Originally Posted by Smokin
My 290 has sheared the bolt on the front jacks which connects the jack to the shaft on the opposite side of the motor. This has happened about four times since new. I have only had it out twice and have only hitched it up about a half a dozen times. It happened once when I used the jack crank and the other times just unhitching. I have learned to keep several spare bolts but I know this can't be normal. Is anyone else having this issue or heard of it? Thanks.
Don't know what your problem is, but I would remove the connecting tube and see how hard the jack is to operate. Mine has a slug in the end of the tube that fits the jack and also fits the inside of the tube that takes the load off the bolt. If your's is missing that slug, then I would get one from the dealer/mfg or make one and in the mean time get a gr 8 bolt (has 6 hash marks on head).