I have a new 2720 that I recently acquired. I got the mid-mount mower (62D) with the independent lift kit. I also have the 200CX loader with the hood guard. My question pertains to the supplied bolts that hold the front hood guard and mower draft arm plates to the front of the tractor's frame. There are two different supplied sets, the ones that come with the hood guard, and the ones supplied with the lift kit for the draft arm plates.
Here's the hood guard installed with the supplied carriage bolts.
Here's the current installation (mower front draft arm plates installed) with the same carriage bolts because the supplied ones with the lift kit were even shorter. One of the lift kit bolts are laying on frame rail for comparison. As you can see, the bolts are too short.
The ideal bolt would be a little longer M12 x 55 x 1.75 pitch, grade 10.9 flange head bolt or a grade 10.9 M12 x 55/60 x 1.75 carriage bolt. As of right now I have exactly what JD parts calls for but it's not right. Is there a part number for this longer bolt in JD's part system?