Front mount Woods/Grasshopper questions

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by ben325e, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. ben325e

    ben325e LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    Hey guys, I bought a used 2003 Woods 6210 Front mount mower with a 52" deck and the PowerVac system with 16 cubic foot hopper off of craigslist for $1000. The mower only has 1014 hours on it, and has a Kawasaki FD620D liquid cooled 20 hp motor.

    The gearbox on the deck had the mounting points broken off and the previous owner had tried to just use a metal strap to bolt the gearbox back on the deck. The internals of the gearbox were just fine, so I took it to a weldor and had him tig the mounting back but much beefier. (A welder is a machine; a weldor is a person who can weld.)

    I changed the oil and coolant in the kawasaki, but to be honest the oil and coolant looked to be in great condition. The hydros pull strong and I changed out the hydro fluid with John Deere Hygard.

    While it would be nice to have a deeper deck, the 4.5" deck does pretty dang well and leaves a nice stripe. Not much build up under the deck since I picked up a few sets of G6 gators.

    My only issue is that the levers that allow the hydrostats to freewheel are stuck. I sprayed them with pb blaster and plan on spraying them everyday and working them with a wrench until they loosen. Any suggestions or experience with this would be much appreciated.


  2. MBDiagMan

    MBDiagMan LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 852

    I'm sorry I can't help you with your problem, but I sure am envious of your find. I am looking for just such a used mower on the cheap. I hope I can get as lucky as you. Maybe you should go buy a lottery ticket.

    Can you get those levers and joints apart so that you can scrape or sand the crud out of them?

    Good luck with it and keep us posted.

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