Does anyone know if any new mowers are painted/coated with powder coating process instead of paint. What have your experiences been with it?
I'll take some friendly exception to that statement. GX335... I mow wet grass sometimes and often wash out my 48C '04 mower deck with garden hose tap water (GASP!) NO RUST on or under the deck since new. However, right inboard of the right rubber "floor mat" I see a patch of rust about 1½" long and 3/4" showing to where it runs under the mat. There's no scuffs from my shoes in that area, it's never been nicked or hit there and when I wash the entire tractor, like the deck, I blow it off with the big Stihl leaf blower... and it's just "breaking out" in rust... Just lucky again, I guess.Deere has since figured out how to do it correctly.