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bent deck on exmark

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bjm95, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. bjm95

    bjm95 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 52

    got a 60 inch exmark with I believe a bent deck. Is this common?
  2. MikeKle

    MikeKle LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,253

    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.
  3. bjm95

    bjm95 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 52

    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.
  4. Mrplowcjc

    Mrplowcjc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 81

    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.
  5. integrityman

    integrityman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,713

    Can you put up some pics.
  6. vanncann

    vanncann LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 456

    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.
  7. LandscapeSavannah

    LandscapeSavannah LawnSite Member
    from Georgia
    Posts: 112

    All my decks are bent and dented. It's when they get holes that you worry.
  8. Oldtimer

    Oldtimer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,458

    If you want to know how to diagnose the problem yourself send me a pm.

  9. bjm95

    bjm95 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 52

    i will try to get some up tomorrow.
  10. groundskeeperllc

    groundskeeperllc LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 728

    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

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