I just picked up a used M044SBH blower for my D140 tractor. Everything is working great except for 2 things:
1) The bolts that are used to adjust the height lever are completely rusted and I cannot adjust them appropriately. I found some parts on the JD site, but it looks different in the graphic. Wondering if I'm searching for the wrong thing or something. Anyways, I attached the photo.
2) It seems like it takes some effort to get the blower going. According to the manual, engage PTO in low idle, then ramp it up. I do that and it hangs for 2-5 seconds at the high throttle before the augers engage. There was some rust on the blower, so I'm wondering what to grease/look at to make sure I don't blow up my mower!
I don't have the manual unfortunately (craigslist deal), but otherwise the blower looks in awesome condition.
Any help would surely be appreciated!