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Craftsman  Professional Brush Guard

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Item Weight (lbs.): 12.0 lbs.

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Protect the front end of your tractor and headlights from accidental damage. Heavy gauge welded steel construction for extra strength and durability. Craftsman brush guard adds protection and styling to your tractor. The bumper can save costly replacement expense in excess of $100 toward the purchase of new hood, headlights or grill due to damage.

  • Fits all Craftsman front engine tractors supplied by MTD, model no.'s starting with 247. (except zero turn, rear engine rider)
  • Rugged design with yellow powder coat finish resists scratches and chips
  • Allows easy access to tractor - to open tractor hood simply pull lever to lower bumper
  • Mounts easily to tractor frame with hardware included

Added on January 30, 2011

 

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Schtuperman
Jun 29 , 2011
Craftsman Professional Brush Guard offers protection with style.

I purchased the Craftsman Professional Brush Guard for my PYT9000 tractor (247.28888). I like the bold, agressive, styling of the guard, and the protection it offers against an accidental mishap. This was a "must have" accessory for me! Assembly and installation is easy, requiring about thirty minutes to complete. The brush guard fit fine; however, I did modify the mounting hardware. As supplied, the brush guard mounts to the tractor frame with two shoulder bolts, and two self-tapping lag bolts. The shoulder bolts have too much shoulder, and the lag bolts were not getting a good bite in the frame rail. This made the guard loose and rattly. I added two stainless lock washers to take up the slack on the shoulder bolts, and replaced the self-tapping lag bolts with two stainless 5/16"x3/4" bolts, flat washers, lock washers, and nuts. This removed the rattle and play out of the mount. The added hardware cost less than $2, and would be under $1 using regular steel hardware. In fairness, I imagine Sears includes the self-tapping lag bolts, as it is a tight squeeze installing nuts and washers between the frame rail and muffler? Those lacking dexterity or patience may have difficulty threading the nuts onto the bolts. I used a thin crescent wrench to hold the nuts during assembly.

To fully open or remove the hood, you first lower the brush guard by pulling a lever at the lower front of the guard. You may open the hood without lowering the guard; however, the grill will be resting on the guard so you need to use care doing so. With the modifications to the mounting hardware, the brush guard is sturdy and should offer ample protection from a mishap.

I like the Craftsman Professional Brush Guard and would recommend it to a friend (with the suggestion that they include my modified mounting hardware). I would have rated this item a 5 except for the included mounting hardware. Without exception, everyone who has seen the tractor comments on the appearance of the brush guard. It offers both style and protection for your expensive tractor.

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smjcsj12
Jul 25 , 2011
Bumper looks god on my YT 4500

I purchased one of these with my new YT 4500 mainly because of the looks.  The one installed on the tractor in the store was red.  When I had my tractor delivered my bumper was installed but it was black.  It doesn't look the same.  The installation also seemed shoddy since the release lever was bent down almost 90 degrees.  I like the bumper, i just wish it had been red like the one in the store.

 

Carrnutt

Port Richey, FL

Dec 8 , 2012
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Great looking, good working product

Easily modified to fit different models, just some drilling and test fitting. Works good, looks great. The tilt down release mechanism is a bit cheap, it can bind easily, but is easily overcome by lifting on the guard assembly.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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smjcsj12

Kaufman, TX

Jul 25 , 2011
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Bumper looks god on my YT 4500

I purchased one of these with my new YT 4500 mainly because of the looks.  The one installed on the tractor in the store was red.  When I had my tractor delivered my bumper was installed but it was black.  It doesn't look the same.  The installation also seemed shoddy since the release lever was bent down almost 90 degrees.  I like the bumper, i just wish it had been red like the one in the store.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Schtuperman

Pasadena, MD

Jun 29 , 2011
via sears.com
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Craftsman Professional Brush Guard offers protection with style.

I purchased the Craftsman Professional Brush Guard for my PYT9000 tractor (247.28888). I like the bold, agressive, styling of the guard, and the protection it offers against an accidental mishap. This was a "must have" accessory for me! Assembly and installation is easy, requiring about thirty minutes to complete. The brush guard fit fine; however, I did modify the mounting hardware. As supplied, the brush guard mounts to the tractor frame with two shoulder bolts, and two self-tapping lag bolts. The shoulder bolts have too much shoulder, and the lag bolts were not getting a good bite in the frame rail. This made the guard loose and rattly. I added two stainless lock washers to take up the slack on the shoulder bolts, and replaced the self-tapping lag bolts with two stainless 5/16"x3/4" bolts, flat washers, lock washers, and nuts. This removed the rattle and play out of the mount. The added hardware cost less than $2, and would be under $1 using regular steel hardware. In fairness, I imagine Sears includes the self-tapping lag bolts, as it is a tight squeeze installing nuts and washers between the frame rail and muffler? Those lacking dexterity or patience may have difficulty threading the nuts onto the bolts. I used a thin crescent wrench to hold the nuts during assembly.

To fully open or remove the hood, you first lower the brush guard by pulling a lever at the lower front of the guard. You may open the hood without lowering the guard; however, the grill will be resting on the guard so you need to use care doing so. With the modifications to the mounting hardware, the brush guard is sturdy and should offer ample protection from a mishap.

I like the Craftsman Professional Brush Guard and would recommend it to a friend (with the suggestion that they include my modified mounting hardware). I would have rated this item a 5 except for the included mounting hardware. Without exception, everyone who has seen the tractor comments on the appearance of the brush guard. It offers both style and protection for your expensive tractor.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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