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21 metro exmark with cracked deck

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by E & J Pro Turf, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. E & J Pro Turf

    E & J Pro Turf LawnSite Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 122

    Its about a year old and has a 3 in long crack on the deck. Any ideas on repairs or should I contact exmark? I bought it used and it might have been there when I bought it and spread.

    Thanks for any ideas.
  2. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,177

    To stop it, take a drill and drill a 1/8" to 3/16" inch hole at the end of each crack. This will prevent it from getting any bigger for now. Since its a cast aluminum deck, its got a 50% chance of being able to be welded. Find someone in your area that welds aluminum and find the oldest guy in the shop to do to. Welding cast aluminum is a ***** and not a lot of people can weld it.

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