Those John Deere Ztrak Commercial mower owners know how much a problem it is to remove the mower deck spindle covers. That little "circle key ring clip" is a pain when you are trying to clean the grass , etc for under them. When I bought my Z710A and after the first mowing I needed to remove them, I had to take a needle nose pliers to remove the wire clips, and that probably taken at lease ten minutes to do so.
Well, I have remedy that problem and no longer carry any tools to remove the spindle covers. It takes less than two seconds to remove the Quick Release push/pull clips. When I get my Quick Release 3/16" dia. 1-1/4" long Ball-Lock pins I ordered today, I will make the change over from the push-pull clips I have shown here in the photos. All these items....chrome Eye Clips, Cable Connectors, and the snap in clips all less than $9.00 from Ace Hardware.
I'm using 3/16" dia Ball-Lock pins, as that is the smallest I could locate. Besides, the hole in the mower flange doesn't have enough space to make it a 1/4" hole.
Here are some photos...
These are the Quick Release 3/16" dia. 1-1/4" long Ball-Lock Pins I will install when I receive them.