I am really struggling to locate a couple of obsolete John Deere parts for my sickle mower and I am wondering if anyone on this web site has any tricks for locating these obscure parts? I have tried my John Deere dealer and I have asked them to try to locate the parts in other John Deere dealers inventories and they always tell me that there are none available in the United States. I have tried the Parts Depot and still no joy.
I could have the parts made by a local machine shop if I knew the measurements, has anyone ever tried contacting John Deere for this information to see if they might provide measurements or drawings? I tried to Google this and I came up with nothing so I would imagine that it's a long shot that John Deere would help.
I have posted on every board on the web - I think looking for various different parts, so I may just be out of luck, but I thought that if John Deere didn't make the part any more maybe they wouldn't care if you made one. I even made my own rather primitive web site that folks could visit to see what components I am looking for. http://pwp.att.net/p/s/community.dll?ep=16&groupid=396007&ck=