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Mower deck needs repair

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Vintage, May 14, 2001.

  1. Vintage

    Vintage LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    I have a 48" w/b and the deck is separated where the top meets the side. This is from years of mowing sand. LOL!
    Anyway what is the best way of fixing this, right now I just have a couple of L brackets holding it together.
    Should I bring it to a metal shop and have it welded, or consider buying a new deck, or just leave the L brackets on it?
  2. ScottH

    ScottH LawnSite Member
    Messages: 60

    you don't say how badly the top plate is separated, but I would suggest that you have it re-welded. make sure they weld the top plate level or you may always have problems obtaining a nice cut.
  3. ChadsLawn

    ChadsLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,110

    i had a 1/4" steel plate welded to the top of my deck..no more sand blasting

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