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bent deck

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by buster, Jun 14, 2002.

  1. buster

    buster LawnSite Member
    Posts: 11

    it appears i have done it this time. i have bent the deck on my mower, and it looks like i will have to replace the brackets for it to line up straight. it is a 42" wizzard mower sold bu western auto, and made by mtd. i know this is a cheap mower, but has been very reliable in the past. i mow 5 properties, all about 1/2 acre each, for free. has anyone had any experience in replacing the brackets or the deck. what is the expected cost?
  2. Albemarle Lawn

    Albemarle Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,544

    Now that your mower is toast, you can no longer mow for free.

    A penny saved is a penny earned, and now that you are no longer mowing, well, that's like having more income!

  3. Flex-Deck

    Flex-Deck LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,846

    Ken - You are so right LMAO - he is saving booko bucks as long as it is in the shop - I know because I mow my church-cemetary and a couple of widows in town for the same "0".:D
  4. smalltime

    smalltime LawnSite Member
    Posts: 38

    A 16 pound sledge will get it "close enough". I've had a mower like that before. They actually do a nice job of cutting, but the decks, frames, etc, are weak. I would find a local lawn mower junkyard to find a salvaged deck. They are out there, I know of two in my county.

  5. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    I had to replace the deck on my MTD made rider about 8 years ago. It cost me $1200. The replacement deck came with a used Woods 36" single hydro walk-behind attached to it. The best thing I ever did.

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