John Deere

OMM145411

Issue l0

Rear Bagger and Power Flow

7-Bushel

Introduction

Product Identification

Safety

Preparing Vehicle

Installing

Park Machine Safely

Install Ballast

Install Hopper Assembly

Install Cut-N-Throw Bagger Chute (7-Bushel Rear Bagger System Only)

Install Power Flow Chute (7-Bushel Power Flow System Only)

Removing

Operating

Replacement Parts

Service

Troubleshooting

Storage

Specifications

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Installing


Park Machine Safely

1. Stop machine on a level surface, not on a slope.

2. Disengage Power Take-Off (PTO).

3. Lower attachments to the ground.

4. Lock the park brake.

5. Stop the engine.

6. Remove the key.

7. Wait for engine and all moving parts to stop before you leave the operator's seat.

8. Close fuel shut-off valve, if your machine is equipped.

Install Ballast

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! To maintain steering control and stability, always use the recommended ballast when using the material collection system.

Install front ballast. (See Install Proper Ballast in PREPARING VEHICLE section.)

Install Hopper Assembly

GX, SX, RX, and SRX Series Riding Mowers


M96589

1. Slide hopper H-frame (A) into mounting bracket (B).

2. Align holes in mounting bracket with top holes in H-frame. Insert pin (C) through holes and secure with spring locking pin (D).

STX Series Lawn Tractors

NOTE: For easier installation, always secure receiver frame to tractor before installing H-frame.


M96619

1. Hang receiver frame (A) onto stud (B) at both sides of rear frame.

2. Install clevis pin (C) through hole in hitch plate. Secure with spring locking pin (D).

3. From inside of rear frame, install clevis pin (E). Secure with spring locking pin (F). Repeat at opposite side of tractor.

4. Place H-frame (G) through receiver and secure with pins (H) at both sides.

LT Series Lawn Tractors

NOTE: For easier installation, always secure receiver frame to tractor before installing H-frame.


M96591

1. Hang receiver frame (A) onto stud (B) at both sides of rear frame.

2. From inside of rear frame, install clevis pin (C). Secure with spring locking pin (D). Repeat at opposite side of tractor.

3. Place H-frame through receiver frame and secure with pins (E) and (F) at both sides.

Spin-Steer Lawn Tractors


MX7615

Picture Note: Bagger pin can be installed from either side.

1. Slide hopper support frame (A) between stop bracket and mounting bracket (B).

2. Align holes in mounting bracket with holes in support frame. Install bagger pin (C) through holes and secure with spring locking pin (D).


MX7615

3. Check that support frame fits tightly between stop bracket and mounting bracket, and that bagger pin can be removed easily. Adjust bolts (E) if necessary.

LX Series Lawn Tractors With 2-Wheel Steer

NOTE: For easier installation, always secure receiver frame to tractor before installing H-frame.


M96612a

1. Pin receiver frame to rear tractor frame with rods (A). Secure with washers (B) and spring locking pins (C).

2. Place H-frame through receiver and secure with bagger pin (D) and spring locking pin (E).

LX Series Lawn Tractors With All-Wheel Steer

NOTE: For easier installation, always secure receiver frame to tractor before installing H-frame.


MX1545

1. Attach receiver frame to the frame adapter bracket:

· Hook receiver frame slotted adapter plates onto the frame adapter bracket.

· Align holes in receiver frame with holes in frame adapter bracket. Insert retaining rod (A) through holes.

· Install flat washer (B) onto rod end and secure with spring locking pin (C).


MX1546

2. Place H-frame through receiver and secure with bagger pin (D) and spring locking pin (E).

GT and 300 Series Lawn and Garden Tractors

NOTE: For easier installation, always secure receiver frame to tractor before installing H-frame.


M96661a

1. Position receiver frame onto stud (A) at both sides of tractor.

2. From inside of rear frame, install clevis pins (B). Secure with washers (C) and spring locking pins (D).

3. Install clevis pin (E) through hole in hitch plate. Secure with spring locking pin (F).

4. Place H-frame through receiver opening. Install bagger pin (G) and secure with spring locking pin (H).

400 Series Lawn and Garden Tractors


M96518

1. Pull outward and rotate to lockout J-pin (A) at both sides of H-frame (B).

NOTE: On early model 400 Series tractors, H-frame welded pin is inserted into center hole (C).


M96515 M96517

2. Insert H-frame welded pin (D) into outer hole in hitch plate.

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! On units with 3-point hitch, when attaching bagger bracket, both hitch pins should be captured between U-bracket weldments on bagger frame.



MX1551

3. On tractors with 3-point hitch, both hitch pins (E) should be captured between U-bracket weldments on bagger frame


M96516

4. Align hole in outer bracket (F) with hole in mounting strap (G). Lock J-pin into holes. Repeat for other J-pin.

Install Cut-N-Throw Bagger Chute (7-Bushel Rear Bagger System Only)

30 and 38-Inch Mower Decks


M96602

1. Insert round end of bagger chute (A) into upper chute (B) at hopper assembly.


MX1542

2. Lift up discharge chute at mower deck and fit bagger chute opening over mower deck discharge chute. Make sure discharge chute is properly hooked at back side of discharge opening (C).


M70256

3. Place retaining strap (D) over tab (E).

4. Slide adjusting hardware (F) against tab (E). Adjust hardware, if necessary, to secure the attachment.

5. Secure rubber strap hook (G) through hole in tab (E).

42C Mower Decks


M96602

1. Insert round end of bagger chute (A) into upper chute (B) at hopper assembly.


MX1541

2. Lift up discharge shield (C) and deflector (D).


MX2907 MX2906

3. Fit chute (E) over discharge opening. Make sure lower edge of chute is seated completely in lip (F).

4. Place slot in retaining bracket (G) over tab on mower deck. Secure front hook (H) through hole in tab.

5. Secure rear hook (I) through hole in mower deck lip.

42 All Purpose Mower Decks (For Spin-Steer Only)

NOTE: For easier installation, lower the mower deck cutting height to 51 mm (2 in.) or less.


M96602

1. Insert round end of bagger chute (A) into upper chute (B) at hopper assembly.


MX1541

2. Lift up discharge shield (C) and deflector (D).


MX7618

3. Put anchoring rod (E) through opening under discharge deflector as shown and fit chute over discharge opening. Make sure tab (F) is positioned inside hinge bracket slot (G).


MX7619

4. Hook anchoring rod (E) behind hinge bracket (H) on top of discharge shield.


MX7620

5. Check that lower edge of chute is seated completely in lip (I). It may be necessary to clean debris from lip.

6. Secure two chute hooks (J) through hooks on mower deck.

Install Power Flow Chute (7-Bushel Power Flow System Only)


M96602

1. Insert round end of power flow chute (A) into upper chute (B) at hopper assembly.

2. If necessary, hold open exhaust door on blower assembly. Slide square end of power flow chute over blower outlet.


MX1543 M57646 M75353a

Picture Note: Top photo - 38QT and 48QT Power Flow, middle photo - 38 and 46 - Inch Power Flow, bottom photo - 48 and 54 - Inch Power Flow.

3. Secure strap hook (C) through metal loop (D).