Greetings! I have a John Deere LX288 lawn tractor and am searching for a snow thrower for it. I found one that came off of a John Deere LX188, a 42" not a 38". From what I can tell from TractorData is the 288 is newer, 1.6" longer, and 1 hp more.. They look the same and am woundering if the mounts are the same where as the snowthrower in question will fit. Thankyou much!