Mower Deck Quick Release Pins Instead Of Cotter Pins
Category: Lawn mower, riding lawn mower, lawn tractor, garden tractor, yard
Problem: I wanted to remove the mower deck to perform some maintenance and it turned out that cotter pins were used to secure some cables. They were awkward to get to and somewhat rusty, which meant that it took extra time and energy to disconnect everything and then, of course, it was just as difficult to reconnect.
Action: Did nothing – left it the way it was.
Result: I discovered that if the design used quick release or locking pins (preferably stainless steel) the connections could have been dealt with much more readily.
When idea was conceived: 7/18/11
How much time it took to develop: 0 minutes.
How much money it took to develop: None
Current status: Just a documentation of a pain point
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