Hi all, on Thursday went to mow with the 1614 PK just got started and heard a commotion from the deck like it had hit a rock then I noticed no grass coming out of the chute check the PTO it was working and the mule drive belt was going so I shut everything off and checked the deck NO LH blade walked back and found the blade laying in the grass the spindle shaft had broken off where its welded to the blade mount. So got it into the shop removed the deck and got the other deck I have it has a standard hitch vs the parallel hitch of the original deck I had installed so it was a bit of a learning thing to get it installed and set up and of course the mule drive belts are different so I looked thur the belts I had and found a pretty worn belt and put it on went out to give the new system a test try. Made a couple of rounds and it was mowing really nice and then silence looked no PTO checked and one of the wires had disconnected connected and went on they way didn't go far same thing so instead of checking closer reconnected it again gave it another try same thing no PTO but this time reconnecting the connector did no good. Discovered that the old belt started to unravel and the cord must have wrapped around the ground wire and jerked the spade connector off the wire right close to the clutch its self. Couldn't get to it to do a repair so had to remove the hood and grill to remove the clutch assy got the wire repaired and everything reassembled to it, went out and mowed for 45 minutes and it all worked good and the refurbished deck is mowing good. Monday its to remove the spindle from the deck and disassemble it to see if it can be repaired.
Edited by MNGB, August 06, 2016 - 07:38 PM.