rebuilt the mower deck on my jd 111 the only problem i have is the primary belt was broken and i got a new belt but it acts like it is to long i need a diagram from the electric clutch to the double pully on the deck.This is version 2.0 of "What did you do to or on your John Deere today?" :howdy:
Looks like the parts to lift the mower deck linkage on the tractor. Looks similar to the parts on my 445 & 1026R, not exact, similar.
We have a friend that is a widowed farmer. She’s close to 70 and mowes her two acres around the stone farm house with an old 214. Not long after her husband passed she asked me to mow around her pond and the sides of her driveway, she was having family over and the grand kids wanted to fish. She’s also a flight attendant and had a couple international flights coming up. Her drive is over half a mile long. I was using the 265 then, put one rear wheel on the edge of the drive strattled the little six inch drainage ditch, and just zoomed down both sides easy peasy. Fast forward several years and she asked if I could mow the pond and drive again? That was last year. I took the 52” walk behind and planned on just zooming down the drive again. I got there and she had the drive resurfaced and I was like, great, this is going to go fast. Well the grass was like hay and I couldn’t see how deep the ditch was, but it was perfect for mowing the last time. I got started and my whole machine dropped into a three foot ditch. Turned out the paver cut new drainage ditches. Last week she threw the drive belt on the 214 and asked if I could do every thing for her. I said sure but I couldn’t do the ditches, but would get any mowable areas. Now I’m on the X540. Was trimming along a foot or two into the grass fine. There’s a little quarter acre meadow that looks nice when mowed, about half way down the drive. I tried blowing the grass away from the drive and it was too deep and thick to discharge. Turned around and blew the grass across the drive, but the mower would still clog making half a pass. Forget this, took the JD home and got the WB, it was mowing and discharging OK, but the deck seems to float easier than the JD. Went over one real thick patch and the deck lifted up enough to throw the deck belt. So, what I did was try and tear up $15,000 of machinery for a fifty dollar job mowing her drive. I’m going to have a real short talk with my friend. She is going to have to mow the pond and drive once a month or I can’t do it. On top of that, she leases the farm out to a cattle operation. When they come in to feed the cattle, if they see a big rock fell off the bank onto the drive, they do the nice thing and throw it in the weeds. Guess who took out at least one blade. I haven’t even looked at that yet.