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On my second trial run yesterday, both threadlocked bolts came looseC. Which of course, led to the cutter bar getting broke in half at one of the drive bracket bolt holes.XX( Seems I had one of these mowers in the past that was giving me fits with loosening pitman bolts, but I cant quite remember what I did. I think I welded the bolt heads to the brackets and used a bolt long enough to double nut. Anyone ever tried this fix?

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Originally posted by Killer_A-C
Sam are you using the factory bushings in the eyes?
Not on this mower. Didnt have any, so had to use bronze. Thinkin about switchin to 1/2" bolts and eliminating the bushings all together. Think that would help?

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