Went with the CTC loader instead of the JD45 because you can't buy a new JD45 any more..
When did you try to order one? I placed my order two weeks ago, my dealer had it four days after I ordered it. He told me about two months ago that JD was going to discontinue the 45 loader, but said it would be in about a year. I had hoped I could get one before it was D/C'd, maybe I got really lucky. From what I could tell in the snow-moving vid, the CTC is a nice loader, looks like the bucket might be a tad bigger than the JD45's. I didn't know about these beforehand, or I might have looked into them. I never liked the "goalposts" on the 45, but at least by putting auxiliary lights on top of them, they now have a "real" use.
Thanks MNvet, that worked. $154.09 for the BW1503 (two wheel drive) valve at my local dealer. This is going to be the most difficult part of the whole install process by the looks of it. I need to remove the deck and the the gas tank to install. All part of the fun.
It's not that hard. 4 bolts to remove the seat rails and seat, two bolts on each side where the fender assembly meets the footrests. Then there is the left rear handgrip bolt, which holds a metal bar that supports the fuel tank at that point. Pull the fender pan slightly to the rear (it has a lip across the top that fits under the footrest/center pan), unscrew the fuel cap, and the fenders lift off.
To remove the fuel tank,remove the bar that goes across it, about where the seat bolts in; disconnect the electrical pigtail to the fuel pump, wiggle the fuel lines out of the molded troughs, and the tank can be moved out of the way enough to get to the pressure relief valve. Then you remove the release lever (you'll need the modified one when you change the valve). There are two valves on top of the tranny, the one you change is on the right. The modified release lever is needed because the new valve is taller than the original one. Otherwise, you can't release the valve manually when you need to push the tractor.
I had more trouble installing the frame crossbar than installing the prv, because the hydraulic connector fitting and lines made it difficult to get to the bolts on that side.