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How do I remove my Power Flow from my 54" deck?

16427 Views 7 Replies 6 Participants Last post by  TyBoo
Just picked up my 1026R from the dealer yesterday and when I asked the salesman how to remove the bagger system, he started to show me, then when it came time to remove the power flow, he didn't know what he was doing and never said he would check on it to let me know, instead he said, just remove the chute and hope its not a windy day or you will get grass all over you. REALLY?
Apparently JD thought it was necessary to install a metal plate over where the belt would be exposed and it appears I may need to remove 2 or 4 bolts just so that I can remove the power flow. I plan on calling JD today and asking someone in service.

Can't wait to cut tomorrow
Also, he told me I can't use the weight bracket in the front, but said I don't need them. I bought a 3 bagger system and am sure the grass will be heavy. What are your thoughts?


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My 54HC has the same metal guard you are describing and it was definitely too close to the top of the pulleys to slide the belt through (mine is on an X754). I removed the two mounting bolts and replaced them with longer carriage bolts and nuts between the deck and plate so it is high enough to slide the belt through. There is no plastic part of the guard for this belt on my mower deck. It is still a PITA to slide the belt through and I still carry a wrench on the machine to loosen the nuts if needed but it is much easier than it used to be.
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