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    What did I do wrong? Bent mower brackets when removing.

    I removed my 60” auto connect today and bent parts on the front bracket. I think I know what happened though.

    My memory is that the front bracket on the deck stays down parallel to the ground. This time it was sticking up in the air and I think the loader caught it and bent it over center. The main bracket is ok I think i hammered a slight bend out of it. There is a shaft and a small bracket that I will have to replace.

    My question is what happened? There was quite a bit of grass around the bracket base. Did this make it not lay flat? Should I not have the loader on when removing it?
    2018 2025r, FEL, 60" autoconnect deck, pallet forks, some other stuff.

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    For me I do not remove the MMM if I have my FEL on ... I can only remember 2 times in past 7 or 8 yrs of having fel and mmm on at the same time .

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    The park stand for the loader catches the front draft arm, you’ve just joined a list of people who have bent that stop by trying to remove the MMM with the loader attached. This was new to me with my 2025 since I had no issues with my 1023, but I got lucky and noticed it without bending anything.
    In summary, you cannot do this with the 2025R.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PJR832 View Post
    The park stand for the loader catches the front draft arm, you’ve just joined a list of people who have bent that stop by trying to remove the MMM with the loader attached. This was new to me with my 2025 since I had no issues with my 1023, but I got lucky and noticed it without bending anything.
    In summary, you cannot do this with the 2025R.
    I am in the bent-it club.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PJR832 View Post
    The park stand for the loader catches the front draft arm, you’ve just joined a list of people who have bent that stop by trying to remove the MMM with the loader attached. This was new to me with my 2025 since I had no issues with my 1023, but I got lucky and noticed it without bending anything.
    In summary, you cannot do this with the 2025R.
    What happened?
    I have taken off the deck on my 2025r multiple times with the fel on.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Twar View Post
    What happened?
    I have taken off the deck on my 2025r multiple times with the fel on.




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    On a lot of them the park stand catches on the mower front draft arm. I actually can take mine off with the FEL attached, but it rubs the draft arm a little.
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    The same thing has happened to me on my 2025R. For a reason I can't explain, I removed it a couple times with the FEL attached with no issues but on the third time it bent the bracket that holds that front arm in the correct position. Now I place a heavy piece of steel on that front arm so that when I back up the parking stand on the loader will clear it. It seems simpler for me to do that then take the loader off just to drop the deck.
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    Thanks for the answers, sounds like a common problem.
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    I fixed it last night. About $82 in parts. I forgot how to put it back together so it took 1 hour doing it wrong and 5 minutes doing it right. All is well except I’m $82 poorer.
    2018 2025r, FEL, 60" autoconnect deck, pallet forks, some other stuff.

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