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Re: Plastic Welding JD Hood?

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12-31-2013 13:19:56

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I mow a widow lady's lawn with her JD 345 and had the same thing happen. I'd cleaned the screen on top, put the hood down as normal and "plunk" I heard something hit the floor. It was the bottom corner of the hood (picture). I asked the dealer if this is a common problem, he said "people run into things all the time". Well, I've never run into anything. I suspect since the exhaust exits nearby it might make the plastic brittle? Holy Cow! Are you saying that little piece is $300!
I'm going back to the dealer and have a talk!

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Tim in New York

01-24-2014 19:06:11

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 Re: Plastic Welding JD Hood? in reply to gtractorfan, 12-31-2013 13:19:56  
Nope - that piece was only $30 - I needed it also. I think you are right, the heat from the exhaust weakens the plastic over time.


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12-31-2013 13:21:43

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 Re: Plastic Welding JD Hood? in reply to gtractorfan, 12-31-2013 13:19:56  
(meant to say I never ran into anything with it)

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