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Posted June 08, 2012 - 07:46 PM

Hi everyone! It's been a while since I've been on here but I've been busy and unfortunately not as busy as I would like on my garden tractor. Any way I have couple of mower deck questions that I'm sure some of you have encountered. First my deck measures 50" across. Does that make it a 50 or a 42? Reason I ask is that I ordered bladed for a 50" deck and they are 2" longer than the ones I was replacing. The new Holland dealership said it would be a fifty so they ordered them accordingly. Second the center spindle had a little up and down slop so I put new bearings in it. Has the same amount of slop still. Is this just normal on that particular deck? The side spindles do not have any slop. This is an open side lgt if that helps.

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Posted June 09, 2012 - 12:38 AM

First, are you measuring the blade/cutting width or deck itself? Second which deck are we talking about, got a model #? Maybe some pics to get us up to speed?

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Posted June 09, 2012 - 05:48 PM

Measure the cutting width of the blades. That is the size of the deck when ordering blades. I have a 50" deck here...the overall width is well over 60"
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Posted June 09, 2012 - 08:09 PM

Here is a couple of pics.

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Posted June 09, 2012 - 08:13 PM

Double posting here sorry. Pics didn't load the first time.

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Posted June 10, 2012 - 04:07 AM

Turn it over and measure where the blades are at the widest points. That looks close to my deck. which is a 42" deck. I'll see what it measures across the top later.
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Posted June 10, 2012 - 07:43 AM

It's a 42. Too bad the blades are trash on it. They're ground down to almost a knife point. Looks like I need to get different blades and a belt then get new rear tires and I should be in business. Thanks for your help!

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Posted June 10, 2012 - 01:16 PM

Yep, just measured the top side of mine, same as yours!




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