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    Default Re: 2520 62d mower lift arms drag

    Here is what the JD lock-up kit looks like:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Runner
    "Originally Posted by classic
    I just turn the mower height adjuster up and away you go.

    On a 2520? There is none than I am aware of..."

    I think you get this adjuster with the independent lift kit.
    Yes, you do. It uses a cable attached to the lift mechanism to limit the downward travel.
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    Default Re: 2520 62d mower lift arms drag

    Quote Originally Posted by Runner View Post
    Here is what the JD lock-up kit looks like:
    Here are some pictures of it on my 4110.
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    Default Re: 2520 62d mower lift arms drag

    Question Kenny, what do you do with the turn buckles and chains when they are not holding up the deck? Do owners have to take them on and off? Ihad not seen this set-up before so I do not know that system works. Thanks for the pics....

    Also Kenny your deck is quite glossy, do you mow with that?
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    Default Re: 2520 62d mower lift arms drag

    Quote Originally Posted by PCABE5 View Post
    Question Kenny, what do you do with the turn buckles and chains when they are not holding up the deck? Do owners have to take them on and off? Ihad not seen this set-up before so I do not know that system works. Thanks for the pics....

    Also Kenny your deck is quite glossy, do you mow with that?
    I don't use them to hold the deck up...but rather to set the lowest cutting height (3.5" for me) in case the stop on the rockshaft lever moves. I never have the deck on when doing any 3PH work so I don't need them to hold it up. I remove the deck and use cable/zip ties to hold the arms up.

    But you are supposed to have the turnbuckles set for the max lift height so you would raise the deck then install the pins to hold the deck up.

    Oh, and those pics are old...not glossy anymore!
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    Default Re: 2520 62d mower lift arms drag

    Quote Originally Posted by Runner View Post
    "Originally Posted by classic
    I just turn the mower height adjuster up and away you go.

    On a 2520? There is none than I am aware of..."



    I think you get this adjuster with the independent lift kit.
    Yep.......that adjuster knob on the 2520 series is only there, if you have the independent lift cylinder. If you use the 3pth to lift the MMM, there is nothing that comes standard with the tractor to lock up the deck, or the lift arms when the deck is removed. Only option in that case is the "bracket & chain" lockup kit that JD offers. Or.....go with the bungee's or tie-wraps.

    As I said before, when not using the lock-up chains you better take them off. One of mine threaded itself all the way out, and it dropped on the ground. Luckily I found the @#&# thing. Don't know if I could have bought just one chain from JD or not. Sure wouldn't have wanted to buy the whole kit again. No big deal to put the chains on or off, just a couple of minutes.


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    Default Re: 2520 62d mower lift arms drag

    Thanks Kenny I am looking at a new 2520 and I had not seen that linkage before so thank you for the explaination. I actually like the way you use your linkage for the cut height, genius idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kennyd

    I don't use them to hold the deck up...but rather to set the lowest cutting height (3.5" for me) in case the stop on the rockshaft lever moves. I never have the deck on when doing any 3PH work so I don't need them to hold it up. I remove the deck and use cable/zip ties to hold the arms up.

    But you are supposed to have the turnbuckles set for the max lift height so you would raise the deck then install the pins to hold the deck up.

    Oh, and those pics are old...not glossy anymore!
    I just ordered a 2520, should be ready next week. I got the independent lift because of the lift arms dragging when the mower deck is not on. Are there any advantages of the independent lift over this lock up kit?

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    Default Re: 2520 62d mower lift arms drag

    Quote Originally Posted by Campjd View Post
    I just ordered a 2520, should be ready next week. I got the independent lift because of the lift arms dragging when the mower deck is not on. Are there any advantages of the independent lift over this lock up kit?
    Good question...

    The IL setup is expensive and complicated, and most complian of leak-down problems. I personally see no reason for the IL kit-you shouldn't be mowing with anything on the 3PH anyway, but that is just my opinion.
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    Default Re: 2520 62d mower lift arms drag

    My only reason for getting the IL was because when I take the mower off I use a box scraper and rear rake and the rear arms and cross member are very low and can get caught and possibly bend. Will this lock up kit keep the mower arms up when I lower the rear attachments when the mower is off?

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