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    2305 Bro-tek front skid plate question

    I hope someone can offer some help. After servicing my recently acquired 2305, I started installing the bro-tek skid plates. Great folks to work with and a great product. The rear plate went on just fine, but the front plate had no place to mount the front of the plate. This picture is on my tractor:

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    Richard from Bro-tek called and said there is supposed to be a frame bracket/cross member under the two holes at the front of the skid plate as shown in this picture:

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    I have looked through all of the exploded parts diagrams but cannot find that brace/cross member? Can anyone help me to identify it? He said it was a dealer item and he couldn't think of why anyone would remove it. He said this was the first time he had run across this issue. Makes me special I guess.......

    Any help appreciated!

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    I have a 2305 and I don't have a cross member. These are pictures from some ago if you want I can take a picture with a better view.

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    My 2006 2305 did not have a cross brace either. I just traded her off for my 1025R so I cannot provide pictures.

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    My 09 has this brace between loader attach points.
    Part of loader package?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fdmars View Post
    My 09 has this brace between loader attach points.
    Part of loader package?
    Ahh that may be it. It is part of the loader frame it appears. To be clear its the plate with 4 bolts attaching it that I have circled in yellow.

    I will look at the loader exploded diagram.
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    And there it was. Tiebar. All $153 bucks of it.....sheesh
    Thank you sir for pointing me in the right direction. If you could tell me the thickness of the plate I would appreciate it. I will try to get one fabricated.
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    looks like 3/8 steel a bit hard to tell withe mower deck on., but would go w/ 3/8. note on parts list breakdown the bolt studs are welded on the plate...interesting....
    2009 JD 2305 w/ Femco folding ROPS,Power Beyond Kit, KBOH, 54"MMM, 47" Snowblower, 200CX Loader w/ BB, Powerhorse 12 ton Logsplitter and King Kutter tool carrier and 17P kart
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    Quote Originally Posted by fdmars View Post
    looks like 3/8 steel a bit hard to tell withe mower deck on., but would go w/ 3/8. note on parts list breakdown the bolt studs are welded on the plate...interesting....
    It may be easier to fab up in place rather than take the loader brackets loose.

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