Model #917272950 CRAFTSMAN Lawn, Tractor

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Q:

I have a tractor I inherited from my Dad. I need to know what year it was made, and what it cost. It is a model 917-272950.

A:

The tractor was made around 2000. Prices will not be available now, 8-9 years later. To get an estimated price, make a list of what the tractor has on it. For instance Kohler engine vs Briggs engine, electric clutch vs manual clutch. Go to www.sears.com and get the price of a similar size tractor with a similar engine with the features your tractor has. I would think the same tractor would have cost around 15% less in 2000.

The first 6 digits of the serial number are the date code. The first 2 digits are the month of manufacture. The second 2 digits are the day of the month. The third 2 digits are the year of manufacture. An example would be 041300. This would indicate April 13, 2000.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
August 03, 2009
Q:

Why on my Craftsman 20hp, 46"cut, Garden Tractor, is the belt angle so bad from the clutch pulley to the deck? When I put the deck down the belt falls off. "HELP"

A:

I am assuming the primary deck belt on the mower was recently replaced. I am also assuming the tractor did not have the problem with the old belt.

When belts are replaced, the belt guides that keep the belt on the pulley are usually bent back to allow the belt to be removed from the pulley. Be sure the belt guides on your engine pulley and the deck pulleys are no more than 1/4 inch away from the back of the belt.

If this is not the problem, inspect the pulleys for wear. Sometimes pulleys wear a groove in them that will cause the belt to come off.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
April 12, 2010
Q:

Why on my Craftsman 20hp, 46" cut, Garden Tractor,is the belt angle so bad from the clutch pulley to the deck? When I put the deck down the belt falls off. "HELP"

A:

I am assuming the primary deck belt on the mower was recently replaced. I am also assuming the tractor did not have the problem with the old belt.

When belts are replaced, the belt guides that keep the belt on the pulley are usually bent back to allow the belt to be removed from the pulley. Be sure the belt guides on your engine pulley and the deck pulleys are no more than 1/4 inch away from the back of the belt.

If this is not the problem, inspect the pulleys for wear. Sometimes pulleys wear a groove in them that will cause the belt to come off.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
April 12, 2010

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