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post #31 of 35 Old 05-21-2010, 10:52 AM
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Re: Mower removal and install

kenneth,
i just cut my tires hard to slide the deck in or out. with the left rear tire on, i can't reach the pto to connect it . . . hence, off it comes.
am hoping for deck leveling for dummies advice. shrekbelly
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post #32 of 35 Old 05-21-2010, 11:08 AM
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shrek,
I used to cut tires hard, but found the 2x6 is MUCH easier. Also, be sure to turn the gauge wheels so it can roll out...lots easier than sliding.

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post #33 of 35 Old 05-28-2010, 03:55 PM
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OK guys, took my deck off the other day for some maintenance. Thought of this thread and timed myself.
Drove up on my 2x8 and started my watch. Turned the guage wheels, dropped the front bracket, pulled the lift pins and PTO shaft. When I rolled the deck out I had done it in TWO minutes. Will take a couple more to install, but not many more.

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post #34 of 35 Old 06-07-2010, 06:52 PM
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Today I removed my 60" MMM for the 10 hr. greasing. Tried a new variant on the 2X6 under the rear wheels. I have a motorcycle jack, rolled in under the rear hitch plate, fit perfectly, and with a couple of pumps, lifted the rear up about 2 inches. This worked better than the 2X6 for me, as I set my FEL to lift the front wheels, then jacked the rear. Did find that I over-did it a little, had to lower the jack to get the anti-scalping wheels to contact the garage floor!

Everything else when't as before, this was my first time to use the clicking hold on the drive shaft collar. With the PTO set to rear, I think I connected in about 5 seconds! Have to give this board a lot of credit, using the hints here made this service my easiest yet (I think it took longer to move the anti-scalp wheel ninety degrees than anything else).

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Does the BX2660 use the same model 60" deck as my BX2350??

I can JUST roll mine out from under and clear the frame with the gauge wheels in the higher 90 degree holes. Granted, it takes some wiggling, and I shift the deck forward a bit where the frames a tad higher.

This spring I bought the FEL, now I just unhook everything, jack up the front with the FEL, and roll out the deck! Re-install is just the reverse!

Funny enough, I can r&r the FEL in less time than it usually takes just to hook up the MMM PTO! It takes me around 60-90 seconds to remove and 90-120 seconds to reattach the FEL. If only the MMM could self-center the attachment pins and slide in the PTO as easily as the hoses on the FEL! LOL

I'm going to try that tip of allowing the mid PTO to spin while attaching it; I usually do the opposite to hook up the rear PTO, locking it in place so it doesn't spin when I turn the coupling to line up.

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