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  1. Tractor & Equipment Maintenance
    Morning, I'm hoping this is the right forum area for this, as I consider it maintenance and not repair. Do I need to purchase the Tech Manual TM138819 for my X580, or is it relatively safe for someone to disassemble/reassemble their own mower deck. I'd like to power wash mine as it's very...
  2. Lawn & Garden Tractors
    Hello all, I acquired a 185 over the winter and it's pretty much just sat in my garage until the other day. I decided to start giving the tractor a once over so I pulled the mower deck off to check out the pulleys, spindles etc. Believe it or not I've never had a deck with bad spindles so I...
  3. Lawn & Garden Tractors
    I have a 1990 JD 175 Hydro, (I inherited it.) It has a 38" deck and I own approx. 2.5 acres. I know the model 180/185's had a 46" deck, does anyone know if that deck is compatible with my 175? The mounting brackets look almost identical, and I know a 38" deck can mount on any of the 160/170/180...
  4. Medium Frame Compact Utility Tractors (MCUT)
    I recently purchased a 2003 4100 separately from the 60" commercial deck (wow this think is heavy). The deck came with a hydraulic cylinder and a yellow u-shaped bracket along with two brackets attached to the mower deck. I'm pretty mechanically inclined and wanted to get clarification on how...
  5. Lawn & Garden Tractors
    Hey gang, I'm new to the forum and am needing some assistance with troubleshooting a problem I recently came across. I have had my D130 for about 2 years now and haven't had a single problem with it since purchase. However, just recently I've realized that when I engage the blades and my deck...
  6. Lawn & Garden Tractors
    Mower had been working fine this season, but when I was sharpening the blades, I noticed the secondary belt (one that goes around blade spindles) was worn, so I decided to replace it. Found a belt on Amazon that was touted as a replacement for the exact part number, and I checked the belt after...
  7. Sub Compact Utility Tractors (SCUT)
    Ifinally got feed up hearing my deck rattle, it was driving me nuts!! I traced the noise to be coming from the belt pulley. The movement of the pulley was consistentwith the rattle I was hearing. What I did to fix it, was add more tension tothe pulley by adding a second spring (See Pictures).I...
  8. ZTR's and Commercial Turf Equipment
    Hello all, As of recent the deck on my zero turn has come un level, I've tried leveling it myself with the john deere deck leveling tool. The back of the deck I can get level to any setting I'd like. but the front of the deck I am having great trouble with. I can get the right blade to be 1/4...
  9. Lawn & Garden Tractors
    Hey all! So far, so good! My LA105 is running much better now that I've learned how to adjust the brake system. Finally, I can mow all the way down to the water's edge and not worry about figuring out how to turn my JD into a submarine-tractor...lol Anyway, first question is regarding the...
  10. Sub Compact Utility Tractors (SCUT)
    Hi Guys, New to the forum and I just want to say thanks to everyone who posts tips. I just bought a John Deere 2210 a few weeks back and am very pleased. I upgraded from a 445 (also a great machine) and the loader and 4x4 has been very helpful. I noticed that my deck was a little out of...
  11. Non-Deere Tractors
    My son has purchased an 11 hp Gilson lawn tractor and it is missing the linkage/ lifting/ lowering that connects the lever to the deck. It's a fine tractor, and the deck runs well and the height adjusts fine. Anyone with a parts machine out there?
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