Hi guys, I just got delivery of my 2025r this morning, I'm pretty excited! Except for the 3038 JD loaned me to brush hog my field (because it took over a month to get my tractor delivered), I'd never even sat on a tractor much less operated one so to say I'm inexperienced is an understatement.
I bought my tractor with a 2048 cutter, a 120R, a 260B backhoe and a 60d MMM.
Currently everything is attached except the 2048, I'm trying to remove the MMM so I can play around with the backhoe and I'm running into some trouble.
The guy who delivered it told me to raise it up all the way, drop the wheels all the way down and the lower the deck (using the 3 point lever), he said then just pull the pin under the left side, put it in 4wd and back off of it. Well, I went out a bit ago to try it and followed the manual, it tells me to raise the deck, lower the wheels, remove the pin AND THEN, move the rear lock until it disengages. JD guy never mentioned the locking lever, which didn't really want to disengage, I had to push back on the mower deck with my foot while my wife moved the lever with a 2x4. For some reason, I don't usually see this in youtube videos I've seen either. So then my wife noticed there was a second pin and locking lever on the right hand side of the tractor as well, not even the manual mentions this one, I assume I'm supposed to disengage this one as well but it's really fighting me and I'm thinking I'm missing something or doing this wrong. Any help?
I've also noticed in some videos that people put the knob that adjusts the cutting height to the install position, but neither the JD guy nor the manual says anything about that and for some reason, I can't seem to move that knob am I supposed to push or pull on it?
Thanks a ton for looking at this!