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I'm not new, but have neglected to be on this forum for quite a while. My 1st Deere was/is '83 111 5 speed. + a 140H3 & now a 2021 54" zero turn. Don't like it on my rough lawn... Had a '83 112, sold/made $$$
Question: looking for the part that holds up both the belly blade and the mower deck. Looks like a carriage bolt. Anyone?
 

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Dwight,

Pictures are less ambiguous and are always helpful...it is not that we think you do not know what you are talking about --it is just that WE do not understand what you are talking about. :)

(do not try this explanation with your wife when you ask her to repeat/explain something...) :oops:

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I think the only machine listed that will take a belly blade and a mower deck would be the 140. (not familiar with '21-54" ZT, but doubt you can get a belly blade for it.) :)

The lift shaft linkage has a long bolt that is used to adjust the height of the deck or belly blade. It's just a long cap screw though.

The decks and belly blade use the same hangers, but they don't really look like a carriage bolt.

We will probably need a little more info to help out.
 

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John Deere 110 112 140 210 212 214 216 300 312 314 317 Lift Straps Deck Hangers

one is fixed other has a 90 bent adjustable bolt

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Ebay, they're everywhere and I think pretty much all the same...unless 1 of our resident 140 experts says differently. Last set I bought for a 216 were about $15 including shipping.
I am looking for the part that bolts to the frame. It has a head similar to a carriage bolt. - This bracket attaches to it....
 

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Is the whole rockshaft missing? Or just the "hanger peg/arm"?

I would assume the whole thing missing, or someone did a really weird modification otherwise.

Ebay was a bust (for 140 RS) but maybe another machine has one that will work, like a 300 or 317.


If for some reason you just need pieces of it, I have a 210 RS that I would be happy to cut up if you need pieces to re-weld.
 

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Drafter,

The part number for the rock shaft for a 1968 140 is AM31211, and yes it is listed as NLA by Deere. The 300, 312, 314, 316, 317 rock shaft is a different part number (AM35201) so may not suit a direct replacement purpose...

Dwight -- is your entire rock shaft missing???

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Is the whole rockshaft missing? Or just the "hanger peg/arm"?

I would assume the whole thing missing, or someone did a really weird modification otherwise.

Ebay was a bust (for 140 RS) but maybe another machine has one that will work, like a 300 or 317.


If for some reason you just need pieces of it, I have a 210 RS that I would be happy to cut up if you need pieces to re-weld.
- - - - - Just the "hanger peg/arm" - - - - -
 

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If you are handy at welding, transplanting a hanger crank arm to your existing rock shaft should be possible -- just be sure it is properly "timed" and spaced relative to the existing one...and of equal length.

Chuck

Here is good image of an actual 140 rock shaft for reference:
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If you are handy at welding, transplanting a hanger crank arm to your existing rock shaft should be possible -- just be sure it is properly "timed" and spaced relative to the existing one...and of equal length.

Chuck

Here is good image of an actual 140 rock shaft for reference:
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If you are handy at welding, transplanting a hanger crank arm to your existing rock shaft should be possible -- just be sure it is properly "timed" and spaced relative to the existing one...and of equal length.

Chuck

Here is good image of an actual 140 rock shaft for reference:
View attachment 283995
Thank you Chuck....... Looks like the ONLY way....
 
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