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New Deck Project

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by JimQ, Oct 5, 2007.

  1. JimQ

    JimQ LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,139

    What do you think?

    I've been playing around out in the shop a little bit. I decided I wanted a bullet-proof deck. No more bent shells, no more bent anti-scalp wheel brackets.

    7 ga shell
    1/4" deck plate
    5/16" anti-scalp roller brackets with gussets
    1/2" x 2" bump strip

    It's a work in progress. Anyone have any suggestions? If you could custom build your own deck what kind of things would you do? What features or design aspects would your dream deck have?


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  2. Sweet Tater

    Sweet Tater LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,123

    Thats a serious deck. I don't think I could add any decent suggestions.
  3. deereman

    deereman LawnSite Senior Member
    from USA
    Messages: 518

    Nice! What in the world will that mount too? What kind of discharge you got there?(opening) Looks very heavy.
  4. Leaf Jockey

    Leaf Jockey LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 376

    Put some orange paint on it and it looks like it would fit under a Husky. My dream deck would have a built in discharge blocker. It might also have some type of skirt to prevent leaves from blowing out around the edges. I've had some luck with those water hose attachments on small decks. Not sure if it would work good for cleaning large decks.
    How much does this deck weigh compared to a similar sized deck?


    WREBELMACHINE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,089

    If that had been under my mega max I might have kept it. That and decent spindles and a decent distribator.
  6. BanvilleLawnCare

    BanvilleLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 190

    I agree that's gotta weigh like 400-500lbs. It definetly looks bulletproof. Have you had alot of problems with other decks not holding up?
  7. T Total Lawncare

    T Total Lawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from The deep south
    Messages: 1,378

    Sorry Q I pm'd you before I looked at the forum. Oops
  8. BanvilleLawnCare

    BanvilleLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 190

    btw, that is some good fabrication work!

    WREBELMACHINE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,089

    I and many others had terrible trouble with decks and spindles.
  10. Langford2000

    Langford2000 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 222

    What kind of baffling are you going to have under the deck?

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