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Old 02-22-2010, 08:08 PM   post #1 of 29
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I have the chance to pick up a mower deck and mule drive for my sears for 75-100 bucks in good shape. I was wondering if this is a good deal. Also how well do these decks cut.
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Old 02-22-2010, 08:09 PM   post #2 of 29
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mine cut very well. 3 blade 42 inch i think? i dont mow with em often tho.
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Old 02-22-2010, 08:23 PM   post #3 of 29
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sounds like a really good deal. i dont know how they mow, but im sure others will
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Old 02-22-2010, 08:30 PM   post #4 of 29
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This is a shot of what my 42" does. They don't have the wheels on the corners like most seem to these days, so it will scalp uneven ground pretty easily, but I'm pretty happy with it.
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Old 02-22-2010, 09:14 PM   post #5 of 29
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Well i havent decided if im gonna buy it yet or not. I have my race mower to finish up for when the season starts in may so i dont know if im gonna buy it or not. If i do ill be sure to post pics.
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Old 02-22-2010, 09:28 PM   post #6 of 29
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Mine does a good job,though maybe not as good as the 46" deck on my Yard-Man that has wheels and higher blade speed..its definately more rugged than the deck on the Yard-Man!..

There are a few different styles of Suburban mower decks,the one I got has the "sissors" type lift arrangement,I was told those came on the later models made in the 70's,but it fit my '67's and '68 by using the brackets that bolted to the tractor it was originally mated too,I had to get some off a later parts tractor for mine..You'd be hard pressed to find a Suburban mower deck here for less than 100 bucks complete,in decent condition..only seen one for 50 bucks a few months ago on CL--.
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Old 02-24-2010, 11:19 AM   post #7 of 29
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I have one for my 73 Sears, and I mowed with it for many years. It tends to plug in wet grass, but otherwise cuts well. Mine has a reinforcing plate under the lift lever, where it started to tear from using the lift lever to bang the deck up and down to clear jams. If it's in decent shape, I'd jump on that offer. The more attachments for your tractor, the better, especially custom mounted attachments.
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Old 02-24-2010, 04:49 PM   post #8 of 29
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Well i asked the guy and he took 75 bucks for the deck all the lift arms the muledrive and the engagment lever. I think i did pretty good.
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Old 02-24-2010, 07:17 PM   post #10 of 29
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Well i asked the guy and he took 75 bucks for the deck all the lift arms the muledrive and the engagment lever. I think i did pretty good.
good deal!! Now for the pictures, Skeeter!
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Old 02-24-2010, 07:19 PM   post #11 of 29
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Yeah its about an hour away so im going to pic it up saturday morning. Ill be sure to post pics when i get it.
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Old 02-27-2010, 03:56 PM   post #12 of 29
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Well i got the deck and some other stuff. I was loading up the deck when the guys like, do you need any other parts because i have the parts tractor in the garage. Im like yeah i need a seat bracket and a wheel hub because one of mine is cracked. So i got the deck and everything for 85 bucks. The guy only wanted ten bucks for the hub and seat bracket and a tail light. All in all it was a prett good day. Heres some pics. Their not very good because our barns dark inside.
Heres the deck with every thing else sitting on it.

the mule drive

And my sears (aka) Clint after my favorite actor Clint Eastwood
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Alright i was tryin to mount up the deck today just for fun and i couldnt get it on their right. When i hook it up it hits the front tires. Could someone post a couple pics of how it should hook up.
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Old 03-02-2010, 10:22 AM   post #14 of 29
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Any help with my question about how it mounts? I could use pics if you have them.
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anyone have a pic? dang i feel like im talkin to myself here. lol
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