Full deck replacement - possible (at reasonable cost)?
9 year-old Regent with a 44" deck. Under 200 hours on the motor. Runs great.
The deck, however, is probably shot. The back right roller mount to the deck rotted away last year. I got this welded back without incident, and it lasted about 95% of this season.
Now, the rest of the back of the deck is detaching. I'm going to have it looked at, but my best guess is that it's a goner.
I've seen the part price of the new deck housing (only) at something north of $1000. This seems like gouging, given the price of the entire unit new. Am i misreading something, or is my only sure-fire way out a new tractor?