Re: Just Got a 210 for free... but I need to put on the deck
I donít know which decks went on the 180, or if the mounting system is compatible without some major fabricating. Hopefully someone whoís familiar with them will chime in.
*With respect to the existing deck for the 210, itís a model 47 (which was the large deck). Odds are one of two things is the culprit for it not turning. Either the idler is seized, or more likely, one of more of the spindles is rusted up. Take the blade-to-blade belt off and see exactly what isnít turning. You may want to remove the idler and grease it up while youíre in there anyway. My model 47 deck has no grease fittings, and Iím not sure if any of them ever came with them.
If one or more of the spindles are seized, youíll probably have to replace the bearings (which is not at all difficult). Since you have to disassemble the spindle to replace the bearings anyway, you may as well see if you can free it/them with some grease. It wonít hurt to try, and worst case, you have them taken apart and ready for new bearings anyway.
There are excellent parts diagrams on JDParts.com. Go there, click to search the catalog, enter ď47Ē for the model number, select the mid-mount mower deck, and search the alphabetical listings for spindle assemblies. That site is a great source of information if you donít have service manuals.
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