Pics to come... but tryin to attach belly mower and running into an issue with front draft arms. Am I missing a part-like a bracket? Or can I make this work?
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So I ordered the bracket and the pin fastener (part #13 in the above diagram) from another supplier. They just contacted me and I don't think they have the part, which is a long pin fastener. This is a $45 part and it has me wondering, could I fabricate a pin fastener myself from 1/2" steel rod or even use a threaded rod and attach using bolts and washers? Only bad part is I cannot confirm the diameter of the pin fastener. Any pics of this part on an actual tractor would help greatly. Or feel free to give me your $0.02Thanks, yeah I think I’m gonna have to buy it. I just didn’t want to get a bracket ($165) and the pin fastener ($40) Without being able to return either if there was another way. I’ve tinkered with it enough to know I’m missing something. Gotta bite the bullet I suppose.
Dealer wasn't much help...it's an obsolete part so it's not longer made. Contacted the company that I originally put my order in through and they mentioned they should be able to get it, but not going to hold my breath. Just looking for another option if/when they tell me they cant get it.Pin looks the same as the one I have on the brush guard on my X738. Local dealer should have one for you to measure, maybe even try. They don’t tend to change something like that.
Yep! Unfortunaltely I already purchased the bracket and now the pin separately, but this would have been perfect. I can't just use what I have on my tractor as the front arms don't have a way to sit into the frame (second pic I attached), so I obviously need the black bracket and then the pin. Thanks for finding this on ebay though, because I may need to resell the one I purchased if a pin doesn't come along soon.Is this what you are looking for?
If you have a local salvage yard they might have the part you need.
So I found a pic of the manual online and it appears my new bracket is different than the one shown in the manual...the yellow bracket sits closer to the front in the manual and farther back on mine....is that part of the issue possibly?In the picture my deck is raised as far as I can get it, and still the front is barely off the ground, hence my issue.
I could probably shorten the rear links a little more (like maybe an inch) but would that bring the front that far up?
Should the front arms be detached and the deck lifted to its highest position before I attach them?
Yes I would be curious too! I recall recommending that you ( Cibulla) get a 955 like mine. You certainly had the wrong front bracket when your mower deck would not lift if that was the pic you posted of yours. Also understand that the mount bracket gets replaced by a more elaborate transfer bracket when you add a 59" snowblower. If the replacement bracket you just got didn't work, you can have mine. My 955 has developed a front end transmission issue so off to the shop! I hope that they can fix it! GeorgeSo what happened? Hopefully, no news is Good News.