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Old 01-06-2019, 06:30 PM
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I'm trying to replace a faulty safety switch on a John Deere GX345. I'm having a hard time finding a genuine new replacement. I've seen an industrial switch from GE being used at work to secure ambulance doors https://www.valinonline.com/products/111-7y-12j . I was wondering if I can interchange a switch like this to replace the safety switch on my GX345.
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Old 01-06-2019, 06:45 PM
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Most people remove any safety switch.....
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Old 01-06-2019, 08:04 PM
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Somewhere would have to freeze over before I would pay that much for that switch There are a few here which one do you need.
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Old 01-06-2019, 09:49 PM
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I'm trying to replace a faulty safety switch on a John Deere GX345. I'm having a hard time finding a genuine new replacement. I've seen an industrial switch from GE being used at work to secure ambulance doors https://www.valinonline.com/products/111-7y-12j . I was wondering if I can interchange a switch like this to replace the safety switch on my GX345.
What does your safety switch control?
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Old 01-06-2019, 10:45 PM
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I'm trying to replace a faulty safety switch on a John Deere GX345 . I'm having a hard time finding a genuine new replacement. I've seen an industrial switch from GE being used at work to secure ambulance doors https://www.valinonline.com/products/111-7y-12j . I was wondering if I can interchange a switch like this to replace the safety switch on my GX345.
do you have a pic of the original safety switch "maybe" one of us can help locate you one which might be more reasonable just because it JD does not mean others didn't use the same switch
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I'm trying to replace a faulty safety switch on a John Deere GX345. I'm having a hard time finding a genuine new replacement. I've seen an industrial switch from GE being used at work to secure ambulance doors https://www.valinonline.com/products/111-7y-12j . I was wondering if I can interchange a switch like this to replace the safety switch on my GX345.
Ok I just looked up your garden/ridding lawn mower not really a tractor
there is no reason on this planet you cant find a S. switch fo it....

send a pic of the original switch you need.

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the switch you linked to can be bought at a local hardware store for 10 -14 bucks it just a magnetic security switch same as alarm entry contact switch...
that switch is way overpriced I'm sure being target consumer is fire and rescue business figure they should charge stupid prices to Emergency responders and the likes of..... totally ridicules
Now people know why an ambulance ride 2 mile down the road cost 1200 bucks
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Old 01-06-2019, 11:21 PM
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Here are a few safety switches for various uses.
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Old 01-06-2019, 11:44 PM
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Here are a few safety switches for various uses.
Yup no reason one of those wont work if its one from under the set even an old push horn button will work..."if its the one under the seat"

that's one of the great things about this sight if there is a will there is a way... and someone on here can "usually" figure it out

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Most people remove any safety switch.....
But There are. Some people who should never remove any safety switch/s.

I say this because sadly an ole man we once new was a stickler for doing that he hated them but that in its self put him in his grave...

Big ass duel wheel JD with 18' disk plow had starter problems got off to bang on starter
jumped starter had forgot he left in gear got it started and it ran him over with the rear wheels and the disk plow... was a horrible accident, an one ill never forget when I heard, and is one reason I will not disconnect a safety device from anyone's equipment other than for testing for repairs and is immediately reconnected or replaced if bad...

He was a major veggie farmer an hay supplier for the surrounding community for 20 plus years... it was a tragic loss to his family an friends he was a good man and loved by many...
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Old 01-07-2019, 09:12 AM
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Even safety switches can NOT overcome all stupidity.
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Old 01-07-2019, 12:24 PM
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Even safety switches can NOT overcome all stupidity.
That is true... I just think its best to leave safety devices in play because the average person with no mechanical knowledge may not get a second chance to learn from a mistake.
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