what is disconnect asm rod bypas

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Old 07-29-13, 04:57 PM
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what is disconnect asm rod bypas

i just bought a craftsman mower from a relative and there is a part that goes to the mower laying on the back porch. while looking it up in the parts book it is called a disconnect asm rod bypas lth. my question is what is it for because i have mowed the yard without having this part in the mower and i would like to know if it is important and what the purpose of it is thanks.
 
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Old 07-29-13, 06:48 PM
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Well, without knowing your model number or what kind of mower you have I will give my best guess. This is assuming you have a hydrostatic tractor style riding mower. If you have a walk behind or zero turn, nevermind.

It goes through a hole in the back plate between the rear wheels and connects to a spring that connects to a bypass valve in the hydrostatic transmission so that you can roll it.
 
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Old 07-29-13, 06:50 PM
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it is a craftsman lawn tractor 20hp 42inch deck model no 917.276783


thank ill try to put it back in the mower tomorrow ps that would explain why it was hard as hell to push when i got it stuck mowing a couple days ago lol thanks.
 

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Old 07-29-13, 08:26 PM
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No problem. Yeah, they are hard to push without pulling the bypass. The wheels just skid.
 
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lol

lol now i think about it i probably looked like an idiot out there i kept putting it in neutral and it would not move i was trying like hell to push it. i finally got in my truck and hooked a ratchet strap to the mower and my truck and gave it a little pull lol it was high centered by like 2 inches. but thanks ill know this for next time.
 
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