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I just purchased a used scoop off of Craigslist over the weekend. Went to install it and it appears that there are 2 different mounting options for it. The guy I bought it from had the brackets that don't work for my application. I need the other set of brackets which he can't find. I looked up the parts on sears parts direct and they want almost $50 for each bracket which seems ridiculous.

I think I could make the brackets I got work by drilling one hole in the frame on each side. I wouldn't think that 1 hole would comprise the frame any as there are numerous holes in the frame that aren't used as it is. The only problem here would be the difficulty getting a wrench behind the frame to tighten the nut.

Before I do that though, I wanted to see if anyone might have the other set of brackets laying around that they might want to sell.

Here is the link that shows the brackets. They are parts 81 & 82 on the diagram.

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/par...ramPageId=00001&documentId=P0503013&pop=flush

The tractor I am installing it on is a DLT3000. The guy I bought it from had a GT5000.

Any thoughts/ideas are welcome! Thanks!
 

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Awesome! That looks like what I need! PM sent.
 

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I would take a 1/4 inch 3 inch wide one foot long piece of steel and bolt it onto the outside of the frame. Some of the frames have been bending. If there is not enough play on the out side put it on the inside. This should keep the frame from bending.
 

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I agree with RStocker - the Craftsman brackets are about 4 - 5 inches too short and the frame can buckle at the point the bracket ends unless you go very easy.
 

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Good advice. That will give me something to do while I'm waiting on the brackets.

Thanks.
 

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Got the brackets yesterday and the scoop is now on the tractor. Thanks for you help! Tried it out on some mulch and it works pretty good. I never would have bought it new, but not bad for a $175 Craigslist find.
 

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