Model #PGT9500 MTD Lawn, Tractor

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  • Seat/seat Deck
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  • Hydraulic Lift W/power Steering
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  • 54" Deck-housing/arbor
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  • 54" Deck-arbor Drive
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Q:

PGT9500 54 inch deck installation

A:

Sorry you are having so much trouble with your Tractor. While you are waiting on an expert to answer your question, I found your owner;s manual in the Manage My Life website. You can also visit Sears Home Services website to set service with a Sears technician. I have attached the links below. Hope this helps!

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Dezeray S -
June 27, 2011
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Thank you for the links. The manual that you have online is even older than the one I have that came with my tractor. It doesn't have ANY deck information in it at all, and is Rev A. My manual is Rev 3, but it is kind of you to take the time and try to help. You may want to update your online manuals though :)

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waw -
June 27, 2011
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Thank you for you question.

I am sorry you are having a problem installing the mower deck. I have checked the manual and it does not have the instructions for installing the decl. I did some searching and found instructions for installing the deck on Simplicity. I posted the instructions below. Please let me know if you need further assistance on the tractor.

Thank you for using Manage my life.

Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
June 28, 2011
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Thank you Mark...very much. I also searched, and found the Simplicty prestige manual with the mounting instructions....funnily enough , the manual was here, at managemylife: http://www.managemylife.com/mmh/lis_pdf/OWNM/L0807620.pdf Do you think that you might initiate get ting the proper deck installation parts into the manual that Sears provides to everyone? It sure would be a good thing to give everyone the correct information on thier tractor, you know? It verified that I had mounted the deck correctly, but the problem remains. The deck is , for lack of a better term, cockeyed. The only things that can force the deck to angle one way or the other is the front mount poistion. If the hooks on the frame are bent, or the hanging front bracket is bent, or the risers on the deck that connect to the front hanging bracket are bent ,then the deck will be scewed to one side or the other. This looks to be what is happening, as the right anti-scalp wheel in the rear is about 2-3 inches to the right of the rear tire, and a few inches in front of it, whereas the left rear anti-scalp wheel is right up against the rear tire, and right on the outer edge of the tire when the deck is lifted. I never noticed this before, and have not hit anything with the deck. I will do some close inspection on these parts tonight. Meanwhile, I got the strangest phone message yesterday. I bought the tractor a month ago, and I had a message on my cell phone from Sears telling me that a "rod" for my tractor was on back order, and that they would be delivering it as soon as possible. This is the first I'd heard of this, and it makes me wonder if there isn't some kind of rear stabilizer that has been missing all the time I have had the tractor. I will be calling this number today to find out what is going on. Meanwhile...can you answer my question about using the rear differential lock? I still don't know how to engage it, and the manual of course, doesn't say anything about it.

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waw -
June 28, 2011
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Well, after looking that shows the Prestige mounting of the 54 inch deck. I've done it correctly. I also remembered 2 things. first...when I put wheel weights and chains on the tractor, I was hearing a "clink, clink, clink" at regular intervals when I drove it with the deck up. This was before I ever pulled the deck....the tractor was only a week old and I had only mowed once with it. Second...I remembered that I had taken pics of my new "baby" the day it arrived. I went and looked at the pics. the rear anti-scalp wheel is right in front of the left rear tire by about 2.5-3 inches when the deck is down.....just like it is now. when the deck raises, this wheel contacts the tire. So this makes sense now. This rear anti-scalp wheel has been up against the tire since the tractor was delivered, but it rolls...so it was never noticed. When I put the wheel weights and chains on, the chains were hitting the anti-scalp wheel, causing the "clink, clink, clink" noise. And I never noticed the contact until I pulled the deck and scrutinized it after I put it back on. Now I need to find out if this is a common occurance, or whether my deck/tractor has a defect.. I called the 1800-4my-home number, and got a tractor specialist, eileen. After describing what I had found, she told me that she had received several reports from customers regarding this, and several technicians had gone out to customer sites, only to tell them that there was nothing that they could do. This is apparently an issue in the design of the deck as far as placement of the anti-scalp wheels. The only advice that she could give me was to make sure that the deck was leveled front to back and side to side, and to adjust the hydraulic lift height to minimize the contact. At least I know that it's not just me! I'll have to watch this wheel, to see if it rubs the tire too much or wears down the wheel to get it replaced under warranty. but can I get an answer on the differential lock?

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waw -
June 29, 2011
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I am sorry the response I submitted yesterday did not show up. I am not ignoring you. My response from yesterday was. I called and spoke with the manufacture about the differential lock. He said there should be a button on the footrest that has to be pushed when you want the differential locked. The lock will only stay engaged if you keep the button pushed. When you want the differential unlocked, let up on the button. If it does not unlock stop the tractor and back up a foot or so. That should cause it to disengage. We are trying to get one of these tractors here to take pictures. I have called the manufacture again today about the deck contacting the rear wheels but had to leave a voice mail. I will keep you posted on what I find out.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
June 29, 2011
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hi Mark, That's ok...I had some investigation to do anyway :) I'll try the differential lock method you suggested. so far, there is no "pushing down on the button" The differential lock lever will not move at all. I can see the linkage down to the tranny, but that "button" will not depress. I do not know if it is because I have tried it when the tractor is not moving, or if the wheels actually have to be slipping in order to use the differential lock ( I read that somewhere, but it doesn't seem right...it would be hard to stomp on the button at the exact moment the wheels slipped to catch it just right) but that Diff Lock lever isn't moving. I hope it is not a defect - I will try it while driving the tractor this weekend. Thanks for bearing with me, Mark! and have a great 4th, ok? I appreciate the effort that you are putting forth here on my behalf.

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waw -
June 29, 2011
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If it does not locking in right away, turn to the left and right a little, while pushing on the button. This will speed up one of the rear wheels and similar slipping. Please let me know if you need further assistance.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
July 04, 2011
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Q:

PGT9500 wheel weights and chains - how do I get a manual?

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An expert shall have an answer to your question shortly. Usually an expert shall have an answer to a question within 24 to 48 hours. Have a great day.

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Alina F. -
June 09, 2011
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I have contacted the manufacturer to see about digital copies of the manuals for you. As soon as I hear back from them I will post on this thread to let you know (you will get an email).

Thank you for using Manage My Life!

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XX Wade_ -
Sears Technician
June 10, 2011
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I need information of 107.289850 tractor. I have a customer that wants to know if it has tuff torque drive train like the Simplicity Prestique?

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I can understand the importance of getting the proper information. To help you I have attached a link below to the owners manual for the tractor from manage my life.com. Hope this can assist you in the information you are needing.

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Maira -
April 20, 2011
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Thank you for your question.

I can understand wanting to know if this is the same tractor as the Prestige by Simplicity.

They are made by the same manufacture.

The PGT 9500 is a two wheel drive with a lockable differential.

I will research this information and get back to you as soon as I here from my contact.

Thank you for using Manage My Life.

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Sam A -
Sears Technician
April 21, 2011
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I have an update for you question. The PGT9500 Craftsman is built on the same platform as the Prestige. They upped the horsepower to 30 and it has a different mower deck, but it has the same transmission with the auto traction control and the locking differential feature. I hope this will answer your question. Thank you for using Manage My Life. Sam A.

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Sam A -
Sears Technician
April 22, 2011
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