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#1 Mpatters0n OFFLINE  

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Posted June 04, 2015 - 08:41 PM

Hi everyone,

I'm brand new to the forum and brand new to tractor ownership thanks to an auction I went to last night.

Anyhow, I brought my tractor home tonight and it runs great but it seems like the manual lift is either stuck or seized. Like I said I'm complete new to this stuff but it would seem to me that the lever should move. (And yes I pushed the button first:))

If this helps it does have a 48" deck with it but I don't have the year.

Thanks!
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Posted June 04, 2015 - 09:34 PM

Sorry it took an hour to get your 1st post up.
Welcome to GTtalk, do you have a pic of your new GT?
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Posted June 04, 2015 - 09:57 PM

Couple of things with the manual lift. Make sure the height adjustment knob works correctly. It might cranked all the way, not allowing the deck to move. Linkages on the lever may be gummed or froze up. Or the lift adjustment may be unhooked or broke.
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Posted June 04, 2015 - 11:15 PM

Hello and welcome to GTtalk! Great bunch of folks here.

I think that CAT385B has it right....the deck height is set all the way up for a high cut or something along this line is the problem
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Posted June 05, 2015 - 05:41 AM

:wave: Welcome to the forum! Pics can help at times to remedy an issue, so check out the link in my signature.


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Posted June 05, 2015 - 06:29 AM

With the deck handle on the right all the way up, you can lift and rotate the knob in front of the seat, which clockwise will make the deck higher, and ccwise will let the deck down farther (if my remember is working right). There are arrows on that know that show which way to go. Sometimes a little oil on the threads of the adjust knob in front of the seat will let it operate easier, but raise the deck up all the way before making the adjustments. After making the adjustment, push the release button and let the deck down to the adjusted height. As an FYI, you can lock the deck down and it won't float if you push the raise handle on the right, all the way down. To release it from that position, push/force it down, push the button in and hold it, then raise the handle, it will/should be against some spring tension when doing that.    


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Posted June 05, 2015 - 06:33 AM

Wow! I wasn't expecting this many replies this quickly! I'll post some pictures tonight if I have an opportunity to take some after work tonight.

Thanks Cat385B. I never thought to check the height adjustment knob, thanks again! I'll check that tonight too.
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Posted June 05, 2015 - 02:04 PM

Welcome aboard, If you have questionss, these guys will give you an answer,,,you picked the right place to come to ! enjoy 



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Posted June 05, 2015 - 03:45 PM

Here is a pic of the lift assembly from JDParts.  It might help figure out what is the problem

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Posted June 05, 2015 - 05:32 PM

It is a spring loaded mechanism.....you may have to really push it.

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Posted June 05, 2015 - 09:04 PM

Mpatters0n:

 

Welcome to GTTalk. Check your Personal Messages. I have something that might be of interest to you.

 

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Posted June 10, 2015 - 04:10 PM

Thanks again everyone. I have a solution. There is a step that I missed - after pushing the button in I had to push the lever down then pull up. I was pushing the button and reefing up on the lever like a caveman.

As a side note I took it out for her maiden voyage and not only a great ride but a great cut and with a 48" deck I was done in no time.
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Posted June 10, 2015 - 08:58 PM

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Posted June 11, 2015 - 05:11 AM

Glad you got it figured out!






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