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    Broken Autoconnect PTO and other parts on two year old 1025R

    Hello,

    I have a two year old 1025R that I had purchased brand new. Unfortunately, when I was using my RC2048 rotary cutter the other day on some weeds, I heard a horrible sound and immediately shut everything down. My autoconnect PTO and other parts had broken off and were under the rotary cutter! From what I can tell (see attached pictures), the PTO shaft must have broken and caused the whole thing to fall down. I did not have the mower deck on at the time, and had everything for the mower lift arms in the locked position. I've always kept everything greased and start the PTO with the RPMs all the way down.

    Since I'm one year out of warranty, I'm debating if it's even worth it to take it to the dealer to have them contact John Deere to see if they could do anything. It looks like it's around $700 in parts for the tractor mounted autoconnect parts. I talked to the dealer and they said I have to bring the whole tractor in so they could photograph it to show John Deere (not just the mangled parts).

    I'm wondering if I could buy someone's mechanical lift parts that had converted to autoconnect for significantly less money. Anyone have those parts lying around?

    What are your thoughts?

    Thanks!
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    Bummer, that's a good amount of damage. I would go back to the site where the accident happened and look for a rock. In the first photo, it appears the linkage corner and autoconnect bearing frame took a hit as evidenced by the gouged steel. If I were John Deere, that is the first thing that would catch my eye. If no rock, be ready for a good explanation to that question.

    I am less of a help on replacement parts - I'm sure other members have better ideas. Sure, you can check local classifieds and ebay. You can also price out the parts on GreenFarmParts.com, a vendor I like and use. They will be lower than list.
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    Thanks for the response.

    Yeah, I looked over the site real well and there was just some pencil thin brush and weeds. Keep in mind, once it came off, it was getting whacked by the rotary cutter. I suspect this is where the gouges came from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ensign View Post
    Hello,

    I have a two year old 1025R that I had purchased brand new. Unfortunately, when I was using my RC2048 rotary cutter the other day on some weeds, I heard a horrible sound and immediately shut everything down. My autoconnect PTO and other parts had broken off and were under the rotary cutter! From what I can tell (see attached pictures), the PTO shaft must have broken and caused the whole thing to fall down. I did not have the mower deck on at the time, and had everything for the mower lift arms in the locked position. I've always kept everything greased and start the PTO with the RPMs all the way down.

    Since I'm one year out of warranty, I'm debating if it's even worth it to take it to the dealer to have them contact John Deere to see if they could do anything. It looks like it's around $700 in parts for the tractor mounted autoconnect parts. I talked to the dealer and they said I have to bring the whole tractor in so they could photograph it to show John Deere (not just the mangled parts).

    I'm wondering if I could buy someone's mechanical lift parts that had converted to autoconnect for significantly less money. Anyone have those parts lying around?

    What are your thoughts?

    Thanks!
    Whew!!! What a mess!! Actually the mechanical lift parts really do not have anything to do with the auto-connect. I believe what you are referring to is the manual connect driveshaft. You should be able to get a new manual connect driveshaft.
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    Wow that is bad,,and yes that is going to cost someone a large amount of money.

    Just wondering if a branch , small tree may have snagged the auto connect parts.
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    You were running on rear pto only and all that assembly fell right out?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff B View Post
    You were running on rear pto only and all that assembly fell right out?
    Yes. I don't know the sequence of events other than hearing the awful sound that turned out to be the rotary cutter hitting the assembly. I suspect that the pto shaft might have almost been broken before using the rotary cutter, but can't confirm.
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    I can't wrap my head around why the mid PTO shaft came off at the transaxle end. This shaft has that locking collar on it that will not let that end of the shaft come off unless you physically pull the collar toward that shaft and pull it off.
    It is really hard to determine what happened first but something caused that end of the PTO shaft to come off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray_PA View Post
    I can't wrap my head around why the mid PTO shaft came off at the transaxle end. This shaft has that locking collar on it that will not let that end of the shaft come off unless you physically pull the collar toward that shaft and pull it off.
    It is really hard to determine what happened first but something caused that end of the PTO shaft to come off.
    I physically removed the collar myself to better photograph the carnage. The collar stayed where it was supposed to.
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    What a mess....very sorry this happened to you.

    I'd throw the pto autoconnect in the trash where it belongs, and just get a manual connect driveshaft.

    Good luck!
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