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Just got a Kgro 44", 6 speed 18HP B&S tractor, was wondering if there's any other people out here that have one of these Kgro or AYP tractors and would like to share pictures.

Bert
 

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Had one, I've posted a few pics of it with the front frame bent on it from plow abuse. It worked ok one season with deck and plow (in their appropriate seasons), the next spring a spindle broke so I tossed the deck and used my Craftsman instead. That winter the frame bent when I hit a rut, so I put a 48" snowblower on the Craftsman.
The Craftsman burned oil and blew out the transaxle, so now the blower is on my SS18 and I use my Ford LGT120 for mowing.
 

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appears to be a lime green version of a craftsman II. could be wrong though
 

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AYP made Craftsman for a while. Then they were bought out by Electrolux they still made Craftsman mowers.
Roper sold Off It Outdoor Power equipment to Electrolux in 1988. Electrolux Then Changed the Name from Roper To American Yard Products. When Electrolux Spun off Husqvarna in 2006. All Outdoor Power equipment Brands From Electrolux were Put Under Husqvarna Outdoor Power. Technically AYP still makes Many Craftsman Products Because there still Built at the same Production Plant from 1988 to Present The Name Has Just Been Changed Once again to HOP:thThumbsU
 

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The big "tell" is the rear wheels: note that on the Craftsman it has bolts holding the wheels on, where on the green one it's just a key. That tells me that the Kgro is a light duty transaxle. Nothing wrong with it, just not designed for ground engaging attachments like the heavier duty transaxles. The "clutch" is just pulley that tightens up the drive belt unless the pedal is pushed down. Pretty standard Y/GT fare, because it's cheap and it works.
 

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Hi, Woopud--I have one that came with our house. I'm trying to do some restoration, and it's driving me nuts. Biggest problem so far are the steering gears; worn or loose enough that they pop out of mesh when I drive-worse when turning right...pop,pop,pop. I now have to do a left-turn-only three point reverse ballet whenever I need to change direction.
Can anyone give me some advice on how to tighten the steering gears back up? (dirtybernie, I sent you a PM) Thanks a lot:thanku:
I'll post some pics soon. GMD
 

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Well, I'm finaly going to start this project after completing the last project. First thing is to take the engine apart and clean it, it has a broken piston rod, hey, it was free! Will post plenty of pictures.
 

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Can anyone tell me what kind of transmission this has? It's a 6 speed lever on the fender. Is this just a regular clutch/gear?

Bert
Most likely a Dana 4360-83. I have a Craftsman LT that is nearly identical to your tractor (wheels are c-clip/key, not bolted to a hub.)
 

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In the mean time I decided to do some painting.... I think it looks awesome!
Not bad looking in yellow, nice paint job! For some reason the green on mine has grown on me (especially since I got it all together and running last week!) Looks pretty cool, especially parked by our three craftsman II tractors. But then my mother in law saw it and said "that's a nice John Deere!" I told her it's the poor man's John Deere lol :greendr:
 
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