Romeo and Bunky are correct in that the presence of the blank plate means a series II engine. However, early series II engines did not have provision for an oil filter (no blank plate). There is more info about the two engine types in this thread: http://www.wfmachines.com/discus/messages/335/92483.html
I have a John Deere 170 36" deck, and it is my first Deere and love it (with the plow it saved me this past winter in CT) I need to change the blades, and was thinking about the Mulching blades, can I use them with and with out the bagger? any suggestions? thanks
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