How long does it take to remove the deck from a BX?????????????????

   / How long does it take to remove the deck from a BX?????????????????
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#11  
Nothing wrong with that video, I enjoyed watching it. As we commonly say in my neck of the woods... Good enough for the girls we go out with!

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Thanks:D

A Dynamo is a Power Maker. A Generator.

I thought that may have been what you were talking about. Were you calling the BX a dynamo? The BX has a alternator.

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   / How long does it take to remove the deck from a BX????????????????? #12  
Thanks:D



I thought that may have been what you were talking about. Were you calling the BX a dynamo? The BX has a alternator.

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Not Today Roggie.
 
   / How long does it take to remove the deck from a BX????????????????? #13  
Nice video.

One question (okay, two):

Was that you undoing the PTO shaft, at 22 seconds?

If so, where did/does it go? I'm not familiar with the BX series, but I would have thought it comes off of the tractor, when not in use. ?

Thanks.
 
   / How long does it take to remove the deck from a BX????????????????? #14  
How long does it take to put it back in place? When I dumped my NH for the Deere it wasn't so much removing the deck that was the pain, it was installing it, getting it lined up so the linkage would attach.
 
   / How long does it take to remove the deck from a BX????????????????? #15  
When someone refers to a person or thing as a real "dynamo", they mean that person or object is very energetic and dynamic. So if someone where to say hey that little tractor is a real dynamo, they mean that it is a dynamic energetic source of power. Savvy?
 
   / How long does it take to remove the deck from a BX?????????????????
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#16  
Nice video.

One question (okay, two):

Was that you undoing the PTO shaft, at 22 seconds?

If so, where did/does it go? I'm not familiar with the BX series, but I would have thought it comes off of the tractor, when not in use. ?

Thanks.

Thanks. Yes I was removing the PTO shaft at 22 seconds on timer on the tablet.

The PTO shaft does come off with the tractor. I prop it over on the right side deck mount.



How long does it take to put it back in place? When I dumped my NH for the Deere it wasn't so much removing the deck that was the pain, it was installing it, getting it lined up so the linkage would attach.

I can have it back on in less than a minute. I made a video reinstalling it but it did not turn out as good.

When someone refers to a person or thing as a real "dynamo", they mean that person or object is very energetic and dynamic. So if someone where to say hey that little tractor is a real dynamo, they mean that it is a dynamic energetic source of power. Savvy?

Thanks for the grammar lesson James:thumbsup:
 
   / How long does it take to remove the deck from a BX????????????????? #17  
Wish I could do mine either way that fast. My BroTek plate and the left rod for the brake make my driveshaft a real pain. After that, it's easy though.
 
   / How long does it take to remove the deck from a BX?????????????????
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Wish I could do mine either way that fast. My BroTek plate and the left rod for the brake make my driveshaft a real pain. After that, it's easy though.

How does the brotek plate slow you down?
 
   / How long does it take to remove the deck from a BX????????????????? #19  
How does the brotek plate slow you down?

Well, the obvious part is the trap door to bolt back. But that's not what I'm referring to. The driveshaft must be threaded through the hole in the plate. So first, I have to make sure to hold up the knuckle to get it through without tripping the collar back. Then after I thread it through, I have to move my right hand inside the plate to guide the knuckle onto the shaft, but getting my hand in there is tough because of the brake rod. It turns into a 2 hand operation and usually the collar snaps back out at least once and I have to start over. Because it is 2 handed, I haven't found a position that allows me to actually see what I'm doing, so now it's done by feel.

I wouldn't trade the protection it offers my tractor's rear end, but it made that driveshaft an unpleasant experience.
 
   / How long does it take to remove the deck from a BX????????????????? #20  
Finally, after 1 1/2 years of owning a 60" MMM for the BX25 I installed it in early September and removed it last week. I cut 4 acres of grass with a little JD 210 garden tractor until it broke a valve or valve spring, so I was forced to use the BX. I was using the BX with a 3 point hitch and the backhoe so much that the mower wasn't necessary. After reading on this forum about how difficult it could be installing the PTO shaft with the Bro-Tek skid plate installed I was expecting a difficult time. It went well to say the least. I made sure that everything was very clean and lightly greased. I also made sure to set the PTO selector to rear PTO only. This allows the Mid Mount PTO tractor shaft to spin easily. I aligned that spline to have a vertical rib sticking straight up and a slot on the PTO shaft to match. I pulled the collar on the PTO shaft back, it stayed in place, then gently fit it onto the tractor shaft through the Bro-Tek opening. It went right on the second try and I locked it in place. The rest of the install is easy.
Removing it last week wasn't too bad. There is not much room to pull the collar back easily so it can be removed. I struggled for about 2 minutes clawing at the collar and not being able to feel if it moved or not. I guess I got it without knowing because I tugged on the shaft and it fell off. The rest of the removal was by the book. This is much easier than the deck removal from the old JD 210.
I was actually surprised at how well the mower cut and how maneuverable it really is. Except for needing to keep the ROPS down in my small orchard and breaking off a few small branches, I didn't lose anything mowing with the larger tractor. I will still manage my use of the mower, 3 point hitch, loader and backhoe to avoid as much as possible unnecessary swapping because at 65 crawling around on the ground is not something I look forward to. I'm pretty sure it will get easier the more often I do it. However, I'll be getting older as it gets easier so it might end up being a wash! :-D
 
 
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