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    Found on top of mower deck.....

    Was cleaning my 1023e mower deck when I found this bolt. I checked deck and all bolts look to be intact. I'm thinking it came off tractor and not sure where from. Anybody have any ideas where I might look to see where it came from? It's about 3/4 inches long. Thanks for any info.Click image for larger version. 

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    Guessing a lost screw while dealer was putting things together.

    Keep it , at some point you'll need one that size.
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    At only 3/4 inches, it certainly isn't anything structural. Since its a carriage bolt, it is most likely from a shield or a guard. I'd look at the mower deck first but it should be fairly obvious when you find that lone open hole.
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    Looks about the size bolt that holds the plastic chute on, maybe it was dropped during set up and replaced with another.
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    A clean, unpainted 3/4" carriage bolt. I would have to assume it's off of a cover or as others have said, something non structural. If your machine is new (within the past few months) it could have been a spare which a tech dropped while prepping your tractor and it landed somewhere he didn't see or couldn't find and that it finally shook loose and fell from.

    Carriage bolts rarely "come loose" on their own if they are installed correctly because of their shoulder design and also, they are often used in "blind" areas where it's difficult or impossible to get a wrench on a bolt head.

    I would keep visually checking things as you get on and off and use your tractor to see if you notice something amiss or a unfilled hole, otherwise, as Gene suggested, put it in your toolbox or bolt bin as you will likely need it one day........
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    Check your loader mounts.
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    Looks like the bolt that holds the black plastic spindle covers on... I had one wiggle loose on me and found it while cleaning the deck!
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    On my x758 I found a similar length one but it was a hex head on top of my deck last time I cleaned it around 25hrs. All the bolts were in for the spindles, plastic spindle covers. No idea where it rattle from
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    Small cap screw

    Lost one today while repairing my left side blinker light and forward ligh bracket. Has a 1/4”-20 bolt now with locking nut.
    Not sure how my bolt ended up on your mower deck ( ha, ha)

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    Quote Originally Posted by nastorino View Post
    On my x758 I found a similar length one but it was a hex head on top of my deck last time I cleaned it around 25hrs. All the bolts were in for the spindles, plastic spindle covers. No idea where it rattle from
    Off topic, but look under your seat where it bolts to the frame that allows it to flip up. Found 2 of mine gone. Had found it and couldn't figure out where it went. Now that I know, I don't remember where I put it.
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