Step 2: How to Remove the Mower Deck

TIP: Removing the deck is needed to attach the snow blade and increases ground clearance
1. Park mower on level ground
2. Lower the deck
3. Remove front attachment bar - IMAGE 1
     • Pull and rotate pin LH and RH side
     • Unhook from front of deck
4. Slide deck to rear of mower until touching rear tires
5. Unhook deck from height adjustment bars - IMAGE 2
     • LH and RH side
6. Remove PTO - IMAGE 3
     • Slide collar forward to disengage from shaft
     • TIP: Easier to do on LH side
7. Rotate guide wheels for the deck to roll out from under mower - IMAGE 4
     • Pull spring pin
     • Rotate wheel
     • Release pin into proper hole designation
8. With everything from mower unhooked from deck, slide deck from LH side to RH side
     • TIP: Removing deck from LH to RH is easier because of the deck design
9. Set deck aside - IMAGE 5
     • TIP: Place deck inside and out of the winter weather to prevent wear
Hi I have the 720 sh with 62 inch deck. Had it for two years now and love it! My question is about the snow plow from j d with hydraulics. Whats the cost?can't seem to get a straight answer from JD? Any body know? Ballpark?
I'm hoping that by looking at how you remove on I will be able to put ours on. I didn't see any that were for attaching the mower deck so I hope this will help!
This is a good user manual but not really an instructable. How about a general way to make a blade to fit on any tractor mower with or without hydraulics. This is fitting instructions for factory parts.
Every garden tractor is different. The weight bracket is not a factory part.
note I have posted two replys on snow plough
When I made my blade I used a large propane bottle (empty and filled with water) before cutting it to length and just under half diameter.For the rubber strip Iused a piece of convayor belt cut to size with angle grinder held inplace with another strip from the gas bottle.<br>It was pivoted below the center so when pushing snow it held the right line. To the top 2 corners I attached springs back to the mounting frame theese are for when you hit burried objects the blade will filp down<br>as for wieghts use a 5gal drum filled with sand fitted to rear <br>hope this helps Rippa700. No hydraulics used
Thanks Chandshar - that's more like it. Enough to give me something to get started with - I hadn't thought of a gas bottle, but that should be prefect.
how much does the blade/scraper cost?
This is a joke, a toy! Tried this&amp; could not plow didly squat! Goty money back, $10,000! Bought 3 snowshovels! JD is crap made in china! People are waking up! Do not waste your time &amp; $ on this toy!
To fluid fill tyres remove wheels deflate and with valve facing upwards fill with normal antifreeze mix. Inflate to correct tyre pressure note that this will now be quicker than normal so best done with foot pump. Refit wheels
Weights are 40 pounds each and sell for about a dollar a pound. MTD weights are the same shape and fit JD brackets, but are black and dont have a deere logo. You can also add wheel weights and or have the tires fluid filled.
How much do each of the weights weigh? Nice instructable - makes me want to buy a mower and convert it. Unfortunately, my driveway is only 3' long into an alley....
Nice first Instructable! Very clear instructions and pictures :)

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