Thursday, May 19, 2011

Where to attach lift assist spring on john degree mower?

  • Install the lift assist springs. To do this, pull the lift handle into the raised position with your hand. Use both hands to thread the chain and toggle assembly through the spring anchor bracket on the front of the tractor.

  • Hook the end of the lift assist spring hook into the channel box bracket and the other end into the last link on the chain and toggle. The channel box bracket is just below the lift spring assist.

  • Pull the toggle end to exert pressure on the lift assist spring. Insert the large cotter pin through the chain, above the spring anchor bracket. Hook the lift assist spring on the other end of the tractor to the channel box bracket and the other end into the last link on the chain and toggle. Pull the toggle and insert a large cotter pin through the chain.


    Lift assist spring and bracket mounted but not tensioned:

    See fig below:---


    Lift assist spring tensioned by rotating the bracket forward: See fig below:--


    Don't forget to add a cotter pin to retain the lift assist spring bracket.