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Series 1000 and 1500 bushing , it should be a dry graphite or PTFE 11.9 . Slide the lift shaft assembly to the right , provid - based lube . ing clearance to remove the left end of the shaft from the frame . See Figure 11.9 . â¢ Replace the bushings an E - clips if they show signs of wear . Lift Shaft â¢ Reverse the removal process to install the lift shaft . â¢ Connect the cables and install the bushings prior to connecting the tension spring between the lift shaft arm and the transaxle torque bracket . 12 . LIFT SHAFT BUSHINGS 12.1 . The most common item on the lift shaft assem - bly to require service is likely to be the bushings that support the shaft . These bushings are visi - ble beneath the fender . See Figure 12.1 . Figure 11.9 Bushing 11.10 . Slide the lift shaft back to the left to remove it from the tractor . 11.11 . On the bench , relieve torsion spring pressure between the lift shaft and the lever that controls it using a length of starter rope . See Figure 11.11 . Starter Rope Torsion Spring Figure 12.1 12.2 . When performing normal maintenance that requires deck removal , inspect the lift shaft bushings while the weight of the deck is removed from them . â¢ These bushings are normal wear items . â¢ Grasp the lift shaft and apply up and down force . â¢ Watch for shaft motion within the bushings . â¢ Larger decks , such as the 50 â and 54 â ( P and K ) Figure 11.11 decks will place a greater load on the bushings . 11.12 . Rotate the lever to align the coined â ears â with â¢ Worn bushings may cause deck leveling issues . the slots in the lift shaft arm , allowing separation 12.3 . To replace the bushings , the weight of the deck of the lever from the arm . should be removed from the deck lift cable . 11.13 . Assembly notes : Remove the cutting deck before attempting to remove the bushings . â¢ Because of the dusty environment that many mowers operate in , grease applied to this bush - ing may accelerate wear rather than prevent it . If any lubricant is used between the shaft and the 16 Page: 2
Series 1000 and 1500 12.4 . Disconnect the deck lift assist spring that 13.3 . Remove the rear tires using a 3 / 4 â wrench . extends from the deck lift shaft to the transaxle See Figure 13.3 . torque bracket using a length of starter rope or a spring tool . See Figure 12.4 . Deck Lift Assist Spring Figure 13.3 Figure 12.4 13.4 . Remove the handle from the rear fenders using a 3 / 8 â wrench . The screws are accessible from inside the rear fender . 12.5 . Remove the E - clip that holds each shouldered See Figure 13.4 . hex bushing into the tractor frame . Replace one bushing at a time . Handle Screws 12.6 . Pry the worn bushing out of the hole . 12.7 . Clean any dirt or corrosion from the surface of the lift shaft that contacts the bushing . NOTE : Because of the dusty environment that many mowers operate in , grease applied to this bushing may accelerate wear rather than pre - vent it . If any lubricant is used between the shaft and the bushing , it should be a dry graphite or PTFE based lube . 12.8 . Insert the new bushings , and secure them with the E - clips . 12.9 . Check deck levelness , and make any necessary Figure 13.4 adjustments before returning the tractor to ser - vice . 13 . DECK LIFT CABLES AND PULLEYS NOTE : The deck lift cables and pulleys can be replaced without removing the rear fenders . 13.1 . To remove the deck lift cables , remove the cut - ting deck . 13.2 . Lift and safely support the rear of the tractor . 17