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Posted August 09, 2011 - 07:32 AM

Kenny,
You can click on the part number even when flagged to get more info. It may mean it's not in their inventory, but may still be available. Usually if a part is NLA, it won't even let you put it into your cart. If you add more than one dealer, you can also check that dealer's inventory.

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Posted August 09, 2011 - 04:36 PM

its a start Kenny

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Posted August 09, 2011 - 04:49 PM

Thanks, Gary.
Tmo, I clicked on the flagged item and all I got was an e-mail would be sent, which I have not received. Don't understand what they are trying to do.

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Posted August 10, 2011 - 08:15 AM

Kenny. A flag usually means that the part is not in stock at the dealer but they can order it. You may have to touch bases with the parts dept. at the dealer. I have used JDParts for years and I don't remember how I got it started. I just order my parts and the dealer calls me when they are in. Usually it is 4 business days later. It works well for me.
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Posted August 11, 2011 - 07:16 PM

Well Kenny , at least ya did nay have to buy a bunch of heavy A .. to make it work . I visit the dark side on occasion . :D heavy A.. batts are hard on your back ya know

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Posted August 15, 2011 - 06:35 AM

I found a temporary spring at Lowes to see if the trans. is working. It's a little smaller dia, but feels about the same pull, length is very close. This is just to make sure I have a working tranny. If it will drive, then I will get hold of JD parts for the correct spring and new belts, both drive and mower. Got a full week ahead, so probably the weekend. Unless I get bored and need something to do.

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Posted August 20, 2011 - 07:13 PM

Got the temp. spring installed and drove it around the yard. Tranny and chain drive are quiet. Started very easily. Will need a new drive belt, so I will get parts ordered.

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Posted August 20, 2011 - 07:32 PM

Glad to hear you got it moving Kenny. It will be interesting to see how it mows.

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Posted August 22, 2011 - 06:41 AM

Brian, I did notice a tendency to lift the front wheels without the deck on it. LOL Cool little tractor with a short turning radius. It will be fun to mow with. I had to put bead sealer on 3 of the tires, those front ones are a pain. One front wheel looks to have new bearings and spindle. There is quite a lot of up/down movement of the spindles in the axle, may need some washers there. It really goes in 5th. Noticed the smoking is going away some, may be a little rich yet. I also put some MMO in the oil, need to get that changed before too long. All in all, I think its a great little mower.

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Posted August 22, 2011 - 12:24 PM

Just be careful on slopes. The rear engine riders aren't very good on them, having a tendency to tip over.

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Posted August 23, 2011 - 06:35 AM

Tmo, no problem there. Not enough slope in my yard for that to happen. Thanks for the heads up.

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Posted August 23, 2011 - 07:13 AM

Brian, I did notice a tendency to lift the front wheels without the deck on it. LOL


Just be careful on slopes. The rear engine riders aren't very good on them, having a tendency to tip over.


TMO, he has just enough grade to do hole shots by the sounds of it :laughingteeth:

Kenny, glad you're enjoying it. Sounds like a nice daily driver.

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Posted August 31, 2011 - 04:41 PM

Called the JD dealership and spoke to the parts person (Bobby). Seemed very happy that I picked them and had my first JD. I will order the parts tomorrow. Probably won't get to pick them up until next week, but that is fine with me. I'm ready to give this mower a job to do.

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Posted August 31, 2011 - 05:09 PM

Its good that the dealer parts guy seemed friendly. Sometimes those guys can be a pain to deal with.

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Posted August 31, 2011 - 05:18 PM

Brian, I haven't been there before, but if I remember from passing by it is a smaller dealer. Sometimes those can be the best ones. They appreciate the customers they get.

Forgot to add, he ordered the clutch spring while I was on the phone with him. Said he didn't normally keep it in stock. Sounds like he will very good to work with.

Edited by KennyP, August 31, 2011 - 05:21 PM.
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