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    Default 62D lock-up kit

    I just did the initial installation of the 62D on my 2520 (new 62D - old 2520).

    All went fine, but I noticed that with the deck off, and dropping the 3PH, the deck linkage actually will drag on the ground.

    Did some research, and found the lock-up kit - but for $150, I would rather fabricate my own.

    Does anyone have a good photo of the Deere lock-up kit so I can use that to make a material list?
    Or has anyone else done this themselves?

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    Default Re: 62D lock-up kit

    Hello prosperity,
    I also was going to fab a way to keep the linkage up,but when I realized removing the four pins removed everything,that's what I decided to do.
    I may decide to figure some sort of bracket this summer before I would have to remove it again for winter. I'm betting it's alot easier to take it off than to put it back on. I'll find that out shortly.

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    Default Re: 62D lock-up kit

    Don't have any pictures handy, but here is the parts diagram from the JD web site. The top triangular-shaped piece bolts to the fender bracket. Parts #5 and 6 are a turnbuckle that is welded to the chain which attaches to the three-point arms.
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    Default Re: 62D lock-up kit

    Hmm,that looks easy enough to make.
    One question though,why the need for adjustability with the turnbuckle,and not a solid bar? Am I missing something?

    Greg
    2009 2520
    FEL/61" HD bucket/replaceable cutting edge
    62D2 MMM
    IMatch Quick Hitch
    Homemade 3PT Receiver
    Homemade Ballast Box
    Woods GB65 Box Blade
    A "REAL" snow blade --- JD 380A
    90% Restored 1987 JD 316

    MY BALLAST BOX:
    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/b...box-build.html
    MY SE SEAT 2520 MOD:
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    Default Re: 62D lock-up kit

    Thanks for the diagram Runner - that is even better than a photo!

    It looks like a bracket needs to be installed (#3 in the diagram) which would make more reason that the kit is so expensive.

    I think the adjustability with the turn shackles isn't necessary either, but this kit might be made for multiple models, so the reason for the adjusters.

    Hopefully I can fab something up without their bracket - once I get time to get going on this I will update.

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