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    John Deere 180 Ground up restoration project

    Hello all, well at the start of the New Year i purchased a John Deere 180 for next to nothing.

    They were in the middle of restoring it when the owner passed away, so I thought I would carry on where they left off.

    This is what i know: I have a model #M00180B606988 (YR1989) I believe..
    Peerless Transaxle #930 004A / 3134 0097
    It has a bagging system, and powerflow? mower / deck that has rarely been used, in great condition.

    The body and hood have been re painted, the engine looks intact and original.
    I have ordered a technical manual to attempt and reassemble this project.

    Some questions I have right off the bat..
    unless there is taction issues, why would they of welded the axles together?

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    Does anyone have pictures of how the bags attach to the hood of the bagging system, and also how does it attach to the tractor itself?

    and here just some of the parts that have come out of these crates..
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    Thank you for taking the time for reading this, I'm sure ill be using everyone expertise!
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    The only reason I see for someone welding the axles like that is there was a problem and they planned on replacing the transaxle..
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    1988 John Deere 265 with 46" mower deck, Power Flow Bagger, Dethatcher, 1976 John Deere 100 with 34" mower deck,

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    Looks like you have the 46" mower deck as well.. very nice. I just rebuilt one, they run very smooth and quiet... Cool project.. You can find transaxles and parts for that on ebay at all different prices..
    1988 John Deere 265 with 46" mower deck, Power Flow Bagger, Dethatcher, 1976 John Deere 100 with 34" mower deck,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike265 View Post
    Looks like you have the 46" mower deck as well.. very nice. I just rebuilt one, they run very smooth and quiet... Cool project.. You can find transaxles and parts for that on ebay at all different prices..
    Do you have any pictures of your 180 with the bagger? I’m trying to figure out what parts I’m missing.

    I have the tube from the deck into the bagger. Both bags with frame.
    Then I have these two which I’m not sure how they attach..
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    Quote Originally Posted by golfcartchris View Post
    Do you have any pictures of your 180 with the bagger? Iím trying to figure out what parts Iím missing.

    I have the tube from the deck into the bagger. Both bags with frame.
    Then I have these two which Iím not sure how they attach..
    I have a 265 with a 46" deck and power flow bagger that I have not rebuilt it yet.. Here are a few bagger photos that may show you where the parts attach. This is when I picked my tractor up...it did not run at the time.. If you need more I can take additional photos for you..
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    It looks like the small piece is the hinged piece for the large top cover.. I will go check..
    1988 John Deere 265 with 46" mower deck, Power Flow Bagger, Dethatcher, 1976 John Deere 100 with 34" mower deck,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike265 View Post
    It looks like the small piece is the hinged piece for the large top cover.. I will go check..
    Great looking tractor thank you!
    And yes I have looked and looked for a parts diagram, there are just so many I am having trouble. The only difference I see between the attachments, is your has more of a S connection from the tractor to the bagger top, and mine is a slight L.. not sure where that little piece goes.
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    Looks like they welded the axles together to make a roller out of it. Like so the chassis could be moved/rolled around. Otherwise it's transmission would need to be installed for the rear tires to attach. Unfortunately the axles are probably ruined at this point. They should both have splines that engage the side gears inside the transmission.
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    Quote Originally Posted by H-D dealer dude View Post
    Looks like they welded the axles together to make a roller out of it. Like so the chassis could be moved/rolled around. Otherwise it's transmission would need to be installed for the rear tires to attach. Unfortunately the axles are probably ruined at this point. They should both have splines that engage the side gears inside the transmission.
    Ok that’s what I thought, I have a peerless 800 transaxle coming my way, I will need to get the part numbers and order those axles
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    Well I got a new battery in, thought turning the key would just make it pop right on, nothing, not even a sound.

    So now back to the drawing board to take a look at where these wires go, i have found a blue and a orange one on the lower frame that have been spliced..

    So now searching for a schematic on line.
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