John Deere Lawn Mower Decks and Related Parts
John Deere is a manufacturer of tractors that are designed to deal with landscaping and yard maintenance projects of all sizes, whether residential or commercial. That means the company has a large selection of mower decks that can handle all sorts of thick vegetation and bumpy terrain. If you?re looking to replace your equipment, eBay has new and pre-owned John Deer lawnmower decks and components to get you back on the job.What are the main parts of a mower deck?
These are the main parts of the deck that can need repair.
- Blades: The blades are the piece that requires the most maintenance and repair due to the nature of their role. If you have a sharpening stone, then you can sharpen them as part of regular maintenance. However, they can also become brittle or cracked, requiring replacement.
- Decks: These are belt driven which requires having a spindle with a pulley attached for each of the blades plus one extra that connects to the drive belt. Belts can crack and fray from use, and spindle bearings can seize up from dirt and other particles.
- The Spindles: The spindles are kept in place with bolts and retainer springs that allow some give. This is important for uneven or bumpy terrain that will jostle the deck around. The spindles may also come loose if the blades come into contact with rocks or hidden stumps.
- Lift links and Front links: These keep equipment stable and connected to the tractor. These can become damaged from rough terrain or if you run into objects.
Once you have removed the equipment from your John Deere tractor, the first order of business is removing the belts by pushing them off the pulleys. Next, remove the blades which are bolted to the spindle assembly. Remove the spindle assembly by loosening the bolts. You may need to tap them with a hammer to knock them loose.What parts should you use to rebuild your deck?
When purchasing affordable repair parts off eBay you have the choice of going with the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) or an aftermarket part. The former in this case would be anything made by John Deere. The latter consists of every other company on the market. Aftermarket products tend to cost less and will work with different models while OEM parts are designed specifically for your John Deere machine.