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#1 bosbar OFFLINE  

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Posted July 11, 2017 - 06:50 AM

I have a 2006 JD 2305, which I have OCD about taking good care of it.

 

I keep the oil changed, I change the filters and grease everything the manual says to grease.

 

But, did you know that, there are grease fittings on your main driveshaft? I didn't?

 

A new driveshaft cost $751.00, ask me how I know this.

 

John Deere says they realized they left this out of the manual in 2010 and sent out flyers to "almost everyone". I didn't get one!

 

Check your driveshaft for grease fittings before it's too late.


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Posted July 11, 2017 - 07:30 AM

Always good to pass on info to others


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Posted July 11, 2017 - 08:30 AM

Just another addition when it comes to drive shafts. In the last three years I have experienced failing drive shafts whether mine or friends. Most can be rebuilt or made much cheaper than buying from factory. Search around for local machine shops & joint or shaft shops.
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Posted July 11, 2017 - 09:30 AM

Have a 2320 & will check.  My book also does not indicate drive shaft grease fittings.

 

Thank you

 

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Posted July 11, 2017 - 09:51 AM

We build driveshafts where I work in Connecticut. I'm sure it could be done for way less than $751.00
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Posted July 11, 2017 - 03:15 PM

Sounds like a $175 drive shaft in a fancy $575 green box with pretty logos all over it.


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Posted July 12, 2017 - 07:28 AM

I checked online, you can't buy replacement universal joints for the driveshaft, you have to buy the whole thing.

 

Sad but, true.






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