Have you tried bumping the tractor a little forwards?
First off thanks for posting. Yes. Also manually tried pushing the deck back to get the latch bar over the hook. I also greased it hoping that might help. no luck.Have you tried bumping the tractor a little forwards?
That's been my intuition all along but will try jacking it up first and give that a try. gracias amigo.Try pulling back towards the rear tire on the side giving trouble.
If that does not work try jacking up the back of the tractor just a little bit.
If you have any help there, have them continually check that lever for the pressure to release it while jacking it up slowly.
Bottom line if simply pully back on that side with the issue does not work, and jacking it up does, then it is not adjust properly.
Very common complaint around here. Dealers seldom take the time to setup the deck properly and much less double check that it actually comes on and off as it should.
bought it in 2020 so I guess it's the former. Either way I'm very appreciative of you guysThe mower mounting mechanisms changed in mid-2020. Do you know whether you have the "up to 2020-1/2" or the "after 2020-1/2 lift mechanism? Most of us here obviously have the older setup and will be of limited assistance to you. A few have the newer setup. If you have the newer one, help might be a little slow coming as the pool of experienced users is still small.
The new decks don't have pins. There's a latch on each side that needs to be flipped up to remove the deck.Did you pull pins from both sides to release the latches? The new models do not have the spring loaded release, its a hairpin clip on eiher side.....
The new decks don't have pins. There's a latch on each side that needs to be flipped up to remove the deck.
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No pins with mine either and I can't find them in the parts listing.My dealer did an awesome job with setup and even delivered it to me with a full tank of fuel. However this is the first I've seen or read about those pins on the new style mower deck lift arms. I've never had a problem with the latches coming undone.
If OP has individual left/right latches then he has the new style, like I do. And sometimes, even though my deck normally removes and installs without any problems, sometimes one hook or the other just won't clear the latch. All I've done the couple times this happened is given it some persuasion by running the tractor a few inches forward then a few inches back, basically juat have it in low range and give a quick stab on each travel pedal. It'll unseat eventually.
Mine came with the pin installed in the hole to the right of where they are installed in this pic...dealer said to r&r the pin when attaching/detaching as the pin prevents the swing lever from accidentally coming undone - honestly doubt I'll do that but that's what the dealer said.This is the pin he's talking about.
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