New to me john deere 265 this spring, I'm it's second owner. 48" deck. Took delivery last week and just mowed first time yesterday and was impressed. My first john deere. Nice consistent cut, runs good for 22 years.
What's with the lift lever? It doesn't move up or down as far as I can tell. It this normal? Or is something very wrong. Maybe lotsa things, I don't know. I have two manuals, very detailed, great reading, troubleshooting section very helpful too. There's the park brake which I haven't used yet. Only my first day!
I wheel it out to the yard. I turn the PTO toggle ON and the mower engages. I start mowing and everything's fine.
However the lift lever is raised up and I cannot make it go up higher or go down lower. Using the button at its tip too. Tried using lift lever at several different stages during operation.
When done the PTO toggles off, throttle down, wait, turn off.
Am OK with old equipment where certain features aren't necessary anymore. Is the lift lever one of them?