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Hi all.

Ive got a 17AT cart, and while I didnt expect to need anything for it, a while back I was looking up parts on the 17P and the 17AT to compare the different latch options.
Anyway, fast forward a while, and it seems a chipmunk decided to eat part of the wheel center cap.
Id like to get a replacement, but cant find the 17AT listed on the new parts system.
They show the 10P, and a few others, but I cant find anything for the 17AT. Very frustrating.
I did find the actual part number, LPPCT17ATJD. Sometimes Ive been able to look up individual parts for assemblies, but not here.

Anyone happen to know what Parts Catalog the 17P is in, because Im pretty sure its the same one the 17AT is in. Maybe I can look it up that way.

I guess I can just go to the dealer, but that sometimes is a pain without knowing my part numbers up front, but I suspect that if I cant find it, I doubt they can either.
 

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Well, I went by the dealer, and had no luck.
Their best suggestion after looking for 15 minutes in different areas on their system, was to contact Brinly about replacement parts.

Im going to see if I can find some kind of contact for Deere and send a message/email letting them know about the issue. Maybe its just an oversight with their new system. They do have an AWFUL lot of parts catalogs to maintain.
 

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I don't know if these are close to what you have, but I thought I'd share it.
 

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I don't know if these are close to what you have, but I thought I'd share it.
Thanks, but thats not them.
The 17AT is the upgraded version of the 17P (the green poly carts), which is the bigger version of the 10P, and so on.

I did find contact info for JDParts, and sent them an inquiry.
Hopefully Ill find out why its no longer there...but Im not holding my breath.
 

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Well, I went by the dealer, and had no luck.
Their best suggestion after looking for 15 minutes in different areas on their system, was to contact Brinly about replacement parts.

Im going to see if I can find some kind of contact for Deere and send a message/email letting them know about the issue. Maybe its just an oversight with their new system. They do have an AWFUL lot of parts catalogs to maintain.
This is one of the biggest issues I have with OEM products - JD in particular. If you were to purchase a Brinly PCT-17BH cart, it is a Brinly PCT-17BH and parts will be listed for a PCT-17BH. But when you purchase a JD 17P cart, JD may or may not list parts or have any parts spares availability. It's the same with their spreaders and sprayers that are made by Spyker and Superior Tech.

I needed a wand replaced under warranty for my 25-gallon mounted sprayer and JD was unable to help me. Fortunately I was able to contact Superior Tech directly and they were kind enough to send me a new wand.

It really makes you think twice about paying extra for the green paint on a product. The 17P cart is $100 less in Brinly black. :)

As for the rubber center cap on the 17AT cart, it looks like it could be the same yellow rubber center cap used on the X300/X500 front wheels. Those would be readily available.

 

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This is one of the biggest issues I have with OEM products - JD in particular. If you were to purchase a Brinly PCT-17BH cart, it is a Brinly PCT-17BH and parts will be listed for a PCT-17BH. But when you purchase a JD 17P cart, JD may or may not list parts or have any parts spares availability. It's the same with their spreaders and sprayers that are made by Spyker and Superior Tech.

I needed a wand replaced under warranty for my 25-gallon mounted sprayer and JD was unable to help me. Fortunately I was able to contact Superior Tech directly and they were kind enough to send me a new wand.

It really makes you think twice about paying extra for the green paint on a product. The 17P cart is $100 less in Brinly black. :)

As for the rubber center cap on the 17AT cart, it looks like it could be the same yellow rubber center cap used on the X300/X500 front wheels. Those would be readily available.

My thought exactly on the replacement.
The difference is, the cap on the true Deere is plastic, and the one on the fake Deere (17AT) is vinyl or rubber.
Now, that said, I do have an extra pair for my 318, as Deere is pretty good at using the same part for a long time. I am going to try tomorrow to remove the large washer that appears to only be there to hold that cap in place, and have a look at how the rest is assembled. Its been a while since I put the thing together.
I BELIEVE the wheel is the same as whats currently on several Deere models, which also leads me to believe that the plastic cap used in your picture above will work just fine as a replacement as long as I can get the rest of the stuff out of the way. Should be fairly simple, just remove the washer and spacer and put the bolt back in, assuming its not too long.

My issue now is that I really want to know what happened to the parts catalog I KNOW I looked at several times in the last 2 years. Well, prior to 4-6 months ago anyway.
Where did it go, and why? And is more of this kind of thing going to happen?
Oh well. I should just do what I am planning and forget about it I guess. Im not likely to ever find out.
 

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My thought exactly on the replacement.
The difference is, the cap on the true Deere is plastic, and the one on the fake Deere (17AT) is vinyl or rubber.
I'm not sure what you mean by "true Deere" and "fake Deere". My X500 has the yellow caps on the center of the front wheels and they are rubber (vinyl). I also have a 17P cart but it doesn't have any caps over the wheel centers.

Maybe JD used plastic caps on tractors years ago. I had a 175 Hydro for 25 years but for the life of me I can't remember what the center caps were like.
 

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I'm not sure what you mean by "true Deere" and "fake Deere". My X500 has the yellow caps on the center of the front wheels and they are rubber (vinyl). I also have a 17P cart but it doesn't have any caps over the wheel centers.

Maybe JD used plastic caps on tractors years ago. I had a 175 Hydro for 25 years but for the life of me I can't remember what the center caps were like.
What I meant was that the 17AT (fake Deere because its made by Brinly) has soft rubber or vinyl caps to cover the end of the axle on the wheel.
The "true Deere" meaning, anything actually made by Deere, according to JDParts, has a hard yellow cap, which is part # M143338. This is the same plastic cap Deere has used since at least the 80s. They are a hard plastic cap, as I just bought two from the dealer yesterday. So Im confused how the same part can be two different things in our case. This is very odd.
If yours arent, you can no longer buy them that way apparently, or something was goofed up at Deere, because JDParts calls for M143338 as the cap for the turf tires on the X500 per JDParts. Are there two different wheel types available? I only saw one listed for the X500.
They are also the same caps on the wheels of any of the L/G tractors at my dealer that use an 8" front wheel, because thats how we found out it was the same as the previous years. :dunno::dunno:

Youve got me awful confused about what you have on your tractor now. Its certainly not what JDParts says is there, if its a soft rubber cap. If you happen to have, or can find a part number for that soft one, it may stretch enough to work for me. Ive looked at a lot of tractors and cant seem to find anything that will work because that particular cap wont work on my 17AT, as the OD of the wheel hub is too large.
No big deal, they were cheap and my 318 needed spares anyway, but that doesnt fix my carts issue. :banghead:

Im going to add a picture of the cap I need, just for reference.
Deere does have a similar cap, but its very small diameter, and used on the 6" wheels.
 

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What I meant was that the 17AT (fake Deere because its made by Brinly) has soft rubber or vinyl caps to cover the end of the axle on the wheel.
The "true Deere" meaning, anything actually made by Deere, according to JDParts, has a hard yellow cap, which is part # M143338. This is the same plastic cap Deere has used since at least the 80s. They are a hard plastic cap, as I just bought two from the dealer yesterday. So Im confused how the same part can be two different things in our case. This is very odd.
If yours arent, you can no longer buy them that way apparently, or something was goofed up at Deere, because JDParts calls for M143338 as the cap for the turf tires on the X500 per JDParts. Are there two different wheel types available? I only saw one listed for the X500.
They are also the same caps on the wheels of any of the L/G tractors at my dealer that use an 8" front wheel, because thats how we found out it was the same as the previous years.
That is indeed very odd. I looked up some front caps and came up with different numbers for older tractors.

M143338 - listed as front cap for X500, X300, L105, E160 and most other tractors.

M81919 - cap listed for my old 175 Hydro

M96706 - cap listed for the 318

My cap is definitely flexible. While it isn't as soft as a silicon boot, is it close and it does seem just as flexible as the rubber boots on top the steering spindles. Below is an on-line image for part M143338. You can clearly see that it is a soft flexible material.



[h=2]John Deere Bearing Cover[/h]
Specification
Overall Diameter1.630 IN
Length0.500 IN
Inside Diameter1.500 IN
Flange Diameter1.827 IN
Stock Thickness0.065 IN
Radius.0000000
MaterialPVC
 

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What size wheel is on the front of your X5xx?
That looks like the cap they showed me yesterday that was too small.
It is the same type that I need, just too small for the cart.

I think Ill go pull the chewed up one back off and measure it. Its at least 2.5" ID I think.
 

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What size wheel is on the front of your X5xx?
That looks like the cap they showed me yesterday that was too small.
It is the same type that I need, just too small for the cart.

I think Ill go pull the chewed up one back off and measure it. Its at least 2.5" ID I think.
This is what JD Parts lists for my front wheel:

Specification
Weight: 5.91 LBS 2.68 Kg
Rim Diameter8.000 IN
Rim Width5.375 IN
Shaft Size0.750 IN
Length3.250 IN
Bearing TypeBALL
FinishK
 

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I discovered one issue.
The part number on the package they sold me is the M143338, but when I look up my 318, it shows a M96706.
I didnt look at the package to see if it had been opened before I opened it, but I suspect that this is the issue now.
Im not sure how I ended up with this cap, but now I need to go see if it actually fits the 318.


By the way, I did get a response from Deere.

The short version is that they never have had any of the outsourced stuff on JDParts, and that I need to either contact JD Special Services to order the replacement parts or Brinly.
I replied that this was fine, since they have been little help so far, and also pointed out that he was incorrect. The 10P, made by Brinly certainly IS on JDParts.
I also know at least 2 other people who ordered parts from JDParts for their 17P carts a couple years ago.
Oh yeah, and they sent me the parts list from the 17P saying it would work for ordering parts. That alone tells me whoever handled it has no idea what they are doing.

In any case, Im out of luck going through Deere, so Brinly it is I guess.
Glad I got a great deal on the cart, because if Id paid retail for it ($900 +), Id be pretty PO'd right now that I couldnt get parts from the guys whose name is on it.
 

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In any case, Im out of luck going through Deere, so Brinly it is I guess.
Glad I got a great deal on the cart, because if Id paid retail for it ($900 +), Id be pretty PO'd right now that I couldnt get parts from the guys whose name is on it.
That is unfortunately. The odd thing is Brinly only lists the 10P, 17P and a 10ATV type cart on their website. It really makes you think twice about buying JD branded OEM accessories.
 

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This whole ordeal of you having to dig around to find something as simple as a bearing cap, is ludicrous. It's got their name on it. My next purchase (if I ever buy another) will be direct from Yanmar.
 

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This whole ordeal of you having to dig around to find something as simple as a bearing cap, is ludicrous. It's got their name on it. My next purchase (if I ever buy another) will be direct from Yanmar.
You'll probably end up in worse shape as there aren't many Yanmar dealers around and parts availability is likely to be much worse. The good news is JD doesn't have many support issues at all with their tractors. The problems only seem to surface with their OEM implements and attachments. Some implements have very good support and parts availability while others are treated like a red-headed step-child.

It used to be that if the implement was listed in JD Parts that you could rest assured that parts would not be a problem. But as you've discovered with the 17AT, JD Parts can change.

I've always been an advocate of buying OEM whenever possible. Why buy a rebranded/repainted Woods mower or blade when you can get the actual product from Woods. I made the mistake once of buying a walk-behind JD snow blower thinking that I would have great parts and service support. How wrong I was. I was much better off with my 20 year old MTD as I could readily get any part I needed from a multitude of sources.
 

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You'll probably end up in worse shape as there aren't many Yanmar dealers around and parts availability is likely to be much worse. The good news is JD doesn't have many support issues at all with their tractors. The problems only seem to surface with their OEM implements and attachments. Some implements have very good support and parts availability while others are treated like a red-headed step-child.

It used to be that if the implement was listed in JD Parts that you could rest assured that parts would not be a problem. But as you've discovered with the 17AT, JD Parts can change.

I've always been an advocate of buying OEM whenever possible. Why buy a rebranded/repainted Woods mower or blade when you can get the actual product from Woods. I made the mistake once of buying a walk-behind JD snow blower thinking that I would have great parts and service support. How wrong I was. I was much better off with my 20 year old MTD as I could readily get any part I needed from a multitude of sources.
I agree on this completely. In the past, as you stated, if it said Deere, it was fairly easy to get parts. The further along we go, the less likely that is. I wonder if thats why Frontier has taken off so much even though Deere sells some of the same stuff. Maybe they want out of the attachment business similar to how they got out of the handheld power equipment business. They didnt make most of it anyway, and Im sure their attachments are the same.

I can say that once I find the part I need, Ill get a couple, in case I need another. And from here on out, I think Deere carts are off the list of things to buy. Should I need another, it will wear the name of the guys who made it in the first place. Same with attachments as you said.

I think the big draw to the attachments is that having them match the tractor is appealing to most of us, even though it ends up costing more for that green paint.
 
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