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Hustler BacVac...correct mounting to deck process

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mark12, May 1, 2008.

  1. mark12

    mark12 LawnSite Member
    from Ar
    Posts: 125

    I have a mini z 19/44 that I bought new last year. I am trying to figure out the correct way the Hustler BacVac mounts to the deck. I know I take off my discharge shoot....I know I put 2 bolts on the top of the deck and one where the anti scalp wheel is located. Here is my problem or question is....are the two bolts for the deck supposed to be welded from the underside of the deck sticking up through the 2 holes for the blower unit to attach? I kinda made something temporary just to see how it would work....I went to my local tractor supply store and purchased 2 t nuts. I ran the bolt under the deck and screwed the t nuts down. Now I have a secure post to drop the blower on and then drop a couple of washers and then a nut to tighten down. Unless those bolts are supposed to be welded I can not figure out a way to quickly attach the blower unit to the deck. I do not want to leave it attached all the time as I have some lawns I do not bag so I need to figure out the correct way it is supposed to attach to the deck to make removal and installation quick and easy. I've searched for an online bacvac owners manual but all I could find was the parts manual. Any help or advise from other BacVac owners would be great. Thanks

  2. Post Mowing

    Post Mowing LawnSite Member
    Posts: 56

    i took the discarge chute off then the piece bolts on those two bolts and where the anti-scape wheel bolts on. Then the blower just drops in and pivots open and closed. hope that helps
  3. mark12

    mark12 LawnSite Member
    from Ar
    Posts: 125

    I went baclk and looked at the blower....I see where it is supposed to detatch and swing/pivot. That pivot point I guess has alot of rust because I can not get it to move at all. I've tried a hammer but didn't want to smack it too hard. I think I'm going to try an air hammer tomorrow after work. I have sprayed it down with some kind of rust buster spray for the night.

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