Long time lurker; first post. Thanks for you all your advice. I need some guidance here.
One year old 1025R with 60D auto connect deck. While mowing today I noticed some rattling, disengaged the mower and it went away. Mower would not engage again. I saw that the mid-PTO would spin fine when engaged but the mower deck would not turn the blades. Took the deck off and discovered that the input shaft on the mower deck gearbox was loose. I could slide it forwards and backwards. When slide back to the gearbox, it spun freely.When pulled out, it seems to lock into place on the shaft inside and it would turn the gearbox as normal. This indicates to me that the gearbox is OK.
Can anyone advise what happened and what can be done to fix it? Hoping it's an easy fix. Am I missing a washer or did the input shaft become loose? How do I tighten it?
Thanks in advance.