Last fall I lost one of the cotter pins holding the bar that sits between the two arms (arrow), and mangled it like a wet noodle. Yesterday I installed the new bar, new cotter pins with 4 washers getting things ready to mount the mower deck today.
Today on the lawn I wrestled with the deck, but got it connected. I pulled back into the garage to see if I needed to level it. I noticed that I had already lost a new cotter pin and washer without even starting the mower.
In order to get the outside washer and cotter pin installed I had to squeeze the arms together with a bar clamp then installed the washer and changed from a regular to a hairpin cotter for strength. I backed out of the garage and heard a bang. I stopped and saw that the other outside cotter had broken, and the hair pin cotter was nowhere to be found, and the bar just hanging down.
There is just to much force pulling the two arms apart, and putting way to much pressure on the cotter pins, and I don't know why.
Could anybody with a 2520 and 62D deck just reach down and see if your "bar" is under similar pressure or is it "loosey goosey" as I'm thinking it should be ?
Had to stop and give myself a break for the evening only to do battle tomorrow. I must have assembled something back assward, but haven't figured it out yet.