2000 445, mystery spring?

   / 2000 445, mystery spring? #1  

fc1

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Kubota L3940, JD 445
When I bought my current house I negotiated to keep the seller's 445 garden tractor, which came with a 60" mid-mount (set for mulching) and a two-way (hydro) front snow blade.

This part was in the tractor shed with some filters and such. Dunno what it's for, have never wished for it, but I can't bring myself to throw it out.

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Does anyone know what this spring is for?

Thank you in advance!
 
   / 2000 445, mystery spring? #2  
Yep your right, it's definitely a spring with hooks on both ends.
 
   / 2000 445, mystery spring? #3  
Belt tightener spring, but it is a broken one.
 
   / 2000 445, mystery spring? #4  
Goes on the front wheel of the mower deck. It helps keep it aligned when mowing.
 
   / 2000 445, mystery spring? #6  
Goes on the front wheel of the mower deck. It helps keep it aligned when mowing.
That was my first thought also....but it's been a lot of years since I seen one so I wasn't 100% sure.

Let me snoop around in my old junk pile...
 
   / 2000 445, mystery spring? #7  
I think we have the same spring.
spri.jpg

Do your 2 ends slide in/out of the coils like this?
spring.jpg

Mine came off the right front mower deck wheel of an old 400 series with a 60? inch deck.
 
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   / 2000 445, mystery spring? #9  
Here's a picture out of the parts manual.

Moer Caster Wheels.jpg
 
   / 2000 445, mystery spring? #10  
Yes. Mine slides out like that. Glad I could help.
 
 
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