Case 444 mower deck
Posted July 12, 2011 - 08:29 PM
Posted July 13, 2011 - 12:11 AM
Posted July 13, 2011 - 06:13 AM
These decks mount very simply. They have what is called a "Mule Plate" that is used to connect the deck to the front of the tractor. The mule plate is tilted forward, slid onto the two pins that are on the brackets that hang down from the frame of the tractor. Those pins engage the slots on the bottom of the mule plate. Once you have the mule plate slid onto those pins, you rotate the mule plate toward the tractor and slip the top "ears" into the slots where the RETRACTED spring-loaded pins reside. Once the ears are lined up, you release the two spring-loaded pins to lock the mule plate in place.
The mule plate has the two belt idler pulleys on it and it also has the mounting frame for the deck. There are holes in the arms of the mounting frame that line up with the holes in the two tabs that are welded to the mower deck on either side of the belt pulley that projects above the surface of the deck. There are two more spots at the rear of the deck that the mounting frame attaches to. Once the mounting frame is connected to the deck in the four places mentioned, there are two "Lift Links" that go between the mounting frame and the bell-crank on the tractor. These lift links are there for raising and lowering the deck.
Now..... all of this makes perfect sense to me but most likely.... I have lost you totally.
Perhaps this will help.
- mikebramel said thank you
Posted September 14, 2011 - 03:39 PM
Glad to have you with us.