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#1 CHAPPYKC OFFLINE  

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Posted June 14, 2016 - 10:00 PM

The belly mower has been removed and brackets have been mounted to it for a 3 PT hitch setup on the rear pto. The gearbox is offset about 2" so I will be using spacers to move the mower over and center the gearbox with the PTO. Also the PTO shafts from the tractor to the mower shaft is really too short for this process for an adequate connection. So I will move the deck about 2" closer to the tractor by drilling out the other hole that was covered over by the support bar that was welded on. This should give me plenty of connection so I can mow low and level. Also the mower will be offset a little more to my left while operating which should keep me clear of fences and such. Since I use this as a field mower (not brush hog) and not a lawn mower the reduced rpms on the mower are fine with me. 20160614_124126.jpg     20160614_124051.jpg

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Posted June 15, 2016 - 05:23 AM

How much clearance do you have now between the tires and deck for getting under the fences ?  Always thought they should have even mid mount decks offset for getting under things .



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Posted June 22, 2016 - 04:09 PM

This is exactly the same thing I want to do with my 318.  I have a 400 deck but still don't have the rear PTO. :(



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Posted June 22, 2016 - 05:30 PM

This is one of the reasons I built a rear PTO for my 140. I like your frame you built for the mower. Did you just drill through the deck to mount the three point brackets?

Mike "Squirrelly" Kitko

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Posted June 24, 2016 - 03:14 PM

This is one of the reasons I built a rear PTO for my 140. I like your frame you built for the mower. Did you just drill through the deck to mount the three point brackets?

Mike "Squirrelly" Kitko

Mike,

 

Do you happen to have the write-up on the build of the PTO??  Would what you made work on a 318??



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Posted June 24, 2016 - 06:27 PM

Mike,

Do you happen to have the write-up on the build of the PTO?? Would what you made work on a 318??

Yes sir, I did document it. It is in this same forum section. It is under John Deere rear 3 Point Hitch/PTO Build, or something like that. I don't know if it will work or not, I am pretty sure it will work on all the close frames that were earlier, that could use the rear tiller.

Mike "Squirrelly" Kitko




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