Re: john deere 425 with 54" mower deck
These baffles or deflectors are suppose to keep grass from coming out from under the mower deck in front. I also found that JD also sells a 54" deck Edge Kit for 50 dollars. I have check other mower decks and have not found where they have used the baffles or deflectors or deck edge kit.
I find it so strange that JD could not design a deck without having to use all this extra parts. So much for their engineering. I have had other equipment and have never had this problem
I have taken a rubber strip that is used on the bottom of a garage door and
secured it to the holes where the bolts are locat ed to hold the baffles in place. I thiink it is just enough to correct JD problem.
When checking with the dealers about this they seem to have no answer why this problem developed. They seem to be interested more in selling you this extra parts. I love my JD tractor but frustated with their engineering