Tomorrow I hope rains hold off so I can mow more with it, but I'll get a grease fitting in the deck spindle first & get it lubed & quieted, plus of course grease everything else. Things are not worn & I'd guess it's been sitting a while, as all the linkages are a bit snug & need some PB Blaster to loosen things up. The forward/reverse pedals are real slow to return to neutral once you take your feet off either.
I also need to take my JD430 to my FIL's, as his JD420 has an issue, then the Kubota he bought burnt the deck belt, so he's without a working mower. I'll drop my 430 off & bring back his 420 & get it fixed for him. One of the air filter housing screws backed out & is under an intake valve.
The deck belt on the Kubota was new last Fall, but he admitted he was putting it through the mill in tall grass around his barn that hasn't been mowed even once this year. He never knew it was pulling the deck so hard, as he said that little diesel wasn't straining a bit!
Gonna be a busy day, as I milk morning & night.