Model #917251570 CRAFTSMAN Lawn, Tractor

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Q:

How to lock Differential ?

A:

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Barbara H. -
January 13, 2012
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Your tractor does not have a differential lock on it. The transmission is a hydro-automatic transmission. There is a bypass lever that releases the transmission so the tractor can be rolled. On a hydro transmission there is no true neutral. The oil is pumped one direction for forward and another for reverse. There is a very fine line of no oil movement between the 2 where the tractor will not move but that's not really neutral.

There are times where you may need to have a true neutral so the tractor can be rolled. On the back (right) of the tractor there is a little lever with hold drilled through it. If you push that lever up the little hole will be on to of a tab. If you put the pin (or a nail or whatever) through the little hole this will "bypass" the transmission and you will be able to roll the tractor. If you remove the pin, the lever comes down then the tractor cannot (should not) be rolled around. Then you can drive the tractor.

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XX Wade_ -
Sears Technician
January 16, 2012
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Thanks, So I should double up wheel weights on the left wheel for maximun traction. Sears does not make this very clear so I bought 55 Lbs weights for both wheels. They did include 13 inch bolts to do this. The question is should I.

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Robert -
January 16, 2012
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It's more like a "limited slip" type differential. Both wheels do indeed pull but they're not "locked" . If the differential were "open" then I would say that putting the wheel weights on one side would be the way to go, but since it's not set up that way it would cause more problems to do that. So to answer directly: Put one weight on 1 wheel and 1 weight on the other wheel for maximum traction.

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XX Wade_ -
Sears Technician
January 17, 2012
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And just to clarify for anyone else that happens along: None of the Craftsman tractors have locked differentials nor do they have selectable lock differentials. Most consumer model lawn/garden tractors do not come with this. Generally a high end garden tractor will be where you would see that, if then. I have a garden tractor that has a selectable lock differential and the price difference between it and what I paid for my Craftsman garden tractor was around $8,000.

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XX Wade_ -
Sears Technician
January 17, 2012
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Q:

Bagger for Sears Craftsman, model 917.251570, 50 inch, riding mower

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Joseph -
September 20, 2011
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Thank you for your question.

I will be able to assist you. I have looked up the model number you have submitted. The manufacture never made a bagger for this mower. If the customer wanted to bagger, they would have the purchase a lawn vacuum. We still offer a lawn vacuum. Please click here to view the model we offer.

I hope this is helpful.

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Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
September 21, 2011
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