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lawnworker
02-05-2005, 07:03 PM
For those that have run these a long time, Do the deck pins that suspend the deck and give it its floating ability hold up well over the years, and do you ever put grease on these things to quite them up and make them last longer?

Also, what about the ball and socket hydraulic linkages. should they be sprayed with any thing?

Thanks for replies.

Lawnworker

JohnGr
02-05-2005, 10:00 PM
I have had a couple of Turf tracers HP and love them never had to change or oil them.

traman
02-05-2005, 10:14 PM
get a can of silicone spray ,works great doesent leave oily residue like wd-40

CharlieBingo
02-05-2005, 11:15 PM
To answer your question, No they bend and break! Drill out the holes and use bigger pins. Saves a lot of hassle.

Greenstar Services
02-05-2005, 11:34 PM
The Turf Tracer HP deck pins in ours have given us no problem in the last 5 years of operation. Excellent machines.

JKOOPERS
02-06-2005, 02:16 AM
i have replaced my pins maybe twice in 5 yrs

Scag48
02-06-2005, 02:20 AM
Been running my Turf Tracer for 3 years and haven't had a single deck pin break. Nevertheless, I carry a couple in the toolbox for such an occasion.

lawnworker
02-06-2005, 09:56 AM
To answer your question, No they bend and break! Drill out the holes and use bigger pins. Saves a lot of hassle.


Charlie, Do you mean the role pin that hold the main pins into the deck holes ? The front pins are like 1 " thick. It would take a lot to even bend one.

The backs, now, are smaller. They might break easier.

Also, I wonder about the bushings, if they wear out fast.

CharlieBingo
02-06-2005, 10:59 AM
Sorry, if I misread your question. I meant the pins for changing cutting height, I run 60in decks so bigger pins are better.

FrankenScagMachines
02-06-2005, 01:23 PM
Have a TTHP 52" never had a pin bend or break. Never done anything to the hydro linkage joints either. Its a '99 so 6 years is enough for something to have broke I imagine.

lawnworker
02-06-2005, 02:40 PM
Frankenstein , thanks for the assurance. I have been practicing ending rows on this thing with a one wheeled velkie. I am getting used to the hydros controllability, already.