Upon closer examination I also noticed that lift mechanism (I think that's what it is) that connects to the mower deck (again, I think that's what it is) is not centered in the hole in the frame where it's intended to go (this is on the left side of the tractor when sitting in the seat)
Notice that this pin (best word I could come up with) is not sitting in the hole as it's suppose to (same side of the tractor just the front "pin).
You might be able to notice in the pictures below how some of the "pins" on the left and right side of the tractor (down where my feet will go) are centered and straight while others are out of their holes and not aligned properly.
I had an opportunity to spend a little time with the Massey yesterday. Took some tin off, removed the cab, blew out the inerds, and did some repairs. You might recall the issue I discovered with my mower lift shaft....the ends of the shaft do not line up with the holes as expected. Well, come to find out I'm missing a bearing; the parts manual (#19) calls it a Mower Lift Shaft Bearing....to be honest it looks more like a bushing than a bearing.
I took everything apart and now am out to find the bearing. It is light weight (thinking it's aluminum or something along those lines) and has sever funky grooves in it. Any idea where I would find this puppy?
I took the arm assembly left and right off the shaft, cleaned the shaft and lubed. Once the arms were free to slide on the shaft I was able to move them out and snug them up against the frame. This prevented them from banging around as you can see in the video clip.
Edited by Moosetales, March 11, 2013 - 07:28 AM.