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    Bringing the D105 to its limit....

    I have a 2 year old D105 with 22 hours. It has been great, no issues, no sounds, no squeaks, etc. Over the past winter, I spun a bearing on a 11 year old 10HP 30" Snowblower. (had a now defunct Tecumseh engine in it).

    I bit the bullet and ordered chains, weights, a snow cab, and 44" snowblower from my local JD dealer, picked up everything last week and the snowblower last night. I keep reading on the internet about the weak transmissions on the lower D series mowers, since I have a CVT and not a hydro I figured I would give it a shot. Ill post some photos once I get everything going then Ill do a snow dance and hope for some snow to try it all out.

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    Thanks for this site I have been lurking for a while and finally signed up a few minutes ago.
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    There is more of an issue with plowing that blowing with these mowers. The blower does a lot of the work that a blade makes the transmission do. The transmission in the D-105 is different from the 40/46's in most other box store Deer's. It is something they came out with last year, and I guess time will tell if it is better or worse. Happy blowing.

    Where are you on the island? I lived in Smithville or was it Smithtown... the one with the bull, for a few years back in the early 70's
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    And everything is set up. Driving around my yard with it, I noticed its heavy. I feel the weight in the steering, I didn't put on the weights or chains because there isn't any snow in the forecast but everything ready to go. One rant, the "bearings" (bushings) than go in between the lift arm and the snowblower housing, did not fit onto the lift arm, I had to file the insides of the bushings larger and sand the powder costing thinner on the arm.

    Also, I saw somewhere on a forum an issue with one of the pulleys collecting water and causing issues it looks like they fixed it by making the inner portion of the pulley thicker than the outside and they also drilled holes to avoid pooling.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jhon View Post
    There is more of an issue with plowing that blowing with these mowers. The blower does a lot of the work that a blade makes the transmission do. The transmission in the D-105 is different from the 40/46's in most other box store Deer's. It is something they came out with last year, and I guess time will tell if it is better or worse. Happy blowing.

    Where are you on the island? I lived in Smithville or was it Smithtown... the one with the bull, for a few years back in the early 70's
    Yea smithtown. I'm east of there, not far away.




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    Im interested in how it holds up. Hope it holds up good for you!
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