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#1 a.graham52 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 18, 2016 - 03:10 PM

Found it on craigs. He wants $300. My question is will it attach right up without modifications? Will post a pic asap

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Posted May 18, 2016 - 04:07 PM

Here's the deck and the tractor it's coming off of

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Posted May 18, 2016 - 05:13 PM

Doesn't yours use a electric clutch and the older ones use a spring mule set-up , too bad your so far , ones for the older and the other might be for your year

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Posted May 18, 2016 - 05:14 PM

I assume that you are talking about the deck.What year and model of tractor would you like to put it on? That deck is made for a 1973 and earlier tractor with no electric PTO.

 

I didn't notice the info in your title.If you have a 1973 tractor,it takes the older style front mount attachments and that deck should be a direct fit.


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Posted May 18, 2016 - 06:32 PM

I think mines either a 73 or 74. It uses an electric pto on front. I do have the proper deck for my tractor, it's just in bad shape. Possible to mix and match parts?

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Posted May 18, 2016 - 07:00 PM

I'm pretty sure That deck will NOT fit a Long Hood tractor.   The tractor you posted picture of is not a Long Hood

 

That said ... that deck will fit your Long Hood tractor. ... IF you've got the mule drive to match it & cut the hooks off of your tractor & drill the mule drive holes in your frame.   If I remember correctly ... my 1980 Long Hood already had 3 of the 4 holes ... I just had to enlarge them & drill the fourth.

 

That deck fits the pre 73  tractors that the mule drive bolted to the frame.  The Long Hoods (73 & newer) used the hook mule drive system ... with added bolts to secure the hooks.

 

That deck is the style that I use.

 

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Posted May 18, 2016 - 07:19 PM

Any pictures of that style mule drive?

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Posted May 19, 2016 - 03:45 AM

Mule.jpg Here's a drawing of the old style Mule Drive ...

I just remove the long Rod / Lever that is used to engage / disengage the mower ... & use the electric PTO.

 

4 Bolts attach this mule drive to the tractor frame (#32 in the drawing)

4 more bolts attach the lower Mule Drive linkage to the mower deck. (the row of bolt holes in the lower arms)

The mower deck can be moved forward or rearward on the lower bolts to provide rear tire clearance and/or drive belt length issues.

 

I leave the socket like thing on the mule shaft & just remove the long engagement lever its self.  I use a pipe wrench to turn the socket against spring pressure to install the drive belt on the engine PTO clutch.

 

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Posted May 19, 2016 - 09:27 AM

The mounts on the earlier decks are 1 1/2" narrower than the later decks.Seems pretty easy to change the mounts.


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Posted May 19, 2016 - 11:12 AM

U all think it's worth the effort? I didn't want to waste a day of travel and the cash to find I made a mistake of a purchase

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Posted May 19, 2016 - 11:37 AM

I think mines either a 73 or 74. It uses an electric pto on front. I do have the proper deck for my tractor, it's just in bad shape. Possible to mix and match parts?

What's wrong with the deck?  Is the shell in bad shape?  I have a good shell I would like to sell for a 48" mower.  It's just the shell, no spindles or anything.


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Posted May 19, 2016 - 01:49 PM

The shell is cracked. One spindle is seized and I think an idler pully is missing. I also think it's the larger one as well.56 inches sound right?

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Posted May 19, 2016 - 05:16 PM

The mounts on the earlier decks are 1 1/2" narrower than the later decks.Seems pretty easy to change the mounts.

Well heck yeh ... that'd work too.

Guess I never thought of just adapting the deck to the newer style Mule cause I never had a newer style mule & deck.

 

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Posted May 19, 2016 - 06:27 PM

U all think it's worth the effort? I didn't want to waste a day of travel and the cash to find I made a mistake of a purchase

I personally do not think it would take much effort to change it around.


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