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Cub Cadet 301 48" Mower Deck Restoration

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#61 mike912e OFFLINE  

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Posted March 26, 2015 - 01:50 PM

All parts installed except for the chute deflector . I also have the three blades and the graphite coating to apply underneath . I have four ball-lock pins at the wheel adjustment holes and plan on tethering them in place with braided steel fishing line . Close ! Real close . Thanks to everyone for the encouragement and suggestions along the way .

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Posted March 26, 2015 - 06:42 PM

Great job on that deck! Thanks for taking us along!


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Posted March 26, 2015 - 06:49 PM

:thumbs:  Great Job :dancingbanana:


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Posted March 26, 2015 - 10:05 PM

Very nice job! Thanks for sharing your deck restoration with us! You'll probably be putting that deck to work pretty soon.


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Posted March 27, 2015 - 07:01 PM

The two remaining parts are at the powder coater and I'll be picking them up either Monday or Tuesday . It's a 40 mile round trip ! Then sharpen the mower blades and install them . Then to roll the deck over bottom side up to add the graphite coating to the bottom surfaces . I hope this makes cleaning the grass residue off of the deck easier . We'll see ! Thanks for following along . Still a little way to go yet . Bear with me just a little longer .
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Posted March 28, 2015 - 05:31 AM

It looks like new again. :thumbs:  Won't you be scared to use it? Being it could get a scratch.... :smilewink:


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Posted March 28, 2015 - 06:15 AM

It looks like new again. :thumbs:  Won't you be scared to use it? Being it could get a scratch.... :smilewink:

Thanks for the compliment , but all my equipment gets used . That's also the beauty of powder coat ; it's a lot tougher than paint . Besides that it was getting quiet rusty and I needed to address that issue anyway . I'll be posting pictures of the remaining work as it progresses .
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Posted April 03, 2015 - 09:32 AM

Just about done ! Bottom side of deck has been sprayed with the graphite coating . After it dried I rubbed it with my finger and it appears to be quiet slick . We'll give it a try this Spring/Sunmmer and see how it holds up .

Notice the 5 gallon gas can in the background . I plan on making a mount for the front of one of the narrow frames to hold the full can . Nothing worse than running out of gas !

I plan on leaving this thread open and posting Summer end pictures of the deck, especially the bottom side .

Now it's time to start tilling the gardens as soon as the dirt dries out somewhat .
I took a picture of the 2206 with the tiller and snow thrower mounted, as I'm not sure what the weather's going to do from one day to the next !

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Posted April 03, 2015 - 06:24 PM

I'd say you have things covered no matter what happens!


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Posted May 09, 2015 - 09:56 AM

Update :
I've been using the restored deck for a couple of weeks so far and it appears to be doing a great job . My only concern is that there is quite a bit of grass adhering to the exit opening, so I have to assume that it's sticking to the bottom of the deck as well . I'll continue cutting grass for a few more weeks, pull the deck and see what's happening .
I must have it adjusted properly as the grass looks great after being mowed . Nice and smooth with no uneven areas . I went over all the grease fittings, giving them a quick shot of grease before using it the first time . Runs quiet, which is good, as it was somewhat noisy when operating before the restoration . I'll continue to keep everyone informed as time progresses .
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Posted May 09, 2015 - 09:58 AM

Glad it is working well for you.


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Posted May 09, 2015 - 10:32 AM

Sounds like it is working fine. I have to clean under mine after each mowing with a metal 6n1 putty knife, sometimes twice, once after the front 1-1/2 acres, then after the back 1-1/2 acre. I usually can fill a 5 gallon bucket with each cleaning.



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Posted May 09, 2015 - 12:21 PM

Very well done project one thing I noticed is the color of the gas can. Yellow is in many places used to designate for diesel or other fuels. Some gas stations I have use will not let you fill a can with gas unless it is red in color. I know some of them have said something about liability problems.

 

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Posted May 09, 2015 - 05:48 PM

Today's Mowing, Cleaned under the deck twice, and top once. Then pressure washed. It was a wet mow, but enjoyable. Got sideways in the front ditch, still 2" of water in there, then some mudding through a stream out back. All is cleaned up now.

 

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Posted May 17, 2015 - 02:39 PM

Very well done project one thing I noticed is the color of the gas can. Yellow is in many places used to designate for diesel or other fuels. Some gas stations I have use will not let you fill a can with gas unless it is red in color. I know some of them have said something about liability problems.
 
Charlie

Charlie,
I'll be painting a big red and black "I" and " H " on both sides and will indicate that it's for gas only ( even though I'll be the only one using it ) .
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