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How should I go about removing the numerous springs on the tractor. Some of them look like they could do some serious damage to me and some look like they will be hard to put back. Are there any easy ways to deal with springs?

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Yeah, I WILL do that! The things have a lot of tension...maybe I should just leave them on there and paint the frame with them on? I am worried that I will not be able to put them back if I take them off. I wonder how MTD got them on in the first place?

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I have found that the best way to deal with springs is to use a "Brake Spring Tool". they have a couple of hooks on them that you can hook onto the body or something and hook the other side into the spring.Works very well if you have some room to move as they can be a little awkward at times. See what you can do....

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