The purpose of starting this thread was to bring up the issue, which was fairly new at the time. I was tired of the answers that "this is the way it is" or "just use the ramps" I heard from the "professionals". I paid for the product, and I am expecting a full use of it. If there is a limitation of use in this product, we should be aware of it, .. say " installing this bracket will decrease the mowing height to 3.5"". Also, I couldn't understand (still can not) how come this product left the manufacture w/o proper testing. However, now, after reading MarkEagleUSA post, I am wondering, what has changed, that made his being fully operable and mine isn't.Thanks for the response. My 1025R is scheduled to arrive in a couple weeks and I’m in a position where I can still choose the 60D instead of the 54D.
If you could do it again, would you choose the 60D?
If the LNG brackets do indeed allow for a better fitment on the 60D, I’ll probably move to the 60” deck.
To answer your question, I would still go with 54D. Works better for me as I use it primearly for leafs pick up with a Cyclone Rake and I use zero turn for mowing. Therefore, to me "there is no difference in mowing at 4" or 3.5"" as the "professionals" say. Good luck. Enjoy your tractor, and little glich like this one won't change a fact that you purchased awesome tractor.
Hopefully, Deere will come up with remedy soon.