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Old 01-31-2013, 08:30 PM
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We weld decks all the time down here. The sandy soil wears holes right through them. Basic stuff for any welder.
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:56 PM
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We weld decks all the time down here. The sandy soil wears holes right through them. Basic stuff for any welder.
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You've got that right....it seems that I use the mig welder more than the parts washer anymore...
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:08 PM
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BAD idea!!! If you're gonna sandblast it you better strip the deck nekkid and remove it from the frame.
This will be the fifth one I've done. I remove the deck from the mower, remove all spindles and pulleys, take it down to just the deck skin. They are like new when finished.
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:47 PM
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I have a Great Dane Super Surfer ... Last year I removed the deck, welded all the cracks, and had it sandblasted. It is like new. ... The entire repair including the sandblasting was less the $300. ...
That's a good deal for the repair !! How many hours does your machine have on it ??

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... lots of small properties here - they crash them into the house foundations and jump them over curbs whenever I'm not looking. I've got 2 scags with holes on the sides too. ...
I think I would seriously consider letting someone go if they damaged my machines like that ... you might give it some thought !!
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[QUOTE=lifetree;4661894]That's a good deal for the repair !! How many hours does your machine have on it ??



I removed and installed the deck myself. The sandblaster did the sandblasting and the primer for $150. A local machine shop did the welding for less than a hundred ( This is now a repair I do in my shop ). I repainted the deck myself. I have not a clue how many hours are on the machine. I would imagine a ton. It was my first 60" mower bout four years ago.
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:48 PM
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This will be the fifth one I've done. I remove the deck from the mower, remove all spindles and pulleys, take it down to just the deck skin. They are like new when finished.
I don't get it!!! ALL that work.... for what???

You makin' a show mower.........or a go mower???
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:55 PM
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That's a good deal for the repair !! How many hours does your machine have on it ??



I think I would seriously consider letting someone go if they damaged my machines like that ... you might give it some thought !!
ALL the Wrights I work on have a right beefy rub rail welded on the bottom of the left skirt.
He must have let it get so worn that they (operators) snagged it on something! You just don't rip off a six inch section of LEFT side deck!!
He said he's got a couple more with holes in em! Serious lack of maintenance !!
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