Sound coming from 60" MMM deck on LX2610

HowardTractor

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Does anyone know the tightening torque for the drain plug, check plug, or oil filter plug of the RCK-60. The manual provides the torque for everything that needs to be assembled, but not these which are already assembled and need to be later removed.
 

je1279

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I don't have the spces but I would just go good n' snug on those. No need to go gorilla tight.
 

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Alright. I greased everything and checked the gear oil. I got the mower deck reattached and the deck adjusted properly to cut the lawn at 3". I'm starting to get the hang of it. But it is a pain to get the deck on and off on my gravel driveway. I heard someone saying that they are able to drive up to the deck, reach the FEL over top, push up the front tires with the bucket and slide the deck in from the front. I might give that a try. I also am leaving a lot of heavy clippings on the lawn. I need to figure out a way to get those small, and spread out enough not to kill the grass underneath. That is probably a matter of not cutting too much at once and technique. Any suggestions (thanks)?
 

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Alright. I greased everything and checked the gear oil. I got the mower deck reattached and the deck adjusted properly to cut the lawn at 3". I'm starting to get the hang of it. But it is a pain to get the deck on and off on my gravel driveway. I heard someone saying that they are able to drive up to the deck, reach the FEL over top, push up the front tires with the bucket and slide the deck in from the front. I might give that a try. I also am leaving a lot of heavy clippings on the lawn. I need to figure out a way to get those small, and spread out enough not to kill the grass underneath. That is probably a matter of not cutting too much at once and technique. Any suggestions (thanks)?

Probably need to cut more often. Or you can go over the clippings again until they disappear.

Did the sound go away after you checked/lubed everything?
 

HowardTractor

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Probably need to cut more often. Or you can go over the clippings again until they disappear.

Did the sound go away after you checked/lubed everything?
The sound seems to have gone away. At least I haven't noticed it recently. At this point I am not sure of the exact cause / fix since I was trying a few different adjustments.
 
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je1279

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I finally got the deck on mine and used my secret decoder ring to set the height adjustments. One other thing mentioned in the manual is to set the 3 point position control so the lower links do not go below level when lowered.
 

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lostboy

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I finally got the deck on mine and used my secret decoder ring to set the height adjustments. One other thing mentioned in the manual is to set the 3 point hitch stop so the lower links do not go below level.
Thanks for the information. I will do that next time.
 
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802Driver

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Alright. I greased everything and checked the gear oil. I got the mower deck reattached and the deck adjusted properly to cut the lawn at 3". I'm starting to get the hang of it. But it is a pain to get the deck on and off on my gravel driveway. I heard someone saying that they are able to drive up to the deck, reach the FEL over top, push up the front tires with the bucket and slide the deck in from the front. I might give that a try. I also am leaving a lot of heavy clippings on the lawn. I need to figure out a way to get those small, and spread out enough not to kill the grass underneath. That is probably a matter of not cutting too much at once and technique. Any suggestions (thanks)?
You could try laying an old sheet of plywood down under your tractor for a lot more ease of connecting/dis-connecting.
 
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je1279

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You could try laying an old sheet of plywood down under your tractor for a lot more ease of connecting/dis-connecting.
Make sure it's an old sheet because you may need to remortgage the house for a new one 😉
 

HowardTractor

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You could try laying an old sheet of plywood down under your tractor for a lot more ease of connecting/dis-connecting.
Thanks for this idea. I used this plywood trick in conjunction with raising the front end up by pushing the bucket into the ground, and this has made life much easier.
 
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HowardTractor

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In general, I am now able to get the deck on and off, and maintained pretty well. Thanks for all the advice. One thing I still find a little annoying are those little metal clips which hold the arms used to raise and lower the deck when not in use. That could have been better engineered.

I do have some trouble moving the deck around to work on it. I have seen a thing called a mower deck dolly, which looks like it might be useful. Now I lug the deck up onto a pallet and move it into the garage with forks. I won't be able to do that kind of lifting for too many more years.

I also found a technique which is helping a bit with excess grass clumping I was having. Previously I was trying to maximize the amount of grass I cut by using the majority of the deck to cut a swath of grass. But by cutting fresh grass with just a little over half of the deck, the mower is processing the cuttings better and leaving less clumps. I will continue to refine.