This seems to be a common occurrence sadly, see it all the time in the FB groups.
I'm assuming you have a post-2018 machine?Yep I did that.
Might as well laugh at your mistakes! Crying doesn't help.
Step 4 ( 4 of the 16 steps listed on the sticker on mine ) reads something like... "Raise seat"
The seat hung up on something on the tractor and pop went the seat mount!
Not cast steel or cast iron, some kind of light weight feeling pot metal alloy.
$265.xx and it all good again. 😢
I could have hobbled a repair but with only ~300 hours on a still relatively new machine I chose to cough it up for a replacement....
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They listed it as an updated part number. I was hopeful it was improved but it seems identical. It could perhaps be plated and through bolted together, or even one built from scratch with steel but I have no time for either right now and as I said in my OP it's too new a machine to shade tree a fix.This seems to be a common occurrence sadly, see it all the time in the FB groups.
Hmm I do know Deere's OEM changed the buckets on the 260B to cast recently... maybe it was during that shift.My 2021 260b seat brace is fabricated 1/4" steel, I wonder what the cutoff or change point is between the cast and fabricated piece? Maybe it switches based on what is available and is random.