Well, broke the infamous swivel seat linkage rod on my swivel seat again! This rod broke on mine last year when the tractor was still under warranty. JD replaced the entire swivel under warranty at that time.
My tractor is out of the two year overall tractor warranty, although, my dealer is going to check with JD to try to get them to step up. Especially since it was replaced before.
Anyway, I noticed JD has now updated the seat swivel. Don't know what they changed. Hope they made this linkage rod and rod ends out of 8 mm components rather than the 6 mm that it is currently made of or maybe just some higher quality components.
The problem is, the stud breaks off the one rod end. Just not heavy enough components!!!!
I took it apart to investigate the problem. The rod ends that JD is using for this linkage rod are just not very high quality. They look like rod ends that are used on gas cylinders.
I found some 6 mm rod eyes at McMaster-Carr that are better quality and will be an exact fit. If JD doesn't step up, I will be upgrading to these rod ends.
Heck, I may upgrade even if JD does step up.