72" BELLY DECK REMOVAL

dmoore

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2006 B7800, RC72-BA 72" mid mount mower, RB 1672 72" rear blade
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How do you remove/install your 72" belly deck? Drive over or slide it out?
 

SDT

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How do you remove/install your 72" belly deck? Drive over or slide it out?
I roll both my 60" (B1750) and 72" B3350) MMM decks out to the right side after first driving the tractor onto short pieces of 2X8/10s. One thickness in the rear and two thicknesses in the front. You may need to adjust thicknesses if your gage wheels are set to mow high.

I can remove either in about 15 minutes and install either in about 20 minutes.

I remove install on a concrete floor. All bets off if not on concrete floor.

SDT
 
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SDT

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I roll both my 60" (B1750) and 72" B3350) MMM decks out to the right side after first driving the tractor onto short pieces of 2X8/10s. One thickness in the rear and two thicknesses in the front. You may need to adjust thicknesses if your gage wheels are set to mow high.

I can remove either in about 15 minutes and install either in about 20 minutes.

I remove install on a concrete floor. All bets off if not on concrete floor.

Have tried driving over and found such technique to be a real PITA, either tractor/mower.

SDT
 

dmoore

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2006 B7800, RC72-BA 72" mid mount mower, RB 1672 72" rear blade
Feb 8, 2010
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Exmore,Virginia
I tried to back off of the deck but couldn't keep the wheels chocked. I am on concrete as well. I just set wheels to lowest setting, steer fully to right (I think) and pull it out from left side. It may work as ownwers manual states if I could keep the deck from moving.
 

i7win7

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On my BX the anti-scalp wheels need to be unpinned, rotated 90 degress and re-pinned. Much easier to roll out. Recommend using magic marker on shafts to reset height levels when re-mounting deck
 
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