X750 drive over deck/auto connect.

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KennedyDiesel

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Bought 2 x750 last season. One for Ma and one for Me.


Mine has been OK. A bit tricky, but I have the bar tires and they grab the ramps nicely. Just need to goose the hydro pedal.

Ma's not so much. I think most of it is adjustment. I need to spend some time readjusting. It seems the arms need to drop down lower to enter/exit the deck lift tabs when the deck is on the ground. Also driving forward up and over did not work. The bearing/angle adjuster hits the deflector ramp on the gear box.

What we ended up doing and may just do in the future is we used a couple of 10-12 long ramps of 3/4" plywood and backed the machine over the deck like you would with an AWD machine. We used the same ramps to drive up forward over the deck. Worked like a charm after skidding the deck all over trying to pop up forward.

Hope this helps someone.
 
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Driving forward to remove has proven to be a pain. Backing over does not work either unless you add a bit of ramp. Driving on I could go either way, but with the ramps in place going forward worked well.

My take is that backing off and forward on is the best method, BUT a 2wd won't do it.

If only it was as easy as in the video...
 
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OK I took some pics today that should help.

The mini ramps thing is so simple that I'll likely not pursue a fix that allows the recommended method. The backing off is a much better method anyhow.

If I were to pursue this I'd start by trimming the protruding threads on the angle adjust/stop screw. These threads contact the ramp first

Using the ramps the deck has absolutely no inclination to slide and it drives over with ease.
 

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OK I took some pics today that should help.

The mini ramps thing is so simple that I'll likely not pursue a fix that allows the recommended method. The backing off is a much better method anyhow.

If I were to pursue this I'd start by trimming the protruding threads on the angle adjust/stop screw. These threads contact the ramp first

Using the ramps the deck has absolutely no inclination to slide and it drives over with ease.

In your second photo, if I leave the cams on the gauge wheels open like you have them, they can get jammed in the tire and can be damaged or damage a tire. In my case it is on a X739 with 54" drive over and HDAPs. The HDAPS barely clear the gauge wheels on the 54 with the cams down. To open the CAMs while the deck is under the tractor, you have to be careful. Just FYI for new/future owners.

It is fairly easy to drive over front or back with AWD, as long as the deck isn't rolling on the gauge wheels. My experience is without autoconnect.
 
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Good point on the latches. I bent one on Ma's trying to horse it up and over. Things are plenty close on the 60" decks let alone the 54"s.

AWD are instructed to back off/drive on. RWD can’t climb the non driven tires over w/o a ramp so Deere’s imperfect solution is to drive forward. Problem is the clearance of the auto connect over the gear box. This is solved with the ramps.
 
 
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