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The biggest difference between these two lawn mowers can be found under the hood. Garden tractors often feature higher horsepower engines to support the demands of multiple tasks while lawn tractors typically provide lower horsepower engines since they specialize mainly in lawn mowing.
While lawn tractors are primarily used for mowing grass, garden tractors can not only mow, but also clear snow, tow heavy equipment, till gardens, grade driveways, and do pretty much any job you might need done. Garden Tractors have a more heavy duty build, which makes them a more versatile machine.
The 11-character model number is printed on the left side of the Product Identification Label and will begin with the letters “CM”.
To determine the year of manufacture for a tractor with a six digit number use the following formula. Take the first and the fourth digit, and subtract three to get the year. For example, the serial number of 395602 would be: 36-3 = 1933.
When you want to identify the year of your tractor, you can look at several things. First and foremost is the tractor serial number, which is stamped into an aluminum plate located on the right side of your tractor, on the steering gear housing. Use the tractor serial number table to look up the year.
The tractor model numbers are comprised of four positions. The first number designates the family while the next three numbers represent the approximate engine horsepower. The fifth and sixth positions are represented by a letter. The first letter indicates the level of capability or price a tractor has.
Craftsman LT1000 – the older ones from 2000-2005 and some from 2006-2007 are very sturdy and have the wide body now reserved for higher-end YTs (“Yard Tractors”), mostly heavy-duty decks, solid controls, and basically last forever with either a Briggs and Stratton single or twin cylinder or a Kohler single cylinder.

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18 hp 42 deck
stalls after heats up – Craftsman 20 hp 42 in. Deck Yard Tractor
ANSWER : Check your gas cap to make sure it’s still venting properly. If the vent is clogged, it will build up pressure and not allow the fuel to flow properly.You can find new gas caps at PartsBuggy.com here.

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The oil will not drain out of my craftsman 18 HP Briggs & Straton riding lawn mower. I unplug the drain cap. I took the dipstick out, but the oil will not drain out. The dipstick indicates the oil is full. It’s acting as if the oil is clogged. It’s been sitting since last summer. How can I get the oil out?
ANSWER : Did you push in and turn the little pipe you took the cap off of to open it???

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Can i replace a 17.5 hp mower engine with a 18 hp engine?
ANSWER : You will need to shop carefully. That is not too much of a power jump to worry about ruining axles, gears and the like. BUT, do be mindful that you have to shop an engine to match two very important criteria:Bolt patterns and spacing: This is how the engine will attach to the mower’s deck/chasis.Output shaft length, diameter, taper and if it’s keyed or non-keyed.If looking to just replace a tired old iron horse, similar make and model to the original with slight power upgrade cannot be helped – but the bolts and shafts will be pretty much spot on.

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Have 18 hp engine with 1 1/2 shaft looking for clutch
ANSWER : Hello,

If you go to searspartsdirect.com, you just need to ener the model number, starts with 917.xxxxxxx.

The number is under your seat and is on a white tag.

hope this helps, Matt

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My craftsman dys 4500 26hp 54 – Craftsman 26 hp 54 in. Deck Deluxe Yard Tractor – CA Model
ANSWER : Whats the problem?

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Craftsman riding mower loose belts need tighting
ANSWER : Http://www.disruptit.com/manuals/L0403195.pdf

Here ya go.

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Craftsman 17 hp model #917.273140, no fire to plug, will run with kill wire off of coil, all operator safety switches ck good.
ANSWER : Have you checked the ignition switch?

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LT-1000 18 hp. engine starts and runs fine at idle but when you attempt too engage blades or move the mower in reverse it dies
ANSWER : Sounds like a micro switch issue, check the switch under the seat this is the most likley suspect.

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