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working on the deck of JD 717A

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by MILSINC, May 15, 2007.


    MILSINC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 174

    Here's (I know, a dumb one), but an honest question anyhow..
    How do I easily get under the deck of my 717? change blades, clean the deck, etc. All I have ever owned in the past is gravely wb's, and I'm new to the z world. I'm sure it's something simple, but I still just don't know.

    Side note, one of the front tires has a puncture in it.. any good way to patch it? just a regular tire patch?
    thanks again.
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    You will get all kinds of answers on how to get under it.

    I use an "A" frame I built many moons ago and with a com-along can stand one on it's back-side if I want. I also use car ramps sometimes.

    Plug the tire....

    MILSINC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 174

    appreciate it! car ramps sound like a good way to go.
  4. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
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  5. POPO4995

    POPO4995 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,208

    My 7 IRON's sit up high enough off the ground I just lay on the ground and reach under them.
  6. QualityLawnCare4u

    QualityLawnCare4u LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,758

    I also drove mine up on car ramps with no problem. In the field I would drive the mower up on the tail gate of the trailor with 1/2 the deck hanging off ( did not really like doing this but works in a pinch if you need to change blades or get something unwrapped from the blades),and you can easily get under the deck.

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