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Old 07-10-2011, 07:51 PM
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ZK design flaw?

I've broken two rear deck hangers in the last few weeks. There are rock outcroppings where I mow and I hit one. The deck hangers are too close to the frame of the mower and there is a ledge on the frame that hits the hanger causing it to break. Below is a picture. as you can see the hangers are rubbing through the paint and there is a dent in the metal on the side frame. Perhaps there should be a hole cut in the side frame in this location or the hangers might be moved towards the inside a little.
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Old 07-13-2011, 09:34 AM
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UfoPilot,

I forwarded your picture to the engineers, we have seen this on a few units, check to make sure the deck control arms that secure the rear of the deck to the mower frame are secure and not allowing excessive deck movement.

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Old 07-13-2011, 01:37 PM
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It was my fault for hitting a rock, This isn't really a complaint. I just thought you might like to see this.
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Old 07-13-2011, 01:39 PM
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On a side note, If the clevis assembly was turned 180 degrees (top for bottom), It could be adjusted from the top. That would make it a lot easier.
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Old 07-14-2011, 08:54 AM
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UfoPilot,

When you say clevis are you refering to the deck hanger? If you look at the plate that is above your feet when standing on the mower there are two holes punched in the plate right below the deck hanger, these are so a deep socket can be used on the bottom nut while the top is held by a wrench to make the adjustments.

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Old 07-14-2011, 10:48 AM
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Yes that is what I mean. Fishing a wrench up through that hole is a total pain.
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Old 07-14-2011, 11:31 AM
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UfoPilot,

No doubt, a deep 3/4" socket will make it alot easier.

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