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rmckinley74 - a whack mark from deck misalignment while driving back on?
I just drive up and over, get off the tractor, and move the deck 'til it is lined up....actually wiggle the 2 halves of the auto-connect part way together, so it's "can't miss", get back on and drive forward. Remember, I have mine on a carpet pad, so it doesn't slide when I drive over, and it doesn't scratch it on the concrete, but it does allow you to wiggle the deck back to the auto-connect. Still not an expert either, but have done it twice....the second time is the way I just described.....didn't need anyone's eyes for this method....could easily do it alone.Agreed. Off is the easy part. Getting back on takes a few drive-overs!
Thanks for the info, fxdude! I'm happy I didn't jump into one of the new auto connect machines. Thank my wife for that. She said "you don't need another tractor, yours is perfect". Watching the videos guys have posted and reading posts like yours has made her opinion spot-on! My conclusion is Stay with the X500. Even getting down on garage floor to disconnect this deck is quite enough, with bad back, replaced knees, and old age! I can handle off in the fall, and on in the spring. And several neighbors and friends have volunteered to do it if it gets too much for me. Thanks again for sharing your experience! I love this site!
Thanks, I ordered a Deck Dolly today, looks easier than another option I was looking at online where you would have to lift the deck upright and then onto a wheel stand yourself. The Dolly seems to latch on before raising the deck and then it gives you handles to lift on. Now I'll be able to move it to and from the lawn and it will take up less floor space in the garage.Deck Dolly to stand it up and clean the underside/change blades....could store it on here