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Craftsman  Garden Tractor Sleeve Hitch

  Item#  07124586000 | Model#  71-24586
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Dimensions and Weight:
Item Weight (lbs.): 43.0
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

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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 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 (attachments sold separately)
  • Fits all Craftsman 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

Added on January 24, 2010

 

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27 Reviews Write a review
21 Reviewers (78.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Praise5 found this helpful
ComposerChick
Dec 28 , 2013
Sleeve Hitch
Well made was easy to install, It fit my mower with 20 inch tires.
Criticism8 found this helpful
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.    

 

savhmustang80

Cape Coral, FL

May 29 , 2014
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Sleeve hitch

Easy pick up. Sleeve hitch is a necessary item in order to fully operate your garden tractor to its fullest potential.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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abuilder2

Taylor, TX

Apr 8 , 2014
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Sleeve hitch

Works well. The construction is a little lightweight but it does the job it is supposed to do. It was necessary to adjust the hitch and the implement a little to get it to work properly and lift to the correct height.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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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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