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#1 Dannnnn OFFLINE  

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Posted August 13, 2011 - 05:07 PM

Can anyone help me with a manual for a 68 #A684H 098705 M. Possibly has a 36" deck. I'm trying to get photos/ details on spring location from deck to frame.
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Posted August 14, 2011 - 08:44 AM

Is the 68 a rider or a GT? Some of us aren't versed in Green Terminology. :D

:welcome: to the forum. Hope someone can help soon.

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Posted August 14, 2011 - 09:03 AM

The 68 is a rear engine rider made from 1975 to 1982 or 83. It was made in the series with the 65 and 66 rider, and those replaced the 55, 56 and 57 riders.

There is an operator's manual in our manuals section, but I doubt if it has the info you need.

66 & 68 Riding Mowers Operators Manual - Manuals - Garden Tractor Talk - Forums

I had a service manual for these riders but I sold it a few months back before I found this site. I wish I could have scanned it and uploaded it here.

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Posted August 14, 2011 - 11:12 AM

Thank you for the information. I did100_5493.jpg I'm sure I'll figure it out.
Going to try to send a picture of my project.
This is a great forum with a lot of useful information.
Thanks again.100_5496.jpg

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Posted August 14, 2011 - 12:21 PM

I just bought a 68, but mine has a 30" deck, single blade. Yours is definitely a 36" with two blades. Which spring are you referring to?
You may be able to use Tmo's tutorial on parts look up and find at least a parts breakdown for this. Might show where the spring goes.

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Posted August 14, 2011 - 02:37 PM

Here is a photo of the spring. About 4-3/4" long and not nearly as heavy-duty as other springs in this area.100_5506.jpg

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Posted August 14, 2011 - 04:13 PM

Welcome Dannnn. I second the suggestion of trying JDParts.com. The thing to keep in mind is that the diagrams aren't always to scale, and sometimes it seems as though they are trying to hide the complete picture from you to protect the designs. It is worth a try though. Can you see any wear marks where the spring was installed?

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Posted August 14, 2011 - 04:23 PM

Thanks Brian, that is what I've been trying. I haven't been able to find that spring anywhere on JDparts.com but have looked at their parts diagrams. I'll keep trying.
Thanks for all your help!

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Posted August 14, 2011 - 10:37 PM

just found a photo showing this spring. Looks like it might be something added from a retrofit.

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Edited by Dannnnn, August 15, 2011 - 09:57 PM.
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Posted August 15, 2011 - 09:59 PM

Wrong photo.

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Posted August 16, 2011 - 04:34 AM

No wonder I couldn't find the spring! I went cross eyed looking for it.

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Posted August 17, 2011 - 12:01 PM

Sorry, Here's the photo. The spring is on the left side to right of tire. looks like one end is attached at or near the battery holder and goes down from there. Still not su100_5478.jpg re if this was added for some reason.

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Posted August 17, 2011 - 12:15 PM

And Terry the service manual Still has not been scanned Yet. Because It's on Lone still:thumbs:

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Posted August 17, 2011 - 06:36 PM

Sorry, Here's the photo. The spring is on the left side to right of tire. looks like one end is attached at or near the battery holder and goes down from there. Still not su[ATTACH=CONFIG]19231[/ATTACH]re if this was added for some reason.


It looks added to me. Do you have a spring on the deck lift mechanism on the right side in your pic? I may have gotten weak and the PO added this to help it lift better.




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