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Posted September 08, 2014 - 03:40 PM

I have both mowers.  the 214 snapped a rod so i'm trying to figure out how to use the attachment from the 214 on my 216.  Right now if i look at both mowers, the one that ran the thrower (214) has a different looking pulley on the end of it.  My 216 just has the bar that runs accross the pully by the frame.  the 214 does not have that part i just has an exposed pulley that i assume is for the thrower.  do i need to take the whole bar assembly off of my 216 (keep in mine this bar is hooked to the spring bolts and provides the pto tension to turn on the mower deck whenever i engage).  How do i get the correct pulley from my 214 onto the 216 and if anybody has instructions on how to install this snow blower that would be great.  I've never used the snow blower on these old john deeres but was told if it was mounted to the 214 that it would work on the 216 too.



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Posted September 08, 2014 - 03:52 PM

Pull the bar covering the pulley aside. Your 214 has two pulleys, unbolt the outer one and transfer it over to the 216.
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Posted September 08, 2014 - 05:04 PM

Ok, so does that bar stay on because there is no bar on the 214 and it ran snowblower and mower deck without having to use a bar.



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Posted September 08, 2014 - 05:09 PM

One tractor has manual pro clutch and one has electric clutch?



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Posted September 08, 2014 - 05:34 PM

One tractor has manual pro clutch and one has electric clutch?

That's what it sounds like to me also

 

If this is so you will need to buy a pulley for the snow blower to work


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Posted September 08, 2014 - 07:47 PM

ok so i need a different pulley not the one that's on the other mower.  they do look different like i said the 216 has that bar and the 214 does not but has an extra pulley on it that is not on my 216.  



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Posted September 08, 2014 - 07:51 PM

Does the single pulley on the 216 have three holes in it?

 

Does your 214 have a switch to turn on the pto instead of a lever?



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Posted September 08, 2014 - 08:04 PM

both have levers, very similar if not identical.  I don't know ho many holes are in the single pulley on the 216 but next to it has like a thicker round thing, not a pulley but a round piece that the bar fits into.



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Posted September 08, 2014 - 08:31 PM

Looks like this?

 

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The snowblower pulley bolts right onto that, using those three holes.

 

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Posted September 08, 2014 - 09:08 PM

yes exactly, thank you!  what do i do with the bar then?  is that notch still there and i re attach the bar as normal?



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Posted September 08, 2014 - 10:27 PM

Yep. See how the pulley I showed has large diameter center hole? It slips right over that center hub and sits on that lip. If your 214 is a manual pto and had a working snowblower on it, it should be on there.

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Posted September 08, 2014 - 10:28 PM

Tomorrow we will discuss the front lift kit.

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Posted September 09, 2014 - 08:45 AM

I've got to swap some motor mounts i think my 216 has a bad one as that bar does knock onto the frame and it's quite annoying when mowing it's a constant ticking noise where the bar hits the frame.  Thanks for the help cat.  I have the snowblower mounted but not the pulley i plan to do this tonight.  The only thing i noticed i do not have is the lift kit you're referring too.  I can see where there is a hole in the snow blower mount and i assume a rod or something goes there to keep it raised.  I've also seen where guys mount a winch on it.  I do not see this lever bar or whatever it would be anywhere on either mower so i'm assuming i didn't get this lift bar that might be needed.  Does the mower deck raise lever raise the blower too or is it a completely seperate setup?



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Posted September 10, 2014 - 08:11 AM

after further investigation you guys were right, one is manual and one is a electric pto.  so i have to order this pulley part that was shown in the thread.  any ideas of the cheapest place to ge the pulley?



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Posted September 10, 2014 - 06:32 PM

  Does the mower deck raise lever raise the blower too or is it a completely seperate setup?

 

The manual lift lever is also used to lift the snowblower. There is a metal rod that connects to the rockshaft and runs to the front of the tractor. There is a square hole in the frame, below the grille, on the right side. (facing the tractor) It should have the front lift rod coming to that hole, where it attaches to a metal bar with two holes in it.

 

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