Previous mower 1987 216 that I bought new. Had for 30 yrs +, It was part of the Family!!
54" Auto Connect Deck
Rear Heavy Hitch w/ 8 suitcase weights
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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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JD 1025R, H120 FEL 54" bucket, 54" mmm Auto Conn, 54" Front blade, JD back hoe ,JD IMatch, 48" Bush Hog tiller, Middlebuster from MF dealer, used King Kutter 5' rear blade, a new 47" JD Front blower and Original Tractor cab w/heater.
We have a Red Honda Pioneer 700-4 (4 seater) w/soft top , doors, and winch.
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.
Looks about the size bolt that holds the plastic chute on, maybe it was dropped during set up and replaced with another.
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........
1025R with Mauser Cab (10/2017)/ 120R FEL / RC2048 Mower / All of Ken's Bolt on Products / 60" HD Front Broom / 3 pt 45 Gallon Boom less Sprayer / CA2068 Core Aerator / I-Match / 54" Snow Plow w/ angling Quick Attach / Frontier 3 Pt Sprayer / Pallet Forks / 8 -42# Weights
John Deere 455 (New in 9/1996) / MC519 Cart /60" MMM /47" Snow Thrower / 7'3" snow plow / Quick Hitch / 4 -42# Weights / JD#10 CartExMark Lazer Z w/60" Deck , Billy Goat Blower , Full Stable of Echo Products
Check your loader mounts.
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!
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
2017 John Deere x758 w/54" HC mower, 14bu powerflow, 4-way QH, FM dethatcher, 18 steel cart, CTA 66" blade
2018 Ariens Hydro Pro EFI 28" #313 926068 - SOLD
2017 Ariens 24" Platinum SHO EFI 921053 - SOLD
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)
Looking for rear view mirror for left side of my 1025r tractor. I drove about a mile to do some work at friends house. Hard on my neck looking behind me all the time. On the way home, got starteled by siren on fire truck wanting by me. Lucky there was room to pull over for them - thought I was going to get a ticket at first. Anyway, thinking I’ll make a mirror bracket with some 1” flat bar and cheap auto parts store mirror. Saw a picture on here that looked pretty good - even put green paint on it. 😎 Been a few years since I’ve been back on the forum. Got 600 hours on my 1025r now - lots of repairs due to my constant and hard usage. Mostly 54” deck belts and bearing housings. Need to get a Weed Whacker to save abuse on mid mount mower. But, like having tiller behind me - so handy to switch from mowing to tilling.
1025R w/rear light kit, 49" H120 FEL, 12" 260 BH, 60D MMM, 2048 Rotary Cutter, BB5048L Box Blade, 50# wheel weights, 4x42#suitcase weights, 5' TSC Landscape rack, TSC modified Carry-All, 42" Titan Pallet Forks, Heavy Hitch Toothbar
D130 JD Lawn Tractor, Polaris Ranger 400, 18' Gator Made Lowboy Trailer,