Re: Help with 51 broom and dethatcher on 425
I suppose you can access JD Parts online and see if the PN numbers match for the hitch mounting bracket and the broom driveshaft (length different?). Otherwise, I could make some measurements and take some photos of mine when I return to our other home next week.
Quick Hitches show up on Mpls Craig's List from time to time. I'll be honest, I believe by the time you find a Quick Hitch and a front PTO shaft, you'll probably have as much in those two items as you would purchasing a lightly used broom package with those items included.
I don't utilize my broom much. I purchased it at a JD dealership and it included a Quick Hitch, which I already had. It was a trade-in from a school district. I bought it right and sold the Quick Hitch for more than I paid for the package. So it doesn't owe me anything. Which is a good thing, as I really don't utilize it much. It won't move a lot of snow, so the biggest thing I do with it is light snow falls or when someone drives over fresh snow in the driveway before I get it cleaned off. This year, we had a wet snow with freezing rain around Christmas, which made the driveway a perfect skating rink---literally. Taking the broom to that would only have polished it up and made it even more treacherous. So I've utilized the broom twice this winter. Besides, switching back and forth from the snow thrower to the broom is a bit of a pain.
So where is all this is going, do you really think you'll utilize a broom that much?
2001 455 AWS, with Rear PTO & Halogen Headlight Kit
1999 455 AWS, with Rear PTO, Rear Hydraulic Outlets & Halogen Headlight Kit
3*60" Mower Decks, one with mulch kit, one with powerflo
2*46 Snow Throwers
54" Blade w/Superior Scoop Kit
Quick Hitch Grappler
51" Rotary Broom
2*JD (Femco) Hard Side Cabs