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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bjm95, Jan 21, 2010.
got a 60 inch exmark with I believe a bent deck. Is this common?
Those decks are pretty thick steel with reinforcement pieces welded all over them, how in the world did you bend one? Where is it bent at? IS it bad or just a small dent? it may cause the spindles to run weird and make them wear out very quickly. If you have any pics of the deck, this would help too.
Not sure it's what I am being told. The mower isn't cutting right, it's leaving uneven strips of grass and it looks like sh*te. Dealer says it's because the blades aren't even therefore leaving the uneven strips. I am getting a second opinion tomorrow.
I have been using Exmarks for 15 years and yes you can bend a deck. My deck got bent by hitting a tree stump that stopped the blade. The force of this bent the deck around the spindle mount. The mower never cut right again.
Can you put up some pics.
Had a few do the same thing to me. Easy to fix on the older models but a pain in the ass to fix on the newer models !!! But fixable.
All my decks are bent and dented. It's when they get holes that you worry.
If you want to know how to diagnose the problem yourself send me a pm.
i will try to get some up tomorrow.
i know a company near me and they run over 30 exmark riders and i've talked with their workers a few times and they told me most of their older 60" decks warped or were bent at some point, it can happen