I feel like I am screwed but hopefully one of you can help. I purchased a Z with 60" deck and 25 Kawi three years ago as a home owner. The unit has exactly 113 hours on it. Cut the grass today and cleaned the unit up. As I am cleaning I see one of the deck pulleys (the 6.00") has it's center completely worn out. You really do not expect to see this at 113 hours but I am thinking no big deal a new pulley can't be that much! So I Take the pulley off and discover that the broken pulley wore out the mounting bracket on the deck - that round piece of metal that is welded to the deck all pretty and powder coated. Now the simple pulley replacement becomes a huge problem. Even if I get a new pulley I cannot mount it on the worn out nub. I guess I am going to have to pull the deck, grind that piece off, and have someone weld a new one on? Does anyone have a repair for this problem and have any idea where I can get the piece that is wleded to the deck. Help please - the grass has not quite finished growing here in DE and I don't feel like hearing it from the old lady who was not too happy about my Hustler purchase in the first place. The faster I get this fixed the less crap I am going to have to hear about it!!! Hustler reps - is ther any support you can provide? Thank you!