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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
Series 1000 and 1500 13.5 . Remove the notched plate that the deck height 13.10 . Remove the hairpin clip that secures the pin to control lever seats against in the fender , using a the lift arm , and remove the cable . 1 / 2 â€� socket . See Figure 13.5 . 13.11 . Installation notes : â€¢ Reverse the removal process to install the cables and pulleys . â€¢ Because of the dusty environment that many mowers operate in , grease applied to the cable or pulley may accelerate wear rather than pre - vent it . If any lubricant is used on the pulley , it should be a dry graphite or PTFE based lube . â€¢ Replace the pulleys and cables if they show signs of wear . â€¢ Check deck level before returning the tractor to service . â€¢ Tighten fasteners to the following torques : Lug nuts 75ft - lbs ( Nm ) Screws , handle to fender 60 in - lbs ( Nm ) Figure 13.5 Screws , plate to fender 144in - lbs ( Nm ) Shoulder bolts , pulley 144 in - lbs ( Nm ) 13.6 . Push the deck height control lever as far forward as it will go , and secure the lever in that position . 13.7 . Remove the pulley that carries the deck lift cable 14 . LEVELING THE CUTTING DECK using a 1 / 2 â€� wrench and a 5 / 8 â€� wrench . NOTE : Prior to leveling the mowing deck , per - 13.8 . Remove the E - clip from the same end of the lift form the following steps : shaft that the cable is being removed from . This â€¢ Check the tire pressure . The front tires will be will allow the lift shaft to be pushed - in slightly , approximately 14 PSI , and the rear tires will be providing clearance for the pin . approximately 10 PSI . 13.9 . Remove the hairpin clip that secures the pin on â€¢ Place the tractor on a level surface . the top end of the cable to the arm on the deck lift shaft . See Figure 13.9 . â€¢ Depress and lock the parking brake . â€¢ Place the cutting deck in cutting position 3 or 4 . SIDE TO SIDE ADJUSTMENT IMPORTANT : The cutting deck must be even side to side . Deck Lift Cable Figure 13.9 NOTE : Early models used a removable clevis pin . Current production cables have captive pins . 18