When Was My Craftsman Made? The Serial Number Tells The Story
When Was My Craftsman Riding Mower Made? Who Made My Craftsman? To find the age of your Craftsman lawn tractor, riding mower or zero-turn mower you will need to use the serial number. It’s usually located on a tag or decal under the seat.
Serial Number: The first two numbers are the month. The third and fourth numbers are the day. The fifth and sixth numbers are the year.
Who Made My Craftsman? The Model Number Tells The Story
To find who made your lawn tractor, etc., look at the first three numbers before the decimal point of the Model Number.
Model Number 917. These products are made by Husqvarna. Older products may have Electrolux or American Yard Products (AYP) on the nameplate. These companies were acquired by Husqvarna years ago. Roper was the company before AYP and produced the original Sears tractors.
Model Number 247. These products are made by MTD.
Model Number For Tractor Attachments. Attachments with model number beginning with 486 are made by Agri-Fab. These attachments “generally” fit riding mowers built between 2005 and 2017.
The first 5 numbers after the decimal combined with the first three make up the model number. Numbers after the fifth spot are build/minor revisions to the original product.
Will my Craftsman Snow Blower Model 842 fit?
Snowblower attachments with model numbers other than 486 will not fit any Craftsman lawn or garden tractor made after 1997. For Example, there are still quite a few Craftsman 2-stage snow blower attachments floating around with the prefix 842. This company, Haban went out of business in 1997. It will not fit any tractor made after that date and you can not find parts for it anywhere.
You can read more about Craftsman Riding Mowers, Lawn Tractors and Zero Turns at TodaysMower.com
You can read more about Craftsman Snow blowers at MovingSnow.com
Where can I get parts for my Craftsman?
The best source for all your Craftsman parts is here: Sears PartsDirect