If one would have purchased a new 42" mower deck for a 1050, (back in 1969 or so), what would have been included with the purchase? Would the attachment hardware for the tractor be included with the deck, or would that have been an item that would have been purchased separately?
Along the same vein... if you were buying or selling a used deck today, would you include, or expect to have included, the tractor mounted hardware?
The deck I obtained with my parts tractor is not recommended for my 900. I'm working on a deal to swap it for a plow and blower, and I'm not sure if I should include the attachment hardware or just the deck. I may eventually pick up a 38" deck, and will obviously need to mount it.
I should add that the mounting hardware came off of the 1050 parts tractor, but seems to fit my 900. I'm unsure if it fits the smaller decks for the 900.
Thanks in advance!
If you look at the parts list for the #18457 mower deck (42"): http://gardentractor...457-01-42inpdf/ it will show everything that was shipped with the mower deck.
Once the hanger assy (ref #60) was fastened to the tractor, there was no reason to remove it if other attachments were used. ...The hanger assy was painted brown/cordovan to match the tractor, while the universal joint & deck were green. ...The rods (#19) and clevises (#17) were cad-plated, not painted.
The 800,900,1000, 650,750,850,1050 tractors all used the same hardware and were interchangeable. .....All of the green decks were either 32", 38" or 42" cut. ...Later model tube-frame decks (red, black, dark-green) had several different styles of mounting.
The # 18442 (32") mower deck: http://gardentractortalk.com/forums/files/file/1418-18442-03-32inpdf/
and the #18446 (38") mower deck: http://gardentractor...-01-02-38inpdf/ all show the same hardware.
You can try using the 42" deck on your 900 tractor. ...It will fit. ....If you are not trying to cut tall grass, or mow to fast, it should work. ....If you are trying to be "period correct," then, yes, you should get the proper 38" or 32" deck.