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bent deck

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Zito, Sep 1, 2006.

  1. Zito

    Zito LawnSite Member
    Messages: 40

    The deck of my Ferris 36" hydro was bent in a car accident. My repair guy says $1186 for the new deck, $150 to put it on. Do these prices sound reasonable? Can you find these used or from some third party source for less money?
  2. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,439

    is it bent so bad that you can't straighten it out yourself?
  3. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,943

    Car accident.... Wouldn't insurance cover this?
  4. Zito

    Zito LawnSite Member
    Messages: 40

    When the trailer got hit, the Ferris was lifted up on the casters, and a push mower went under it and then the Ferris came back down. Insurance wanted to total it at 30% depreciation, which did me no good because I didn't have that extra 30%. So they gave me the depreciated value minus 20% and let me keep the mower. So even if it costs me $1500, I still am better off than if they just totaled it.

    Lawnwizards, I'm not sure how to rate the severity of the damage, but I don't think I have the know-how or equipment to effect a repair. Would it require industrial tools and welding equipment, or just me, a hammer, and a taped on picture of the ex-wife?:hammerhead:

    Sorry if this post is confusing, but I was educated in Alabama.
  5. Brendan Smith

    Brendan Smith LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,195

    rofl. can't be worse than some sc districts :laugh:
  6. Turf-R-Us

    Turf-R-Us LawnSite Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 16

  7. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,025

    1100 for the deck? I dunno ferris. We recently replaced a deck on a 48" Lesco. I think the deck listed for right around 400. It was a fixed deck. If yours is floating and some of the carriage is bent up bad then maybe. I dunno.

    I will have to take a look at the prices of decks for some other brands. That seems high...but also comparing it to Lesco is not a good comparison either because their parts are cheap.
  8. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Tejas
    Messages: 2,419

    Man.. what did you have it strapped down/secured with? If the straps had a certain rating on them and they broke or something, maybe you could find fault with the company that made the straps that don't hold what they say.
  9. Lumberjack

    Lumberjack LawnSite Member
    Messages: 180

  10. General Landscaping

    General Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 801

    Got any good fab shops in the area? Let them take a look.

    Got any pics of the damage?

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