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    Default GX335 54" deck and 42" snowthrower

    Picked up a GX335 this past summer 2012, and it is great, the 54" deck cuts through everything I can throw at it from the our 5 acre lot and there was lot to throw at it when we first got it. Now it's time for the winter setup and I'm looking for some help in setting up the 42" single stage snowthrower.


    Looking around it seems the hydraulic setup is not in any of the manuals, has anyone found documentations, I've ordered manuals but from what I'm reading there may not be any reference to the hydraulic lift kit. I've been searching for a few days on the web and can't find too many references to it.

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    Default Re: GX335 54" deck and 42" snowthrower

    Welcome from Oklahoma. Try posting in one of the JD sections. More folks will see it and you will probably get some help.

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    Default Re: GX335 54" deck and 42" snowthrower

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    Quote Originally Posted by avar
    Picked up a GX335 this past summer 2012, and it is great, the 54" deck cuts through everything I can throw at it from the our 5 acre lot and there was lot to throw at it when we first got it. Now it's time for the winter setup and I'm looking for some help in setting up the 42" single stage snowthrower.

    Looking around it seems the hydraulic setup is not in any of the manuals, has anyone found documentations, I've ordered manuals but from what I'm reading there may not be any reference to the hydraulic lift kit. I've been searching for a few days on the web and can't find too many references to it.

    http://www.tractordata.com/lawn-trac...tachments.html
    To start off, does the GX335 have the hydraulic deck lift? If so the snow thrower is an easy setup. It hooks up in about 10 minutes tops. I had a GX345 with the snow thrower and loved it, wish I still had it. I don't remember if I had to install a front lift kit or not, but even if I did, it couldn't have been too big of a deal if I don't even remember it.

    Here's my setup:



    GX335 54" deck and 42" snowthrower-image-3192436273.jpg



    GX335 54" deck and 42" snowthrower-image-2260932787.jpg
    2010 Kubota B26 TLB w/hyd thumb. 2004 John Deere X595 w/62" MMM.

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    Default Re: GX335 54" deck and 42" snowthrower

    Welcome to TBN

    I moved your thread to the John deere Lawn & Garden forum.

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    Default Re: GX335 54" deck and 42" snowthrower

    Some years ago I traded my 335 for a 355 and was surprised to find that there was no front rockshaft installed, which is needed for the snowblower or front blade. I'm 99% certain the GX tractors work the same way. There is a rear rockshaft that raises/lowers the mower deck. The front rockshaft is essentially the same thing and is mounted just under the engine and connects via a shaft to the rear rockshaft. Two draft links connect each end of the rockshaft to the frame of the snowblower and this what raises and lowers the snowblower.........
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    Default Re: GX335 54" deck and 42" snowthrower

    Yes, it does have the hydraulic deck lift installed. I'm waiting for the bar that goes under the belly of the tractor, I believe that is where the end of the snowthrower connects up. I'm not sure what else they will pull off the old tractor where the snowthrower came from, I should have the rest of the parts in a day or two. Here are a couple of photos of the thrower and the underside of the tractor.GX335 54" deck and 42" snowthrower-img_9257.jpgGX335 54" deck and 42" snowthrower-img_9253.jpgGX335 54" deck and 42" snowthrower-img_9261.jpg
    Thanks for replying,

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    Default Re: GX335 54" deck and 42" snowthrower

    Quote Originally Posted by fgross335_2210 View Post
    Some years ago I traded my 335 for a 355 and was surprised to find that there was no front rockshaft installed, which is needed for the snowblower or front blade. I'm 99% certain the GX tractors work the same way. There is a rear rockshaft that raises/lowers the mower deck. The front rockshaft is essentially the same thing and is mounted just under the engine and connects via a shaft to the rear rockshaft. Two draft links connect each end of the rockshaft to the frame of the snowblower and this what raises and lowers the snowblower.........
    Yup, its all coming back to me now. I believe thats exactly how it works. And if I remember right it was a very easy install.
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    Default Re: GX335 54" deck and 42" snowthrower

    GX335 54" deck and 42" snowthrower-lift.jpghere's a pic of the lift kit, BM20781, there were prior numbers of the kit for older models, but basically they were
    all similar....
    it consists of a rockshaft, and the lift strap etc.. pretty simple.
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    Default Re: GX335 54" deck and 42" snowthrower

    That kit looks a lot like what I saw on the old tractor where the snowthrower came from. Thank you very much.

    Carl that is a pretty nice setup with the cab, when the wind starts blowing the snow around that looks like it would be very comfortable, was that something that JD sold?

    Thank you again for all the replies,
    Last edited by avar; 12-10-2012 at 10:46 PM.

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