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#4718691 - 04/06/18 06:10 PM What is the purpose of these Springs?
Gebo Offline


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Working on a JD LX280. Changing fluids, belts, blades, etc. I noticed these springs just sort of dangling about the deck hanging brackets. They must have some purpose. Any ideas?

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#4718699 - 04/06/18 06:14 PM Re: What is the purpose of these Springs? [Re: Gebo]
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Dunno what the springs are for, but pretty sure that the bolt is to keep then there.

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#4718728 - 04/06/18 06:34 PM Re: What is the purpose of these Springs? [Re: Gebo]
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Must be a "cure" for some small rattling that was happening.
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#4718741 - 04/06/18 06:43 PM Re: What is the purpose of these Springs? [Re: Gebo]
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Something to do what whatever goes in the empty bolt hole?
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#4718777 - 04/06/18 07:04 PM Re: What is the purpose of these Springs? [Re: Gebo]
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It's 25 and 26 in attached pic
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#4718785 - 04/06/18 07:10 PM Re: What is the purpose of these Springs? [Re: Gebo]
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It appears its keeping the deck level on the john Deere,,,call the dealer or go by there...
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#4718803 - 04/06/18 07:27 PM Re: What is the purpose of these Springs? [Re: Gebo]
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Are your springs in upside down?
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#4718843 - 04/06/18 08:05 PM Re: What is the purpose of these Springs? [Re: Gebo]
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Does the bolt even have a purpose?

Is the bolt a stop of some sort that compresses?


Edited by dlundblad (04/06/18 08:06 PM)
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#4718848 - 04/06/18 08:11 PM Re: What is the purpose of these Springs? [Re: Gebo]
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The spring is there so the bolt doesn't vibrate out.

The bolt is there to support the spring.

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#4718912 - 04/06/18 09:13 PM Re: What is the purpose of these Springs? [Re: eljefino]
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I love that explanation, and at cursory glances of such equipment over the years, that's as good as any. wink
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#4718989 - 04/06/18 11:15 PM Re: What is the purpose of these Springs? [Re: Trav]
Gebo Offline


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Originally Posted By: Trav
Are your springs in upside down?


How the he.. would I know? hehehe

Trav, I just got this mower for the church. Changing belt, filters, blades, etc. As I was putting deck back on I noticed the springs and they about as useless as a ...
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#4719104 - 04/07/18 05:21 AM Re: What is the purpose of these Springs? [Re: Gebo]
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Allows some controlled movement to take place from my angle.
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#4719327 - 04/07/18 09:55 AM Re: What is the purpose of these Springs? [Re: Gebo]
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It appears to me that the bolt is a shoulder bolt so it soesn't compress the spring. I also think that the spring is incorrectly installed. Its purpose is to keep some tension on item #23 bell-crank. Ed
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