Welcome to DT dwellonrooftop:thumbup1gif:Purchased new Sept 2010 closed hood in May 2011 and hood closed on cap.
I went to my J D dealer and told him the problem and he showed me one he had in his shop with the same condition, he asked what I wanted to do , I didn't want to be with out my tractor or pay for transport so he ordered a new tank and I put it in (bigger job than it looks) . By the way I tried to shim but it didn't work out
I found it strange that I can't budge the tank at all.It is very rigid when I try to move it forward or backwards. Makes me think the Z shaped brackets are just bent too much. When I take those off,if I can move the tank easily,I'm sure by "taking the 90 out" of those brackets and TIG welding a little gussett to keep the new angle,that should be a pretty decent permanent fix.I haven't dismantled the whole cowl assembly to see just how it all is supported toward the back, but something is keeping the tank from rearward movement. Forward movement is no problem as the angled supports are happy to be bent.
I think that is what stopped me from pursuing a fix originally, as pushing on the tank did not reveal initially any rearward movement.
Why not Randy,what could it hurt?So do we contact Deere through their website with a link to this thread?
I have had my 2720 just a little over a couple of weeks now (3 weekends) and just opened the hood for the second time. When closing it the fuel cap caught on the lip. I was like oh crap. I thought I did something wrong.
I think I will go the route of making a whole new bracket out of heavier stock.
Thanks for the info.
smalltown,just a little info. What I did in this thread is still holding up beautifully,and it cost zero money to boot. Personally, being there are a few simple DIY fixes that work,it might just become a hassle involving JD. My .02This is an older thread, and imagined the issue was solved however!!!!
I thought that I would not have the issue that others had with the fuel tank cap hitting on my 2520.
Mine is just a year old, and never had the problem. Yesterday I found my tank cover is suddenly hitting the hood .:unknown:
I have a small bend in the hood around the opening. I needed to take the fuel cap off after trying to push the tank top just to get the hood to close.
Rereading old posts on this issue there didn't seem to be a clear cut resolution, some even posted that it was reported to Deere for a DTAC solution. Before I call my dealer, and incur $100 or more in transport costs has anybody heard from Deere on the DTAC?
I just performed the "Randy" fix by adding approximately 5 deg to the 90 deg bends on the brackets Randy has pointed out in his original post. The fuel cap is now centered within the opening and the hood closes without interferences.
Glad to see these fixes working for you guys!:good2:I'm up to 47 hours (put about 7 hours on the tractor since I did the washer mod). So far the tank hasn't moved and I still have over 1/8" of clearance.