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#1 george d OFFLINE  

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Posted November 07, 2013 - 10:13 AM

hi I recently bought a Ariens GT20 (1994) with the flexflo deck. The previous owner said it was a ride over deck.I tried removing it off by using his method but not much luck.Are there any tips I might use to ease the remove/install? I called Ariens support and they said the info was in the owners manual.NOT THERE!!! Any help would be great. 

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Posted November 07, 2013 - 11:22 AM

Hello George and welcome to GTTalk!  :wave:

 

I'm not familiar with that particular model but I do have several garden tractors theat have 'drive over" decks.  Usually there is a need to immobilize the deck so it won't just roll along with the tractor.  If you are on a grassy area drive a couple of large screwdrivers or small pry bars in the dirt to hold the deck in place.   If you are in a garage with a concrete floor you may have to tie the deck to a wall to keep it stationary.   Also if you have some small scraps of 2x4 you can make short ramps to aid the tires in climbing up and over the deck.  Sometimes I just jack up the front axle of the tractor and slide the deck out the side.   Hope that helps and Best of luck!! 

 

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Posted November 07, 2013 - 11:28 AM

Welcome George to GTTalk ! 


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Posted November 07, 2013 - 12:41 PM

Hello and welcome! :wave:


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Posted November 07, 2013 - 04:53 PM

Welcome to GTTalk George. I think you should try to find out exactly what you have there. If you can find a manual it would help a lot in figuring out the correct way to deal with the deck. I'm not that knowledgeable on Ariens but I have never heard of this type of deck. Have you checked our Manuals section to see if there is any info. there. 


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Posted November 07, 2013 - 05:20 PM

Welcome to the forums George!

 

 The deck I have has little ramps to drive over. I am assuming that yours might be set up the same, but missing the ramps. There would be a 1/4" hole inline with the front tire front and back where a peg in the ramp would set. My camera is down at the moment or I would get a picture of my set. With these ramps the deck usually doesn't slide to much. The ramp is about 12" long, 3" wide and made of about 5/16 th steel.


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Posted November 07, 2013 - 09:19 PM

I found that these ramps are still in stock supposedly. I think a small steel shop would be able to make a set very easy too. 


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Posted November 08, 2013 - 07:47 AM

Thanks to all  I got the cutting deck off by jacking the front up.        it was much easier than tryiny to drive over.

                                           Thanks Again, Gerorge



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Posted November 08, 2013 - 08:09 PM

I remember mounting my dad's deck without using the ramps. Just tough to get it off without tho. Good to hear you got there.



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Posted November 10, 2013 - 08:37 AM

I found a picture of a set.$T2eC16ZHJGYE9noojedPBSGsqMs,DQ~~60_57.J


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