We always want more, right? When your 48 inch mower deck starts seeming small, here's the mower deck for ya!
Actually, with no point of reference, you can't tell how big it is. So here it is next to a cub 48" deck...
It's a 72 inch John Deere deck I am refurbishing for a friend. No, it's not for a GT! Originally came off a 935 front mount mower, but the owner is planning to convert it to a 3 point finish mower. Thought y'all might get a kick out of seeing it.
The thing is a beast! Even with the mounts, spindles and hardware off of it, just the shell is too heavy to move by one person. I've been moving it around with the tractor loader.
My job is to weld up some cracks, move the mounts and scalping wheels around for the new configuration, change the mount for the new transmission and sandblast and paint.
One more picture - this is the DECK belt - the belt that runs between the spindles and the transmision - the mower is shaft drive to the pto, so no belt there. Comparing it to a fairly heavy belt off a GT midmount. Considering GT belts (from Deere) go for $30 or more, I would hate to think what this big belt would cost!