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high folks
here's the story
i found this craftsman lt 4000 behind a house i bought
4 flat tires, gunk in the tank, totally gunked carb, and a pile of rust under it that i'm guessing was the deck
ace hardware had a carb kit for 20 bucks, so here we go
tec 12.5 is running with some minor issues, hoorah
4 new tires from the trusty ace hardware;190 bucks and she's rolling
now the hard part
mower deck parts /assembly
sears sent me a deck assembly that i think came from ayp
it's not the same
a fair amount of research went into choosing the part
so far the warm bodies i've spoken to are convinced this will work
anyone?
i don' see any hands
anyone?
 

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It sounds like you got yourself a nice deal on the tractor and are getting it all fixed up.

So if I understand it correctly, you purchased a new mowing deck but it will not mount up to the tractor but Sears is telling you that it will. Can you still return it?

I apologize for my ignorance, I'm sure some other folks who understand better than I will be along shortly.
 

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hey, thanks for the replies, guys
the model # is 917254561(mower)
the part # of the deck they sent me is 193646
420 bucks!!
they will take it back, but that doesn't help me
i'm not crazy about cutting it up and making it work, but i'm fearless(maybe clueless)
 

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mark, you cause me to raise another question
i determined the model # by carefully comparing the characteristics of this tractor
to all the models listed on sears website
where on the unit would a model/serial # plate or stamping be found
the only one i could find was on the magneto cover on the engine
that # was for the engine
 

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mark, you cause me to raise another question
i determined the model # by carefully comparing the characteristics of this tractor
to all the models listed on sears website
where on the unit would a model/serial # plate or stamping be found
the only one i could find was on the magneto cover on the engine
that # was for the engine
Hello, the number should be under seat, by battery or gas tank. Tha number should start with 917.----
Really need that due to differences in Craftsman tractors. AYP is the maker of Craftsman and many other tractors, Huskavarna being one of them!
Try looking local for a dead tractor with good deck. Paying that much for a deck, you could get a parts tractor!!
 
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