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    Mower drive shaft to mid pto issue

    And now the end of the story.... The tech shows up, pulls the shaft off, gives the collar a couple of twists, and pops the damn thing right on the pto. He says, new stuff, paint etc., just needs to break in. What I think is that my cleaning, lubing, and sitting over night must have loosened...
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    Mower drive shaft to mid pto issue

    I removed the PTO end of the mower deck shaft and cleaned and lubed the heck out of it thinking yeah, maybe it was just gunked up. That's when I found out the collar doesn't really even pull back, yet alone stay back on its own.
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    Mower drive shaft to mid pto issue

    The dealer is sending a tech over, maybe today, they are of course busy. The mower was tested before it was delivered; no problems. But earlier this year I had an issue with a flow diverter on the snowblower which also worked fine until I tried using it. I still think the coupler on the shaft...
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    Mower drive shaft to mid pto issue

    I know that the slip joint goes together only one way...I did not know that the pto end is the same deal. But if the collar does not pull back at all, I guess all bets are off.
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    Mower drive shaft to mid pto issue

    Yesterday the wife and I tried to mount our mmm to the BX2380. All new equipment. On the face of it, this is a pretty easy thing to do, but we struggled for nearly two hours and could not get the drive shaft to mount to the pto. There's very little room under the machine to begin with, and...
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    ROPS Light Bracket Help

    2021. The truck is a bit quirky, the interior very plain. But it is as "custom" as I would want. It's pretty capable.
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    ROPS Light Bracket Help

    Not much to add here, but I found this thread interesting. And welcome to the forum. This winter I used magnets to mount rearview golf cart mirrors on my BX. They work great. Only problem, the dealer applied some sort of ceramic stuff to polish up the machine, and that stuff is slippery...
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    frozen stumps

    Explosives. Just saying....
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    Hydraulic diverter on snowblower

    As an aside, we really haven't had any snow. The early forecasts predicted a mild winter, cold but little snow. I remember one winter when I didn't even mount the snowblower. Now I've got a brand new commercial blower and no snow! Guess I shouldn't complain. Have a good one friends.
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    Hydraulic diverter on snowblower

    Update and last entry. The tech just left. He replaced the whole unit; the thing was defective and how it ever worked at all is a mystery. The original unit was installed at the dealer, and a function check showed that it worked just fine. It wasn't until I put it to work did it fail...
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    Hydraulic diverter on snowblower

    Truth is I traded my bx2370, snowblower, and mmm in on new equipment. It was all payed for, got a nice trade value, and with zero percent financing I went for all the bells and whistles. I'm bummed the diverter crapped out by falling apart. So here I am, waiting on parts. I had to unbolt the...
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    Hydraulic diverter on snowblower

    Here's the whole diverter unit, Looks like only one solenoid. And the tape trick did not last, dead.
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    Hydraulic diverter on snowblower

    Dan, you are close, but mine is a bit different.. You can see where the tape is wrapped on the right hand side of the knurled plastic thing. I'm starting to think that whatever nut was on there must have fallen off.
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    Hydraulic diverter on snowblower

    Tis the season.... I've a new BX2822 snowblower, and second time out with it a problem has cropped up. Maybe somebody can shed some light on this. I went full hydraulic on the discharge chute, rotation and deflection. The deflector required the installation of what I believe is called a...
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    Tractor cleaning?

    Ditto on no pressure washing. My BX sees a lot of mowing, and cuttings and clipping and dust get jammed into every nook. So when things are dry I open up everything and use a compressor to blow all the dried vegetation and dirt out. After, several squirts and a soak with Simple Green, a quick...