/ John Deere OEM Easy Change Conversion Kit #1
Thank you, I have seen this video. The conversion seems easy enough but, this conversion is done on a lawn "tractor" not a "zero turn". I am aware that the engines are the same, the conversion kit will be the same, the procedure will be the same.
My concern is after the conversion the ability to drain the oil. I don't think the oil drain tube is going to be long enough to drain the oil without making a mess on the chassis of the zero turn.
I've also just added a pipe nipple to get the drain out past the frame or other obsticles.Most machines these days use an oil drain hose which is usually more convenient and less messy than using the old style drain tube,
You can buy drain hoses on Amazon for pretty much every mower engine around. It would probably make it much easier and less messy when changing oil.
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I've also just added a pipe nipple to get the drain out past the frame or other obsticles.
My X584 came with a nice extension with a handy drain valve on the end. The thing they did not do very well was the catch trough beneath the filter. I had to fab up a piece of sheet metal to get that out far enough to avoid mess.