Specifications & Dimensions
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|Maximum Weight Capacity (lbs.):||200|
|Maximum Height (in.):||7|
|General Warranty:||1 year limited|
|Vehicle Type:||Tractors only|
|Materials & Finishes:|
Ratings & Reviews
Save Time and Energy with this Craftsman tractor scoop
The Craftsman scoop for front engine tractor, an innovative attachment for select Craftsman and Husqvarna brand tractors, simplifies heavy-duty hauling and landscaping chores. It mounts to the front of your tractor and scoops, hauls and spreads landscaping materials like gravel, topsoil, mulch or sand with ease. The 200-pound capacity bucket is controlled via two elongated handles that raise, lower and dump from the convenience of your tractor seat. The scoop rises up to 7 inches off the ground, giving you better clearance over low-rising obstacles throughout the lawn.
This Craftsman tractor scoop enhances the performance of your existing Craftsman or Husqvarna tractor. Once installed, the scoop detaches easily with no tools. The mounting brackets stay in place and don't interfere with the mower's cutting deck. Constructed of heavy-duty steel, the scoop is built for dependable, long-lasting performance. Couple the scoop with wheel weights and tire chains for improved traction (both sold separately). Backed by a 1-year limited warranty.
- Craftsman scoop for front engine tractor helps you better manage your next big landscaping project
- Designed for select Craftsman and Husqvarna tractors (Sears model numbers 28980, 28672, 28981, 28974, 28906, 28888, 28880)
- For MTD tractors, additional mounting kit is required (Sears model number 24116)
- 200 pound bucket capacity
- Scoops, hauls and spreads landscaping materials
- After initial installation, scoop can be removed without tools
- Mounting brackets don't' interfere with mower's cutting deck
- Two elongated handles raise, lower and dump scoop from the convenience of the tractor seat
- Wheel weighs and tire chains recommended for improved traction (sold separately)
- Bucket dimensions: 36 in. W x 14 in. L x 12 in. H
- Backed by a 1-year limited warranty
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Added on October 21, 2010
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Most Helpful Reviews
I used this scoop extensively for the first time this weekend spreading a MOUNTAIN of gravel in our large pole barn. First, let me start by saying that I attempted to put off hooking up the scoop and doing it by hand. After a couple hours I realized it would take me months to spread it all. The hookup was pretty simple. We use our the DLS 3500 with a snowblower in the winter and the mounts aren't the same (so be prepared to have to swap every season). There are a couple points to using the scoop 1) Don't bite off more than you can chew. Chip away at a pile that way it doesn't overload your tractor making it heavy in the front. 2) Get comfortable with operation. This thing is by no means automatic. I'm still sore from operating the levers. One benefit of this is that there's no hydraulics or actuators to fail on you. 3) You need plenty of weight in the rear. Get a weight box and good tires. You'll still slip and probably get stuck once or twice but go slow and it will save you a lot of work. I ended up getting this on clearance for $100 at a local store. I don't know if I would pay $500+ for it but it is definitely a valuable accessory.
The scoop was difficult to assemble. Find the instruction videos online, and it will make it much easier. Overall, the quality is just ok. With the type of jobs I am using it for, I'm hoping it lasts. This is built more for hauling light materials more so than dirt. It has a tendency to shift around as well when hauling dirt, requiring constant adjustment. This happens regardless of how tight you make the bolts. One feature I wish the unit had was being able to lift the dump higher, so items could be loaded into a cart or wheelbarrow. It only lifts a few inches above the ground. If I had to do it over, I likely wouldn't buy this unit, but would opt for one of the higher end powered units.
after re-assembly and mounting to the tractor then getting the final adjustments set it functions perfectly . Follow the assembly instructions carefully and mounting directions and it will perform well
Good for moving around small amounts of dirt, but just as quick to do it yourself and a wheelbarrow. Doesn't lift very high and makes the mower unstable. It's more a function of the mower already not very good at traction/tipping etc. Big, heavy thing to store when not in use
I've owned this scoop attachment for about 6 years, and it has worked great. After getting the adjustments right, it works as expected and more. It has been outside the whole six years and still looks new. I added a piece of chain on front, to keep bucket from tilting too far forward, and this scoop does good spreading and leveling the lawn soil, and makes as a good caddy to ferry lawn supplies around. I recommend wheel weights and chains to make this work better. Keeping the working parts and cables oiled, has helped it stay working for so long, without any other maintainance.
Used this item of and on for three years, finely parked it. Constantly adjusting the bucket lock. Unit is very hard to use the handles. Not enough ground clearance. Way over priced for the engineering involved. Small plastic grips will not stay on.
This scoop went back to Sears 4 days ago, attached to the not so good tractor I bought with it. I intend to purchase one of these again soon and attach it to my old, good unit. (Hopefully) I have no choice. There's nothing else out there but this one.
So far I've been happy with the tractor scoop, haven't moved any rock yet but it does a great job on dirt, grass clippings and mulch. Assembly took about 2.5 to 3 hours, the key is to lay all the loose parts on a large piece of cardboard and label each part with its corresponding letter from the manual. It takes a little time on the front end but based on other reviews saves you a lot of time looking for the right part. Craftsman could save a lot of frustration if they individually packaged and labeled the small parts. One negative seems to be the scoop tilt lock, it requires constant adjustment to function properly. On the other hand, I have a very bad back and this allows me to do yard work I would have to pay someone else to do, If you have less than 5 acres and an average amount of yard work or landscaping projects this is a great value. As far as posting reviews, your website sucks!