Best Way to Cut Out Deck??

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by rchmiel, Aug 17, 2005.

  1. rchmiel

    rchmiel LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 1

    I've got a ATZ with a 72" deck - what is the best way to enlarge the opening, hacksaw, oxy-acetylene torch, plasma cutter. Any suggestions?

    Once I start cutting there is no going back and I want to know what others have done - to save me making a mistake.

    Bob in Houston
     
  2. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Posts: 9,761

    I have seen dealers do it easily with a die grinder and cutting disc.

    Pj
     
  3. Dozer_Fan

    Dozer_Fan LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    I just bought an 03' ATZ with the 72in deck. Did you end up enlarging the discharge opening? If so please give me some details. Thanks!

    :drinkup:
     
  4. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Posts: 9,761

    Yes.
    E-mail me and I can send you the information you need.

    Pj
     
  5. homemower

    homemower LawnSite Member
    from Ray,Mi
    Posts: 34

    There is a diagram for this .if you have it I used a sawsall and a hand grinder to smooth out the edges but first you need to reweld under side of the deck
    about an 1 1/2 in. towards the back as this peice you are cutting out is the old weld in all 1 1/2 wide x 15 deg. towards the back of the deck you will love
    the difference if you have a bagger ck the opening first
     
  6. cbelawn

    cbelawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 91

    a 4" grinder with cutoff blade... Very easy!
     

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