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Welcome from Preston County, West Virginia

I'm only guessing , but why would you want to do this. It takes only a few minutes to remove or install the MMM.
 
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Welcome from Wisconsin.

And again, why do you want to do this?
 

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Sure it is no problem you are not putting any weight on the MMM...Even tho it is not recommended I leave the loader on as well...Maybe 30 or 40 times...No signs of damage. I leave the MMM on most of the time when extra ground clearance isn't needed.

I recommend you take off the loader tho, as that is what you should do...

The BH and Loader are off and on about 3 or 4 times a month...Make or buy a dolly for the BH...It is a necessity.

If you are new to taking that BH off ,don't feel bad if it is troublesome. It was tricky for all of us the first couple times. Than you get a dolly and its cake. (y)

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Welcome from southern KY.

Yes you can attach/separate and mow with the backhoe on !
If you mow, watch for the tail swing cause it's way out there further than it looks. With FEL, bucket, MMM, backhoe on at the same time you have nearly 15 ft long lawnmower.

It's so easy to change the machine setup that there really shouldn't be a reason to do things this way but good luck!
 

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Yep you can now with backhoe on or off, loader on or off

sometimes I would take my bucket off the loader arms to give myself a little bit more clearance but not go through the full loader removal
 

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Sure, you can mow with the loader and backhoe on, but why? That's around 1000 lbs of extra weight being carried.

For normal lawn mowing I personally wouldn't do it for fear of leaving ruts and/or tearing things up while turning.
 

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Welcome from NW SD.

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Welcome! I'll agree with everyone else, no need to take off the FEL or BH to mow. Full disclosure, I was nervous when I first got mine in the on/off procedures. I mowed a few times with the extra 1k lbs on. After learning the on/off procedure, never again, not cause its "bad" but because it's too easy to put on/off and mowing with a 15' tractor isn't the easiest.
 

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Welcome! I'll agree with everyone else, no need to take off the FEL or BH to mow. Full disclosure, I was nervous when I first got mine in the on/off procedures. I mowed a few times with the extra 1k lbs on. After learning the on/off procedure, never again, not cause its "bad" but because it's too easy to put on/off and mowing with a 15' tractor isn't the easiest.
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I don't need any weight on the front or rear of the machine...like to scoot around in high range with light mowing...pushing around the other 1500 plus pounds would be difficult with a lot of unnecessary slippage in the transmission plus the balance and slippage problem on slops....now on my 4400 I leave the loader on for weight as I use my 6' rear landpride...its no big deal to pull these off...pic is off my 4400
 

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This is my first John Deere, all these easy quick connects are new to me for sure! The reason why I ask this question, is because my dealer wasn’t sure when I remove the backhoe if I have to remove the black plate as well behind the tractor or not. He isn’t sure if the mower deck would fit using quick connect or not. I would take the loader and backhoe off but there is a black plate that the backhoe supposedly hooks to that he said would possibly need to come off?
 

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This is my first John Deere, all these easy quick connects are new to me for sure! The reason why I ask this question, is because my dealer wasn’t sure when I remove the backhoe if I have to remove the black plate as well behind the tractor or not. He isn’t sure if the mower deck would fit using quick connect or not. I would take the loader and backhoe off but there is a black plate that the backhoe supposedly hooks to that he said would possibly need to come off?
I don't have a backhoe but the "back plate" you speak of must be the mounting frame. As far as I know it does not have to come off to use a mower as that wouldn't make any sense. And I'd question why your dealer "isn't sure"... he sells these things so he should know.
 

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That's some BS from the dealer. The backhoe frame never comes off the tractor. After some practice, The 260B can be detached in about 5 minutes. Then on to other projects. Also make sure when it gets delivered that the 3 point hitch comes with the machine. It can't be on while the backhoe is attached. My dealer "forgot" :rolleyes: that stuff but they did supply it when i called them out on it.
 

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Clmcman, I'm truly amazed that your dealer is not knowledgable. Most of the backhoes are not used that much and people take them off. A good rule of thumb is a solid location and or stand to park them. Some here say the lines are a little short when removed. Putting the backhoe on and off is easy especially if it is parked on concrete. Welcome to this forum, I think you will find a lot of good tried and true information.
 

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Only time I have the FEL or backhoe on when the MMM is on is when I park the rig in one of my garage bays and don’t want the deck taking up space on the floor in another bay. Other than that when mower is on, FEL and backhoe are off. Absolutely no reason for me to ever have them on when mowing anything.
 
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