jd "push button" deck just falls..

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by runnin14, May 5, 2011.

  1. runnin14

    runnin14 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 23

    got a jd z520a 54in that has the convenience package on it... and call me crazy but the push button lift has always seemed to lower the deck a little slow - kinda like easing it down. I mowed an acre or two the other day that was a little rough and today I noticed that as soon as I let off the button - BAM! the deck just fell down - no easing. Any ideas? or is this the way it is supposed to be and I just shook something loose the other day?
  2. cubsfan1

    cubsfan1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 30

    I have the same mower and that is the way it is suppose to work. It raises it up but just drops when you let off the button. you can just hit the button a few times when u let the deck down so it does not just drop if u want
  3. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Oh I have a solid kick where you don't need no button.
  4. runnin14

    runnin14 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 23

    kinda like power windows - dont ever buy one of these push buttons thingys-- hard to ever go back....

    to the other poster...i know its supposed to drop but it seems to be dropping harder now than it was...oh well - i need sleep.
  5. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Messages: 17,828

    I just talked to a guy a few days ago about his, and he said his just drops like yours is doing now. Maybe it was jammed up a bit before like you said.
  6. runnin14

    runnin14 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 23

    just thought i would post that i think i got it fixed after taking a couple of minutes under the shade tree over the weekend. there is a spring helping lower the deck that also has a tensioner on it and I just tightened it up a little....now it's not just dropping - shaking the whole mower.

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