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Jd Decks ????

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LakeMurrayLawns, Apr 30, 2004.

  1. LakeMurrayLawns

    LakeMurrayLawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    Has anyone else experienced John Deere decks blowing out quick? I have a two year old JD and the deck has already been welded once with a hole and another hole appeared last week. Another trip to the welder!!!

    All the manufacturers claim to have the strongest deck, who do you think has the best deck??
  2. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,378

    If its only 2 years old then it should be covered under warrenty. I can't imagine a deck getting a hole in it after only 2 years. I had a 1976 JD tractor that the deck was still solid when it was sold 2 years ago.
  3. lawnGUYnMD

    lawnGUYnMD LawnSite Member
    Posts: 72

    I have a 4 year old deere and no problem here. Talk to your dealer they should be able to help you.
  4. imograss

    imograss LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 796

    No problem with the decks on any of the Deeres I use.
  5. QuikKutLawn

    QuikKutLawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 36

    What deck on what machine?
  6. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,496

    Geez, theswe things are 7 gauge...how do you blow a hole in them?
    I don't know if it is far back as 2 years, but I can tell you that Deere has done a world of improvements on their decks recently (the past 1-2 years).
  7. LakeMurrayLawns

    LakeMurrayLawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    This is a 42 converta deck on a LT 160. The blow out is just behnd the outlet on the right side.
  8. QuikKutLawn

    QuikKutLawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 36

    Ok... that explains a lot. That deck is one of Deere's residential decks, it was never made for commercial use. Not surprising that it would have a problem being used commercially.
  9. What the heck are you cutting! I can't imagine even a residential deck blowing out after 2 yrs cutting decent grass. Sand and dirt will trash a deck quick.
  10. Pecker

    Pecker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,454

    Could it have been eaten away by fertilizer or something?


    A bag of old fertilzer got a hole torn in the side of the bag in the shed a few years ago and it completely ate through the leg and wheel off a brand new commercial grade steel (painted) fish cooker that we'd only used once! We got it fixed back good as new, but what a wake-up call!

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