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Craftsman  Garden Tractor Sleeve Hitch

  Item#  07124586000 | Model#  71-24586
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Product Overview:
Assembly Required: Assembly Required
Fits Brands/Models: See product description for details
Mounting Hardware Included: Yes
Color:
Color/Finish: Black
Warranty:
General Warranty: 1 year limited
Dimensions and Weight:
Item Weight (lbs.): 43.0
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Vehicle Type: Tractors only

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Get Ultimate Tow-Behind Performance with the Sleeve Hitch for Garden Tractor

The Craftsman garden tractor sleeve hitch fits all Craftsman and Craftsman Professional garden tractors with 23 inch rear tires or larger. Once attached, the sleeve hitch lets you place ground-engaging attachments to your garden tractor at the proper angle for simple, convenient use. Boasting simple, one-time installation of mounting brackets to the tractor, the sleeve hitch offers super-simple removal for tractor use with other tow-behind attachments.

The sleeve hitch for garden tractors is backed by a Craftsman 1-year limited warranty to protect your investment. The sleeve hitch must be purchased separately from ground-engaging attachments for use with plow, cultivator, disc, landscape rake or a box scraper. The hitch only weighs 43 lbs., for exceptional maneuverability and portability. Gauge-steel construction ensures a lifetime of durability and weather-resistant use.

  • The Craftsman Garden Tractor Sleeve Hitch provides a quick, easy way to add ground-engaging attachments to your tractor
  • Fits all Craftsman and Craftsman Professional garden tractors with 23 in. rear tires or larger
  • Sleeve hitch places ground-engaging attachments at the proper angle for no-hassle use
  • Heavy-duty, gauge-steel construction for a lifetime of durability
  • Simple, one-time installation of mounting brackets to the tractor
  • Comes with a 1-year limited warranty to protect your investment
  • Click here for Attachment Compatibility

Added on January 24, 2010

 

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25 Reviews Write a review
19 Reviewers (76.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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davidl9999
Apr 30 , 2011
Needed for larger ground-engaging accessories
If you need a hitch, this is the only choice provided by Sears for current model yard and garden tractors. It's not perfect, but it gets the job done. For the smaller ground-engaging attachments, the products works fine. Two adjustable bolts on each side of the hitch pin adjust the side-to-side angle of attachments, but it's not a three point hitch so there is no built-in way to tilt one side of the attachment higher than the other. For accessories that require smaller hitch pins, the hitch can be removed in a minute by removing three cotter pins and their attachment pins, allowing access to the standard hitch pin hole on the tractor. Reinstallation is just as simple. The hitch is easy to assemble and can be installed and removed in minutes. It comes ready to accept the electric lift kit (currently $499 list) which is a necessity to provide downward pressure on attachments - especially if weighting them with bricks isn't doing the job. The lift handle is conveniently placed on the right side of the tractor but is not reversible for left-handed drivers. Since the handle sticks out past the rear wheel, it's possible to snag it on fencing and brush, but that hasn't happened - yet. The attachment pins seem excessively long, but work well regardless of how they look. 4 stars for utility, would give 5 stars if accessories with smaller hitch pins would fit (i.e. Craftsman utility trailers).
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GardenTractorMan
Jun 9 , 2010
The Craftsman Sleeve Hitch needs to be replaced

I like the old Sears tractors with 3 point hitches and attachments they sold back in the late 1960's and 1970's.  The new garden tractors have cheap frames that feel like they will turn into a cork screw if you attempt to do something the old tractors would do.  They lowered the ground clearance on the sleeve hitch so you can't cultivate much at all without scalping the crops.  Even the old tractors needed more ground clearance.  The handle is cheap tubing that is in danger of being snagged on something.  I have heard several of the sleeve hitches have broken.  The impression I have is the designers trimmed all of the cost out and left customers with a tool they can't get much use of.    

 

Ricks2524

Hamilton, OH

Feb 6 , 2014
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sleeve hitch

The Craftsman sleeve hitch had to be slightly modified ( parts were included) for my Craftsman GT 5000. but it fit perfectly on my Toro. I thought that was odd. So I bought another for the Toro.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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MacManCT

Manchester, CT

Jan 21 , 2014
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Easy hook up

good quality and easy hook up. bought to use with the box scraper and my only complaint is that it does not lift it up high enough and it drags on the ground when I hit any bump. Needs better adjustment but otherwise a very easy to use attachment

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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ComposerChick

Glasgow, KY

Dec 28 , 2013
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Sleeve Hitch

Well made was easy to install, It fit my mower with 20 inch tires.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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1laddie

Hamilton, MO

Nov 16 , 2013
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hitch

works good

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Horticus1

Jonesboro, AR

Oct 19 , 2013
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Craftsman Garden Tractor Sleeve Hitch

Works well.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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TITick

Citrus Heights, CA

Aug 6 , 2013
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Works as advertised

Designed for Garden Tractor not Lawn Tractor. Assembled easily. No fuss, must, dust or crust when working a box scraper over 200 yards of gravel. I recommend.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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T1mb3r

Valley, AL

Jun 7 , 2013
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Sleeve Hitch

did not fit my lawn mower and there was not a universal fit available, I am trying tro get a welding shop to manufacture a fix.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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stiggyc

Pelham, NH

Apr 13 , 2013
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Missing Parts

I probably would have rated this higher, but when the box arrived unopened or damaged I assumed everything was OK. The handle that was pre-assembled was missing the main bracket. The adjustment bar was missing also. The hardware bad was not sealed and it was missing many hardware pieces. Agri-Fab makes the part and they're making good on it, but the point is, what happened to quality and inspections?

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Billpatron

Tucson, AZ

Jan 2 , 2013
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Useful accessory

This attachment always my lawn mower to be used to it's fullist potential

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Barry9648

Forsyth, MO

Nov 19 , 2012
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sleeve hitch

was easy to install,sturdily built,opens up more options for wide variety of attachments,good price

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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