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#1 Bterrier OFFLINE  

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Posted March 24, 2017 - 11:17 AM

So I am going to pick up a john deere LT155 tonight.  It currently doesn't run.


What is the best/easiest way to get this on the back of the truck?  It is hydro, so unsure if I can just push it up the ramps.  Is there a way to disengage the hydro?



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Posted March 24, 2017 - 11:29 AM

I have a 165 Hydro, mine has a small lever just in front of the seat that has to be pushed (and held) sideways before you can move the machine. This is an awkward method, and only good for a few feet at best. Many of these levers become stuck due to lack of use) Might be able to take a couple mover dollies (the square frame ones) and set the rear wheels on them.


If the lever does work, and allows movement, you can wrap a coat hanger or similar wire around it, and fasten to the frame to hold the lever over. You can see the wire on mine in this picture.

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Posted March 24, 2017 - 11:44 AM

Hope you have some strong help to push it into the back of a truck.  Even free wheeling it is going to be an all up hill load.  I use a tilt trailer and electric winch to haul home the dead ones I buy.

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Posted March 24, 2017 - 12:57 PM

There is a black lever on the rear end. Pull it out to freewheel.

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Posted March 24, 2017 - 04:13 PM

My light L130 has a big bent wire like lever sticking out the back by hitch. Just pull it out and move all around.  Not sure if yours is a light model or what? Don't forget to push back in to GO, have done that before, heh!

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Posted March 27, 2017 - 08:47 PM

Thanks for the help!  I decided to pass on this one, but it will help for next time!


The guy failed to mention that the motor was no good.  The oil filter housing was partially broken off the block.


The hood was also smashed.  The search will continue