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I'm a new poster, and hopefully someone here can help me out.

I've currently got a 2003 Craftsman LT1000 Lawn tractor (model # 917.271920) and am looking to put a snow blower attachment on it before winter.

I've found what I think is a good deal on a Craftsman 46" 2 Stage thrower attachment, model # 486.248461 ($350.00).

I called AgriFab customer service, and according to their books, this attachment will not hook up to my tractor.

What I'm looking to find out is there someway to make this work even though Agrifab doesn't want to get behind it?

I'm fairly handy with tools and welders, so a little bit of fabrication doesn't scare me, but I'd like to avoid completly re-engineering my tractor to save a few bucks.

Thanks for the help.
 

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I just installed a craftsman snowblower (diff model, but you can see photos in the husq/dixon forum)

few things to look for.

1. How drive mechanism attaches to frame (this piece has a belt/pulley/tensioner that takes power from the pto where your deck hooks up)

2. How the blower attaches to the front of the tractor (arms are added to the frame & this attaches to the rear of the blower housing)

3. how the belt from the blower runs from the auger to the drive mechanism.

you can get e-copies of the blower you're looking at and the sears model# that agri fab recommends at manage-my life by asking in the forums and compare those items to see how different they are.

In I looked at the one you're looking at it, and was also told it wouldn't fit. after installing the right one (24838 or 24837 which is newer model) I think it would have fit by simply ordering the right frame arms for the front and some careful measuring and drilling for the drive mechanism & of course, getting the right size belts.
 
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