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#1 C130A Flight Engineer OFFLINE  

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Posted February 23, 2012 - 11:02 PM

I was finally able to complete the mower deck reassembly for the 900 today. I put the deck on the tractor and mowed 2 acres of grass, it worked "almost" like new!

The powder coat shop accidentally coated the hangers black instead of green. At first I was VERY unhappy, but it kind of gowns on you and I can repaint them green later if I want.



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Edited by C130A Flight Engineer, February 23, 2012 - 11:04 PM.


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Posted February 23, 2012 - 11:19 PM

Looks great! :thumbs:

There's nothing like cutting grass for the first time after a mower deck restoration

Do you plan on keeping those side hood decals on there?

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Posted February 23, 2012 - 11:35 PM

That mower deck looks great! Sorry to hear that the shop painted the hangers the wrong color, but when it's mounted, you'd have to do a head stand to see them. It probably looks better than the day it rolled out of the factory! Nice work and congrats!

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Posted February 24, 2012 - 05:06 AM

Your deck looks great on there. I'm glad it is working good for you.

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Posted February 24, 2012 - 05:18 AM

Looking good! :thumbs:

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Posted February 24, 2012 - 05:20 AM

That deck looks great,nice job.

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Posted February 24, 2012 - 06:37 AM

Saying Wow !!! just doesn't seem to be enough :good_job: black hangers or not I'd give that a :smiley-score010:

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Posted February 24, 2012 - 07:15 AM

Very nice, I like that color green.

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Posted February 24, 2012 - 08:48 AM

i like the black hangers. it almost breaks up the green. coulda been worse. atleast they didnt paint them pink or something lol.

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Posted February 24, 2012 - 10:35 AM

Looks great! :thumbs:

There's nothing like cutting grass for the first time after a mower deck restoration

Do you plan on keeping those side hood decals on there?


The incorrect side hood decals HAVE to go, thouse are the Maple Hunter ones I bought. Seems I heard about someone with a line on the correct ones :laughingteeth: . . . .

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Posted February 24, 2012 - 11:52 AM

That is a nice restore. The deck looks brand new. Congrats.

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Posted February 24, 2012 - 03:31 PM

The incorrect side hood decals HAVE to go, thouse are the Maple Hunter ones I bought. Seems I heard about someone with a line on the correct ones :laughingteeth: . . . .


LOL

When your ready for the repro's to be made let me know :thumbs:

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Posted February 24, 2012 - 03:54 PM

All i can say is VERY VERY NICE!!!

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Posted February 24, 2012 - 07:17 PM

Looks nice! I am doing the same thing with my deck for my 1050.Bearings,pulleys, belts and blades it all adds up money wise! I will add some pic's when I get it done.

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Posted February 24, 2012 - 07:35 PM

Looks nice! I am doing the same thing with my deck for my 1050.Bearings,pulleys, belts and blades it all adds up money wise! I will add some pic's when I get it done.


Even though it costs a few hundred to rebuild the decks I think its well worth it considering the decks cost $185 new in 1968.

According to a price inflation calculator
$185.00 in 1968 had the same buying power as $1,196.11 in 2011.
Annual inflation over this period was 4.44%.




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