Re: Prepping a RCK60B-22BX 60" MMM for the season
I just did the spring thing myself. I have two of the RCK60B-=22X mower decks. Both came with my tractor when I bought it.
I keep one suspended from the garage ceiling via a chain hoist and the other is always on the mower. Swap them out twice a year to share the wear between them. Both have Gator blades installed. Having the deck suspended allows easy standing access to the blades and the grease fittings.
What I do when swapping them out: I remove the deck from the mower, pick it up with my front end loader via a chain, take it out side where I pressure wash all the grass debris from under it and on top and let it dry. Next I bring it back in the shop where it is raised up with the chain hoist. I then grease it, and remove and sharpen the blades. Then inspect it for seal leaks, belt wear and cracks in the deck. When it's time to use this deck again, I lower it down, check the oil level (which is always a bit low due to the vent drip), then mount it on the mower ready to go!
I attached a terrible pic of my shop showing the hanging deck...
Baby Orange my 2003 Kubota BX2230D: FEL, Two 60" MMMs
Fred Cain Landscape Rake
Big Mouth my 1984 Craftsman GT-18/6 917.253.744
W/44" Mower deck 917.253645
1984 GT-18/6 917.253.744
W/Dozer/Snow blade 486.254021
1985 Craftsman GTV-18 917.253730 (Currently being worked on!)
Sears large yard cart 287.61520