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post #1 of 10 Old 05-29-2019, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
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Tractor is scheduled for the shop tomorrow. Probably there 2 weeks. Cut grass extra short tonight. Hit a big rock. Bent the __________ out of the deck. This is all that's left!

Well, not really, but that's what I told my wife. Amazingly, she didn't hear the huge clunk and the stop of the tractor, then a LOT of pounding (with the back side of an axe-the biggest thing I own to bend metal) because the blades hit...

so, I left it for the pros tomorrow and fired up the self propelled. After 1/2 hour and not even 1/16 of our yard, I was done. Not because the grass was cut, but so I would still be alive. (note, not dying was an option, NOT moving to a condo or something!)

Some enchanted evening this was.

Now that I got that off my chest, I'll be posting for advice on another thread...

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p.s. the photo is the part under the blower chute I ended up twisting off because it was stuck up inside the deck.
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A little J.B. weld and some elbow grease and you have it back to original condition! (well trying to keep a positive spin on it for you!) Sorry 'bout the damage to the deck. Time to invest in a 2 lb. hammer and a large crescent wrench. Hope the pro's get you all set up again!

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Yeah, you definitely need to invest in a proper BFH.
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A BIG hammer and some duct tape and it will be good as new. Remember, you can tell the quality of the craftsmanship by the smoothness of the duct tape.

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lol! True-with a big enough hammer and duct tape, you can fix darn near everything!

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If it canít be fixed with duct tape and a hammer, you have an electrical problem.
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post #8 of 10 Old 05-31-2019, 08:14 AM
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Did the same thing with my Wheelhorse when the deck nose wheel caught on roots. Took it off and beat it out with a 4lb hammer. Back on and away we went.

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The self inflicted pain of mowing to close. Not good for the grass or the mower. At least it do not throw parts of what ever it hit at you.
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The self inflicted pain of mowing to close.
Not necessarily. I bent mine with the deck all the way up. Silver maple roots stick way up.

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