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Old 07-02-2011, 06:50 PM   post #1 of 5
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Default Cub Cadet 3184 Rescue

This is continued from this thread.
http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=186223

So I have made lots of progress, Got the rear-end fixed, pump rebuild and cleaned up. Got it running, and it now moves on it's own. Currently has 368 hours on it now.

It does have some stuff I still need to take care of.
1. Remove Deck
2. Wash it so I can do closer inspections.
3. Repair or Replace Brake Safety Switch which I have bypassed.
4. Install new batter ends or cables.
5. Figure out what is wrong with Cruise control.
6. Figure out what is wrong with parking breaks, and fix breaks.
7. Verify if PTO switch works.
8. Sandblast and paint fenders, hood, grill, and side panels.

So my first question.... How do you remove the 44" deck? I know there is pins to pull, and the center bars. How does the drive shaft come apart or how is it removed easiest?
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Old 07-02-2011, 07:13 PM   post #2 of 5
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There is a collar on the drive shaft closest to the PTO pulley. Pull the collar towards the rear of the tractor, and the shaft should slide off of the splined PTO shaft.
Pull the two pins that attach the lift linkage.
Roll the deck towards the front of the tractor and lift the front pull bar out of the deck brackets.
I generally jack up the back of my tractor so the deck drive clears the underside of the tractor. Then slide it out.
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There is a collar on the drive shaft closest to the PTO pulley. Pull the collar towards the rear of the tractor, and the shaft should slide off of the splined PTO shaft.
Pull the two pins that attach the lift linkage.
Roll the deck towards the front of the tractor and lift the front pull bar out of the deck brackets.
I generally jack up the back of my tractor so the deck drive clears the underside of the tractor. Then slide it out.
I have a hoist, so I have found it easier to lift the front from the bumper and drag it out that way. What he is describing, I call a yoke. I pull down on the release and use the yoke to drag the whole deck forward. It's much easier to remove it in the direction of travel than try to pull it sideways between the wheels. That PTO is the only non-obvious part. It's just a smaller version of a tractor PTO, if you are familiar with that. There have been a few people in the past asking how to get the #%@! shaft off, so apparently some people have never seen that on a garden tractor. Once you have done it once, it can be done fairly quickly. I had to mow wet grass quite a bit with all the rain this spring, so I would hang the deck from the hoist and clean the wet clumps out after I was done.

You'll notice the PTO also has a splined shaft pointing forwards. That's used to power the snowblower, if so equipped. I don't suppose that's of much use to you in TX, but it could be used for other things. I have some ideas, but those will have to wait until next year.
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Old 07-03-2011, 07:30 PM   post #4 of 5
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Thanks everyone, I got the deck of so I can clean it and examine it closer, it is a little rougher than i thought, but fixable. I have figured out what is wrong with the brake safety switch. All the moving parts for the brake, FWD, and REV petals do not move very easily, so I had to kinda force it and it did engage. I am going to remove it all, clean it up, grease it and hopefully it will work better. I got it running fair now, I am going to go buy a battery now so I can quit jumping it from my JD battery.
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Old 07-03-2011, 07:32 PM   post #5 of 5
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1. Remove Deck - Complete.
2. Wash it so I can do closer inspections. - Complete.
3. Repair or Replace Brake Safety Switch which I have bypassed. - Found Issue.
4. Install new battery ends or cables. - Complete.
5. Figure out what is wrong with Cruise control.
6. Figure out what is wrong with parking breaks, and fix breaks.
7. Verify if PTO switch works.
8. Sandblast and paint fenders, hood, grill, and side panels.
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