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#1 KenM OFFLINE  

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Posted March 12, 2015 - 10:35 PM

The black plastic panel that covers the shifter hole.  Does it originally have 2 screws holding it on?  Or should the panel be with out holes and screw down from the under side?

 

Mine is held on with 2 hex head self tapping screws that don't look original.  But I have not located any good clear picture of that panel on the net or in the gallery to determine if it suppose to or not.



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Posted March 13, 2015 - 07:02 AM

Ken,

 

The plastic panel should have plastic tabs on the underside that will snap into the fender pan. There wasn't any screws used at all originally. I just did a check on ebay, and there are a couple new ones listed on there for sale if you're interested. These should also be available through Deere as well. 


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Posted March 13, 2015 - 09:07 AM

Ok. That is what I thought. Thanks.

Would you happen to know if there is a spring or something that holds the deck drive belt pulleys from the back side? The tensioner spring pulls it forward. But when the belt is removed the pulleys fall forward, the spring comes away from pulley bracket and then you one of the pulleys rubs on the steering arm.
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Posted March 13, 2015 - 03:41 PM

Sorry Ken. I don't have an answer for you on this one, other than mine does the same thing. I simply used a small bungie strap to hold it up so that it stays away from the tie rod or steering arm. I don't have my deck mounted either, and was going to just pull the deck drive off, but there isn't enough room between the mounting point and the tractor frame to do so. Not exactly the best designed set up if you ask me. 



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Posted March 13, 2015 - 07:26 PM

Not exactly the best designed set up if you ask me. 

 

Do you really want me to write down that Troy said this about a Deere?

 

Ben W.


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Posted March 13, 2015 - 07:27 PM

Lol
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Posted March 13, 2015 - 07:34 PM

it should be held it place with two stamped steel nuts from the underside.

 

I have sen several that make a new cover using aluminum and bolt it down.


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