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    Bumper for G5200H

    Perhaps, as they have offered dual bar bumpers for different models. I got it with the purchase of an old (pre MTD) Troy Bilt tractor, which the PO was going to fit to it but never did.
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    Nerf bars for LED lights on ROPS - ZD331

    Aaahhh......Krazy Karpets. I think that some of my aches and pains can be attributed to uncontrolled slides down a snowy slope, followed by a sudden stop against some unknown, buried stump, some 50+ years ago! 🤣
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    Bumper for G5200H

    I had an unknown brand front bumper that I received with the purchase of another garden tractor several years ago. I knew I'd find a use for it, so I modified the mounts to fit my recently-acquired 1985 G5200H. I moved the mount arms inboard, shortened them, and drilled them to fit...
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    Nerf bars for LED lights on ROPS - ZD331

    I mounted some LED floodlights on my ROPS of my ZD331. I keep the ROPS in the mid position to give me clearance, but they were still vulnerable to the tree branches, guy-wires, etc. on my property. I had some raw hoops that were originally bent up for mounting some motorcycle panniers, but were...
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    The "Go Anywhere Workbench"

    I think the bench could be put to good use in my shop. I like the versatility of having my benches on casters; it makes moving things either temporarily or permanently, a breeze. For example, having a bench that moves easily outside to to sharpen mower blades, cut some 2x4's, etc. helps to keep...
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    Reviving a G5200

    I have finished rebuilding the deck. I even used some of the decals that the original owner had in the tote full of parts!😁 In the meantime, I also have done an oil change, drained and flushed the cooling system, installed new bushings in the steering gear, and many miscellaneous items to get...
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    Kubota "Dry" Bushings?

    Your insight was right. There was rust on the pivot shaft for the steering gear sector. The old bushings were worn significantly, but I believe that besides the extra play in the steering that this causes, the steering was still a bit tight to turn. I believe that the rust was contributing to...
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    Kubota "Dry" Bushings?

    I have had success with Fluid Film for similar applications in the past. It is safe on plastics, but not on non-oil-resistant types of rubber. I may test the old bushings (if there's any antifriction coating left) after I remove them by soaking them with Fluid Film. My concern with any...
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    Kubota "Dry" Bushings?

    Thank you for your replies. I will install them without lube.
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    Kubota "Dry" Bushings?

    I am in the process of freshening my recently acquired G5200H lawn tractor. I ordered and received some replacement bushings for the steering sector gear and steering shaft. They are P/N's 66021-41120 and 66021-41130 respectively. The Kubota online parts list merely lists them as "bearings"...
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    Reviving a G5200

    Yes, I hope to use and maintain it, and hopefully pass it on to my son. I am in the habit of blowing/washing off the mower decks on all the mowers that I own or have owned. As you mentioned, many times they will rust out from the top down if clippings are left there continuously and moisture...
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    Reviving a G5200

    Nice looking G5200! I purchased one last fall from the son of the late original owner with 470 hours on it. The son kept it for several years after his father passed, but used it very little, and finally sold it since he didn't have the need for it. You can tell it was the owner's pride and joy...