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Old 05-15-2006, 05:57 PM
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Deck thickness

I hear alot about different company's having the thickest deck. How many of you have actually warped or bent a deck? How thick is thick enough 10 ga? 7 Ga? I think my Exmark has 7 ga sides and a reinforced 10 ga top. I would hate to hit something hard enought to damage it. Is there a such thing a overkill on the thickness of decks?
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Old 05-15-2006, 06:04 PM
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I've bent a deck. Its not a common problem for me, but it does happen.
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Old 05-15-2006, 06:45 PM
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It must take one hell of a hit to bend or dent a 7ga deck. Im sure it happens but 99% of the time, a 7ga will hold up just as well as a 10ga. 7 is preferable but overkill IMO.

I bet that you could open a new company that makes mowers with 5ga decks and they would be a big sell...
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