OK, Simple Blade Question

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by gl1200a, May 19, 2004.

  1. gl1200a

    gl1200a LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 512

    I am new to all of this and need to order some more blades for my mower. I have a John Deere 727A Z-Trak ZTR w/ 54" deck. I want to order blades from J Thomas. They weren't any help so I'll ask you folks.

    Do I have a mid-mount deck or a crank deck? Those are the only two options for J Deere 54" decks. It should seem obvious, but after talking to the gal who answered the phone at Thomas she seemed to think I had a crank deck since cranks are held on to by chain links.

    Thank you.
  2. imograss

    imograss LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 796

    You should have a mid mount, the crank decks were older models thats how they adjusted the cutting hight crank. Measure your blade and also the center hole then cross them over to make sure you are ordering the correct blade.
  3. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,087

    You have a mid mount mower.... Mid Mount deck

    The crank deck was on the old old walks, they should know that.
    Hate to be sexist, but that "gal" has no business answering parts calls.
  4. gl1200a

    gl1200a LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 512

    Well the tech staff were all busy. She should have just said, "I don't know".

    Thank you!

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