John Deere JX75 User tips and tricks!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by tyler_mott85, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. tyler_mott85

    tyler_mott85 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Had a couple tips for any of you JX75 people out there that you may or maynot already be aware of.

    The biggest issue I have with my JX was the ride height control. You would hit a bump and the aluminum deck would begin to round out and the lever would bump down to a lower setting. Well I checked with my JD dealer and you can buy the Height adjusters from the JX85 mowers but they wanted $50 a corner!:dizzy: I figured I could come up with something better then that for a lot cheaper!

    When I started to investigate why it would happening I found a couple things.
    First on the rear. The drive system is held together with a steel plate that rests on the outside of the rear part of the deck. With the angle of the control lever at two or three setting the steel plate was actually pushing the height adjuster out away from the deck body. I took an angle grinder and removed some of this excess steel plate and now the height controller is at the correct angle and the little pin sits all the way into the aluminum cut-outs. No more problem in the back!

    It was also happening in the front.

    That was called from the height adjuster lever being angled towards the deck. The lever was actually hitting the top of the deck keeping the pin from setting deeply into the cutout. I took out my handy dandy angle grinder and ground about 1/8" off the top of the deck until the pin would sit deeply in the cutout. That fixes that too! A little JD green paint and poof! looks good and functions properly! :cool2:

    Now if only I could find a bigger bag... Any one?
     
  2. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
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    yhanks for the tips-i love these mowers and feel they are the best ever made.
     
  3. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
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  4. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
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    Bob, I have the front adjuster brackets, didn't know they made them for the rear. Though I've never had a problem with loose adjusters, and my John Deere is almost an antique (a 14SB).

    For a little larger bag, there IS an option, but I can't gurantee you will find one... A read grass ctacher from a LawnBoy M-series commercial. They fit pretty well, other than some gap at the top where the catcher frame hooks to the rear of the mower. They aren't a LOT bigger, but it's noticable.
     
  5. dwc

    dwc LawnSite Senior Member
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    accelerator that is a sponsor here has a large aluminum catcher for the jx75. I also have used a TON of those steel plates to fix the worn aluminum and they work well.
     
  6. Cooter

    Cooter LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE Iowa
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    Where do you get those adjuster brackets?
     
  7. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Posts: 4,254

    I got them at the John Deere dealer. When the bagger is full, and you hit a bump, sometimes the adjuster levers just out of their slot. With these brackets, they stay put.
     
  8. Cooter

    Cooter LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE Iowa
    Posts: 510

    These are the ones you are getting for $4? Have a part #.
     
  9. dwc

    dwc LawnSite Senior Member
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    AM116809-left rear, AM116808-rear right both around $41 each.
    M116193BLE-left front, M116192BLE-right front both around $10 each.

    I didn't remember the back being that expensive but thats what jdparts.deere.com is showing. BTW, you have to look these up as a jx85 which is the commercial version of the jx75.
     
  10. dwc

    dwc LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 619

    just checked again and the rear plates that are actual "wear plates" for a 14sb that will work for the jx75 are # M116090. They are $9 each!
     

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