS.. get a set of chains and some rear / wheel weights. With new turf tires, me (270lbs) and 55lb weights on each rear wheel, traction was still an issue , until I got some chains from tirechains.com.
Thanks for the review. Sounds just what I need after the last two years with back to back snow storms. Plowing was difficult if not impossible on some of those storms. I have the rear weights and chains for my Snow Plow. Added the rear carrier (two or three cinder blocks) this year for added traction, big plus. Was thinking about removing the chains but didn’t want to get stuck turning around in the street.

I can’t remember do you have/install the 70 lb rear bucket ballast? Mine didn’t come with it, but I already have the rear caddy installed.

The tree inch lift sure doesn’t sound promising, was hoping to traverse my and my neighbors lawn to clear her driveway. My neighbor up the street had a Cub Cadet set-up and had a problem where he couldn’t get up his second driveway because of the low lift. I guess I spoiled with the lift on my Jonny Bucket Snow Plow. I have a FiberGlass 1217 PowerKing with a low lift, can’t get it out of my shed with the plow attached, but was able to get up my driveway from the main street.

I will be reviewing your link for directions/assistance, good write up.

Thanks again for the replies.
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Old 09-14-2011, 12:39 AM   post #9 of 9
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Yep, that's the other difference between the 24838 and 24837, the 838 used to come with the bucket, lash and tray. Bucket is great for storing the blower attachment pins and rod in the 'off season.'
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