NOT 3/16 or thinner like the competition. It has 2 laser cut mounting points on each side of plate that bolt together to the existing holes in the frame.The bumper also has 2 "tabs" that are welded-on to help position the bumper and also use the existing holes that are in the hood hinge/stopper. There is NO drilling required!
The front Bumper (piece of pipe) is made out of schedule 40 pipe. NOT "Tubing/Exhaust Pipe", which is less than a 1/16 thick.
DON'T BE FOOLED by the competition when they say "Heavy gauge" steel.... There is a reason why they don't tell you the thickness of the material they're using!Me on the other hand, I like to be honest with my customer's right up front, and my FEEDBACK shows it!! Below I have listed all of the models this bumper will fit, and it will only fit the LX and GT models listed below. PLEASE NOTE : The hood does clear the bumper when the hood is all the way open. I apologize, the pictures are a bit deceiving.
If you are considering on purchasing one of these, but are still not 100% convinced, please keep in mind that these bumpers are manufactured in the State of Wisconsin where John Deere equipment has been built for over 50 years! I would also like to mention that these were designed NOT to obstruct your view. They don't wrap all the way around the front like some of the others I've seen.Please take a look at the last few pictures I have in my listing. You'll see that even when your body is tilted to one side, you still have a view of what is in the front of tires. This in turn, will allow you to get closer to objects without hitting them while still protecting the most important hood and front panel. WHAT COMES IN THE BOX. One, HEAVY DUTY front bumper powder coated with John Deere "Approved" Medium Gloss Black (very close to a satin finish), and One hardware kit. Everything you need to install the bumper on your tractor. I do not include a deflector with this bumper, because it "may" not be a necessity for your style of mowing/driving. LX172, LX173, LX176, LX178, LX186 and LX188. There will be listings for more John Deere front bumpers! Harley Davidson Lowering kits for ALL Sportster and ALL Touring bikes, drive shaft loops for 82-87 G-Body, 64-72 A-Body, 71-77 H-Body (Vega), and 79-04 Mustang, Model A tools such as, shock kits, steering wheel/fan blade pullers, spoke wheel straighteners, Hub pullers (banjo) and also an Air Cleaner system with a "K&N" filter. This item is in the category "Home & Garden\Yard, Garden & Outdoor Living\Lawn Mowers, Parts & Accessories\Lawn Mower Parts".
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