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I'm not sure, what the model number is for the '07. I'm assuming its 28750? I found it referenced in a couple of threads from last year, and doesn't come up on Sear's website. According to the website, the new number is 28746.

So, if above is correct...I think the engines are different. The 07' has a B&S ELS in it, and the 08' has a Kohler Courage Twin

Both should have a Tuff Torq K66, however some of the 08' models come with a Hydro-Gear 3000. Only the 28746(2) 08' model comes with a K66. All the other 28746 models appear to have a HG 3000. More info on the K66 vs 3000 here.

Other than that.. here's the manuals for both the 07' and 08'

On a side note, with the manuals. I noticed the 28750 manual was written in Jan '07, and the 28746 manual was written in Oct '06. Odd, but the Product Specifications on page 6 match the engines for each model.

Hope that helps.
 

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So many model numbers, it all gets confusing. But, from looking at the sears website, it appears that 287xx are 2007 models while the '08 model numbers are 288xx.

Differences I saw when shopping are noted in my "intro" thread:
http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=56832

I see yours is a 28860. What is the difference between that one and the 28846? Does the 28860 come with the K66 and the 28846 come with the other? They both say they have the Kohler Pro.
 

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Saw that question posted previously and couldn't find anything online to say what difference is between the two models. The store where I bought my mower only had the 28860 on display.
 

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They both appear to have the same engine and tranny. For dome reason the 28860 is typically more expensive when they are both on sale. I can't see a reason for that or for the different part number. Just wondering if the 28860 is worth the extra $$$.
 

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I'm not sure, what the model number is for the '07. I'm assuming its 28750? I found it referenced in a couple of threads from last year, and doesn't come up on Sear's website. According to the website, the new number is 28746.

So, if above is correct...I think the engines are different. The 07' has a B&S ELS in it, and the 08' has a Kohler Courage Twin

Both should have a Tuff Torq K66, however some of the 08' models come with a Hydro-Gear 3000. Only the 28746(2) 08' model comes with a K66. All the other 28746 models appear to have a HG 3000. More info on the K66 vs 3000 here.

Other than that.. here's the manuals for both the 07' and 08'

On a side note, with the manuals. I noticed the 28750 manual was written in Jan '07, and the 28746 manual was written in Oct '06. Odd, but the Product Specifications on page 6 match the engines for each model.

Hope that helps.
I have an 07 DGS 6500 #28746 with a Kohler and a Hydro-Gear 3000. My tractor was made in Oct 07. So go figure. Red 07 DGS 6500's have B&S, Black one's like mine have Kohlers, I do believe the 28750 is the red one.
 

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I have a 2007 DGS 6500 with the Kohler and Tuff Torq K66, it has the 48" deck.

If I recall correctly in 2007 there were 5 models of the DGS 6500, all twin cylinders with 26 HP.

Black Kohler 48" Tuff Torq K66 287480
Black Kohler 54" Hydro Gear 3000 287460
Black Kohler 54" Peerless Manual 6 speed 287450
Red Briggs 54" Peerless Manual 6 speed 287490
Red Briggs 54" Tuff Torq K66 287500


For 2008 there are 5 models all black:

Kohler 27 HP w/ electric lift 54" Tuff Torq K66 28874
Kohler 26HP 54" Tuff Torq K66 28846
Kohler 24HP 48" Tuff Torq K66 28848
Kohler 26HP 54" Tuff Torq K66 28860
Kohler 26HP 54" Tuff Torq K66 286461

The big difference I see is in the 27HP model, which has a larger engine, arm rests on the seat, a bumper, electric lift for the deck, and wash port on the deck. The other big change is the reduction to 24HP on the 48" model. All of the models have received new frames and new hoods.
 

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That is some good info doseyg. Also there is a 28646/28645 DGS6500(CA) Model.
But the question still is. What is the difference between the 28846 and the 28860?
 

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Yes, I see that, after looking at the parts dia. of the 28860.
Do you know the gauge of the steel they are using for the twin chanels?
 

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Which one is "better"?
As far as frames go, they are both part #195447. How could one be better than the other?
 

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As far as frames go, they are both part #195447. How could one be better than the other?
You are right Sir!:fing32:
The question is still there, Whats the difference between the Two???
 

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Sorry for spreading lies. I was looking at the 287460 not 288460 when I made the statement they had different frames.
Maybe the frames are the same, but looking at the diagrams side by side the back of the frame does look different. The part where the fender bracket appears to fit on.




 

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The strait hitch/back is something new to modern Craftsman GT's
 
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