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bsonine
Apr 19 , 2014
Dual Bumper
Really gives the tractor a nice finished look and was fairly easy to install. Must follow the instructions and it will be a simple installation.
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InstructOne
May 26 , 2013
Looks Good- But NOT for the YT 4000
Bumper looks good but is not a easy fit for my new YT4000 Tractor (a Sears ********). It was listed as fitting this model, but it took almost two hours for two people to reach the areas where you need to put bolts in and washers and get it so that it was level. The bolts slip through the back end of the bumper slots and you need washers to hold them. This looks really cheap and Sears could at least make sure the bolts, washers and screws were black so they are hidden. The instructions say to bolt in three places, but we were only able to match two holes on each side up with the frame. I did not take the guards off since they were held with sheet metal screws and did not want to take a chance that they would stay in place after removing them. There is little space to maneuver while working and honestly a person with average size hands does not have enough room to work. I am not sure I would put "Craftsman" on this product.
 

ramirezlba

Mesquite, TX

Aug 12 , 2015
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pre damaged

Just picked up the bumper yesterday and right out of the box its already has paint rubbed down to bare metal


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researchaholic2015

Berkley, MA

Jul 14 , 2015
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Works just fine on my Husqvarna YTH22V42 2012 model

I decided on this front end protection because it was 1/2 the price of the official Husqvarna offering (on sale and with rewards), and fit my needs. The Sears description states that it will work with all Craftsman and Husqvarna lawn tractors, so I purchased it. It does work, and fits the contours of my tractor fine - even allowing for the hood to be fully opened. But, there is about 1/4 to 3/8 gap on either side of the tractor's frame, to the mounting points of the bumper. I solved this by shimming the gap with 3 washers on each side - at all 4 mounting points. For my tractor, I followed the "A" mounting instructions. It is mounted solidly, and does not move. 4 stars because I had to hunt down appropriate washers for spacing.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Joven02

Oregon, WI

Jul 13 , 2015
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Good Bumper

Installed quickly and works great. The only problem was the plastic caps near the exhaust/muffler. They melted off because they're too close to the muffler.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Ronaldologue

Manchester, PA

Jun 8 , 2015
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hitch okay

directions lack some applications but when attempting install it was obviously planned for this tractor as for many others. Perfect match.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Pizzalogger

Thornton, IL

Jun 8 , 2015
via mobile
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Looks great and easy to install

This bumper looks good on my tractor and it was easy to install with only 4 bolts. I'm not sure about the reviews that said it took an hour, I had it done in about 5 minutes.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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mannyk

Woodbine, MD

Jun 8 , 2015
via craftsman.com
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Best Deal

I purchased this bumper not for a Craftsman but my new Ariens. It fits perfectly. Looks like a million bucks. And the price was absolutely great.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Scott.A

Lenoir, NC

Jun 2 , 2015
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Good bumper tricky to install.

Bought this to install on a T1600 mower I bought new from Sears. It was the last one they had and a return and came with no box or instructions but the bolts were with it and was able to look the instructions up online. It went on with no problems other than the mower headlight wiring was in the way of where it bolted down which was a simple fix I just removed the wire retainer and moved it up and fixed to another existing hole in the frame with no problems. Makes the mower look better too and I've had a bumper on my old LT1000 mower and its taken a beating over the past 15 years and has held up great.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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cecil12160

White River Junction, VT

May 19 , 2015
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great

just great

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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E350

Sacramento, CA

May 14 , 2015
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Don't read the instructions...

The bumper frame has so many holes in it that two on each side will likely line up just fine with corresponding holes in the front frame of your riding mower. So just put the bumper up to your riding mower (mine is an old Craftsman II 19HP Twin 42" deck mower) and look for holes in the bumper frame which line up with square holes that are in your mower's front frame (the sides of the mower's front frame which surround the engine's muffler). Then stick one of the supplied carriage bolts (domed/smooth head with square shoulder) into the square hole in the frame (I had to use needle nose pliers because I couldn't get my hands between the muffler and the frame to put the carriage bolt in the hole) then push or pull the carriage bolt threads through the corresponding hole in the bumper frame, put on a supplied washer and then the fender/lock hex nut. Repeat till you have two on each side and then tighten.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Bj1one

Lansing, MI

Apr 17 , 2015
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Brush guard

Item was easy to install. I haven't had a chance to use my mower with the guard on yet. I wanted another style but it wouldn't fit my mower. I'm hoping that it serves its purpose.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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WHARLOW

Spokane, WA

Apr 14 , 2015
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TOUGH

IT'S NICE ONCE IT'S ON. IT WAS DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND THE DIRECTIONS. I GOT IT ON AND IT'S SOLID, HOPE IT'S RIGHT

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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JBH1162

West Chester, PA

Mar 12 , 2015
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beware

The bar bumper works well. The plastic end caps at the ends of the tubular steel melt after 2-3 uses of the mower.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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K2gator

Jacksonville, FL

Mar 9 , 2015
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Great Product

Perfectly suited for my new mower, must get item.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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nitro1123

West Babylon, NY

Jan 18 , 2015
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bumper

great product . well worth the money for it. easy to install

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Chassis.dog

Rome, GA

Dec 15 , 2014
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Necessity

It only takes one time for the mower to get away from you and there is a lot of damage. With every new mower I get a bumper and it has paid for itself over and over. I use a hoist attached to the bumper and raise the mower so I can clean under the deck and change blades with ease. Wouldn't be without one!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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BKE55

Winston Salem, NC

Oct 22 , 2014
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SIMPLE BASIC BUMPER GUARD

This bumper guard was simple to install. It went on with just 4 bolts, and it was low enough NOT to interfere with raising the tractor's hood. It definitely adds protection to the front of the tractor. It blends right in and looks perfect..

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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GBLC1500

Coarsegold, CA

Sep 29 , 2014
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Just what my garden tractor needed!

This bumper was exactly what I was looking for and was very easy to install. It also looks great!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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glotzilla2

Cochran, GA

Aug 28 , 2014
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tractor bumper

great purchase. the bumper keeps tall grass and brush from scratching my new craftsman lawn tractor

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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1meatman

Cecil, WI

Aug 27 , 2014
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Looks good

I ordered this and picked up at a Sears store. Only one on hand. When I went to put it on, I found it was all scratched up. Couldn't return it being no more at the store. So I had to repaint it. Who would want to put it on a brand new mower and have it all scratched up. I suggest to check it out before leaving the store.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Jul 24 , 2014
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Craftsman T2200 19HP 42 "Cut

I bought this June 16th. On the 18th I bought the double bumper. I waited until this morning June 30th to install it because of the instructions. Follow the instructions and you will end up having to take off the hood and the muffler shield. Do yourself a favor and use the box it came in for supporting the bumper while working on it. I never took off the hood or the shield. It only used 4 of the bolts that were in the box. There is only one way basically that this goes on there. The instructions are worthless. I love the look of the double bumper. I only gave 4 stars because of the instructions. I also ordered the Hour meter for it and guess what NO INSTRUCTIONS AT ALL.


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herbiehskr2

Senatobia, MS

Jul 3 , 2014
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Easy Install

This is what it is a bumper good quality, with an easy install. Wasn't too complicated at all. It does a nice job of protecting my front end when i miss judge a turn.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Curmudgeon1

Lake Worth, FL

May 25 , 2014
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Easy Installation

Installation only required about 10 minutes on a 917.xxxxxx (Husqvarna manufactured) tractor. The included instructions were decent, however, the instruction to remove the muffler shield may be disregarded. With the muffler shield left in place, and the bumper resting on the empty shipping box, the 4 carriage bolts were easily installed. The engine cover/hood when fully opened does however slightly make contact with the top of the bumper (just barely). It would have been nice to have at least a 1/4" of clearance, however the mounting height of the bumper is not "adjustable"; the bolt holes on the bumper brackets and the corresponding holes on the tractor frame only align in the predetermined manner. Based on the many comments regarding the plastic end-caps deforming and falling out due to the heat of the exhaust being directed onto the bumper, I opted to not bother installing them.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Mociralb

Fallon, NV

May 14 , 2014
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Bumpin

I like the way the Bumper looks mounted on my Craftsman Lawn Tractor. The mounting instructions was not as helpful as it could have been. With all the extra hardware, it left me wondering if there was something I might have forget to hook up. Also some of the mounting holes weren't where they said it was supposed to be, it didn't take long to figure it out.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Mociralb

Fallon, NV

May 14 , 2014
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Bumpin

I like the way the Bumper looks mounted on my Craftsman Lawn Tractor. The mounting instructions was not as helpful as it could have been. With all the extra hardware, it left me wondering if there was something I might have forget to hook up. Also some of the mounting holes weren't where they said it was supposed to be, it didn't take long to figure it out.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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whatisthisfor

Odessa, MO

May 7 , 2014
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what is this for

Plastic plug melted first time I mowed grass but otherwise an excellent part.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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