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Congrats on the tractor!:yahoo:

The hood guard can stay mounted, there should be spacers (I think) that will be removed to mount the brackets (that you don't have?)-they both use the same holes/bolts. Did you get a MMM?
 

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I too, have a 2720 and have been plagued with the front attachments. If you use a MMM, the front brackets will not install unless the Snow blower plates are removed. There is interference at the attachment points.
My brush guard came with 8 aluminum spacers that go outside the weight frame between the frame mounting of the brush guard plate. They sandwich in-between those plates, where the snowblower plates have been removed.

Then the front mower brackets mount on the inside of the weight bracket. These are all held together with the stove bolts originally there...and it is a nice mess holding it all together while you make the change from winter to summer.

So, in short..for summer MMM, the order is from outside to inside....bolt head, spacer, weight frame, front mower mount, nut.
It took me several hours when I first tried the changeover to configure this all correctly. It is a nightmare that I don't intend to repeat!

If you don't need the MMM mount, I think you will not need to change this and the blower brackets should be fine all year. No spacers required either.

Hope this helps.

Gary
Welcome to DT Gary. There is a bracket that you can order to eliminate having to change the hanger brackets-makes for a "tool-less" changeover.

Take a look: http://salesmanual.deere.com/sales/...vb24889_hitch_mmm_combo_backet_2x20_4115.html
 

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Bless you, Kennyd!!!

I have been rather frustrated with the changeover this past couple of years. You are the first to find me a solution. I've struggled with my dealer and on another forum explaining the unique problem with the 2720...and you have solved this!

And, thanks to you and Randy for the kind welcome to deere talk.

gary
Welcome Gary:good2:
 

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I need to yank out some dead shrubs.
The ground is very wet right and soft which I think is the best time.
But I was wondering which method would you think is the best to connect a chain to the tractor for pulling.

To the ballast box which would pull on the 3 PT hitch?

The tow bar?

The FEL bucket hooks and pull up on the shrub, while cutting the roots?

Thanks
Nice looking Pinto...we never mind nice pictures of our "toys", no matter what they are.


On the shrubs, don't pull from the ballast box! Use the tow bar (actually called "draw" bar in the tractor world) or with the hooks on the FEL. To use the hooks you can aim the bucket down with the cutting edge on the ground up against the shrub, then wrap the chain around the shrub-then up to the hooks. When you rotate the bucket to the level position they should they should pop right out.
 
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