You guys won't believe this! I finally gave up on finding the spring for the trimmer head. Then I walked the 100' to the chicken barn & got in the 2705 to take the seed drill back out to Dad's barn. I had to pull out the top step, which is also the battery tray to connect the negative post, as I have a voltage bleed when off. Nothing strange, slid the step tray back in & took the drill out there. Had to get in & out of the tractor 2 or 3 times in the process of parking the drill....nothing noticed out of the ordinary. Then when ready to get in to leave, instantly I saw my trimmer's spring hanging onto the edge rail of the battery tray step!!!!!!!
I KNOW it wasn't there before that last time I got in the tractor, so only 2 ways it got there.....I had a cuff of only 1/2 or so in my pants leg, not enough for the spring to fit down into, but it must have been hung all this time on that cuff edge, and it either came off in the cab, then rolled out when I opened the door, or it fell out as I stepped down & caught the step. This has been one of the strangest days in a while now!
I've had to do this before, and will do it again.....drill 2 holes opposite one another then use a small sheet metal screw to secure the head cap. It won't be started again till the screws are in!
Here is "The Devil Spring"