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  1. deck control arm broke 
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    Senior Member wdwrkr1's Avatar
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    After I had just finished replacing the front casters on the front mowing deck, (hopefully for a stronger design.) I mowed about 100 yards and one deck control arm fell apart.
    It appears it had a roll pin holding a washer inside the arm to prevent this and the roll pin failed. Then the open end had the mounting pin cross piece welded in.
    Although I can not detect a break; the roll pin is recessed on both ends.
    Should I cut it in half and put in a new roll pin washer and then reweld?
    Or... does someone have one I can buy?
     
     

  2. Re: deck control arm broke 
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    I got it fixed with some help from the guys on the Facebook page. Remove the broken rollpin (tension pin at the hardware store)
    Slide the plastic rub sleeve up and you see the cross drilled access hole. Clamp assembly with a ratcheting tiedown strap, and drive in the new 1/8 X 1" pin.
    Now, get this: 100 yards of mowing and the other side pin broke!
     
     

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