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Sears Canada Craftsman C459 and CMXG Models for 2011-2020

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Sears Canada Craftsman C459 and CMXG Models for 2011-2020

MTD was the sole manufacturer of Craftsman branded lawn and garden equipment from 2011-2020. Up until Sears closed in Canada in 2018, Craftsman models were listed as C459-*. However, if you are looking for illustrated parts lists (IPLs) for C459 models, it's hit and miss whether you can find them or not.  To locate the IPLs for these units, you need the list we've created below, which cross references C459 numbers with MTD model numbers.  Once you've located your C459 number on this list, you should be able to search the MTD Products website for the model number. Or do a general...

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Aftermarket vs OEM parts for lawn & garden equipment

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Aftermarket vs OEM parts for lawn & garden equipment

There are lots of aftermarket parts available for lawn and garden equipment - especially for major brands such as Craftsman, Husqvarna, Toro, MTD, Honda, Briggs & Stratton, Tecumseh, and Kohler. Aftermarket parts can be considerably less expensive than the Original Equipment Manufacturer's (OEM) part. Search a part number and major online shopping sites can give you tons of options at different price points. But should you buy them? The short answer is...it depends. Stens, Oregon and Rotary There are three major brands of aftermarket parts in our industry.  Stens, Oregon Power Products, and Rotary Corporation's parts meet or exceed OEM standards....

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Gift Cards Now Available

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Gift Cards Now Available

As one of their responses to COVID-19 to help businesses on the Shopify platform, they have provided the option for businesses to supply gift cards to their customers.  This will allow you to purchase a gift card from us to be used on products in the future.  The gift card does not have an expiration date.  It comes as a digital link, so may be a way to help someone celebrate while we're all social distancing. For our new gift cards  - click here 

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Spring Booking Orders Starting to Arrive!

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Spring Booking Orders Starting to Arrive!

We know it's spring when we start to see our parts booking orders arrive.  Kohler was the fastest out of the gate this year with some parts, air filters, and the new Kohler maintenance kits we're carrying this year.  Also in are some Oregon chainsaw chain and their spindles for Craftsman mowers, and a few Zama and Tecumseh parts. Watch the website for purchasing options for Oregon chainsaw chain - Dan is going to make custom loops to order, so we'll be selling by the drive link. I think you'll like the pricing on the Kohler maintenance kits - a very big...

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Update on COVID-19 - Effects on supply chain, shipping time, and local pick-up

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Update on COVID-19 - Effects on supply chain, shipping time, and local pick-up

March 18, 2020 - The situation with COVID-19 is quickly changing in Canada and we hope you remain well.  We've recently learned some of our distributors are reducing hours, but are continuing to operate. In our industry, they had already ramped up for spring bookings, so any potential issues are less with supply into the distribution centres and more the ability to ship out to dealers. We will continue to monitor events and update as needed. Canada Post has also provided an update on shipping that states guaranteed delivery dates may be delayed and signatures for deliveries will not be required - click...

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