need help with mower deck
Posted February 05, 2012 - 09:25 AM
New to the form with questions on my mower deck. I bought a belly mower deck for my tractor that I am trying to find out some information on. It was made by the Dura corporation. The tag says Dura subsidiary of the Walter Kidde co. Zanesville Oh, 43701. the model number is hard to read but it has M-54 MM the number between the 54 and MM is not visible. The serial number is 100113. any information on this mower deck would be appreciated. I got the mower deck with a Beaver tractor I was parting out. Thanks for your time in advance Ron.
Posted February 05, 2012 - 09:32 AM
New to the form. I need help with information on my mower deck. I bought a beaver tractor to part out and a belly mower came with it. I was going to use it on my tractor but I have no information on it. The tag has on it Dura then A subsidiary of the Walter Kidde co. The model number is M-54 MM the number between the 54 and MM is scratched off. The serial number is 100113. Thanks for your help in advance Ron.
Posted February 05, 2012 - 09:36 AM
Posted February 05, 2012 - 10:00 AM
Posted February 06, 2012 - 07:35 AM
Being made by Dura, it could be from a Moto-Mower.
A quick search suggests that Kidde purchased Dura in the 1960s - I'm guessing late 1960s.
The smaller moto-mower decks have a horizontal shaft and gear-boxes. Very rectangular in shape.
The larger decks have a single gear-box that runs a belt that drives the blades.
Pictures will help make this a bit less of a guess.
Posted February 06, 2012 - 05:59 PM
Posted February 07, 2012 - 12:57 AM
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Posted February 07, 2012 - 05:33 PM
Posted February 07, 2012 - 08:17 PM
If it is designed to have 6 blades, could it be an aftermarket piece you could buy for doing really nice lawns?
I bet it cuts great, take more power probably tho.
Posted August 11, 2012 - 08:38 AM
Had been painted and I could not get model/manufacturer name; now I know.... Probably still hard to get parts tho.
Posted August 12, 2012 - 10:06 AM
The following ad shows that around 1969, Moto-mower was owned by Kidde. About the same time the Moto-mower 710 and 716 models start showing up.
The time frame appears to be quite small - the next ad shows a different company for 1970:
Would be after 1967. I have a 1967 Moto-mower made by Dura.