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The JD 4200 - 4400 series of CUT's have a grease fitting for the right hand brake pedal that is a PITA to reach as it's buried behind the right cowl panel, and is barely visible with a mirror.

I made a 150mm (~6") long extension from some 10mm O.D. x 7mm I.D. tubing. Since I installed a 90-degree grease fitting on it, I had no idea where the fitting would bottom out once the extension tube was installed on the tractor. Therefore I added a stop nut to allow control of the fitting's orientation.

The first two photos show the unfinished and finished extension. Since I don't have access to affordable zinc plating, I painted the tube and nut with JD's buff primer and medium gloss black spray cans. I baked them in the wife's oven when she was out for the day at 170-degrees for 20-minutes.

The next two photos show the area where the fitting extension is located. The third photo shows the stock JD area around the right brake pedal, and the fourth photo shows the extension peeking out from under the cowling above the fuel tank drain petcock.

I'll be trying this out when I do my next 200-hour service in the near future...weather permitting.
 

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I baked them in the wife's oven when she was out for the day at 170-degrees for 20-minutes.
Personally I'm not "mechanically familiar" with that series of machines, but looks like an EXCELLENT Idea!

I do have to say one thing...you are a BRAVE BRAVE Man for even thinking about using SWMBO's oven...I thought I was rolling the dice with my life when I ran a quick batch of rags thru the washing machine :laugh:
 

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Nice mod!

I put an oven in my work area above the garage when we built. It's great for fresh roasted peanuts and drying paint. Also good for Thanksgiving pies when the other ovens in the kitchen are in use.

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You know a job is well done when it looks like it belongs there. That will save you a lot of aggrevation. Oh, and you may not want to continue that risky paint drying trick, for a number of reasons.
 
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The paint drying trick was a one-time deal. The wife was at her parent's for the weekend, the baking temp was low, and I aired it out afterwards.

No harm done, and no crime till you're caught. :laugh:
 
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Nice Job Matt:clap:
 
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