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#1 jgriffi87 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 20, 2013 - 08:01 PM

Long story short, I'm a fairly new member here, mostly lurking with this being my first time posting. I got a John Deere 314 at the end of last summer, came with front blade, tiller, 3 shank cultivator, and 48 mower deck. The deck was not attached and the tractor was missing the PTO clutch. My question is do I have to remove the blade to install the mule drive and deck? Or can I run them together?

 

Thanks in advance for any help. I hope I posted this in the right forum.

 


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Posted April 20, 2013 - 08:17 PM

You posted it in the right spot. :welcometogttalk:  I am not sure on your 314,but somebody will probably be along shortly to help you.


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Posted April 20, 2013 - 08:23 PM

The plow frame might hit the mule drive tension knob, it'll be close.


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Posted April 20, 2013 - 11:07 PM

The plow frame might hit the mule drive tension knob, it'll be close.

Yeah that's what i'm thinking it was hitting when I tried. I wasn't sure if anyone had figured out a way to make it work.



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Posted April 21, 2013 - 12:18 AM

I would pull the blade regardless as it makes the machine front heavy, wearing out the wheel bearings quicker and lessening rearend traction. 


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Posted April 21, 2013 - 01:48 AM

:wave:  welcome to GTt


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Posted April 21, 2013 - 05:02 AM

Welcome to GTTalk.  I don't think the tractor was designed to leave the blade and mower on the tractor together. The blade should come off easily. You also need the hydraulics for the deck lift. There is probably a lock out rod attached to the deck lift now to prevent the rockshaft cylinder from moving. The back end of the rod goes in the slot at the rear of the frame. Removing this will allow the lift cylinder to operate properly as long as the blade is disconnected from the front remotes.


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Posted April 21, 2013 - 10:38 PM

Thanks for the replies fellas. I guess ill just leave it off while im mowing.






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