Oh man, thanks! I never would have thought to look at the deck like that. Trouble is, there's no grass around in the middle of February to try it so I would have to rely on site. I was more concerned with the engine and trans axle but you got me thinking in a new direction.See if you can test mow a section of grass or crawl under the deck and see if the blade tips line up to each other. The deck is so thin that if the previous owner struck anything while cutting grass, you would be able to tell right away. Neighbor across the street has a D110 and sure enough, he scalped a tree root. Next thing you know, he had the undesirable striping in his yard. Blades never bent, but the deck did. Had to reinforce his deck at the spindles with 1/4” thick metal rings to beef it up enough to keep it cutting even again. Other than that, his tractor seems to run good.