I have a 2015 1025R and the draft link connecting the 60d mower deck to the front of the tractor will not stay seated in the cradle by the u bolts. I posted my issue in the spring and took the feedback and replaced the draft link and u bolts with new parts. But the darn link still pops out. So the only thing I can see is that the cradle that the draft link sits in was worn a little. I see some metal mushroomed out which must be causing just enough space to slip past the u bolts that hold it from piping out.
Anyone else have had this issue? The only solution I can think of is to fabricate a metal plate, as shown in my pictures, to fully cover the back of the draft link. I can use the two holes already there to hold it in place and stop using the u bolts. I appreciate any feedback if this is a good or bad idea.
Mower front draft link not being held by lock pins. 2015 1025r 60 mower deck